YANK! - A WWII Love Story
Book and Lyrics –David Zellnik Music– Joseph Zellnik
Submissions are to be made only via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit headshot and CV.
Auditions Monday 22nd April 10:30am
Call backs Tuesday 23rd 10:30am
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 16th April at COB
Successful applicants will receive appointment times no later than Thursday the 18th. First round will be a solo sing followed by a movement call. Self tapes for the initial round will be accepted if the artist is currently away from Brisbane.
Successful applicants will be asked to provide 2 45-90 second cuts of songs similar to the style of the show (Golden age swing, and legit music theatre, 1940’s love film/Roger’s and Hammerstein style). Please do not bring anything longer. Do not bring material from the show. If successful at the auditions, you will be required to learn material from the show for the call backs.
Director / Associate Producer – Ian Good – United Kingdom - Hairspray with Michael Ball, Brian Conley, Michael Stark, Les Dennis, Nigel Planer and Mickey Dolenz; Smile the British Premier; Titanic, the Musical, Shaw Theatre, London; Collabro, National.
Musical Director –Trevor Jones – Avenue Q (Prince Moo Productions), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vic Theatre Company, 2016), Dogfight (Doorstep Arts, 2016), Next to Normal (Doorstep Arts, 2014) as well as Twisted Broadway 2017.
Choreographer – Dan Venz – Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions), Boy & Girl (Oscar Theatre Co), Grease The Arena Experience (Harvest Rain).
Sound Design – Ben Murray – Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions) Spring Awakening (Underground Broadway, 2018), Don't Call Me Ishmael (Underground Broadway, 2018), Carrie (Wax Lyrical, 2016).
Associate Producer/Coordinator - Lizzie Moore
Production Manager - Sophie Mckeown
Casting Coordinator - Irena Lysiuk
Production Assistant - Ginger Kelly Watrous
Actors are paid a nominal fee guarantee with bonuses as ticket sales hit defined percentages.
2 - 5 June 2019 Day Time
9 - 12 June 2019 Day Time
16 - 20 June 2019 Day Time
23 - 29 June 2019 Day Time
1 - 4 July 2019 Tech
Thursday, 4th July 6pm
Friday, 5th July 6:30pm
Saturday 6th July 1pm
Saturday 6th July 6pm
Sunday 7th July 1pm
Sunday 7th July 6pm
Tuesday 9th July 7pm
Thursday 11th July 7pm
Friday 12th July 7pm
Saturday 13th July 1pm
Saturday 13th July 7pm
Sunday 14th July 1pm
Sunday 14th July 6pm
***Please Note a show may be added Monday the 8th.
Many of the following roles will be doubled. Many of these roles also feature ensemble tracks.
Stu – 18-20s, Bari-Tenor.
Boy next door who grows from scared boy to out gay man. Strong singer, dancer and good actor: rarely leaves the stage.
Mitch – 20-30s, Baritone.
Classic Leading Man with strong, legit singing voice. The soldier that everyone looks up to. He eventually becomes Stu’s lover.
Louise/all female roles versatile actress, 20 – 30s
Torchy, smokey blues singer. Plays all the women in the show, some speaking but mostly sung. Strong Singer/Dancer
Tennesee – 20’s, Bari-Tenor.
Southern guy with capability of violence. Strong singer/dancer 20s
Czechowski – 20-early 30s. Baritone.
Lovable dockworker from Brooklyn who’s everybody’s best friend. Strong singer/dancer.
Rotelli – 20s. Baritone.
Comedic fellow and immigrant soldier from Sicily Strong singer/dancer.
Professor – 20s.
Recruit from Boston (accent preferred), smart. Strong singer/dancer
Cohen – 20s. Bari-Tenor.
Scrappy and sweet Jewish kid who wants to kill Nazis. Strong singer/dancer.
Sarge – 20-50s.
Cussing, spitting Task Master Sargent of the platoon Non singing
Artie Goldberg – 30s, Baritone-Tenor.
A dapper, very sexual guy. Must be proficient in tap
Ensemble Men – 20’s -late 30’s to play various roles. Strong Actor/Singer/Dancer
PLEASE NOTE: the roles of Mitch, Tennessee, Cohen, Czech, Rotelli and Professor may require brief nudity. Most roles will also require era specific haircuts.
Understudy Productions supports diverse casting. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE DIRECT ALL SUBMISSIONS AND QUESTIONS TO CASTING@UNDERSTUDYPRODUCTIONS.COM