Equinox Theatre Company Announces:
Auditions for the Regional Premiere of
Cry-Baby the Musical
Directed by Deb Flomberg-Rollins
Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for the fourth show of its 10th season. Cry-Baby The Musical auditions will be held May 12 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be held May 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM also at The Bug Theatre.
Performances will be July 27 through August 19, Fri and Sat nights at 7:30 PM, plus Industry Night on Thursday, August 9th at 7:30 PM. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 and weeknight evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and will be split between The Bug Theatre and a room at the John Hand Theatre/Colorado Free University facility.
This is a non-equity production; a small stipend is paid at the end of the run.
Please note – you must be over 18 to audition for this production.
Please visit www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com and click on “Auditions” from there you’ll see a link to the Sign-up Genius page for these auditions.
16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. No CDs or A Capella auditions, an accompanist will be provided.
Please bring your headshot and resume along with all your conflicts through August 18, 2018.
About the show: Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of “The Daily Show.”
It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky-clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.
Seeking: 3M, 6F plus ensemble
Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker (M 20s) - The leader of the gang known as the ‘Drapes.’ A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel but has a sensitive side. Vocal range top: Bb4. Vocal range bottom: B2
Allison Vernon-Williams (F 20s) - A pretty, fun and intelligent girl. She is a square but wants to be a Drape. Vocal range top: Gb5. Vocal range bottom: E3
Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams (F 40s – 60s) – Allison’s protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic timing a must. Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: C3
Dupree W. Dupree (M 20s) – Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker’s best friend and fellow Drape. He is always energetic and positive. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: B2
Baldwin Blandish (M 20s) - Allison’s boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called “the Whiffles” and has strong political opinions. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: C3
Pepper Walker (F 20s) – Cry Baby’s tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: A3
Wanda Woodward (F 20s) – A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and ‘pure’ girl. E5. Vocal range bottom: A3
Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski (F 20s) – A Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3
Lenora Frigid (F 20s) – A square who desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby. Vocal range top: Gb5. Vocal range bottom: F#3
Ensemble (M and F 20s – 30s) – Male and Female Ensemble to play a variety of roles, including The Wiffles (Baldwin’s Doo-Wop Group,) Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Town police, other drapes, squares and more.