BRIGHT STAR AUDITIONS
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, December 14, 1:30-3:30pm
Ages 13 & Up
Please come any time during the audition dates and times. Auditions will last about 30 minutes.
All performers be prepared to sing 60-90 seconds of a song of your choice which exemplifies your range and expressivity. You may bring sheet music for our accompanist or prepared music (an MP3 or CD) if you prefer; we will provide a speaker. Feel free to sing acapella.
We will ask you to sing from a selection from the show that we will teach you at the audition. This music will be available to you by request from the director, Marc Hammes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions will be held at On Stage Playhouse, 215 High School Ave., Monroe, GA.
Our first read through will be Dec. 18 at 7pm and rehearsals beginning January 7. These will generally be Tuesday and Thursdays evenings from 7-9pm, and Saturdays/Sundays from 2-5pm depending on cast availability. A more specific rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. No absences allowed during tech weeks, Feb 10-20, 2020 and during performances.
*Bring your calendars and be prepared to note rehearsal conflicts.
February 21, 22, 28, 29, March 6 & 7, 2020 at 8pm
March 1 & 8, 2020 at 2pm
Ages 13 & Up
Up to 20 actors may be cast
Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble.
Alice Murphy – plays both 16-17 and 36-37 (May be played by 2 actors). Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.
Billy Cane – a young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
Daddy Cane – Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.
Margo Crawford – a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.
Max – a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.
Florence – an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.
Edna – an employee at Margo’s bookstore.
Daryl Ames – An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable.
Lucy Grant – A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.
Mama Murphy – Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
Daddy Murphy – Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
Mayor Josiah Dobbs – the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs – plays both age 18-20 and 38-40 (May be played by 2 actors). Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40.
Stanford – Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Dr. Norquist – The local family doctor in Zebulon
Government Clerk – A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh
Well-Dressed Woman – A woman (38-40) living in Raleigh.
Visit https://www.theatricalrights.com/show/bright-star/ for more information.
*BRIGHT STAR is inspired by a true story. Music, book, lyrics & story by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell. Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Zebulon LLC, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson & Joseph Gleberman, Balboa Park Productions, The Shubert Organization, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler/Cricket Jiranek. In Association with Rodger Hess, A.C. Orange International, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs & Warren Baker Diana DiMenna, Exeter Capital, Agnes Gund, True Love Productions and The Old Globe. BRIGHT STAR is presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.