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How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
Leavenworth Summer Theater

  • How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
  • Leavenworth Summer Theater
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Leavenworth, WA
  • Project Begins: Jun 11, 2010
  • Project Ends: Aug 28, 2010
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  • Contact Person: Administrative Office
  • Primary Phone: 509.548.7324
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    Prefered method of submission: Phone for Appointment

    Audition Location:
    Call 509.548.7324 for appointment.

Leavenworth Summer Theater auditions for How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying will be held in Leavenworth March 10 - 14. How to Succeed is presented in the downtown Leavenworth FestHalle.


Other details:
We do not provide housing; however, we are able to assist actors in finding reasonable housing in most cases. Many of our actors are also able to find part-time jobs in the tourist industry if they are interested in working. Leavenworth is a great place to spend a summer - hiking, floating the river, or just enjoying the time in the mountains and the Village.

Rehearsals begin Friday evening, June 11. All rehearsals are in Leavenworth.

Call and we will email you a complete audition packet of information and answer any questions you may have.

A review of our website will help you understand us better. Hope to see you at auditions!


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
J. PIERREPONT FINCH - Window cleaner. (Male - Age 20-35, tenor) Finch is young and driven to succeed in the business world. He exhibits a great amount of charm and pluck, but is never completely trustworthy. He will vacillate between uncertainty and over-confidence.

J.B. BIGGLEY - President of the World Wide Wicket Company. (Male - Age 45-60, baritone) Biggley is a self-important blowhard. He is the head of the company, and makes sure everyone knows it. However, he is completely brought to his knees by the women in his life.

BUD FRUMP - Biggley's nephew. (Male - Age 20-40, tenor) Frump is a lazy weasel who expects to succeed in the company through nepotism. He appears to have everything put together, but the people who know him, know the truth.

ROSEMARY PILKINGTON - Office Secretary (Female - Age 20-35, mezzo or alto) Rosemary is beautiful, loyal and long-suffering. She is in love with Finch and supports him in his climb to succeed in the company. She is spurned and ignored several times throughout the show, and continues to return to Finch.

HEDY LA RUE - The Other Woman (Female - Age 20-40, soprano or mezzo) Hedy is the sexy bombshell who is having an affair with Biggley. She is not bright, but knows how to use her looks to succeed in the company. She later appears as the pirate mascot in the company "treasure hunt."

SMITTY - Office Secretary (Female - Age 20-45, mezzo or alto) Smitty is friend and confidant of Rosemary. She is less idealistic than Rosemary and encourages her in her efforts to snag Finch.

MISS JONES - Mr. Biggsley's secretary (Male - Age 20-60, high belt) Miss Jones is the extremely gruff executive secretary to the head of the company. She is the one that keeps Biggley in line, and all of the employees try to stay out of her way. She breaks this mold late in the show with an upbeat solo. This character must be a belter.

BERT BRATT - Personnel Manager (Male - Age 20-60, baritone) Harried executive that does a quality job. Bratt is central to the hirings and firings that move the plot along, and is one of the only executives who seems to do his job.

MR TWIMBLE - Head of the Mail Room (Male - Age 30-60, baritone) Hardworking low-level executive who has been beaten down by working in the mail room for too many years. He is a genuinely likeable guy.

WALLY WOMPER - Chairman of the Board (Male - Age 40-70, baritone) Womper is a grumpy looking man who is largely silent. When he does speak, he is revealed to be a gruff but charming man who is proud of his blue-collar background.

MISS KRUMHOLTZ - Mr. Gatch's secretary (Female - Age 20-60, soprano, mezzo, or alto) Miss Krumholtz is the professional secretary that is completely loyal to the executive she is assigned to that day.

MILT GATCH - Head of Plans and Systems (Male - Age 20-60, tenor, baritone, or bass) Gatch is a confident and handsome junior executive who is not immune to an attractive female.

BENJAMIN BURTON DANIEL OVINGTON - New head of advertising (Male - Age 20-40, tenor, baritone, or bass) Ovington is the golden boy. Tall, handsome, athletic and smart. He is hired to head up the advertising department.

Male ensemble (Junior Executives) (ages 20-40) Various vocal ranges. Multiple speaking parts.
Female ensemble (Secretaries) (ages 20-40) Various vocal ranges. Multiple speaking parts.

All roles open. Age Appropriate Casting.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Call for appointment. 509.548.7324 Auditions March 10 - 13.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Dance auditions on Saturday morning, March 13th. Callbacks on Sunday, March 14th.

Audition Requirements:
nitial adult auditions are by appointment only. Each auditioner will have up to 10 minutes to sing one song of their choice from one of this summerís shows, in the original key, music provided in advance, and to present cold readings. Pianist provided.

Monetary compensation:
All actors, technical crew members and orchestra members are paid a stipend.

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