Casting Call for BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoAll Auditions Held at:
Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45042

Email Charley Shafor for an audition appointment: cshafor@middletownlyric.org or call 513.425.7140.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

BLUES IN THE NIGHT
Conceived and Originally Directed by SHELDON EPPS- Original Vocal Arrangements and Musical Direction by CHAPMAN ROBERTS- Orchestrations and Additional Vocal Arrangements by SY JOHNSON

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

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Prepare two numbers. One upbeat, one ballad. The genre of music should be Jazz, Blues, and 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.

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

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

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
Gender: Female
Age: upper 40’s and beyond
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: younger than the other two
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 andshe knows it,  but hopeful she will rise again.
Gender: Female
Age: upper 40’s and beyond
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: looks mid-twenties to forties
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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