It's a Bird...It;s A Plane... It's Superman is a 1966 Broadway musical coming to The Kweskin Theatre in June and Curtain Call is holding open auditions for all roles, including the high-flying title character. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 7pm to approximately 10pm in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Brian J. Bianco is directing, music direction is by George Croom and choreography is by Donna Fox.
Superman, the musical is a family musical which recreates all of the sound and fun of the 1960's written by the same composer who gave us Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause and many, many more. It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane..It’s Superman is the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. Additionally, there is tension between Superman and a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper because of the superhero’s attraction to Lois Lane.
"I've been looking forward to doing this show for many, many years," said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call's executive director. "And it's a hell of a lot more fun then Spiderman the musical and way less expensive," he added jokingly. A recent NYC production in the Encores series as well as one at Goodspeed Opera House have kept the show in forefront of Ursone's planning.
Curtain Call is casting the following roles:
Clark Kent/Superman (Male) Baritone. LEADING MAN. 25-40 Athletic abilities a plus; Amazing physical actor with strong Baritone voice. Handsome, chiseled .Height 6’ or taller. Actor portrays the classic “cartoon/comic book” character tongue in cheek with conviction. (NOT like the contemporary movie versions). Must be able to go from Meek and mild reporter, to suave superhero in a moment.
Max Mencken (Male) Tenor. Must be good looking, narcissistic, suave and conniving. The Star columnist at the Daily Planet who is out to expose Superman’s true identity. He loathes Superman in every way. Good mover. COMEDY actor would be great. Playing age 25 – 50 or so.
Abner Sedgwick (Male) Tenor. 40’s-60’s The mad scientist. He teams up with Max to fight Superman. Physical comedy role.
Lois Lane (Female) 20’s-30’s Mezzo with upper range. Leading lady with good comedy chops. Height any. Incredible actress/singer. Must be able to hold the stage and has genuine love for Superman.
Reporter at the DAILY PLANET. Sydney (Female) Alto/Mezzo. with good belt. Height any. A few years older than Lois Lane. Good dancer. Max Mencken’s secretary, who is wisecracking and seductive. Sings the hit song “You’ve Got Possibilities” (Linda Lavin played her on Broadway)
Jim Morgan (Male) 30’s. Lyric Baritone. Dr. Sedgwick’s assistant, pleasant young man who is interested in Lois Lane himself.
Father (Male) Baritone. 40’s-60’s. Evil head of a family of acrobats who are also criminals.
Alex ( (Female or Male) 18-35 Tenor. (Acrobatic abilities helpful)
Pat (Female or Male) 18-35 Character singer (Acrobatic abilities helpful)
Danny (Female or Male) 18-35 Character singer (Acrobatic abilities helpful)
Blare (Female or male) 18-35 Character singer (Acrobatic abilities helpful)
Casey (Female or male) 18-35 Character singer (Acrobatic abilities helpful)
Perry White (Male) Baritone. 40’s-60’s Editor of the Daily Planet. Actor/singer
ENSEMBLE ROLES. (MALE AND FEMALE) Actors and actresses all ages who move well to play: Citizens of Metropolis (Parents/kids), M.I.T. Students, City Hall Guide, Policemen, Crooks, Suspects, Bank Guard, Tourists, Photographers and Planet Employees.
More information is available at www.curtaincallinc.com or by calling 203-329-8207. Curtain Call is the non-profit community-based theatre company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue in Stamford. Year-round productions and workshops are presented by and for area residents in The Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre.
Curtain Call was voted Fairfield County's BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP ten years running in the Annual Readers' Poll of The Fairfield County Weekly and has received similar BEST OF awards from Stamford Magazine and StamfordPlus magazine for 2008 through 2016. Curtain Call received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2011 and the ACE Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.