An Asbury Park Theater Company Production
Director: William Whitefield
Production Supervisor: Bob Angelini
Choreographer: Natalie Hayes-Scott
Musical Director: Michael Gilch
Asbury Park Theater Company (APTCo), William Whitefield, Producing Artistic Director, Bob Angelini, Managing Director, announces auditions for The Bikinis Musical by Ray Roderick and James Hindeman. The show will play from July 7-16 with a possible one weekend extension at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 S. Main Street, Ocean Grove, NJ.
APTCo seeks 4 women of all races, 30-50, to portray members of a once well-known one hit wonder girl group from New Jersey (see breakdown below). Must be excellent singers and actors who move well. Pays flat stipend of $1,200 inclusive. No travel or housing available.
The Bikinis are getting back together. That girl group that everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore… all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores RV Resort!
In front of a live audience, The Bikinis, or “The Jersey Girls,” relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable girls got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens… Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Passaic New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island.
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, June 11 and will continue through final dress rehearsal with a schedule that will work something like this: M-F evenings from 6pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, Sundays off. Tech week will be the week of Monday July 3 (July 4 will be off) and tech nights will be from 6pm to 11pm.
July 7, 8, 9 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm)
July 13 (mandatory brush up rehearsal or added show)
July 14, 15, 16 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm)
July 21, 22 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm)
Please submit a video of a song along with a pic and resume as soon as possible but no later than Friday May 26 at 4pm. Sing one song (minimum: 32 bars, maximum: one verse, chorus, bridge, chorus) in the style of the show that shows off your range and acting abilities. It is ok to sing from the show, but not mandatory. See song list from show below character breakdown. Attach pic/res in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention roles you are interested in along with a link to your video (using a platform of your choice such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). Please send link that will take us right to your video (MP4) without having to be granted access or having to sign in to these platforms.
For those asked to do so, we will be seeing people in person on Sat June 3 from 10am and 2pm at The Jersey Shore Arts Center. If you are not able to attend this audition in person, a zoom callback will be arranged.
That “one-hit-wonder” Girl Group
from the Jersey Shore
JODI: Annie’s sister. Originally from Paramus, NJ. In control and a bit
passive aggressive. A Corporate success with a failed marriage. Vocally,
gravitates to the pop world. (OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3)) STANDARD
A below middle C (C3) to E above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more mezzo
soprano- and belt
ANNIE: Jodi’s sister. Still a bit of a hippie. Also, originally from Paramus, NJ.
Never married. Took care of her parents at Sandy Shores Mobile Home
Beach Resort on the Jersey Shore. Rock and Roller, who loves causes.
(OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3)) STANDARD A below middle C (C3) to E belt
above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more Rock Alto Belt
KARLA: Jodi and Annie’s “fun loving” cousin from Philly. As a teenager, she
was wild, and she still likes to stir it up. Loves her husband of 25 years.
Vocally, lives in the rock/pop world. (OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3))
STANDARD B below middle C (C3) to E above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more
mezzo soprano to soprano- and belt
BARBARA: Their best friend from Staten Island. Says what she thinks with no
apologies. Never thought she could love anything more than THE BIKINIS
and R&B, until she met her husband, Benny. (OPTIONAL E below middle
C (C3)) STANDARD Gflat below middle C (C3) to C above C4 (OPTIONAL F above
C4) more Soul R and B Alto
IT’S IN HIS KISS
ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
BE MY BABY
MAMA SAID/SHOP AROUND
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
WHERE THE BOYS ARE
CHAPEL OF LOVE
REMEMBER, WALKING IN THE SAND
60’s DANCE CRAZE MEDLEY
BEACH BLANKETS, BOARDS AND BALLS
YOU LOVE ME
SECRET AGENT MAN
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’
SHAKIN’ IN THE SAND
IN MY BIKINI
TIME OF THE SEASON
INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS
PSYCHEDELIC – IN MY BIKINI
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE
LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA
LAY DOWN CANDLES IN THE RAIN
SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM
GOODBYE TO YOU
WHEN WILL I BE LOVED
I’M EVERY WOMAN
I WILL SURVIVE
IT’S RAINING MEN
FINALE/BOWS – IN MY BIKINI (REPRISE)