Skip to main content

Saint Joseph Hill AcademyUnder the Direction of the Daughters of Divine Charity

Brush off your Tap Shoes: Audition for "No, No, Nannette"

Presented by the Drama Club of St. Joseph Hill Academy

Wed., Sept. 12 – Singing and Reading (Girls and Boys)
Thurs., Sept. 13 – Singing and Reading (Girls and Boys)
Fri., Sept. 14 – Dance
Mon., Sept. 17 – Call Backs
All auditions will be held in Room 427 at 3pm

Please bring sheet music for 16 – 32 measures of a song you know well! You may sing from the score. Readings will be provided. Dancers should bring ballet/jazz shoes and don’t forget your TAP shoes!!

Originally produced in 1925, this light-hearted musical received a successful Broadway revival in 1971, winning 4 Tony Awards. The story concerns a wealthy young girl (Nanette), her fiancé (Tom) and a weekend in Atlantic City involving their family and friends. Deception, romantic misunderstandings and comedy abound to the tuneful score by Vincent Youmans, featuring the popular “Tea for Two and “I Want to be Happy.”

NANETTE – sweet, pretty and spirited ingénue; moves well, dancing is a plus; strong soprano singer; about 17 years old
TOM TRAINOR – young, wealthy law clerk in love with Nanette; naïve and sincere; strong tenor voice; dancing a plus; 22-25 years old
SUE SMITH – Nanette’s aunt; likeable, practical loyal wife and friend; strong alto voice; strong dancer (tap and Charleston); between 35-40 years old
JIMMY SMITH – Nanette’s uncle and guardian; likeable, generous and kind; excellent comic actor; sings “I Want to be Happy”; 40+ years old
LUCILLE EARLY – Sue’s best friend; a thoroughly modern woman of the 20’s; assertive, flirtatious; solid singer (alto belt/mezzo soprano) and strong dancer; 28 – 30 years old
BILY EARLY – Tom’s uncle and Jimmy’s lawyer; successful and charming; strong singer (high baritone) and strong dancer; 30 – 35 years old
PAULINE – the Smith’s wise-cracking maid; excellent comedienne; non-singing; dancing a plus; 40+ years old
FLORA (from Frisco) – former Follies girl; sings and moves well; comic character actress; mid-20’s
BETTY (from Boston) – aspiring artist; comic actress; sings (blues style belt) and moves well; mid 20’s
WINNIE (from Washington) – aspiring violinist; comic actress; sings (‘classical’ soprano); moves well; mid 20’s

CHORUS: Tom and Nanette’s friends; young ladies and young men of wealth and privilege during the Jazz Age; all sing and dance well – Tap dancing a plus!

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 15, 16, 17 & 18
For more information contact : Ms. D’Ermilio

All auditions take place at St. Joseph Hill Academy H.S, 850 Hylan Blvd., SI, NY 10305