Bonnie & Clyde Auditions

BONNIE AND CLYDE AUDITION NOTICE

The Encore Musical Theatre Company announces open auditions for their fall production of BONNIE AND CLYDE directed by Ron Baumanis, music directed by Tyler Driskill:

Bonnie and Clyde is a new musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. The musical centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status in the Great Depression. Wildhorn describes the music as a “non-traditional score, combining rockabilly, blues and gospel”. The musical debuted on Broadway in 2011 starring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan (and our own Artistic Director, Dan Cooney!) The score includes great tunes like “How ‘Bout a Dance?”, “When I Drive”, “This World Will Remember Us”, “Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad” and many more.

Auditions will take place at The Encore Musical Theatre Company (3126 Broad Street, Dexter, Michigan 48130) on Sunday, April 12th from 6:30pm-9:00pm and Monday, April 13th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Callbacks will be Sunday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

For the open call, please prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts of musical theatre music. When selecting music, please keep in mind the style of the show. (You may not be asked to sing both.) Please have your music printed in the correct key, and laid out clearly for the accompanist. Please bring a headshot and resume, stapled together, and ANY conflicts you have between September 1st, 2015 and October 25th, 2015.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 and the show runs from Thursday, October 1st, 2015 to Sunday, October 25th, 2015. There will be one all day tech rehearsal on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. (Rehearsals take place Tuesdays-Fridays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Performances take places Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm.)

Please contact the Encore box office (734-268-6200) during business hours to schedule an audition. Contact Casting Director, Thalia Schramm with any questions (thalia@theencoretheatre.org).

Roles available:

BONNIE PARKER (18-25, soprano/mix)

CLYDE BARROW (18-25, tenor)

BLANCHE BARROW (25-35, soprano/mix)

BUCK BARROW (25-35, tenor)

PREACHER (40-60, tenor)

TED HINTON (20-28, tenor)

YOUNG BONNIE (8-12, mezzo)

YOUNG CLYDE (8-12, tenor)

BOB ALCORN (35-45)

CAPT. FRANK HAMER (45-65)

CUMIE BARROW (40-55)

GOV. MIRIAM FERGUSEN (40-60)

HENRY BARROW (45-55)

AND AN ENSEMBLE OF VARIOUS VOICE AND BODY TYPES