Dundalk Community Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the area premiere of the musical, A BRONX TALE. Set against the turbulent 1960s, A Bronx Tale follows a young Italian American teenager finding his path in life as he is guided by two father figures. A combination of Jersey Boys meets West Side Story, A Bronx Tale, The Musical, is based on the movie and the one-man play of the same name by Chazz Palminteri.
Director: Robert Oppel
Musical Director: Nathan Scavilla
Stage Manager: TraceyAnn Smith
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, August 20th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday, August 22nd, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
John E. Ravekes Theatre, CCBC Dundalk
7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222
Rehearsals will begin towards the end of August 2022 and the production will run the weekends of October 21st – 23rd and October 28th – 30th.
Due to the autobiographical nature and the historical period of the piece, please note that the script includes strong language, racism, and racial slurs.
Dundalk Community Theatre is committed to growing our diversity and inclusion at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff and within our leadership. We seek to be inclusive and color-conscious not only in our casting but also in the works we choose to present. We aim to keep performers from historically underrepresented backgrounds visible and valued in the casting process. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, to attend auditions.
Actors should prepare 32-bars of a song in the style of the show (1950s-1960s) and/or one of the selected songs from A BRONX TALE below. Actors should be prepared with sheet music for selections that are not from the audition song selections below.
Additionally, actors should be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. Actors may also be asked to move, so please dress in comfortable clothing appropriate for movement.
Auditions are by appointment only and are scheduled in 45-minute blocks. Those auditioning for a role are expected to stay for the entire 45 minutes.
Bringing a photo and resume is highly recommended.
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NOTE: Musical Director (Nathan Scavilla) will play the selections below on the piano. Be prepared to sing with piano accompaniment and not a track. Once actors have signed up for an audition, they will be emailed further audition resources and sheet music for preparation. You will not have to learn the entire song.
CALOGERO: Male. Age (17). A young, likeable Italian American teenager. He steps in and out of narrating the show. Sing: “In a World Like This”.
SONNY: Male. Age (30s/40s). Italian. The number one man in the neighborhood. He’s the leader of the wise guys. Powerful and charismatic. Sing: “One of the Great Ones”.
YOUNG CALOGERO: Male. Age (9). Calogero’s younger self. Sing: “I Like It”.
LORENZO: Male. Age (30s – 40s).Italian. Calogero’s father. Strong and sympathetic. Works as a bus driver. Sing: “Look to Your Heart”.
ROSINA: Female. Age (30s/40s). Italian. Calogero’s mother. Sensible and beautiful. Sing: “Look to Your Heart (Reprise)”.
JANE: Female. Age (17). African American. Calogero falls in love with her. Striking and smart. Sing: “Out of Your Head”.
The ensemble is very featured in this show. If you are auditioning for the ENSEMBLE, please bring 32 bars of a song in the style of the 50’s/60’s. Actors should also be prepared with sheet music and to sing with piano accompaniment. Examples: Selections from the musical GREASE or JERSEY BOYS would work.
Sample Ensemble Descriptions:
- Males. Age (30s – 50s). Members of Sonny’s wise-guy group and inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood.
- Males. Age (17-18). Calogero’s best friends. Singers in “Doo-Wop” group.
- Males. Age (18 – 20s). African American. Play Jane’s brother and his friend.
- Females. Italian girls in Calogero’s neighborhood.
- Females. Age (17-18). African American. Jane’s friends.
Further questions about this audition or production should be sent to: Kelly Carlson, DCT’s Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets may be purchased online: www.ccbctickets.com or by calling the Box Office (443) 840 – ARTS
A BRONX TALE is presented by special arrangements with Broadway Licensing. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Broadway Licensing.
COVID-19 SAFETY PRACTICES
- CCBC requires that all actors, staff, and crew show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time rehearsals begin.
- Effective May 11, 2022, face coverings are required in all classrooms and indoor gatherings of 10 or more people.
- We are currently performing at 100% house capacity with a mask requirement for all audience members.
- Rehearsals will be socially distanced and masked.
- DCT will follow all necessary COVID-19 safety protocols set by CCBC.