Backstage Players Announces “Fame, The Musical” Auditions

Backstage Players presents Fame, the Musical on Friday, May 31 at 7:00, Saturday June 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 at Andrews Memorial Theater at Clinton Town Hall, 54 Main St.

Open auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 from 3:00 – 5:30 and Saturday, March 9 from 11:00 – 2:30 at Andrews Memorial Theater at Clinton Town HallRehearsals will begin on Monday, March 24.  Those who audition should be prepared to read from the script, sing a musical selection of your choosing and learn and perform some dance steps, if the part requires. If you have been previously cast in a speaking or ensemble role and would like to audition for another part, you are most welcome to do so.  If you have questions about auditions or need an alternate time, please respond to, or Ed at (203) 530-3964.

Fame, The Musical is basically an ensemble piece, featuring five teenage male, five teenage female and two adult male and two adult female roles.  The teenage roles are high school students at the New York School for the Performing Arts.  The adult roles are teachers.  All high school students and both female teachers have vocals.  Male teachers do not.

We will be casting many ensemble roles, along with the 14 speaking roles.  All of the ensemble roles are meaningful and feature many song and dance numbers.

The students, speaking roles and ensemble, are either acting, dance or music students.  All students will be asked to dance.  Some of the parts were pre-cast last spring and are designated below.  All female student parts have been double-cast:

Schlomo Metzenbaum – A virtuoso on the violin, who prefers rock music: Role available.

Carmen Diaz – Dancer, who is obsessed with fame: Ashley Pavlovic & Role available.

Jack Zachowsky (Russian Jewish Immigrant) or Tyrone Jackson (African-American) – Excellent dancer, but learning disabled: Role available.

Nick Piazza – Serious classical actor: Nick Gifford.

Serena Katz – Shy actress: Clementine Wurzbach.

Mabel Washington – Dancer/Singer with an eating disorder: Juliette Geller & Cara Delucia.

Iris Kelly – Wealthy ballet dancer: Ella Harmon & Role available.

Grace “Lambchops” Lamb – Tomboy, Drummer and “rock” chick: Lily Carmichael & Cadence Richmond.

Joe Vegas – Spanish acting student (comic relief): Role available.

Goodman “Goody” King – Trumpet/Sax musician: Role available.

Miss Sherman – Strict, old fashioned English teacher, who loves her students: Role available.

Ms. Bell – Dance teacher, who is protective of her students: Role available.

Mr. Myers – Drama teacher: Role available.

Mr. Scheinkopf: Orchestra teacher.  European.  Loves classical music and hates rock and roll: Role available.