All auditions take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, unless otherwise stated.
AUDITIONS FOR SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE
Cultural Park Theater is gonna’ “Shake Rattle and Roll” as we celebrate the golden age of rock and roll with the longest running musical revue in Broadway history. Boasting some of the biggest hits from the 50’s and 60’s including Fools Fall in Love, Poison Ivy, On Broadway, Yakety Yak, I’m a Woman, Stand by Me and Love Potion #9 this electrifying entertainment lit up the great white way for five years!
For a scheduled audition please call Cultural Park Theater at 239-772-5862 and ask for Michael. Smokey Joe’s will be on stage March 28 through April 13, 2014.
Fred: Male, ages 20-49, African American, father-like figure type, sultry voice, solid and implacable; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, attractive, and in shape. Bass.
Ken: Male, ages 20-49, African American, a smooth crooner; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, attractive, and in shape. Baritone.
Adrian: Male, ages 20-49, African American, energetic, leader of the group; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, attractive, and in shape. Second tenor.
Michael: Male, ages 20-49, Caucasian, genuinely suave and impressive, a ladies man, evokes the memory of Elvis; true rock'n'roll singer and strong mover/dancer; part of The Quartet, must be good with harmonies, attractive, and in shape. Second tenor.
Deelee: Female, ages 20-40, Caucasian, innocent, but with a wild streak; the shimmy girl; strong dance ability.
Brenda: Female, ages 20-49, African American, savvy, sexy, and smart; strong dance ability.
Pattie: Female, ages 20-49, Caucasian, grounded; the throaty voice of experience with power; more rock.
BJ: Female, ages 20-49, African American, sexy, funny, and heartbreaking; huge gospel voice.
Leiber and Stoller wrote for two famous African-American quartets – The Drifters and The Coasters. The characters of Victor, Adrian, Ken and Fred should evoke the sound and style of those two quartets. The Drifters, led by Ben E. King, were smooth as silk, sexy, and irresistible; the Coasters were promoted as “the clown princes of rock and roll” and delivered hectic mayhem onstage, almost an extension of vaudeville clowning, but entirely in song. Most of the comedy rests with Victor, (the preening bad-boy) some with Adrian (the slow one). Ken gets to be the smoothie, and Fred the implacable bass, who’s seen it all and refuses to get upset about it.
Leiber and Stoller also wrote for two powerful figures of white rock and roll – Dion (of Dion and the Belmonts) and, of course, Elvis Presley. In the show the Elvis material has been distributed fairly evenhandedly to the various performers.