Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Book by George Furth
Director Colin Armstrong | Musical Director Malcom Huddle | Choreography Mon & Tess Sabbatucci
Company follows Bobby, a commitment-phobic 35 year old New Yorker through a musical dissection of love and relationships. Aided by the advice of his mostly married couple friends, Bobby juggles the pros and cons of marriage with an endearing skepticism that will have audiences laughing and nodding in recognition.
The original Broadway production was nominated for a record setting 14 Tony nominations and won six, including Best Musical, in 1970. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth.
Wednesday 30 January & Friday 1 February 7pm – 10pm
Saturday 2 February 4pm – 9pm
Call-backs Wednesday 6 & Friday 8 February 7pm – 10pm
ROBERT (Bobby) (Male 30---35) The lead character, 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 (Bari/Tenor)
APRIL (Female 25---35) 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 (Mezzo/Sop)
KATHY (Female 25---35) 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 (Mezzo/Sop)
MARTA (Female 20---30) A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
SARAH (Female 30---40) 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 (Mezzo/Sop)
HARRY (Male 35---45) Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. Range: A3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
JENNY (Female 30---40) Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
DAVID (Male 30---40) 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 (Bari/Tenor)
SUSAN (Female 30---40) A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex--- wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
PETER (Male 30---40) Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex--- husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. Range: B3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
JOANNE (Female 40---50) 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 (Mezzo/Sop)
LARRY (Male 45---55) 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 (Bari/Tenor)
AMY (Female 25---35) 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 (Mezzo/Sop)
PAUL (Male 30---40) 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 (Bari/Tenor)
All auditionees are required to prepare 2 songs in differing musical theatre styles that are essentially their party pieces. Be mindful of the show and where it sits in style and genre. Most importantly sing what you love to sing!
You must provide sheet music in the key you will perform. An audition pianist will be at the auditions however you are welcome to provide your own. No backing track or unaccompanied auditions will be considered. You may be asked to sing a scale or test your vocal range with the musical director.
The production team would like to encourage couples who both perform, to come and audition together. You can state at the time if you only want to be considered as a couple or individually. All potential casting options will be considered and discussed at the time.
There will be no separate dance audition for this show but auditionees may be asked to move during their individual auditions.
You may be asked to read from a script.
Auditions by appointment only.
Audition Venue: Beaumaris Theatre Inc., 82 Wells Road Beaumaris
Call backs: Wednesday 6th February
Rehearsal Dates: Mid-February to mid- March rehearsals will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. From late-March rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
First rehearsal Monday 11th February 2019
6th and 7th April Rehearsal Weekend
4th and 5th May Rehearsal Weekend
Performance Dates: 24 May - 8 June 2019