Audition: A Man of No Importance



Director: Manny Bejarano
Musical Director: Kirk Valles

Audition Date/Time: April 14 & April 15 with Callbacks on April 21st
By appointment, in 5-minute slots, starting at 10:00 am on Aprill 14th and 6:00 pm on April 15th at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118


Preliminary Auditions
April 14 10:00 am to 2:00 pm & April 15 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, BY APPOINTMENT
Call Backs
April 21st 11:00 to 4:00, BY INVITATION ONLY

Production Dates/Times, At Coronado Playhouse:
July 20 – August 26, 2018
Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

To Reserve Your Audition Time:
E-mail to audition@coronadoplayhouse.com with your name and telephone number, your first and second perferred time slot. Please put A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE in subject line when emailing, and attached picture/resume (if available).
Please note audition@ (singular), NOT auditions@ (plural)

Where: Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 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 the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a capella or backing tracks (CD). Please be familiar with the show.
  • You need to know your conflicts June 3 through August 26, 2018 and these must be listed on audition form.
  • Audition forms will be emailed to you in advance. Please plan to bring your completed audition form, your headshot and your resume with you to the audition.
  • Rehearsals will begin June 3, 2018
  • Strictly a Non-Equity production.

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


Play description:

A tender story of family, friendship and acceptance.

What happens when our deepest secrets are finally revealed?

Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and penned by Tony-winning Ragtime creators Terrence McNally (book), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and Stephen Flaherty (music), A Man of No Importance is a rare gem of a musical that combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical.

Dublin. 1964. Meet Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor with a poet’s heart. In the morning he dispenses tickets and Oscar Wilde’s poetry to his passengers. After work, St. Imelda’s amateur theatricals are his passion. But his heart holds secrets that he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.” Truths tumble out and judgments fly. But when the accounts of friendship are reckoned, Alfie’s true goodness, and his quiet philosophy—“you just have to love who you love”—wins out.

Cast List and Breakdown:

All roles will require an Irish accent.

Female, 21-28
Vocal range C4-F5; new to Alfie’s bus route who he thinks will be perfect for his play; young, sweet, “small-town” girl who is wise beyond her years; shy beauty; newly arrived in Dublin.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Male, 45-55
Vocal range A2-E4; average looks and build; a dreamer who idolizes Oscar Wilde; in love with Robbie but wrestles with his sexuality throughout the story.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Male, 50-70
Vocal range B2-G4; known as James Michael O’Shea; resident stage manager at St. Imelda’s; lost his wife early in life.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Breton Beret/Peter
Male, 21-35
Vocal range A2-C4; seduces Alfie in order to beat him up for being gay.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Carney/Oscar Wilde
Male, 45-60
Vocal range A2-G4; local butcher who is the usual star of Alfie’s productions and boasts an ego about it; most socially and morally conservative member of the community; doubles as Oscar Wilde.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Ernie Lally
Male, 25-40
Vocal range B2-G4; company set designer.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Father Kenny/Carson
Male, 35-60
baritone; father, priest of the parish; doubles as Carson the bus inspector.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Lilly Byrne
Female, 40-50
Vocal range E3-C5; Alfie’s sister who cares deeply for him, but finds him odd; socially and morally conservative.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Miss Crowe
Female, 40-60
Vocal range B3-A5; the company costume designer.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities 

Mrs. Curtin
Female, 28-40
Vocal range A3-D5; actor in the company and the choreographer; requires some tap ability.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Mrs. Grace/Kitty Farelly
Female, 30-45
Female, (Mezzo)To play 30 – 45 yrs.;  Homemaker and an actor in the troupe, doubles as Kitty Farelly.

Mrs. Patrick
Female, 30-45
Vocal range G3-E5; Robbie’s married lover and the mother of three children with a secret life.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Rasher Flynn
Male, 25-35
Vocal range A2-E4; company technician; heavy smoker and former all-Ireland gymnast.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Male, 25-30
Vocal range C3-A4; Alfie’s coworker and friend; charming, good-looking, honest and likeable; ability to play an Irish instrument a plus but not required.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities