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Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
1727 NW 16th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Auditions

UPDATE, 2/25: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is aware of the possible winter weather throughout the weekend. Auditions will still be happening, no matter what the weather conditions are. If conditions do become dangerous enough that Lyric must cancel any scheduled auditions, this page, as well as Lyric's Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with further information. We look forward to seeing you. 

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma works with Actors' Equity Association under the University/Resident Theatres Association (URTA) contract. Union performers work alongside our resident non-union company members, who may choose to participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program.
Lyric encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition.

Lyric does not provide housing* for non-AEA performers that audition locally. Each show rehearses for approximately two weeks prior to its opening night with our first show to begin rehearsal June 8th.

Summer Shows at the Civic Center Music Hall:

OKLAHOMA! (June 23-27)
MARY POPPINS (July 7-11)
BIG FISH (July 21-25)
BILLY ELLIOT (August 4-8)

Fall Show at Lyric's Plaza Theatre:

BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR (October 7-25)

AUDITIONS:
February 22nd - March 1st, 2015

WHERE:
Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy Building: 1801 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

WHAT TO BRING:

Please bring a non- returnable headshot and resume cut to 8x10 and stapled back to back.
Singer Call:
Please prepare your best 16 bars. An accompanist will be provided. No Acapella singing. If there is a particular role you are interested in, please feel free to sing that character's song. You may be asked to sing more than one song -- please be prepared.
Dance call:
Please bring ballet shoes, tap shoes, character shoes and jazz shoes. You will be asked to sing.

TIMES:

Monday Feb. 23rd     

Auditions for Teen Apprentices 16-18 yrs old (must be 16yrs old by the first day of rehearsal)
No Appointment Necessary
Sign up begins at 3:30pm; we will start hearing Teen Apprentices sing at 4pm.
Teen Apprentice roles are available for OKLAHOMA!, MARY POPPINS, BIG FISH & BILLY ELLIOT (character breakdown below).

Wednesday Feb. 25th  Local  & Out of State College/Adult Singer auditions - 3pm-8pm. Please sign up below for an appointment.

Thursday Feb. 26th      Local & Out of State  College/Adult Singer auditions - 3pm-8pm. Please sign up below for an appointment.

Friday Feb. 27th          Local & Out of Sate College/Adult Singer auditions - 3pm-8pm. Please sign up below for an appointment.

Saturday Feb. 28th    
SPECIAL AUDITION: Out of State ONLY College/Adult Singer
auditions - 10am-1pm.
Please sign up below for an appointment.
These appointments are for people that are traveling from out of state ONLY.
Children coming from out of state please come to the Feb. 22nd call.

NOTE: If you are coming from out of state you may make an appointment for any day. You do not HAVE to come on the 28th.
If you live in the State of Oklahoma, you may not make an appointment for Feb. 28th.

Saturday Feb. 28th    
Open Dancer call
- Sign up begins at 1pm; dance audition begins at 2pm.
No Appointment Necessary. Please bring ballet, tap, character, and jazz shoes.
(Singers & Apprentices who audition during the week will be asked to come to this dance audition. Dancers will be asked to sing if you did not sing during the week.)
This is the only dance call please come on this day.

Sunday March 1st     Call Backs - Call backs will begin at 10am and go until we are done.
If you are called back you will be given a specific time to come.

NO video or email submissions will be accepted at this time.

Starting February 1st Click below to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Wells at (405) 524-9310 x102, or Ashley@LyricTheatreOKC.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

OKLAHOMA! (June 23-27) -- Rehearsals begin June 8th
Dir. Michael Baron
Choreography Brian Marcum and Jo Rowan
Seeking Singers and Actors who move well; dancers who sing well.

Available roles:
CURLY MCLAIN - Cast
LAURIE WILLIAMS - offer out
JUD FRY - Cast
AUNT ELLER - Laurey's aunt, a respected community leader
ADO ANNIE CARNES - 20-25 yrs old - A flirtatious, gullible young woman, Laurey's best friend
WILL PARKER - Cast
ANDREW CARNES - 45-55 yrs old - Ado Annie's father, eager to have her marry
ALI HAKIM - 25-35 yrs old - A Persian peddler, enamored of Ado Annie
GERTIE CUMMINGS - 20-30 yrs old - A local farm girl, fond of Curly
2 young female ballernias - 10-14 yrs old
4 kids boys/girls 8-12 yrs old
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MARY POPPINS (July 7-11) -- Rehearsals begin June 24th
Dir. Joe Deer
Choreographer Matthew Sipress

Available roles:
MARY POPPINS - Cast
BERT- Cast
ADMIRAL BOOM - Male 50-60 years old C3-D4 - Head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed
BIRD WOMAN - Female 50-60 years old range Gb3-C5
GEORGE BANKS - Male 40-45 years old Bb2-Eb4 - Father to Jane and Michael, a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household.
WINIFRED BANKS -Female, 30-40 yrs old Range: A3 - D5 - George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to only associate with "the best people" as well as be a model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has a great warmth and simplicity to her tone.
JANE BANKS - female 10-12 years old - High spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. She is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness
MICHAEL BANKS - Male 8-10 years old A3-E5 - Cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.
KATIE NANNA - Female 30-40 years old - Jane and Michael's nanny at the beginning of the show.
MISS ANDREW - Female 40-60 years old Gb3-F5 - George's overbearing and scary nanny. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with the range.
MISS LARK - Female, 30-40 yrs old - The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child.
MISS SMYTHE - Female, 40-50 yrs old - The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.
MRS. BRILL - Female, 50-60 yrs old Range: F#3 - D#5 - The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.
MRS. CORRY - Female, 40-50 yrs old - Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
NELEUS - Male, 16-20 yrs old - The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael.
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BIG FISH (July 21-25) -- Rehearsals begin July 8th
Dir. Michael Baron
Choreographer Lyn Cramer

Available roles:
EDWARD BLOOM - Offer out
WILL BLOOM - 20-30 yrs old son of Edward
SANDRA BLOOM - offer out
YOUNG WILL - 10-12 yrs old boy, younger version of Will good singer
JOSEPHINE BLOOM - 20-30 yrs old
KARL - cast
DON PRICE - 30-40 yrs old
THE WITCH - Cast
JENNY HILL - 25-35 yrs old
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BILLY ELLIOT (August 4-8) - Rehearsals begin July 22nd
Dir. Ashley Wells
Choreographer Amy Reynolds Reed

Available roles:

Billy Eliot - Male, 10-13 yrs old Range: E3 - C5 - A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.
DAD - Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: A2 - Eb4 - 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.
DEBBIE WILKINSON - Female, 9-12 yrs old Speaking Role - The ballet teacher's daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.
BALLET GIRLS - ages 8-16 yrs old (ANGELA ROBSON, TRACEY ATKINSON, KEELEY GIBSON, TINA HARMER)
GRANDMA - Female, 60-75 yrs old Range: F#3 - F#4 - 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.
MICHAEL - Male, 10-13 yrs old Range: A#3 - B4 - Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing.
MRS. WILKINSON - Cast
TONY - Male, 18-25 yrs old Range: D3 - F4 - Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
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BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR (October 7-25) - Rehearsals begin Sept. 14th
World Premier
Dir. Michael Baron
Choreographer Ashley Wells

Available roles:
BERNICE 18-25 yrs old - transforms to popular girl; NOT an ugly duckling
MEJORIE HARVEY 18-25 yrs old - Queen of the scene and great beauty
MRS. HARVEY/TOWNSPERSON 35-45 yrs old - Marjorie's mother
GENEVIEVE / TOWNSPERSON 18-25 yrs old
DOLLY/TOWNSPERSON - 18-22 yrs old
FRANCES/TOWNSPERSON - 18-25 yrs old
ETHEL/TOWNSPERSON 18-25 years old
WARREN MCINTYRE 19-25 yrs old, handsome, smart, a guy to fight over
MR. HARVEY /BARBER - 35-45 yrs old - Marjorie's father
G. REESE/TOWNSPERSON 19-25 yrs old
OTIC/TOWNSPERSON 18-25 yrs old
JIM STRAIN/TOWNSPERSON 19-25 yrs old
MCCAULEY/TOWNSPERSON 18-25 yrs old

 

*Good housing is available at a reasonable cost and within biking distance. Please contact Company Manager, Matthew Sipress, for housing referrals: Matthew@LyricTheatreOKC.com