February 8, 2023

Auditions for [title of show]

Announcing The Arts at Angeloria’s auditions for [title of show]
Music and Lyrics By Jeff Bowen
Book By Hunter Bell
Auditions: .
Tech Week: Sunday-Friday, April 30- May 5, 2023
Performances: May 6-21 (Fri/Sat @ 7pm – Sun @ 2pm)
Director: Lori Holm
Music Director: Ed Rosenblatt
Looking for a very diverse cast! Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop 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. All auditioners must be 18 years of age or older. If you have any questions, please email

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our patrons, actors, production team, and volunteers, auditions are open only to those who are fully vaccinated/boosted against COVID-19, as defined by current CDC and state guidelines.. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition.


Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Bill. [title of show] follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre — a uniquely American art form — and to the joy of collaboration.

Audition information:

Initial auditions will take place on February 19th and 21st from 6pm-9pm at The Arts at Angeloria’s 223 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT. Auditioners should prepare between 16 and 32 measures of a musical theatre song befitting the vocal range and personality of the role(s) for which you are auditioning. Please have sheet music of your audition song. There will be cold readings and improv exercises after the singing portion of the audition.
If you have any questions about auditions, please contact the director, Lori Holm via 860-302-6262.
Below is a breakdown of the character/roles. The age range is what age the character should look, not the age the actor must be.

Jeff: (M)

Mid- to late 30/40s; tenor/bari-tenor (C3-G4); the show’s composer, a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 performances or less; loves bird watching, computer games, and comic book heroes (especially Wonder Woman); a realist; while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.

Hunter: (M)

Mid- to late 30/40s; high tenor (C3-B5 in full voice); writes the book for the musical; dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award; enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980s’ mega musicals; gets sweaty under his left armpit when nervous, and is often a little too eager to please.

Heidi: (F)

Mid- to late 30/40s; mezzo/alto with a strong, high belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-F#5 in belt); Jeff’s friend; “uptown and fancy and Brooklyn”; has Broadway experience but still wants to make it big; grew up listening to cast recordings and has made performing her life’s work; reluctant at first about being friends with the new girl, Susan.

Susan: (F)

Mid- to late 30/40s; alto with strong belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-C5 in belt); Hunter’s friend; “downtown and funky and sassy”; truly an individual; an artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors; enjoys turkey burgers and encouraging others to achieve their creative potential (aka killing vampires); has some doubts about her singing ability and is, at first, reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi.