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Company by Stephen Sondheim
Audition Date & Time:
10:00am Saturday February 8, 2020
Old Academy Players
3544 Indian Queen Lane
Philadelphia PA 19129
Director, Annie Hnatko, is seeking 8 women and 6 men for the roles listed below.
Please prepare 32 measures of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key with starting and ending points clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing will not be permitted, however if you wish to use an accompaniment track, please contact the director in advance. Some auditions may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
Please note that microphones will NOT be used during this production.
Fridays and Saturdays, June 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sundays, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 2020 at 2:00pm
*Additional performances may be added
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
Brief Synopsis of Show
On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert contemplates his bachelor status. His friends explain the pros and cons of marriage over several drinks and dinner parties. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of the single life.
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.
Harry: Male, Baritone, 30 – 45. Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
Peter: Male, Baritone, 30 – 45. Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
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.
Paul: Male, Tenor, 25 – 35. Amy’s fiancé. Patient with her neurotic nature. Fully commits to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
Larry: Male, Tenor, 45 – 65. Joanne’s husband. Stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.
Sarah: Female, Alto, 30 – 40. Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and loving.
Susan: Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35. A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
Jenny: Female, Soprano, 30 – 45. Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
Amy: Female, Alto, 25 – 30. A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.
Joanne: Female, Alto, 45 – 60. 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.
Marta: Female, Mezzo, 22 – 28. 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, 25 – 30. A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
* Contact Information
Director Annie Hnatko (MusicalsAtOldAcademy@gmail.com)