upcoming season
by Woodlawn Theatre

Feb. 22 - Feb. 23

Auditions for a role in upcoming season with Woodlawn Theatre on Feb 22 through Feb 23.

Auditions will be held on Feb 22 & 23, 2020.

Performers need to sign up in advance for a time slot.

See complete list of character breakdowns, performance/rehearsal dates & SIGNUP LINK https://buff.ly/2SCtFhY.

Mainstage Auditions

Woodlawn Theater will be holding 2020 season auditions on February 22nd and 23rd for Cinderella, Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, and Holiday Inn. Everyone is welcome to audition, per each production’s specifications. Auditions are by sign up only. Please refer to productions below for available roles and specifics.

Performers are to sign up for a time slot on either Feb 22 or 23, do not sign up for more than one time slot. If all time slots are full we will add additional ones. If you need to cancel a time slot please email info@woodlawntheatre.org

The dance audition will start first in each group; please wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for movement. There will be no time to change in-between dancing and singing. For the singing portion; performers are to prepare two contrasting songs, 16-32 bars each. Both songs should not go over 3 minutes total. If your songs go over, you will be cut off. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or acappella singing will be allowed. After a performer is done singing they will be released for the day.

Auditions are only for ages 16 and up. Performers 18 and up receive a small stipend for being in the shows. To be considered for Jekyll and Hyde you must be 18 or over. All youth roles in the season will be chosen from the Woodlawn Academy at a later date.

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Cinderella

Directed by Chris Rodriguez

Choreographed by Kahlee Moore

Music Direction by Jane Haas

 

Cinderella performances: July 3 - July 26

Cinderella rehearsals begin: May 24th

 

Character Breakdown

Ella: Woman, 20’s, any ethnicity. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman. Must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano.

Topher: Man, 20’s – early 30’s, any ethnicity. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Attractive and charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future. Must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to G.

Madame: Woman, late 40’s – 60’s, any ethnicity. Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

Sebastian: Man, 40’s-60’s, any ethnicity. The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

Marie: Woman, 40’s-60’s, any ethnicity. A friend to Ella, and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar-woman. Actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility. Glorious and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano to G.

Gabrielle: Woman, 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice.

Jean-Michel: Man, 20’s-30’s, any ethnicity. A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes. Interested in all physical types – he could be scrawny, short, tall, etc. Must have great comic timing. Traditional musical theatre voice. Must understand musical phrasing and have an attractive, compelling sound.

Charlotte: Woman, 30’s, any ethnicity. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high – but unfounded – opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre character belt to F.

Ensemble: Male and female, any ethnicity. Singers and dancers to play various roles. (Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Servants, etc.)

 

Ragtime

Directed by Rick Sanchez

Choreographed by Michelle Pietri

Music Direction by Chris Fuglestad

 

Ragtime performances: Aug 21- Sept 13

Ragtime rehearsals begin: July 6

 

Character Breakdown

Coalhouse: Proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough, male age 25 to 35, Vocal range top: B5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah: A washwoman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden, female age 18 to 25, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: G3 

Mother: A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right, female, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Tateh : A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter, male age 30 to 40, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Younger Brother: Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something, male age 20 to 30, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Father: Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind, male age 30 to 45, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Grandfather: Mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything, male age 50 to 65

Emma Goldman: The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City, female age 30 to 40, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: E3

Evelyn Nesbit: The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband, female age 18 to 25, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Houdini: the famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist, male age 25 to 35, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Booker T. Washington: The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century, male age 45 to 55, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Henry Ford: An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, male age 35 to 45, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: D4

J.P. Morgan: The rich, famous financier, male age 60 to 65

Sarah's Friend: A friend of Sarah's who attends her funeral, female age 18 to 25, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: D3

Willie Conklin: A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car, male age 25 to 40, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: D4

Ensemble: To play Citizens of New Rochelle and Harlem, Coalhouse supporters, reporters, and various other supporting roles

 

Jekyll & Hyde

Directed by Morgan Clyde

Choreographed by Lizel Sandoval

Music Direction by Andrew Hendley

 

Jekyll & Hyde performances: Oct 9 – Nov 1

Jekyll & Hyde rehearsals begin: August 30

 

Please be aware that Jekyll and Hyde deals with some mature and some sexual content.

Character Breakdown

Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde: Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering the true nature behind the good and evil in man and Emma's fiancee. After he uses an experimental formula on himself, his evil side - Edward Hyde - takes control. As Hyde, he is violent, commanding, and a sexual deviant attracted to Lucy. Male age 30 to 45, Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2, any ethnicity

Emma Carew: The daughter of Chariman Danvers and Jekyll's beloved finacee who is refined and desired by all of the socialite men. Female age 20 to 25, Vocal range top: C6, Vocal range bottom: A3, any ethnicity

Lucy Harris: The gorgeous 'main attraction' at a local gentleman's club. At the bottom of her luck, she becomes the object of Hyde's obsession. Lucy is feisty and wild, but also cautious and aware. Female age 20 to 30, Vocal range top: F#5, Vocal range bottom: G#3, any ethnicity

Gabriel John Utterson: Serves as Jekyll's lawyer and helpful friend. He advises the troubled doctor on personal and professional affairs. Male age 30 to 45, Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: B2, any ethnicity

Sir Danvers Carew: Emma's loving father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. A charming and gentle man. Male age 60 to 70, Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: C3, any ethnicity

Simon Stride: The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll's rival for Emma's affections. Male age 30 to 40, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2, any ethnicity

Lady Beaconsfield: Mature upper-class socialite and member of the Board of Governors. Female, age Range: 40 to 60, Vocal Range: G to E, any ethnicity

Bishop Of Basingstoke: A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors. Male age 40 to 60, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: C#3, any ethnicity

Lord Savage: Upper-class socialite and member of the Board of Governors. Male age 35 to 45, any ethnicity

General Lord Glossop: A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors. Male age 50 to 60, Vocal range top: C4, Vocal range bottom: G#3, any ethnicity

Sir Archibald Proops: Government official and member of the Board of Governors. Male age 40 to 50 Vocal Range: B to E, any ethnicity

Ensemble: Aristocrats; Citizens; Servants; Party Guests; Prostitutes; Policemen. Any gender 18 and up, any ethnicity

 

Holiday Inn

 

Directed by Mark McCarver

Choreographed by Kristin McGregor

Music Direction by Jane Haas

 

Holiday Inn performances: Nov 27 –Dec 23

Holiday Inn rehearsals begin: Oct 18

 

Character Breakdown

Jim Hardy: A performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut. Male 30-39, lyric baritone, any ethnicity

Ted Hanover: Jim's best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies' man looking for his big break. Male 30-39 thirties, lyric baritone, any ethnicity

Lila Dixon: A determined performer and Jim's mismatched fiancée. Female 30-39, high belt, any ethnicity

Linda Mason: A school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer. Female 30 to 39, belt/mix, any ethnicity

Danny: Jim, Ted and Lila's agent. Male 30 to 50, any ethnicity

Louise: the local fix-it woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive. Female 40 -59, belt, any ethnicity

Ensemble: Dancers, radio personalities, Hollywood creative team, Midville townspeople, Holiday Inn guests. Any gender, any ethnicity

 

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