Towle Theater
Night Tide

Pay: $300

Description:

Towle Theater seeks strong singer/actors 21 years old and up for its upcoming World Premiere Musical Night Tide; music by Nathania Wibowo, book & lyrics by Taylor Tash. Authors will be attending performances. Directed by Jeff Casey, Musical Direction by T.J. Anderson and Vocal Direction by Stephanie Rohr. All ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition. Performance Dates are September 17-19, 24-26, 30, October 1-3, 2021. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Towle Theater in Hammond, IN.

Covid Precautions:
To ensure a creative work environment that's safe and void of stress and anxiety associated with the COVID pandemic, you must be fully vaccinated to audition.

Audition Date: Saturday, June 12 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Audition Location:
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. South side of Belmont, between Lakewood and Racine. Located just a few blocks west of the Belmont Red/Brown/Purple stop also accessible via the #77 Belmont bus. Masks, properly worn, are required in all areas of Theater Wit except when auditioning.

Callbacks and Local Auditions:
Sunday, June 13 at 2:30pm callbacks and local auditions at the Towle Theater-5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320. Masks, properly worn, are required in all areas of Towle Theater except when auditioning. Attendance at callbacks is ideal but not necessary for casting.

Show Description:
Night Tide, a new musical inspired by the 1961 mystery-thriller B movie, tells the kitschy and compelling tale of Johnny Drake, a lonely Naval sailor. As he enjoys his first shore leave exploring the boardwalks, tiki bars, and beach parties of a spooky seaside town, Johnny meets Mora, a seductive and mysterious young woman who works in the sideshow as a mermaid. Johnny immediately becomes smitten with Mora, but soon discovers that she may in fact be a real siren of the sea, and she may have lured her previous boyfriends to their watery graves...

Characters:
JOHNNY DRAKE, a strapping and ingenuous young Navy sailor C3 - Bb4

MORA, a seductive young woman with a troubling secret G3 - E5

ELLEN, a young, no-nonsense carousel operator F3 - C5

CAPTAIN MURDOCK, a grizzled old sea captain A2 - F4

MADAM ROMANOVITCH, a quirky, eccentric fortune teller Eb3 - Eb5

ODD SAM, the lascivious leader of an omniscient surf rock band C3 - Eb4

ROCKY, a ferocious young woman in the band with Odd Sam F3 -D5

STORMY, a young woman also in the band and just as ferocious Eb3 - D5

MYSTERY WOMAN, an older woman whose purpose is shrouded in titular mystery A3 - C5

Time Commitment:

Company meeting & rehearsals will begin in July (max 3-4 rehearsals per week).
Performances are September 17-19, 24-26, 30, October 1-3, 2021.

Material To Prepare:

Please prepare 32 bars of a 1960's Broadway or Pop Song or a song that evokes that period not from the show. Have a contrasting piece ready if asked. Provide sheet music in the correct key. No acapella or taped accompaniment. You may be asked to sing from the score and/or read from the script.

Contact Info:

To request an audition appointment, please email headshot, resume and proof of vaccination. (This posting is NOT for reproduction)

Reply To Email: auditions@towletheater.org
Website: www.towletheater.org