Capital City Theatre Presents

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Music by Leonard Bernstein

Book & Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Director: Andrew Abrams

Director/Choreographer: Josh Walden

We will be casting both Equity and non-Equity actors

Audition Dates and Times

Madison, WI (Now Closed)

Monday, November 26, 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday, November 28, 7-10pm

(callbacks will be Thursday, November 29th, 6-9pm)

All auditions will take place at the Madison Ballet: Westgate Mall, 160 Westgate Mall, Madison, WI.
If you missed the auditions, please feel free to send a taped audition to

New York

January 10 and 11, 2019.  (Please Note: we will be holding appointment auditions in New York City, for certain roles only. All New York auditions will be set up through Michael Cassara Casting and, to be considered for an appointment, feel free to e-mail Additionally, keep an eye on industry websites, including - for a call for submissions at some point in December.) 



January 14, 2019 from 9am-4:00pm at the Actors Equity Building: 557 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL. Equity actors may sign up for an appointment one week ahead of scheduled audition time. All Non-Equity actors may show up on the day of the audition and be seen as time permits.

Rehearsal and Production
Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin May 14, 2019.; run is May 30-June 2, 2019; 5 performances in the Capitol Theater at Overture Center in Madison, WI


Please prepare a one-minute traditional “jazz style” Golden-age musical theatre song (prefer Bernstein, Jules Styne, etc and not so much Rodgers and Hammerstein/Lerner and Lowe). Note: Have all music double-sided in a 3-ring binder (sheet protectors ok). Accompanist will be provided.

Scheduling an Audition Time

Please click here to schedule an audition time. Indicate your time frame preference and we will do our best to accommodate you. Everyone will have to stay for the dance call! Note: We are currently only scheduling audition times for the Madison auditions!



We will be accepting video submissions. Please send these to Please include your headshot/resumé and the role(s) you are interested in along with your video recording. We will contact you if we would like to see a callback.

& Union Contract Details

  • Equity: $585/week (Equity LORT D/LOA Contract)

  • Non-Equity: All paid at various tiers

  • Some Housing will be provided

Cast Breakdown

Gabey: Ages 22 – 35. Baritone
Gabey is one of three sailors on shore leave, and the one most prone to being a romantic. He is the most worldly of all of them and has performed some heroic deeds on his ship. Gabey falls in love with the ideal of a woman he sees on a poster of “Miss Turnstiles“(Ivy Smith) and spends the remainder of the show pursuing her. Strong dance abilities required.

Ozzie: Ages 22-32. Character Baritone
Ozzie is one of the other sailors on shore leave in the city. Ozzie feels a tremendous loyalty to Gabey, Ozzie should be able to present himself as a relatively big and strong person (in one scene he is said to resemble a statue of a prehistoric man in the Natural History Museum). Ozzie’s love interest is Claire de Loone, a budding anthropologist. Strong movement abilities; strong comic actor.

Chip: Ages 18-30. Baritone
Chip is another one of the sailors on leave. Of the three, he is the most naive and the one least interested in meeting a girl for a fling during his day in the City (though he is not completely uninterested). He wants to see the sights of New York City so he can tell his Dad all about them, as is made clear in his duet with Hildy, “Come Up To My Place.” Strong comic actor.

Claire: Ages 22 – 32. Legit Soprano
Claire de Loone is a self-described “cold-blooded scientist,” an anthropologist to be precise, who cannot control her impulses. She is engaged in the study of prehistoric man in order to control those impulses. The actress portraying Claire must have a strong singing voice and great comic timing. Although she is engaged to be married to Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework, Claire’s love interest is Ozzie. Strong comic actress and strong dancer as well.

Hildy: Ages 20 – 34. Mezzo-soprano/Belter.
Hildy is a cab driver who is desperately hungry for a man. She shares an apartment with Lucy Schmeeler, wherein one girl lives in the apartment 12 hours a day while the other is working. Hildy meets Chip when he is looking for a cab and then spends much of the rest of the show trying to seduce him. Very strong comic actress.

Ivy: Ages: 22 – 32. Mezzo-soprano
Ivy Smith is “Miss Turnstiles,” and she is by turns an innocent as well as someone who is willing to fight to get ahead in her career. At heart, though, she is a romantic. Her love interest is Gabey. Very strong dancer, as the role is primarily dance.

Madame Dilly: Ages 40 – 60. Mezzo-soprano/Contralto
Madame Dilly is Ivy’s singing teacher and very much a lush. She provides comic relief and is a bit of a conniver. Strong comedic actress.

Judge Pitkin: Ages 35 – 65. Bass
Judge Pitkin is engaged to Claire de Loone. He is a bit too understanding of Claire’s problems with men and very overblown. Dignified, with great comedic timing.

Lucy Schmeeler: Hildy’s roommate. She has a terrible cold and provides comic relief. Strong comedic actor, non-singing role.

**** Please Note: There are up to 20 additional characters within this show. All ensemble will be playing multiple roles, and should be versatile actors as well as strong dancers and/or singers. We will be using a mixture of “singers who move well”, “triple-threats”, and “dancers who sing.” ****