The Outré Theatre Company, in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, is proud to announce auditions for its 2016/
The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. Doug Wetzel, director.
September 22 – October 9, 2016
Rehearsals begin August 30
Ned: Male, late 20s – early 30s. Writer and activist. Relentless and opinionated.
Ben: Male, 40s – 50s. Ned’s brother, lawyer, conservative.
Emma: Female, 30s-40s. Physician, devoted, strong willed, HIV pioneer.
Bruce: Male, 30s. Banker, successful, closeted, reluctant.
Felix: Male. Reporter, conservative, outgoing, masculine. Latino.
Craig: Male, 20s. Emma’s patient, AIDS sufferer.
Mickey: Male, 30s – 40s. Jewish, volunteer.
Tommy: Male, late 20s. Southerner, outgoing.
Hiram: Male, late 30s – 40s. Mayor’s assistant.
Grady: Male, late 20s-30s. Volunteer, African American.
Examining Doctor: Male, 40s – 50s. Superior, authoritative.
NOTE: Some roles may be double-cast. Actors of color are encouraged to audition.
The Who’s Tommy by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. Skye Whitcomb, director.
December 1 – December 18, 2016
Rehearsals begin November 1
Captain Walker: Male, 30-45. A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Range: F3-C#5.
Cousin Kevin: Male, 18-25. A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success. Range: Ab2-B4.
Gypsy: Female, 25-35. A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Range: G3-F5.
Mrs. Walker: Female, 25-40. A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife. Range: G3-D6.
Sally Simpson: Female, 15-18. A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Range: F3-D5.
The Specialist: Male, 30-45. A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son. Range: G#3-F4.
Tommy/Narrator: Male, 18-25. An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son. Range: Db3-B4.
Uncle Ernie: Male, 30-45. A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle. Range: G2-Bb4.
Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. To play Soldiers, Nurses, Harlots, Lads and Lasses, Guards, and Reporters.
February 16 – March 5, 2017
Rehearsals begin January 17
May 25 – June 11, 2017
Rehearsals begin April 25