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Professional Casting for "Bright Star" Show

Roanoke, VA, United States
ID: 223088Exp: 4/7/2023
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In search of male and female presenting performers for "Bright Star" play. See the details listed below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. 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. Rate: $608 weekly minimum (Tier 7). Additional info: -Callbacks will be invited to a ZOOM room and appointments set up individually for April 12, 2023. -First Rehearsal August 18, 2023 -Open September 13, 2023 -Close October 1, 2023 -Please prepare up to 1 minute of a song and up to 1 minute of a monologue. -Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. -If you are unable to attend this audition you may submit a video audition. -See the attachment for more info. When applying, please sign up for an audition appointment.

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11 roles

Alice MurphyBoth genders18-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female presenting) Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, aloof, and with an air of melancholy. Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, and adventurous. A very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

Jimmy Ray DobbsBoth genders18-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male presenting) Jimmy Ray at age 18-20 is charming and intelligent. He comes from a family of wealth and lives under the thumb of his power-hungry father. Jimmy Ray at age 38-40 - The events of the show shape him into a man that has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion.

Billy CaneBoth genders18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male presenting) A young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; optimistic, charming, and idealistic.

Margo CrawfordBoth genders18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female presenting) Margo is Billy’s childhood friend who has grown to love him romantically. She has a keen intellect and a big heart. She owns a small-town bookstore, and edits Billy’s stories for him.

Mayor Josiah DobbsBoth genders50-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male presenting) (50+) 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, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. He has some depth, and isn't a mustache twirling villain.

Daryl AmesBoth genders25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male presenting) Daryl is an assistant at a literary magazine. He’s funny, with a dry sense of humor. He’s also insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable. A strong dancer.

Lucy GrantBoth genders20-35 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female presenting) Lucy is a junior editor at a literary magazine. She is an ambitious, professional young career woman with a sharp sense of humor, but not without warmth and sincerity.

Daddy CaneBoth genders50-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male Presenting) (50+) Daddy Cane is Billy’s father. He is a recent widower - kind hearted, and a bit lonely.

Mama MurphyBoth genders50-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female Presenting) (50+) Mama Murphy is Alice’s mother. She is a hardworking caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman.

Daddy MurphyBoth genders50-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male Presenting) (50+) Daddy Murphy is Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.

StanfordBoth genders35-55 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male or Female Presenting) Stanford is a loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs.