Auditioning at Footlite

Join the fun by auditioning for a show at Footlite Musicals. Our auditions are open to all members of the community, and Encore Association-eligible shows are never pre-cast. Footlite is an 100% volunteer community theatre. Our actors, designers, crew and orchestra are not paid. The audition process is different for each show, so please look for the contact listed if you have questions about a particular production.


 

Footlite Musicals is happy to announce open auditions for their first main stage show of the 2018-2019 season, Brigadoon, on Sunday July 29 at 6:30 P.M. and Monday, July 30, at 7:00 P.M. Auditions will be held at the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama, Indianapolis, home of Footlite Musicals.

Production dates are September 28-October 14. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm. Sunday afternoon performances are at 2:30 pm.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting Broadway musical that inspirited the classic MGM film of the same name and countless production around the world. It features such Great American Songbook favorites as “Almost Like being in Love.” And “The Heather on the Hill.”

The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for this magical tale about following your heart and the power of love. A more complete synopsis can be found on the MTI website.

AUDITION INFORMATION

The production team is looking for a large, diverse cast 16 years of age and older.

Please prepare 16-32 measures of a traditional Broadway song that will showcase your vocal ability. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no a-cappella singing.

There will be a short movement audition for everyone and a longer dance audition for those who wish to be considered for one of the major dance roles.

Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script. Anyone who is under 18 should bring a parent to auditions to sign waiver and the audition form

Please be sure to bring a list of any conflicts that you will have during the rehearsal/performance period.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Character                            Gender                Vocal Range                       Stage age            Dance requirements

Fiona MacLaren                Female                 B below middle C             24-30                     able to move well

To high A (soprano)

Gentle sense of humor and completely frank to the point of being disarming.  Very sure of herself.  Will not “settle” for a relationship even if it means that she will be alone for the rest of her life.

Tommy Albright               Male                      B flat below C                     28-35                     able to move well

To  F# (baritone)

War hero – uneasy and unsure in his post WWII world.  A good guy who feels that something is wrong with his life and the choices that are in front of him.

Jeff Douglas                       Male                      any  (choral work             28-35                     able to move (comic)

Tommys best friend and war buddy.  Slightly cynical, skeptical, and defensive.  Drinks to forget?  What?

Meg Brockie                       Female                 strong alto                          20-30+                  able to move (comic)

Eager to be loved and decides that Jeff is the best candidate available.  Every guys “girlfriend.”

Charlie Dalrymple           Male                      D below C to high G        20’s                        able to move – dance                                                                                     (Tenor)                                                                 training a plus

So much in love with Jean that we can feel it across the stage.  Knows that he has been blessed. Featured in the Wedding Dance

Jean MacLaren                  Female                 any (choral work)             18-22                     strong dancer – training

Very shy but anxiously awaiting her marriage to Charlie.  Sorry that she has disappointed Harry.  Featured in the Wedding Dance

Harry Beaton                     Male                      any (choral work)             20s                         strong dancer – training

In love with Jean and knows that that he will never have her and never be able to leave Brigadoon because of the miracle.  His mounting sense of frustration leads to the tragedy that beings with the Sword Dance

Maggie Anderson            Female                 any (choral work)             18-22                     strong dancer-training

Unrequited love for Harry even though she knows that he loves Jean.  Featured dancer at Harrys funeral.

Andrew MacLaren           Male                      any (choral work)             late 40-50s          movement

Father of Fiona and Jean.  A bit pompous, but good hearted.

Archie Beaton                   Male                      any (choral work)             late 40s-50s        movement

Harry’s father and seller of wovens.  Longs to be able to help his troubled son.

Mr. Lundie                          Male                      any (choral work)             mature                 not necessary

Kind and thoughtful keeper of “The Miracle”.  The schoolteacher heart and soul of Brigadoon.

Angus MacGuffie            Male                      Baritone – featured        mature                 movement

Sells milk and eggs with Meg                       in ensemble

Stuart Dalrymple             Male                      Tenor – featured in         mature                 movement

Sells woolen clothes                                       ensemble

Sandy Dean                        (Fe)Male             Bass or Alto– featured   mature                 movement

Sells candy                                                          in ensemble

MacGregor                         (Fe)Male             Baritone or Alto                mature                 movement

Sells salted meat                                              featured in ensemble

Frank                                     Male                      any                                         mature                 movement

A New York bartender – will be a member of the ensemble when not in New York

Jane Ashton                       Female                 any                                         late20s                  movement

Tommy’s chic New York fiancée.  Knows Tommy has changed.  Ensemble member when not in NYC.

Sword Dancers                  Male                      any (choral work)             any                         strong dance training

Townsfolk                           All                           the ensemble work for Brigadoon can be challenging, but a chance to sing some of the most beautiful music in theater.  Very active ensemble.  Will move, but not “dance.”

Featured dancers             All                           several specific dance numbers that will be tailored to the dancers ability.  Will also be a small part of the singing ensemble.

BRIGADOON STAFF

Producers – Kevin and Leigh Query
Director – Paula Phelan
Choreographer – Linda Rees
Vocal Director – Damon Clevenger
Conductor – Zac Tschiniak
Assistant Director – Jerry Beasley
Scenic Designer – Bill Phelan
Assistant to the Scenic Designer – Cameron Hicks
Master Painter – M.L. Lich
Costume Mistress – Karen Frye Knotts
Properties Mistress – Molly Kraus
Marketing – Evan Wallace
Stage Manager – Lauren Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager – Theo Vanore
Sound Designer – Andrew Okerson
Board Liaison – Susan Bott
Assistant to the Director – Beth Tolson Swayze

REHEARSAL OVERVIEW

The “Meet and Greet” for the entire cast will be held on Sunday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. at Footlite. At this time, you will receive scripts/scores, rehearsal schedules, be measured for costumes, write bios, order T-shirts and potentially take headshots. The first full cast rehearsal will be on Monday, August 13, 7:00 in the Footlite Annex.

ALL DANCE REHEARSAL WILL BE HELD AT DANCE MAGIC PERFORMING ACTS COMPANY – 10605 DEME DR. INDIANAPOLIS, 46236.

There will be no rehearsal Labor Day weekend.

Long Saturday will be on Saturday, September 22, time TBA. There will be no conflicts allowed during this rehearsal.

A complete character breakdown and staff list can be found on the Footlite website.

For more information, please contact director Paula Phelan via Facebook

Footlite Musicals announces open auditions for MURDER BALLAD, the cabaret musical for the 2018-2019 season!
The staff is seeking 4 strong singer/actors to fill the show’s 4 roles.
Plan to arrive by the audition time on only one of the audition dates.
Please prepare to sing 16-32 bars of a song to show off your range.

What to bring:
Sheet music in the appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided)
Head shot and resume (if available) 
Any conflicts between October 15th, 2018 and the run of the show (January 11th- January 20th, 2019) 
(there will be breaks in rehearsals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) 
Wear what makes you feel best (there will be no dance or cold reading at auditions).
Actors needed to be seen for callbacks will be invited back on Tuesday, October 9th to sing from the show. 

About the Show: 
Murder Ballad, a new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, centers around Sara, a young New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband. Led by a sexy bartender who serves as the show’s narrator, Murder Ballad documents the details of the torrid affair with vibrant pop-rock tunes. When Sara breaks up with Tom, a gritty bartender, she runs into the arms of Michael, a quiet poetry student at NYU. But after the couple gets married and has a daughter, Sara longs for her old, dangerous life and begins secretly seeing Tom at his bar downtown. As Sara’s passionate relationship with Tom intensifies, she begins to miss her old life with her husband and young child—but by then, it may be too late. With a title like Murder Ballad, you know that someone is bound to die!

Characters: 
Narrator
The storyteller providing all the transitions between the various scenes and occasionally speaking for the characters themselves. Philosophical, poetic, and a little opinionated.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 20 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Sara
Once Tom’s lover, she is an ambitious starving artist and musician. Initially depressed and jaded towards men after a sordid relationship. Michael helps her find happiness again through their marriage. She ends up straying from the marriage. 
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Michael
A poetry PhD who Sara elicits and her eventual husband. Sweet and calming, he is willing to provide nothing but the best for those he loves. He shows how cold he can become when he finds out about Sarah’s affair. 
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Tom
Sara’s first lover and an ambitious starving artist and actor. His alcoholism, constant affairs, and general selfishness put a strain on his relationships. He becomes obsessed and stalker-like in his mannerisms toward Sara.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Murder Ballad Staff: 
Producers: Dennis Jones & Jerry Beasley
Director: Bradley Lowe
Vocal Director: Ginger Stoltz
Music Director: Ainsley Paton
Assistant Directors: Manny Casillas & Anna Olivia Gibson Lee
Stage Manager: Nikki Sayer
Costumer: Marina Turner
Lighting Designer: Stephen Reilly

Murder Ballad Band:
Ainsley Paton (Bass)
Kris Manier (Drums)
Ginger Stoltz (Keys/Acoustic)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the director, Bradley Lowe, on here or at bradley.lowe87@gmail.com.