Auditions Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Middletown Lyric Theatre

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Directed by Ryan Heinrich

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, March 12 – 2pm – 4:30pm
  • Monday, March 13 – 7pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday, March 14 – 7pm – 9pm
    Wednesday, March 15 – 7pm – 9pm – CALL backs if necessary

Audition Requirements:

  • Please sign up for an audition time slot (HERE)
  • Please fill out our audition form PRIOR to your audition
  • Please prepare 2 songs, of different style; approximately 32 measures. Can be a Sondheim or something from the Broadway songbook. Please have songs cut and or marked for the accompanist. You may be asked to read from the script.

Rehearsals will start Mid April
Please be conflict free for the week of June 5th leading up to the opening on June 16th

Production dates: June 16-24

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes.

Casting Requirements: 7 Males / 8 Females

Character Descriptions:

George Seurat: Male, 25-40
Act 1: An artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life.
Act 2: Seurat’s burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose; tenor, Ab4-G#2. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Dot/Marie: Female, 20-40 mezzo-soprano, D5-E3.
Dot is George’s headstrong, discontent mistress and occasional model. Marie is George’s elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Old Lady/Blair Daniels: Female, 60-80 mezzo-soprano, Eb5-F#3.
Old Lady is George’s mother, a cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park, finds solace in nostalgia.
Blair Daniels is an art critic.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling: Female, 40-60 mezzo-soprano, F4-G3.
Nurse is the Old Lady’s attendant, calming and assertive.
Mrs. Harriet Pawling is part of an American couple, patron of the arts.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Jules/Bob Greenberg: Male, 25-45 baritone, F4-G2. Jules is a rival artist; callous, critical, shallow, pursues his cook Frieda.
Bob Greenberg is a museum director. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Yvonne/Naomi Eisen: Female, 25-35 mezzo-soprano, Eb5-E3.
Yvonne is Jules’ pampered wife, snippy and snooty.
Naomi Eisen is a composer.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Boatman/Dennis: Male, 35-60 baritone, Eb4-Eb2.
Boatman is a surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly.
Dennis is a technician.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Franz/Lee Randolph: Male, 30-50 baritone, G4-B2.
Franz is Jules’ disgruntled coachman and Frieda’s husband, yearns for the Nurse.
Lee Randolph is the museum’s publicist.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Frieda/Young Man/Betty: Female, 35-55 soprano, F5-G3.
Frieda is Jules’ and Yvonne’s cook and Franz’s wife, caring, positive surrogate nanny to Louise, pursued by Jules.
Young Man and Betty, an artist. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Soldier/Alex: Male, 20-35 baritone, F4-A2.
Soldier is a French military man, polite and a gentleman.
Alex is an artist.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Mr. Charles Redmond: Male, 18+ baritone, D#4-Eb2.
Mr. is part of an American couple, married to Mrs. Charles Redmond is a visiting curator.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Louis/Man/Billy Webster: Male, 35-55 baritone, A4-B2.
Louis is a baker, kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull.
Man and Billy Webster are Harriet’s friend.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Celeste #1/Elaine: Female, 18-30 soprano, G5-A3.
Celeste #1 is a young, gossipy, flirtatious shopgirl.
Elaine is George’s former wife.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Celeste #2/A Photographer: Female, 18-30 soprano, Eb5-G3.
Celeste #2 is another young, gossipy, flirtatious shopgirl. Also plays a photographer.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

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