Open Auditions for COMPANY

The Castle Craig Players will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of COMPANY (Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth). Director: Ian Galligan. Music Director: TBA.

AUDITION DATES: Monday, May 14 & Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-9:30pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 27-August 5 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm)

REHEARSALS BEGIN: Mid-June 2018.

LOCATION: Auditions, rehearsals & performances held at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden.

SEEKING: Seeking adult actors of all types with strong vocal and comedic acting skills. Actors must be ages 18 & over. See Character Breakdown and Audition Requirements below.

Please prepare a song from the breakdown below, based on the role(s) you’re interested in. Links to download the sheet music with appropriate cuts are provided.

Please also be prepared to read from the script, and learn a short movement/dance combination (dress comfortably – and bring dance shoes, if you have them). Bring a resume & headshot or recent photo of yourself.

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com to schedule an audition time slot. Be sure to state which evening you prefer to attend and attach your resume & headshot, if possible. Walk-ins will only be seen if time permits.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
(Please note that the ages listed are the “playing” age – not necessarily the age of the actor. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the show, as much as possible, prior to the auditions.)

ROBERT (Tenor/Baritone, 30’s) – A middle class man with a sleek bachelor life caught between living the single life and watching his married friends live out their different happily-ever-afters… and sometimes not. Audition Cut: Being Alive (pg 212 m. 118-135) OR Getting Married Today: Paul’s part (pg 101 m. 17-28)

SARAH (Alto, 30’s) – Know-it-all, dieting wife of Harry, who has taken up karate. Audition Cut: Getting Married Today: Church Girl (pg 100 m. 1-16) OR Poor Baby (pg 75 m. 28-36)

HARRY (Baritone, 30’s) – Sarah’s husband, struggling not to be ‘whipped’, recent recipient of a DWI.  Audition Cut: Have I Got a Girl for You: Larry (pg 62 m. 26-53) OR Sorry-Grateful (pg 41 m. 1-13)

SUSAN (Mezzo, 25-35) – A sweet, Southern Belle, and adoring wife of Peter. Audition Cut: Getting Married Today: Church Girl (pg 100 m. 1-16) OR Poor Baby (pg 75 m. 28-36)

PETER (Baritone, 25-35) – Ideal, Ivy League-type, married to Susan. Audition Cut: Have I Got a Girl for You: Larry (pg 62 m. 26-53) OR Sorry-Grateful (pg 41 m. 1-13)

JENNY (Soprano, 30’s) – Middle-class, run-of-the-mill wife of David. Audition Cut: Getting Married Today: Church Girl (pg 100 m. 1-16) OR Poor Baby (pg 75 m. 28-36)

DAVID (Tenor, 30’s) – Middle-class, attempting-to-be-modern husband of Jenny. Audition Cut: Being Alive (pg 212 m. 118-135) OR Getting Married Today: Paul’s part (pg 101 m. 17-28)

AMY (Alto, 25-35) – Frantic, anxious, bride-to-be of Paul, who overanalyzes everything. Audition Cut: Another Hundred People (pg 93 m. 140-190) OR Ladies Who Lunch (pg 199 m. 85-110)

PAUL (Tenor, 25-35) – Calm, cool, loving groom-to-be of Amy, who loves her more than life. Audition Cut: Being Alive (pg 212 m. 118-135) OR Getting Married Today: Paul’s part (pg 101 m. 17-28)

JOANNE (Alto, 40’s-late 50’s) – Sharp-tongued realist who knows what she wants, and often wants a drink… or ten. Audition Cut: Another Hundred People (pg 93 m. 140-190) OR Ladies Who Lunch (pg 199 m. 85-110)

LARRY (Tenor, 40’s-early 60’s) – Somewhat oblivious, enjoying-life-in-the-moment, husband of Joanne. Audition Cut: Have I Got a Girl for You: Larry (pg 62 m. 26-53) OR Sorry-Grateful (pg 41 m. 1-13)

APRIL (Mezzo, 25-35) – One of Robert’s girlfriends, an airline hostess, naïve and ditzy. Audition Cut: Another Hundred People (pg 93 m. 140-190) OR Ladies Who Lunch (pg 199 m. 85-110)

KATHY (Mezzo, 25-35) – One of Robert’s recent girlfriends who is getting married and moving. ABILITY TO DANCE A PLUS. Audition Cut: Getting Married Today: Church Girl (pg 100 m. 1-16) OR Poor Baby (pg 75 m. 28-36)

MARTA (Mezzo, 25-35) – One of Robert’s girlfriends, in touch with the common man, passionate about her beliefs. Audition Cut: Another Hundred People (pg 93 m. 140-190) OR Ladies Who Lunch (pg 199 m. 85-110)

THE VOCAL MINORITY – Male/Female Ensemble, various ages and vocal ranges. Audition Cut: Any from above.

Please Note: Roles/Doubling subject to change at the discretion of the production team.

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule an audition time slot.