Book by EDNA WALSH
Music & Lyrics by GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ
Directed by JONATHAN INFANTE
Assistant Director - TARA PITT
Music Director - PATRICK COPELAND
Choreographer - KELSIE BLACKWELL
An important note about casting: roles and instrumentation listed below are broken down based off the original production be. That being said, we are seeking performers of all backgrounds, genders, ages, shapes, and sizes. The ensemble cast will be comprised of versatile performers who can sing, act, dance, and (potentially) play an instrument. Our goal is to assemble the best sounding cast we can, whose combined talents will most effectively tell this story. That may mean that every performer will play an instrument, or it might be a combination of actor-musicians and actor-vocalists being supported by additional band members.
The only roles that require an actor play a specific instrument are those whose musicianship we believe is necessary to the story. This includes the roles of Guy (guitar), Girl (Piano), Reza (Violin), and Bank Manager (Guitar). These parts will be as originally listed (asterisk in breakdown denotes mandatory instrumentation).
All performers cast in the production will receive a stipend
This is not a union production.
Monday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 10
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Callbacks by Invitation Only
Wednesday, October 11
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821
Band rehearsals will begin in late October and run through the end of the year. Band rehearsal will be one night per week and will strictly focus on learning to play together as one group.
Early January TBD – February 9, 2023
Mon - Thurs evenings. Exact times TBD.
February 10 through 26,
Fridays 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Performers cast in the production will be receive a stipend.
What to prepare for auditions:
Please come prepared with a resume and current headshot, as well as 16-32 bars of a folk song, a song from the show or in the style of the show.
For those that play an instrument, please be prepare to accompany yourself. No additional instruments needed other than what is already listed in breakdown.
For those that do not play an instrument, please bring sheet music in the correct key and the creative team will accompany you on piano or guitar.
Overall, we seek to cast our productions as expansively, inclusively, and mindfully as possible. We look forward to seeing you and cannot wait to start this process.
The following instruments will be available at auditions in the event you can’t transport your own:
- Drum set
- Bass amp and guitar amp
Irish-born; a struggling musician who works with his father in a vacuum repair shop; he is brooding over an ex-girlfriend, but charismatic with extreme appeal. Bari-tenor with a rock/folk voice; speaks with an Irish accent; must play guitar* well; disclaimer: character engages in costume change in view of audience.
*N/A. Female. 25-35
Vocal range: C4 to G3;
Czech-born; direct, intelligent, resourceful and witty with a no-nonsense attitude; doesn't want sympathy from others; mezzo-soprano with a rock/folk voice; speaks with a Czech accent; must play the piano* well.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
N/A. Male. 50-65