Musical Theater for Tweens and Teens
Polaris Productions is a youth theater company serving young people in New York City. You can read our story on our About Us page.
Our Spring 2014 musical is Me and My Girl. As of today (12/7/2013) we are looking for a charismatic and charming young man between the ages of 16 and 22 to play Bill Snibson. The role of Bill is considered a star vehicle and it is a rare opportunity for the right person! Please contact the director, LeCee Johnson, for more information. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Me and My Girl
Me and My Girl is a Olivier and Tony-award winning British musical comedy of the 1930′s, updated for modern audiences by Stephen Fry. He is best known in America for his television comedies with Hugh Laurie (“Fry and Laurie”, “Jeeves and Wooster” and “Blackadder”).
Our spring 2014 musical tells the story of the unassuming, spirited, and delightfully clownish Cockney from Lambeth, Bill Snibson. One day he is stopped on the streets of Lambeth by Herbert Parchester, the solicitor for the late Earl of Hareford. Bill is brought to the late Earl’s estate in Hampshire. At Hareford Hall, Parchester explains to Bill that the father he never knew was an Earl. The late Earl’s secret and brief marriage to a Cockney woman means that Bill is now the 14th Earl of Hareford.
But there’s a catch. The late Earl’s will states that Bill must prove that he is prepared to assume the responsibilities of an Earl, or he will not inherit. His aunt, the Duchess of Dene, is sure that it will come naturally to him, because he is a Hareford by birth. All he needs is a bit of coaching. But she also insists that Bill leave his Lambeth girlfriend, Sally, in favor of a proper lady.
Bill adores Sally, so he decides to give up his inheritance and return to Lambeth to be with Sally. However, the old battle-axe Duchess won’t have it — Bill must become the Earl of Hareford, no matter what, because Bill is the last of the Hareford line.
With a heart of pure gold, a stage full of wacky characters, a barrage of witty one-liners and a wealth of toe-tapping, uplifting songs, Me and My Girl is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical comedy.
Musical numbers include the famous “Lambeth Walk”, “Leaning on a Lamppost”, “Once You Lose Your Heart”, “The Sun Has Got His Hat On” and, of course, “Me and My Girl”.
For a complete synopsis, character list and a history of the show, please visit the Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_and_My_Girl.
See you at the auditions!
ME AND MY GIRL
Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book Revised by Stephen Fry with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay