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South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for Bridges of Madison County and Peter and the Starcatcher.

The Bridges of Madison County Audition Info

Peter and the Starcatcher Audition Info

 


South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for

The Bridges of Madison County

Sunday March 5th 2017 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Monday March 6th 2017 6pm – 9pm
Callbacks held on March 12th

Auditions and Callbacks to be held at SBMT Rehearsal Studios
761 Mabury Rd San Jose CA 95133

Please sign up for a 30 min time slot. Bring headshot and resume, sheet music in correct key, accompanist provided, no recordings please. The score for this show is comprised of several different musical styles. You may prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the character you are most interested in playing, or two shorter selections showing contrasting styles. If you are auditioning for Francesca or Robert, please choose something that shows your dramatic high range. You will be asked to do a short reading that will be provided to you when you check in. SIGN UP HERE

If you have questions please contact sdean@southbaymt.com

About the Show
Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Character Breakdown
Francesca: A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Must speak and sing with an Italian accent. Age: 35 to 45 Soprano
Bud Johnson:  Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier. Sings with a country twang. Age: 40 to 50 High Baritone
Robert Kincaid:  A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Age: 35 to 50 High Baritone (must have a strong A3)
Marian/State Fair Singer:  As Marian, Robert's former wife, a musician. Sings in the style of Joni Mitchell. Age: 25 to 35 As State Fair Singer, must sing with a strong country belt. (The two roles may be played by the same actress or may cast separately. Knowing how to play a little bit of guitar would be ideal but not required.) Mezzo- Soprano
Michael:  Francesca and Bud's son Age: must read 16ish Tenor
Carolyn:  Francesca and Bud's daughter Age: must read 14ish Mezzo Soprano
Marge:  Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy Age: 45 to 60 Alto
Charlie:  Marge's husband. Age: 50 to 65 Sings with a country twang. Bass
Ensemble:  8-10 Men and Women to play a variety of roles

Production Dates
Tentative First Rehearsal:  July 9, 2017
Opening Night:  September 23, 2017
Closing Night:  October 15, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: All cast members are required to assist on Company set build days, theatre load-in and strike.

Staff
Director:  Diane Milo
Musical Director:  Dan Singletary
Producer:  Janet Miller





South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for

Peter and the Starcatcher Auditions

Saturday March 4, 2017 12pm – 4pm
Sunday March 5, 2017 1pm – 4pm

At SBMT Rehearsal Studios
761 Mabury Rd San Jose CA 95133

Callbacks Saturday March 11, 2017 11am – 3pm
Callbacks will feature reading from the script and improv work.

Please sign up for a 1 hour time slot. Be prepared to stay for the full hour. You will be asked to do a brief improv exercise with your group. SIGN UP HERE

If you have questions please contact sdean@southbaymt.com

Auditioners should prepare:
- a brief verse of an a capella song to show vocal ability and range--a sea shanty, a children's song, a folk song will do nicely. Please, no recordings and accompaniment will not be provided;

- a story of no more than 2 minutes in length, original or learned, showing off your storytelling, acting, and communicating skills

- Please show off any special skills – juggling, acrobatics, instruments welcomed and encouraged!

Character Breakdown
We are aiming for a cast of 11 men (ages 15 - 65) and one young woman (age 15 - 25), but we are flexible and could add one or two more to the cast. Though there are named characters, this ensemble play will give every cast member the opportunity to play numerous roles, including: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; and Narrators

Black Stache: A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Molly Aster:  A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

Boy / Peter:  A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Grempkin:  The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.

Mrs. Bumbrake:  Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER. Please note: this role is played by a male actor.

Bill Slank:  The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.

Smee:  Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.

Prentiss:  An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Alf:  A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Lord Leonard Aster:  Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott:  Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted:  An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

About the Show
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Production Dates
First Rehearsal:  Sunday, November 26, 2017
Opening Night:  January 27, 2018
Closing Night:  February 18, 2018
NOTE: One or Two Weekday Matinee Performances will be scheduled. (Tentative: No rehearsals will be held 12/21/17-1/2/18)

Staff
Director:  Walter M. Mayes
Musical Director:  Bob Sunshine
Producer:  Howard L. Miller

 



 
   
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