AUDITIONS for Broadway Bound's 2022 Summer Spotlight Production: Crybaby the Musical
Broadway Bound Children's Theater
About the project and the company
Crybaby the Musical
Direction by Ellen Hume, Musical Direction by Melina Karu
This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of “The Daily Show.” It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison.
All rehearsals and performances are in person. We will be following COVID guidelines as they change.
Crybaby the Musical is being put on as a part of the Summer Spotlight program, run by Broadway Bound. Summer Spotlight is aiming to get young teens interested in aspects of theatre outside of acting, as well as give them an opportunity to work in those departments. All shows through Broadway Bound’s Summer Spotlight will be student directed, designed, and produced, helping young adults look into the many careers that are not always seen directly on stage. Also, helping students understand and appreciate the work that they don’t tend to see in person when acting in a show. Although much of this program is looking into the behind the scenes part of creating a musical it also uses student actors in order to learn what it’s like to take direction and to professionally work alongside their peers. Our goal is to introduce teens to theatre in a new light and to give them the experience and mentoring required to be able to independently produce their own production. It also drives to express the importance of every single individual behind and in front of the curtain.
Location of Audition
University Heights Center Seattle
This is tuition-based, educational theater. Tuition is $50.
Prepare a cut of a musical theater song, no longer than 1 minute, that showcases your ability, AND that you are comfortable with. Prepare a 30 second monologue that you connect with. Please register for an audition at the Website specific to project. YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT A SELF TAPE- with the same requirements DUE MAY 18 *** I would like to emphasize that we take anyone of any experience level. This is an amazing opportunity to work with other young people and build a show ourselves! Please do not be intimidated by the audition process; We want to work with you! :) ***
Character breakdown / Project needs
Wade 'Crybaby' Walker
Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-William
Dupree W. Dupree
Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski
Preferred method of submission
May 12-15 (In Person), Up to May 18 (Self Tape)
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Register for an audition at Website Specific to Project or submit your self-tape video to email@example.com
Open to All
Website specific to project