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The 1940's Radio Hour-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1540995
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-01-17
Audition Date 07-23-17 Submission deadline 07-22-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. fighter plane over

Role # 1 Clifton Feddington
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The announcer and general manager (head of everything at WOV). He has ulcers from it all and is sometimes hysterical.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Ann Collier
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The 'old standard' in the Radio show since its start in 1936. She sings like Dinah Shore, Doris Day, and Peggy Lee (all rolled into one). She is a secretary by day, and at looker by night who is dating Johnny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Johnny Cantone
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Featured vocalist with the Cavalcade who is on Sinatra's bandwagon. He's an ex-boxer and a rough guy who drinks too much and has a voice like velvet.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Ginger Brooks
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A bubble-headed waitress-turned-singer. She has a pinup, Betty Grable look with lots of makeup and speaks with a Gracie Allen vacancy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Geneva Lee Browne
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The southern Belle of WOV got her start in music at age 17 performing in local Swing ballrooms around the Atlanta area.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Neal Tilden
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Cab driver by day and singer, dancer, and choreographer at night. He is hopeful for the 'featured vocalist' slot.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 B.J. Gibson
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The third of the Gibson brothers to work for the Cavalcade. He is squeaky-clean, good looking, and a preppy student at Yale.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Connie Miller
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A 17-year-old bobbysoxer from Ogden, Utah. She is perennially in love and runs an elevator by day.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 9 Pops Bailey
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A crotchety, wizened stage doorkeeper who is a racing bookie on the company phone and reads hidden copies of Show Girl magazine.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Lou Cohn
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A big shot (at least in his own mind) who tries to impress the girls and is sometimes obnoxious. He runs the show and is the sound effects man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Wally Ferguson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Young hopeful from Altoona, Pennsylvania who came to NYC to work for his uncle at the drugstore to get his big show-biz break.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Biff Baker
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A young trumpet player with the Zoot Doubleman orchestra who will be leaving after the concert for Army duty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 Stanley
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Lugs cable and runs around a lot and otherwise lives in the control booth.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 Zoot Doubleman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

WOV Orchestra Leader.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60