Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Performance Dates: April 5 - 22, 2018
Directed by Breanne Brennan and Sandra Renick
Music Directed by Cathy Pfeiler
Stage Managed by Kimberly LaBerge
AUDITION DATES: February 12 & 13, 2018. 7pm-9pm. Please sign up for an audition time. Walk-ins will be accepted.
Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
All roles available. Prepare approx. 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show (do not bring a Jason Robert Brown song). Bring a current head shot or photo, and theatrical resume. An accompanist will be provided – please no acapella or karaoke track accompaniment. Please also be prepared to list any possible conflicts from February 15 - April 22 including weekends.
Cast Size: 18
Cast Type: Older Roles, two teen roles
Rehearsals Mon-Thurs 6:30-9:30
ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.
More info and sample songs: http://www.mtishows.com/the-bridges-of-madison-county
Francesca - A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Gender: Female. Age: 35 to 45
Richard "Bud" Johnson - Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier. Gender: Male. Age: 40 to 50.
Robert Kincaid - A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Gender: Male. Age: 40 to 50
Marian - Robert's former wife, a musician. Gender: Female. Age: 35 to 45
Chiara - Francesca's sister still living in Italy. Gender: Female. Age: 35 to 45
Michael - Francesca and Bud's son. Gender: Male. Age: should look 16
Carolyn - Francesca and Bud's daughter. Gender: Female. Age: should look 14
Marge - Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy. Gender: Female. Age: 45 to 60. Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: G3
Charlie - Marge's husband. Gender: Male. Age: 60 to 70
Ensemble: Townspeople (there are some pretty amazing songs, check them out!)
Written by Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Mike Crowley
Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 7:00-9:00pm
Audition Location: Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland.
No appointment is necessary. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. Please arrive no later than 8:30 pm.
MAY 18 - JUNE 3, 2018
Rehearsals begin March, exact date TBD, from 7:00-9:30pm.
ABOUT THE SHOW
In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's watching the video, who's taken the money, who's hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.
CASTING INFORMATION & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Seeking 3 F, 4 M
Content Notes: Adult language
Eric Sheridan: Male, A bookish, even-keeled police officer who is thrown into some difficult situations--while not wearing any pants.
Billie Dwyer: Female, A police officer. Eric's partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed.
Karen Brown: Female, An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.
Mayor Meekly: Male, A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)
Agent Frank: Male, Town Hall head of Security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man
Todd: Male. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man who's accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he's completely indecipherable.
Mary Meekly: Female, the Mayor's wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor, however, she is not all that she seems
music and lyrics by ALAN ZACHARY and MICHAEL WEINER
book by AUSTIN WINSBERG
directed by Ami Majeskie
music directed by Ashley Sprangers
Monday, May 7th and Tuesday May 8th at 7:00pm
Please prepare 32 bars of music and bring sheet music for an accompanist. Auditions will be held at the church across the street from Lake Country Playhouse, located at 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029. Please enter through the rear of the building. To sign up for an audition time, please use the link below. Please also download an Audition Form and bring with you to your audition.
Callbacks will be held at the same location on Monday, May 14th at 7:00pm and will consist of singing from the show and reading from the script.
If you are unavailable during these times but would still like to audition, please email the director, Ami Majeskie, at: email@example.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
When blind date newbie Aaron is setup with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 22, 2018. For a full performance calendar, click HERE.
Aaron—Late 20s-30s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey's sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.
Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating.
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-35, female. Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.
Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—25-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian.