Book, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on Joseph Moncure March‘s 1928 narrative poem

Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Music Direction by Valerie A Higgs

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Auditions will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850 from 7:00-10:00. There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to Ovations Theatre.  If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. All auditionees, even if they have auditioned for or participated in an OVATIONS THEATRE production, must bring a current photo and resume. Anyone not available to audition on Monday, March 12, 2018 should email to make alternative arrangements.


Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the like of THE WILD PARTY. Those interested in the roles of Queenie or Kate should bring two pieces- one showing your belt and the other showing your mix. Please remember sheet music must be printed off and hole punched into a three-ring binder in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.


Callbacks will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00-10:00 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.         


The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, March 17th. Prospective cast members must email indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, March 17.


Tuition for THE WILD PARTY will be $950. Those who have participated in both PARADE and GYPSY will receive a 25% discount making your total tuition only $713. Those who qualify for the reduced tuition still need to pay the tuition deposit at auditions. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact prior to auditioning.


Queenie Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs’ presence and ravenous sexual appetite. Vocal range top: F5 – F3. MUST HAVE STRONG MIX AND BELT. HEAVY DANCING REQUIRED!

Black Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie’s attraction to Burrs. Vocal range top: G5 – F3 

Kate A lush. Likes to be the “life of the party.” Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident. Vocal range top: E5 –  F3. MUST BELT.

Burrs Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity. Vocal range top: A5 – G3

Eddie Mae’s husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife. Vocal range top: A5 – A3

Madelaine True A tired woman with slanted eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry. Vocal range top: E5 – A3

Mae Eddie’s wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him. Vocal range top: D5 –  A3

Dolores A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.

Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Sam Busy producer and “attention whore.” Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual. Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Oscar D’armano Phil’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Vocal range top: B5 –  A3

Phil D’armano Oscar’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Nadine The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up. Vocal range top: A5 – A3

Max One of the party goers and a member of the usual “gang.” He is full of life and energy. Vocal range top: B5 – A3

The Gang (Ensemble) Not your typical musical theatre chorus ­they are the conscience, the voices of reality, the Greek Chorus; and one helluva backup group. Involved in featured heavily throughout the show in both vocals and dance.


Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850 and Some rehearsals will be held at The Pump House and The Cottage (both located minutes from Elwood Smith Center). Weeknights are from 6:30-9:30 and Sundays 4:30-8:30. We have a couple of Saturday’s towards the end of rehearsal which will be held 12:00-4:00pm. A Full rehearsal schedule with dates and locations will be provided during the initial rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held once a week based off actor conflicts.

Monday, March 19

Wednesday, March 21

Monday, April 2

Sunday, April 8

Monday, April 9

Sunday, April 15

Monday, April 16

Sunday, April 22

Monday, April 23

Sunday, April 29

Monday, April 30

Sunday, May 6

Monday, May 7

Sunday, May 13

Monday, May 14

Saturday, May 19

Sunday, May 20

Monday, May 21

Saturday, June 2

Sunday, June 3

Monday, June 4

Wednesday, June 6

Thursday, June 7

Sunday, June 10


Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, June 10                            2:00-8:00pm

Monday, June 11                          5:00-10:00pm

Tuesday, June 12                          5:00-10:00pm

Wednesday, June 13                     5:00-10:00pm

Thursday, June 14                         5:00-10:00pm


Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, June 15                                               7:00pm

Saturday, June 16                                           2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, June 17                                              2:00pm


Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.

Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated. In addition to our fantastic season we are excited to share our newly formed JUNIOR COMPANY and SENIOR COMPANY. 



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Auditions September 2017 | Performances December 1, 2 and 3, 2017





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Auditions December 2017 | Performances March 2, 3, 4 2018






Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY
Auditions March 2018 | Performances June 15, 16 and 17, 2018






Andrew Lippa’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART (Grades 3-9)
Auditions September 2017 | Performances January 19, 20 and 21 2018





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