Auditions

Open auditions for COMPANY

 Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim                            Book by George Furth

 

Director David Guthrie with Producer Nicole Ashley Thomas

 

Musical Direction by Jerrica Stone

AUDITIONS:

 Sunday, January 26, 2020, 7-10 p.m. and,

 Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7-10 p.m.

Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5915 Severin Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942

 

 ***AUDITIONS WILL BE IN THE THEATRE***

 CALLBACKS: Wednesday, January 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Those actors asked

 to return for a callback will be notified the morning following their audition.

SHOW RUNS:  April 17, 2020, through May 17, 2020

PERFORMANCES: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

REHEARSALS: February 3 - April 16 (please come to auditions with details about all potential conflict dates)

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Please prepare a 45-second song in the style of the show and the role you desire.  An accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella or recordings.  There will also be readings from the script based on the role desired.  Sides will be available to those who sign up for a time slot or by e-mailing drgtheater@gmail.com.

RSVP and sign up for a time slot at https://forms.gle/j4UWiH4mQijwdBXt6

Bring a resume and a headshot to your audition.

SYNOPSIS

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ROBERT  The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears lifelong loneliness.

SARAH  Harry's hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

HARRY  Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

SUSAN  A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

PETER  Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

JENNY  Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

DAVID  Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

AMY  A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

PAUL  Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

JOANNE  Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

LARRY  Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

MARTA  A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

KATHY  An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

APRIL  A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

 

For additional information or questions, contact David Guthrie at drgtheater@gmail.com.

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