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Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE: Floyd Collins

FLOYD COLLINS

book and additional lyrics by TINA LANDAU
music and lyrics by ADAM GUETTEL

AUDITION DATE:  Sat, June 17 at 10am

PERFORMANCE DATES:  Sept 8 9 15 16 17 22 23 24

PRODUCTION INFO

directed by ERIK DeCICCO
musical direction by AARON DeCICCO

This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. The 1925 true story of Kentucky caver Floyd Collins, who, in his search for the ultimate tourist attraction, is trapped in a cave and triggers the first modern media frenzy.

AUDITION INFO

Please prepare a one minute selection or song that is in the style of the show – contemporary musical theatre selections and country/bluegrass/similar are encouraged.

Actors who play guitar/violin/similar will be given special consideration for this production – please be prepared to accompany yourself for auditions if you play.

There may be cold reads on the day of auditions.

Headshots/Resumes are appreciated, but not necessary.

AVAILABLE ROLES

10 M | 2 F

Note: The role of FLOYD COLLINS has been cast.

HOMER: 20-30, Floyd’s younger brother. Passionate, emotional and hot-headed, he is single-minded in his goal to free Floyd in spite of the odds. Wide-range Tenor (low B or lower to high C) – strong and versatile soloist, excellent musicianship a must, ability to read music strongly preferred.

NELLIE: 20-30, Floyd’s sister. Delicate and almost ghostly. She has a childlike quality which others interpret as emotional immaturity, but she actually knows more than she lets on. Wide-range Soprano or Mezzo (low F to high A – strong & versatile soloist, excellent musicianship a must, ability to read music strongly preferred.

LEE: 50-60, Floyd’s father. Stoic and taciturn, he is a God-fearing man who was raised on the rough soil of Kentucky, unequipped to handle the disintegration of his family. Baritone (low A – high G), strong soloist and ensemble singer excellent musicianship.

MISS JANE: 45-55, Floyd’s stepmother. The anchor of the Collins family, she has a quiet strength and stolidity. Alto/Mezzo (low F# – high D, prefer up to F#), strong soloist and ensemble singer, excellent musicianship.

SKEETS MILLER: 20-30, a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Eager, energetic, anxious to get his first big scoop, he is the only man small enough to reach Floyd. Torn apart by guilt over the media circus he has created. Baritone or Tenor (low B – high G), strong soloist and ensemble singer, excellent musicianship.

H.T. CARMICHAEL: 45-55, the engineer assigned to get Floyd out of the cave. Arrogant, overbearing and disdainful of the uneducated locals he is forced to deal with, he is an outsider in a very tight-knit community. Vocal range flexible – strong ensemble singer.

JEWELL ESTES: 18-25, a local teenager. Simple and good-natured, he is a big talker and the butt of the jokes around Sand Cave. GUITAR PLAYING IS A PLUS. Baritone (low A – high F), folk singer, strong soloist and ensemble singer, ability to play guitar and read music preferred.

BEE DOYLE: 30-45, the owner of the farm above Sand Cave. Tough, weathered and severe, he is a local farmer who is forced to watch as his farm is transformed into a media circus. Baritone (low A – high F), folk singer, strong soloist and ensemble singer.

ED BISHOP: 30-45. A local caver who is in over his head. Baritone (low A – high F), folk singer, strong soloist and ensemble singer.

DR. HAZLETT: 35-45, a doctor from Chicago. Also plays a Sand Cave local and a slick newspaper reporter from the city. Tenor – strong soloist and ensemble singer excellent musicianship and ability to sing tight harmonies.

CLIFF RONEY: 25-35, a slick newspaper reporter from the city. Also plays a Sand Cave local. Tenor – strong soloist and ensemble singer excellent musicianship and ability to sing tight harmonies.

FREDERICK DENNY: 25-35, a slick newspaper reporter from the city. Also plays a Sand Cave local. Tenor – strong soloist and ensemble singer, excellent musicianship and ability to sing tight harmonies.

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