Auditions

Auditions July 26 & 27 @ 7:00 PM

Production dates September 18 – October 11

Sunday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM
Monday, July 27 @ 7:00 PM
Callbacks (if necessary) – Wednesday, July 29

Director – Kevin Pelkey
Musical Director – Peter Randazzo

Book by Marvin Hamlisch and Neil Simon
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show (70’s pop) – and please provide your own sheet music. You will be reading from the script – sides will be provided. If you have questions or need more information, contact Kevin.Pelkey@icsasoftware.com.

Production dates are September 18 – October 11; please note there is a preview September 17 with an audience and an additional performance Saturday, October 10 @ 2:00 PM (in addition to the 8:00 PM performance).

Characters Include:

Vernon Gersch: Male, 30s – 40s Baritone
Vernon is an award-winning, wise-cracking pop music composer, who is somewhat aloof and set in his ways

Sonia Walsk: Female, late 20s – early 30s Mezzo-Soprano
Quirky and idealistic lyricist who has recently achieved some minor success for her lyric writing.

Vernon’s inner Voices – 3 Males
Sonia’s Inner Voices – 3 Females
The “inner voices” need to be excellent singers who move well. They appear onstage throughout the play as Sonia and Vernon’s singing / dancing alter egos.

Neil Simon, America’s premier funny man, and Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award-winning composer of “A Chorus Line,” collaborated on this hit musical, a funny, romantic show about an established neurotic composer and his relationship with an slightly wacky, aspiring young female lyricist, (not unlike the real-life romance of Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager…). Professionally, their relationship works beautifully – but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. And will they get their happy ending…

NOMINEE – 1979 Tony Award, Best Musical
NOMINEE – 1979 Tony Award, Best Book
NOMINEE – 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical
NOMINEE – 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Book
NOMINEE – 1979 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music

“Neil Simon was at the top of his playwright-crafting game when he wrote the book for They’re Playing Our Song” – Ladue News

“It is fun and it is funny, full of blithe good humor, hilarious jokes and witty, pointed characterizations…The concept of the musical is absolutely beguiling…Simon has gotten himself another odd couple even odder than his first and is at his most sprightly and acidly comic.” – New York Post

“Engaging light entertainment.” – New York Daily News

Westport Community Theatre
Westport Town Hall – 110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
info@westportcommunitytheatre.com