AUDITION NOTICE: The Bridges of Madison County

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AUDITION NOTICE: The Bridges of Madison County

Produced by Robert “Nation” Boothe & Megan Flannery
Directed by Matt Mylnarski
Music Directed by Jessica Sanzotti


The Auditions

Auditions are Sunday, January 21st at 1:00pm and Monday, January 22nd at 6:00pm at the William A. Lehnerd Performance Hall & Production Center in Butler Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to schedule an audition. If you are interested in contributing to this production behind the scenes, please contact us at

Please complete this form to schedule your audition. Participants must prepare a 32 bar vocal selection in the style of the show. There will also be a cold reading at all in-person auditions. Please bring printed music/tracks for your selection – an accompanist will be provided. We will be in touch to confirm your audition appointment by Friday, January 19th. Video auditions may be submitted to until noon on Sunday, January 21st. If you choose to submit a video audition, please include a vocal selection, a short reading of your choice, and your schedule conflicts. Callbacks will be announced at a later date. Additional details will be provided when you are called.


The Schedule

Production dates are April 19, 20, 21, 26, & 27; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Rehearsals are dependent on cast and production staff availability.


CLICK HERE to Schedule an Audition


The Synopsis

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha NormanThe Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?” Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre’s season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters who tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.


The Songs

  • To Build a Home
  • Home Before You Know It
  • Temporarily Lost
  • What Do You Call a Man Like That?
  • You’re Never Alone
  • Another Life
  • Wondering
  • Look At Me
  • The World Inside a Frame
  • Something From a Dream
  • Get Closer
  • Falling Into You
  • State Road 21
  • Who We Are and Who We Want To Be
  • Almost Real
  • Before and After You
  • One Second and a Million Miles
  • When I’m Gone
  • It All Fades Away
  • Always Better


Character Breakdown

These descriptions are suggestions provided by MTI. This production calls for eight roles plus ensemble.

  • Francesca: A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa.
    Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45
  • Richard “Bud” Johnson: Francesca’s husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven’t gotten easier.
    Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50
  • Robert Kincaid: A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer.
    Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50
  • Marian: Robert’s former wife, a musician.
    Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45
  • Chiara: Francesca’s sister still living in Italy.
    Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45
  • Michael: Francesca and Bud’s son.
    Gender: Male; Age: 16
  • Carolyn: Francesca and Bud’s daughter.
    Gender: Female; Age: 14
  • Marge: Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy.
    Gender: Female; Age: 45 to 60
  • Charlie: Marge’s husband.
    Gender: Male; Age: 60 to 70
  • Ensemble: Townspeople