Open auditions May 12 & 13 from 6:00-9:30pm at our new theater space, 100 High St, Enfield, CT 06082
(Callbacks, if necessary, will be scheduled after auditions have completed)
Performance & Rehearsal Dates:
Performances: September 6-22, 2019
Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm
Sunday performances at 2pm
Rehearsals will begin end of July (around the 22nd).
- Be prepared to sing the following:
16 – 32 bars of a strong musical theater song in the proper key
(no pop songs please). A ballad is best. Country and folk music are strongly encouraged.
- An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
No singing a cappella or to a track.
- Please wear loose, comfortable clothing
and bring a headshot, if you have one.
Questions? Please contact director John Pike, email@example.com
ROLES TO BE CAST:
8 female, 8 male
Age ranges listed are approximate.
All but Alice sing as ensemble members in addition to their named role.
- Alice Murphy (30 / strong, rich alto with some upper register)
Plays Alice at age 38–an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress plays Young Alice at age 16–rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Strong singer comfortable in folk / bluegrass.
- Margo Crawford (early 20s / 2 nd soprano)
A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.
- Mama Murphy (40s-50s / Alto)
Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
- Lucy Grant (early 20s / Alto) A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.
- Florence – (20s / variable voice range)
an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.
- Edna – (variable age/alto) an employee at Margo’s bookstore.
- Government Clerk – (variable age and voice range)
A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh
- Well-Dressed Woman – (mid 30s – mid 40s)
A woman living in Raleigh.
- Billy Cane (Early 20s / High Baritone)
A soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
- Jimmy Ray Dobbs (30s / Tenor)
Plays Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks–Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40.
- Mayor Josiah Dobbs (50’s / Baritone)
A political and financial powerbroker– distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.
- Daddy Murphy (50 – 60s / Baritone)
Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
- Daddy Cane – (late 40s – 50s / Baritone)
Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.
- Daryl Ames – (30s / Tenor)
An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable.
- Stanford (variable age and voice range)
Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs
- Dr. Norquist (variable age and voice range)
The local family doctor in Zebulon
- Max – (20s / variable voice range)
a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.
Not paid work