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Audition Announcement - FAME: the Musical


FAME: The Musical Auditions to be held May 9, 10, 20, & 21st

May 9 & 10 - Community Arts Center: 220 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA  17701 (For current 9th through 12th Graders)
May 20 & 21 - Community Theatre League: 100 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA  17701 (For current 9th through 12th Graders as well as any current college aged student up to the age of 22)

Open call for auditions for FAME: The Musical​ with Book by Jose Fernandez, Lyrics by Jacques Levy, Music by Steve Margoshes
Conceived & Developed by David De Silva
Title Song "FAME" written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore

The show follows the final class of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.

Auditioning for ​ALL ROLES​. No prior experience necessary! The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Casting current 9th grade students through college seniors (or up to age 22 if not in college)

​Directed by:​ Steve Aguirre
​Music Directed by:​ Brandy Aguirre
​Choreographed by:​ TBD

Rehearsals slated to begin in early June. Performances run July 19-22

What to Prepare:  
For May 9 & 10 combined CAC auditions:

  • Auditionees will be allotted a 3-minute slot to audition. Auditionees have the choice to prepare one character driven song to suit both musicals or two 16 bar pieces from character driven songs that highlight their talents for each show. – an accompanist will be provided.
  • Come dressed to move. A short dance sequence will be taught at the beginning of each evening.

For May 20 & 21 CTL-only auditions:

  • Prepare up to a 2-minute segment of a song in the style of FAME.
  • Come dressed to move. A short dance sequence will be taught.

​Callbacks may follow the week of May 21​.

Questions? Please email us!

Character List 

​Serena Katz​ - Shy and timid, yet keen and enthusiastic actress. Attracted to Nick. Must be comfortable with on stage kissing. Eb5-G#3 

​Nick Piazza​ - Ambitious, enthusiastic, classical actor who is very serious about his craft. Holds a hidden romantic interest for Serena. Must be comfortable with on stage kissing. G4-A2

​Joe Vegas​ - An acting student. Loud, funny, comical. Develops a crush on Carmen. Seeking diverse actor.  C5-C3

​Carmen Diaz - ​Dancer; sexy and confident but cocky and with a big ego. Determined to "make it big," and obsessed with the idea of fame... almost to a fault. Must be comfortable with on stage kissing. Seeking diverse actor. F5-A3

​Tyrone Jackson*​ - Talented hip-hop dancer who comes from a poor background; dyslexic. Shares a difficult relationship with Iris. Seeking diverse actor.  Bb4-D3

*​Jack Zakowski - ​Headstrong, able dancer. A functional illiterate from a poor background; Russian immigrant student from Brighton Beach. *Will only be cast if no Tyrone is able to be found. Bb4 - D3

​Iris Kelly​ - talented and graceful ballet dancer; often snobbish and mean due to her own insecurities. Shares a difficult relationship with Tyrone. F5-D4

​Schlomo Metzenbaum​ - Classical violinist who starts a rock band. Fed up with the strain of his famous violinist father's expectations. Wise and academically clever. Must be comfortable with on stage kissing. F4-C3

​Grace Lamb (aka Lambchops) - ​Loud, confrontational rock chick and tomboy. Plays drums in Schlomo's band. Often loses her temper and does not take school seriously. B4-A3

​Goodman King​ - Musician in Schlomo's band; Schlomo's best friend. G#4-F3

​Mabel Washington​ - Loud, overweight dancer and singer; desperate to shed pounds but can't resist food. Often speaks her mind and gives out advice to others. E5-D4
*only actresses who mention on their audition form that they are interested in Mabel will be considered for a Mabel call back.

​Miss Esther Sherman​ - Strict, old-fashioned English teacher who loves her students, despite the fact that she comes down hard on them. E5-F3

​Miss Greta Bel​l​ - Dance teacher with a passion for varied styles of dance. Believes that dance is a way o flife and is very protective of her students. E5-A3

​Mr. Sheinkopf​ - European music tutor with a love for classical and a dislike of all things "rock and roll."

​Mr. Myers​ - A laid-back drama teacher with an obsession for human psychology.

​Ensemble of students (dance, voice, acting, and instrumental)