May 27, 2013

Audtions for THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD for The Barn next weekend!

AUDITIONS!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Music, Lyrics and Book by Rupert Holmes
Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Kipp Simmons
Musical Direction by Kevin Bogan

AUDITIONS:
June 1st and 2nd, 2013
from 2:00 - 4:00pm
At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS


EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Auditions will be an open call both days, and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre or pop/rock song in the style of the show. Please Provide: Sheet Music...no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions | Headshot/Resume (if available) Also, please be prepared to tell a joke or a funny story.

Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that afternoon, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece.

Rehearsals will begin September 22nd. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday nights from 6:30pm – 10pm. Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (11/3 – 11/7).

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend either open call, please email your interest to the director at kippbot@gmail.com. You may be asked to send a video singing a 32 bar selection and a short monologue.

PRODUCTION DATES:
November 8th – 24th, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS

SYNOPSIS:
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. The show, performed by members of London's Music Hall Royale, tells the story of the upstanding young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? Was it his drug-addicted romantic rival John Jasper? The infamous Princess Puffer? Reverend Crisparkle? Helena or Neville Landless, immigrant siblings from Ceylon? Someone else? You finish the story Charles Dickens didn't! It's the only show in town that ends differently every night, depending on what the audience decides.
CAST BREAKDOWN:
The Barn is committed to multi-racial and color blind casting, whenever possible.

• Chairman of the Board | male | baritone | 40 – 70 | lead
• Edwin Drood | female | mezzo | 20 - 45 | supporting
• John Jasper | male | baritone | 30 – 45 | supporting
• Rosa Bud | female | soprano | 20 - 35 | supporting
• Reverend Crisparkle | male | baritone | 35-55 | supporting
• Princess Puffer | female | alto | 35 - 55 | supporting
• Neville Landless | male | baritone | 20 - 35 | supporting
• Helena Landless | female | mezzo | 20 - 35 | supporting
• Bazzard | male | tenor | 35 - 55 | supporting
• Durdles | male | tenor | 35 - 55 | supporting
• Deputy | male | tenor | 15 - 25 | supporting
• Stage Manager | male or female | 20 - 70 | cameo

PLUS AN ENSEMBLE PLAYING VARIOUS ROLES


For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of
The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.



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