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Opportunity Type
Auditions
Discipline
Performing
Location
Atlanta, GA
Published
Oct 9, 2019
Closes
Oct 28, 2019

Auditions for Big River

Atlanta Lyric Theatre

BIG RIVER AUDITIONS

AUDITION DATE
Monday, October 28th,
11:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Break from 2:30 – 3:30 PM

APPOINTMENTS
Make an appointment by emailing auditions@atlantalyrictheatre.com

PREPARATION
Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring your sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided but if you play a musical instrument and wish to accompany yourself that is great! You may be asked to dance.

**No Video Submissions**

LOCATION
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
548 South Marietta Pkwy SE,
Marietta, GA 30060

PERSONNEL
Music and Lyrics by: Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Present at Audition: Director- David Koté Choreographer- Meredith Moore Music Director- Christian Magby Artistic Director- Mary Nye Bennett

IMPORTANT DATES
Callbacks TBA
First Rehearsal: March 16th, 2020
Opening: Friday April 10, 2020
Morning Student Matinée: Friday April 17, 2020
Closing: Sunday April 26, 2020

Character Breakdown

Huckleberry Finn: (LEAD; 18 – 28; Male; Tenor) Bright, hopeful, mischievous. Playful and spontaneous, yet has integrity and a good heart. In the end though, he prefers freedom to “domestic” life.

Jim: (LEAD; 20 – 45; Male; Baritone/Tenor) Strong willed, compassionate. Powerful presence. Has great integrity. He is a great man. African American.

Widow Douglas: (30−65; Female; Alto/Mezzo) A strict but loving woman who takes Huck in and raises him. Character actress.

Miss Watson: (30−60; Female; Mezzo-Soprano) Widow Douglas’ sister. A strict and traditional woman that helps to raise Huck.

Tom Sawyer: (16−24; Male; Baritone) Huck’s friend. Adventurer, clever, great storyteller, energetic, enjoyable, but often overly dramatic and prefers the complicated path.

The Duke: (30−55; Male; Tenor) A Comedic Role. A broken down actor turned con artist – conniving. Requires an excellent actor. Strong singer and character actor, true entertainer.

The King: (35−55; Male; Baritone) An escaped convict and con artist, partners with The Duke. Strong character actor. He is larger than life.

Judge Thatcher: (35−65; Male; Bass) A man with high respect for the letter of the law. Authority figure, proper.

Pap Finn: (30−45; Male; Bass/Baritone) Huck’s no-good alcoholic father who abandoned him some time ago. Rough, crass character. Returns to collect on Huck’s trust fund. Strong character actor with a good comedic sense.

Aunt Sally: (30−60; Female; Must Sing) Tom Sawyer’s aunt Sally. Strict, yet has a heart.

Uncle Silas: (35−60; Male; Must Sing) Tom Sawyer’s uncle Silas. A strong man who strives to do what he thinks is right.

Ben, Hank, & Jo Harper: (16−20; Male; Must sing and dance) Huck and Tom’s Schoolmates and friends. Mischievous. Pugnacious. Comedic.

Mary Jane Wilkes: (18−30; Female; Mezzo-Soprano) The grieving, kindhearted, sweet and pretty daughter of the wealthy Peter Wilkes, who recently passed away. Falls for Huck.

Susan Wilkes: (18−30; Female; Strong harmonies) Sweet, kind, must be able to hold strong harmonies. One of the Wilkes sisters who lost their father, searching for consolation and closure.

Joanna Wilkes: (18−30; Female; Strong harmonies) One of the Wilkes Sisters who lost their father, searching for consolation and closure.

Young Fool: (18−30; Male; High Baritone/Tenor) A young man who just loves to talk and gossip. Strong character and energy a plus.

Alice: (30−40; Female; Must sing) Strong singer with strong acting skills. Must handle and sing well powerful and soulful gospel songs. Great presence. African-American slave sold and separated from her daughter.

Alice’s Daughter: (18−25; Female; Gospel/Belter) Slave sold and separated from her mother. Must hold harmonies well.

Ensemble: (20−35; Male & Female) Hank, Lafe, Doctor, Andy, Sheriff Bell, Harvey Wilkes, Counselor Robinson, Strange Woman, Servants, Townspeople. Multiple Roles may be played by the same actor.

Full audition information available here.