AUDITIONS FOR “OKLAHOMA!”
Location: Hillsboro, IN
Type: Theater / Web series
Director Linnéa Leatherman will hold auditions for the upcoming production of Oklahoma! at Myers Dinner Theatre on Sunday, April 12, from 2-5 p.m. in the dance studio above the MDT office.
EVERYONE who is auditioning needs to bring an accompaniment track (CD would be best) to auditions. It can be just a piano track and does not have to be professionally made. This preparation needs to be done for your audition! Prepare a song that best highlights your voice and vocal ability. It may be from the show. Dress appropriately for the audition (no flip flops, please). All those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, and do a brief dance/movement audition. If you are unable to attend the auditions that day, please contact Linnéa at 317-709-4482 to schedule another time slot.
Character breakdown for Oklahoma!
Aunt Eller, Mezzo, (40 +) is a sturdy farm woman who has managed to make a life on the frontier for herself and her niece, Laurey. She knows the value of cooperation and plays the role of peacemaker between the farmers and cowboys. She’s a big-hearted woman who can easily empathize with others, but who can also be tough when she has to be.
Andrew Carnes, Tenor, (40-?) is Ado Annie’s protective father, and he is determined that no man will take advantage of her innocent nature. He has never taken the dopey Will Parker seriously as a prospective son-in-law. When Ali Hakim tells Ado Annie that he wants to ride with her “to the end of the world,” Carnes takes that as a proposal of marriage. He’s also a good friend to Aunt Eller, and if she ever needed help with anything, he’d be there in a shot.
Curly, Baritone, (25-35) is a confident cowboy with the kind of affable personality that people are drawn to. His strong ego sometimes causes him to be too sure of himself. He has a stubborn streak that keeps him from letting Laurey know how much he cares for her. However, when he sees Laurey in distress, he is able to drop his defenses and open up to her emotionally.
Laurey, Soprano, (25-35) is a strong, spunky farm girl. She has been raised by her Aunt Eller and has learned to be self-sufficient. Unlike some of her girlfriends, she doesn’t feel the need for a man to take care of her. Like Curly, she is too stubborn to let him know how she really feels about him. But, when she is threatened by Jud, it’s Curly she turns to for comfort.
Will Parker, Tenor, (24-35) is a good-natured cowboy and champion steer roper. He’s in love with Ado Annie and not afraid to express his feelings. He may not be the brightest guy around, but his high-spirited energy and affectionate personality make him a good friend to everyone.
Jud Fry, Baritone, (25-35) is Laurey and Aunt Eller’s surly hired hand, and he has his eye on Laurey. He has a dark, possibly criminal past, and his sullen, volatile nature frightens Laurey. He leads a solitary life of emotional isolation and, not being used to interacting with people, his social skills are limited.
Ado Annie Carnes, Soprano, (24-35) is a man-crazy farm girl. She’s too naive to know how to handle herself around men, which gets her into trouble. She tends to favor whichever man she’s with, and, although she has strong feelings for Will, her head is easily turned by any man who pays attention to her.
Ali Hakim, (24-35) is a traveling salesman who’s a bit of a shyster, his merchandise often being bogus. He fancies himself a ladies’ man, and when he gets too entangled with a woman, he simply moves on to the next town. So, when he makes a pass at Ado Annie and her father takes it as a proposal of marriage, it looks like his days as a roving Casanova are over, much to his dismay.
Gertie Cummings, Alto or Soprano, (16-28) is a silly flirt from a nearby town with the most annoying laugh in the Territory. She’s too full of herself to realize that that most people would rather not be in her company.
Ike Skidmore, Baritone, Farmer, (30’s+) Owns the ranch where the Box Social takes place.
Fred, Baritone, Farmer (16+)
Slim, Dancer, Farmer (16+)
Ellen, Alto/Mezzo/Soprano, (16+)
Kate, Alto/Mezzo/Soprano, (16+)
Sylvie, Alto/Mezzo/Soprano, (16+)
Cord Elam, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (20-35) Cowboy
Jess, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (16-35)
Chalmers, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (16-35)
Mike, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (16-35)
Joe, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (16-35)
Sam, Tenor/Bari/Bass, (16-35)
Please note: The age ranges listed above are the characters’ ages, not necessarily the ages of the actors.
Friday, May 29, evening
Saturday, May 30, evening
Wednesday, June 3, matinee
Friday, June 5, evening
Saturday, June 6, matinee and evening
Wednesday, June 10, matinee
Thursday, June 11, evening
Friday, June 12, evening
Saturday, June 13, matinee and evening
Wednesday, June 17, matinee
Friday, June 19, evening
Saturday, June 20, matinee and evening
Sunday, June 21, matinee FATHER’S DAY
Call times for the matinee performances is 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time; for the evening performances it is 7:00 p.m. However, if audience size is small, call times for that show will be a half hour earlier than either of these times. The Sunday matinee has a call time of 1:30 p.m. Matinees and our special Thursday evening show on June 11 are highlighted in RED. PLEASE check your calendars to make sure you are available for ALL of these dates and times.
City or Location of call: Hillsboro, IN
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This casting notice was posted by: Myers Dinner Theatre