MYTS BUGSY MALONE 2016
Bugsy Malone is set in New York during the 1920’s.
Costumes and scenery will reflect this period in time and
all the actors will have an American accent.
We are setting within the framework of a 1920’s Art
Deco cinema which will also act to project different
scenes. Additional to this MYTS members will film
certain scenes and make their own trailers for “1920’s
style” movies playing as the audience come in and
during the interval.
During MYTS please tick by your name the part or parts
you wish to audition for.
Please note that some parts are boy only, some are girl
only and some are either.
The joy of “Bugsy Malone” is the amount of parts in the
show, many more than the characters that will be
auditioned. If you want to be considered for one of the
smaller parts then put this down as well.
Every member of MYTS will play an active part in the
production of Bugsy Malone. You will all have a
specific character to play and will be expected to
research and perform to that character.
MYTS BUGSY MALONE 2016
CHARACTER LIST FOR AUDITIONS
BUGSY MALONE - An ex boxing promoter trying to live an easy life but
always finding trouble along the way
BLOUSEY BROWN – An ambitious singer, wise cracking but vunerable
FAT SAM – Self labelled mobster King, short tempered and at times desperate
FAT SAM’S GANG – All from the wrong side of town, guys who think they are
tough but often get it wrong
(KNUCKLES
LOUIS
ANGELO
RITZY
SNAKE EYES)
TALLUALAH – The Grand Slams resident Diva, girlfriend to Fat Sam, a flirt
who likes to get her own way
FIZZY – A wannabe dancer, very talented but stuck being a cleaner for Fat Sam
DANDY DAN – The rival gang leader to Fat Sam, a sharp dresser and inventor
of the Splurge Gun
DANDY DAN’S GANG – Dan’s gang look tough and like to Splurge people then
ask questions later
(DOODLE
BENNY LEE
BRONX CHARLIE
YONKERS)
LAUGHING BOY
SHOULDERS
LEROY SMITH – A down and out with a heart of gold, who also has a mean
right hook
CAGEY JOE – Owns Sluggers Gym, the best boxer trainer in town
LENA MARELLI – Star of the “Lena Marelli Show” at the Bijoux Theatre, she
will often walk out of her own show if she gets annoyed
GRAND SLAM PERFORMERS- The dancers and singers at the Grand Slam,
biding their time to get Top Billing
(LORETTA
BANGLES
VELMA
DOTTY
TILLIE)
CAPTAIN SMOLSKY – Sent out to investigate the “Splurgings”, not the
brightest spark in the force
O’DREARY – An Irish officer working for Capatain Smolsky, but little help and
better at making jokes
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FEATURED ENSEMBLE CHARACTERS
ROXY ROBINSON
UNDERTAKERS
VIOLINIST
BARBER
FLASH FRANKIE
POP BECKER
PAPERBOY
RADIO ANNOUNCER
WAITRESS
ENGLISH REPORTER
TWO FOREIGN REPORTERS
POLICEMEN
SHADY
RAZAMATAZ
BOXERS
JOE
PRIEST
LOUELLA
CELLIST
BUTLER
SINGER
OSCAR DE VELT
MARBINI
VENTRILOQUIST
DUMMY
PIANIST
SEYMOUR SCOOP
SOUNDMAN
PRESS MEN
WAITER
LOONEY BERGONZI
PICKETT
DOWN AND OUTS
BABYFACE
AUDITION PARTS AND INFO
Character
Male/Female
Audition Piece
Sing
Bugsy Malone
Male
Bugsy Malone
Down and Out
Fat Sam
Male
Fat Sam
Bad Guys
Fat Sam’s Gang
Male
Fat Sam
Bad Guys
Fizzy
Male or Female
Fizzy
Tomorrow
Smolsky/O’Dreary
Male or Female
Smolsky
Bad Guys
Dandy Dan
Male or Female
Dandy Dan
Bad Guys
Dandy Dan’s Gang
Male or Female
Dandy Dan
Bad Guys
Tallulah
Female
Tallulah
Blousey
Female
Blousey
My Name is
Tallulah
Ordinary Fool
Lena Marreli
Female
Lena
Bugsy Malone
Featured Ensemble
Male or Female
Featured Ensemble
Bad Guys
Grand Slam
Performers
Female
Grand Slam
Performers –
Bangles
Bugsy Malone
Cagey Joe
Male or Female
Cagey Joe
So You Wanna Be
a Boxer
Leroy Smith
Male
Cagey Joe
So You Wanna Be
a Boxer
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BUGSY MALONE - SCENE
Now, as you can see, something kind of fishy is going on here. To be
perfectly honest, I’m beginning to wonder what’s going on myself….I
mean this play’s only just started and already the stage is full of stiffs!
Oh, by the way, you’re probably wondering who I am. My name’s
Malone, Bugsy Malone. With an Italian mother and an Irish father I’d
naturally grown up a little confused. I didn’t see much future as a
spaghetti waiter at Mama’s Login’s or pushing a pen at City Hall., so I’d
drifted from this to that, you know, walking the line, trying hard not to
fall either side…until, that is, the night I walked in here to Pop Becker’s
Book Store.
BUGSY MALONE - SONG
Down and Out
You don't have to sit around
Complaining 'bout the way your life has wound up
Think of all the time you waste
And time's a precious thing to let go by
Sure you've hit the bottom
But remember you'll be building from the ground up
Ev'ry day's another step
That takes you even closer to the sky, so give a try
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BLOUSEY BROWN - SCENE
(On the phone) Hello. Is Bugsy there, please? (pause) Bugsy is that you?
What are you doing there? We said eight-thirty and you’re an hour
late…Something came up? Like what?...Oh yeah, business with
Tallulah?...Did you get the tickets?...You promised me, Bugsy. You
promised me. An hour I’ve been waiting here, Bugsy, and when first you
didn’t show I gave you the benefit of the doubt and then I got nervous
and called every pool hall drive in the phone book. They hadn’t seen you
but, boy, did they all know you…(hears Tallulah in background) You rat.
You two timin’ bog Irish meatball! (she slams phone down)
BLOUSEY BROWN - SONG
Ordinary Fool
Only a fool, like fools before me
I always think with my heart
Only a fool, that same old story
Seems I was born for the part
It's a lesson that I've learned
And a page I should have turned
I shouldn't cry, but I do
Like an ordinary fool
When her ordinary dreams fall through
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FAT SAM/ FAT SAM’S GANG - SCENE
No, wait honey! Wait. (he turns to Knuckles) We act like a normal, right?
So acting normal means acting normal. (Out of door) We’ll be right there,
honey. Make yourself comfortable. We’ll be a couple of minutes. Go
powder your nose or something. (Closes door) See, just like normal. That
way they won't know were scared to death…er, I don't mean scared I
mean, er… concerned. We buy ourselves a little time. Thinking time,
right Knuckles? Come over here, I'm gonna send for someone to help us
out of our little predicament. No ten cent dummy, you hear. A specialist.
Off his trolley, mad as a Hatter Bergonzi, the best man in Chicago.
Right. Here’s what we do. (he snatches back the photo) we arrange a
meeting with Dandy Dan. Bergonzi will be in the back of the car, next to
me. Knuckles you drive…You don’t drive? You motzah head!
FAT SAM/ FAT SAM’S GANG - SONG
Bad Guys
We could've been anything that we wanted to be
But don't it make your heart glad
That we decided, a fact we take pride in
We became the best at being bad
We could've been anything we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
No doubt about it, we whine and we tout it
We're the very best at being bad guys
We're rotten to the core
And my congratulations no one likes you any more
Bad guys, we're the very worst
Each of us contemptible, we're criticised and cursed
We made the big time, malicious and mad
We're the very best at being bad
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TALLULAH - SCENE
(Tallulah walks up to Bugsy) Suddenly everyone wants to be in show
business. Fat Sam’s busy Bugsy. Why don't you have a drink while you're
waiting? (to the girls hanging around) O.K. girls, go feed the ducks. (they
don’t move) I said beat it! Long time no see Bugsy. You used to come
and see me every night. (getting irritated by Fizzy dancing in the
background) Fizzy! Will you quit dancing and hit the shoe leather?
(back to Bugsy) You’re aces, you know that Bugsy? I've always found
you kind of special. (He does not respond) Come on Bugsy, give a girl a
break. Oh, Bugsy, you're not like all those other saps. You've got lovely
brown eyes (she makes her move) Come on sugar, how about smearing
my lipstick?
TALLULAH - SONG
My Name is Tallulah
My name is Tallulah
I live till I die
I'll take what you give me
And I won't ask why
I've made a lot of friends
In some exotic places
I don't remember names
But I remember faces
Lonely, You don't have to be lonely
Come and see Tallulah
We can chase your troubles away
If you're lonely
You don't have to be lonely
When they talk about Tallulah
You know what they say
No one south of Heaven's
Gonna treat you finer
Tallulah had her training
In North Carolina
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DANDY DAN/ DANDY DAN’S GANG - SCENE
OK, gang. This is the caper that's gonna take the lid off City Hall. This is
the big one. The shakedown. This is the payoff. It's got to be good. Got to
be neat. Got to be quick. (the gang have been repeating everything he
says) Quit repeating everything I say! (pause) You shouldn't have any
trouble. Just Sam and a few dancehall girls. (The HOODS laugh.)
Remember when you get inside that speakeasy, keep those fingers
pumping because it's history you'll be writing. (His gang give him a
cheer). Too kind, guys. Too kind. Now for Fat Sam's Grand Slam.
DANDY DAN/ DANDY DAN’S GANG - SONG
BAD GUYS
We could've been anything that we wanted to be
But don't it make your heart glad
That we decided, a fact we take pride in
We became the best at being bad
We could've been anything we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
No doubt about it, we whine and we tout it
We're the very best at being bad guys
We're rotten to the core
And my congratulations no one likes you any more
Bad guys, we're the very worst
Each of us contemptible, we're criticised and cursed
We made the big time, malicious and mad
We're the very best at being bad
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FIZZY - SCENE
Night Miss Tillie. Night Miss Loretta. (Bangles kisses him, much to his
pleasure) Night Miss Bangles! (starts whistling the tune to Tomorrow
then starts a tap dance routine, notices Fat Sam) Sorry Boss. Er Boss, er,
how about my audition? You said come back tomorrow….But today is
tomorrow, Mr Sam (reacts to Fat Sam shouting at him). Er, boss, careful
the floor is wet (runs away from Fat Sam)
FIZZY - SONG
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow, as they say
Another working day and another chore
Tomorrow
An awful price to pay
I gave up yesterday
But they still want more
They are bound to compare me
To Fred Astaire when I'm done
Anyone who feels the rhythm
Movin' through em
Knows it's gonna do em good
To let the music burst out
When you feel assured
Let the people know it
Let your laughter loose
Until your scream
Becomes a love-shout, ah
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CAGEY JOE/ LEROY SMITH - SCENE
Hi, Bugsy. How you been, man? For me, yeah. But this bunch of punch
bags, the pits…So this is Leroy. Ever been in the ring before, boy? So
you wanna be a fighter, huh? OK. I’ll give him a try. But I’ll tell you
now, he’ll be no good unless he’s got “it”. “It” is the difference between
being a no-hoper slugger and being a champion. It’s what makes a fighter
special. If you haven’t got “it”, you just haven’t got it.
CAGEY JOE/ LEROY SMITH - SONG
So You Wanna Be A Boxer
So you wanna be a boxer
In the golden ring
Can you punch like a south-bound freight train?
Tell me just one thing
Can you move in a whirl
Like a humming-bird’s wing
If you need to?
Can you bob, can you weave
Can you fake and decieve
When you need to?
Well you might as well quit
If you haven’t got it
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LENA MARELLI - SCENE
As Blousey opens her mouth to sing, Lena Marelli enters from
the back of the theatre.
Oscar, Oscar... I'm back! I'll give you one more chance; else I’m
out for good. You hear me, Oscar. Out! Out! Out!
Lena takes over the spotlight from Blousey, cattily dismissing
her.
O. K. Honey. Beat it back to Iowa, this show has got its star
back. Lena’s come home. Hit it, Joe!
GRAND SLAM PERFORMERS - SCENE
BANGLES:
I’m giving up on guys, they’re nothin’ but trouble, believe me. From now
on I’m lookin’ for husbands. And I ain’t getting too attached. I’m gonna
change ‘em regular like a library book. Hey! Don’t you think I look cute?
What do you think of the dress Tillie? Come on Dotty, what do you
think? Purple’s my colour. I always wear purple.
LENA/ GRAND SLAM PERFORMERS - SONG
Bugsy Malone
He's a sinner
Candy-coated
For all his friends
He always seems to be alone
But they love him
Bugsy Malone
A city slicker
He can charm you
With a smile and a style all his own
Everybody loves that man
Bugsy Malone
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SMOLKSKY/ O’DREARY - SCENE
Ahaa….! I think I've found something. Come and take a look at this,
O’Dreary. What do you see? Tell me, what do you see, O’Dreary?... Not
my foot, knucklehead. Under my foot. Tyre marks!... Too right a tyre
mark, you Irish potato head. Get some plaster. Will take a mould. (looks
for more markings) There ought to be more marks. There sure as eggs is
eggs was more than one sedan around here. Hey, what's this? (bends
down to look and O’Dreary trips and pours plaster over Smolksky)
Aaaaaaaah! You dumb potato faced Irish jerk! (chases O’Dreary around
the stage) If I catch you, O’Dreary, I'm going to punch that stupid Irish
nose right back to Tipperary.
SMOLKSY AND O’DREARY - SONG
Bad Guys
We could've been anything that we wanted to be
But don't it make your heart glad
That we decided, a fact we take pride in
We became the best at being bad
We could've been anything we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
No doubt about it, we whine and we tout it
We're the very best at being bad guys
We're rotten to the core
And my congratulations no one likes you any more
Bad guys, we're the very worst
Each of us contemptible, we're criticised and cursed
We made the big time, malicious and mad
We're the very best at being bad
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FEATURED ENSEMBLE (choose one of the following)
1. (Great Marbini)
Good evening, I am the Great Marbini, Illusionist to Kings. I have been
privileged to have obtained second billing at theatres in Missouri, Polar
Bluff and Norfolk Nebraska, and I will now perform for you a trick seen
before only by the crowned heads of Europe. (Big dramatic pause as they
build up the tension) From this hat I will produce not one rabbit, not two
rabbits, but three rabbits
2. (Radio Announcer)
We interrupt this programme of music to bring you an important news
flash….Reports are coming in of a gangland incident on the Lower East
Side involving a certain Robert Robinson, known to the police as “Roxy
the Weasel”, believed to be a member of the alleged Mobster King, Fat
Sam Stacetto. Robinson was the victim of a sensational event and we go
over to our reporter on the spot
3. (Babyface)
Get Babyface. (to audience) Er, is there anyone called Babyface out
there? What am I talking about? I am Babyface. (gets handed a bat) Give
this to Babyface. Oh yeah, I am Babyface. (hands it back) No
thanks…I’M SCARED!...Ok. Ok. I’ve got to have courage. Courage. I’m
the star of the show right not….Just think. The star of MYTS. Ok.
Courage. (Babyface rushes towards the guards) Geronimo!!
4. (English Reporter)
Now get this, news desk….there’s been a frightfully bad show here in
America chaps and this time the Yanks have gone too far and what’s
more it’s just not cricket. And, as I speak, there’s a pitch battle going on
here.
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FEATURED ENSEMBLE - SONG
Bad Guys
We could've been anything that we wanted to be
But don't it make your heart glad
That we decided, a fact we take pride in
We became the best at being bad
We could've been anything we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
No doubt about it, we whine and we tout it
We're the very best at being bad guys
We're rotten to the core
And my congratulations no one likes you any more
Bad guys, we're the very worst
Each of us contemptible, we're criticised and cursed
We made the big time, malicious and mad
We're the very best at being bad