Auditions


 

 

Audition information for our 2019-2020 Musical and TOR Actors Playhouse Season: 

 

All auditions start at 7:00 pm

Please allow yourself ample time to fill out paperwork.

No monologues are needed for our productions.

Everyone will do a cold reading from the show they are auditioning for.

Please prepare 32-48 bars of a song that showcases your strengths.

Please bring a backing track. NO ACAPELLA!  

You will also do a group dance  that will be pitched at all capabilities if you are auditioning for our musicals

**No Video Auditions**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

December 16th at 7:00pm

(Ages 9 and up Only)

 

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Once a famous athlete, now described as a “gigantic Holy terror”.
Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher adored by every child in her care, secretly Miss Trunchbull’s niece. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15
 
Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
 
Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian. 
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
 
The Escapologist
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
The Acrobat
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
 
Doctor
Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
Children’s Entertainer
A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Ensemble
Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

 

 January 20th 7:00pm

 

SYNOPSIS

Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect grounded in each of their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.

Character Breakdown

DAISY WERTHAN – 65-75, is a wealthy Jewish widow. She’s lived in the Deep South her entire life at a time when oppression, exclusion, and segregation were at their peak. Throughout her life and the progression of the twenty-five years through DRIVING MISS DAISY she’s witnessed more change in the US than she can keep up with. From the lynching of Leo Frank in 1913, Georgia, to the woman’s suffrage movement, World Wars I and II, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, and the starts of the Watergate Scandal she’s fiercely independent, yet stuck in her ways.

BOOLIE WERTHAN – 40, Daisy’s son, is a successful Atlanta businessman. At the start of the production he has the insurmountable task of informing his mother she can no longer drive. Having an impossible-to-please mother with fierce independence takes its toll. Boolie’s exasperation is near tangible.

HOKE COLEBURN – around 60, is a soft-spoken black widower. Born and raised in the Deep South, he is a strong, quiet type dedicated to being the best father and grandfather. He is handy-man to have around the house… unless you’re a stubborn elderly white Jewish woman in denial. Hoke is patient, kind, and caring. Despite the way he’s been treated in the past and by Daisy herself he continually forgives and maintains his dignity.

 

 

March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Directed by: Tim McGhee

Choreographed by: Abigail Perry

Character Breakdown:
All ethnicities, shaoes and sizes encouraged to audition.
 
NICK BOTTOM: 
30 to 40’s male. A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare.
NIGEL BOTTOM:
20 to early 30’s male. A writer. Nick’s younger brother. Sweet and a little awkward. He is in
love with Portia. 
LORD CLAPHAM:
Older male. Patron of the theatre. He’s flamboyant and extremely posh. Great comedic role!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE:
30’-40’s Male. Over the top, cocky, handsome and a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance James
Brown. 
THOMAS NOSTRADAMUS:
Male, 30s to 50s. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Huge comedic role, sings and dances a lot. Should be comfortable with crazy costume. 
BROTHER JERIMIAH:
Male, 50s. A Puritan. The father of Portia. He despises Nick and Nigel. Seeking a great comedic
actor that sings very well.
SHYLOCK:
An older Jewish man. Nick and Nigel are in debt to him. He becomes an investor in their
musical. 
BEA:
30’s Female. Nigel’s wife. She loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. Very strong presence. She dresses up like a
man to prove she can be an actor. 
PORTIA:
20’s-30’s Female. A beautiful puritan woman that Nick meets on the street. She has golden hair
and loves poetry.
ENSEMBLE
Various ages / ethnicities, Tap dancers, puritan women and men. Big dance show!