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You are on page 1of 11 Search inside document Don Kerr Don maintains other jobs and a family along with his love of Broadway. No particular dancing requirements must be of suitable age for parenthood. Mike Costa Italian, and a good tapper. Spent his childhood watching his sister going to dance class, eventually joined in. No age range, but must be a good singer and tapper soft-shoe.

I was born in Chinatown. I'm twenty-four. Kansas City. We'll start on the end. Start with your name and step forward. Miss Wong. She steps back in line. Go on.. DoN backs into line. Prompt Book..

New Jersey on the 4th of July. It's always been Connie Wong.. The Year of the Chicken. I mean. Your age? She backs into line. I want you to tell me your stage name. I was born in Trenton. And I want to know your age. She returns to the line.. Being polite doesn't interest me. California on a Thursday evening at And I'd also like to know where you were born and how old you are.

Maggie Winslow. Your age does. I'm Mike Costa. December 5.

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August He backs into line.. My real name is Lana Turner. My name is Judy Turner. Not right now. I'm I come from Boston. I'm Alan Deluca. I'm running about an hour behind. JUDY stops him and goes on. Really Sara Rosemary Bryant. I'm 26 years old. She backs into line.. El Paso. I'm from St. I can't remember the name of the town And I'm going to be thirty real soon.. I was born 25 years ago. Back to line.. And I'm real glad. I'm twenty-two. I'm twenty-seven.

JUDY backs up. I was born on a full moon in Herculaneum.. I was born in El Paso. I was born in Colorado Springs.

Laughing at her own joke. I gotta change it. I've blocked it out. Very East Side. I'm Kristine Urich. And I'm black. She starts for the steps to the aisle. I come from upstate New York. I mean privately. AL prompts her. She goes back to the line. Kristine Evelyn Urich. I'm thirty and I come from the Bronx. I know. I'm twenty. Really Mark Philip Lawrence Tabori..

A little town called Arlington. I was born in the middle of nowhere. My real name is Ephrain3 Ramirez. How old are you? Backs up.

The color of my eyes? Or how many shows I've done? I just gave you my picture and resume Go on. My name is Diana Morales.. I didn't know. You got that? And I was born on a Hollywood bed in the Bronx. And I didn't change it 'cause I figured ethnic was in. It's my stage name. Backs into line. But my parents think I'm Margaret Mary Houlihan.

Mark Anthony. I was born in Spanish Harlem. Paul San Marco. I'll work real hard. I'm going to ACH. Who knows? I have rhythm.

I always jumped around and danced.. And I don't want to give you just a few lines to read. What made you start dancing? Talk about. Before we do any more dancing- No. I just can't be the first.

I need people that look terrific together. Talk about yourself. I'm looking for a strong dancing chorus. I'm too nervous. I'll perform. Now tell me what's not on it. I'll act. I think it would be better if I knew something about you.

During the following speech the lights dim. Underscore music fades out. Sure I want the job.

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Tell me about the Bronx. I have your pictures and resumes. Gimme a scene to read. I'm Puerto Rican. Like what? All right. But there are some small parts that have to be played by the dancers I hire. But I can't just talk.

Then relax. What did you do there? I really don't mind talking. I know what shows you've been in. In the Bronx? Mostly waiting to get out. What's to tell about the Bronx? It's uptown and to the right. Four and four. How many people do you want?

My grandmother was always hanging out the window. I come from this big Italian family. He fidgets.. I can't think of a thing.. Don't you want to start at the end?

Four boys. I want to hear you talk. Why did you start dancing? I just want to hear you talk and be yourselves. And everybody just relax. Treat it like an interview. I'll start with you. I'd like to tell you to start at the end.

I don't want you to think you have to perform. Four girls. I could if you started at the end. A spotlight picks up MIKE. I was an accident.. That was the sister. Yes you can. I was the last of twelve.

That's what my sister told me. Need any women? All thanks to Sis Now married and fat. I stuff her shoes with extra socks. I grab her shoes and tights and all. I can do that.

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I liked going. And so I stayed The rest of my life. And I'd sit there all perky and. But my foot's too small. Run seven blocks In nothin' flat. I can do this. My mother would take her every Saturday. I can do that! I got to class and had it made. That I can do! This one time I was doing Frankenstein [cue for last measures of underscoring. I don't. I didn't want anybody calling me Twinkle-Toes just because I took a couple of dance lessons.

I used to love to give garage recitals. I figured. My father worked for this big. Did that bother you? I'll take the truth. I come from this quasi-middle-upper or upper-middle class.. Astroturf on the patio? Anyway my mother had a lot of card parties and was one of the foremost bridge cheaters in America. I don't download that. I could never figure out which but it was real boring I was the strange one. Better that than to find him lying on his office floor.

Do you wanna know about all the wonderful and exciting things that have happened to me in my life? Or do you want the truth? Music in under dialogue. But he was okay. Music fades out. How strange? You know the kind of house.. MIKE obeys. They used to send him out into the field a lot They had to rush him to the hospital. Let's see.. Music continues under.. I just wanted to see if anybody'd notice me. What does he want? Stories from the past? I better find one fast! I gotta think of something.

I didn't steal anything. Raised by a sweet ex-con. What should I say? What can I tell him? Mother and Dad both gone. Each in a special"thought" light. That's when I started breaking into people's houses. I used to go down to this busy intersection near my house at rush hour and direct traffic. Orphan at three. Music continues under dialogue.

I'd just rearrange their furniture. As I got older I kept getting stranger and stranger. Tied up and raped at seven.. What if I'm next? What am I gonna do? I haven't got a clue. Nothing too obscene! I'd better keep it clean. You wanna hear about school? I went toP. And wouldn't my father have to be this big ex-football hero?

He was so humiliated.. Back in line. And sports were very big. I'm a wreck. Music [bar 79] big cadence and out.

I don't know where to start. I mean.. But then I realized.. I couldn't catch a ball if it had Elmer's Glue on it. Music stops for dialogue. Where are my childhood mem'ries? What were my toys?

How will I begin? And why am I so thin?!!! Lights dim again. And my mother kept saying: BOBBY steps back in line. Not only by the students. I'm gonna fall apart. I was the kind of kid that was always getting slammed into lockers and stuff like that. My parents? What do you want to know about me first? Tell me about your parents. Music in. ACH -Prompt Book.. What color is that? Do you have anything softer? Your mother. I'm very strong. I wanted to be a prima ballerina.

Your father. That light. I wanted to be a ballerina. Grimaces at the spotlight. Just talk. I'm a Leo. Bring what down? Like I said. You want me? Because my mother was a ballerina. It means the other eleven months of the year have to watch out Just bring it down.. What's that supposed to mean? Maybe too strong. To talk.

Am I doing something you don't like. Your attitude. Don't worry about the lights. Do you always come on like this? You don't like it.

I was only six. The truth? And then. My mother was raised like a little nun. What did you say? Music fades out Isn't this exciting? And then she had this daughter. My mother.. I just said that I wanted to get out of my house. And when she got married. Music in as dialogue continues. Let it down..

Do you want to know how she did it? She couldn't go out. And she was fabulous the way she did it. But first. My family scene was- ah.

That's what he said. More like a "Come as you are. Graceful men lift lovely girls in white. Though she was twenty-two.. Let's face it. Though she was twenty-two She married him.. And though she was twenty-two.

It wasn't paradise. He wasn't warm. I knew that they weren't hers. I was happy at the ballet. BEBE turns and walks downstage.. But ev'rything was beautiful at the ballet.

When he proposed he informed my mother He was probably her very last chance. To the voice like a metronome. Life with my Dad wasn't ever a picnic. Up a steep and very narrow stairway. Mother always said I'd be very attractive. Ev'ryone is beautiful at the ballet. But it was home.. If not to her. When I grew up. Ev'ry prince has got to have his swan. I was pretty. As they sing. It wasn't paradise.. I hated her. But it was home. Though I was eight or nine. But it was clear. So beautiful I'd never live to see..

I never met anyone who was "diff'rent" Who couldn't figure that out. I don't know what they were for or against really That I was born to help their marriage and when. And he'd say to me. I thought this was going to help. I used to dance around the living room with my arms up like this.

Prompt Book Do-do.. My fantasy was that it was an Indian Chief.. But I guess it's not. Black panels turn to mirror panels. At the ballet!!! Dance section. That's what she said I was born to save their marriage but when my father came to pick my mother up at the hospital he said.

I would love to. I would love to dance. Good dancer, needs to be a fantastic actor. Zach The choreographer. Previously had a relationship with Cassie, before she left to pursue a career in LA. Doesnt necessarily have to dance well, should be a strong actor. Stage age older than everyone else, preferably Must have a lot of chemistry with Cassie.

Maggie Winslow A strong singer, Maggie is a bit meek but loves the theatre. No particular age requirements. Connie Wong Asian girl, preferably Coy about her age, and quite funny.

Good dancer, but doesnt need to tap exceptionally well. Has returned to Broadway to try to get a job in the chorus. Loves to dance, best dancer in the show. Strong singer and very strong dancer.

Must have a lot of chemistry with Zach. Has worked with them many times before, and is very comfortable and relaxed on stage, if not the best technical dancer. She started dancing to escape her home life. Must ooze sensuality on stage. Long hair preferred. Talented dancer, and strong singer. J udy Turner Judy is a tall awkard girl with a sense of humour that sometimes only she gets. Some very comedic lines throughout the show and various numbers. No particular age or dancing requirements.

Kristine Urich Married to Alan, her first audition, really nervous. Excellent dancer. Cant sing during her song but obviously needs to sing the rest of the show. Shes one of the youngest auditioning. Valarie Clark Val looks sweet and innocent but is far from it. She knows what she wants and shell go out to get it. Diana Morales One of the strongest singers, dancers and actors in the show, Diana has two numbers, quite a bit of dialogue, and dancers well.

Hispanic background, with an accent. No particular age requirement. PAUL [full] Okay. From seeing all those movie musicals, I used to dance around on the street, and I'd get caught all the time. God, it was embarrassing. I was always being Cyd Charisse Which I don't really understand, because I always wanted to be an actor.

I mean, I really wanted to perform. Once my cousin said to me, "You'll never be an actor" and I knew she was telling me this because I was such a sissy.

I mean, I was terribly effeminate. I always knew I was gay, but that didn't bother me. What bothered me was that I didn't know how to be a boy. One day I looked at myself in the mirror and said, "You're fourteen years old and you're a faggot.

What are you going to do with your life? There were three thousand boys there. I had no protection any more. No homeroom where I could be charming and funny with the tough guys so they'd fight my battles for me. Like when I went to small schools. I liked school.

But my grades got so bad. Even if I knew the answers to questions, I wouldn't raise my hand because I would be afraid they would laugh at me. They'd even whistle at me in the halls. It was awful Finally, I went down to the Principal's office and said : "I'm a homosexual.

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He said: "Would you like to see a psychologist? And he said: "I think you're very well-adjusted for your age and I think you should quit school.

But I didn't really want to. I couldn't take it anymore. See, when I quit school, what I was doing was trying to find out who I was and how to be a man. You know, there are a lot of people in this world who don't know how to be men. And since then, I found out that I am one.

I was looking for the wrong thing. I was trying to learn how to be butch. Anyway, I started hanging around Seventy-Second Street, meeting all these really strange people. Just trying to make friends that were like me, so that I'd understand what it was that I was.

Somebody told me they were looking for male dancers for the Jewel Box Revue, you know, the drag show. So, I go down to audition. Now, from all those years of pretending I was Cyd Charisse, I had this fabulous extension. I mean I could turn And they said to me : "You're too short to be a boy, would you like to be a pony?

It was freaky. It was incredible. And then they brought me back downstairs and they said: "Oh, you have wonderful legs. It was a whole lifetime ago. I was just past sixteen. Anyway, then there was this thing of me trying to hide it from my parents. That was something. Like, ah, shoes to rehearse in, earrings, make-up. And I would hide it all and my mother would find it.

I told her there was this girl in the show and she didn't want her mother to know what she was doing and I was holding this stuff for her. She believed me. Well, I was finally in show business. It was the asshole of show business - but it was a job Nothing to brag about. I had friends. But after a while it was so demeaning. Nobody at the Jewel Box had any dignity and most of them were ashamed of themselves and considered themselves freaks.

I don't know, I think it was the lack of dignity that got to me, so I left. Oh, I muddled around for a while. I worked as an office boy, a waiter - But without an education, you can't get a good job.

So, when the Jewel Box called and asked if I'd come back, I went. Doing four shows a day with a movie. It was really tacky. The show was going to go to Chicago. My parents wanted to say goodbye and they were going to bring my luggage to the theatre after the show. Well, we were doing this oriental number and I looked like Anna May Wong. I had these two great big chrysanthemums on either side my head and a huge headdress with gold balls hanging all over it.

I was going on for the finale and going down the stairs and who should I see standing by the stage door They got there too early. I freaked. I didn't know what to do. I thought to myself : "I know, I'll just walk quickly past them like all the others and they'll never recognize me.

I died. But what could I do? I had to go on for the finale so I just kept going. After the show I went back to my dressing room and after I'd finished dressing and taking my makeup off, I went back down stairs. And there they were standing in the middle of all these And all they said to me was please write, make sure you eat and take care of yourself.

And just before my parents left, my father turned to the producer and said : "Take care of my son VAL [full] So, the day after I turned 18, I kissed the folks goodbye, got on a Trailways bus - and headed for the big bad apple. Cause I wanted to be a Rockette.

Oh, yeah, let's get one thing straight. I decided to be a Rockette because this girl in my home town -Louella Heiner - had actually gotten out and made it New York.

And she was a Rockette. We'll, she came home one Christmas to visit, and they gave her a parade. A goddamn parade! I twirled a friggin' baton for 2 hours in the rain.

Unfortunately though, she got knocked up over Christmas. Merry Christmas - and never made it back to Radio City. That was my plan. New York, New York. Except I had one minor problem. See, I was ugly as sin. I was ugly, skinny, homely, unattractive and flat as a pancake. Get the picture? Anyway, I got off this bus in my little white shoes, my little white tights, little white dress, my little ugly face, and my long blonde hair - which was natural then.

I looked like a fucking nurse! I had 87 dollars in my pocket and seven years of tap and acrobatics.

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I could do a hundred and eighty degree split and come up tapping the Morse Code. Well, with that kind of talent I figured the Mayor would be waiting for me at Port Authority.

I had to wait 6 months for an audition. Well, finally the big day came. I showed up at the Music Hall with my red patent leather tap shoes. And I did my little tap routine. And this man said to me: Can you do fankicks? But they werent good enough. Of course, what he was trying to tell me was I'm gonna make on Broadway! Well, Broadway, same story. Every audition. I mean I'd dance rings around the other girls and find myself in the alley with the other rejects. But after a while I caught on.

I mean I had eyes. I saw what they were hiring. I aslo swiped my dance card once after an audition. And on a scale of For looks: 3. Let's see Do you wanna know about all the wonderful and exciting things that have happened to me 'in my life?

Well, to begin with, I come from this quasi-middle-upper or upper-middle class, family- type-home. I could never figure out which but it was real boring.

I mean, we had money -but no taste. You know the kind of house -- Astroturf on the patio? Anyway my mother had a lot of card parties and was one of the foremost bridge cheaters in America. My father worked for this big corporation. They used to send him out into the field a lot -- to drink. Better, that than to find him lying on his office floor But he was okay I was the strange one. Real, real strange. I used to love to give garage 'recitals. This one, time I was doing Frankenstein as a musicale and I spray-painted this kid silver -- all over.

They had to rush him to the hospital. He lived 'cause luckily I didn't paint the soles of his feet and As I got older I kept getting stranger and stranger. I used to go down to this busy intersection near my house at rush hour and direct traffic. I just wanted to see if anybody'd notice me. Must have a lot of chemistry with Zach. Has worked with them many times before, and is very comfortable and relaxed on stage, if not the best technical dancer.

She started dancing to escape her home life. Must ooze sensuality on stage. Long hair preferred. Talented dancer, and strong singer. Judy Turner Judy is a tall awkard girl with a sense of humour that sometimes only she gets. Some very comedic lines throughout the show and various numbers. No particular age or dancing requirements. Kristine Urich Married to Alan, her first audition, really nervous.

Excellent dancer. Can t sing during her song but obviously needs to sing the rest of the show. She s one of the youngest auditioning. Valarie Clark Val looks sweet and innocent but is far from it. She knows what she wants and she ll go out to get it. Diana Morales One of the strongest singers, dancers and actors in the show, Diana has two numbers, quite a bit of dialogue, and dancers well. Hispanic background, with an accent. No particular age requirement. What are you going to do with your life?

There were three thousand boys there. I had no protection any more. No homeroom where I could be charming and funny with the tough guys so they'd fight my battles for me. Like when I went to small schools. I liked school. But my grades got so bad. Even if I knew the answers to questions, I wouldn't raise my hand because I would be afraid they would laugh at me.

They'd even whistle at me in the halls. It was awful Finally, I went down to the Principal's office and said : "I'm a homosexual. He said: "Would you like to see a psychologist? And he said: "I think you're very well-adjusted for your age and I think you should quit school. But I didn't really want to. I couldn't take it anymore. See, when I quit school, what I was doing was trying to find out who I was and how to be a man.

You know, there are a lot of people in this world who don't know how to be men. And since then, I found out that I am one. I was looking for the wrong thing. I was trying to learn how to be butch.

Doing four shows a day with a movie. It was really tacky. The show was going to go to Chicago. My parents wanted to say goodbye and they were going to bring my luggage to the theatre after the show.

Well, we were doing this oriental number and I looked like Anna May Wong. I had these two great big chrysanthemums on either side my head and a huge headdress with gold balls hanging all over it. I was going on for the finale and going down the stairs and who should I see standing by the stage door They got there too early. I freaked. I didn't know what to do. I thought to myself : "I know, I'll just walk quickly past them like all the others and they'll never recognize me.

I died. But what could I do? I had to go on for the finale so I just kept going. After the show I went back to my dressing room and after I'd finished dressing and taking my makeup off, I went back down stairs.

And there they were 3 standing in the middle of all these And all they said to me was please write, make sure you eat and take care of yourself. And just before my parents left, my father turned to the producer and said : "Take care of my son VAL [full] So, the day after I turned 18, I kissed the folks goodbye, got on a Trailways bus - and headed for the big bad apple.

Cause I wanted to be a Rockette. Oh, yeah, let's get one thing straight. I decided to be a Rockette because this girl in my home town -Louella Heiner - had actually gotten out and made it New York. And she was a Rockette. We'll, she came home one Christmas to visit, and they gave her a parade. A goddamn parade! I twirled a friggin' baton for 2 hours in the rain. Unfortunately though, she got knocked up over Christmas. Merry Christmas - and never made it back to Radio City.

That was my plan. New York, New York. Except I had one minor problem. See, I was ugly as sin. I was ugly, skinny, homely, unattractive and flat as a pancake. Get the picture? Anyway, I got off this bus in my little white shoes, my little white tights, little white dress, my little ugly face, and my long blonde hair - which was natural then.

I looked like a fucking nurse! I had 87 dollars in my pocket and seven years of tap and acrobatics. I could do a hundred and eighty degree split and come up tapping the Morse Code.

Well, with that kind of talent I figured the Mayor would be waiting for me at Port Authority. I had to wait 6 months for an audition.

Well, finally the big day came. I showed up at the Music Hall with my red patent leather tap shoes. And I did my little tap routine. And this man said to me: Can you do fankicks?

But they werent good enough. Of course, what he was trying to tell me was I'm gonna make on Broadway! Well, Broadway, same story. Every audition. I mean I'd dance rings around the other girls and find myself in the alley with the other rejects. But after a while I caught on. I mean I had eyes. I saw what they were hiring.

I aslo swiped my dance card once after an audition. And on a scale of For looks: 3. Let's see Do you wanna know about all the wonderful and exciting things that have happened to me 'in my life?

Well, to begin with, I come from this quasi-middle-upper or upper-middle class, familytype-home. I could never figure out which but it was real boring. I mean, we had money -but no taste. You know the kind of house -- Astroturf on the patio? Anyway my mother had a lot of card parties and was one of the foremost bridge cheaters in America.

My father worked for this big corporation. They used to send him out into the field a lot -- to drink. Better, that than to find him lying on his office floor But he was okay I was the strange one. Real, real strange. I used to love to give garage 'recitals. This one, time I was doing Frankenstein as a musicale and I spray-painted this kid silver -- all over. They had to rush him to the hospital. He lived 'cause luckily I didn't paint the soles of his feet and As I got older I kept getting stranger and stranger.

I used to go down to this busy intersection near my house at rush hour and direct traffic.

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I just wanted to see if anybody'd notice me. That's when I started breaking into people's houses -- Oh, I didn't steal anything -- I'd just re-arrange their furniture.

You wanna hear about school? I went to P. See, I was the kind of kid that was always getting slammed into lockers and -stuff like that. Not only by the students -- by the teachers too. Oh, and I hated sports, hated sports. And sports were very big. I mean, it was jock city, but I didn't make one team. See, I couldn't catch a ball if it had Elmer's Glue on it.

And wouldn't my father have to be this big ex-football hero? He was SO humiliated, he didn't know what to tell his friends. So he told 'em all I had polio. On Father's Day I used to limp for him. And my mother kept saying: "If you don't stop setting your brother on fire, we're going to have to send you away. But then I realized -- to commit suicide in Buffalo is redundant.

I remember when everybody was my size. Boy, that was great. But then everyone started moving up and there I was, stuck at four foot ten. But I kept hoping and praying, I used to hang from a parallel bar by the hour, hoping I d stretch just an inch more. Cause I was into dancing then, and I was good. And I wanted so much to grow up to be a prima ballerina. Then I went out for And they told me: No dice, you ll get lost on the football field. The pompoms are bigger than you.

I spent my whole childhood waiting to grow. But you see, the only thing about me that grew was my desire. I was never gonna be Maria Tallchief, I was just this peanut on pointe! That was my whole trip my size. It still is. God, my last show I was thirty-two and I played a fourteen-year-old brat. Yeah, and I m thirty-two But I don t look it.

And I shouldn t knock it cause I ve always been able to work. Very East Side, and I do not deny it. Born August 2, The worst thing in school was every time the teacher called on me I d be hard, I d be hard! Really, I d have to lean up against the desk like this.