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Curtains Cast Requirements

Curtains-Cast-Requirements

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 Character

Gender

Part Size

Playing Age

Voice

Description

Audition Pieces (Spoken)

Audition Pieces (Sung) 

Lieutenant Frank Cioffi Male Lead 40s  Baritone

Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.

Pgs 18-19

Pg 49

Coffee Shop Mornings - pgs 90-93, bars 1-24

A Tough Act To Follow - pgs 225-228

Niki Harris Female Lead 20s - early 30s  Soprano Pretty, naive ingenue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit soprano and good comic timing. Pgs 83-84

In The Same Boat #1 - pgs 100-101

A Tough Act To Follow - pgs 228-231, bars 44-64

Georgia Hendricks Female Lead 30s - 40s  

Mezzo-Soprano

Female half of our songwriting team. She ends up taking on the leading lady role. She must sing and dance well. Pgs 61-62 (read Carmen's lines)

Thinking Of Him, pgs 52-56

Thinking Of Missing The Music, pgs 222-224, bars 24-end

Carmen Bernstein Female  Supporting 45 - 65  Alto Brassy Broadway producer. She is a terrific comedic actress who sings well Pgs 106-107

Show People, pgs 66-69, bars 1-26

Its A Business, pgs 180-187, bars 1-74

Aaron Fox Male  Lead 40s Baritone  The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting parnter, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he's separated. He's a sexy, charming ladies man. Pgs 76-77 I Miss The Music, pgs 102-114, bars 1-79
Sidney Bernstein Male  Ensemble late 50s - mid 60s  Spoken The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Actor should have good comic timing. Pgs 27-28

N/A

Christopher Belling Male  Supporting 40 - 60  Baritone English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic lead actor. Pgs 13-14 Show People, pgs 76-79 (sing all lines)
Bambi Bernet Female  Supporting early 20s - early 30s  Soprano Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is a good dancer/comidienne who sings well. Pgs 73-74 In The Same Boat#1, pg 100
Daryl Grady Male  Featured 30s  Spoken A theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town try-outs Pgs 101-102 N/A
Johnny Harmon Male  Featured 40s - 50s  Spoken The stage manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character man who is gruff but loveable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process. Pgs 85-86 N/A
Oscar Shapiro Male  Featured 45 - 65  Baritone The general manager. He is an agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Requires a good comic actor who sings. Pg 58 What Kind Of Man, pgs 41-43. For audition sing ALL lines
Bobby Pepper Male  Supporting 20s - early 30s  Baritone The choreographer and lead dancer. He is a strong singer who dances well. Pgs 79-80 In The Same Boat#2, pgs 177-179
Jessica Cranshaw Female  Featured 30s - 40s  Soprano Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show-within-the-show and gets murdered on its opening night. Pgs 1-2 Wide Open Spaces Reprise, pgs 27-28. Sing straight once, and repeat out of tune.
Randy             In The Same Boat#2, pgs 177-179
Harv             In The Same Boat#2, pgs 177-179
               

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