Curtain Call – Stamford’s longest-running and only nonprofit year ‘round producing theatre company – has scheduled auditions for a spring production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical theatre masterpiece: OKLAHOMA!
Directed by Peter Barbieri, Jr., with Music Direction by Eric Johnston and Choreography by Doug Shankman, this production will play in the Kweskin Theatre (Stamford) from March 29 through April 27, 2013.
Auditions will be held January 21 and 22, from 7:00pm to approximately 10:00pm each night. All roles are open for this large cast, ensemble musical. Principal roles will be cast with adults, but there are ensemble opportunities for that age 12 and up. Rehearsals will begin February 4.
OKLAHOMA is the story of Laurey and the two rivals who try to win her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand. The play takes place in 1906 in an Indian territory of the American West during the time when Oklahoma was being established as a state. It tackles class issues between the farmers and the cowmen in the still-developing, rugged landscape of a state in its infancy as characters struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of "the American Dream." It is also a romantic tale of love.
Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show – bring sheet music in the proper key. Also be prepared to learn a brief dance combination so bring proper footwear. You may also be asked to read from the script.
Seeking to cast the following roles: (non-union actors only.)
Curly (Male 21-35, Baritone, Light Dancing) A proud and handsome ranch hand who loves Laurey.
Laurey Williams (Female, 18-25, Soprano, Light Dancing) Eller's stubborn and beautiful niece who loves Curly. Very independent.
Dream Laurey (Female 18-25, Legit Dancing) Character is also part of the chorus
Aunt Eller (Female, 40-60, Mezzo, Light Dancing) Laurey's well-respected, friendly, and motherly matriarch of the community.
Will Parker (Male, 18-30, Tenor, Legit Dancing) A happy but simple fellow who is in love with Ado Annie Carnes. Not overly bright.
Ado Annie Carnes (Female, 18-25, Soprano, Light Dancing) A slightly promiscuous flirt who can’t say no to men's advances.
Ali Hakim (Male, 25-40, Baritone, Non-dancing) A wily Persian peddler, he has an unusual accent.
Jud Fry (Male, 18-35, Baritone, Light Dancing) A hired hand on Laurey's farm. A grim loner who lusts after Laurey. Sullen, mysterious and dangerous.
Andrew Carnes (Male, 50-65, Tenor, Light Dancing) Ado Annie's father. Very protective of her reputation and very much wants to get her married off.
Gertie Cummings (Female, 18-25, Light Dancing) A flirtatious girl who desperately wants to get married. She has a distinctive laugh.
Ike Skidmore (Male, 40-65, Baritone, Light Dancing) A cowman
Cord Elam (Male, 25-65, Baritone, Light Dancing) A cowman
Fred (Male, Baritone, 18-35, Light Dancing) A cowman.
Ensemble Adults, teens and kids to play Farmers, Cowmen, Daughters and Younger Siblings (light dancing, singing)
Dancers: Male and Female to be used in the dream ballet. Will also be used in group numbers as well. (Legit Dancing)
If you have any additional questions, please write Info@curtaincallinc.com or call 203-329-8207.