Audition: Fly By Night



Director: Manny Bajarano
Music Director: Emily Ackerman
Producer: Jeff Sims

Conceived by Kim Rosenstock
Written by Will Connolly
Written by Michael Mitnick
Written by Kim Rosenstock

Audition Date/Time: August 5th & 6th with callbacks August 9th

Preliminary Auditions
Saturday, August 5th, 2017: 11am-2pm BY APPOINTMENT
Sunday, August 6th, 2017: 6pm-9pm BY APPOINTMENT
Call Backs
Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 6:30pm – 10:00pm BY INVITATION
Production Dates/Times: At Coronado Playhouse:

Rehearsals from September 25.
Performance dates: November 10 – December 10, 2017
Thursday – Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm
To Reserve Your Audition Time:

E-mail audition@coronadoplayhouse.com with your name and telephone number, your first and second perferred time slot.
Please put “FLY BY NIGHT” in subject line when emailing, and attach picture/resume (if available).

Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado 92118. Directions can be found on the website: www.coronadoplayhouse.com
Audition Details:

  • For all roles: Prepare a one minute song that best shows your vocal range. Bring sheet music in correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a cappella or backing tracks (CD). Please be familiar with the show.
  • We will have copies of head shots and resume sent via email at auditions, for director. If you did not email, plan to bring them with you.
  • You need to know your conflicts through December 10, 2017 and must be listed on audition form. Audition forms will be emailed to you; copies also provided at auditions. Rehearsals will begin September 25th
  • Non-Equity production.

If you are asked to come to callbacks, please be prepared to to sing and read from the score and script.

Play description: With a non-traditional, charming and catchy score by Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick, this darkly comic rock-fable, portrays a melancholy sandwich maker’s humdrum life and how it is intersected by two entrancing sisters, weaving into its overlapping love stories a resonating message about how the ‘invisible universe’ connects us all. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is an original and enchanting tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

Cast List and Breakdown:

Setting: New York City, 1965-1965 (with the occasional detour to South Dakota).

NARRATOR – This role has already been cast.

HAROLD L. MCCLAM – A sandwich maker. Male 21 – 28. Awkward and unsatisfied, nevertheless a hopeful, yearning energy about him, looking for someone or something to push him to break out of his shell, not a traditional leading man but he must be someone that we root for, excellent actor who is good with comedy; ability to play guitar preferred; rock bari-tenor.

MR. MCCLAM – Father of Harold. Male 50 – 65. A former marine who silently loves his son and is lost since losing his wife Cecily, his true love. Solid actor who has something about him that is sincerely lovable, as well as a stoic strength. must be excellent singer; baritone.

DAPHNE – An actress. Female 20-27. Miriam’s sister. An aspiring actress who has had success in her small town and wants to make it big in New York, ambitious, and bursting with confidence and drive, also possesses a real humanity and vulnerability. Excellent singer/actress who is great with comedy; strong pop belt with a good mix and solid soprano.

MIRIAM – A waitress. Female, 26 -35. Daphne’s sister. A dreamy waitress who was content with the simple pleasures of her small-town life, but accompanies her sister to New York. An astronomy nerd and has a special understanding of her place the universe, possesses a quiet radiance that draws the audience in; sweet indie-rock sound.

CRABBLE – A deli owner. Male 50 – 65. A sandwich shop owner and former air traffic controller in World War II, frustrated with his life, has an endearingly grouchy edge, strong comic character actor; baritone.

JOEY STORMS – A playwright. Male 25 – 35. A charming, charismatic, self-doubting playwright who is crumbling under the tremendous pressure of being from a family of great writers, his fear of not living up to his family’s legacy manifests itself in a manic energy, strong comic actor; baritone.