Annapolis, MD Theater Auditions


location: Annapolis, MD

Category: Theater

Auditions for 1776 – musical

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2013: 7 p.m.

General Information:

Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions which will begin promptly at the hours listed. Arrivals after the listed start time must be coordinated with either the Director or the Producer.

Auditioners are expected to prepare 24 – 32 bars of music in the style of the show to showcase their vocal style and range. Your audition piece may not be from 1776; it need not be from musical theater. Sheet music is preferred – an accompanist will be provided. CD/iPod accompaniment (instrumental ONLY) is permitted but not recommended. NO a capella singing auditions will be allowed.

Auditioners should be prepared to learn simple choreographed moves and to read cold from the script.

Auditioners are encouraged to download the 1776 Audition form from the Colonial Players website to fill out in advance of arrival at auditions.

For further information, please contact the director, Beth Terranova, at or 410-268-7373 x 310

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401
Monday, January 7, 2013: 7:30 p.m.

During the stifling hot spring and summer of 1776 the fate of a nation is at stake while members of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania debate issues as sticky as the weather in an effort to settle the question of whether or not to declare independence from England.

24 Men: ages 16 – 70
2 Women: ages 28 & 32.
(Note: ages listed represent character ages actors will be asked to portray.)

All characters sing.

Vocal ranges are indicated for characters with significant solo work.

State of representation is listed for members of the Continental Congress.

The Ladies:
Abigail Adams [Mezzo/Soprano C4-E5]
Martha Jefferson [Mezzo/Soprano C4-E5]

The Gentlemen:
John Hancock (Massachusetts) – President of the Congress
Dr. Josiah Bartlett (New Hampshire)
John Adams (Massachusetts) [Bari-Tenor C3- E4]
Stephen Hopkins (Rhode Island)
Roger Sherman (Connecticut) [Tenor D3-D4]
Robert Livingston (New York) [Tenor D3-Eb4]
Lewis Morris (New York)
Reverend Johnathan Witherspoon (New Jersey)
John Dickinson (Pennsylvania) [Baritone A2 -Eb4]
Benjamin Franklin (Pennsylvania) [Bari-Tenor C3-D4]
James Wilson (Pennsylvania)
Thomas McKean (Delaware)
George Read (Delaware)
Caesar Rodney (Delaware)
Samuel Chase (Maryland)
Thomas Jefferson (Virginia) [Tenor C3 -F4]
Richard Henry Lee (Virginia) [Tenor C3 -F4]
Joseph Hewes (North Carolina)
Edward Rutledge (South Carolina) [Bari-Tenor C3-E4]
Dr. Lyman Hall (Georgia)
Charles Thompson – Congressional Secretary
Courier [Tenor G3 -Eb4]
Andrew McNair – Congressional Custodian
Leather Apron – Laborer

The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (near the Annapolis Mall), unless otherwise noted. Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Job type: Non Paid

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