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Auditions: The Fabulous Lipitones

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By Mark St. Germain & John Markus
Directed by Grant Gelvin
Musical Direction by Allan Webb



Audition Dates & Times: 7 pm, Sunday, January 3, and Monday January 4
Audition Venue: Escondido Arts Partnership (214 East Grand, Escondido – 1 block from Patio Playhouse).
Callbacks: Wednesday January 6.

Performances: Feb 19-Mar 13, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli


The Story: What happens when a barbershop quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high B-flat? The three surviving members are scrambling to find a tenor before a national competition. When they hear golden tones being sung over the phone at an autobody shop, the three Lipitones left are sure they have their fourth…but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they expected. An uproarious comedy that puts a fusty American musical genre into today’s globalized, sensationalistic world.

The Fabulous Lipitones made its world premiere in 2013.

Role Descriptions: 
  • Phil Rizzardi, owner of Phil’s Eternally Fit Gym & Tanning Salon; 50s. A hothead.

  • Howard Dunphy, accountant at the Purina Dog Chow plant outside of town; 50s. Peacemaker of the group.

  • Wally Smith, head pharmacist of an independent drugstore in Madison County; 50s. A true believer – in barbershop music.

  • Baba Mati Singh (Bob), mechanic at Ralph’s Gas-N-Git automotive; 20s. Sikh; wry sense of humor.


Audition Information and Instructions:

Reading: From the script. Sides will be provided online. You'll be notified by email when they're available.

Singing: A cappella auditions welcome! You may be asked to perform tuning exercise as well. Otherwise bring your accompaniment track on a USB compatible device or CD.

Please bring a headshot and resume if possible, and a list of conflicts starting January 10.

Questions? Contact Grant Gelvin: grantgelvin@patioplayhouse.com (858) 685-2654.