Audition Details

ShowKiss Me, Kate
CompanyMaggie's Little Theater
DirectorBill Logan
Musical DirectorRhea Arkin
ChoreographerJillian Sawyer
NotesCast is required to keep the schedules clear for every night of production week, including the Saturday and Sunday before. Production week schedule TBD at a later date. Please bring your calendar to the audition in order to list your current conflicts. If cast in "Kiss Me, Kate" and subsequently auditioning for another production performing after "Kiss Me, Kate" is over, "Kiss Me, Kate" is your priority and these rehearsals are your conflicts for that production. Maggie’s Little Theater requires all cast members to perform volunteer activities outside of their role. Examples are: hall setup, distributing flyers and posters, set strike, production tasks, or similar.
InstructionsPlease prepare a song from ""Kiss Me, Kate"" or a song from another show in the same style. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. You will be learning a short dance routine, so please wear comfortable clothing.
Come to the audition prepared to complete the application sheet. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but not necessary. Auditionees may be asked to read singly or with others. If necessary, auditionees may be asked to return for a call back. We ask that you be respectful of the other auditionees and maintain a quiet attitude.
Rehearsal DatesBeginning 4/15. Maggie’s Little Theater generally rehearses on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-10pm and on Sundays from 5-9pm. Due to the facility and holiday schedules, there are occasional Fridays or Mondays.
Performance DatesJuly 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26

Auditon Location/Date/Times

OpenSt. Margaret Parish Hall
66-05 79th Place
Middle Village
Mar 295:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OpenSt. Margaret Parish Hall
66-05 79th Place
Middle Village
Apr 017:30 PM - 9:30 PM
OpenSt. Margaret Parish Hall
66-05 79th Place
Middle Village
Apr 027:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Fred Graham/Petruchio (Lead)M30-49Writer, producer, director, actor and superman. Worked his way up from the chorus and his ego is as large as his resume is long. Must have a physically imposing presence, excellent facility with Shakespeare?s text, and be extremely handsome, charismatic, and funny
Classic Baritone. Vocal range: Bb - G
Lilli Vanessi/Katharine (Lead)F30-45Returning to the stage after a not-so-successful Hollywood turn. A regal diva with a fierce temper and rapier-like wit, but a vulnerability underneath it all. Must have the beauty, poise, and elegance of a 1940s Hollywood movie star
Glorious soprano who also has a rich mezzo/belt. Vocal Range: A - B
Lois Lane/Bianca (Supporting)F20-29A nightclub hoofer with Broadway dreams. Sexy, charismatic, and dumb like a fox, she makes up for her lack of book smarts with an enthusiastic employment of feminine wiles.
Excellent actor, singer, and tap dancer with a knockout Broadway belt/mix. Vocal Range: G - F
Hattie (Supporting)F35-49Lilli's dresser. A true theatre professional, she has seen it all. Part dresser, part psychologist, she remains unflappable amidst the drama of backstage life. Has an ongoing flirtation with Paul.
Vocal range: A - F
Paul (Supporting)M35-49Fred's Dresser. Cool Under Pressure. Has An Ongoing Flirtation With Hattie. Featured Vocalist With Jazz Style.
Vocal Range: C - F#
First Man And Second Man (Supporting)M30-59Character men. Two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theatre. Must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy
Good movers. Vocal range: B - D
General Harrison Howell (Supporting)M40-59A highly distinguished General of the US Army with strong political ties to the White House. A man of rigid discipline determined to uphold military order and patriarchal family values, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of Broadway or even Baltimore
Must have strong comedic skills. Baritone. Vocal range: B - F
Gremio And Hortensio (Supporting)MActors who appear in The Shrew. They will also sing in the ensemble of both The Shrew and in ?Too Darn Hot?. Both are featured in several numbers and should sing & dance well
Tenor or baritenor
Pops (Stage Doorman) (Ensemble)MEnsemble; doubles as Padua Priest
Ralph (Stage Manager) (Ensemble)MEnsemble singer
Dance Captain (Ensemble)MDoubles as Gregory, servent to Petruchio; ensemble dancer & recorder player
Harry Trevor (Ensemble)MA veteran character actor; doubles as Baptista Minola
Stagehand #1 (Electrician & Cab Driver) (Ensemble)MDoubles as Nathaniel, servent to Petruchio, dancer
Stagehand #2 (Assistant Electrician) (Ensemble)MDoubles as Philip, servent to Petruchio, dancer
Stagehand #3 (Carpenter & Driver For Gen. Howell) (Ensemble)MDoubles as Haberdasher, dancer
Wardrobe Lady (Ensemble)FEnsemble Singer, Dancer
Ensemble Singer (Ensemble)FPart Of Female Quartet For "Bianca"; doubles as Padua Inn Waitress, dancer
Women Ensemble (Ensemble)FEnsemble dancers, singers