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Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra


Auditions by appointment -- E-mail or call Julie Zaffarano at (610) 325-6568 and provide a message with your name, phone number, and best time to reach you.

Naughty Marietta
Saturday October 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday October 14, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 927 S. Providence Road, Wallingford.
    Director Kate Nealley. Musical Director Florrie Marks.
    Rehearsals start January 2019 and are Sunday 7:00-9:30 pm; Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30-10:00 p.m. Show dates are April 5, 6, 10, 12, 13 at 8:00 PM and April 6 and 13 at 2:00 PM.

Download and bring the filled out audition form to your appointment.
Use the links below to open a PDF file of the audition material for the desired role.
  Role/Age Range Description Voice Part Music
Female Roles Contessa Marie D'Altena, aka Marietta
Energetic, passionate woman, full of fun and adventure. Seeking her soulmate. Knows her own mind.


No. 8 Italian Street Song
  Ada LaFarge, Daughter of Governor LaFarge
Intelligent, poised and loyal.  Loves passionately, but is no fool.


No. 7 ‘Neath the Southern Moon
  Lizette, Casquette Maid
Brave and adventurous. Able to laugh at herself. Comic timing a must.


No. 18 The Sweet By and By (verse 1 only)
No. 6 If I Were Anybody Else But Me (pick-up to m. 11 through m. 26)
  Francesca, Daughter of Rudolfo
Engaging singer and dancer.


No. 8 Italian Street Song
May sing entire song or stop at measure 81
  Nanette, Felice, and Fanchon, Flower girls
Full of fun and gossip.  May appear shallow, but still waters run deep.

Any Voice

No. 1 Opening Chorus (pp. 14-15: mm. 86-105)
Sopranos: sing the top part
Mezzos/altos: sing the bottom part (pick 1 of the 2 bottom parts in mm. 104-105)
Male Roles Captain Richard Warrington, aka Captain Dick
Brave and noble. Clueless as far as real women are concerned.


No. 2 Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!  verse 1, etc.)
  Etienne Grandet, Son of Lieutenant Governor, aka Bras Pique(40s)
Charismatic and accustomed to getting what he wants with little effort. Hungry for power.  Missed the morality boat.


No. 12 You marry a marionette (verse 1, etc.)
  Lieutenant Governor Grandet

Pompous epicurean. Overwhelmed by ennui and the inability to make decisions.


No. 9 Act 1 Finale, pp. 98-99 (m. 99-113); sing Etienne’s part as well as the Lt. Governor’s
  Simon, one of Capt. Dick's men
Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Wants to improve his lot in life. Comic timing a must.

Baritone/2nd Tenor

No. 6 If I were anybody else but me (pick-up to m. 32 to the end)
  Rudolfo, Manager of Italian Dance Troup
Big hearted father figure.


No. 11 Dance of the marionettes (mm. 7-16)
  Florenze, Secretary to Lieutenant Governor
(Any adult age)
Intelligent, officious, and poised. Understatedly sarcastic.

Any voice

Please prepare a short selection of a song of your choosing.  Bring the sheet music for the accompanist.
  Harry Blake, Captain Dick’s right hand man
(Any adult age)
Loyal with a strong sense of duty. Desires to save damsels in distress.

Any Voice

Please prepare a short selection of a song of your choosing.  Bring the sheet music for the accompanist.

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