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AMAZING GRACE - Goodspeed Opera House Auditions

Posted: February 27, 2012

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AMAZING GRACE– Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments

Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT) LORT D; $566/week minimum

Producer: Carolyn Rossi Copeland

Concept, Music, Lyrics & Book: Chris Smith

Book: Arthur Giron

Director: Gabriel Barre.Musical Director: Jodie Moore

Choreographer: Benoit-Swan Pouffer. Fight Director: David Leong

Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

Casting Associates: Joe Lopick, Carter Niles

1strehearsal: 4/24/12. Runs: 5/17 – 6/10/12 in the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT

NYC auditions will be held on date TBD, by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from

Actors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, email picture and resume to:

Indicate in the subject line: “Amazing Grace / AEA Self Submission”


John Newton:

Caucasian male, early 20s; rugged, manly, power tenor with strong ability to be tender as well. Has a dark side and is intellectual. Excellent English dialect a must

Mary CatlettL

Caucasian female, early 20s; Soprano. Strong, confident and independent woman. Captivating and innocent. Becomes a strong and outspoken voice against slavery. Excellent English dialect a must.


African-American female, late 40s – early 50s; maternal character towards Mary, purchased by Mary’s mother after the death of the father. Soulful alto or mezzo-soprano. West African dialect a must.


African-American male, late 30s – early 40s; A father figure for John Newton. Though physically imposing, heartfelt and vulnerable. Soulful bari-tenor. West African dialect a must.

Captain Newton:

Caucasian male, late 40s – early 50s; John Newton’s father. Bari-tenor. Powerful, a natural born leader. Excellent English dialect a must.

Major Gray:

Caucasian male, 24-30; Tenor. Commanding and debonair. The young military commander of the Chatham garrison, a position he was given due to his distant relation to King George II. Excellent upper-class British dialect. Comic in his egocentricness yet dangerous due to a lack of patience and self worth.


African-American female, 40s; Elegant, regal, strong character acting ability. An African slave trader. A big influence on John Newton. Soulful alto or mezzo soprano. West African dialect a must

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