The FATS WALLER Musical Show
Conceived by Richard Maltby, JR. and Murray Horwitz
Director & Choreographer: Spencer John Powell
Co-Producers: Mickey Mounarath & Lenelle Wylie
NOTE: Additional audition date just added:
February 12, 2022 from 1-4PM (at Visionary Dance Theater)
By appointment, in half hour slots.
To Reserve Your Audition Time:
Please click on the following link and complete the online submission form. Please attach your headshot and resume. https://form.jotform.com/213504296192152
Note: If the slots are full, please check back regularly as cancellations do happen up until the audition dates.
TBA, by invitation only
Callbacks will consist of movement and songs from the score. If invited, please wear comfortable clothing.
Please note: No photos or video recording are permitted during auditions or callbacks.
Auditions and Callbacks will be held at:
Visionary Dance Theater 8674 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
May 20 – June 19, 2022
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
Rehearsals will begin the evening of Monday, April 4.
The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal.
You need to know your conflicts from April 4, 2021 through May 19, 2022 and these must be listed on the audition form. Please ensure you do not have any performance date conflicts.
COVID-19 NOTICE: FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS, ALL CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 AND PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF PRIOR TO THE START OF REHEARSALS.
If you have any questions not answered in this announcement, you may email email@example.com.
For singing roles: Prepare a one-minute musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring your sheet music with all cuts clearly indicated for our accompanist.
For dancing roles:
- Male and non-binary dancers should be in jazz shoes.
- Female dancers should be in character shoes.
- All dancers should wear form fitting clothing so that we can see the movement clearly.
- Dancers will be taught a combination at the audition so there is no need to prepare any choreography ahead of time.
- Please arrive at the audition warmed up and prepared to move.
- Strictly a Non-Equity production. There is no pay.
Assembled under the expert eye of acclaimed director/lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical.
The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
Cast List and Breakdown:
Coronado Playhouse encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities and persons with disabilities to audition for all shows. In consideration of the cultural roots and legacy of Fats Waller, the creative team seeks to cast African American, African, Black, and BIPOC actors for the singing roles and are looking to showcase a range of diverse ethnicities in the dance ensemble.
18 and over for all roles, please
STYLE: Jazz Vocal Technique
Lowest song: Squeeze Me
Highest Song: Handful of Keys
“Soprano with Strong Mix/Belt”
Lowest Song: Keepin’ Out of Mischief
Highest Song: Yacht Club Swing
Lowest Song: Mean to Me
Highest Song: Cash for Your Trash
Lowest Song: Your Feet’s Too Big
Highest Song: Honeysuckle Rose
Lowest Song: Black and Blue
Highest Song: That Ain’t Right