AUDITION

I’ll Be Seeing You

An original story by Reba Hervas and Megan Schier
Featuring popular music from the 1940’s

In December of 1941 lives of American citizens were forever changed when Pearl Harbor was attacked. All Americans rallied together to show support and USO canteens sprang into action. The lives of radio stars, entertainers, soldiers and the girl next door intertwine in Chicago. As the pages on the calendar turn, the music of the 40’s brings home to the front and the holiday spirit to each heart. Alive with high-octane dance numbers, and dreamy ballads this original musical is one you want to be a part of.

Performance Dates

  • November 24 - December 16

Role Auditions

  • Time:  Saturday, September 30th, 8:00am – noon  or  Monday, October 2nd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: Medinah Baptist Church 900 Foster Ave, Medinah, Illinois
  • All roles are open.
  • Callbacks:  Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00pm

Important Audition Material:

  • Please prepare a sixty- second cutting of a song in the style of songs from the 1940’s. You may use a vocal track or bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.

  • Be prepared to learn and perform a short swing dance routine.

  • Readings, if necessary, will be done at callbacks.

Character Descriptions:

*A note about stage ages: Ages listed are stage ages and also have a wide range of flexibility. If you can act/look the part, please go for it!

  • Barbara Miller - 20-30 - All American Girl. Feels the need to care for all those around her. Hard working. Singer at USO Canteen.
  • Helen Miller - 18-25 - Barbara’s younger sister. Dancer. Spoiled. Sensitive. Ambitious.
  • James George - 20-30 - Joined the Army like the rest of his town. Shy. Sensitive. Thoughtful. Brave.
  • Mary Parker – 40-60 – Director of Hostesses USO Chicago Canteen, Mom to all who know her. Widow. Loves God and country. Must be able to belt.
  • Frank Jones – 30-55 – Confident. Competitive. Self-absorbed. Partner with Tommy for the “Varity Review” radio show. Ladies’ Man. Typical vaudeville song and dance man.
  • Tommy Patterson – 25-40 – Good natured. Kind. Natural leader. Partners with Frank for the “Varity Review” radio show. Typical Vaudeville Song and Dance Man.
  • Sandy Martin – 25-45 – Oldest sister. Type A-take charge personality. Part of a trio sister group.
  • Susie Martin – 25-45 – Middle sister. Peace maker. Feels burdened about doing her part in the war. Part of a trio sister act.
  • Sylvia Martin – 25-45 – Youngest sister. Diva. Demands attention. Part of a trio sister act.
  • Jack Mitchell – 30-55 – Hardened war correspondent. Has a quest for truth that puts him in danger. Jaded by the evil he has seen. Sings.

Supporting Character Descriptions

:

  • Lois – Canteen Hostess
  • Harvey – Producer
  • Larry – Radio Foley technician
  • Walter – Army Buddy
  • David – Army Buddy
  • Rocky – Army Buddy
  • Captain – Captain of Platoon
  • Chaplain – Chaplain of Platoon
  • Sharon – Tommy and Frank’s assistant
  • Rose – Chorus girl
  • Milly – USO Show hopeful
  • Abner – stage Hand
  • Thomas – USO Officer
  • Ensemble will be comprised of USO Singers, dancers, soldiers.

All audition information and/or dates are subject to change without notice.

To schedule an appointment email reba.hervas@overshadowed.org or call 630-258-3293

Please note that as Overshadowed Theatrical Productions produces shows exclusively on a volunteer, recreational basis, all performers are unpaid.

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