Oak Ridge Playhouse auditions are open to everyone. No experience is required, although it is helpful. Please carefully check audition requirements, as they may differ from production to production.
OKLAHOMA! - Mainstage Musical
SATURDAY MAY 5 and MONDAY MAY 7
|TIME||1:00 PM on Saturday, 6:30 PM on Monday|
Cast of approximately 24 performers.
The goal of this production is to give a bit of a more fresh approach to show. We are looking for honest takes on the characters and NOT the typically corny and saccharine portrayals.
LAUREY - 18-25. Soprano. Although not worldly and sometimes conflicted, she has an air of knowledge. Spirited and strong-willed. Loves Curly, although she may be unaware of it at times. Ideally can dance "dream Laurey" as well.
CURLY – 18-25. Baritone. Handsome and romantic. Has a confident swagger that comes in handy to mask a certain lack of confidence, particularly when it comes to Laurey. He loves her and refuses to admit it, but will sacrifice anything for her. Ideally can dance "dream Curly" as well.
AUNT ELLER – 40s. Mezzo. Good-natured and no-nonsense farm woman. A woman of the land, she has a certain feminine ruggedness about her.
WILL PARKER - 18-25. Tenor. Rodeo cowboy who loves the attention it gets him. Proud, flirtatious, and rambunctious, he has the kind of charm that allows you to forgive his lack of smarts. Good dancer a plus.
JUD FRY – 25-30. A farmhand. Physically powerful. A dark and brooding misfit. Socially awkward, he has a quiet detachment that is generally misunderstood by others and seen as disturbing. He has feelings for Laurey, but lacking the ease that Curly possesses, he sees himself as a failure with women.
ADO ANNIE – 18-25. Soprano. A vivacious and happy girl. She is particularly boy-crazy, which works in her favor as men seem to always give chase. A shrewd girl. her dim-wittedness is merely an act designed to make herself appealing to whomever she has her eye on. But deep-down, her eye is mostly on Will.
ALI HAKIM – 23-30. Baritone. A traveling salesman who deals in pretty things and dallies in pretty women. Swarthy with an exotic sex appeal. Although a comic character, we are not seeking a buffoonish portrayal.
GERTIE CUMMINGS – 18-25. Alto or Soprano. Pretty girl who seems quite the catch…until she belts out her unique and grating laugh, which no amount of beauty can overcome.
ANDREW CARNES – 40s. Tenor. Ado Annie’s very protective father. Suspicious and quickly riled.
IKE SKIDMORE – 30’s/ 40s. Baritone. Owner of a nearby ranch. Well-to-do with a certain sophistication. Hosts the box social.
CORD ELAM – 30’s/40’s. Local sheriff. Authoritative.
ENSEMBLE – Approximately 12 singers and dancers for a variety of roles. Ages 18-50.
PIT SINGERS - We will also be casting up to 8 pit singers to augment the vocals. Any age. This is great opportunity to be a part of the show and sing great music without extensive rehearsal commitment. Will not appear onstage.
Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry as we celebrate the 75th birthday of both the Playhouse and the granddaddy of the modern musical. Oklahoma!, Rodgers and Hammersteins’s Pulitzer Prize winning show follows the trials and tribulations of young love. Set against the dynamic turn-of-the-century backdrop of the American west, one of Broadway’s most popular and beloved scores comes alive, sweeping across the stage as farmers and cowboys alike kick up their heels and hitch their wagons to the groundbreaking birth of a brand new state!
|PRODUCTION RUN||June 29 - July 15|
|REHEARSALS BEGIN||May 21|
Bring sheet music for your best 16 bars of a prepared golden-age Broadway song. Please no songs from the show. Please dress for movement and dance. Cold reading from script. Please bring a recent headshot or photo and be prepared to provide conflicts during the rehearsal period.
*PLEASE USE REHEARSAL ROOM ENTRANCE AT REAR OF BUILDING AT 27 E. TENNESSEE AVE.
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