Supplemental Auditions Announced for Select Roles in RAGTIME at Music Theatre Of Denton
Music Theatre of Denton announces supplemental auditions for several roles in RAGTIME, the Broadway musical based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished 1975 novel. With a book by Terrence McNally and music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, RAGTIME is considered one of the best musicals on the past several decades. For Music Theatre of Denton, Kyle Christopher West directs with John Norine Jr. serving as musical director and Elizabeth Cantrell as stage manager. RAGTIME runs February 22nd - March 3rd.
The roles below are still available. Interested parties may email director Kyle West at KyleChristopherWest@gmail.com by Monday, January 7th with a photo, resume (if available), and a video singing any song that best shows off your vocal range.
About the Show:
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together - that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.
The show is set in the early 20th century, but if you turn on the TV, you can hear the same headlines right this minute. You know these people.
Younger Brother (18-30) Son of rich Republicans, but had his eyes opened while attending a Black Lives Matter rally in college. Ready to make a change in the world but distracted by an obsession with a celebrity personality. Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: B3
Younger Brother Preliminary Audition Side: "Mother's Younger Brother worked at Father's fireworks factory. He was a genius at explosives. But he was also a young man in search of something to believe in. His sister wondered when he would find it."
Little Boy (6ish-10ish) The young, well-manicured son of a respected white family with incredible insight. If he gets in trouble, expect him to be saved in the name of affluenza. He will learn from the mistakes of the generation that raised him.
Little Boy Preliminary Audition Side: "In 1902 Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle, New York, and it seemed for some years thereafter that all the family's days would be warm and fair."
Little Girl (6ish-10ish) Tateh's daughter, a young immigrant girl attached to her father by a leash in fear of being separated and detained by the US government. Scared, but smart and sweet. Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: C4
Little Girl Preliminary Audition Side (Same as Little Boy): "In 1902 Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle, New York, and it seemed for some years thereafter that all the family's days would be warm and fair."
People of Harlem (2 male, 2 female): folks of different ages, sizes, gender identities, and ethnic backgrounds. Strong singers and actors who move well and are willing to fight for their voices to be heard.
For more information, contact KyleChristopherWest@gmail.com.