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Leawood Stage Company to hold Auditions for “Promises, Promises” - Feb. 7 & 8

Expires [Sunday, February 08, 2015]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:“Promises, Promises” Auditions
Leawood Stage Company

DATE:Saturday, February 7th
Sunday, February 8th

TIME:Saturday & Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:00 pm each day
Callbacks will be held by invitation Monday, February 9th,
7:30 pm.

LOCATION:Oak Room, lower level of Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211
Enter the building through the North doors.

Leawood Stage Company to hold Auditions for “Promises, Promises”

The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for Promises, Promises on Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th at Leawood City Hall. Call backs will be held on February 16th at 7:30 by invitation only.

Everyone auditioning must be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway song to live accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided so all those who audition are requested to bring sheet music in their key. Bring a photo and resume, if available.

Please phone 913-663-9157 or email aprilb@lewood.org to make an audition appointment for either Saturday or Sunday.

The musical Promises, Promises was nominated for four Tony Awards. Based on the 1960 Oscar-winning film The Apartment, this raucous comedy features a book by Broadway legend Neil Simon with songs by the powerhouse composing team Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Songs include popular hits of the 60s such as “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, “A House is Not a Home”, “I Say a Little Prayer” and title song “Promises, Promises”.

The show follows a young, ambitious accountant for a New York insurance company named Chuck Baxter as he climbs the ladder by allowing the firm’s executives to use his midtown apartment for extramarital love affairs. Trouble occurs when Chuck discovers that the object of his own affection, Fran Kubelik, is having a rendezvous at his place with his manager, J.D Sheldrake.

If you are a fan of Mad Men and other shows that embrace the swinging energy of the mid-century, Promises, Promises is the show for you.

Leawood Stage Company is thrilled to welcome back Kevin Bogan as director. Kevin has directed and music directed prior LSC shows, as well as performing the lead role in “Sunday in the Park with George”.

Character Breakdown
Chuck Baxter
malebaritone25 – 35lead
Fran Kubelik
femalealto21 – 30lead
Marge MacDougall femalealto25 – 50supporting
Dr. Dreyfuss
malebaritone35 – 55supporting
J.D. Sheldrake
malebaritone40 – 60supporting
Sylvia Gilhooley female– cameo
Karl Kubelik male– cameo
Peggy Olson female– cameo
female21 – 40cameo
Dobitch male25 – 50cameo
Kirkeby male25 – 50cameo
Eichelberger male25 – 50cameo
Ensemble male & female25 – 50

The production of Promises, Promises will be performed April 16, 17, 18 and 19th in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Rehearsals will generally run Sunday through Thursday evenings beginning March 8th to the performance dates.

For more information contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157, or Email aprilb@leawood.org.

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