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News : Entertainment Oct 28, 2016 - 1:40:14 AM


Auditions for The Who's Tommy at Curtain Call begin 10/30

By Curtain Call





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In May 1969, just as America was getting ready to put a man on the moon, "across the pond" in England, the classic rock band, The Who, released the album that would decades later become the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Who's Tommy! Stamford will have it's first production of this hit musical in February 2017, in Curtain Call's Kweskin Theatre.

Auditions for this large-cast production will be held Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31, from 7pm to 10pm, both nights, in The Kweskin Theatre, The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show and should bring sheet music in the correct key. A brief dance combination may be taught as well. All roles are open. Nonunion performers only.

Casting the following roles:

Captain Walker: Male, 30-40; A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Range: F3-C#5; Cousin Kevin: Male, 18-25; A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success. Range: Ab2-B4; Gypsy: Female, 25-35; A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Range: G3-F5; Mrs. Walker: Female, 25-35; A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife. Range: G3-D6; Sally Simpson: Female, 15-18; A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Range: F3-D5; The Specialist: Male, 30-45; A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son. Range: G#3-F4; Tommy/Narrator: Male, 18-25; An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son. Range: Db3-B4; Tommy: Age 4/6; Tommy: Age 10/12; Uncle Ernie: Male, 30-45; A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle. Range: G2-Bb4 and Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+, to play Soldiers, Nurses, Harlots, Lads and Lasses, Guards, and Reporters.

Full details on rehearsals and performances may be found at www.curtaincallinc.com. Additional questions: write info@curtaincallinc.com or call 203-461-6358 x11.




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