Upcoming Musical Seeking Females
Location: Kenosha, WI
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "The Secret Garden" Musical.
Callbacks, by invitation only, Tuesday, November 1st from 7-9pm.
Adults: 3 women (Ages: 18-40+)
Ensemble: 4 female (Ages 20-35)
Must be able to do an English accent.
January 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, February 3, 4
Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 pm
Sun. at 2:00 pm
Mon. - Thurs., 6 pm - 9 pm beginning Thursday, November 3rd
Bring a song and sheet music. The song does not need to be from the show. A pianist will be provided. No A Capella singing or singing to pre-recorded tracks, please. The first round of auditions will also involve a cold reading of a monologue from the show. Callbacks will involve reading scenes from the show with others, and may involve singing from the score. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out audition forms.
The play takes place in England, ability to perform with an English accent is required.
Living in a lonely manor house on the Yorkshire moors in 1906, Archibald Craven yearns for his beautiful, late wife Lily. He blames his crippled son, Colin, for his wife's death. Although he loves Colin, he cannot cope with seeing him, and has left Colin isolated and in the care of his doctor uncle Neville. Their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox, a rich, spoiled child, is sent to live with them following the death of her parents from cholera in India. Mary is the late Lily's niece, and has no relatives closer than Archie, whom she has never met. While living at the manor house, Mary discovers a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and with the help of local child of nature Dickon, releases the magic and adventures locked inside, changing all of their lives forever.
Martha: Mezzo-Soprano (late teens to mid-20's) Housemaid. An extremely warm, good-hearted girl, feisty and courageous. Needs a belt vocal quality as well as vocal warmth. Requires Yorkshire accent.
Lily Craven: Soprano (mid-20's to early 30's) Archie's late beloved wife, Colin's mother, Mary's aunt. A warm and loving woman who deeply loved Archie and died giving birth to Colin. In life a warm and loving young woman. In death a very benevolent presence watching over her unhappy husband, son and niece.
Rose Lennox: Soprano (mid 20's to mid-30's) Mary's mother, Lily's sister. Beautiful, vain and spoilt. In life, lacking in maternal qualities. Can be quite petulant - rather a "princess", but nevertheless very appealing.
Claire Holmes: Soprano (mid 20's to 30's) Major Holmes Wife.
Alice: Soprano (mid 20's to 30's) Rose's friend, a well to do women.
Ayah: Mezzo (20's to 40's) Mary's Indian nanny and main caregiver.
Mrs. Medlock: Speaking role (mid 30's+) Housekeeper of Misselthwaite Manor. A very competent and business-like woman who is very severe and shows little warmth. Requires Yorkshire accent.
Mrs. Winthrop: Speaking role (40's+) A school headmistress who believes in strong discipline.