FUNNY GIRL auditions Feb. 27, 28

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent, and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl, defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Her rise to super-stardom, and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein, are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “I’m the Greatest Star,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “People,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.”

Bellevue Society for the Arts presents auditions for the musical, FUNNY GIRL, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. Callbacks, if needed, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

Available roles include:
Fanny Brice
John, Stage Manager
Mrs. Brice
Mrs. Strakosh
Mrs. Meeker
Mrs. O’Malley
Tom Keeney
Eddie Ryan
Snub Taylor
Trombone Smitty
Five Finger Finney
Trumpet Soloist
Nick Arnstein
Two Showgirls
Stage Director
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Ziegfeld Tenor
Jody, Ziegfeld Lead Dancer
Mrs. Nadler
Mr. Renaldi
Showgirls, Singers, Dancers

Audition requirements are to prepare a 16–32-bar music theatre-style piece that showcases personal range. Faster tempos are preferred, but not required. Come prepared to talk about the piece you chose to audition with.

No one under the age of 16 will be cast. Exceptions may be made with permission from director, Nathan Maslyk. You may contact

The tentative rehearsal schedule is Thursday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday morning/afternoon. This is subject to change. Rehearsals will begin March 15.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, May 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.

FUNNY GIRL features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart from an original story. It was produced for the Broadway stage by Ray Stark. The original New York production was supervised by Jerome Robbins, and directed by Garson Kanin.

FUNNY GIRL is directed by Nathan Maslyk, Berea. Music Direction is by Cleveland native Cameron Cabot. It is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. It is sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital.

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