AEA (Equity) Auditions • Non-Equity Open Call
Bright Star • Moonglow • The Importance of Being Earnest
The Ladyslipper • The Play That Goes Wrong
Show & Character Breakdown
Equity Principal Auditions
June 5 and 6, 2023 • 10am–5pm
Non-Equity / Equity Drop-In Auditions
June 7–9, 2023 • 6:00PM–10:00PM
June 10 • 12:00PM–3:00PM
All auditions by appointment at the Majestic Theater, 131 Elm Street, West Springfield MA.
Please call (413) 747-7797 to schedule your audition time.
Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, and story by Edie Brickell
First rehearsal: 8/14/23
Directed by Sue Dziura
Female, 30s–early 40s to play Alice at age 38 and young Alice at age 16: Must be a very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range.
Male, early 20s: a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer. Seeking a strong actor who is also a strong dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Male, 30s–early 40s: Plays Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks and adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Moves well. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Bari-Tenor.
Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Male, mid 50s–60s: The Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker — distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone.
Female, early 20s: A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy's who now harbors romantic feelings towards him. Has some comic moments. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice.
Male, mid 30s–40s: Works with Alice and is an aspiring writer for the southern literary magazine. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open.
Female, 20s–30: Strong actress with great comedic timing. Strong dancer. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt.
Male, mid 50s–mid 60s: Alice's father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open.
Female, 50–mid 60s: Alice's mother; warm and strong, the center of her family. Vocal range: Open.
Male, 60s: A warm, loving country man. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open.
A variety of ages 20—60: Everyone moves scenery and are active throughout the entire show. Must move well. Dance experience is a plus. Vocal range: Open.
by Jack Neary
First Rehearsal: 10/9/23
Directed by Jack Neary
Male, 45-55: An unmarried trumpet teacher and gas company employee. Sincere, enigmatic.
Female, 11-13: A very outspoken and confident young girl.
Female, 40-50: Also unmarried. A secretary in a parochial school. Direct when she needs to be.
Female, mid 20s: Sweet, pretty, sincere.
Male, plays 50-70: Hardcore, no nonsense parish priest.
Female, 40-45: Dorothy's mother. Acerbic, weathered.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
First Rehearsal: 12/12/23
Directed by Michael Rader
John "Jack" Worthing
Male, late 20s-30s: The play's protagonist. "Jack" Worthing is a seemingly responsible and respectable young man who leads a double life. In Hertfordshire, where he has a country estate, Jack is known as Jack. In London he is known as Ernest.
Male, 20s-30s: A charming, idle, decorative bachelor, nephew of Lady Bracknell, cousin of Gwendolen Fairfax, and best friend of Jack Worthing, whom he has known for years as Ernest.
Female, early 20s: A model and arbiter of high fashion and society, Gwendolen speaks with unassailable authority on matters of taste and morality. She is sophisticated, intellectual, cosmopolitan, and utterly pretentious.
Female, 18 years old: Ward of Jack Worthing, has fallen in love with Jack's brother Ernest in her imagination and invents an elaborate romance and courtship between them.
Female presenting, 40-60s: Algernon's snobbish, mercenary, and domineering aunt and Gwendolen’s mother.
Female, 40s-60s: Cecily's governess. Miss Prism is an endless source of clichés. Puritan though she is, Miss Prism's severe pronouncements have a way of going so far over the top that they inspire laughter.
Male, 40s-70s: The rector on Jack's estate.
Lane and Merriman
Male: Algernon’s manservant / butler on Jack's estate
By Danny Eaton
First Rehearsal: 1/28/24
Directed by James Warwick
LANA (PRONOUNCED LAY-NA)
Female, 30s: British accent; arrives in the US to accept her mother's inheritance and make a new life.
Male, 40s-60: Disabled vet and bartender. Runs the joint.
Male, 40s-60: He's a mystery, but a damn good cook. There's always a Camel hanging from his lips.
Female, 30s: Called Trish, an attorney.
Male, 30s-40s: Trish's fiancé.
Female, late 50s-60s: Trish's mother.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer
First Rehearsal: 3/27/24
Directed by Stephen Petit
Ages flexible - all 18+
Male; the director of the show – also plays Inspector Carter. A first-time director but a fairly decent actor if maybe a little melodramatic. Highly Physical. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable performing on a seven-foot-high platform with no railing. British Accent.
Male; plays Charles Haversham, deceased. He's been cast as a corpse but has trouble playing dead. Highly physical. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable performing on a seven-foot-high platform with no railing. British Accent.
Female; plays Florence, the fiancé of the deceased who is having a secret affair with his brother. She is the company's leading lady; a bit of a diva who thinks she’s more talented than she really is. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable being in an enclosed box for up to 5 minutes. British Accent.
Male; plays Cecil, brother of the deceased who is having a secret affair with Florence – also plays Arthur the gardener in Act II. British Accent.
Male; plays Thomas, the deceased's best friend and Florence's brother. Earnest and optimistic, he always believes the show is going much more smoothly than it really is. Highly Physical. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable performing on a seven-foot-high platform with no railing. British Accent.
Male; plays Perkins the butler. Has difficulty pronouncing big words and has to write a cheat sheet on their sleeve. Highly Physical. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable performing on a seven-foot-high platform with no railing. British Accent.
Female; the stage manager. Generally able to solve problems quickly. When she has to substitute as the leading lady, she goes from nervous to confident to downright competitive.
Male; the sound tech guy. Note: The actor cast in this role will need to be comfortable being in an enclosed box for up to 5 minutes.
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