Company AUditions

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SHOW DATE:

September 15-18, 2022

Directed by Jennifer Stearns

Music Directed by John Eldridge

AUDITIONS DATES:

(MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER)

Sunday, May 22 from 2 pm-5 pm

Monday, May 23 from 6 pm-9 pm

Note: Callbacks are tentatively slated for Wednesday, 6/8 from 6 pm-9:30 pm

**YOU can attend either audition, NOT required to be at both

Auditions will be held at The Daly Theatre at The Space,

56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA.

Rehearsals will be held Monday and Thursday evenings starting June 20th, with a few additional rehearsals scattered throughout leading up to tech week, Saturday, 9/10 through Wednesday, 9/14. All actors cast in the production are expected to be in attendance for ALL tech week rehearsals and performances, and no more than three missed rehearsals will be allowed. All conflicts MUST BE SUBMITTED in writing on the date of your audition. There will be no rehearsal held on July 4th.

 

Auditionees should come prepared to perform 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show, but not from the show. We strongly encourage you to choose a song that shows your vocal and emotional range, and that embodies the character(s) for which you are auditioning. If you’re auditioning for multiple roles, stick with a musical style similar to Stephen Sondheim or subject matter that aligns with “Company.”

All actors must provide printed, double-sided sheet music in the key in which they will be performing. Please don’t staple your sheet music together, and if you’ll be starting the song somewhere other than the beginning, please mark your start and end prior to arrival at auditions.

 

All actors will be asked upon arrival to provide information regarding their vocal range, preferred characters, conflicts, special skills, dance ability, and prior roles. If you have a resume and headshot, please provide one. If you do not have a headshot, one will be taken of you, and you will be given a number for casting reference.

 

In addition to your vocal audition, we’ll require a short dance/movement audition, and will have some actors read from the script, so please plan on being in attendance for the full duration of the audition period, and come prepared with comfortable shoes that you can move in. Character shoes are highly encouraged.

We give you this one note: don’t be discouraged from auditioning because you don’t believe you’re the right age for a character. The age that you read is more important than the age that you are, and this is one of those beautiful shows that lends itself to a wide range of ages!

CHARACTERS/SYNOPSIS
 

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his

unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding,

his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse; the habitually single

Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood. Stephen

Sondheim's Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy,

modern-musical genre, and features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score

containing many of the composer's best-known songs.

 

Character Descriptions:

 

Robert, Male, Baritone, 30 – 40

The story's protagonist, a keen observer who appears to be happy. He is the only one in his circle still single. Terrified of marriage, but fears a lifetime of loneliness.

 

Sarah, Female, Alto, 35 – 45

Harry's hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and loving.

 

Harry, Male, Baritone, 35 – 50

Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

 

Susan, Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35

A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

 

Peter, Male, Baritone, 25 – 35

Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

 

Jenny, Female, Soprano, 30 – 45

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

 

David, Male, Tenor, 30 – 45

Jenny's husband; relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

 

Amy, Female, Alto, 25 – 40

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

 

Paul, Male, Tenor, 25 – 40

Amy's fiancé. Patient with her neurotic nature. Fully commits to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

 

Joanne, Female, Alto, 45 – 65

Acerbic and demanding. Too old to be part of the young crowd but would not fit well with the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband, Larry.

 

Larry, Male, Tenor, 50 – 70

Joanne's husband. Stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

 

Marta, Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35

A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

 

Kathy, Female, Mezzo, 30 – 40

A former girlfriend of Robert's, now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

 

April, Female, Mezzo, 21 – 30

A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable

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