Throughly Modern Millie Equity Principal Auditions- Paper Mill Playhouse

WHO: Paper Mill Playhouse

SEEKING: (all roles are available)

Millie Dillmount:

Woman, 20s, any ethnicity. Attractive, young, “modern” woman from Kansas who originally intends to marry for wealth rather than love. Determined, endearing, smart and clever, yet somewhat naïve. Role for a strong mezzo soprano/belter with excellent comedic timing. Must be an excellent dancer with strong tap experience and strong physical comedy.

Jimmy Smith:

Man, 20s – early 30s, any ethnicity. Attractive, young paper-clip salesman with charisma, spunk and a buoyant personality. Handsome and confident, but not overly so. Actor must have a strong high tenor to a sustained A, and move very well.

Trevor Graydon III:

Man, 30s, any ethnicity. The head boss of Sincere Trust Insurance Co. Looks like a movie star, and knows it. Has an air of sophistication and entitlement. Bass-baritone.

Miss Dorothy Brown:

Woman, 20s, any ethnicity. Classy, old-fashioned beauty. Sheltered from anything other than regal living, until arriving at Hotel Priscilla Residence for Young Ladies. Performer must be a strong mover and have great comedic timing. Soprano.

Mrs. Meers:

Caucasian woman, 40s. Sinister former-actress-turned-criminal who disguises herself as a Chinese proprietress, but in reality kidnaps young ladies for a white-slavery ring in Hong Kong. Performer must have excellent comedic chops. Alto.

Ching Ho:

Chinese man, mid 20s – early 40s. A henchman, in on Mrs. Meers’s schemes. Falls in love with Dorothy. Role requires a strong tenor with excellent verbal and physical comedy.

Bun Foo:

Chinese man, mid 20s – early 40s. A henchman, in on Mrs. Meers’s schemes. All business, and constantly focused on getting his job done. Role requires a strong tenor with excellent verbal and physical comedy.

Muzzy van Hossmere:

African American woman, 40s-50s. Second wife of her late husband. Glamorous, wise, stands out in a crowd. Sophisticated and classy. Mezzo/alto.

Miss Flannery:

Woman, 30s – early 40s, any ethnicity. Head Stenographer at Sincere Trust Company. A total curmudgeon. Sarcastic and brazenly honest. Performer must be a very strong belter.


REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a short musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

WHEN:  1st FL reh: 2/12/13. FL run: 3/5 – 3/24. 1st NJ reh: 3/25. NJ run: 4/10 – 5/5/13.

PAY: Co-production: Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ, COST ($800/week minimum), Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter FL, LORT (Currently $765/week minimum)

HOW TO APPLY: Equity Principal Auditions:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

10 AM – 6 PM

Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.

Telsey + Company

315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor

New York City

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