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Audition: Violet, in Concert

CORONADO PLAYHOUSE announces AUDITIONS for:

VIOLET, IN CONCERT

Director: Marisa Musgrove
Musical Director: Stephanie Sabin


Audition Date/Time: March 28, with callbacks on April 1:

Preliminary Auditions
Tuesday 28 March, 2017: 6:30pm – 9pm
Call Backs
Saturday 1 April, 2017: 10am – 1pm, BY INVITATION
 
 
Production Dates/Times: At Coronado Playhouse:
Friday 12 & Saturday May 13 at 7pm and Sunday 14 May at 2pm

Rehearsals:
Evening rehearsals begin the week of April 3

Tech:
Evenings, week of May 8

Performances:
Friday 12 & Saturday May 13 at 7pm and Sunday 14 May at 2pm
 
 
To Reserve Your Audition Time:

  • E-mail audition@coronadoplayhouse.com (please note in the email address – audition singular, NOT audition”s” plural – thank you)
  • Include your name and telephone number and attach headshot & resume
  • In addition, please submit a vocal sound file
  • Please put “VIOLET” in subject when E-mailing

 
Where:
At both Coronado Playhouse & Coronado Community Center
You will be informed of the specific audition location after you have scheduled your appointment.
 
 
Audition Details:

  • For all roles: Please bring sheet music for your audition song, no tracks, closest to the style of Violet (1-2 minute cut). We are looking for all actors to fill all principal roles and an augmented ensemble/chorus.
  • Bring a photo/headshot and resume even if you e-mailed it prior.
  • Bring your calendar through May 14, 2017; all conflicts will be required to be listed on audition form.
  • Non-Equity production.

 
 
Play description: Based on Doris Bett’s short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim, and with a score by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek The Musical), Violet is the emotional journey of a disfigured girl traveling through the segregated American South in the 1960s, to meet a televangelist who she hopes can make her beautiful. On her long bus ride, Violet meets two soldiers on their way to Vietnam. Her relationships with them are key to her emotional awakening. The music encompasses country, gospel, blues, and honky-tonk rock. Violet opened off-Broadway in 1997 and won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. When it opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2014, it was a Tony nominee for Best Musical.


 

Cast List and Breakdown:

Time Period – The Deep South, 1964

Ensemble
 
Violet
The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
 
Flick
An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Monty
A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Young Vi
Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father.
Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Father
A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Old Lady
A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Hooker.
Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Preacher
An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
 
Virgil
The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doubles as Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
 
Music Hall Singer
The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Lulu Buffington
A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Leroy Evans
A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Actor doubles as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3