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Actors Audition For "Violet" The Musical

Carmel, IN, United States
ID: 251655Exp: 12/11/2023

Open auditions for "Violet!" the musical. In need of actors. Please see more info below. About the project: With a ticket, a suitcase, and a heart full of expectation, Violet Karl waits for a Greyhound bus in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Violet has a large scar on her face due to a childhood accident, and having run out of all medical options, she now pins all her hopes on traveling for a miracle cure from a famous TV preacher. She embarks on a journey of self discovery, and meets two soldiers, Flick and Monty. Set in 1964, the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet's adventure explores the topics of beauty, love, and what it means to be an outsider. Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim," By Doris Betts, "Violet" transports audiences through number of musical styles, from gospel and bluegrass to Memphis blues. Music by Jeanine Tesori, Libretto by Brian Crawley. "Violet" premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and made its Broadway debut in 2014, starring Tony-Award Winner, Sutton Foster. Additional info: The staff is seeking a diverse cast consisting of three main characters (two men, one woman) and eight supporting characters with a possible ensemble. Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than "Violet." An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script. There will be no dance audition. Dress to impress. There will be a possible callback on December 13th. Rehearsals will begin in early January and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Production dates are March 1-3 and 7-10, 2024 in Fishers, IN. There is no participation fee to be involved. If you are interested, please apply.

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10 roles

VIOLETFemale20-35 y.o.All ethnicities

(mezzo-soprano) - The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.

FLICKMale20-30 y.o.African-American

(baritone) - A soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn't enjoy the army but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.

MONTYMale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

(baritone) - A paratrooper and Flick's friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.

FATHERMale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

(baritone) - A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter, Violet, alone, doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet's face while he is chopping wood.

OLD LADYFemale55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

(mezzo/alto) - A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Probably will double as the Hotel Hooker.

PREACHERMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(tenor) - An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. May double as Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1 and 4.

VIRGILMale20-35 y.o.All ethnicities

The Preacher's assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher's show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Probably will double as Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer, and Bus Passenger.

MUSIC HALL SINGERBoth genders25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. Probably doubles as a Bus Passenger.

LULU BUFFINGTONFemale35-65 y.o.African-American

A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher's telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. Probably will double as Almeta and Bus Passenger.

LEROY EVANSMale40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Actor may double as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger.