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:

Announcing “EARLY BIRD” AUDITIONS for the 2017 season!

Join us Saturday, December 10th for our very first round of general auditions for the upcoming season.

For audition appointments and how to prepare, please contact Casting Coordinator, Heather Osteraa. Can’t make the 10th? Our next round of general auditions will take place Saturday, March 4th. Will take appointments for that date as well!

 

 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:
Billie Dawn – Female, 20’s – 30’s, Harry Brock – Male, 30’s – 40’s, Paul Verrall – Male, 20’s – 30’s,  Ed Devery: Male, 40’s – 60’s, Senator Norval Hedges – Male, 60’s. Pale, thin, and worn down, Mrs. Hedges – Female, 60’s, Eddie Brock – Male, 30’s – 40’s, The Assistant Manager, Helen – A maid, A Bellhop, Another Bellhop, A Barber, A Manicurist, A Bootblack, A Waiter

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,
Female Soloist – Female Featured Mezzo-Soprano 17 – 20’s. Dark, mysterious, hip vibe. Doubles as other roles. Think Dresden Dolls, not musical theater. Up to Bb,
Male Soloist – Male Featured Tenor 17 – 20’s. Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Angsty, good-looking, young, hip. Doubles as other roles. Think The Killers or Blink-182, not musical theater,
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.

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),
Kevin Rosario – Male Supporting Baritone singer, baritone (to E4); no required dancing; Spanish speaking a plus,
Camila – Rosario Female Supporting Mezzo-Soprano, Spanish speaking a plus; strong singer-belter (G3 to B4), no required dancing, Sonny  – Male Supporting Tenor Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, aggressive, charming; rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4), Piragua Guy – Male Featured Tenor, Ice man, tenor with extensive singing (must have sustainable A4), cameo role, age not defined; Spanish speaking a plus, dancing not necessarily required,
Graffiti Pete – Male Featured,
Ensemble    Singers and dancers, any ethnicity, any Gender

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, Victoria Overhill – Female, late 50’s, Edna Snodgrass – Female, late 60’s, Gertrude Thornbush – Female, late 60’s, Mabel Meadowsedge – Female, early 60’s, Mr. Fornby – Male, mid-60’s, Captain Agelford – Male, mid-30’s

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+, Germaine – Female, 30’s – 40’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, Charles Dabernow Schmendiman – Male, 30’s – 60’s, The Countess – Female, 20’s+, A Visitor – Male, 25 – 40, Female Admirer – Female, 20’s.

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.
Inga – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.
Frau Blücher – Female, age 40’s – 60’s. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40’s – 50’s. Vocal range: A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.
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.
Ziggy – Male, age 30s.   Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.
Blind Hermit –   Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.
 

2016 Season Shows

A View From The Bridge, by Arthur Miller
Studio Theater / May 28-June 19, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. All roles have been cast, thank you.

Carrie: The Musical, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore
Mainstage Theater / July 16-August 6, 2016 |
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. All roles have been cast, thank you.

Bandido, by Luis Valdez
Mainstage Theater / First rehearsal: July 23, Performances: September 10 – October 1, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. All roles have been cast, thank you.

Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare
Studio Theater / First rehearsal: August 6, Performances: September 23 – October 9, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. All roles have been cast, thank you.

Cloud Nine, by Caryl Churchill
Studio Theater / First rehearsal: September 10, Performances: October 29 – November 19, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown.  All roles have been cast, thank you.

Nice Work If You Can Get It, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Joe Dipietro
Mainstage Theater / First rehearsal: September 24, Performances: November 12 – December 10, 2016
Read the synopsis and character breakdown. All roles have been cast, thank you.

 

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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