Come on out and be a part of our next Vancouver Fringe Festival musical! Cry Baby is like coolsville!
Awkward Stage is looking for all kinds of cool cats for this crazy, Tony-nominated show!
Auditions will take place:
- Tuesday, March 28th, 6-10pm
- Saturday April 1st, 12-4pm
- Saturday April 1st, 5-9pm Callbacks (be prepared to dance in in the style of the era. Most roles require strong movers)
To be considered for an audition, please send your resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awkward Stage deeply considers inclusivity and intersectionality in all casting and staffing decisions. . We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all ages, ethnicities and gender identities.
What to Prepare:
Please prepare both a rockabilly song from the ’50s and ’60s and a short monologue. Stylistically, actors should consider works by female artists like Lorrie Collins, Sparkle Moore, Brenda Lee, and Janis Martin and male acts like Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Burnette and others. There’s a whole world of music out there people. Use the Google and find it.
About the Production:
Rehearsals start August 1st, evenings and weekends throughout August. Some afternoons may be required for some performers.
Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17th
Directed by Barbara Tomasic
Choreography by Erika Babins
Assistant Direction by Sarah Harrison
Musical Direction by Andy Toth
“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. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.”