Auditions

The Barn Players Combined Open Call Audition for
THE FULL MONTY
GRAND HOTEL: THE MUSICAL
VICTOR/VICTORIA

Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 28th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St, Kansas City MO 64106

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: Please download the audition form at thebarnplayers.org. Please bring a filled out copy of the audition form and a headshot and resume (if you have them) for each show you are auditioning. (EXAMPLE If you are auditioning for all three shows, please bring three copies. If you are only auditioning for one show, bring one copy). We will have a few forms at the space if needed. If you do not have a headshot, we will take a picture of you at the audition.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE: When you get to The Arts Asylum, please park on the street and do not park in the lot behind the Arts Asylum. That parking lot is reserved for tenants only. Enter the building on 9th Street and check in at the front desk.

AUDITIONING:

AFTER AUDITIONS:

CALLBACKS (BY INVITATION ONLY):
All callbacks will take place at The Arts Asylum.

REHEARSALS:

PRODUCTION DATES:

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St, Kansas City MO 64106

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com.

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

THE FULL MONTY SYNOPSIS:

While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go." Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, is a ten-time Tony Award nominee, by the powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Anastasia, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Band’s Visit).

CAST BREAKDOWN:

ALL CHARACTERS are normal denizens of Buffalo, New York. Every day people. Unless specifically noted, all body types and races are welcome. All ages are "stage ages" and pliable.

MEN: If you are auditioning for any of the main 6 roles or Keno, you need to be comfortable enough to perform on stage in your underwear, g-string, and eventually a brief second of full nudity (main 6 actors) at the end of the show. You must be prepared to do so and must agree to such to be considered for casting. The Barn Players and The Arts Asylum are safe places to create. Respect and trust will be given to this matter. Directing staff will ask for the actors called back for the Monty Men and Keno to dress down to their undershirt and underwear at callbacks.

GRAND HOTEL: THE MUSICAL SYNOPSIS:

Come spend a night or two in the world's most luxurious and mysterious hotel. Esteemed bookwriter, Luther Davis (Kismet, Timbuktu!), collaborated again with the prolific, distinguished composer-lyricist team of Robert Wright and George Forrest (Kismet, Timbuktu!, Magdalena), with additional songs by the great Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom) to create Grand Hotel, a seamless musical that won multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards. It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel's illustrious clients. Inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel, issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.

CAST BREAKDOWN:

VICTOR/VICTORIA SYNOPSIS:

We know we’re in Paris, but is this person a he or a she? A man? A woman? What confusion! What fun! Victor/Victoria is an appealing, sophisticated show, based on the movie about the career of the Paris entertainer Victoria Grant, who becomes a star female impersonator, only to fall in love-at-first-sight with macho King Marchan. Based on the acclaimed and beloved 1982 film starring Julie Andrews and Robert Preston, the musical numbers include “Le Jazz Hot”, “You and Me”, “Almost A Love Song”, “Trust Me”, “Living in the Shadows”, “Paris By Night” and “Crazy World”. Life’s complications are both hilarious and touching.

CAST BREAKDOWN: