Upcoming Actor Auditions

[title of show]

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Alicia Dempster / Musical Director Steven Oliveri

auditions Saturday, May 21 from 11:00Am - 12:30pm

[title of show] is a musical in which two struggling writers attempt to write a musical about two struggling writers writing a musical. The deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away and with nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] - taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the [title of show] - follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theater: a uniquely American art form--and to the joy of collaboration.

Character Breakdown

Jeff: Late 20s-30s, baritenor (G below middle C up to high B)
The composer of the show. He is a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 shows or less; loves bird watching, computer games and comic book heroes, especially Wonder Woman. He is a realist and while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.

Hunter: Late 20s-30s, baritenor (G below middle C up to high B)
Hunter is the book writer of the show and dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award. He enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980's mega musicals and is often a little too eager to please. He is the "class clown" with a heart of gold.

Heidi: Late 20s to mid-30s. Soprano with belt (F below middle C up to G above staff)
An actress friend of Jeff and Hunter's recruited to help them write their musical. Must be comfortable being shirtless on stage for a brief period of time (in a bra).She moved to New York to pursue her dreams of being an actress, and out of the four friends has the most Broadway experience. She is a very strong singer.

Susan: Late 20s-30s, mezzo soprano (F below middle C up to G above staff)
Quirky and kooky. She is truly an individual. A 'Down Town' artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors. She enjoys turkey burgers, encouraging others to achieve their creative potential and spending time with her friends Hunter and Jeff. She has some doubts about her singing ability and is at first reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi.

What To Do For The Audition

Prepare one Broadway or contemporary musical theater song showing your vocal range. Please bring sheet music in the correct key only. An accompanist will be provided. No transposition, a capella or accompaniment track will be allowed during the audition. Please provide photo and resume if available. Rehearsals will begin in late-May or early June. Please bring a list of all conflicts that occur during that time. Note: This show contains strong language and sexual references.

Video Auditions

TheatreWorks will be accepting video submissions until midnight Saturday, May 7th. If you are auditioning via video submission, please prepare a vocal audition as indicated above. Unaccompanied auditions will not be considered. Please send the video file or YouTube link to adempster@theatreworks.us.

Actors submitting video auditions must be available for callbacks on Monday, May 9th. If you have any questions about the online auditions process, please contact the director at adempster@theatreworks.us.