Kay Cole, the esteemed Broadway and and International director has been chosen to direct this remarkable show. Kay Cole was an original lead in the Broadway production A Chorus Line. Ms. Cole has since directed and choreographed countless shows both on and off Broadway, as well as regionally. Ken White will be the lighting designer, he is the Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Conwell Worthington II is the executive producer of this show. He served as the head of Show Development for The Walt Disney Company until 1992, when he moved to the position of Producer of Disney Attractions and served as the Producer of Walt Disney's international stage shows of Beauty and the Beast. Selected as one of only 3 Producers in the Theatrical Division, he helped develop many half time shows and over 350 major events. Mr. Worthington is now currently producing HAIR 50th Anniversary LA and Tour.
In the new American musical An Extra Penny, Jessie Hansen, anticipates her husband's return from combat during World War II. As Jessie anxiously awaits her husband’s homecoming, she returns to her childhood community and her memories begin to flood back. She recalls the first World War watching women take a stand on the home front as their sons and husbands left to fight. In the trying times of war women formed unbreakable bonds by overcoming challenges together.
Grace (Mid-late thirties, Caucasian) Vocal Range: Gb3 - A5 - A supportive, nurturing caregiver who puts the needs of others before her own…. she mothers from the background, but is always present when needed Ellen (Mid to late thirties, Caucasian) Vocal Range: F3 - A5 - A strong willed woman who keeps her emotions in check… she has survived adversity and understands that actions breed consequence… she does her best to protect those around her _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Edward Larson (Mid-late thirties, Caucasian) Vocal Range: G2 - E4 - a diplomatic and charming man who is highly respected by the town and filled with patriotic pride. He has made the decision that going to war is the right thing to do and denies what the consequences might be for his family by burying his feelings Ben Hansen mid 40’s, Caucasian) Vocal Range: C3 - Ab4 - A responsible man who always falls to the right side of an issue
Audition tapes with sides are required. Sides are available upon request. 32 bars must be included in the audition tape.