42nd Street

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for;

“42nd Street”

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?

Creative Team

Direction By
Amy Bodily

Assistant Direction by
Alexander Richardson

Choreography by
Judy Cook Binns
Sarah Bringhurst
Amy Bodily

Music Direction by
Jeanette Hansen

Stage Manager
Jessica Fee

Auditions will be held June 11 and 12

Please come prepared with 32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  No Acapella singing will be allowed, please provide your own pianist or minus track. Please provide a resume and a headshot upon audition. 

Please come prepared with a list of conflicts through Sept 14. No conflicts will be allowed after Aug 9

Auditions open to those 14 and up. 

Cast  (* denotes a role requiring Tap Dancing)

Dorothy Brock — an established Broadway star

Peggy Sawyer* — young, talented and hopeful

Maggie Jones* — co-author of Pretty Lady

Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie)* — chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady

Julian Marsh — Broadway director/producer

Billy Lawlor *— juvenile lead of Pretty Lady

Bert Barry* — co-author of Pretty Lady

Phyllis Dale* — chorus girl

Lorraine Flemming* — chorus girl

Gladys* — chorus girl; singer, non-speaking

Andy Lee* — dance director

Pat Denning — former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s

Abner Dillon — “angel” for Pretty Lady

Diane Lorimer* — chorus girl

Ethel* — chorus girl

Oscar — rehearsal pianist

Mac — stage manager

Frankie — stagehand

Young Man with Clipboard — stagehand

2 Thugs — employees of gangster Nick Murphy; one of them non-speaking

Doctor — Philadelphia theatre physician

Waiter — Gypsy Tea Kettle employee

Millie* — dancer; non-speaking

Willard — theatre electrician; non-speaking

Robin* — dancer; non-speaking

2 Policemen* — dancers; non-speaking

Pickpocket/Thief* — dancer; non-speaking

Young Soldier* — dancer; non-speaking

Gangster* — dancer; non-speaking

Conductor — the music director of the theatre pit orchestra; non-speaking


Theatre Personnel (14 and up)

Singers and Dancers of the Chorus* (18 and up)

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