Bridges of Madison County the Musical

Audition Dates: Monday,March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th 

Audition Time: 7:00 pm  

Address: 60 W 6th Street, Newton NC  

Show Dates: May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 (You must be available for all show dates, no exceptions)  

Director: Marietta Burke 

Musical Director: John Coffey 

Stage Manager: Ann Kraft 

Contact ExecutiveDirector@NewtonPAC.com with any questions


AUDITIONS: 

There will be a singing audition and reading from the script. Please prepare 16 bars of music, bring an extra copy of the sheet music with you for our musical director, John Coffey. Scripts are available for checkout with a $10 refundable deposit. 


ABOUT THE SHOW:  

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

Rehearsals will be scheduled Sunday - Thursdays at the discretion of the director, Tech week will be Sunday 5/10 - Thursday 5/14, and opening night 5/15  


CASTING: 15-20 Women & Men  ~ Rated PG-13

Francesca: A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Age: 35 to 45

Richard "bud" Johnson: Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier. Age: 40 to 50

Robert Kincaid: A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Age: 40 to 50

Marian: Robert's former wife, a musician. Age: 35 to 45

Chiara: Francesca's sister still living in Italy. Age: 35 to 45

Michael: Francesca and Bud's son Age: Teen

Carolyn: Francesca and Bud's daughter. Age: Teen

Marge: Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy.
Charlie: Marge's husband.
Ensemble: Townspeople

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Heathers the Musical

Audition Dates: Monday, June 22  & Tuesday, June 23 

Audition Time: 7:00 pm  

Address: 60 W 6th Street, Newton NC  

Show Dates: September 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27(You must be available for all show dates, no exceptions) 

Director: Andrew Turnbull - artisticdirector@NCAuditorium.com with any questions  


ABOUT THE SHOW: 

Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.

Rehearsals will be scheduled Sunday - Thursdays at the discretion of the director, Tech week will be Sunday 9/13 - Thursday 9/17  and opening night 9/18


CASTING 8 men,, 9  women ~ ages 18+  Rated R (Please note, even though this musical is set in high school, this will be an all adult cast) 

VERONICA SAWYER - She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she's an old soul but she's still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty).
JD - He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy.
HEATHER CHANDLER - Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy.
HEATHER MCNAMARA - Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful.
HEATHER DUKE - Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer.
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK - Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection.
RAM SWEENEY - Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites.
KURT KELLY - Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram.
RAM’S DAD/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER - Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. 

MS. FLEMING/VERONICA’S MOM - Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law.
KURT’S DAD/VERONICA’S DAD/PRINCIPAL GOWAN - Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant.
BOY 1 - Bitter Geek  A put-upon, bitter geek.
BOY 2 - Blowdried Preppy A blowdried 80’s preppy.
BOY 3 - Hipster Dork Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.
GIRL 1 - Goth Girl A sullen goth girl.
GIRL 2 - Stoner Chick A fuzzyheaded stoner chick.
GIRL 3 - Young Republicanette A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. 

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