Our Gang Players Hold Auditions for 'Me and My Girl'
Our Gang Players, Southern Ocean County’s longest-running community theater troupe, will be holding auditions for its summer production, “Me and My Girl,” on Tuesday, May 15.
They’ll be held at the Donohue Elementary School, 200 Bengal Drive in Barnegat Township, 6-9:30 p.m. Folks wanting to audition, however, are asked to e-mail the show’s director, Jessica O’Brien, at email@example.com to reserve a time slot.
“Me and My Girl” had a hugely successful original run on London’s West End starting in 1937. Indeed, it introduced an international dance craze, the Lambeth Walk. In the 1980s it enjoyed successful revivals on both the West End and Broadway.
The musical revolves around the character of Bill Snibson. He is a character indeed, a Cockney lad who apparently is the heir to the title of “Earl of Hareford”, thanks to his father’s secret and short-lived marriage to a girl of decidedly lower class. His struggles to fit in with the haughty Hareford clan set the comedic tone of “Me and My Girl.”
The role of Snibson has already been cast. All other roles, however, are up for grabs, as are staff positions including stage manager, assistant stage managers, dance captain and props master.
Those planning on auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of a traditional musical theater song. An accompanist is still being sought, so although sheet music may be brought, folks should be prepared to sing a capella.
Callbacks and a dance call are tentatively scheduled for the next evening.
— Rick Mellerup