Company the Musical
Monday, October 30th at 7 PM
Blackbox Theatre - 82 Gillis St
Enter on the side of the mural
Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 30th in our Blackbox Theatre on 82 Gillis St for Company the Musical Auditions! Please enter on the side of the building with the mural.
Nominated for 14 Tony Awards, this Stephen Sondheim musical follows Bobby, a New York bachelor on his 30th birthday, trying to figure out if love is in his cards!
Auditions are open to anyone ages 18+. For auditions, please prepare 30 seconds of a song and have a short personal, comedic anecdote to share. Performances will be Feb 16th - Mar 3rd. Rehearsals in Nov/Dec will be for music only. Regular rehearsals will begin in January 2024
On the night of his birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his
unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding,
his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse; the habitually single
Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood. Stephen
Sondheim's Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy,
modern-musical genre, and features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score
containing many of the composer's best-known songs
Robert, Male, Baritone, 30 – 60. The story's protagonist, a keen observer who
appears to be happy. He is the only one in his circle still single. Terrified of marriage,
but fears a lifetime of loneliness.
Sarah, Female, Alto, 30 – 40. Harry's hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of
karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and loving.
Harry, Male, Baritone, 30 – 45. Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic.
Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
Susan, Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35. A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife.
Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
Peter, Male, Baritone, 25 – 35. Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-
husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
Jenny, Female, Soprano, 30 – 45. Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and
wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
David, Male, Tenor, 30 – 45. Jenny's husband; relaxed and always in control. Believes
a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in
Amy, Female, Alto, 25 – 40. A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of
marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her
Paul, Male, Tenor, 25 – 40. Amy's fiancé. Patient with her neurotic nature. Fully
commits to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
Joanne, Female, Alto, 45 – 65. Acerbic and demanding. Too old to be part of the
young crowd but would not fit well with the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that
melts when she is alone with her husband, Larry.
Larry, Male, Tenor, 45 – 65. Joanne's husband. Stoic and centered, but has moments
of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.
Marta, Female, Mezzo, 25 – 35. A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, seeking
adventure and excitement in the City.
Kathy, Female, Mezzo, 30 – 40. A former girlfriend of Robert's, now considered a
good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.
April, Female, Mezzo, 21 – 30. A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who
came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
AUDITION TIPS AND TRICKS!
WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?
• For Musicals or plays with music: Start by preparing a song. Find songs that are appropriate for your age and type of voice. One of the best audition tips is to make sure the songs you choose are songs that you enjoy singing. This enjoyment will show through in your performance.
• Script reading (called "sides" or "cold reads")
You may be asked to read for certain characters in the show. If you know specifically what part you would like to be auditioning for...it is a great idea to research the character. You might be asked to read for more than one character so try to at least get a basic knowledge of what the show is about.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You do not need to dress as the character for auditions. Just wear something that makes you feel good and is comfortable for any movement or dancing in the audition process.
BE YOURSELF, but take a risk!
Have fun! Be yourself, but don't be afraid to take a risk when reading for a character. The bigger the better! This is your one shot at getting the role you want, so make bold choices and GO FOR IT! The director always likes to see big characters that are different from everyone else. It's a good idea to try new things because it shows the director you like to take chances. Also, listen to the director if he or she gives you suggestions. This shows him/her that you can listen and take directions easily.
YOUR AUDITION BEGINS THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE DOOR!
Be on your best behavior and remember that the director is watching you, even when you are not the one reading for the part. Be kind to everyone involved be respectful to the directors, crew and other students auditioning.
BE A GOOD LISTENER!
One of the best tips for auditions is to stay in character when you are on stage reading. Listen to those around you and react as if you are hearing it for the first time. Directors often watch everyone on stage to see who is *really* listening and reacting. That means not always holding your script in front of your face. Take a moment to watch what is going on around you, and really react to the action happening all around you.
Most importantly, have a blast! No matter what happens during your audition and after the cast list goes up, your experience has made you a better actor.