THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire
Choreography by Valerie Martin
Saturday, May 12th from 2pm – 5pm
Monday, May 14th from 7pm – 9pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO
EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Auditions will be an open call both days and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
NOTE: If you’re auditioning for the role of “Francesca”, please prepare a song with a lyric soprano range from either a musical theatre score or an opera score. If you’re auditioning for the role of “Marian”, please prepare to sing a pop/folk song in the style of Joni Mitchell.
Sheet Music…no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions. An accompanist will be provided.
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NOTE: If you have worked with this Director or Musical Director before, there is no need to come to the open call. Please email your interest to the director at email@example.com by Saturday, May 5th.
Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at The Arts Asylum. Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from the show (sides will be provided). If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that afternoon, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece. You will be notified by email if you are invited to callbacks.
Rehearsals will begin July 8th. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday 2pm – 5pm & Monday - Thursday nights from 7 – 10pm. Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (8/19 – 8/22)
August 23 – September 2
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th in Kansas City, MO.
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.
A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Female, 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. Male, 35 to 50
- Robert Kincaid
A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Male, 35 to 50
Francesca and Bud's son. Male, 16 to 21
Francesca and Bud's daughter. Female, 14 to 18
Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy. Female, 45 to 60
Marge's husband. Male, 50 to 65
- Marian (also plays…State Fair Singer / Chiara)
Marian: Robert's former wife, a musician. Chiara: Francesca’s sister, still living in Italy. Female, 35 to 45
- Multi-racial Ensemble of 8 to 10 actors
Townspeople, State Fair Patrons, Bar Patrons, Waitress, Ginny, Bartender & Paolo
For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.