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Audition: It Shoulda Been You

SCC Center Stage Theatre
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Vocal & Acting Auditions
May 22 & 23 - 7:00 p.m.
*Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre or pop song.
*You will also be expected to read from the script.
*Monologues are encouraged but not required.
*You are required to attend only one night of these auditions.

All auditions will be held in the Donald Shook Fine Arts Building theatre on the SCC Campus at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO.

(Callbacks are by invitation only)
May 24 - 7:00 p.m.

Will be held on campus beginning June 4.
Performance Dates
July 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28; 7:30 p.m.
July 29; 2:00 p.m.

It Shoulda Been You puts a modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it’s all relative. It’s a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. As if the union wasn’t complicated enough, the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

Roles Available:
Judy Steinberg – Mother of the bride from hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters and knows best whether they realize it or not. She is forceful and domineering, but at heart a kind and loyal person and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. She’s also very funny, but not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they are. (Alto/mezzo)
Jenny Steinberg – Co-maid of honor and bride’s older sister. She is the driving force behind this “perfect” wedding. She is overweight and is not comfortable with much about herself, and she hides behind a wicked sense of humor, which serves her well as armor against her mother’s constant attacks and helpful “suggestions.” Although she can be cutting and acerbic, she is rarely mean or spiteful to others because her barbed comments are usually directed at herself. (Mezzo-soprano with a great belt.)
Rebecca Steinberg – The bride and “perfect” daughter…..looks, body, voice, she has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable, sometimes laughing and crying at the same time, which makes her seem like a mess. (Soprano with a high belt.)
Murray Steinberg – Father of the bride, who loves his wife and daughters. If he has any negative feelings about this wedding, he would never show them. He only wants what’s best for his family. The true embodiment of a Jewish “Mensch.” (Bass/baritone)
Georgette Howard – The mother of the groom from hell – uptight, waspy, one of those “ladies who lunch,” with an acerbic wit and fondness for alcohol. She is not happy about her son getting married and her unhappiness is a force to be reckoned with. (Alto/mezzo)
Brian Howard - The groom, who is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen when he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering father and manipulative mother. (Tenor with good low notes.)
George Howard – Father of the groom, who is a “master of the universe” and is used to getting his way in business as well as in his personal life. His one soft spot is his wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy. On the other hand, he is very distant with his son. (Baritone)
Albert – The amazing wedding planner who is both worldly and world weary. His is a nuptial Houdini, who has seen and done it all before, and who is therefore ready with the solution before anyone else even realizes there’s a problem. Baritone
Marty Kaufman – The bride’s ex-boyfriend and the quintessential Jewish boy-next-door. He’s the kind of young man every Jewish mother dreams of for her daughter. If he were any closer to the Steinbergs, he’d be related. Instead, he’s just in love with them, or at least with one in particular. It’s too bad he’s not getting married,….or is he??? (Tenor with strong pop styling)
Greg Madison – The Best Man. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likeable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend. (Tenor with strong pop styling.)
Annie Sheps – African-American co-maid of honor. She is the calm in the storm – an observer who does her best to help where she can, but that doesn’t mean she’s not just as emotionally invested as everyone else. She’s sweet and charming, but don’t cross her! She’s one of the few who can stand up to Judy Steinberg and tell is like it is. (Mezzo with strong pop styling.)
Uncle Morty – The absent-minded uncle of the bride who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing. (Baritone)
Aunt Sheila – Murray’s sister. She’s a grabbing, clasping woman who is full of spite and jealousy for her sister-in-law and would love nothing more than to see the whole evening go up in flames. She’s also interested in any man that may come across her path. (Mezzo-soprano)
Walt – a hotel employee (the actor may also play various wedding guests) (Baritone)
Mimsy – a hotel employee (the actress may also play various wedding guests) (Mezzo)

For more information please contact the Director, Lynne Snyder, at lsnyder@stchas.edu.