Auditions for a bluegrass musical
The Robber Bridegroom
Books & Lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Adapted from the novella by Eudora Welty
Please sign up for an audition time slot at https://forms.gle/BAKJF3NqDzWvJZF48
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Parrish Hall, 101 Riverside Ave, Ben Lomond, CA
***If you absolutely cannot attend one of these audition dates, please contact us at email@example.com to make other arrangements***
Please prepare a short song that shows off your bluegrass/ country artistry. Songs from the production are okay. Please bring music in the correct key for the accompanist, or you may accompany yourself on an acoustic string instrument (no amplifiers!) OPTIONAL: You may also prepare a short additional piece on an acoustic instrument.
Callback auditions BY INVITATION ONLY, Monday June 13, time and location TBA.
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ROLES AVAILABLE – Note there are NO Non-singing roles.
** All roles may be played by ANY ethnicity/nationality, and the director will happily consider gender-fluid casting for most roles. Please audition for the part you want! **
Rosamund Musgrove –
The wealthy planter’s daughter. A talented liar, so beautiful that “She changed the temperature of the moon!” (The role as written includes some nudity, however this will be discussed with the performer offered the role)
Jamie Lockhart –
An eligible bachelor, but also the Bandit of The Woods. “Two faces, sittin’ up there on the same man’s head!” (This part as written includes nudity, to be discussed.)
Clemment Musgrove –
A rich and lucky planter, and Rosamund’s father.
A conjure-woman and Rosamund’s step-mother. “The story goes that one glance from her caused every bullfrog in Yazoo City to drop dead from heart failure!”
A young man. “His head was empty; from ear to ear, you could see right through!”
Little Harp –
A mean nasty robber. “When he went by, the flowers shrunk. The willows wept at how he stunk!”
Big Harp –
A deceased mean nasty robber. Beheaded for his crimes, but now his brother carries that head around in a trunk.
Several other characters will be played by an ensemble of Townspeople, including Goat’s mother and sister, an innkeeper, several robbers, and a raven. (You know, the kind with wings.)
Sept 23-25, Sept 30-Oct 2, Oct 7-9, Oct 14-16, and Oct 21-23
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the Eudora Welty novella, The Robber Bridegroom is an American fairy tale about two-faced lovers, secret identities, and big fat lies. The Bluegrass score is at times rollicking, lyrical, and haunting. In this contradancing, fully ensemble-based production, all actors will be on stage all the way through!
COVID-19 Vaccination Notice:
Current vaccination is a requirement of casting. Please bring proof of vaccination status to the first audition. There will be other requirements for cast members, which we will discuss before casting. Requirements subject to change based on County, State, and Federal requirements.