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July 11, 2019

Open Auditions for Disaster at Connecticut Theatre Company

What: Open auditions for Disaster!, by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 7/14/19 & 7/15/19 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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

Run Dates: 10/11/19-10/27/19

Audition Preparation: All roles are open for this terrific show performed with a live band. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. 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, if needed, will be held on July 17, 6:30 to 8:30pm. 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 us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

Chad
A handsome and winning man. Pretends to be a player, but is really still heartbroken over the loss of his first love. Tenor with a great rock and pop voice.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 43
Vocal range top: B4

Scott
Goofy guy. A nerd who wants to be cool. Tenor with a sweet voice.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: B4

Ted
A disaster expert. Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: G4

Marianne
An attractive and focused journalist. Insecure underneath it all. Great, high pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 33 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5

Tony
A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4

Jackie
An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Godlie Hawn-esque.
Gender: Female
Age: 32 to 42
Vocal range top: D5

Ben / Lisa
Smart boy and girl twins played by the same actor. Honest and direct. Jackie’s son and daughter. Amazing pop voice. Belt to a high D. With vibrato! A young Michael Jackson/Andrea McArdle.
Gender: Both
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: D5

Sister Mary Downey
Awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Great high pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: B5

Shirley
Perhaps heavy set, lovable and jolly Jewish woman. Maury’s wife. Dancing a plus. Great comedic actress.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: B4

Maury
Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: G4

Levora Verona
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Great pop belt.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E5

Ensemble Men
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability and great voices needed.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40

Ensemble Women
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, wide range of dance skills.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40

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