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"Bright Star" - Open Call - Schenectady, NY

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1608163
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Schenectady, NY - 12305
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
1-12-2020
Audition Date
2-20-2020
Expiration Date
2-17-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Albany, NY | Hartford, CT

Audition Description

Inspired by a real event, Bright Star is an original bluegrass-style musical that tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 1940s. The story follows Alice Murphy, a literary editor in Asheville, North Carolina, whose relationship with a young soldier, just home from World War II, awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand some turning points in her childhood in the Blue Ridge Mountains. What she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.


Audition Requirements:
· Prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Consider the range of the role you wish to be considered for.
· Bring your own marked sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist. Accompanist will be provided, please no acapella singing.
· Actors and Actresses of ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
· Please bring an updated resume and headshot if you have one (not required)
· Please be prepared to provide all potential conflicts from the read through date until closing.
· Actors should be prepared to read from the script, these readings will be provided at auditions.
· Please bring appropriate clothing/shoes for a dance call during auditions, everyone will participate to the best of their ability at the dance audition.
· ALL roles are available, we ask that all people who are auditioning be 16 years or older.

  • Role #1 - Alice Murphy

    Is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, and adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 16 - 37
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #2 - Billy Cane

    A young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 25
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #3 - Daddy Cane

    Billy's father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #4 - Margo Crawford

    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.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 25
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • A customer at Margo's bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna's beau.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 25
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #6 - Florence

    An employee at Margo's bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 25
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • An employee at Margo's bookstore.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #8 - Daryl Ames

    An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #9 - Lucy Grant

    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.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 25 - 35
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #10 - Mama Murphy

    Alice's mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #11 - Daddy Murphy

    Alice's father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #12 - Mayor Josiah Dobbs

    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.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #13 - Jimmy Ray Dobbs

    Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs' son and young Alice's beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 40
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #14 - Stanford

    Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #15 - Dr. Norquist

    The local family doctor in Zebulon.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 65
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #16 - Government Clerk

    A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 45
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020
  • Role #17 - Well-Dressed Woman

    A woman living in Raleigh.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 35 - 45
    Expiration Date: Feb 17, 2020

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