AUDITION NOTICE: Company

AUDITION NOTICE: The Marvelous Wonderettes
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AUDITION NOTICE: Company

Directed by Jules Leddy
Music Directed by Alison Carey

The Auditions

Auditions are Sunday, January 15th at 4:00pm at the William A. Lehnerd Performance Hall & Production Center in Butler Memorial Park. Please complete this form to schedule your audition. Participants must prepare a 32 bar vocal selection by Stephen Sondheim. 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. Video auditions may be submitted to MTGButler@centurylink.net until noon on January 16th. If you choose to submit a video audition, please include a vocal selection by Stephen Sondheim and a short reading of your choice. Call backs will be in-person either Tuesday, January 17th at 5:30pm or Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm.

The Schedule

Production dates are March 24, 25, 26, 31, and April 1; 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

From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th 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 during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters and every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.

The Songs

  • Overture
  • Company
  • Little Things You Do Together
  • Sorry-Grateful
  • You Could Drive A Person Crazy
  • Have I Got A Girl For You
  • Someone Is Waiting
  • Another Hundred People
  • Getting Married Today
  • Marry Me A Little
  • Entr’acte
  • Side By Side By Side/What Would We Do Without You?
  • Poor Baby
  • Tick-Tock
  • Barcelona
  • The Ladies Who Lunch
  • Being Alive

Character Breakdown

These descriptions are suggestions provided by the licensing agency. This production calls for an ensemble cast consisting of five male identifying characters and eight female identifying characters.

Robert: The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: G5  |  Vocal range bottom: G3
Sarah: Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
Harry: Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
Susan: A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
Peter: Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: B3
Jenny: Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
David: Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: B3
Amy: A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: G3
Paul: Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: B3
Joanne: Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: B5  |  Vocal range bottom: G3
Larry: Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.
Gender: Male  |  Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: B3
Marta: A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
Kathy: An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3
April: A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
Gender: Female  |  Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5  |  Vocal range bottom: A3