Edited and adapted by James Saba
Musical arrangements by Steve Gunderson
Director: James Saba
Choreographer: Erin Petersen
Music Director: Imahni King
Two Gentlemen Rock Verona follows the misadventures of two best friends, Valentine and Proteus set in the rockin’ and rollin’ 1950s. Valentine is about to leave his small town for a life in the big city, while Proteus chooses to stay behind to woo the lovely Julia. Proteus’ father has other plans for him, however, and instructs him to follow Valentine to pursue his education. When Proteus arrives, he gets one look at the Duke’s daughter, Sylvia, and immediately forgets Julia back home. The problem is that Sylvia is his best friend’s girl; and Julia won’t be dumped that easily! Mix in some bandits, an incensed father, and a disguise (of course) and it’s friend versus friend in a madcap tale of romantic rivals – all set to a soundtrack of hits from the wild and wacky 1950s.
Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, May 28. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal.
The production runs July 15 – August 7, 2022 with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted.
All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.
To be considered, please send an email with your headshot, resume, and a video submission to email@example.com. Please prepare a video of yourself singing 16-32 bars of a pop, rock, or upbeat musical song. Singing with accompaniment (whether live or a track) is preferred. The submission deadline is 6pm on Sunday, May 15.
Callbacks will be held in person at Coronado Playhouse on Sunday, May 22 from 10am-12pm.
If you have any questions not answered in this announcement, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coronado Playhouse is committed to inclusivity, and encourages ALL members of our community to submit, particularly members of communities who have historically been excluded or underrepresented — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities.
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 a record of vaccinations and booster shots prior to the start of rehearsals.
The following roles remain available:
VALENTINE – A young gentleman from Verona. 18-25. Baritenor. (Sings: Puppy Love)
PROTEUS – A young gentleman from Verona. Best friend to Valentine. Promised to Julia. 18-25. Baritone (Sings: Love is Golden Ring, The Girl of My Best Friend, I’m Sorry)
SPEED – Servant to Valentine. 20s-30s. Baritone. (Sings: Tender Trap).
TRIO (Tenor/Bass/Baritone) – A “boy group” reminiscent of The Four Aces or The Cardigans (Sings: Sincerely, Your Cheatin’ Heart, and Puppy Love).