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42nd Street Auditions


MUSIC ON STAGE announces auditions for its production of 42ND STREET.

One of the most classic and beloved show business tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes, her lucky yellow scarf and big dreams.

Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer. 

Auditions will take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center - 150 East Wood Street in Palatine, Illinois. 

Sunday August 14th, 2022 from 6pm - 10pm
Monday August 15th, 2022 from 7pm - 10pm

Callbacks BY INVITATION ONLY on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 from 7pm - 10pm

For an audition slot go to: 



Download an audition form and conflict calendar below.  Please bring 3 copies of each along with 1 pic / resume to your audition. 

Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo or a ballad in the style of the show. If singing from the show please be prepared to sing in the show key. Also be prepared to tap. Not all auditionees will be asked to stay and dance.

Rehearsals for 42ND STREET will be held on Sundays from 6-10pm and Monday through Thursday from 7-10pm at various locations in Palatine and Lincolnshire. 

Rehearsals begin Sunday August 21st and the performance schedule is as follows:

Sat Oct 15th @ 8pm
Sun Oct 16th @ 3pm
Sat Oct 22nd @ 2 & 8pm
Sun Oct 23rd @ 3pm
Sat Oct 29th @ 2 & 8pm
Sun Oct 30th @ 3pm

42ND STREET is Directed by Frank Roberts & Dina DiCostanzo / Choreographed by Dina DiCostanzo with Musical Direction by Andrea Behegan Gough. 

There is a $30 Participation Fee for this production. 

The role of BERT BARRY has been cast. 

All performers 18yrs and older are encouraged to audition and Walk-Ins are welcome.

A young, starry-eyed, naïve, and humble chorus girl who assumes the Lead role in Pretty Lady when Dorothy breaks her ankle.
She is the triple threat in the show - must sing, act, and dance (tap) very well. Alto-mezzo soprano: should belt and be able to easily transition to head voice. Age: 18-25 (must look young - character is referred to as ‘21’)

A past-her-prime and well-known, Broadway diva. She is supposed to be the female lead in Pretty Lady because she is dating Abner who is paying for the show. While very selfish and mean to everyone at first, she comes to understand what’s really important in life after she breaks her ankle and is unable to perform.
Low Alto. She is not a great dancer, but needs to be a good mover Age: 35-55

Famous, but notorious, Broadway director who comes over as very gruff as he barks his directions at actors and crew, but this masks his consummate passion for the theatre. Baritone: range D to high G. Some dance required.
Age: 35-55

The youthful, leading tenor in Pretty Lady.
Voice: very high tenor. Very strong dancer, especially in tap. Age: 25-35 (youngish appearance)

One of the writers for Pretty Lady and an ex performer. Comedic role Alto-Mezzo soprano: Ab below middle C to C. Some dance required. Age: 30-55

Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy's and her secret romantic partner. Vocal range: D to Fb
Age: 25-55

Choreographer/Dance Director of Pretty Lady.
No solo singing. Very strong dancer, especially in tap. Age: 20-45

Financial backer of Pretty Lady and Dorothy's "sugar daddy" from Texas. He doesn’t realize Dorothy is only with him because of his money.
Mostly speaking role, no solo singing.
Age: Over 40

Stage Manager
Speaking role, no solo singing. 
Any age.

Accompanist for Pretty Lady
Non speaking role. 
Any age.

ANNE REILLY (Anytime Annie)
Chorus girl in Pretty Lady with her eye on Bert. Great tap dancer with good dialogue delivery.
Age: 18-30

Chorus girls in Pretty Lady - must carry chorus numbers as well as great dance ability (tap) 
Age: 18-30

Guys and Girls with good voices and great dance ability.
Age: 18-30

Male / Female Ensemble
Tap Dance ability.


Audition Form

Rehearsal Calendar