2020 Season Audition Information

We will be having season auditions for our 2020 season Jan 11 & 12. A 1 minute monologue and 32 bar cut of a song that best showcases your voice and range are required. If you do not wish to sing and only want to be considered for our straight plays, 2 contrasting monologues will be required. Please sign up for a slot. Walk-Ins will only be considered if time allows. NO VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR SEASON AUDITIONS. If you have worked with Chaffin’s Barn previously, please contact curtis@chaffinsbarntheatre.com to ask if you can surpass generals and get a slot for callbacks. All contracts are on a sliding pay scale. Contracts are given individually by show.

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2020 SEASON BREAKDOWN:

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Feb 6-29

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CAST


The Andrews Brothers

Rehearsals: March 2-14
Tech: March 16-18
Performances: March 19- April

ROLES:

Max Andrews – Baritone/Bass. His Andrews counterpart is Maxene. His 4F ailment is flat feet. He is the stage manager and strives to remain in charge in the face of total disaster. Max is the oldest of the three brothers, and takes on the role of older brother.

Lawrence Andrews – Tenor. His Andrews counterpart is LaVerne. His 4F ailment is incredibly poor eyesight. Wears thick glasses. Lawrence is the middle brother, and takes on that role. He is perhaps a little resentful of his older brother, and always ready to crack jokes at his expense.

Patrick Andrews – Tenor/Baritone. His Andrews counterpart is Patty. His 4F ailment is asthma. When nervous, Patrick wheezes heavily. When really nervous, he stutters. When incredibly nervous, he faints. Patrick is the baby brother of the other two, and Max and Lawrence are careful to take care of him. He sings lead in Act II— front and center as Patty.

Peggy Jones – Mezzo-Soprano. A cross between Betty Hutton and Betty Grable, Peggy is a WWII pin-up girl, and she longs to show everyone she’s more than just another pretty face. Warm, loving, and sincere.

Ring of Fire

(Actors who play instruments encouraged but not required)

Rehearsals: March 30- April 11
Tech: April 13-15
Performances: April 16- May 10

ROLES: TRENNA-

Female vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar if possible (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

JASON-

Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar

DAVE-

Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo and fiddle

EDDIE-

Male vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar

MARK-

Male vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used) and various percussion

 

Mississippi Squirrel Revival (original Musical with Ray Stevens Music)

Rehearsals: April 27- May 9
Tech: May 11-13
Performances: May 14-23

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE

 

Minnie Pearl: All The News From Grinder’s Switch/ A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Rehearsals: May 11-23
Tech: 25-27
Performances: (Alternating shows) May 28- June 7

SEEKING:

Two female ensemble members with tap experience, one male ensemble member with tap experience, Rod Brasfield Impersonator or likeness with great comedic timing and possible tap/ dance experience. The roles of MINNIE PEARL, SARAH CANNON, HENRY CANNON, PATSY CLINE, and LITTLE BIG MAN have been CAST.

The Sound Of Music

Rehearsals: June 1-13
Tech: June 15-17
Performances: June 18-July 18

ROLES:

Maria Rainer – a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey

The Mother Abbess

Sister Berthe – Mistress of Novices

Sister Margaretta – Mistress of Postulants

Sister Sophia

Captain Georg von Trapp

Franz – the butler

Frau Schmidt – the housekeeper

Liesl von Trapp – age 16

Friedrich von Trapp – age 14

Louisa von Trapp – age 13

Kurt von Trapp – age 10

Brigitta von Trapp – age 9

Marta von Trapp – age 7

Gretl von Trapp – the youngest

Rolf Gruber – age 17

Elsa Schraeder- THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Ursula

Max Detweiler- THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Herr Zeller

Baron Elberfeld

A New Postulant

Admiral von Schreiber

Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, and contestants at the Festival Concert

NOTE: The Children cast in this show will be part of a camp preceeding rehearsals. All children’s roles with the exception of Liesl and Rolf will be double cast. 

Bye Bye Birdie

Rehearsals: July 13- 25
Tech: July 27-29
Performances: July 30- Aug 22

ROLES:

Albert Peterson – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Rose Alvarez – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Conrad Birdie – rock star

Mr. MacAfee (Harry) – father of Kim and Randolph

Mrs. MacAfee (Doris) – mother of Kim and Randolph

Kim MacAfee – 15 years old, very pretty and quite self-possessed

Randolph MacAfee – Kim’s younger brother

Hugo Peabody – Kim’s “steady”

Ursula Merkle – a hyper-enthusiastic dark-haired teen friend and neighbor of Kim’s

Mrs. Mae Peterson – Albert’s mother, the quintessential “Mamma”

Gloria Rasputin – A big broad, tap-dancing “secretary” – Mae’s choice to replace Rosie

Bartender (member of Male Quartet)

Mayor – of Sweet Apple, Ohio

Mayor’s Wife – Edna (member of Quartette, Act I, Scene 9)

Mrs. Merkle – Ursula’s mother

Mr. Johnson – Harvey Johnson’s father

Conrad’s Guitar Man (non-speaking)

Policeman – in New York train station (speaks Act I, Scene 4)

First Reporter

Second Reporter (non-speaking cameraman)

Third Reporter

Traveler – part of crowd in New York train station (speaks Act I, Scene 4 only)

Trainman – (voice; Act I, Scene 4)

Deborah Sue – Sweet Apple teenager (teen chorus)

Margie – (teen chorus; speaks Act I, Scene 5; Act I, Scene 7)

Alice – Sweet Apple teenager and Mayor’s daughter (teen chorus)

Harvey Johnson – (teen chorus; speaks Act I, Scene 2)

Helen – teenage singer (non-speaking)

Nancy – (teen chorus; speaks Act I, Scene 5)

Penelope – (voice; Act I, Scene 5; Act II, Scene 7)

Suzie (non-speaking)

Karl (non-speaking)

Freddie (non-speaking)

One Girl – (teen chorus; speaks Act I, Scene 4)

NOTE:

All Teenage/ Student Roles will have a two week camp preceding rehearsals. Kim, Hugo, Ursala, Randalph, Deborah Sue, Margie, Alice, Harvey Johnson, Helen, Nancy, Penelope, Suzie, Karl, and Freddie will all be student roles, not paid adult roles. 

A Bad Year For Tomatoes

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CAST

 

Cookin’ With Gus (Backstage)

Rehearsals: Sept 21- Oct 3
Tech: Oct 5-7
Performances: Oct 8-31

ROLES:

GUSSIE – 30-50 THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

WALTER – 30-50

BERNIE – 40

CARMEN- 20-60

Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Rehearsals: Sep 28- Oct 10
Tech: Oct 12-14
Performances: Oct 15- Nov 7

ROLES:

Montague “Monty” Navarro

Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. 

Miss Shingle Monty’s unexpected visitor. 

Sibella Hallward- The girl Monty loves. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Phoebe D’Ysquith Monty’s cousin. 

The D’Ysquith Family- THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

*Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr., a dandy

*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst

*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith, a clergyman

*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker

*Henry D’Ysquith, a country squire

*Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith, a benefactress

*Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith, a bodybuilder

*Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress

*Chauncey D’Ysquith, a janitor

* These roles all played by one actor

Ensemble of 6

WOMAN #1

: Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl

WOMAN #2

: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Qsquith; Flower Girl

WOMAN #3

: Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl

MAN #1

: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman;Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard

MAN #2

: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney

MAN #3

: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate

Backstage Christmas Show TBA

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE

 

White Christmas

Rehearsals: Nov 2- Nov 14
Tech: Nov 16-18
Performances: Nov 19- Dec 19

ROLES:

Bob Wallace – late 20’s to mid 30’s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well.

Phil Davis – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Betty Haynes – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Judy Haynes – early 20’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a major song-and-dance performer.

General Henry Waverly – late 50’s to mid 60’s, wit

Martha Watson – late 40’s to mid 60’s, a winning, appealing character-comedienne

Susan Waverly – 9 years old, she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.

Ralph Sheldrake – mid to late 30’s

Rita – mid 20’s to early 30’s

Rhoda – mid 20’s to early 30’s

Ezekiel Foster – mid 40’s to late 50’s

Mike – mid 20’s to late 30’s

ENSEMBLE:

Tessie

Jimmy

Cigarette Girl

Snoring Man

Mrs. Snoring Man

Train Conductor

Dance Captain

Seamstress

Assistant SeamstressEd Sullivan Announcer

Regency Room Announcer – offstage voice

Sheldrake’s Secretary – offstage voice

‘Jimmy’s Back Room’ Clubgoers

Train Passengers

Inn Guests

Chorus Kids

Patrons of the Regency Room

NYE Party- The Best Of The Barn

Rehearsals: Dec 7- 22
Tech: Dec 29-30
Performances: Dec 31

SEEKING: Singer/ Dancers. especially if you have done a major musical with us at the barn already. The more familiar faces the BETTER!