Show Dates

Grease runs from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Centrepointe Theatres.

There is no performance on Monday, March 12.

Please make sure you are available for all performances before you audition.

 

Information Meeting

An information meeting will be held on Monday, November 27 at 7 p.m. It will give you a chance to meet the directors and production team and give you an opportunity to ask any questions. It will last about an hour. 

 

Audition Dates, Booking Information and Format

Auditions will take place from Tuesday, November 28 through Thursday, November 30 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. timeslots; and Saturday, December 2 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. timeslots.

 

Callbacks (if necessary) will be on Saturday, December 2.

 

Auditions consist of a song component, a dance component and a reading. Those auditioning are required to take part in all 3 components. Each audition lasts  about an hour and a half. More information on requirements are below.

Auditions can be booked as of Monday, November 13 for members of Orpheus and Monday, November 20 for non-members of Orpheus.

To book an audition, please call 613-729-4318 or email auditions@orpheus-theatre.ca.

If you’re emailing, please give a couple of options in case your first audition spot choice is not available.

The time commitment during our relatively short rehearsal period will be quite heavy at times. If you are already involved with other hobbies, sports, dance classes, music lessons, evening courses, another show, etc, you may not have the time to do our show right now. You will be asked to list your current commitments on your audition form. Please be honest about them. If we need you, we will work around those commitments. We will however ask that Orpheus become your number one priority as of January 14th, so that we can have full attendance at those very crucial last minute rehearsals. Looking forward to your auditions.

Character Readings

Download printable character readings here:

Character and Role Summary Particulars

All leads and supporting should have strong acting skills. Stage age indicates just that – if you are 30 years old for example and can look believable in the role we may cast you.

Dance Ability - Grease has many dance numbers throughout the show. Those auditioning should aim to nail the timing, accents and overall style in the audition piece. Technique is great, but this show also demands high energy and large personalities on stage. Please prepare to sweat at the audition - bring loose clothing, jazz shoes/sneakers (heels always preferred for the girls), and your personality.

Vocal Ranges

This score requires strong, clear voices that can project easily but can act within the song. Choose a song you know well so that you can perform it, not read it, and if your song is long, pick a section of about 16-20 bars (typically, one verse and one chorus). The show calls for a 50s style and vibe with energy – choose your song accordingly. Bring sheet music in the correct key – we will provide an accompanist for the auditions, who will neither improvise nor transpose on sight. Recording accompaniments are not permitted nor is a cappella singing. There are several sites on the internet from which you can download sheet music.

Middle C is C4 as highlighted in blue above

Sandy Dumbrowski (Lead)

Danny's love interest; sweet, cute, naïve high schooler who's new in town, and she very much wants to fit in; like Sandra Dee of the "Gidget" movies; however must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation.

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Soprano with Strong Belt (A3-Eb5), confident and eloquent soloist

Requirement: Movement an asset, solid actor and voice (belt)

Note: this character is very demanding, so stamina and training are a critical plus.

Danny Zuko (Lead)

Charismatic well-built good looking leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang. With an air of cool, easy going charm, strong and confident. 

Male, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Tenor with strong Falsetto (D3-D5)

Requirement: Good dancer, solid actor and voice with falsetto

Note: this character is very demanding, so stamina and training are a critical plus.

 

Betty Rizzo (Lead)

Tough as nails, Rizzo is wry, sarcastic, outspoken leader of the Pink Ladies but can be vulnerable.

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Alto with strong Belt (A3- C5)

Dance Requirement: Mover, solid actor and voice

Note: this character is very demanding, so stamina and training are a critical plus.

Frenchy (Supporting)

A dreamer; good natured, but a little dumb; heavily made up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair; she can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. 

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Alto/Mezzo (F#4-B4)

Requirement: Mover, solid comedic character actor

Marty (Supporting)

The "beauty" of the Pink Ladies; pretty; looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth; tries to act sophisticated. 

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Alto (C4-Db5)

Requirement: Mover, solid actor and voice

Jan (Supporting)

Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time; loud and pushy with the other girls, but shy with the boys. 

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Alto (F3-C#5)

Requirement: Mover, solid actor and voice

Kenickie (Lead)

Second in command; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humour.

Male, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Bari/Tenor (C3-Eb4)

Requirement: Good dancer, strong actor with voice

Note: this character is very demanding, so stamina and training are a critical plus.

Doody (Supporting)

Youngest of the guys; small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys; guitar playing a plus.

Male, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Tenor with strong falsetto (E3-E5)

Requirement: Good dancer, solid actor and voice

Roger (Supporting)

The "anything for a laugh" stocky type; full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas; a clown who enjoys putting other people on.

Male, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Tenor (F3-A4)

Songs: Summer Nights, Mooning, Grease Lightin', All Choked Up, You're the One that I Want, We Go Together

Requirement: Good dancer, solid character actor and voice

Sonny Latierri (Supporting)

Braggart and wheeler-dealer; a wannabe tough guy who thinks he's a real lady killer. 

Male, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Bass (G2-E4)

Requirement: Good dancer, solid comedic actor

Patty Simcox (Supporting)

Typical All-American Cheerleader; attractive and athletic; aggressive, sure of herself, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. 

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Alto (B3-B4)

Requirement: Some movement, solid character actor , ensemble singing

Charlene DiGregorio "Cha-Cha" (Supporting)

Kenickie’s blind date, who dances the Hand Jive with Danny. Sexy, feisty, and overly confident; is, and takes pride in being, "the best dancer at St Bernadette’s." 

Female, Late Teen (stage age)

Vocal Range: Ensemble singing 

Requirement: Strong dancer, solid character actor and voice

Eugene Florczyk (Supporting)

The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice; a nerdy apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible.

Male, Late Teen (stage age) 

Vocal Range: Ensemble singing

Requirement: Some character movement, solid character actor , ensemble singing

Vince Fontaine (Supporting)

Adult, a typical "teen audience" rock 'n' roll radio disc jockey; slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran "greaser." Non-singing role, no dancing.

Johnny Casino "Clarence" (Supporting)

A "greaser" student at Rydell who energetically leads a rock ’n’ roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock ’n’ roll idol (like Elvis).

Male, 18-20 (stage age)

Vocal Range: Bari/Tenor (G3-E4)

Requirement: Strong singer (crooner), movement.

Miss Lynch (Supporting)

The Rydell High School Headmistress; strict, old maid, demanding English teacher, who would like to consider herself "hip," but she definitely isn’t.

Female, 40-55 (stage age)

Vocal Range: Ensemble singing

Requirement: Some character movement, solid character actor, ensemble singing

Teen Angel (Supporting)

A good-looking, falsetto-voiced crooner; a singer who would have caused the girls (and women) to scream and riot back in 1958.

Male, 25-30 (stage age)

Vocal Range: Tenor with strong falsetto (E3-E5)

Requirements: Strong singer with falsetto, may double with a Burger Palace Boy or member of Ensemble.

Ensemble Females

Casting between 3 to 5

To play various characters: members of the “Pink Ladies" and fellow students at Rydell High School. All vocal ranges.

Ensemble Males

Casting between 3 to 5

To play various characters: members of the “Burger Palace Boys" and fellow students at Rydell High School. All vocal ranges.

Showtune Showdown Auditions

Do you have the showtune bug? Can you tell your Wicked from The Wiz? Do you want to perform along with some of Ottawa’s finest singers in a competitive fundraiser? Come try out for this year’s Showtunes Showdown team!

Orpheus Musical Theatre has once again been asked to compete in Tone Cluster's annual Showtunes Showdown fundraiser. It's an exciting, fun event where various local theatre groups compete with prepared performances and in trivia rounds to raise money for a good cause! The event will take take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Centrepointe Theatre.

 

Auditions will be held at Orpheus House (17 Fairmont Ave.) on Saturday, January 13, starting at 1 p.m.

To book an audition, or if you have a great song suggestion for the team, please email Gordon Guest at sonofxavier@gmail.com or contact him through Facebook.

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