top of page
  • Majestic Marketing

OPEN AUDITIONS - Zazzie Sings! - A New ‘Meow’sical-Comedy

Updated: Jan 5


Zazzie Sings! - A New ‘Meow’sical-Comedy

Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Dennis T. Giacino & Fiely Matias

Director: Fiely Matias;

Music Director: Dennis T. Giacino

Open Auditions: January 8, 9 (between 6:30pm - 9:30pm); January 10 - Callbacks (6:30pm-9:30pm) - Walk-ins Welcome!

Rehearsal Timeframe: January 15 - February 8, 2024; Rehearsals M-Th (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Evening Performances: (7:00pm) February 9, 10

Matinee Performances: (3:00pm) February 10

Content Label: G


The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any protected class.


Auditions will be held in person at the Majestic Theatre. A headshot will be taken at auditions to be posted with the cast list. You may fill out an audition form at the auditions or ahead of time using the form here.


SHOW SYNOPSIS

From the creators of the Off-Broadway and international hit musical-comedy Disenchanted!

(nominated in NYC by the Outer Critics Circle for ‘Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical’ and the

Off-Broadway Alliance for ‘Best New Musical’), comes Zazzie Sings!, the new family ‘meow’sical

about finding ones true voice. Zazzie is a jazzy cat who loves sing - and sing she does! She

holds nightly concerts in the park that sell-out regularly. That’s until Rex the Rat, the town critic,

shows up and releases a scathing review of Zazzie’s show designed to bully her into never

singing again. Zazzie soon goes on a journey toward self-confidence and forgiveness with the

help of her friends in this musical that celebrates finding ones unique voice in a world where

only the loudest are usually heard. Features 11 new songs from the award-winning writing/

directing team of Dennis T. Giacino and Fiely Matias (who got their start here at the Majestic

Theatre in Corvallis back in the 1990s).


FROM THE DIRECTOR Fiely Matias

Being born in the Philippines and immigrating to the US when I was six, I was constantly bullied,

often feeling different and out of place. Especially in school. I truly didn’t find my voice until I

found the arts in college. Finding something I loved to do was the key to building self esteem

and confidence - and that’s what Zazzie Sings! is all about. This new family musical puts forth

the notion that being ‘different’ is a gift. Being you is a gift. I wrote this musical to inspire and

encourage everyone to pursue their passion and to not let anyone, especially yourself, keep you

from achieving your dreams. As a writing/directing team, Dennis Giacino and I are excited to

come back “home” to Corvallis, where we started our theatre company over thirty years ago.

Come join our journey as part of the Pacific NW premiere in a creative, inspiring, and

collaborative environment as we workshop this brand new anti-bullying musical in which

everyone finds their own unique voice! All are welcome. Can’t wait to see you!

PREPARATION NOTES

*Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical-comedy theater song. Accompanist will be provided - please

bring a copy of your sheet music in the appropriate key.

*Cold readings - no need to prepare a monologue. Script and sides available at the Majestic.

*Wear comfortable clothes to audition; be ready to move as part of your audition.

*Open auditions are held between 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Walk-ins welcome!


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

All characters do not have a specific race or ethnic background; we're excited to see a diverse

pool of actors audition for all roles. We invite actors ages 15-up and of all genders to audition for

any role (see character descriptions for more specifics). As the original writers and composers

will direct Zazzie Sings!, all vocal ranges are welcome to audition for all roles as song keys can

be easily changed.


Character Name: ZAZZIE

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Female-identifying

Desired Actor Gender: Female-identifying

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: A talented cat who absolutely loves to sing - and is real good at it too!

Otherwise timid and shy, Zazzie shines in the spotlight - a consummate entertainer when on the

stage. A true star who exhibits a sweet humility as well as a quick and witty sense of humor.

Everybody’s friend, kind and giving.


Character Name: KIRBY

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: A lovable, high-energy rabbit. Zazzie’s stage manager and best

friend. The comic relief who often sings out of turn and cracks awkward jokes; a true physical

comedian. Kirby is an adventurous dreamer who hopes to fly someday.


Character Name: REX

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Male-identifying

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: A rat with a penchant for being overly critical. As a matter of fact, Rex

is the town critic, both theatrically and personally. Starting out as a bully, Rex, with the help of

Zazzie, finds a true calling in life - dance!


Character Name: FRANKIE

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: Rex’s minion, a swoon-worthy rat due to an over-abundance of goofy

charm, charisma, and velvety vocals. Always the lemming, Frankie follows Rex’s lead to a fault.


Character Name: TOBIAS & HOPE

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Male-identifying (TOBIAS); Female-identifying (HOPE)

Ability/movement: Singer-comedic performers who move well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: Twin gophers in loafers. Think the Abbot and Costello of gopher-dom,

the Laurel and Hardy of the animal kingdom. These twins believe they are identical but are

clearly not (ie. one taller than the other, perhaps). They do share, however, the same love of

live theater and music; they are theatrical producers. Big-hearted, giving, and always finishing

each other’s sentences.


Character Name: PADGETT

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: Leader of a trio of intensely nervous pigeons that cannot get enough

live music and theater. Yes, The Pigeons Three are rabid fans of Zazzie - Z’adorers, if you will.

Padgett usually takes charge and is extremely book smart often quoting Merriam Webster’s

dictionary.


Character Name: PEYTON

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: A pigeon who is always caught in the middle of Padgett’s (the boss)

and Blaire’s (the naysayer) disagreements - a true go-between. Finds it difficult to choose a

side and make a decision - always the fence-sitter. A free spirit with a unique sense of logic.


Character Name: BLAIR

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: A singer-comedic performer who moves well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: The self-proclaimed, somewhat sarcastic know-it-all of The Pigeons

Three. Tends to be a bit of a comical, snarky party-pooper always at the ready with a sobering

reality check. Witty, at times overly-critical, but still a good friend and Zazzie fanatic.


Character Name: THE RAT PACK (4 performers)

Character Age: 15-up

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: Singer-comedic performers who move well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description: Joey, Sammy, Peter, and Dino are Rex’s posse; a comical singing

group formed to back up Rex’s musical numbers. They’re cool, they’re hip, and they can croon

with the best of ‘em!


SUPPORTING CAST

Age: 15-up

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Race: Any

Ethnicity: Any

Ability/Movement: Singer-comedic performers who move well.

Vocal Range: Open

Character Description(s): Creative character-actors to play a variety of roles as Zazzie’s fans.

The number of supporting cast is flexible.

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page