AUDITION NOTICE: Ordinary Days

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AUDITION NOTICE: Ordinary Days

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

 

The Auditions

Virtual auditions (only) are being accepted from January 31 through February 8. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to submit an audition. Email Auditions.MTG@gmail.com if you would like to audition. Please specify the character(s) that you are most interested in and we will send you specific audition material to learn and record. When you submit your video. There will be no callbacks for this production.

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.

The Synopsis

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Character Breakdown

These descriptions are suggestions provided by Concord Theatricals. This production calls for four roles. Please note no roles are pre-cast.  All roles are open.  Age ranges are an estimation!

  • Claire (traditionally cast as female)
    Range: G2-E4 (Belt to E4); Needs a strong belt and mix. Comfortable with patter!
    Soprano, 20-30s: Claire is embarking on a new stage of her life with boyfriend Jason. The decision to share an apartment is the catalyst for Claire to face her past.
  • Jason (traditionally cast as male)
    Range: A1-G#3 (solid B1, at least); Bari-tenor.
    Tenor, 20-30s: Jason is the boyfriend of Claire. A romantic at heart, he spends the bulk of the musical attempting to further his relationship, at first by moving in and then by proposing. Claire consistently resists his attempts leading to the central conflict of their story arc.
  • Deb (traditionally cast as female)
    Range: F#2-E4 (Belt to C#4/D4); ALTO!
    Mezzo, 20-30s: Deb is a cynical and defensive grad student who is struggling to find focus in her life. She meets struggling artist Warren when he finds her thesis notes in the street.
  • Warren (traditionally cast as male)
    Range: G#1 – G3; Comfortable with patter.
    Tenor, 20-30s: The cheerful and sometimes annoyingly optimistic Warren sees beauty in the simple things in life, delivering the musical’s message and final number (‘Beautiful’).

The Songs

  • One by One by One
  • Don’t Wanna Be Here
  • The Space Between
  • Let Things Go
  • Dear Professor Thompson (Pt. 1)
  • Dear Professor Thompson (Pt. 2)
  • I’m Trying
  • Saturday at the Met
  • Favorite Places
  • Sort of Fairy Tale
  • Fine
  • Big Picture
  • Hundred Story City
  • Party Interlude
  • Calm
  • Life Story (Reprise)
  • Gotta Get Out
  • Rooftop Duet / Falling
  • I’ll Be Here
  • Beautiful