Prairie Fire Theatre will hold auditions for The World Goes Round, a musical review by Kander and Ebb and The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. Interested actors may audition for one or both shows at this audition.
Please prepare a 32 bar song. An accompanist will be provided. Please have sheet music in the correct key. Please bring a headshot or recent photo and resume if available.
Call backs (if needed) will take place on May 1st from 6-9PM. Please have all conflicts with you at the audition and indicate these on your audition form.
For more information email email@example.com
THE WORLD GOES ROUND Directed by TBD
Music Direction Andrew Voelker
Performances June 7-10 Rehearsals begin May 2, 2018
"Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. The celebrated revue is a journey through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre."
BREAKDOWN (3 WOMEN, 2 MEN)
Woman 1: Tough and strong. Impassioned. She has been hurt. . Clumsy. Hopeful. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal range: A5- E3
Woman 2: Independent. Zany. Bawdy and brassy, but also reflective and poised. She is seductive. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal range: G5- F3
Woman 3: Nostalgic. Adventurous. Hopeful. A lush and snob. Confident and sexy, but hesitant in regards to love. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal range: F5-F3
Man 1: A bit of a ham. At times he is lonely, dejected, and shy. Just as easily emboldened to action. Sincere, loving, and charming. Age: 25 to 50. Vocal range: G5-A4
Man 2: Nostalgic. Handsome. Lonely. Stern and demanding with a commanding voice.Age: 25 to 50. Vocal range: A5- G3
THE SECRET GARDEN
Directed by Cristen Monson Music Directed by Lev Ivanov
Performances August 2-5 Rehearsals begin June 18, 2018
"The Secret Garden" is a musical with a Tony Award-winning score based on the beloved classic story by Frances Hodgson Burnett in which an orphaned girl transforms a neglected garden into a paradise and opens the hearts of all around her
Archibald Craven (30s–50s) Tenor. Hunchbacked man overcome with grief over the loss of his beloved wife. Father to Colin. He takes in Mary, who reminds him of his late wife. He longs for reasons to move on and live again.
Lily Craven (25–35) Soprano. Dies in childbirth having Colin. As a spirit she watches over Archie and Colin, wanting only love and happiness for them.
Colin Craven (8–13) Soprano. Though Colin is basically healthy, his father’s overprotective nature has kept him bed-ridden and weak. Spoiled and demanding, Colin craves parental love and friends his age.
Dr. Neville Craven (30s–50s) Baritone. Archie’s brother. Was in love with Lily. Oversees the manor’s management and Colin’s care.
Capt. Albert Lennox (30–50) Tenor. Mary’s father. Dies of cholera early on and follows Mary as a spirit.
Rose Lennox (28–40) Mezzo. Mary’s mother. Dies of cholera early on and follows Mary as a spirit.
Mary Lennox (8–13), Mezzo. The heart of the story. After her parents die of cholera, she goes to live in a strange , new home with her Uncle Archie. Curious and astute, yet subject to childish tantrums. Needs to feel loved and at home.
Martha Sowerby (18–early 30s) Mezzo. Chambermaid at Misselthwaite Manor who takes a liking to Mary. Dickon’s sister. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
Dickon Sowerby (14–mid-20s) Tenor. A sprightly young fellow who loves nature and can charm animals. Martha’s brother. Fascinated by Misselthwaite’s gardens and mazes. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
Ben Weatherstaff (40+) Tenor. Head gardener at Misselthwaite Manor. Yorkshire accent/dialect.
Mrs. Medlock (35-60+) Head housekeeper for Misselthwaite. Busy, no-nonsense woman.
Fakir (18+) Tenor Pre Cast
Ayah (18+) Alto. Mary’s Indian nanny.
Lt. Ian Shaw (25–35+) Tenor. Officer in Capt. Lennox’s unit. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family.
Lt. Peter Wright (25–35+) Baritone. Officer in Capt. Lennox’s unit and discovers Mary alive. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family.
Major Holmes (35–45+) Bass. Officer in Captain Lennox’s unit and discovers Mary alive. Dies of cholera and aids the spirit of Capt. Lennox by watching over his family.
Claire Holmes (25–40+) Soprano. Major Holmes wife. Dies of cholera.
Alice (25-40+ years old) Soprano. Rose’s friend. Dies of cholera.
Major Shelley (35–50+) Officer in Captain Lennox’s. Takes care of Mary before she moves in with Archie.
Mrs. Shelley (35–50+) Wife to Major Shelley. Takes care of Mary before she moves in with Archie.
Mrs. Winthrop (40s–60s) Head Mistress of an all-girls boarding school. Neville asks that she come to see Mary.
3-4 children aged 7-12