TUCK EVERLASTING - Waterville Opera House Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 7, 2020
Audition Location: Waterville, ME

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Auditions for Tuck Everlasting the Musical at the Waterville Opera House
Sunday, January 26 at 6:30pm
Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm

Audition Location: WOH Rehearsal Space, Hathaway Creative Center

Audition Materials: Click on the name to download the materials.
Winnie Foster
Jesse Tuck
Mae Tuck
Angus Tuck
Miles Tuck
Man in the Yellow Suit
Constable Joe

Show Dates: April 10, 11, 17 at 7:30pm; April 11, 18, 19 at 2:00pm
(Please Note: This show will have a 2-performance day on April 11.)

Setting: Tree Gap, NH, Early 20th Century

Available Roles:

  • Winnie – (13-18) Lead, Soprano (A3-E5). Actor should be able to play 11 (No taller than 5’2”).  A little girl who has lost her father; too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure. Must sing very well and be a subtle actress with the ability to hold a stage. Comic timing and ability to move a plus.

  • Jesse Tuck – (16-22) Lead, Tenor (F3-C5). Must be able to sing, move well and play 17. The youngest of the Tuck family; light and laughing, he is eternal. His lightness shines through all the brighter for the shadow of loneliness inside him.

  • Mae Tuck (40-55) – Lead, Mezzo-Soprano (A3-E5). Mae is the Tuck Matriarch, Jesse’s Mother, and Angus’s wife. Her homespun wisdom is leavened by her humor and still girlish delight. She is beautiful after all these years.

  • Angus “Pa” Tuck (40-55) Tenor (E3-B4). Once awakened, a vibrant, virile man; he is an indulgent father, a fond, forgetful husband, but a true soul with a deep well of love and profound understanding of the life around him.

  • Miles Tuck – (18-27) to play 23 Bari-tenor (F3-C5). 23-year-old Lead. Jesse's older brother, a burned and bitter man living with regret; his natural sweetness shut away after losing his wife and child.

  • The Man in the Yellow Suit (45-69) Lead, Tenor (G3-B4). The creepy, persuasive and nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth. He is a man with an obsession who holds onto a secret.

  • Constable Joe – (60-69) Supporting, tenor (F3-B4). Seemingly a buffoon, his simple manner belies a sharp wit and kind heart; Head of the police force in Treegap.

  • Hugo (16-22) – to play 17; Supporting, tenor (G3-C5) painfully shy, awkward, and goofy. Smart and eerily observant; his father (Constable Joe) knows this. The two of them have a routine that fools most of the people all of the time.

  • Nana – (50-72) Supporting, Alto (A3-C#/Db5). Winnie’s Grandmother and Mother to Betsy Foster. A loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother and mother.

  • Betsy Foster (35-45) Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano(A3-E5) Winnie’s Mother, a gentle woman almost broken by grief and fear and loss. Adversity finds her brave and unbending.

  • Ensemble (Up to 12 members) character roles/singers/dancers/movers including: Carnie, Various Memories, Spirits, Travelers, Townsfolk, Carnival Workers, and Patrons. The chorus functions as the audience’s gateway into the past and future, representing the passage of time by singing and dancing the physical expression of the joy and energy we all have when we are most alive and free. Successful candidates should be strong singer/dancers/movers.  Seeking M/F pairs of the following:

    2 – 9-11 yr olds
    4 – 16-18 yr olds
    4 – 20-35 yr olds
    2 – 40-50 yr olds

Please watch this page for more information about upcoming auditions at Waterville Opera House.

General Information about auditioning and performing at Waterville Opera House:

Announcements: Auditions will be announced on this page, the WOH email newsletter, and on Facebook. Character descriptions and audition materials will be available on this page. Please note the audition location as that can change depending on the show.

Auditioning: Candidates must fill out an audition form to be turned in to the production team. Candidates may also receive an audition number and be required to have their photo taken upon arrival. Please have your scheduling conflicts available. Candidates should review the audition materials and come prepared to perform as an individual and in group work.

Musicals: Auditions will likely involve singing, book work, and dancing. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Children: Depending on the show, there may be a specific audition time for children only. ALL parents will be required to wait outside of the audition space as part of the audition is proving to the production team that your child can take direction without a parent present.

Rehearsals: Performing in a show at the Waterville Opera House requires a big time commitment. Performers should be prepared for 3-4 rehearsals per week (often 6:30pm-9pm on weekdays, and a weekend day). A detailed Rehearsal Schedule will be published once the cast has been finalized. Rehearsals will take place at the Opera House Dance Studio in the Hathaway Creative Center (10 Water St, Waterville). Due to limited rehearsal space, parents will be asked to wait in the Hathaway lobby during rehearsals.

Tickets: Each performer receives 2 complimentary tickets to the production. Performers should call our Box Office to reserve comp tickets.

Performer Responsibilities: WOH performers are required to provide their own undergarments, shoes, and basic hair and makeup products.

For more information visit: https://www.operahouse.org/auditions

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