Auditions (Postponed due to Hurricane Florence)
Updated Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, September 23th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Monday, September 24th - 6:30 - 9:00 PM
(If you were planning on auditioning this weekend and cannot audition next week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, September 25th - 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Location - Rockingham Community College Auditorium - Advanced Technologies Building
Wednesday, September 26th -6:30 - 8:30 PM
Rehearsals start Thursday, September 27. Times to be announced at the Company Meeting.
November 29th & 30th - 7:30
December 1st - 7:30
December 2nd - 2:30
Rockingham Community College
Director - Jean Marie Buckley
Music Director - Christy Elkins
Choreographer - Troy Gray
Stage Manager - Christopher Wood
Assistant Stage Manager - Sophie Wood
Costumes - Jean Marie Buckley
Auditionees should be 16 years old or older with the exception of Young Will (see below).
Prepare a song and come dressed to do a movement combination. Songs from the show are not discouraged or encouraged. Please prepare a song in the style of the character you would like to be or in the style of the show.
Accompanist will be provided. Karaoke tracks with NO VOICES are also permitted.
YOU MUST BRING THE CORRECT CORDS/adapters to phones.
Please have a back up method in the event your item does not work (ex/ YouTube, downloaded on your phone, CD). There will be NO READINGS at auditions. Readings will be at Callbacks only.
The story shifts between two timelines. In the present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality while Will prepares to become a father himself. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra. The stories meet as Will discovers the secret his father never revealed.
All character profiles include a brief synopsis, gender, suggested age range, and vocal range; all characters can be of any ethnicity.
Edward Bloom (Lead): Male , 35-59
A loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends; requires a singer, dancer who ages from 18 to 60+; a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination. Vocal Range: Bari-tenor G2-G4.
Will Bloom (Lead): Male , 30-35
Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. Vocal Range: Tenor C#3-G4.
Sandra Bloom (Supporting): Female, 35-55
Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. This is the leading female role that requires an actor who ages from 18 to 60+. Vocal Range: Soprano with mix/belt G3-E5.
Young Will (Supporting): Male, 9-12
Intrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. Vocal Range: B below middle C to C an octave above middle C.
Josephine Bloom (Supporting): Female, 30-35
Will’s wife, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism. With Sandra, she supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father. Vocal Range: Mix/belt to C#5.
Karl the Giant/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 30-45
A giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. This supporting role requires an actor who is 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. Requires an actor who has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. Vocal Range: Bass, A3 to D4.
Amos Callaway/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 30-45
A werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends. Masquerading as a ringmaster of a broken-down circus, he begins as Edward’s tormentor but then, through Edward’s acceptance, he accepts himself and becomes highly successful. Vocal Range: Baritone, C3-F5, touches a G5.
Doctor Bennett/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 40-65
Edward’s physician, the experienced and wise country doctor, Edward’s contemporary. Vocal Range: Baritone, C3-F5, touches a G5.
The Witch/Ensemble (Supporting): Female, 20-40
The earliest and most fantastic of Edward’s “imaginary” acquaintances who shows him how he’ll die. This role requires a strong, sexy singer-dancer with commanding acting skills. Vocal Range: High belt, useable F3-F5.
Don Prince/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand. This role requires a strong actor with a comic sensibility. Vocal Range: Baritone, C3-F#4.
Jenny Hill/Ensemble (Supporting): Female: 18-35
The other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. This role ages from 18 to 60+. Vocal Range: Mix/belt to E5.
Zacky Prince/Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 25-45
Nerdy brother and shadow of Don Price. Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor up to F#.
Ensemble (Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-25
Men and Women to play 2-6 roles including Alabama Lambs, Girl in the water, and more. Vocal Range: Vary.