Lyric encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition. Lyric hires Equity and Non-Equity performers, working under a URTA contract with Actors' Equity Association. Lyric participates in the Equity membership program.
PRINCIPAL Auditions September 12th
3pm-7pm open call no appointment necessary
Sign up begins at 2:30pm
Calls backs will be September 13th starting at 3pm
Auditions for the following shows:
PAGEANT - All Roles
Rehearsals begin January 12th
Open February 4th, Close February 15th
Select roles for the following: Please read below for roles
Rehearsals begin June 8th, Open June 23rd, Close June 27th
Rehearsals begin June 24th , Open July 7th , Close July 11th
Rehearsals begin July 22nd, Open August 4th, Close August 8th
Location: Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy
1801 NW 16th Street (between Penn and Indiana)
Please bring an 8x10 non-returnable headshot and resume.
Please bring music that will be provided on this website beginning Aug. 27th
We are looking for the following roles:
PAGEANT - please sing the sides that will be provided online Aug. 27th
All roles to be played by men.
MISS BIBLE BELT, RUTH ANN RUTH - Believes that she plus God equals a majority in any situation. She sees even the cheesiest part of the Glamouresse Beauty Regimen as part of His Plan. This gives her a righteous attitude which is unshakable, but she also has the manic cheerfulness of the newly saved. Big belter voice, strongest singer in the cast.
MISS DEEP SOUTH, LAURINDA SUMMERFORD - The Blonde in the show; even though others may have blonde hair, only she knows how to work it. At the same time she is The Lady. She has a very narrow and ritualized sense of "femininity" which is frequently outraged by the other contestants' behavior and attitudes. Her talent is ventriloquism.
MISS GREAT PLAINS, BONNIE LOUISE CUTLETT - Utterly sincere in her belief in the values promoted by Glamouesse, though some of them seem quite exotic to her. She is honored to represent the great heartland of this nation and to show what honest country folk can do. In the present contest she is agape and aglow. Not necessarily the "prettiest" contestant.
MISS INDUSTRIAL NORTHEAST, CONSUELA MANUELA RAFAELLA LOPEZ - Included among the regional winners mostly due to Glamouresse's belated sense that the times they are a-changin' and the Northeast's notable lack of interest in the contest. Her talent has been culled from watching the variety show "Sabado Gigante" on Spanish television.
MISS TEXAS, KITTY-BOB AMES - The Professional of the group. With her father's money and a shrewd selection of contests, she has never lost a competition. Her skills may not be outstanding by themselves, but her attitude says "Winner" all the way. Actor must tap dance to some rudimentary extent.
MISS WEST COAST, KARMA QUINN - Like Miss Great Plains, is sweet-natured, but Karma is a lot less focused. She has tried to parlay her vagueness and I'll-try-anything-once attitude into a comprehensive mystical spirituality but it hasn't jelled. This pageant is the most structured event of her entire life. Actor should have some dance skills and (possibly) be able to create a different character for the reigning Mis Glamouresse.
FRANKIE CAVALIER - Our genial host, is certainly that. Frankie is a third or fourth-tier celebrity who is known to the audience where the pageant is being performed, perhaps as a weekend weather-report reader or a spokesman for a used car dealership. Strong singer who moves well.
SELECT ROLES FOR THE FOLLOWING
All other roles will be cast at the Spring Auditions
OKLAHOMA - please sing the sides that will be provided online Aug. 27th
CURLY MCLAIN - A cowboy in love with Laurey
LAUREY WILLIAMS - Aunt Eller's niece, an independent young woman
JUD FRY - A hired hand on Aunt Eller's ranch, a mysterious and dangerous loner
AUNT ELLER - Laurey's aunt, a respected community leader
MARY POPPINS - please sing the sides that will be provided on Aug. 27th
MARY POPPINS - Jane and Michael's new Nanny, Mary Poppins is a dazzling personality and force to be reckoned with. Full of hope even when things look bleak, she tells them "anything can happen if you let it". Mid 20's. Mezzo Soprano with a strong top.
BERT - Bert is a One-Man-band, a Sidewalk Artist, a Chimney Sweep and a Kite Salesman, but above all, he is a friend to Mary Poppins and Jane and Michael. Mid 30's. Baritone to G.
BILLY ELLIOT - please sing the sides that will be provided online Aug. 27th
MRS. WILKINSON - The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Female, 40-50 yrs old Range: Gb3 - Bb5
GRANDMA - Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
Female, 60-75 yrs old Range: F#3 - F#4
DAD - Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.
Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: A2 - Eb4