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On Air at Virginia Repertory Theatre

Dates: (3/15/2024 - 4/14/2024 )

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Virginia Repertory Theatre

Virginia Repertory Theatre

114 W Broad St.
Richmond,VA 23220

Phone: 8047831688

Tickets: $36.00-$59.00

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On Air

Non-Equity Open Call
In-person auditions on Jan. 14, 2024.

Please direct questions to casting@virginiarep.org.

(MUSICAL)
Music and Lyrics by Matt Conner
Book and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith
Directed by Todd D. Norris
Music Direction by Justin Lee
Choreography by Paul Dandridge

Amidst the turbulent 1920's, Frank and Flora Conrad were on the edge of discovering mass broadcasting. These two unsung radio pioneers broke through the static and established the first radio station in America within their own unassuming garage in East Pittsburgh. On Air follows their untold love story, their professional victories and disappointments, as well as their journey in establishing broadcast radio as a constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack for the life of every American.
Casting Personnel:
Artistic Director: Rick Hammerly
Director: Todd D. Norris
Music Director: Justin Lee
Choreographer: Paul Dandridge

Audition Location:
VA Rep Center for Arts and Education, 4204 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
Callback Location:
VA Rep Center for Arts and Education, 4204 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23227

Casting Timeline
In-Person Auditions: January 14, 2024 from 6-7:30PM
Callbacks: January 21, 2024 from 5-7:30PM
Rehearsals begin: February 12, 2024
Performance run: March 15 - April 14, 2024 (Possible Extension April 15 - 28, 2024)

Audition Sign Up:

Please sign up for an audition using the form at THIS LINK. Following the initial audition individuals will be notified, if needed, for a callback.

  • If you are also interested in auditioning for our production of Naked Mole Rat, you will have the option to sign up for a combined audition.
  • At this time, we are only seeking actors local to Richmond, VA or actors who can provide their own housing.
  • Please note that Virginia Rep is a fully vaccinated workplace and all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to attend auditions and callbacks.

What to prepare:
Please prepare:
1) 16 - 32 bars of a 1920s - 1930s popular song or a Broadway song that best showcases your vocal range and personality,
2) a brief (1 min. max) monologue or one of the sides linked HERE.

ON AIR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

In casting On Air, Virginia Repertory Theatre endeavors to be as inclusive as possible. We invite all performers, including gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors, to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

FRANK CONRAD (30s - 40s) introspective genius and inventor of mass broadcast, microwaves.

FLORA CONRAD (30s - 40s) Frank's forceful and supporting wife.

HARRY P. DAVIS/ENSEMBLE (30s - 40s) Engineer and visionary. Friend of Frank and fellow inventor.

AGNES DAVIS/ENSEMBLE (30s - 40s) Harry's wife and friend of Flora.

FRANK CONRAD JR. (10 - 12 yrs) Frank's precocious and inventive son. THIS ROLE WILL BE DOUBLE-CAST.

RADIO VOICE (40s - 50s) Eventually is revealed to be Frank Conrad Jr. as an adult. Largely non-singing role.

Also seeking understudies for the above roles.


Ages: young adult, adult

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