SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Based on the Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn
Adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks
North American version written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti
Featuring songs by The Bee Gees
Arrangements, orchestrations and additional music and lyrics by David Abbinanti
Directed by Ally and Owen Beans
Music Directed by Jason Philip Solís
Choreographed by J. Austin Eyer
In this beloved ’70s throwback, Tony Manero, a nineteen-year-old Brooklynite paint store clerk, spends his weekends at a local disco, where he moonlights as the king of the dance floor. When he and mesmerizing dancer Stephanie enter a dance competition, the pair’s professional partnership blossoms into a deep friendship, and challenges both to reflect on what’s important in life amidst rising social tensions and disillusionment. Featuring the timeless hits of the Bee Gees, classic disco tracks, and new original songs, this reimagined version of Saturday Night Fever transports you back to the era of disco balls, platform boots, and white suits. Burn, baby, burn!
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES/DETAILS:
Rehearsals will begin April 3. Rehearsals will take place weekday evenings and weekends during the day with at least one day off per week. Please come prepared to list any conflicts from April 3-May 28.
The production will take place at The Firehouse Theatre. The performance dates are May 11-28, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM.
All cast members must be local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Cast members will receive a $200 minimum stipend.
IN-PERSON: Live auditions will take place at The Firehouse Theatre (2535 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234) on the evening of Friday, March 17. We will also be accepting video auditions. Actors should prepare their best 16-32 bars (roughly 1 minute) in the style of, or from, the show. Pop/Rock/Disco selections STRONGLY preferred over musical theatre. Bring sheet music appropriately marked and in the right key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume with you. You may sign up for an appointment time at this link.
VIDEO: Beginning immediately, please film yourself singing your best 16-32 bars (roughly 60-90 seconds) in the style of, or from, the show. Pop/Rock/Disco selections STRONGLY preferred over musical theatre. Video links can be uploaded to this form, along with your headshot and resume. You will also be able to upload any additional footage you wish such as dance reels. Video auditions will be accepted until 12AM on March 17. If you have any issues submitting please email email@example.com. Do not call the box office.
Callbacks, including a dance call, will take place Saturday, March 18
TONY MANERO -Character is male, to play 19. The role immortalised on film by a young John Travolta. Handsome, charismatic Brooklyn Italian. Ringleader of his gang of friends: The Faces. Tough guy exterior with vulnerability underneath – a “thinker,” not a “talker.” He comes alive whenever he dances. Extremely strong dancer and singer. (Range: A2-G4)
BOBBY -Character is male, to play 19. One of the Faces. Genuine and less self-assured than the other guys. He breaks up with his high school girlfriend, Pauline at their urging, and continuously struggles with doing the right thing. Strong singer/actor who can move, Brooklyn accent. (Range: C3-A4)
GUS -Character is male, to play 19. One of the Faces. A follower. Not afraid to lie to cover his own ass. Strong singer who can move, Brooklyn accent. (Range: E3-F#4)
DOUBLE-J -Character is male, to play 19. One of the Faces. A charming and funny jokester and a real bruiser. Physically the toughest of the gang. Strong singer/actor with great comedic timing, who can move, Brooklyn accent. (Range: C3-F#4)
JOEY -Character is male, to play 19. One of the Faces. A real “wise-guy” with possible connections. Strong singer/actor who can move, Brooklyn accent. (Range: E3-A4)
MONTY -Character is male, to appear older than The Faces. The MC, DJ, and gatekeeper of 2001. Good-looking and charismatic with a big personality. After Tony, the coolest person in town. Strong singer who can move. Particularly interested in an actor who can double as Frank Maneo Sr. (Range: B2-G4)
FRANK MANERO -Character is male, to play 40s-50s. Tony’s father. An out of work construction worker who feels like the world has turned its back on him. Brooklyn accent. Particularly interested in an actor who can double as Monty.
FLO MANERO -Character is female, to play 40s-50s. Tony’s mother. A devout Catholic, she cares deeply for her family, and especially idolizes her son, Frank Jr. Brooklyn accent.
FRANK JR. -Character is male, to play 20s. Tony’s brother who has left the priesthood. Humble and full of good advice. A strong actor with a Brooklyn accent. May track through some ensemble scenes as well.
LINDA MANERO -Character is female, to play 15-16. Tony’s little sister. Sunny and spunky. Brooklyn accent. May also appear in some ensemble numbers.
STEPHANIE MANGANO -Character is female, to play 20. Tony’s eventual love interest and dance partner. Puts on airs to hide her Brooklyn upbringing, but every now and then a bit of the old neighborhood comes out. She may be pretentious and lack tact at times, but she is still genuinely likeable. Strong singer/actor and dancer, Brooklyn accent. (Range: Bb3-F#5)
PAULINE -Character is female, to play 19. Sweet and optimistic ex-girlfriend of Bobby. She is hurt by Bobby’s behavior, but there’s a larger issue that’s concerning her. Strong singer, Brooklyn accent. (Range: G3-E5)
ANNETTE -Character is female, to play 19. Overeager to please, a “puppy-dog” with an insecure edge. Is incredibly hurt that Tony does not have feelings for her. Strong actor/singer and dancer, Brooklyn accent. (Range: F3-C5)
CANDY -Character is female, any age. The resident singer of 2001. Sexy and confident, beloved by everybody. Strong singer/belter. She has a great deal of singing to do. (Range: A4-G5)
Seeking strong singers and dancers and specifically seeking one mature adult male actor for roles such as FUSCO and hispanic and/or latinx actors for the 2001 Dance Contestant couple of CESAR RODRIGUEZ and MARIA HUERTA.
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