DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Director and Choreographer for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mark Martino
Associate Choreographer, David Gringrod
Music Director, Eric Alsford
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is committed to building diversity, equity and inclusion both onstage and throughout our organization. We encourage all actors to submit video auditions. Artists who are members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Please be advised that The Maltz Jupiter Theatre will mandating Covid-19 vaccines as a condition of hiring for all actors and stage managers that form part of the production group. Actors and stage managers should be prepared to sign an affidavit attesting to the fact that they are or will be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their first day of employment with the theatre.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is seeking Equity and Non-Equity local actors for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Click/Tap Here for a complete character breakdown
Your video should include a recording of the sides and the song assigned to the role you are auditioning for. These materials can be found in the link below.
You may record and submit a song from the show using the materials provided in the link below or 32 bars of a song from your audition book with accompaniment. Please submit a recording of either of the sides indicated for "ensemble" as well as a recording of the dance combination included in the video link. For this submission, please record the combination as it is taught in "Dance Video 1". If you are called back, you will be partnered at the dance call. "Dance Video 2" demonstrates the partnered choreography for your reference only.
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Callbacks will be held in person in Jupiter, FL on September 16, 2021. When submitting your video, please indicate if you have local housing and transportation within 50 miles of Jupiter, FL and if you will be able to attend the in-person callback if necessary.
VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 AT 12 P.M. (EST)
CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD IN PERSON ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
Rehearsals begin March 1, 2022
Opening Night is March 24, 2022
Closing is April 10, 2022
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Character Breakdown
LAWRENCE JAMESON: (late 40’s-50) The French Riviera’s classiest con man… elegant, erudite, stylish, British, and hugely successful. Able to charm the jewelry (not to mention the gowns) off of the world’s wealthiest women by “giving them what they want”. Seeking an incredibly charismatic leading man who has it all: classic good looks, gorgeous voice, graceful dance skills, and the acting and comic chops to go from impeccably suave to outrageously silly and keep us charmed the entire time.
FREDDY BENSON: (early 30’s) the attractive American interloper who crashes Jameson’s heretofore private party. Nakedly ambitious, aggressively loud, hilariously crude, small time con man who relies on street smarts and sob stories to make his pitch. Seeking a fearlessly funny young leading man who can pull out all the stops: sing a power ballad, rap like a white boy, pull off outrageous characters and physical comedy… and still endear himself to us.
ANDRE THIBAULT: (40’s) wry, sophisticated, opinionated, “oh-so French” chief of police. Andre is Lawrence’s right hand man and voice of reason…practical and unflappable until love unexpectedly comes his way. Seeking a comic singing actor with flair and panache, who is also a surprisingly tender song and dance man.
MURIEL EUBANKS: (early 40’s) an extremely wealthy, attractive American …quirky, funny, gullible, and utterly sincere as she willingly succumbs to the thrilling charm of Jameson and later to a surprising and touching romance with Andre. Seeking a glamorous comic leading lady with amazing vocal stylings who dances with style and grace.
CHRISTINE COLGATE: (late 20’s-ealy 30’s) “The American Soap Queen” – the clumsily exuberant, ingratiatingly excited, seemingly innocent heiress from Ohio who becomes the intended victim of Jameson and Freddy’s con. Christine is however far more than she seems…as she surprises the guys (and the audience) by revealing herself to be the legendary con “man” – The Jackel. Seeking a compelling comic actress with amazing vocal chops…able to convince us she’s an innocent abroad falling hard for a guy in a wheelchair-and then able to provide a totally delightful shock as she reveals she’s been turning the wheels all along!
JOLENE OAKES: (early 30’s) “The Princess of Petroleum” – the luridly wealthy, frequently married, deliciously vulgar Oklahoma oil heiress. Seeking a true triple threat comic actress – an amazing dancer who belts out a song with guts and gusto and has the comic chops to make Jolene as funny as she is obnoxious.
MALE and FEMALE ENSEMBLE (25-35) sexy, stylish, triple threat dancer/singer/ actors to bring the upscale heat to the Riviera, and the hillbilly funny to Oklahoma. Excellent dancers who sing very well to play the gorgeous socialites, the haughty hotel managers, the naughty French maids, the scheming hotel staff, the hot disco dancers, the bikini clad beach-goers, the Greek magnates, etc., who make the world of the Riviera irresistibly fun, and undeniably hot!