music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by George Furth
director: Maureen Trotto
musical director: Brendan Fox
choreographer: Todd Santa Maria
scenic designer: Duane E Langenwalter
producers: Karen E Steckler & Rob Bassett
Searching for a few more great singers to complete our cast. Additional auditions/call-backs will be by appointment only. If you were unable to attend our scheduled auditions and are interested in joining the cast, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals begin June 1st at the theatre. Performance dates are Thurs., Fri., Sat.: July 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug. 1, 7, 8 at 8:00 PM and Sun.: July 26, Aug. 2 at 2:00 PM
AMY A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate. Range: G3 - A5
APRIL A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable. Range: A3 - A5
DAVID Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. Range: B3 - A5
HARRY Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. Range: A3 - A5
JENNY Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time. Range: A3 - A5
JOANNE Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband. Range: G3 - B5
KATHY An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving. Range: A3 - A5
LARRY Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down. Range: B3 - A5
MARTA A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. Range: A3 - A5
PAUL Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same. Range: B3 - A5
PETER Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. Range: B3 - A5
ROBERT The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness. Range: G3 - G5
SARAH Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love. Range: A3 - A5
SUSAN A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Range: A3 - A5!
STEEL MAGNOLIAS: Auditions will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 7PM at A Common Ground, 33 Crosby St., Danbury [GET DIRECTIONS]. Callbacks Wed., July 8 at TBTA.
Please bring a headshot, resume and a prepared short monologue. Sides will be provided on the day of auditions.
Auditions for 'Night Mother will be announced soon.
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For myself, as a director who has conducted auditions in a variety of venues, the most important aspect of your audition is your ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM. There are however, some simple DO’s and DONT’s that can help you to maximize your potential, show off your talent and get the most out of your experience. This is a general list; please see the show’s audition notice for any specifics.
DO — come prepared with a picture and concise resume.
DO — dress in comfortable, but professional attire; this is a job interview.
DO — arrive early to get settled and sign in before the audition time.
DO — choose an audition song in your vocal range that shows off your voice.
DO — choose an audition song similar in style to the show for which you are
auditioning. It is usually best to avoid singing from the show itself unless otherwise
DO — have your music neatly secured in a binder or taped together accordion style to avoid page turns. (the accompanist is your best friend in this situation)
DO — take a moment to set tempo with the accompanist.
DO — have your song memorized.
DO — become familiar with the music from the show.
DON’T — ask to sing a cappella.
DON’T — ask the accompanist to transpose your music.
DON’T — choreograph your song. If you are auditioning for a dance role, there will be a separate dance audition.
DON’T — apologize or make excuses for your performance. Enjoy the experience and present your piece to the best of your ability.
DO — have appropriate dance attire.
DO — realize that not everyone is expected to be a trained dancer, but if you are auditioning for musical theatre, chances are that the director or choreographer will want to see you move.
DON’T — apologize; perform the choreography to the best of your ability.
DO — check the audition notice to see if you should prepare a monologue or if you will be given sides to read at the audition.
DO — become familiar with the script.
If a monologue is required:
DO — choose something age and gender appropriate.
DO — choose something from a play rather than a monologue book.
DO — come well prepared with your piece memorized.
DONT — choose a monologue from a movie or one associated too strongly with a specific actor.
MOST IMPORTANTLY — this is community theatre. We are looking to build community through the arts. If all of the above fails, still SHOW UP! Every audition is a learning experience and a chance for you to grow as a performer. Directors are looking for directability first and foremost. Be flexible. Be willing to take healthy risks. A directable performer with positive energy, who will clearly be a team player, is far more valuable to a production than someone who is just technically proficient.
HAVE FUN! SEE YOU AT THE THEATRE!
TBTA Artistic Director