Auditions for
They’re Playing Our Song

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

Director: Dan Fusillo

Music Director: Karen Corigliano

Choreographer: Catherine Gudaitis

AUDITION TIME: Monday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm.
(An alternate audition time may be scheduled upon request.)

SYNOPSIS: Based on the real-life relationship between Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, a wise-cracking, award-winning composer, Vernon Gersch, meets the offbeat yet accomplished lyricist, Sonya Walsk. They begin a collaboration that undergoes a series of trials and hurdles. Before too long, they start a romantic relationship, move in together, and then the troubles begin.

CAST NEEDED: (All those auditioning must be 18 years or older.)

  • Vernon Gersch: male famous composer with a sarcastic sense of humor.
  • Sonya Walsk: female quirky, offbeat, free-thinker, insecure about love.
  • Vernon’s Voices: 3 males onstage backup singers with movement; portray different facets of Vernon’s personality.
  • Sonya’s Voices: 3 females onstage backup singers with movement; portray different facets of Sonya’s personality.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: The show has an upbeat pop score. Choose one from the score or a song similar in style to showcase singing ability. Use karaoke, tracks from a cell phone, or CD.

Those auditioning should listen to “When You’re In My Arms” and “Still Believe In Love” from the original cast recording prior to the audition.

Those who would like to work on the show backstage may sign-up at auditions.

PRODUCTION DATES: May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!