April 28, 2018
SUBMISSIONS - Young Dr. Jekyll - Singers
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Seeking:Harry Jekyll (Lead): Male, 18-24, baritenor. Harry is an ambitious driven young scientist, interested only in his goal of achieving some sort of notoriety to distance himself from a history of family insanity. Arthur Jekyll (Lead): Male, 18-24, baritenor. Harry's younger brother, a college student and painter who lacks the confidence to believe Charlie would ever consider him as more than a friend. Charlie (Lead): Female, 18-24, mezzo. Charlie is a girl who disguises herself as a boy to attend university. She's very bright and feisty with a few quirks. She and Arthur share her secret, but keep it from Harry. She is smitten with Harry's intellect. She shares the flat with the Jekylls. Landlord Folsom (Lead): Male, 35-66, baritenor. Can have operatic ability but not essential. The Jekyll's foodie landlord. He's a cute, bumbly sort of fellow, who has dreams to retire to the south of France. He falls head over heels for Brigitte the French songstress. Brigitte (Lead): Female, 28-50, mezzo with a high belt. Brigitte is a songstress and dancer who has come to London after many failed affairs, in search of a rich Englishman. Her melodrama covers a deep sadness of not finding satisfaction in life or in her work. Medicine Woman (Lead): Female, 20-30, mezzo with a belt. The Medicine Woman from the tropical Atoll of Bu Bu haunts Jekyll throughout. She has a big, all-knowing presence. Chorus, Male Understudy (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 18-34, will learn all male roles: Harry, Arthur and Folsom
SUBMiSSIONS - The Music Man - Singers
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Seeking:Marian Paroo: 18+, daughter to Mrs. Paroo and sister to Winthrop, she is the stuffy, conceited librarian and piano teacher in town. She is very learned and defends the “questionable” books that are in the library. She was close to her deceased father’s friend, Mr. Madison, and the town believes that she had an affair with him. Needs some dance movement ability. Soprano, low G to high A. Principal role. Marcellus Washburn: 18+, former con man and friend to Harold Hill, who now lives in River City; becomes fast friends with Harold again and helps him learn about the town, tries to help Harold get out of town after the con; Comedic actor, must be expert tap dancer. Tenor, G to high A. Principal role. Mayor George Shinn: 18+, the Mayor of River City, self-important, blustery, pompous, not terribly intelligent. Listens to his wife. Protective of daughter, Zaneeta, whom he thinks is dating the wrong boy in town. Takes himself seriously, but comes across funny. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable). Ensemble role. Olin Britt: 18+, editor of the Gazette. Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, a bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and learns not only to sing in harmony, but to behave in harmony. Bass. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role. Oliver Hix: 18+, banker. Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united by the others by Harold Hill and begins to sing and act in harmony with them. Baritone. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role. Jacey Squires: 18+, owner of the livery stable. Member of the School Board turned Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill, and sings and acts in harmony. High Tenor. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role. Ewart Dunlop: 18+, owner of the General Store. Member of the School Board turned into Barbershop Quartet, another bickering business man until he is united with the others by Harold Hill and sings and acts in harmony. Second tenor. Sight reading and/or choral experience preferred. Ensemble role. Charlie Cowell: 18+, a rival traveling salesman. First seen on the train at the start of the show, he returns to town to warn them about Harold and hopefully make himself a hero and earn sales himself. Dancing a plus. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable. Ensemble role. Tommy Djilas: 18+, a teenager from the “wrong side of town” who starts out as a troublemaker, but falls for Zaneeta, the Mayor’s daughter, and, encouraged by Harold, begins dating her secretly. He also becomes the assistant leader of the Boys’ Band, thanks to Harold giving him confidence and trust. Must be a strong tap dancer, including partnering. Ensemble role. Constable Locke: 18+, the town Sheriff. Dancing a plus. Ensemble singing--any range acceptable. Ensemble role. Mrs. Paroo: 18+, widowed Irish mother to Marian and Winthrop, she speaks with an Irish accent. She is a sweet, cheerful homemaker who wants the best for everyone. She gives Marian a lot of advice about how to find a man, and dotes on Winthrop. She falls for Harold’s con. Always keeps her hands busy. Mezzo-soprano, A flat to E flat. Ensemble role. Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: 18+, Mayor Shinn’s wife, she is definitely a society lady, knows everyone in town, struts about like a peacock and is somewhat snooty. A member of every auxiliary organization in town, she has some strange ideas and doesn’t think she looks as ridiculous as she really is. Keeps her husband in line. Alto, D to D. Ensemble role. Zaneeta Shinn: 18+, must play 16-18 years of age. Mayor Shinn and Eulalie’s daffy teenage daughter, she has a crush on the town “bad boy” Tommy. She is not rebellious, but is learning to stand up for herself. Very cute and feminine, she is a dancer. Must be a strong dancer, including tap and partnering. Ensemble role. Ethel Toffelmier: 18+, jolly and friendly, and plays the player piano. She gossips with the other ladies. Alto or soprano, D to D. Ensemble role. Alma Hix: 18+, the wife of Oliver Hix, she is a gossipy friend of Eulalie. Alto or soprano, D to D. Ensemble role. Maud Dunlop: 18+, the wife of Ewart Dunlop, and another of Eulalie’s gossipy friends. Alto or soprano, D to D. Mrs. Squires: 18+, the wife of Jacey Squires, she is also one of Eulalie’s gossipy friends. Alto or soprano, D to D.