ICCT Holding Auditions for Damn Yankees

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Iowa City – Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series. This classic is a seven time Tony award winning show and a staple in every musical lover’s library.

Directed by Katie Boothroyd
Musical Direction by Wes Habley

Performances: September 18-20 & 25-27

AUDITION INFO:
Sunday, July 19; 4:00p-7:00p
Monday, July 20; 6:00p-9:00p

Meeting Room A, Robert A Lee Rec Center

AUDITION PROCESS:
The director will provide scripts/sides for cold readings from the script. There is no need to prepare a monologue. Please prepare a one-minute piece of music, a pianist will be provided. There will also be a dance portion of the audition, so please be dressed appropriately for easy movement.

CHARACTERS:
Joe Boyd – A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators. Male, 40-50 yrs old. Range: A3 – G5
Meg Boyd – Joe’s long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. Female, 35-45 yrs old. Range: G3 – G5
Mr. Applegate – The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Male, 40-50 yrs old. Range: A3 – G5
Sister – A friend of Meg’s and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Female, 35-45 yrs old. Range: D4 – G5
Doris – A friend of Meg’s. She is slightly quieter and more conservative than her sister, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community. Female, 35-45 yrs old. Range: D4 – G5
Joe Hardy – The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Male, 20-30 yrs old. Range: A3 – G5
Sohovik – A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: D4 – G5
Smokey – A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: C3 – G5
Van Buren – The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Male, 50-60 yrs old. Range: D4 – A5
Rocky – A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: D4 – B5
Gloria Thorpe – A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: B3 – G5
Mr. Welch – The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. Male, 50-60 yrs old. Range: D4 – G5
Lola – The Devil’s seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: F3 – G5
Ensemble – Ball Players; Baseball Fans; Reporters

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