Outré Theatre Company is proud to announce season auditions for its 2013-14 season! Auditions will be held August 4 from 12-5 pm and August 5 from 5-10 pm. Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues, not over 1 minute each (if auditioning for Much Ado About Nothing, one monologue should be classical). If you are auditioning for a musical, please also prepare 16 bars that show off your range.
Auditions are by appointment. To schedule an audition, please email Skye Whitcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – September 20-22
ANDREW JACKSON – A roguish, man’s president who is deeply charming and sexy, yet is also an extremely violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot that fights for what he believes in. Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: Bb2 – Bb4
BLACK FOX – Native American chief who is intelligent and somber with a hint of danger. He used to have an alliance with Jackson. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Speaking Role
FEMALE SOLOIST – Self-confident, attractive singer with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Dark, mysterious, hip vibe. Doubles as other roles. Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: G3 – B4
HENRY CLAY – An over-the-top, vivacious, tall, cadaverous, and villainous senator with greasy hair who wears weasel pelts. Doubles as other roles. Male, 28-36 yrs old. Range: D3 – A3
JAMES MONROE – Foppish and overwhelmed old-school President of the United States. Doubles as other roles. Male, 30-40 yrs old. Speaking Role
JOHN C. CALHOUN – A sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant gentlemen senator from the South who is a vain mastermind. Doubles as other roles. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: B2 – F3
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS – The former President’s whiney, spoiled, and demanding son who really wants to be president. Doubles as other roles. Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: B2 – E4
LYNCOYA – Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson who has a sweet disposition with a wild streak. Male, 5-8 yrs old. Speaking Role
MALE SOLOIST – Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. He is angsty, good-looking, young, and hip. Doubles as other roles. Male, 18- 25 yrs old. Range: D3 – E4
MARTIN VAN BUREN – Jackson’s right hand man who is in over his head. He is a well-intentioned buffoon who is utterly lovable. Doubles as other roles. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Speaking Role
RACHEL JACKSON – Jackson’s deeply religious and devoted wife who is strangely alluring, yet not overtly sexual. Doubles as other roles. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: A3 – B4
THE STORYTELLER – A milquetoast, oppressively good-natured, history-loving narrator that has not had much excitement in her life. Female, 35-55 yrs old. Speaking Role
Much Ado About Nothing – November 1-17
DON PEDRO – A powerful man who knows it; quietly and confidently in control of every situation. Male, 35-55.
BENEDICK – A charming and witty virtuoso of language; wealthy but not ostentatious. Male, 25-35.
CLAUDIO – A young man searching for something to dedicate himself to, something that will give him purpose. Male, 22-28.
DON JOHN – Cunning and amoral. Feels that he has been wronged by his brother, Don Pedro. Male, 25-45.
BORACHIO – A sycophant of Don John’s. Cruel in a careless sort of way. Male, 25-45.
LEONATO – A politician, smarter than most, but also smart enough to hide it. Male, 55-75.
HERO – Leonato’s daughter, she has been born to wealth and prestige. Female, 18-25.
BEATRICE – Leonato’s niece. Highly intelligent and quick-witted, fiercely independent. Female, 25-35.
MARGARET – Hero’s not-quite-bright “attendant.” Female, 18-30.
DOGBERRY – A beach cop. Has watched way too many reality cop shows. Male, 30-50.
VERGES – Dogberry’s partner. Personifies the “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” junior cop. Male, 25-35.
THE WATCH – two beach cops under Dogberry’s command
Mr. Marmalade – March 28-April 13
LUCY – A 4-year-old little girl, with a vivid imagination, an absent father, a neglectful mother, and an imaginary friend. Female, 18-30.
MR. MARMALADE – Lucy’s imaginary friend. Debonair, stylish, addicted to cocaine, and physically abusive. Never has any time for Lucy. Male, 25-45.
SOOKIE – Lucy’s mom. Relies on men for more than they’re good for. Tends to forget about Lucy. Female, 25-35.
EMILY – Lucy’s babysitter. The first girl in her class to get boobs, and is quite proud of it. Female, 18-25.
GEORGE – Emily’s boyfriend. A stereotypical high-school male. He also is quite proud of Emily’s boobs. Male, 18-25.
LARRY – A 5-year-old little boy. He has bandages on his wrists, and is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Male, 18-30.
BRADLEY – Mr. Marmalade’s personal assistant. Can sing like an angel. Slightly effeminate. Male, 25-45.
A CACTUS AND A SUNFLOWER – Talking plants. Played by the actors who play Emily and George.
A MAN – Sookie’s one-night stand. Played by the actor who plays George.
Grey Gardens – May 23-June 8
EDITH BOUVIER BEALE/”LITTLE” EDIE BEALE – Plays mother Edith in act one and daughter Edie in act two. Female, 45-55. Vocal range: legit soprano or mezzo-soprano to F-sharp 5, mix/belt to D5. Highly recommended that this actress be familiar with the film, as Little Edie is a unique character with many specific traits.
“BIG” EDIE BEALE – An eclectic woman who fondly recalls her days of glory entertaining guests at lavish parties in the heyday of Grey Gardens. Female, 65-75. Vocal range: character alto E3-C5. It is recommended that this actress also be familiar with the documentary film.
YOUNG “LITTLE” EDIE BEALE/ENSEMBLE – Portrays young Edie in act one, and participates in the ensemble in act two. Female, 22-28. Vocal range: mix/belt to D5, soprano to B-flat 6.
JOSEPH KENNEDY, JR./JERRY – Plays Joseph Kennedy, handsome and suave, in act one, and plays handyman Jerry in act two. Male, 22-32. Vocal range: tenor, C3-G4.
GEORGE GOULD STRONG/ENSEMBLE – Plays pianist and confidante Gould in act one, and participates in the ensemble in act two. Ability to play the piano is helpful, but not necessary. Male, 40-50. Vocal range: baritone or tenor, C3-F4.
MAJOR BOUVIER/NORMAN VINCENT PEALE – Plays the strict, domineering patriarch of the Bouvier family in act one, and the beloved minister and author of “The Power of Positive Thinking” in
act two. Male, 60-75. Vocal range: baritone, C3-E4.
BROOKS SR./BROOKS JR. – African-American actor. Portrays loyal family servant Brooks Sr. in act one, and landscaper Brooks Jr. as well as a member of the ensemble in act two. Male, 30-40. Vocal range: baritone, C3-E4.
JACQUELINE BOUVIER/ENSEMBLE – Thirteen years old – lovely, poised, and well-mannered, although dearly in love with her wacky Aunt Edith and her performances. In the second act she participates in the ensemble. Female, 13-18. Vocal range: juvenile mix belt, C4-E5
LEE BOUVIER/ENSEMBLE – Ten years old – tomboyish, energetic, and joyful, sharing her sister Jackie’s love of her Aunt Edith. In the second act she participates in the ensemble. Female, 10-18. Vocal range: juvenile mix belt, C4-E5.