Grease Auditions Announced!

Auditions for Festival Theatre’s production of GREASE have been scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street New Bedford, MA.

All roles, except RIZZO, are available for audition. See the Festival Theatre website for complete casting information.

Those auditioning must bring a 8”x10”head-shot and resume and be prepared to sing a song from the show and be able execute a dance combination to be taught by our director/choreographer, Michael Susko. Those auditioning must be aged 16 and higher.

All auditioning should arrive no later than 11am. The stage door at the rear of the theatre will be open at 10:30am.

For further information or questions call 508.991.5212.

Cast Breakdown

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959; duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby soc and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in the rollicking musical.  Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumdbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances it’s way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin”, “It;s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly , Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.  An 9-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

Danny Zucko: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-B5)
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Sandy Dumbrowski: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3-F#5)
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute and innocent

Betty Rizzo: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-D5)
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable

Frenchy: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-D5)
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly hew hair.  She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

Marty: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4-C5)
The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth.  She tried to act sophisticated.

Jan: Female, High School Teen (Range: Also A3-C5)
Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies.  Loud and pushy with the girls, buy shy with boys.

Doody: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys.  He also plays the guitar.

Kenichie: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, C4-F5)
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids and show of softness.  He has an offbeat sense of humor.

Sonny Latierri: Male, High School Teen (Range: Baritone: G3-A5)
A member of the Burger Palace Body; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thing he’s a real lady-killer.

Roger: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is a full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

Vince Fontaine: Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-thinking.  He is also a veteran ‘Greaser’.

Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4-C5)
The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

Eugene Florczyk: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, A3-E5)
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice.  he’s atypical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

Johnny Casino: Male, High School Tenn (Range: Tenor, G4-E5)
All-American, rock-star :greaser” student at Rydell high, whose real name is Clarence.

Miss Lynch: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A non-nonsense, serious, loud, English Teacher.

Patty Simcox: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto D4-A4)
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm.  She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

Teen Angel: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, E4-F5)
Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

The Pink Ladies: Ensemble (SATB)
The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

The Burger Palace Boys: Ensemble (SATB)
A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

Radio Voice: Make, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, A3-C5)
A Radio Voice