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Local Youth Summer Auditions in NY - Open Call - Cortland, NY

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1608047
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Cortland, NY - 13045
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
1-9-2020
Audition Date
1-23-2020
Expiration Date
1-22-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Albany, NY | Buffalo, NY

Audition Description

Big River: Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

Finian's Rainbow: The action takes place in the house of the farmers who grow tobacco. The sheriff and the deputy of Senator require farmers paying huge taxes, or their land will be sold at auction. The peasants want to wait for their union leader, hoping that he will bring money. At the meeting, it comes an Irishman with his daughter named Sharon. He explains to her that American millionaires transferred his fortune in gold and hid it. He says that land there is a very rich and shows the remainder of the crock of gold that went to him from a leprechaun. Farmers do not have enough money, so the Irishman covers the difference. That night, he buries gold in the ground, and marks the spot. Without gold, leprechaun becomes mortal. Senator buys land. He is reported that gold was found on his land. In the morning, leprechaun meets a girl and confesses his feelings. But she is in love with the leader of the farmers. Leprechaun advises Irish not to ask for more than three wishes around the gold, because it will disappear. He continues to search for his gold.


To prepare for the audition:

Youth auditionees must provide a non-returnable photo and resume, listing any theatrical training and experience, and parent's name, phone and email. Auditionees must also prepare and perform a cut of a song, roughly 16 - 32 bars in length; auditionees must supply their own sheet music, which must be clean, readable and clearly marked with the section they are singing. Pianist is provided. Auditionees should also come prepared with comfortable dance attire and shoes in case they are asked to attend the movement/dance callback at 7:00 PM that evening.

Please be aware that there are limited roles available for youth in both productions. CRT will not be able to hire all who audition, but will be happy to see all who audition.

  • Role #1 - Huckleberry Finn

    Big River: Playing age is 14 – 17, tenor. Bright, hopeful, mischievous, rough and tumble near-orphan who was taken in and "civilized" by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Charismatic young actor with the ability to carry a show.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Big River: Baritone/tenor, Strong willed, compassionate, lovable; physically strong. Widow Douglas' slave and Huck's best friend. Charismatic dramatic actor with the ability to carry a show.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #3 - The King

    Big River: Baritone, comedic character actor; an escaped convict and con artist. A bit of a buffoon, but can also be rough and threatening. Partners with The Duke.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #4 - The Duke

    Big River: Tenor, comedic; a broken-down actor turned conniving con artist. A ham, but also threatening when cornered. Partners with The King.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #5 - Tom Sawyer

    Big River: Playing age is 16 – 19, tenor. Huck's best friend. Confident, an adventurer, clever, great storyteller, energetic, often overly dramatic. Prefers the complicated path.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #6 - Pap Finn

    Big River: Tenor/baritone; large, physically imposing character actor, strong vocalist. Huck's "no-good alcoholic father"who abandoned him some time ago, then returns to collect on Huck's trust fund.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #7 - Mary Jane

    Big River: Playing age is 16 – 20, flexible vocal ranges; Three sisters who are grieving the death of their recently passed father.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #8 - Susan Wilks

    Big River: Playing age is 16 – 20, flexible vocal ranges; Three sisters who are grieving the death of their recently passed father.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #9 - Betty Ann Wilks

    Big River: Playing age is 16 – 20, flexible vocal ranges; Three sisters who are grieving the death of their recently passed father.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #10 - Widow Douglass

    Big River: Strict but loving woman who raises Huck.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #11 - Miss Watson

    Big River: Soprano; God-fearing spinster who also raises Huck.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #12 - "Crossing" Soloist

    Big River: Strong soloist singers portraying slaves searching for consolation and justice.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #13 - Alice

    Big River: Strong soloist singers portraying slaves searching for consolation and justice.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #14 - Alice's Daughter

    Big River: Strong soloist singers portraying slaves searching for consolation and justice.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #15 - Judge Thatcher

    Big River: Bass; authority figure, a man with high respect for the letter of the law, a disciplinarian for Huck.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #16 - Young Fool

    Big River: Tenor; simple, innocent, child-like young adult. Sings "Arkansas".
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #17 - Ensemble

    Big River: Seeking all ages and physical types to play several roles; strong singers, good movers. All nationalities. Particularly seeking at least 6 Black/African descent actors of both sexes.
    Seeking 6 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #18 - Finian Mclonergan

    Finian's Rainbow: Character singer, strong Irish accent, Sharon's father. A charming schemer, clever, a quick thinker. He is traveling America seeking his fortune by looking for a place to invest some gold, which he has "borrowed" from leprechauns at home in Glocca Morra.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #19 - Sharon Mclonergan

    Finian's Rainbow: Strong mezzo-soprano, strong Irish accent, Finian's daughter. Lovely and charming young woman, traveling with her father and wise to his ways.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #20 - Woody Mahoney

    Finian's Rainbow: Bari-tenor, strong actor/singer, American; charming and masculine, he is a homegrown hero recently returned to Rainbow Valley from a hitch in the Merchant Marines.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Finian's Rainbow: Tenor; A semi-mortal leprechaun who is following Finian's trail to recover the "borrowed" pot of gold. Charming, clever, wily, ultimately well-meaning and full hearted.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #22 - Susan Mahoney

    Finian's Rainbow: An extremely strong, graceful dancer, she is Woody's mute younger sister who only communicates thru dance.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #23 - Billboard Rawkins

    Finian's Rainbow: Senator Billboard Rawkins - The proto-type southern politician. Think Foghorn Leghorn or Boss Hogg from "Dukes of Hazard". Strong actor, non-singing role.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #24 - Rawkins

    Finian's Rainbow: Baritone, the same Senator played by a different actor, after Og changes his skin color. Strong actor, barbershop baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #25 - Buzz Collins

    Finian's Rainbow: A nervous, weasel-y, cigar-smoking "stooge" to the Senator.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #26 - Sheriff "Chick"

    Finian's Rainbow: A whiney, ten-gallon-hat-wearing redneck.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #27 - First Woman/Singer

    Finian's Rainbow: First Woman/ "Necessity" Singer - Powerhouse vocalist; alto with strong gospel belt.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #28 - Pilgrim Gospeleers

    Finian's Rainbow: Passion Pilgrim Gospeleers - Strong barbershop/gospel style singers (minus one baritone).
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #29 - Mr. Shears

    Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #30 - Mr. Robust

    Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #31 - Howard

    Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #33 - Henry

    Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020
  • Role #34 - Sharecroppers

    Finian's Rainbow: Part of Ensemble. Strong singers and dancers.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 10 - 18
    Expiration Date: Jan 22, 2020

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