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Casting Requirements

2018 AUDITIONS
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 22nd 2:00-4:20, Kids roles for Ragtime and Sunday In the Park With George.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 22nd 4:30-7:00, Adult roles for Ragtime, The Bridges of Madison County and Sunday In the Park With George.
**Dance call: 4:30-5:00 all to attend who are new to the company.
LOCATION: Auditions will be held Noelridge Christian Church, 7111 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

CHORUS FOR RAGTIME: If you’re a returning member, please send your request to join to Csullenberger@revivaltheatrecompany.com. If you’re a new request, please send email to set up an audition time.

CASTING NOTICE: Those who auditioned can expect to hear back via email and or phone, within (2) weeks. If you do not hear back, you were not selected to participate in the 2018 season.

Callbacks: November 2nd at 6:30

RAGTIME IN CONCERT

Seeking

CHORUS: Volunteer chorus of 100 singers. Chorus members starting at 9th grade and older are welcomed. See above.

COALHOUSE (Non-Union): A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough Gender: Male Age: 30 - 40 Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Ethnicity: African American

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (Non-Union): Dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century Gender: Age: 45 - 60 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4. Ethnicity: African American

EMMA GOLDMAN: Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City Gender: Female Age: 40 - 60 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E3.

EVELYN NESBIT (Non-Union): Beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband Gender: Female Age: 18 - 30 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: B3

FATHER (Non-Union): Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind. Gender: Male Age: 30 - 45 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

GRANDFATHER (Non-Union): Mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything. Gender: Male Age: 50 - 65

HENRY FORD (Non-Union): An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company Gender: Male Age: 35 - 4 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: D4

HOUDINI (Non-Union): Famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist Gender: Male Age: 25 - 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: C4

J.P. MORGAN (Non-Union): Rich, famous financier Gender: Male Age: 60 - 65

MOTHER (Non-Union): A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right Gender: Female Age: 25 - 35 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3

SARAH (Non-Union): A washwoman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden Gender: Female Age: 18 - 25 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Ethnicity: African American

SARAH'S FRIEND (Non-Union): A friend of Sarah's who attends her funeral Gender: Female Age: 18 - 25 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D3. Ethnicity: African American

TATEH (Non-Union): A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter Gender: Male Age: 30 - 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

WILLIE CONKLIN (Non-Union): A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car Gender: Male Age: 25 - 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: D4

YOUNGER BROTHER (Non-Union): 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. Gender: Male Age: 20 - 30 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

THE LITTLE BOY (Non-Union): MOTHER and FATHER’s son. He is open hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgment on others. Caucasian Male, 8-12 yrs old - 49"- 55” height

THE LITTLE GIRL (Non-Union): TATEH’s daughter. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she is guarded and shy. Loves her father very much. Caucasian Female, 8-12 yrs old - no taller than 55”

ADULT ENSEMBLE (Non-Union): Seeking MEN and WOMEN of various ethnicities for the ENSEMBLE. Must be strong singers.

BRING: Please bring a Headshot / Resume and your sheet music.  Accompanist will be provided. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Production Information

Book By: Terrence McNally

Lyrics By: Lynn Ahrens

Music By: Stephen Flaherty

Director: Brian Glick

Music Director: Cameron Sullenberger

Choreographer: Alvon Reed

Rehersals (CR): February 4 – March 2 (Tentative) Held at Noelridge Christian Church

Tech/ Performances (CR): March 3-7. March 8-10 Performances

Performance Venue: Sinclair Auditorium

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Seeking

RICHARD "BUD" JOHNSON (Non-Union): Male, Francesca’s husband, mid 40's, an Iowa farmer, a nice guy, diligent, dependable. Country high baritone (belt F#) PRINCIPAL

MICHAEL (Non-Union): 18-21, to play 16, Francesca and Bud's son, a strong farm boy that doesn’t want to be a farmer when he grows up. Country/rock tenor, goes up to a high A. PRINCIPAL *Open to a 16 year old playing the role.

CAROLYN (Non-Union): 16-21, to play 15. Francesca and Bud's daughter. Country/rock belter with fluid soprano. *Open to a 15 year old playing the role.

**FRANCESCA **The role of Francesca will be cast previous to open call.: Female, 30’s – 40’s, Bud’s wife, Carolyn and Michael’s mother, lived in Italy, meets a photographer who’s come to take pictures of the local bridges, soprano.

ROBERT KINCAID (Non-Union): Male, 30’s -40’s, a ruggedly, handsome, worldly visionary photographer finally getting his own life in focus. Classic folk balladeer, strong high baritone (belt G).

MARIAN (Non-Union): Robert's former wife, a musician. Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45

CHIARA (Non-Union): Francesca's sister still living in Italy. Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45

CHARLIE (Non-Union): Male, 60’s, Marge’s husband, Francesca’s neighbor. 

MARGE (Non-Union): Female, 60’s, Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy.

BRING: BRING:  Please bring a Headshot / Resume and your sheet music.  Accompanist will be provided. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Production Information

Music and Lyrics By: Jason Robert Brown

Book By: Marsha Norman

Director: Brian Glick

Music Director: Cameron Sullenberger

Rehearsals (CR): April 22– May 25 (Tentative) Held at Orchestra Iowa

Tech / Performances (CR): May 23-30. May 31/June 1, 2, 3 Performances

Performance Venue: Dows Fine Arts Center, Coe College

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Seeking

GEORGE (Non-Union): In Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Constantly troubled and borderline obsessive. Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find the meaning in a blank canvas. Gender: Male Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: G#2. Age: 25 - 40

DOT/MARIE (Non-Union): As Dot, George's headstrong mistress and occasional model so discontent with their relationship that she eventually leaves him. As Marie, George's elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother who helps him connect to his artistry through her grammar book notes. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E3. Age: 20 - 40

OLD LADY (Non-Union): George's mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. She is able to find solace in nostalgia, and inspires George to find order in his art. Optional Doubling as BLAIR DANIELS. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F#3. Age: 60 - 80

NURSE (Non-Union): The Old Lady's attendant. She is calming and assertive. Optional Doublings include HARRIET PAWLING and MRS. Gender: Female Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G3. Age: 40 - 60

JULES (Non-Union): A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. He forces Frieda to engage in extramarital affairs. Optional Doubling as BOB GREENBERG. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2. Age: 25 - 45

YVONNE (Non-Union): Jules' pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband. Optional Doubling as NAOMI EISEN. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: E3. Age: 25 - 35

BOATMAN (Non-Union): A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly. Optional Doubling as CHARLES REDMOND. Gender: Male Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Eb2. Age: 35 - 60

CELESTE #1 (Non-Union): A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Optional Doubling as A WAITRESS. Gender: Female Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3. Age: 18 - 30

CELESTE #2 (Non-Union): Another young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Optional Doubling as ELAINE. Gender: Female Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3. Age: 18 - 30

LOUISE (Non-Union): Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. She faces neglect and abuse from her parents, despite being honest. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Age: 8 - 12

FRANZ (Non-Union): Jules's German coachman and Frieda’s husband. Disgruntled with his job. Has a bit of a temper and secretly yearns for the Nurse. Optional Doubling as DENNIS. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2. Age: 30 - 50

FRIEDA (Non-Union): Jules and Yvonne's cook and Franz's wife. Caring and positive as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair. Optional Doublings include BETTY and YOUNG MAN. Gender: Female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Age: 35 - 55

SOLDIER (Non-Union): A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, though he yearns for a separation. Optional Doubling as ALEX. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2. Age: 20 - 35

LOUIS (Non-Union): A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull. Optional Doublings include BILLY WEBSTER and MAN. Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B2. Age: 35 - 60

BRING: Please bring a Headshot / Resume and your sheet music.  Accompanist will be provided. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Casting could go several different directions. All are encouraged to attend.

Production Information

Book By: James Lapine

Music and Lyrics By: Stephen Sondheim

Director: Brian Glick

Music Director: Cameron Sullenberger

Rehearsals (CR): October 8 – November 9 (Tentative) Held at Orchestra Iowa

Tech / Performances (CR): November 10-14. November 15-18 Performances

Performance Venue: Sinclair Auditorium

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