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Singer/Actors Sought For Production Of "Bright Star"

Woodbury, TN, United States
ID: 220686Exp: 4/17/2023
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Auditions for show "Bright Star". Looking for actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Synopsis: When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Additional info: Show dates: August 11 - 26. Please have prepared 1 minute of a song to sing in the styles of the show (bluegrass or gospel). Please have a bluetooth device (phone, tablet, etc) to connect to speaker and play the music for your song. Sheet music of the song is acceptable. An accompanist will be provided. 4 female and 6 male principal roles. Ensemble size 15 characters. Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble. Ability to play keyboard or stringed instrument a plus.

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10 roles

Alice MurphyFemale18-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(G3-E5) – plays both 16-17 and 36-37. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

Billy CaneMale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

(B2-F#4) – a young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naive.

Daddy CaneMale60-80 y.o.All ethnicities

(C3-E4) – Billy’s father. Over 60.

Margo CrawfordFemale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

(G3-C5)– a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.

Daryl AmesMale25-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(E3-G4)– An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor.

Lucy GrantFemale22-35 y.o.All ethnicities

(B3-C#5)– A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.

Mama MurphyFemale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(G3-D5) – Alice’s mother.

Daddy MurphyMale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(C3-D4)– Alice’s father;

Mayor Josiah DobbsMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Bb2-F4)– the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name.

Jimmy Ray DobbsMale18-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(C3-G#4) – plays both age 18-20 and 38-40. Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40.