February 2, 2016

AUDITIONS for JANE EYRE coming to The Barn this weekend!

...for The Barn production of

Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Additional lyrics by John Caird

Directed by Jeannette Bonjour
Musical Direction by Baker Purdon
Asst. Direction by Valerie Martin

February 6th and 7th, 2016
from 1:00 - 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 in the correct key. An
accompanist will be provided.
Absolutely no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions
Headshot/Resume (if available)

Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, February 13th,
from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from
the show (sides will be provided). 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, February 29th. 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 (4/8-

April 15th-May 1st, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS

Charlotte Bronte's great love story comes to life with
music to lift your heart and set your spirit soaring. This
beloved tale of secrets and the lies that secrets create, of
unimaginable hope and unspoken passion, reminds us
what it is to fall deeply, truly and completely in love.
Nominated for five Tony Awards, Jane Eyre explores
religion, sexuality and protofeminism, all while enchanting
audiences with a timeless love story.

Jane's story begins in Gateshead, where she is in the
unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Sarah and cousin
John, as per her uncle's dying wish. The miserable young
orphan is finally rescued when she is sent away to attend
Lowood School for Girls. After six years, Jane leaves
Lowood and is shortly after hired as a governess at
Thornfield Hall. Here she meets Mr. Edward Rochester,
thus beginning her passionate and heart wrenching
journey of love, loss and the struggles of morality.

Character Breakdown
1. Jane Eyre: Our story's protagonist. A young, strong-
willed woman who is outwardly quiet, watchful and shy.
Her beauty does not come from her physical appearance
but rather from her character, humor, and strength. Age
range: Must look 18-25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

2. Young Jane Eyre: Full of soul. Strong and willful. Age: 9
to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4

3. Mrs. Reed: Jane's cold, over-bearing aunt. Mezzo (will
also be in the Ensemble)

4. Miss Scatcherd: A teacher at Lowood, she is a hard-
faced and
embittered middle-aged woman whose nature has been
warped by
dogged obedience to Mr. Brocklehurst and a natural
distrust of anything unusual or imaginative. Age: 40 to 60
(will also be in the Ensemble)
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4

5. Marigold: A servant at Lowood School. An ex-
schoolgirl herself, she has been kept to do the dirty
kitchen work and cleaning. She is semi moronic and
entirely without humor. Age: 30 to 40 (will also be in the
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4

6. Helen Burns: A young woman of calm and spiritual
demeanor. She is intellectually and spiritually engaging.
Teaches the young Jane her most important lesson in
life. Age: 14 to 16 (will also be in the Ensemble)
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3

7. Mrs. Fairfax
Rochester's elderly relation and the housekeeper of
Thornfield Hall who is fussy, garrulous, and kind-hearted.
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3

8. Adele: Rochester's ward (and possible daughter); she
is a pretty, self-dramatizing, and precocious French child;
Age: 10-12; mezzo (will double as a schoolgirl at Lowood)

9. Grace Poole: Bertha Mason's minder and nurse who is
caring and capable, and has an occasional fondness for
the liquor pot. Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

10. Blanche Ingram: The clever, sophisticated, and
stunningly beautiful woman who is to be married to
Rochester. She is witty and graceful but also possesses a
stunning voice. Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

11. Lady Ingram: Blanche Ingram's mother. An amply
woman who wears an expression of almost insupportable
haughtiness, her eyes are fierce and her voice deep. She
is pompous and dogmatic.
Age: 55 to 65

12. Bertha Mason: Rochester's mad wife kept in the attic
of Thornfield Hall. She is strangely beautiful yet a
criminally deranged bride stuck in the moment of her final
happiness. Age: 35 to 50 (will also be in the Ensemble)
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

1. John Reed: Jane's cruel, manipulative cousin; Age: 11-
15 (will also be in the Ensemble)

2. Mr. Brocklehurst: The owner of Lowood School. He
must be an
imposing and frightening figure to Young Jane; cold-
eyed, zealous and pontifical. Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3

3. Robert: The Butler at Thornfield, he is dry and
intelligent, and a martyr to Mrs. Fairfax's whims. An
understanding and reliable servant to Rochester. Strong
acting a must.
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

4. Edward Fairfax Rochester: An intelligent and powerful
presence, he has been greatly damaged by life and is
therefore quite prickly and demanding, but has a keen
sense of humor and engaging personality. Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

5. Richard Mason: Bertha Mason's brother. He is a well-
gentleman, but mentally and emotionally weak as he is
haunted by the wrong he has done to Rochester and the
need to care for his deranged, unhappy sister. Age: 45 to
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

6. St. John Rivers: The appealing and handsome curate
of the parish of Gateshead who is caring for Mrs. Reed at
her death. He is a complex young man, passionately
devoted to his Christian faith and duty. Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

ENSEMBLE (4-6, in addition to those roles above that will
cast from the Ensemble)
Servants; Schoolgirls
Roles to be cast from the Ensemble: Lord Ingram, Mary
Ingram, Mr. Eshton, Louisa Eshton, Amy Eshton, Colonel
Dent, Mrs. Dent, The Vicar

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus,
Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at

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

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