Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre is casting for the third show of our 2016-17 Season

Announcing Open Auditions for

COMPANY

Book by George Furth

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by KRISTIN TOWERS ROWLES
Music Direction by DANIEL KOH
Choreography by JAMIE PIERCE
Produced by ANNE and LARRY GESLING
 
SYNOPSIS

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pro’s and con’s of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company is a 1970s musical comedy nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, winning 6.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held:

Saturday, January 14th, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 15th, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Callbacks will be Tuesday, January 17th, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.

Advance appointments are not necessary. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.  

All Auditions, and any necessary Callbacks, will be held at the

Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(Street parking available, or use the VENICE FAMILY CLINIC after 6 p.m.  
DO NOT PARK  in AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will likely be towed!!!)

PREPARE

Two contrasting 16 bar pieces (in the style/complexity of Sondheim) actors should be prepared to “move” at The Initial Audition. They should be in clothing and have shoes appropriate for a short movement audition.

PERFORMANCE DATES

March 4 through April 1, 2017

Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons (Matinees) at 2:00pm. Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances unless otherwise negotiated with the production staff prior to casting.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will begin January 23rd. All rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only those rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.  

BRING

Picture, resume and your conflicts for the whole rehearsal period.  We must have all conflicts no later than callbacks or you will not be cast in the show. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS 


ROBERT – 35 years old. The protagonist of our story, Robert is a confirmed bachelor, living in New York.  [Tenor / High Baritone, A2-Ab4]

HARRY – 30s to 40s. Harry is the husband of Sarah, and one of Robert’s close friends. Harry is an alcoholic. [Low Tenor / Baritone, up to Gb4]

SARAH – 30s to 40s. Sarah is the wife of Harry, and close friends with Robert. Sarah is a former foodie.  [Alto / Mezzo-Soprano, Ab3-E5]

PETER – 30s to 40s. Peter is the husband of Susan and close friend of Robert. An Ivy League-grad.  [Low Tenor / Baritone, up to Gb4]

SUSAN – 30s to 40s, Southern accent. Susan is the wife of Peter and close friend of Robert. A sweet, lovely woman. [Legit soprano, up to G5]

DAVID – 30s to 40s. David is Jenny’s husband, and a close friend of Robert’s. He’s avidly middle-class.  [Low Tenor / Baritone, up to Gb4]

JENNY – 30s to 40s. Jenny is David’s wife and a close friend of Robert’s. A lovely, sweet middle-class woman. [Legit soprano, up to A5]

PAUL – 30s to 40s. The fiancé of Amy and a close friend of Robert’s. Paul is sweet and loving– he cares.[Tenor / High baritone, up to Gb4]

AMY – 30s to 40s. Paul’s fiancée and Robert’s former girlfriend (now, friend.) Amy has been living with Paul.  [Alto / Mezzo-Soprano, A3-E5, belts to B4)]

LARRY – 40s to 50s. Joanne’s husband. Larry is usually fairly stoic and grounded, although he freely gives.  [Low Tenor / Baritone, up to Gb4]

JOANNE – 40s to 50s. Joanne is on her third (or is it fourth?) marriage, this time to the fun-loving Larry.  [Alto belter, E3-B4]

APRIL – 20s to 30s. One of Robert’s girlfriends. A flight attendant originally from Shaker, Ohio.  [Soprano / Mezzo-soprano, ideally up to A5]

KATHY – 20s to 30s. One of Robert’s ex-girlfriends; now, a very close friend. A sweet, genuine, and kind person. [Mezzo-soprano / Soprano, belts to C5]

MARTA – 20s to 30s. One of Robert’s girlfriends. A streetwise, magnetic young woman who is obsessed with Robert.  [Mezzo-soprano / Soprano, belts to Eb5]

 

Non-Equity, There is no pay.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Kristin Rowles at ktrowles@gmail.com.

 

General Information for Auditions at the Morgan-Wixson

All auditions are open calls, with notices posted in BackStage West, by email, and on our website. You may also call the box office for audition information, approximately 8-10 weeks before a show opens. To sign up for our Mainstage Audition email list, please click here.