The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre will be holding auditions for The Long Island Premiere of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Monday May 7th and Tuesday May 8th at 8PM. Please prepare 16 bars of Music either from or in the style of the show. Dress accordingly for a Dance Audition following the vocals.
Director: Patrick Grossman
Musical Director: Matthew W. Surico
Choreographer: Ryan Cavanagh
Stage Manager: Amanda Wenchel
David Shayne (Male Lead): Baritenor. An aspiring playwright who is determined to protect the integrity of his artistic vision. He lives with his girlfriend, Ellen, in bohemian Greenwich Village; exceptional comedic actor who sings.
Olive Neal (Female Lead): Belter. The chorus-girl girlfriend of mob boss Nick Valenti. Olive’s dream is to become a real actress. Unfortunately she has no talent. Comedic actress, must dance.
Cheech (Male Lead): Baritone. Hit man for mob boss Nick Valenti, has been told to keep an eye on Olive Neal during rehearsals. There he discovers his own talent as an artist and rewrites David Shayne’s play, to much success. Must move well.
Ellen (Female Lead): High Belt. The loyal, but long-suffering girlfriend of David Shayne; an artist herself, a maker of ceramics. Tired of being taken for granted by David, Ellen starts an affair with their mutual friend.
Julian Marx (Male Supporting): Bartione. A veteran Broadway producer of David Shayne’s play. In exchange for money needed to mount the production, Julian agrees to cast Nick Valenti’s untalented girlfriend Olive in the show.
Nick Valenti (Male Supporting): Bartione. A New York mob boss and boyfriend of Olive Neal. Keeping good on his promise to make her a star, Nick has agreed to put up the money for David Shayne’s play – with the condition that Olive is cast in the show.
Eden Brent (Female Supporting): Soprano. An aggressively perky actress. Her tiny dog, Mr. Woofles, is her constant companion. Comedic actress, moves well.
Warner Purcell (Male Supporting): Tenor. An esteemed theater actor, as well as a compulsive over-eater; has embarked on a very dangerous affair with Olive Neal; comedic actor
Ensemble (Men & Women, Any Ethnicity): 6 Males & 6 Females, very strong singers/dancers and tap dancers; comedic timing a plus. Must be able to step out and steal the show. The following roles will be cast with the ensemble: Atta-girls; Gangsters; Aldo, a henchman of Nick Valenti; Kay, a bohemian friend of David and Ellen; Mitchell Sabine, the stage manager of David’s play
Rocco; Sheldon Flender, a close friend of both David and Ellen, and a passionate bohemian, who values art over life; Hot Dog Man and The Four Franks, male actors dressed as dancing hot dogs.
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