Connecticut Theatre Auditions “South Pacific”


Casting notice posted on, casting location: Suffield, CT
Auditions for South Pacific
Directed by Frank Borrelli
The Suffield Players
Mapleton Hall
1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield, CT

Auditions will take place Sunday, January 23, 6 p.m. and Monday, January 24, 7 p.m.

We have a strong need for actors and actresses of color, including two children of color. Please see character breakdown below. Some roles may be doubled.

Nellie Forbush: late 20s-early 30s (Soprano)
Emile de Becque: mid 30s-early 40s (High Baritone)
Bloody Mary: actress of color, Hawaiian, African American, Latino; late 40s-50s (Alto)
Luther Billis: late 20s-30s (Baritone)
Lt. Joseph Cable: late 20s-30s (Tenor)
Capt. George Brackett, U.S. Navy: 50s (Bass)
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S. Navy: 50s (Bass)
Ngana and Jerome: children of color, 1 female, 1 male; both around age 10
Liat: actress of color, late teens
Henry, Emile’s asst.: actor of color, 50s
Bloody Mary’s asst.: actress of color, 30s

Various males (sailors, seabees, Marines, etc.), 20s-30s

Various females (nurses), 20s-30s

Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. Please bring your own sheet music and/or a CD. Director Frank Borrelli suggests that auditionees avoid songs from South Pacific, and instead choose songs from elsewhere in the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, or songs from the golden age of musical theater (1930s-1960s).

Cold readings from the script will also be required. Selected auditionees may be asked to sing songs from the play. Dance/movement may be required; dress comfortably.

Rehearsals will begin in late February (with principals beginning work immediately after being cast). Four rehearsals each week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal.

Performance dates are May 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.

Please contact director Frank Borrelli at with any questions. Visit for further information.

Casting Location: Suffield, CT
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