Auditions have been set for a new musical called BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO for July 8 (Sunday) and July 9 (Monday) at 7:00 pm both nights at CCP's theatre located at Clay Terrance. The three weekend production dates are September 14-30. This will kick off CCP's 2012-13 "Season of Extraordinary Women". Directed by Rich Baker with vocal direction by Darrin Gowan, costumes /wigs by Jeff Farley and a four piece on stage band headed by Nancy Matt all from the previous season's sell out production of SUDS THE ROCKING 60'S MUSICAL, this show features hit music from Neil Sedaka such as 'Love We Keep Us Together", "Where The Boys Are" "Calendar Girl" "Oh Carol" plus the title song and many more. The show consist of three men and three woman. Auditioners should prepare a song that best displays their vocal talents with music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes please. Bring confortable shoes for some stage movement. This is being produced by Rich Phipps.
MARGE GELMAN: (mid to late 20's) Mezzo soprano comfortably to an E and possibly beyond.
LOIS WARNER: (mid to late 20's) Alto with some mezzo soprano ability, comfortable to a C
ESTHER: (50 to 60'S) Alto comfortable to a C
DEL DEMONACO: (mid 20's to 30's) Tenor comfortable to an A (the higher the better)
GABE: (mid 20's) Tenor comfortable to Bb or C
HARVEY: (50's to 60's) baritone should have range to F# or G
The plotline centers around Marge and her stagestruck best friend Lois who have arrived at Esther's Paradise Resort in the Catskills on Labor Day Weekend in 1960, on a vacation that was intended to be Marge's honeymoon — until the groom left her at the altar. Lois attempts to console Marge by setting her up with the resort's handsome, self-obsessed singer Del Delmonaco. (Think Dirty Dancing) But her plans backfire when Del mistakenly assumes that Marge's father can further his ambitions to become the next teen heartthrob on American Bandstand. Gazing forlornly at Marge from the wings is geekish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter Gabe.When he isn't entertaining the guests with classic, but still comical Borscht Belt shtick, house comic Harvey secretly carries a torch for widowed resort owner Esther, who is more preoccupied trying to keep her resort open.