Directed by Douglas McClure and produced by Margaret Zeisig. Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt, Production is through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Auditions and call backs will be held at the Salvation Army community room, 1109 N Thornton Ave, Dalton, GA 30720, on January 22 and 23 6pm to 8pm. Call backs January 25.
Most rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and one or two Fridays 6pm to 9pm.
Performances are March 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00 pm | March 18 at 2:00 pm
For the audition, please prepare a short comical monologue (memorized), 2 minutes of a song (pianist may not be available, but you can bring your own recording, and be prepared to sight-read a short script selection.
For the Mute, monologue preparation and musical audition is not required. Applicants will need to be prepared to respond to Director’s directions and comments for the audition.
El Gallo: Masculine, older/more mature, Baritone, low A to G above middle C (heavy singing), some movement, very physical
Matt: Male, younger, Lyric tenor/baritone with low A to G above middle C (heavy singing), some movement, very physical
Louisa: Female, 16-25 years old, Soprano range with a B below middle C with strong and consistent high C (heavy singing), some movement with good timing
Huckleby: Fatherly or masculine, Baritone/tenor, low A to middle C (able to add harmony), some motion, characterized as a bit sloppy and country
Bellamy: Fatherly or masculine, Baritone/tenor (strong voice), low A to G above middle C, some movement, characterized as neat and more "citified"
Henry: Male or Female, more mature, very light singing (mostly ensemble), very physical, good timing and comedic sense, looking for a strong Shakespearean presence
Mortimer: Male or Female, any age, very light singing (mostly ensemble), very physical, good timing and comedic sense, sidekick to Henry, accent an asset (cockney or willing to explore other options)
Mute: Male or Female, any age, lots of mime, very physical, good timing and stage presence. Also willing to understudy other leads.
Pianist: On stage and accompanies the show. Please be prepared to play at audition.
This presentation of the show is looking for a more modern interpretation of this long-running production. Production will include very limited set design and more focus on performance and engagement with the audience. Director is open to input from cast to improve quality of production.