Casting/Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for The Western Stage!

Before you begin, please read the following so that you are familiar with our process:

AUDITIONS for the 2017 season!

Join us Saturday, March 4th for our next round of general auditions for the 2017 season.

For audition appointments and how to prepare, please contact Casting Coordinator, Heather Osteraa.

 2017 Season Shows

Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin
Studio Theater / First rehearsal: April 22, Performances: June 10- July 2, 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown
Roles Needed:
Senator Norval Hedges – Male, 60’s. Pale, thin, and worn down, Eddie Brock – Male, 30’s – 40’s, The Assistant Manager, Helen – A maid, A Bellhop,  A Barber, A Manicurist, A Bootblack, A Waiter
The roles of Billie, Harry Brock, Paul Verrall, Ed Devery, Mrs. Hedges, both bellhops, Helen, and the Manicurist have been cast.

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, book by Alex Timbers, music & lyrics by Michael Freidman
Mainstage Theater / First rehearsal: May 20, Performances: July 8-29, 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown
Roles Needed:
Andrew Jackson – Male Lead Baritone 20’s – early 30’s. Ages throughout the show so should be able to play young. Must be adept at deadpan comedy. Guitar-playing a plus. Up to a G belt. High baritone rock style,
Rachel Jackson – Female Supporting Mezzo-Soprano Mid 20’s – mid 30’s. Jackson’s wife. Good if older than Jackson. Amy Sedaris-type. Doubles as other roles,
Henry Clay – Male Featured Baritone Late 20’s – mid 30’s. Doubles as other roles, usually with Black Fox,
John C. Calhoun – Male Featured Baritone Late 20’s – mid 30’s. Doubles as other roles,
John Quincy Adams – Male Featured Bari/Tenor Early 20’s – early 30’s Think Bud Frump. Doubles as other roles,
Martin Van Buren – Male Featured Spoken 20’s – mid 30’s. Doubles as other roles,
The Storyteller – Female Featured Spoken Late 30’s – late 60’s,
James Monroe – Male Featured Spoken 30’s – 40’s. Doubles as other roles,
Black Fox – Male Featured Spoken Mid 20’s – mid 30’s. Doubles as other roles,
Lyncoya  Male Featured Spoken Child of playable age 5-8.
Ensemble – Males & females, 17+. Double as other roles. Strong pop voices.
The roles of the female and male soloists have been cast.

In The Heights, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Mainstage Theater / First rehearsal: July 8, Performances: August 26- September 16 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown.
Roles Needed:
Abuela ClaudiaFemale Lead Alto Spanish speaking a plus; belter (F#3 to C5), no required dancing,
Benny – Male Lead Tenor tenor (to Ab4), singer/rapper, no required dancing; playable African American,
Vanessa – Female Lead Mezzo-Soprano MUST be strong dancer, high belter (to E5),
Nina Rosario – Female Lead Soprano high belter (to F5); no required dancing,
CarlaFemale Supporting Soprano Spanish speaking a plus,
Daniela – Female Supporting Alto Spanish speaking a plus; singer belter (G3 to C5),
Camila – Rosario Female Supporting Mezzo-Soprano, Spanish speaking a plus; strong singer-belter (G3 to B4), no required dancing,
Ensemble    Singers and dancers, any ethnicity, any Gender
The roles of Usnavi, Kevin Rosario, Carla, Sonny, Graffiti Pete, and Piragua Guy have been cast.

The Boondawgle Estate, by Peter McDonough
Studio Theater / First rehearsal: August 5, Performances: September 22 – October 8, 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown
Roles Needed:
Entrance Overhill – Male, mid-30’s, Exit Overhill – Male, mid-30’s, Tess Overhill – Female, late 20’s, Captain Agelford – Male, mid-30’s
The roles of Mabel, Gertrude, Victoria, Mr. Fornby, and Edna have been cast.

Picasso at the Lapine Agile,  by Steve Martin
Studio Theater / First rehearsal: September 9, Performances: October 28 – November 18, 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown
Roles Needed:
Freddy – Male, 30’s – 40’s, Gaston – Male, 60’s, Albert Einstein– Male, mid 20’s – 30’s, Suzanne – Female, 20’s, Sagot – Male, 30’s – 60’s,   Pablo Picasso – Male, mid 20’s – 30’s,  A Visitor – Male, 25 – 40, Female Admirer – Female, 20’s.
The roles of  Schmendimen, Germaine, Suzanne, and The Countess have been cast.

Young Frankenstein, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Mel Brooks
Mainstage Theater / First rehearsal: September 23, Performances: November 11 – December 9, 2017
Read the synopsis and character breakdown
Roles Needed:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30’s – 40’s. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C,
The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.
Igor – Male, age 20’s – 60’s.  Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.
Frau Blücher – Female, age 40’s – 60’s. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.
Ensemble – Any age/gender, with plenty of featured roles, juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Strong movers a plus. This group will include:
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s.  Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.
Blind Hermit –   Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.
The roles of Inga, Elizabeth Benning, Ziggy, and Inspector Kemp have been cast.
 

Are you interested in being considered for future shows? You can always send us headshot and resume. Contact the Casting Coordinator for more information. Thank you for your interest in being a part of The Western Stage!

 

 

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