Auditions for Cry-Baby extended with several great parts available. Wednesday 8/31/22 from 6:00-7:00PM. If interested but can’t make it, or have any questions, call or text director Bob Kaplan at 631-793-6722.
There will also be a dance audition so you can focus on your singing! Our choreographer will be teaching a few counts of 8. Who doesn’t love some good 50s dance moves!
Auditions for the musical Cry Baby will be held Sunday, August 28, at 3 p.m. and Monday, August 29, at 7 p.m. with callbacks on Wednesday, August 31, at 7 p.m.
Cry Baby is a rock-and-roll romp — a fractured 1950s version of Romeo and Juliet. It’s based on the 1990 John Waters movie of the same name.
All parts are open. We enthusiastically encourage all actors of color to audition.
For the music part of the audition, please prepare a song from the show, or a rock song or ballad from the ’50s or ’60s along the lines of Elvis, Little Richard and Brenda Lee. Please prepare the song with movement or choreography.
Actors should be prepared to stay for reading from the script; sides will be provided.
|Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker||M||The leader of the gang known as the ‘Drapes’. A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel but has a sensitive side.|
|Allison Vernon-Williams||F||A pretty, fun, and intelligent girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape.|
|Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams||F||Allison’s protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic.|
|Dupree W. Dupree||M||Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker’s best friend and a drape. He is always energetic and positive.|
|Baldwin Blandish||M||Allison’s Boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called “The Whiffles” and has strong opinions on politics.|
|Pepper Walker||F||Cry Baby’s tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time.|
|Wanda Woodward||F||A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and ‘pure’ girl.|
|Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski||F||Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with.|
|Lenora Frigid||F||Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby.|
|The Whiffles Baldwin’s doo-wop group and best friends||M/F||They want to have a hit on the radio.|
|Ensemble||M/F||Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Bailiff, Skippy Wagstaff, Radio DJ, Drape Ensemble, Square Ensemble
For any questions, contact director Bob Kaplan at [email protected]