Auditions Announced for BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Middletown Lyric Theatre

Sunday November 12 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday November 14 7pm – 8:30pm


  • Prepare two numbers. One upbeat, one ballad. The genre of music should be Jazz, Blues, Gospel. You could certainly choose from any of the composer/lyricists listed in the synopsis or related to that style of songwriting.
  • Accompanist will be provided.
  • No Acapella singing or singing from a CD. MUST provide sheet music.

This Tony-nominated musical delivers 26 hot and torchy numbers. With little spoken text, the interweaving stories are defined through glorious songs that cover the range of this indigenous American art form, from Bessie Smith to Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more, telling of the pain and misery of life and love… and also of the dogged determination to get through it all… that is the essence of the blues

March 16, 17, 23, at 8:00 pm
March 24th at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Must be over 18 but ages are used as guidelines

  • The Woman Of The World
    A beautiful and stylish woman who came from a grandiose and rich lifestyle. She deludes herself into believing she is still living the high life and spends each evening preparing for the next gentleman caller. Hides behind a sophisticated veneer but is capable of great humor, sensuality, and emotion.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 50 to 60
    Vocal range top: A5
    Vocal range bottom: F3
  • The Girl With A Date
    A youthful, energetic, enthusiastic girl. Bright and clever, but innocent and prone to vulnerability. Her drinking reveals a range of emotions and surprisingly uncharacteristic bitterness.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 18 to 21
    Vocal range top: C6
    Vocal range bottom: E3
  • The Lady from the Road
    A warm and beautiful African-American woman. Humorous and full of gossip, she possesses a wealth of experience in her long life. Has fallen from grace and she knows it, but hopeful she will rise again.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 55 to 65
    Vocal range top: Ab5
    Vocal range bottom: E3
  • The Man In The Saloon
    A simultaneously very charming and slightly dangerous guy. Exudes confidence and control in his sly remarks to the women, but is secretly frustrated and lonely.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 30 to 40
    Vocal range top: Ab4
    Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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