Funny Girl Auditions

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Funny Girl Auditions

 

The Broadway and West End smash hit musical - Funny Girl, which is currently running in London's West End to capacity houses - will be presented in South Africa by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre in 2017.

The production will rehearse in March next year and is set to open and run from April 2017 in our main theatre.

We are looking for the perfect cast for this wonderful production and we would love to see you! Send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the ball rolling and we will contact you.

Funny Girl
Music: Jules Styne
Lyrics: Bob Merrill
Director: Matthew Wild
Musical Director: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Choreographer: Louisa Talbot
Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart.
The Fugard Theatre
April 2017
Auditions in CPT and JHB: 11 to 14 July 2016.

All ethnicities will be considered for all roles.


 

Fanny Brice
Age range:     20 – 45
Vocal range:     Mezzo, low G to high F
Skills required:    Outstanding acting, outstanding singing, basic dancing

The star of the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway (despite her unconventional looks) and a gifted comedienne - an outstanding actress and singer required!


 

Nick Arnstein
Age range:     25 - 45
Vocal range:     Baritone, low E to high E
Skills required:    Excellent acting, excellent singing, basic dancing

Suave, good-looking and charming gambler; the love of Fanny’s life.


 

Mrs. Brice
Age range:     45 - 65
Vocal range:     Mezzo, low A to C
Skills required:    Excellent acting, good singing

Fanny's sharp-tongued but sympathetic mother.


 

Eddie
Age range:     25 - 40
Vocal range:     Baritone, low B to high F sharp
Skills required:    Good acting, excellent singing, excellent dancing (preferably some tap ability)

A theatre choreographer and friend to Fanny.


 

Mrs. Strakosh and Mrs Meeker
(Mezzo - low b# to D#, 45 - 65)
Age range:     45 - 65
Vocal range:     Mezzo, low A to C
Skills required:    Excellent acting, good singing, very basic dancing

Mrs. Brice's friends and neighbors.


 

Florenz Ziegfeld
Age range:     50 - 65
Vocal range:     Spoken role
Skills required:    Excellent acting

Impressario of the famous Ziegfeld Follies.


 

Ziegfeld Tenor / Ensemble
Age range:     20 - 40
Vocal range:     Low B to high A
Skills required:    Good acting, excellent singing, outstanding dancing


 

Male Ensemble
Age range:     20 - 40
Skills required:    Good acting, good singing, outstanding dancing


 

Female Ensemble
Age range:     20 - 40
Skills required:    Good acting, good singing, outstanding dancing


 

Director / Renaldi / Paul / Ensemble
Age range:     30 - 50
Skills required:    Good acting, good singing, good dancing


 

Emma / Fanny Brice Understudy / Ensemble
Age range:     20 – 45
Vocal range:     Mezzo, low G to high F
Skills required:    Outstanding acting, outstanding singing, good dancing


 

Mr Keeney
Age range:     40 - 65
Vocal range:     Spoken role
Skills required:    Excellent acting

Owner of Keeney’s music hall

 

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