CAMARILLO SKYWAY PLAYHOUSE
ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Directed and Choreographed by Ken Patton
Produced by Dean and Cathy Johnson
Music Direction by Paul Duffy
Where & When…
Auditions: August 18 and 19, beginning at 7 PM
Possible Callbacks – Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7 PM [if deemed necessary]
Please contact the Producers for an audition appointment.
A world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises are broken, secrets are exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places….
Is it the latest conflict in the Middle East? No, it’s just the Steinberg wedding. The charming, funny and original new musical, “It Shoulda Been You” invites you to a wedding day that you’ll
never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places.
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.
CAMARILLO SKYWAY PLAYHOUSE
330 Skyway Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 7 PM
Monday, August 19 2019 – 7 PM
How To Prepare…
Prepare a 1 minute song cut and bring sheet music in your key. Audition song must be a standard or contemporary musical theater song – WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE
AUDITIONING FOR THE ROLES OF GREG MADISON, OR ANNIE SHEPS, NO POP SONGS! ALSO, NO SONGS FROM ‘IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU’!! You may bring a pre-recorded track to sing to, provided that the track is INSTRUMENTAL ONLY. A pianist will be provided. Please bring an extra copy of the sheet music for your audition song for the Production Team to review. ABSOLUTELY NO ACAPELLA AUDITIONS. Be prepared to read from the script, and for movement if called back. Sides will be provided at callbacks. (Remember to wear clothes you can move in and proper shoes to callbacks, if called back.)
Monday, August 26th [or Tuesday, September 3rd ] — Thursday, October 17th (start date depends on when casting is set)
Mondays – Thursdays: 7:30 PM – 10 PM; OCCASIONAL SATURDAY REHEARSALS.Since we have an extended rehearsal schedule, the current plan is to rehearse Monday-Thursday, with only OCCASIONAL weekend rehearsals until tech week, and no Friday night calls until performances. In return, we ask that conflicts be kept to a bare minimum. However, if conflicts from the actors are numerous, then we will be adding rehearsals on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as needed.
NOTE: NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED DURING TECH WEEK:
OCTOBER 12TH – OCTOBER 24TH.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CALL ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS AS NEEDED…
October 25th – November 24th, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL BE ALLOWED.
Cast Of Characters (all roles open!)…
NOTE: THIS IS A TRUE ENSEMBLE SHOW, FEATURING 13 STANDOUT ROLES. THE SHOW IS FUN, FAST PACED, AND IS PRESENTED WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION.
JENNY STEINBERG [Age Range: 27 — 35]
Co-Maid of Honor/Bride’s older Sister. The driving force behind this soon to be perfect wedding. She has done everything as if she were getting married today herself. Although she’s overweight and not comfortable with that fact or anything else about herself, she hides behind a deliciously wicked sense of humor, which serves her well as armor against her Mother’s constant attacks or “helpful suggestions.” Although she can be cutting and acerbic, she is rarely mean or spiteful to others because her barbed comments are usually, and generally directed at herself.
Mezzo-Soprano, with a strong belt and mix.
REBECCA STEINBERG [Age Range: 25 — 30]
The Bride. Is the “perfect daughter.” Looks, body, voice, poise, charm… She has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable; One minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying, and sometimes she’s doing both at the same time, which makes her seem like a mess. Harboring a big secret.
Soprano with a high belt OR strong mix on an E.
MARTY KAUFMAN [Age Range: 27 — 35]
The Bride’s ex-boyfriend, and her sister’s ex-best friend. Is the quintessential “Jewish Boy Next Door”–the kind of young man every mother dreams of for her daughter. If he were any closer to the Steinberg’s, he’d be related. Instead, he’s just in love with them, and them with him. Well, one of them in particular. It’s too bad he’s not getting married today. Or is he?
Tenor with a strong Ab.
JUDY STEINBERG [Age Range: 45 — 70]
The Mother of-the-Bride from Hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters–and she knows best for them whether they realize it or not. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is forceful, domineering and controlling, but at heart a kind and loyal person–and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. There is no one whom you would rather have on your side. She’s also very funny, but in a smart way, and not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they really are.
MURRAY STEINBERG [Age Range: 45 — 70]
Father of the bride. Loves his wife, loves his daughters — and if he has any negative feelings about this wedding, he would never show them. If this is what his daughter wants, then it’s what he wants for her because he only wants what’s best for his family. Look up the word Mensch in the dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of Murray.
GEORGETTE HOWARD [Age Range: 45 – 70]
The Mother of-the-Groom from Hell—uptight, “WASPY,” one of those society “Ladies who lunch,” with an acerbic wit and fondness for drink–especially gin. She is not at all happy about her son getting married… but she wouldn’t be happy with her son getting married to ANYONE. And that unhappiness is a force to be reckoned with.
GEORGE HOWARD [Age Range: 45 — 70]
The Father of the Groom, He is Master of the Universe, used to always getting his way. As WASP-y as they come. His one soft spot is his Wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy, and does so because she’s got him wrapped around her little finger. It’s almost like he’s two different people–his wife gets the teddy bear and his son, the grizzly.
Baritone with good F above middle C.
ALBERT [Age Range: OPEN]
The Wedding Planner and the Hotel Concierge, he is at once both worldly and world weary. He is a nuptial Houdini, who has seen it all, and done it all before, and who is therefore ready with the solution before anyone else even realizes there’s a problem.
BRIAN HOWARD [Age Range: 25 – 35]
The Groom. He is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but unfortunately, he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen once he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering Father and manipulating Mother, which is one of the reasons he’s getting married today.
Tenor, with good low notes.
GREG MADISON [Age Range: 25 – 35]
The Best Man. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg Madison. He’s almost an idiot savant. More idiot, than savant. But sweet… very, very sweet. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend.
Tenor with strong pop styling.
ANNIE SHEPS [Age Range: 25 – 35]
Co-Maid of Honor, the calm in the storm. An observer who does her best to help where she can, but that doesn’t mean she’s not just as emotionally invested as everyone else. She’s sweet and charming, but to a point; don’t cross her. She’s also a strong influence on the wedding party because she’s one of the few who could stand up to Judy Steinberg and tell it like it is… and she is not afraid to do so.
ETHNICITY: AFRICAN AMERICAN
Mezzo or Soprano with strong pop styling.
UNCLE MORTY/WALT [Age Range: OPEN]
This person should be an actor who can play lots of different people believably (as real people, not caricatures), since along with his female counterpart, Aunt Sheila/Mimsy, this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most prominent role he will play is Uncle Morty, the absent-minded Uncle who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing.
Baritone with strong high notes.
AUNT SHIELA/MIMSY [Age Range: OPEN]
This person should be an actress who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with her male counterpart (Uncle Morty/Walt), this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most prominent role she will play is Aunt Sheila, a grabbing, clasping, clingy and manipulative woman who is full of spite and jealousy for her sister-in-law, and would love nothing more than to see the whole wedding go up in flames. She’s also incredibly horny, which plays out during the course of the wedding.
A tentative rehearsal schedule will be posted at the audition table.
For additional information regarding auditions, or for additional information in regards to working on this production, please contact:
DEAN OR CATHY JOHNSON, PRODUCERS
KEN PATTON, DIRECTOR
Presented through special arrangement with MTI