AUDITION INFORMATION

Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
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.

AUDITION LOCATION
Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029

AUDITION INFORMATION

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

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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!)

UNNECESSARY FARCE
written by PAUL SLADE SMITH
Directed by Mike Crowley

AUDITIONS MON, FEB 19 & TUES FEB 20 7:00-9:00PM
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.

PERFORMANCES: MAY 18 - JUNE 3, 2018
REHEARSALS: 7 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Farce 110 - 120 minutes
3 F, 4 M
Content Notes: Adult language

Characters:

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