AUDITIONS FOR BRIGADOON AT THE HISTORIC HOLLY THEATER
Audition Announcement for the Musical
BRIGADOON (Sat & Sun, Jan 26 & 27)
Directed by Bruce Pilgrim
Musical Directors: Michael Arens & Ruth Purcell
Choreographer: Colleen Quigley
Individual auditions for the Holly Theatre’s production of the Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical BRIGADOON will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 downstairs at the theatre. Auditions will be from 10:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. on Saturday and 2:00 P.M. through 6:00 P.M. on Sunday. Over-flow auditions and call-backs will be on Monday, January 28 from 6-9:00 P.M., if necessary. Persons auditioning should contact the director to select a 15-minute time slot for their audition.
If possible, bring a photo and résumé (or listing) of theatre experience and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that showcases your voice. (Bring your music or accompaniment recording. An accompanist will be available, and there will be a cd player for recordings.) In addition, there will be readings from the script.
Rehearsals will start in early February. Performances are April 5th through April 21st on Fridays and Saturdays (8 P.M.), and Sundays (2 P.M.).
Brigadoon is a musical with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost like Being in Love," “Heather on the Hill,” and “There But for You Go I” have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Tommy Albright – leading male role (Gene Kelly in the film), sings “Heather on the Hill,” “Almost like Being in Love,” “From This Day On”
Fiona MacLaren – leading female role (Cyd Charisse in the film) Sings “Waitin’ for My Dearie,” “Heather on the Hill,” “From This Day On,” and some chorus work
Jeff Douglas – Retiring, cynical, but good-natured friend of Tommy, humorous role, does not have to sing (played by Van Johnson in the film)
Jean MacLaren – late teens early 20s, She is betrothed to Charlie Dalrymple. Sings with chorus
Charlie Dalrymple – 20s-looking young man who is betrothed to Jean. Sings “Go Home with Bonny Jean,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me” and sings with chorus
Meg Brockie – comic, somewhat bawdy lady (20s to 40s) who takes a liking to Jeff; she sells milk and cream in MacConnachy Square. Has comic solo “The Love of My Life” and sings with chorus.
Mr. Lundie – a quaint Scottish school master in his 50s-60s, the wise older man in Brigadoon who explains to Tommy & Jeff the history of Brigadoon, officiates at the marriage of Charlie and Jean, does not have to sing
Harry Beaton – Archie’s son, 20s, villain of the show who threatens to leave Brigadoon, heartbroken would-be lover of Jean, chorus
Archie Beaton – Father of Harry, chorus, kind, gentle man who sells wool, plaids, etc. on Square
Andrew MacLaren – father of Fiona & Jean, a hearty soul, a bit pompous, has a loud & gruff voice
Stuart Dalrymple – Sells woolen clothes in MacConnachy Square, chorus, solo tenor voice
Angus MacGuffie – any adult age, chorus, sells eggs, milk, and cream in MacConnachy Square with Meg
Jane Ashton – only in New York scene, non-singing role, very attractive, engaged to Tommy, probably will double in earlier scenes as Brigadoon townsperson and sing in chorus
Maggie Anderson – late teens to 20s, has a “yearnin” for Harry Beaton, Dancer, chorus
Frank – New York bartender in NY scene, probably will double in earlier scenes as townsperson and sing in chorus
Kate – friend of Jean’s, late teens to 20s in age, chorus
Sandy Dean – Sells candy in MacConnachy Square, sings bass in chorus and has a solo
MacGregor – Sells salted meat in MacConnachy Square, sings baritone in chorus and has a solo
Bagpipers – two bagpipers need to perform in prologue, wedding, and funeral scenes
Townspeople of Brigadoon – of varying ages from teens to seniors who perform in the Chorus