Characters on the Street

Characters on the Street

No. Not Coronation Street. 

Who are the characters that we will meet in our production of 42nd Street and what can we expect from anyone auditioning for them?

CHARACTER ROLE GENDER PLAYING AGE STRENGTH RANGE NOTES
Dorothy Brock Principle Female 40-55
  • Singing
  • Acting
Alto Established broadway star. Commands the stage, self important.
Peggy Sawyer Principle Female 17-24
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Acting

Soprano / 
Mezzo-soprano

Young, talented and hopeful. Triple threat performer!
Maggie Jones Principle Female 45-55
  • Singing
  • Acting
Alto Co-writer of 'Pretty Lady' (plus performer in her own show). Comedy role.
Julian Marsh Principle Male 40-55
  • Singing
  • Acting
Baritone Broadway show director - larger than life, dominating character.
Bert Barry Principle Male 45-55
  • Singing
  • Acting
Baritone Co-writer of 'Pretty Lady' (plus performer in the show). Comedy role.
Billy Lawlor Principle Male 27-35
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Dancing
 Tenor 'Juvenile' lead. Young and ful of energy - and thinks he's the best!
Andy Lee Suporting Either 40-60
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Dancing
Baritone or
Mezzo Soprano
The Dance Director 
Pat Denning Supporting Male 40-50
  • Acting
 Baritone Former Vaudeville partner of Dorothys (plus 'secret' love interest)
Abner Dillon Supporting Male 60-75
  • Acting
Sugar Daddy of Dorothy Brock and 'Angel' of Pretty Lady
Anytime Annie Supporting Female 20-25
  • Acting
  • Singing
  • Dancing
Mezzo-Soprano Chorus girl and sub-principle in 'Pretty Lady'.

This is a show in which dancing and singing is a vital part of every character - however there are several characters that do not dance! 

For the rest, tapping is a key feature of the show and we will be casting the dancing cast in 2 or 3 dance groups so we can include as many people as possible, at different skill levels. Of course, EVERYONE will have to sing. And dance. At the same time. 

And smile.