The Francis Wilson Playhouse will be holding WONDERFUL TOWN Auditions Sun June 16th and Mon June 17th at 7pm.

Based on the book/play/film My Sister Eileen, this high energy musical comedy features music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. 

Performances will be September 5th to 22nd, 2024 at the Playhouse. 

Auditioners are requested to bring a 32 bar Audition song with Sheet Music (no a capella or tracks) or can choose to sing from the Show Score (provided)

There will be a dance/movement audition and you MAY be requested to read for a specific role.

The comedy and characters are broad, per the style of Golden Age musicals. (Think Guys & Dolls era)

Rehearsals will be held at the Playhouse in July & August. The show is full of wonderful production numbers in a variety of musical styles.

Available Roles

Principals:

  • Eileen – Ruth’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (LYRIC SOPRANO)
  • Ruth – Eileen’s sister, a recent arrival from Ohio (ALTO)
  • Robert (Bob) Baker – editor at the Manhatter (BARITONE)
  • Wreck – former college football player (BARITONE)
  • Chick Clark – newspaperman (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Frank Lippencott – manager of the local drug store (BARITONE) (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Officer Lonigan (John) – neighborhood cop (TENOR)

Supporting:

  • Tour Guide – shows tourists around Greenwich Village; male  (doubles in Ensemble)
  • Mr Appopolous – modern painter; Ruth’s and Eileen’s landlord 
  • Helen – Wreck’s girlfriend
  • Mrs. Wade – Helen’s mother
  • First Associate Editor – fellow employee at the Manhatter 
  • Second Associate Editor – fellow employee at the Manhatter 
  • Violet – “working gal” of the village
  • Speedy Valenti – proprietor of the Village Vortex, lost in his own world of jazz

Ensemble:

  • Tourists, Greenwich villagers, New York crowd, Brazilian cadets, Irish cops, “Hepcats” , more