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COME FROM AWAY - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: November 26, 2014

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COME FROM AWAY - NYC Appointments

La Jolla Playhouse | La Jolla, CA

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LORT Non-Rep
C; $753/week current AEA min.

NYC Auditions on 12/16 by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly to be considered via this posting.

See breakdown for info.

Other Dates
1st rehearsal: April 21, 2015 (in La Jolla)
1st preview: May 29, 2015
Opens: June 11, 2015
Closes: July 12, 2015

Email picture and resume ASAP for consideration.

Book, Music & Lyrics by David Hein & Irene Sankoff
Director: Christopher Ashley
Choreographer: Kelly Devine
Music Supervisor: Ian Eisendrath
New York Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman

In subject line: COME FROM AWAY [role____] / NYC Appts / AEA Submission


COME FROM AWAY tells the true story of when seven thousand people landed on the doorstep of Gander, Newfoundland... and the people of Gander “put the kettle on.” When 38 planes from around the world were diverted to a small, Canadian community on September 11th, 2001, the town’s population doubled in an instant. While the world witnessed the worst acts of humankind, the stranded passengers had their faith in humanity restored by the spirited people who comforted those who had come from away.


Female, 50s–60s; Diane is a traditional divorcee from Texas, who is terrified that her son may have been flying at the time of the attacks. When she finds out he is safe, she’s given a new lease on life and discovers a wilder more carefree side of herself. Also plays Newfoundland local, CRYSTAL. Warm, natural contemporary Soprano with a strong mix up to a D.

Female, 30s–50s, African–American, Latina, Asian, or any ethnicity; the mother of a firefighter in Manhattan, MARIA waits for news about her son and is comforted by Beulah. Also plays Newfoundland local, MARGIE. Contemporary Soprano with strong pop belt and mix up to E.

Female, 20s; an eager new local TV reporter, Janice is thrown into the deep end on her first day. Initially naïve about the world, Janice must face the pain and confusion around her. Plays another Newfoundland local by the name of JENNY. Contemporary Soprano with a strong pop belt and a mix up to E.

Female, 40s–60s; Head of the Gander Legion, with a firefighter son, she befriends Maria and walks to church and prays with her. Quick-witted and open hearted, Beulah loves to share a joke. Mezzo with belt up to B.

Female, 30s–50s; A no–nonsense mother of 3, Bonnie is the head of the Gander area SPCA. When she discovers animals are trapped on the planes, she stops at nothing to ensure their safety . Also plays a Newfoundland local by the name of MARTHA. Mezzo with a belt up to B.

Female, 50s–60s; An American Airlines pilot, Beverly has always loved flying, but her world is changed when she hears about coworkers who were killed in the attacks, and when she is confronted by passengers who refuse to fly again. Also plays Newfoundland local, ANNETTE. Strong mezzo with an easy mixed or belted C#.

Male, 30s–50s; The quirky constable in the two–person Gander police force. When the town’s population suddenly doubles, Oz helps out in unexpected ways. Also plays the role of JOEY, a rambunctious passenger on one of the planes who enjoys a good drink, and MATTY, the owner of the Trailways Bar, which is full of passengers 24/7. Strong contemporary Tenor up to G.

Male, 30s–40s; The head of an environmental energy company in Los Angeles, Colin was on vacation with his boyfriend (and secretary, also named Colin), when they are stranded in Gander. Inspired by the town’s generosity, Colin creates the ‘Pay It Forward Foundation.’ Also plays the role of GARTH, head of the local union representing the bus drivers. Strong contemporary Tenor up to G.

Male, 30s–40s, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern, or any ethnicity; Colin’s boyfriend and secretary. Sarcastic and unhappy, he wants to leave and get back to the U.S. as soon as possible. Also plays the role of DOUG, a local air traffic controller, married to Bonnie, who tries to help his wife and the animals. Tenor or Baritenor.

Male, 30s–40s, African–American or any ethnicity. A hardened New Yorker, Bob is suspicious of where he’s landed, fearing that it’s World War 3, that someone is going to shoot him and steal his wallet – but instead he ends up losing his New York jadedness. Also plays MICHAEL, a local bus driver, and GWANDOYA, an African passenger who, despite a language barrier, finds common ground with a local bus driver. Baritone.

Male, 40s–50s; The gregarious and well liked Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland, Claude loves his work, the townspeople, and his daily traditions, but he’s never before had to deal with a crisis of this magnitude. Also plays DERM, mayor of the nearby town of Appleton. Gruff, natural sounding Baritone with a strong high G.

Male, 50s–60s, Middle Eastern or any ethnicity; An English oil engineer who is focused on his work, Nick’s life is turned upside down when he falls for another passenger, Diane. Also plays ALI, an Iranian passenger. Warm, natural Baritone or Baritenor with an easy E and strong pop sensibility.

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