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Auditions Announced for BONNIE & CLYDE at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoDare to Defy Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming production of the musical BONNIE & CLYDE. The show will run May 14, 2020 – May 17, 2020 at the Brightside Music and Event Center with a tentative first rehearsal on April 6, 2020.

Auditions/callbacks will be held on December 15, 2019 starting at 2:00 pm. You will not need to prepare your own songs, we will only be working material from the show. To receive callback materials, please send your headshot/resume to norgaard@dare2defy.org

All roles are available. All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition. These are paid non-union contract positions. Please see casting breakdown below.

FEMALE ROLES:

  • BONNIE PARKER: (18 TO 25) A BEAUTIFUL GIRL TORN BETWEEN LOVE AND FAME. CLYDE’S AMBITIOUS, STUBBORN LOVER. G3-F5
  • YOUNG BONNIE: THE YOUNG HOPEFUL AND FAN OF CLARA BOW, AT 10 AND 14. C#4-C5
  • BLANCHE BARROW: (25 TO 35) A RELIGIOUS WOMAN WHO DISAPPROVES OF THE CRIMINAL LIFESTYLE. HONORABLE AND RIGHTEOUS. MARRIED TO BUCK BARROW. G3-EB5
  • EMMA PARKER: (40 TO 55) BONNIES’ WIDOWED MOTHER. FRAGILE, CARING, SENSITIVE.
  • CUMIE BARROW: (40 TO 55) A KIND WOMAN. LOYAL AND SELFLESS. MOTHER TO CLYDE AND BUCK.
  • GOVERNOR MIRIAM FERGUSON: (40 TO 60) AN ENFORCER OF THE LAW AND GOVENOR OF TEXAS. TOUGH AND HARSH.

MALE CHARACTERS:

  • CLYDE BARROW: (18 TO 25) A CHARMING SMALL-TOWN BOY WHO CRAVES NOTORIETY. BONNIE’S RECKLESS, BOLD, DARING LOVER. A2-C5
  • YOUNG CLYDE: THE YOUNG SHARPSHOOTER AT 11 AND 15. B3-A5
  • MARVIN “BUCK” BARROW: (25 TO 35) CLYDE’S BROTHER AND OUTLAW TROUBLED BY HIS WIFE’S DISTATE FOR HIS LIFESTYLE. ADVENTUROUS AND LOYAL. B2-G4
  • TED HINTON: (18 to 25) A POLICE OFFER SRUGGLING TO SEPARATE HIS FEELINGS FROM HIS DUTIES. KIND AND HONEST. MADLY IN LOVE WITH BONNIE. C3-A4
  • PREACHER: (40 TO 65) THE TOWN’S EVANGELIST. LOUD, PASSIONATE, BOISTEROUS. A2-C5
  • HENRY BARROW: (45 TO 60) A HARD WORKING MAN, STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, HUMBLE AND QUIET. FATHER OF CLYDE AND BUCK.

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NARNIA The Musical Runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1

D2D_Narnia logoNARNIA The Musical
Dare to Defy Productions
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Victoria Theatre [Dayton]

NARNIA: The Musical is a dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

It tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” They are embraced by the talking animals, the good Narnians who resist the Witch’s evil and await the return of Aslan – the Great Lion, who is their rightful ruler. Aslan, who has long been absent from his land (so that some have even doubted his existence) has – at last! – returned, to confront the Witch, and the children are soon caught up in a fierce struggle of good versus evil.

  • Sat, Nov. 30 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 1 at 1pm & 7pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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A NEW BRAIN Runs Oct. 17-19

D2d_A New Brain logoA NEW BRAIN
Dare to Defy Productions
Oct. 17-19
PNC Annex [Dayton]

Cast: Bobby Mitchum as Gordon Michael Schwinn, Brent Hoggatt as Roger Delli-Bovi, Danielle Ruddy as Rhoda, Abby Hoggatt as Nancy D/Waitress, Lindsay Sherman as Mimi Schwinn, Vanae Pate as Homeless Lady, Brandon Leatherland as Mr. Bungee, John Woll as Richard, Zach King as Dr. Jafar Berensteiner & Garrett Young as The Minister

By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal.

  • Thu, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct. 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 19 at 2pm & 8pm

Official page | Facebook event

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Auditions Announced for JEKYLL & HYDE at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoDare 2 Defy Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming production of the musical JEKYLL & HYDE, directed by Mackensie King.

The show will run March 19, 2020 – March 22, 2020 at the Brightside Music & Event Venue with a tentative first rehearsal of February 3, 2020.

Auditions/callbacks will be held on October 12, 2019 starting at 2:00 pm.

To receive callback materials, please send your headshot/resume to norgaard@dare2defy.org. Audition location will be emailed back.

Please see our website for more information: https://www.dare2defy.org/jekyllandhyde-auditions

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Cast Announced for A NEW BRAIN at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoThe cast includes:

  • Bobby Mitchum as Gordon Michael Schwinn,
  • Brent Hoggatt as Roger Delli-Bovi,
  • Danielle Ruddy as Rhoda,
  • Abby Hoggatt as Nancy D/Waitress,
  • Lindsay Sherman as Mimi Schwinn,
  • Vanae Pate as Homeless Lady,
  • Brandon Leatherland as Mr. Bungee,
  • John Woll as Richard,
  • Zach King as Dr. Jafar Berensteiner &
  • Garrett Young as The Minister

Performances run Oct. 17-19 in the PNC Arts Annex in Dayton.

For more information visit www.dare2defy.org

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