Auditions Announced for FALSETTOS at Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMT_Studio Series logo2AUDITION DATES:

  • Sunday, January 2nd: 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Monday, January 3rd: 7 PM to 10 PM
    (Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at 7 PM.)

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT:
Please reserve your audition time HERE. Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
We will also accept video submissions. If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all elements of the audition, the songs, the story/joke, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5:00 PM on Monday, January 3rd. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and virtual copy of your resume, and a copy of your headshot with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please send all materials to cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com.

PLEASE PREPARE & PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR AUDITION:

  • Please prepare TWO 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting Broadway-style songs that showcase your vocal range and storytelling ability. Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Please be prepared to tell a short story or joke centered around your relationship with your family, chosen or blood.
  • Please bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
  • Please provide a copy of your resume.
  • Please provide a copy of your headshot if you have one.
  • Please bring proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. We do require that the cast, crew, and production team be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required during rehearsals when not actively engaged on stage.

PLEASE NOTE:

We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.

The dance combination, that will also be taught during the audition, will be available via video, upon request, a week before the audition.

The callback sides and music will also be available virtually the week before the audition. Those who reserve an audition time slot will receive an email with the access information. For those who are not on the SignUp Genius, please request materials via email: cmt.falsettos.auditions@gmail.com.

Additionally, we will have printed copies of the callback materials available at the audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man name Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that in this game we call life, love can tell a million stories.

MARVIN (Lead): 30s – Jewish. A devoted husband and father, smart, funny and charming. Struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for WHIZZER.  Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to Bb4 (Belt)

WHIZZER (Lead): 20s-30s – Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. HIV positive. Has a tempestuous relationship with MARVIN. This character can be any ethnicity. Tenor – Range E3 to C5 (Belt)

MENDEL (Lead): 30s-40s – Jewish. Marvin’s psychiatrist –who marries Trina and enters into the tumultuous world of her life with her son, her ex and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings. Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to B4 (Belt/Legit)

JASON (Supporting): 10-13 to play 13 – Jewish. Marvin’s and Trina’s son – bookish and awkward – Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce and the entrance of WHIZZER into his life leave him confused, angry and trying to sort it all out. Tenor – Range G3 to D5 (Belt)

TRINA (Supporting): 30s – Jewish. Wife to Marvin, Mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist and eventually marries him. Mezzo Soprano (Belt/Legit)

CHARLOTTE (Supporting): 30s – One of the “lesbians from next door” – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia. Alto/Mezzo – Range F3 to F5 (Belt/Legit)

CORDELIA (Supporting): 30s – The other “lesbian from next door” – Cordelia is Dr. Charlotte’s partner – she runs her own kosher catering business, is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world. Mezzo Soprano – Range A3 to E5 (High Belt/Legit)

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