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Beavercreek Community Theatre is always looking for local talent including actors and musicians for our productions.
Below is a list of upcoming auditions!
The Hello Girls
Auditions: April 22 and 23, 2024
Directed by Matt Owens
From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz: THE HELLO GIRLS chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by history. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. THE HELLO GIRLS was commissioned and premiered by NYC’s Prospect Theater Company to celebrate the centennial of these groundbreaking women.
Please see the information below for more details on auditions.
The Hello Girls Audition Notice
Director: Matt Owens
Choreographer: Gretchen Obergefell
Music Director: Jenn Clark
Monday, April 22, or Tuesday, April 23, at 7pm each night
Callbacks on Wednesday, April 24, at 7pm
Performance dates are June 21-30
Prepare one minute of a Broadway-style song that demonstrates your vocal abilities and character. An accompanist and Bluetooth speaker will be provided.
Auditioners should also be prepared to learn a brief dance combination to demonstrate movement ability.
Please arrive early to fill out audition form, which will include a listing of any conflicts between April 29 and the opening of the show on June 21.
We are looking for diverse performers to build a vocally strong ensemble of five women and at least five men who can each independently hold a harmony line.
Character Breakdown (general “stage age” listed in parentheses):
Grace Banker (mid 20s-30s): From Passaic, New Jersey; the leader of the squadron that went to the front, she received the Distinguished Service Medal for her bravery under fire; graduated from Barnard in 1915 and worked at AT&T as a telephone operator and supervisor before joining the army; articulate and poised, with a core of steely strength that makes itself apparent as she grows into her role as leader.
Suzanne Prevot (mid 20s-30s): From New York City; feisty, sardonic, tough talking; a close friend of Grace’s from AT&T; she was among the few who lived to be officially recognized by the Army; very invested in the fight for women’s suffrage and leads the women’s fight for recognition after the war.
Louise LeBreton (late teens-early 20s): From San Francisco; fearless, flirty, headstrong and often insubordinate; she lies about her age to join the army; born in France, she has family fighting with the French army.
Helen Hill (early 20s-30s): From outside Boise, Idaho; a typical small town farm girl. From a family of 17 children with a mother who speaks French; sweet, over-enthusiastic, wholesomely kooky and prone to nervous panic.
Bertha Hunt (30s-40s): From San Francisco; married to a Navy doctor who is also serving; older, wiser, reliable; The Den Mother; extremely knowledgeable about military matters.
Cpt. Joseph Riser (30s to 40s): The Signal Corps commanding officer who recruits and trains the women, and journeys with them to the front; a career army man, a stickler for rules and order, he is skeptical of the women’s presence in the army, even as his own success relies on theirs; he develops a close working relationship with Grace, who challenges his world view and converts him to an advocate.
Gen. John Pershing (40s to 50s): Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces; Hard, relentless, inflexible, with a deep sense of honor and American individualism and identity.
Pvt. Eugene Matterson* (20s to 30s): An enlisted man who works closely with Lt. Riser.
Lt. Ernest Wessen* (20s to 30s): Head of the recruiting center for the Signal Corps
Pvt. Robert Dempsey* (20s to 30s): A Signal Corps operator at the Paris Telephone Exchange