Bugsy Malone, Jr Auditions
Ages 8-18 M & F
Audition dates July 8 & 9 doors open at 6:30 pm audition process begins promptly at 7 pm. Please arrive on time. Callbacks only July 10 doors open at 6:30 pm callbacks begin promptly at 7 pm. If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition dates please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one week prior to the scheduled dates for a possible pre-audition. We will try to accommodate you but this is not a guarantee.
Prepare 16 - 32 measures from a Broadway musical to be performed for the director's casting committee. Must provide sheet music, Phone, MP3 player or cd accompaniment no vocal tracks may be on the CD or digital device accompaniment. Instrumental only. Learn a simple dance routine. Please wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, ballet or jazz shoes NO flip flops or sandals. Please bring all days, dates and times you are NOT available for rehearsals. A rehearsal schedule will not be available until after callbacks and the cast is selected.
For call backs. Be prepared to sing a selection from the Bugsy Malone, Jr score assigned by the directors. Call back music will be provided. Readings from the script. Tap shoes, dance shoes and ballet slippers for specific dance roles.
Production dates are September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23. Tech week begins September 9 with a pick-up rehearsal the following week. There can be no conflicts for tech week or for any of the
BUGSY MALONE is the hero of our story.
This role is equal parts Jimmy Stewart, James
Bond and Gene Kelly. Bugsy alternates as the
narrator and the lead of the show. A young
performer comfortable in front of an audience,
who radiates a sense of charm and sincerity as
well as a street-wise sensibility.
Vocal Range: baritone/tenor
BLOUSEY BROWN is at first the typical young,
wide-eyed, would-be star, just off the bus
from a small town. However, we find out that
Blousey is a force to be reckoned with and
certainly, nobody's fool. This is a large role that
requires good singing and acting. A young Carol Burnett
type is recommended.
Vocal Range: mezzo soprano
FAT SAM is the baddest of the bad guys
whose biggest rival is Dandy Dan. Fat Sam
should be an adept physical comedian with
a commanding stage presence. Note that Fat Sam does
not need to be fat. You can dress him in a fat
suit or cast a really small kid with a booming
voice for comedic effect.
Vocal Range: baritone/tenor
TALLULAH is the classic gangster's moll. Cast
a young woman who is self-confident and can
deliver the role with deadpan sincerity and droll
appeal. Tallulah is a Mae West type with a
talent for performing. She needs to be a strong
Vocal Range: alto
DANDY DAN is the unflappably stylish,
debonair, underworld businessman who outwits
Fat Sam every step of the way. Your Dan
should be comfortable singing his song, "That's
Why They Call Him Dandy."
Vocal Range: baritone
FIZZY is an employee of Fat Sam's at the
Grand Slam, whose duties mostly involve
cleaning up the place. Fizzy has a difficult song
that requires emotional singing and a significant
range. Who can deliver Fizzy's sad-eyed hopes
and dreams as he sweeps up.
Vocal Range: tenor
FAT SAM'S GANG includes ROXY ROBINSON,
ANGELO, SNAKE EYES, RITZY, SHAKE DOWN
LOUIS and Sam's right-hand man, KNUCKLES.
You may add as many ensemble members to
the gangs as your stage can accommodate.
These fellows are bumbling, funny, non-
threatening hoodlums. They should be able to
sing with gusto (if not in tune) and be willing to
work on the rigors of physical comedy. Many
productions have successfully cast girls in
DANDY DAN'S GANG members are really
bad guys. Also known as THE HOODS, they sing
a little, but they splurge a lot! Cast suave-
looking types who can pull off slicked-back hair
and double-breasted suits. Many productions
have successfully cast girls in these roles. The
Hoods include BRONX CHARLIE, SHOULDERS,
BENNY LEE, YONKERS, LAUGHING BOY and
DOODLE. You may add as many ensemble
members to gangs as your stage can safely
accommodate. Remember, girls can easily be
dressed up as male gangsters.
LENA MARELLI is the star of the "Lena Marelli
Show!" and she lets everyone know it. Cast
a young performer who can TAKE OVER THE
STAGE with a strong singing voice. An affected
character voice is practically a requirement to
deliver this role. Lena is not very bright, but she
is very loud. Think Lina Lamont from Singin' in
Vocal Range: soprano
The TALLULAH'S GIRLS perform at the
speakeasy, and they include TILLIE, LORETTA,
DOTTY and BANGLES. These girls should be
very at home singing and dancing and should
work well as ensemble singers. They are
basically, Tallulah's gang!
FEATURED ENSEMBLE: These roles are
featured comedic parts that do not require
OSCAR DE VELT is the stage equivalent of
Cecil B. DeMille. A strong, confident actor will
fit the bill here.
MARBINI THE MAGICIAN and the
VENTRILOQUIST are two wonderfully funny
smaller roles in the audition scene with Oscar
De Velt. Both of them are convinced that they
are world famous. Cast performers who can
really sell these roles for all they are worth.
The OPERA SINGER and the other bits in this
scene are all great cameos.
The DOWN AND OUTS are representative of
out-of-work, Depression era men and women of
the soup kitchens, which include the COOKS
serving in the kitchens. The Down and Outs
are ready for a cause, and helping Bugsy bring
peace between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan is just
what the doctor ordered. Additional ensemble
roles in this scene include the PRIEST,
CLIPBOARD WILLY and two DELIVERY GUYS.
If you have a smaller cast, you can use the
splurged from early scenes (Fat Sam's Gang!).
Other standout ensemble roles include: the
RADIO ANNOUNCER, PAPERBOY (or girl),
RAZAMATAZ, Maître D's, ELEGANTLY
DRESSED LADY, WAITRESS, LOUELLA,
the BUTLER, the TRUMPET PLAYER ON
ROLLER SKATES, the Line of AUDITIONEES
at the Bijoux, POP BECKER, the BARBER
and FLASH FRANKIE. These are all good
comic roles for young performers. In a smaller
ensemble you can double many of these parts.
Additionally, students can be cast as Speakeasy staff
and customers, including a WAITER, CANDY
GIRLS, LENA'S BODYGUARDS,
MALE GAMBLERS, additional CHORUS
GIRLS, SPLURGE ATTENDANTS, SPEAKEASY
CUSTOMERS, and MEMBERS OF FAT SAM
and DANDY DAN'S GANGS. While these are
smaller roles, that often steal the show and
make for an even, well-rounded evening at the