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:

Roles still available in our 2017 season!

To be considered, please contact Casting Coordinator, Malinda DeRouen for more information.

 

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:
Eddie Brock – Male, 30’s – 40’s. Brother of Harry, Eddie Brock often handles the little details of his older brother’s business, “greasing the wheels,” as it were, with tips and pay-offs
A Bootblack

The roles of Billie Dawn, Harry Brock, Paul Verall, Ed Devery, Senator Norval Hedges, Mrs. Hedges, The Assistant Manager, Hele, A Bellhop, Another Bellhop, A Manicurist, A Barber and A Waiter 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
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 Storyteller and 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:
Vanessa – Female Lead Mezzo-Soprano MUST be strong dancer, high belter (to E5)
Abuela ClaudiaFemale Lead Alto Spanish speaking a plus; belter (F#3 to C5), no required dancing
Ensemble  –  Singers and dancers, any ethnicity, any Gender

The roles of Usnavi, Nina, Kevin, Camila, Carla, Daniela, 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,  (aka ‘Enty’)Edwards nephew and executor of his estate. Caring but also clever and controlling.Newlywed
Exit Overhill – Male, mid-30’s, (aka ‘Exy’) Enty’s fraternal twin. Undependable, melodramatic, and a hypochondriac.On the fence about his sexuality
Tess Overhill – Female, late 20’s, Enty’s “new” wife. Vibrant, energetic, and positive.Newlywed who desires to be accepted by the family
Captain Agelford – Male, mid-30’s, Edward’s patient. A handsome military man. Confident but unequipped to tangle with the Boondawgle family

The roles of Mabel, Gertrude, Victoria, Mr. Fornby, and Edna have been cast.

 

Picasso at the Lapin 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. Owner/bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is a dreamer and supporter of the arts. Loves a good discussion/debate. Has been Germaine’s boyfriend for a number of years, yet has not asked her to marry him. Longs to be “more” than he is
Gaston – Male, 60’s, Connoisseur of women, now past his prime but still trying. Humorous, wise, and utterly French
Albert Einstein– Male, mid 20’s – 30’s, The not-yet famous scientist, currently a patent clerk, approximately one year before publishing The Special Theory of Relativity. Has the energy and excitement of someone about to prove himself
Sagot – Male, 30’s – 60’s, Picasso’s art dealer. Warm, funny if a bit blunt. He has an intuitive sense of what will sell and what won’t. Negotiates art sales with killer precision, but is not without a heart
A Visitor – Male, 25 – 40, He wears blue suede shoes and has a very distinctive way of swinging his hips. A good Southern gent that will be a famous crooner. Has a tendency to wear rhinestones and should be readily recognizable to our audiences

The roles of  Picasso, Schmendimen, Germaine, Suzanne, Female Admirer 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
Ensemble – Any age/gender, with plenty of featured roles, juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Strong movers a plus

The roles of Inga, Elizabeth Benning, The Monster, Frau Blucher, Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, Blind Hermit, 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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