The CM Performing Arts Center will be holding open Auditions for “Nice Work If You Can Get It” on Monday May 20th, and Tuesday May 21st at 7:30PM. Nice Work will run from July 13th to August 10th in The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre (see further below for a full list of performance dates). Please prepare 16 bars of Music either from or in the style of the show and wear clothes/shoes comfortable for dancing. If you can not attend Auditions but still wish to Audition, please email a video submission to Patrick@cmpac.com prior to May 20th.  ALL ROLES OPEN

 

Director: Patrick Grossman

 

Musical Director: Matthew W. Surico

 

Choreographer: Ashley Nicastro

 

 

Stage Managers: TJ Smith & Amanda Wenchel

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

JIMMY WINTER:
(early – mid 30s) A wealthy and handsome playboy about to be married. Actor must have great charm, comic skills, must sing and move very well. BARI-TENOR.

 

BILLIE BENDIX
(mid 20s - early 30s): A tough, clever, feisty and street-wise young woman. Partners in rum running with her best friends, Cookie and Duke. She has always lived in a man’s world until she meets Jimmy, a millionaire playboy and falls in love. Must be a skilled farceur. Very appealing, attractive and underneath her tough veneer, she must have a strong sense of vulnerability. CHEST MIX. MUST MOVE VERY WELL.



COOKIE MCGEE
(early 30s - mid 40s): A fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger. He can talk anyone into or out of anything. He is mistaken for Jimmy’s butler and has to keep up the charade. Actor must understand old fashioned vaudeville style comedy a la Abbott and Costello. CHARACTER BARITONE.

 

EILEEN EVERGREEN
(late 20s - mid 30s): Lush and lovely, she is the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world – as well as being spoiled rotten and completely self-involved. Jimmy’s fiancée and Senator Evergreen’s daughter. A dish with great comic skills. STRONG BELT AND MIX, MUST MOVE VERY WELL.


DUKE MAHONEY
(early 30s - mid 40s): Cookie’s sidekick. Not the brightest guy around. Very shy with women. By circumstance he must pass himself off as the Duke of England. He falls in love with the beautiful sexy chorus girl, Jeannie Muldoon. He is the dim but sweet stooge, paired with Cookie. BARITONE.



SENATOR MAX EVERGREEN
(late 50s - 60s): Eileen’s father. A humorless career politician. Stuffy, stern and judgmental. Very distinguished looking. In his youth was in love with Millicent Winter, Jimmy’s mother. NON-SINGING ROLE.

 

ESTONIA DULWORTH, THE DUCHESS OF WOODFORD
(late 40s - late 50s): An upper-class, bejeweled dowager. A fervent prohibitionist – but underneath there is a wild spirit just waiting to be freed. STRONG BELT AND MIX, LEGIT HEADVOICE IS A PLUS.


JEANNIE MULDOON
(mid 20s): A lovely, sexy, chorus girl from Brooklyn who falls in love with Duke, who she thinks is the Duke of England. She still loves him for who he is once she finds out the truth. They are the perfect couple, not too bright but winning. STRONG BELT. SHOULD BE A DANCER.

 

CHIEF BERRY
(40s): Chief of the Long Island Police Department. Fiercely, and to a fault, dedicated to his job. Seems gruff on the outside. BARITONE.



MILLICENT WINTER
(60s): Jimmy’s mother. She is ‘Auntie Mame’; full of life with absolutely no pretenses even though she is unbelievably rich. Lives live to the fullest. Has sex appeal. We find out she made all of her money as a rum runner. NON-SINGING ROLE.

 

The Chorus Girls:

Olive

Dottie

Alice

Midge

Flo

Rosie

 

The Vice Squad:

Elliot

Fletcher

Edgar

Floyd

Vic

Slim

 

Showtimes

 

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