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Auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council‘s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre on Sunday, August 18 & Monday, August 19 (2019) from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Call backs will be held on Tuesday, August 20, from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsals will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre from 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sunday-Thursday.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Seeking performers ages 16+

Please prepare a 1-2 minute vocal selection that showcases your strengths. All vocal selections must be from standard musical theatre repertoire. NO POP, ROCK, COUNTRY OR GOSPEL.
Please DO NOT perform any songs from the show.
Please bring sheet music, marked and cut, in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Participants may also use an accompaniment track. If using a track, please provide a digital device such as a phone or iPad. NO CD’s.

All participants will be required to attend the dance call. Please bring appropriate clothing that fits closely to the body to showcase your physique. NO BAGGY CLOTHES. Appropriate footwear is required. Ladies are required to wear high heel character shoes and men are required to wear closed toed shoes; jazz shoes preferred. NO SANDALS or BARE FEET ALLOWED.

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is directed and choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt, and musically directed by Lloyd Alexander-Holt.

CASTING:

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown
Milly
A feisty, beautiful, frontier woman with a vibrant sense of humor. Strong-willed, smart, and unafraid to say how she feels. She falls in love with Adam.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam
The eldest of seven brothers. A tall and attractive hunk. Farmer and hunter. Vigorous, confident, charming. He falls in love with Milly.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Alice
Sweet but very naïve and not too bright. Ultra clean. Very excitable and a hopeless romantic. Falls in love with Gideon.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 19
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Gideon
The youngest brother. Shy, sensitive, and deeply honest to a fault. Still rough around the edges like his brothers. Eventually falls in love with Alice.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Dorcas
She is feisty sexpot. Works in her parents’ store and rebels against their overbearing nature. Pushes the dress code and acts as if she is not the virgin that she is. Falls in love with Benjamin.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Benjamin
The second eldest and second in command. A driven leader who is as quick to being hot tempered as he is to action. Falls in love with Dorcas.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ruth
A buttoned-down teacher. Very practical with a sensuality underneath. A problem solver. The mother of the group of girls. Falls in love with Caleb.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Caleb
A brother. Solid and smart, he a hunter who is unaccustomed to women. The most levelheaded of the brothers. Falls in love with Ruth.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Liza
A homebody attached at the hip to Martha. She is very superstitious. Eventually falls in love with Daniel.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Daniel
A brother. He is rough-and-tumble, unkempt, and talkative. Falls in love with Liza.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Martha
A bit of a goody two-shoes who does everything with Liza. She eventually falls in love with Ephraim.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 22
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ephraim
A brother. Rough-and-tumble and unkempt. He is like a twin with Daniel, but less talkative. Falls in love with Martha.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Sarah
A gardener and “tom boy” raised in a family of boys. She has a fiery sense of exuberance to match her red hair. Falls in love with Frank.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Frank
A brother. He is a hot head who is always ready to erupt. Reluctant to do anything that might be classified as sissy. The most rugged and “uncivilized” of all the brothers. Falls in love with Sarah.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mr. Hoallum
Owner of the general store. He is also the town mayor and Dorcas’ dad. Plays guitar and banjo, and is very protective of his daughter and girls in town.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mrs. Hoallum
Mr. Hoallum’s wife and Dorcas’ mother. She is an accordionist. Snobby and uptight. Like her husband, she does not like Adam and his brothers.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Sander
Owner of the local restaurant and Ruth’s father. Gruff and grumpy. He is conservative and very protective of his daughter.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Sander
Mr. Sander’s wife and Ruth’s mother. Plays jug, washboard bass, and the autoharp. Snobby and conservative.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Preacher
Alice’s father. A peaceful and deeply religious man who loves his daughter. Dislikes confrontation. He is a violinist.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble

Brothers; Lumbermen; Townsboys; Townsgirls; Suitors (Jeb, Joel, Nathan, Luke, Matt, Zeke)

 

ANY QUESTIONS? Please direct questions to Lloyd Alexander-Holt at .

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for it’s next two productions… Into The Woods, and CHICAGOthe Musical.

Into the Woods Auditions

Auditions for the Forte Theatre Productions and Branson Regional Arts Council production of INTO THE WOODS
Date: February 8th – 7pm (Callbacks February 10th 1-4pm)
Place: Historic Owen Theatre , 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson MO

  • Please prepare a 16-32 measure cut of a song (up to 1:30) which matches the style of the show
  • You may sing from the show
  • Please bring recorded accompaniments
  • Head shots and resumes highly welcome

Cast will be announced February 11. Rehearsals will begin February 15. There will be some weekday daytime rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email

Chicago – the Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of CHICAGO…
Dates: Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Callbacks Wednesday March 6 & Thursday March 7 from 6-9pm)
Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St, Branson, MO
NOTE: These auditions are for ages 18+ only. CHICAGO is rated PG-13.

Into The Woods will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre April 4-15.

Requirements:
*Bring audition form and one copy of your head shot and resume.
*We greatly prefer a LIVE audition, but will accept video/online submissions if absolutely necessary. Please email online submissions to
*Ages 18 and up ONLY. Prepare TWO contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad, in the style of Kander & Ebb. Please, no POP songs.
*An accompanist will be provided. We greatly prefer that you utilize the accompanist, but we will allow the use of tracks if absolutely necessary.
*Please bring a clean copy of your music, in the correct key, clearly marked, and preferably in a binder.
*Lead sheets WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If using a track, the music must be in digital format. No CD’s or tapes allowed.

DANCE CALL
*All auditioning MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically arranged.
*MEN and WOMEN MUST bring proper dance attire and appropriate dance shoes. Please wear clothing that fits close to the body and shows off your physique. NO BAGGY CLOTHES. Ladies must wear 2 inch character shoes, and character shoes OR dance sneakers are required for men. NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
*You will be given the opportunity to change after the vocal audition.
*The audition combination(s) will be taught in groups.

Please contact the director, Lloyd Alexander-Holt, with any questions regarding auditions.

About Chicago

John Kander and Fred Ebb’s hit musical Chicago was based on the play of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins. A reporter in Chicago in the 1920s, Watkins covered the popular trials of two female murderers– Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan– who both blamed their actions on the negative effects of drink and jazz. At the time, female murderesses were media darlings, and following the two “jazz babies’” acquittal in 1924, Watkins wrote a satirical play, turning Gaertner into Velma Kelly and Annan into Roxie Hart. The play was produced in 1926 on Broadway, directed by George Abbott.

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight– though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. With catchy, sexy music and timeless lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a funny, intelligent, and utterly engaging book by Kander and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.

Open casting is available for the following roles:

  • Roxie Hart (Female – Lead – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Velma Kelly (Female – Lead – Alto)
  • Amos Hart (Male – Supporting – Baritone)
  • Billy Flynn (Male – Supporting – Baritone)
  • Mary Sunshine (Either Gender – Supporting – Countertenor)
  • Matron Mama Morton (Female – Supporting – Alto)
  • Fred Casely (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Sergeant Fogarty (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Martin Harrison (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Go-to-Hell Kitty (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Aaron (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Judge (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Harry (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Liz (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Annie (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • June (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Hunyak (Katalin Helinszki) (Female – Featured – Spoken)
  • Mona (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Ensemble (8-10) roles available

The BRAC’s production of CHICAGO is staged and musically directed by Lloyd Alexander-Holt, choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt, and produced by Kimberly Hale and Lisa Murphy. CHICAGO will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre May 2-5.

Advanced Reserved Seat Tickets for both Into The Woods and Chicago The Musical are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

The Branson Regional Arts Council wants to help area residents let their talent shine in the 1st Annual BRAC Talent Show at the Historic Owen Theatre.
  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm (email for audition time slot)
  • Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616
All types of talent are welcome! Singers, magicians, comedians, jugglers, impressionists, or even talented pets will be considered. Family friendly performances only please!
 
All acts should be no longer than 3-5 minutes in length.
 
There is no cost to audition, and anyone with talent to share is invited to participate in this exciting event. There will be prizes for the top performers as selected by our panel of celebrity judges (to be announced). The public performance will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund.
 
To audition, send an email with contact information and description of your talent to . Please put “BRAC Talent Show” in the email header.