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Please note: the children's parts have already been cast from Chorley Youth Theatre. This is the audition for the three adult roles.

 

Back To The 80s

Performance dates: Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th July (7.30pm, plus Saturday matinee)

Audition: 1pm, Saturday 11th May 2013 - Chorley Little Theatre

This Chorley Youth Theatre production is a fun, lively and irreverent musical set in an American high school in the 1980s. Full of knowing jokes, it’s packed with 80s songs performed by the cast with a live band. The parts of the children have already been cast and CYT need three adult performers - two to play school teachers, and one to play an adult version of the lead character.

The production follows in the tradition of high-quality productions of Honk!, Annie, and the multi NODA-award nominated Peter Pan (with largely the same crew). Rehearsals will be from mid-May, although you would not be required at every one.

Please bring a prepared song with a track - or you can sing “Dancing On The Ceiling” (men) and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (women)

MISS SHEENA BRANNIGAN

The only female teacher at the school to be seen. She is around 30, and is the Senior Students Co-ordinator. On the surface in front of classes of children she seems very reserved, very friendly and slightly conservative. What they don't know is that at 18 she posed for a lad’s mag. She has an on-again/off-again relationship with Mr Cocker.

Female, 25-40 yrs old

Range: F3 - E5 Songs Include: "Man in the Mirror", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

MR STEVIE COCKER

The Deputy Principal and maths teacher at William Ocean High School. He is one of only two teachers who are in the show. Stevie sees a future together with Sheena, but has major issues when he discovers he is dating a former centerfold (even though she is now a respectable, conservative English teacher.) Stevie has problems with erasing the image of Sheena's prior modelling from his mind.

Male, 25-40 yrs old

Range: D3 - A4 Songs Include: "You Give Love a Bad Name”(reprise), "Man in the Mirror", "Centerfold", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

COREY PALMER SR.

The narrator of the show. Corey Sr. is pushing 30, living in the year 2000, and reminiscing about the 80's (his school days), and his love for Tiffany Houston. He is similar to the older voice-over of Kevin Arnold from the Wonder Years. He is able to move the story along, comment on action as it is happening, and even provide the internal thoughts of his younger version (Corey Palmer Jr.) in the midst the action.

Male, 25-30 yrs old

Range: G3 - F4 Songs Include: "You Give Love a Bad Name", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Successful auditionees must be members of CADOS to appear on stage.