A message from Chris Cuming, director for Top Hat.
Download breakdown of vocal numbers for all parts and ensemble. Top hat vocals structure
A song-and-dance man and ‘Broadway sensation’. Direct from New York, the handsome
entertainer is in London to star in a new musical revue, and will soon be the talk of the
town. The charming bachelor has an irrepressible sense of fun, enjoying mischief-making and his
‘no strings’ lifestyle. But all that’s set to change when he meets…
Vocal Audition – ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’ bars 19 – 68. Download Jerry Travers vocal score
A society model and fellow American. Currently in London modelling her dressmaker’s latest
designs, she enjoys her equally single life, spending her free-time horse riding. The confident,
independent young woman counters Jerry’s charm with her dry wit, the two singletons relishing
their sparring matches and flirtatious encounters.
Vocal Audition – ‘Better Luck Next Time’ – bars 4 – 48 Download Dale Tremont vocal score
A wealthy English gentleman who invests in theatrical ventures, producing the musical revue in
which Jerry’s about to make his London debut. As an older man, the bumbling but well-meaning
Horace feels a responsibility towards the young entertainer, but those closest to the entrepreneur
tend to outwit him, especially Madge.
Vocal Audition – ‘Outside Of That’ – bars 50 – 80. Download Horace Hardwick vocal score
The twice-married American socialite and amateur matchmaker. The tough and sassy Madge has
Horace – and his wallet – firmly in hand, busying herself with the affairs of others, in particular her
old friend Dale’s love life. Her ill-fated attempts to match the society model with Jerry lead to
Vocal Audition – ‘Outside Of That’ – bars 2 – 33. Download Madge Hardwick vocal score
The flamboyant Italian designer with an affliction for malapropisms, also Dale’s benefactor. He
harbours a secret desire for his model and muse, a passion inflamed with jealousy when he
discovers a rival for her affections, the newly-arrived Jerry.
Vocal Audition – ‘Latins Know How’ – bars 21 – 52. Download Albert Beddini vocal score
Horace’s long-suffering valet. His tendency for cryptic family sayings belies his shrewdness, and
it’s the butler’s erratic flair for disguise and deception that ultimately triumphs over adversity.
Ensemble – Various Other Roles.
There are around 27 other speaking parts within the production, from Lady 1 to Broadway dancer
in the production. These will be cast from within the ensemble and not as an individual audition.
Vocal Audition – Melody line of ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ – bars 23 – 69. Download Ensemble Vocal Score