AUDITIONS FOR MUSICAL, VIOLET

Music by Jeanine Tesori

Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley

Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts

Directed by Lynda DiVito

Music Direction by Rachel Robinson and Nicolas Perez

Choreography by Gary D. Ferguson

How to Arrange an Appointment:  To schedule an appointment, please email a request with resume and headshot to casting@townhalltheatre.com with “VIOLET” in subject line. You may also contact the director, LYNDA DIVITO, for more information at the same address.

What to Prepare:   Please be prepared to sing 32 bars from contemporary musical theatre repertoire in the style of the show, Tesori catalogue appreciated. Please bring your sheet music scored for piano and in the key in which you sing.   An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring a hard copy of your photo and resume.

 AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 5:30p.m to 10p.m., at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549.

 CALLBACKS:  Callbacks are by invitation and will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549, from 6:45pm to 10:30pm. You may be asked to perform a simple dance combination; please dress to move and bring shoes you can confidently move in.   

 REHEARSALS:  The rehearsal period begins week of April 6, 2020 and runs through May 27, 2020.  Rehearsals are generally held Mon-Thursday evenings, 7-10pm, and Saturdays, 2-5pm, at Town Hall Theatre. Tech weekend is scheduled as 10am-10pm, May 23 and 24, 2020.

Compensation/Stipends:   Stipends are available to help defray travel and other expenses.  

Non-AEA. 

PRODUCTION DATES:  VIOLET will be performed May 28 – June 20, 2020 (12 performances total, including 2 Previews). Performances will be at 8:00pm Th-Sat., at 2:00pm on TWO Sundays.

Roles

NOTE: for complete description and further character breakdown, please go to: https://www.mtishows.com/violet

 CHARACTER BREAKDOWN and Range

 PLEASE NOTE: Age ranges below are provided by MTI and director may be flexible in her casting. 

 Violet: This role is precast

 Flick

An African-American 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E6

Vocal range bottom: C4

 Monty

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

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 Young Vi: This role is precast

 Father

A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 Old Lady

A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Hooker. 

Gender: Female

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 Preacher

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. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 Virgil

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

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 Music Hall Singer

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

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 Lulu Buffington: This role is precast.

 Leroy Evans

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

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 Ensemble