January 10, 2014

AUDITIONS for FOLLIES at The Barn...January 18th & 19th!


Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Goldman

Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Tim Braselton
Choreographed by Guy Gardner

January 18th & 19th, 2014
from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS

Auditions will be an open call both days, and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.

Please Provide: Sheet Music…no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions

Headshot/Resume (if available)
Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from the show (sides will be provided). Also, please dress appropriately to dance at callbacks. 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 Sunday, March 2nd. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 – 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 (4/13 – 4/17)

April 18th – May 4th, 2014

(NOTE: There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 20th. It will be replaced by a performance on Thursday, May 1st)

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Industry Night is Monday, April 28th at 7:30pm

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

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. In FOLLIES the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years.

BENJAMIN STONE Male, 45 - 60 / Range: Baritone / Lead
A man bent on success from a young age who has achieved it and now realizes the toll it had on personal relationships.

BUDDY PLUMMER Male, 45 - 60 / Range: Baritone / Lead
A charismatic man with a sad face wrinkled from years of too much smiling. Stuck in a broken marriage and has had multiple affairs.

CARLOTTA CAMPION Female, 45 – 65 / Range: Alto Belt / Supporting ("I'm Still Here")
The one-time movie star, who has seen everything and is proud to be standing where she is.

DIMITRI WEISSMAN Male, 70 - 80 / Non-singing role / Supporting
An acerbic, vital, energetic man who staged the Follies every year between the great wars, and made stars of any girl he wanted from the legions who threw themselves at him.

HATTIE WALKER Female, 60 - 75 / Range: Alto Belt / Supporting
("Broadway Baby")
An appealingly tough, no-nonsense lady. A former knockout Follies girl from the earlier years of the shows. She has married several times and always to the same type: the bad boy.

HEIDI SCHILLER Female, 65 - 75 / Range: Soprano / Supporting ("One More Kiss")
Tall and queenly. Viennese. Incredibly rich and well known in elite social circles, she is constantly reminiscing.

PHYLLIS ROGERS STONE Female, 45 – 60 / Range: Alto Belt / Lead
A woman who made her husband her life, the journey has hardened her and replaced the traces of life with cold sophistication and poise.
ROSCOE Male, 50 - 65 / Range: Tenor / Supporting ("Beautiful Girls")
An elderly showman with a majestic tenor voice, who introduces the Follies girls as if no time has passed and they are still the beautiful young girls of years ago.

SALLY DURANT PLUMMER Female, 45 - 60 / Range: Soprano / Lead
Still remarkably like the girl she was thirty years ago. A former Follies girl, who married a man she didn't love. Needy and delusional at times.

SOLANGE LA FITTE Female, 50 - 70 / Range: Mezzo Belt / Supporting ("Ah, Paree!")
A French fashionista. Very much still alive and enjoying it, she is a perfume creator and seller, who has travelled the world, but loves Paris more than any other place.

STELLA DEEMS Female, 50 - 65 / Range: Mezzo Belt / Supporting
("Who's The Woman?)
A portly woman who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former performing duo with her husband, but they gave it up to open a general store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.

YOUNG BEN Male, 18 - 30 / Range: Baritone / Supporting
A not yet fully realized version of the man we see before us today, he is driven and intelligent but not quite so distinguished, and not yet frightened by his success.

YOUNG BUDDY Male, 18 - 30 / Range: Baritone / Supporting
A younger version of the Buddy we see today. Charismatic and lively, a man who knows how to have fun. Loves Sally blindly and wants to give her the world.

YOUNG PHYLLIS Female, 18 - 25 / Range: Mezzo Belt / Supporting
A younger version of Phyllis, when she was an energetic and naïve Follies girl. Slightly sad and homesick. With all the drive and none of the sophistication of the adult Phyllis.

YOUNG SALLY Female, 18 - 25 / Range: Soprano / Supporting
A younger version of the adult Sally. She is perhaps the most similar to her adult counterpart of any of the foursome. Wants it all, but may not have the patience or drive to wait for it.

Vaudeville Team / 55 – 75 / Range: Baritone & Mezzo / Supporting ("Rain on the Roof")
A husband and wife vaudeville team, more than happy to be back on the stage at this reunion recreating their old act.

WILLY Male, 50 – 65 / Non-singing role / Cameo
Former Follies acrobat.

MAX DEEMS Male, 50 – 65 / Non-singing role / Cameo
Stella husband and former performing partner

Dance Team / 55 – 75 / Supporting ("Bolero de Amore")
Former speciality dance team. Vanessa sings in "Who's The Woman?"

to play a variety of characters including:

Young Carlotta / Francesca / Cavalier 1 / Chorus

Young Stella / Party Guest / Cavalier 2 / Chorus

Young Solange / Buddy's Sally / Cavalier 3 / Chorus

Young Vanessa / Buddy's Margie / Party Guest / Chorus

Young Heidi / Cavalier 4 / Party Guest / Chorus

Young Stella / Cavalier 5 / Party Guest / Chorus

Young Hattie / Cavalier 6 / Party Guest / Chorus

Major Domo / Phyllis' Boy 1 / Party Guest / Chorus

Kevin / Phyllis' Boy 2 / Party Guest / Chorus

Chauffer / Phyllis' Boy 3 / Party Guest / Chorus

Young Vincent / Photographer / Phyllis' Boy 4 / Chorus

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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