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What: Open auditions for Bat Boy the Musical, directed by Ben Silberman, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: July 15, 2018 and July 16, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 09/21/18-10/14/18

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition will be held as needed. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email the director at bsilberman@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:
Note: Roles listed as doubling are potential and may be broken out based on auditions and the needs of the production.

Bat Boy – Also referred to as “Edgar.” A bat boy. Tenor

Meredith Parker – Wife to Thomas. Mezzo-Soprano

Thomas Parker – Also referred to as “Doctor Parker.” The town veterinarian. Husband to Meredith. Tenor

Shelley Parker – an innocent, immature and slightly rebellious teenager, has the strength to stand up for what she believes in as she grows in understanding through the show, must be able to express a wide range of emotions as this character carries much of the comedy and tragedy in the story. Vocal Range: Mezzo

Sheriff Reynolds – The local sheriff, coming up for re-election. Doubles as Delia (a townswoman). Baritone

Rick Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Ron and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Boyfriend of Shelley. Doubles as Lorraine (a townswoman) and Mr. Dillon (a rancher). Tenor

Ron Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Rick, and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Usually a drag role. Doubles as Maggie (the mayor of Hope Falls) and Clem (a townsman). Baritone

Ruthie Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Youngest of three. Kin to Rick and Ron, daughter of Mrs. Taylor. Doubles as Ned (a rancher). Mezzo-Soprano

Mrs. Taylor – An overprotective, aggressive mother. Mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie. Usually a drag role. Doubles as Reverend Hightower (a preacher and faith healer who holds a travelling Tent Revival/Barbecue), Roy (a townsman) and Institute Man. Tenor

Pan – The Greek satyr-god of nature. Doubles as Bud (a rancher), Daisy (a townswoman) and Doctor. Tenor

Ensemble – Male and Female members of the ensemble to play additional roles as needed.

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