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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Auditions: ‘Grand Hotel’ at Somerset Valley Players


OPEN AUDITIONS: Grand Hotel - The Musical

Directed by Jim Jarell

:  Sunday, March 4, and Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514) in Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Opens Friday, June 8, and runs weekends trough Sunday, June 24.  Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m., Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

Erik: 30s Assistant concierge who is deeply in love with his wife and eager to make a better life for his young family. (Baritone)
Zinnowitz: 40s An attorney in Berlin. The secretary for the company under Preysing's direction. Encourages Preysing to lie. Ambitious, greedy, and willing to do whatever it takes. (Baritone)...

Hermann Preysing: 40s General Director of a large textile mill. A solid burgher blinded by riches and terrified of losing his life style. He uses lies and money to get what he wants. (Baritone)

Flaemmchen: Late teens to early 20s. A pretty girl who has theatrical ambitions, she wants to go to America and appear in movies. Constantly conflicted between her ambition and her morals. (Mezzo Soprano)

Otto Kringelein: 40s A mortally ill bookkeeper from the small town life looking for new excitement. He is a smart man wanting to live life to the fullest while he can. Humble, joyous, and grateful. (Tenor)

Baron Felix Von Gaigern: 20s Athletic, charming, and optimistic but broke. Wishes to be immoral. A good guy who loves life in the fast lane and falls in love with Grushinskaya. (Tenor)

Raffaela: 30s Confidante, secretary, and Elizaveta's dresser. Secretly loves Grushinskaya and wants to protect her always. Hardworking, dependable, and smart. (Alto)

Elizaveta Grushinskaya: 40s The still-beautiful, world famous, Prima Ballerina on the verge of retirement. Finds herself feeling old until she is revived by the young Baron's love. Demands only the best from herself and for her fans. (Alto)

Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag: 50s Grievously wounded by gas and shrapnel in WWI; a cynical, ruined man and the narrator of the show. (Baritone)

The Countess & The Gigolo: 20s A pair of ballroom dancers who dance through the scenes and whose presence adds a layer of whimsy and irony to the situations. (Non-Singing)

Jimmy 1 & Jimmy 2: 20s Two African American men working as entertainment and hotel staff. (1 Tenor, 1 Baritone)

Ensemble: 20s-30s A group of 8-10, will portray assorted hotel guests, hotel staff, and the scullery maids.


All cast members must be 18 or older. 

Prepare 32 bars of a BROADWAY STANDARD that shows off your range. Bring sheet music in the right key. Broadway standards are Broadway songs that do not have today's pop/rock influence. Think Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loew, Leonard Bernstein. Stay away from Pasek & Paul, Jason Robert Brown, Sondheim, Larsen, Tom Kitt, or anything written after 2000.

Come prepared to learn a short dance combination. EVERYONE dances.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be by invitation only on March 10.

Go to for details and directions to the theater

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