RIVERSIDE CENTER THEATER ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR:
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Oklahoma
Producing Artistic Director: Patrick A’Hearn
(The Music of ALW - Production Runs May 14, 2016 – July 10, 2016)
(Oklahoma – Production Runs July 20, 2016 – September 18, 2016
Co-Directors: Patrick A’Hearn/ Penny Ayn Maas
Music Director for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Garrett Jones
Music Director for Oklahoma: TBA
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BY APPOINTMENT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
BETWEEN 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Riverside Dinner Theater
95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Auditions for adult replacements for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Must be a versatile vocalist, able to sing in multiple styles, Pop/Rock, Broadway and Legit. Please prepare 32 bars of a song by Andrew Lloyd Webber or a song in the style of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Auditions for Oklahoma, please prepare 32 bars of a song in the traditional Broadway Legit style. You are encouraged to sing a song from Oklahoma or in the style of Oklahoma.
There will be an accompanist at the auditions. Please bring dance attire and be prepared to move.
Please bring a headshot, or recent photograph, and a resume. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are encouraged (with headshot, resume, and video links) via email to email@example.com.
All appointments will be scheduled via email. For an appointment time, please email a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not get a response to your email within 48 hours, you may call the Company Manager at 571-245-2380. Please do not call the box office.
Rehearsals for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to begin on or around April 24, 2016
Rehearsals for Oklahoma to begin on or around May 23, 2016
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Company Manager at 571-245-2380.
Character breakdown for Oklahoma!
Aunt Eller, Mezzo, (45-65) is a sturdy farm woman who has managed to make a life on the frontier for herself. She knows the value of cooperation and plays the key role of peacemaker between the farmers and cowboys. She’s a big-hearted woman who empathizes with others, but who can also be tough when she has to be. Strong actor who sings
Andrew Carnes, Tenor, (45-65) is Ado Annie’s protective father, and he is determined that no man will take advantage of her innocent nature. He’s also a good friend to Aunt Eller, and if she ever needed help with anything, he’d be there in a shot. Strong actor who sings
Curly, Baritone, (25-35) is a charming, confident cowboy with the kind of affable personality that people are drawn to. His strong ego sometimes causes him to be too sure of himself. He has a stubborn streak that keeps him from letting Laurey know how much he cares for her. Strong actor with a great voice
Laurey, Soprano, (25-35) is a strong, spunky farm girl loaded with personality. She has been raised by her Aunt Eller and has learned to be self-sufficient. Unlike some of her girlfriends, she doesn’t feel the need for a man to take care of her. Like Curly, she is too stubborn to let him know how she really feels about him. Strong actor with a great voice
Will Parker, Tenor, (22-35) is a good-natured cowboy and champion steer roper. He’s in love with Ado Annie and not afraid to express his feelings. He may not be the brightest guy around, but his high-spirited energy and affectionate personality make him a good friend to everyone. Strong actor dancer who sings well
Jud Fry, Baritone, (22-40) is Laurey and Aunt Eller’s surly hired hand, and he has his eye on Laurey. He has a dark, possibly criminal past, and his sullen, volatile nature frightens Laurey. He leads a solitary life of emotional isolation and, not being used to interacting with people, his social skills are limited. Strong actor with a great voice
Ado Annie Carnes, Soprano, (22-35) is a man-crazy farm girl. She’s too naive to know how to handle her around men, which gets her into trouble. She tends to favor whichever man she’s with, and, although she has strong feelings for Will, her head is easily turned by any man who pays attention to her. Strong actor, singer, dancer
Ali Hakim, (24-40) is a traveling salesman who’s a bit of a shyster, his merchandise often being bogus. He fancies himself a ladies’ man, and when he gets too entangled with a woman, he simply moves on to the next town. Strong actor who can sing
Gertie Cummings, Alto or Soprano, (20-28) is a silly flirt from a nearby town with the most annoying laugh in the Territory. She’s too full of herself to realize that that most people would rather not be in her company. Strong actor, singer, dancer
Ensemble of Men and Women all age ranges to play various featured supporting roles. All must be strong singers and dancers who act. All vocal types.