A unusual thing happened during auditions for Butterfield Stage Theater’s production “G.I. Holiday Jukebox.”
No women auditioned.
“Jukebox” director Donna Morgan said the group is planning another round of auditions to snag some talented female singers.
“Our men came through with flying colors,” Morgan said. “But no women showed up [for auditions.]”
Casting is complete for the male roles, Morgan said. Auditions for three female roles are set for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Little Carnegie Theater at Butterfield Stage Theater.
Women who plan to audition for the World War II-era show should be prepared to sing a song from the 1940s, Morgan noted.
“Songs like ‘Stormy Weather’ and ‘Swinging on a Star’ — all those great songs from the World War II-era,” Morgan said.
They should also have “strong” voices and be able to harmonize, she added.
“G.I. Jukebox” showcases the partnership between Hollywood and the U.S. military during World War II, Morgan said.
“I would call it the World War II age,” Morgan said.
“G.I. Holiday Jukebox” is “a USO show in Europe,” she said. “The USO gives [soldiers] a feel of home during the holidays and that’s our setting for this show. It’s all holiday songs, warm and inviting for those who come into the cantina.”
The show premiers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 and continues on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, December 11
For more information, contact the Butterfield office at 940 665-8152 or visit www.butterfieldstage.org or the theater’s Facebook page.
Butterfield Stage is at 201 S. Denton Street in Gainesville.