The Mill Town Players will be holding auditions February 27 at 10 a.m. for their production Oklahoma! Shows run July 15 through Aug. 7 at 7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays. Director and Choreographer will be Lauren Imhoff. For this production, the Mill Town Player are seeking actors ages 12 to adult for all roles with an anticipated cast size of 20-24 . They are seeking strong singers with acting and dance/movement ability.
The theater production is famous for songs including “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’”, “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top”, “People Will Say We’re In Love”, “Kansas City”, and “Oklahoma”.
Synopsis: Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Principal roles include:
Laurey- Lyric Soprano, independent and strong, romantic yet confident, falls in love with Curly. Dancing preferred but not required.
Aunt Eller- Acting role with some singing. Laurey’s 50-something aunt, wise with a sense of humor.
Ado Annie Cranes-Mezzo Soprano, comedic role, warm-hearted and flirtatious, good friend of Laurey’s. Dancing preferred but not required.
Curly- baritone, charismatic cowboy with a sense of humor, likes Laurey, strong mover/dancer.
Will Parker- bari-tenor, cowboy, good friend of Curly’s, in love with Ado Annie, strong mover/dancer.
Ali Hakim- Comedic actor, flirtatious, Persian, peddler man who courts Ado Annie in Will’s absence.
Jud Fry- bass-baritone, brooding farmhand, must be strong actor, no dancing required.
Andrew Carnes- Ado Annie’s father, the judge, a hard working farmer, singing/dancing a plus but not required.
Gertie Cummings- Soprano. Comic gal with an annoying giggle, likes Curley.
Ensemble roles include Fred, Slim, Chalmers, Cord Elam, Ike Skidmore, friends of Laurey’s. Large singing-dancing ensemble with numerous small roles and speaking parts, males and females of all ages, should be actors and singers, dance experience a plus.
Auditions will be held at the Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St., on Saturday, February 27th at 10am. Callbacks will be held Sunday Feb. 28th from 6 pm-9 pm.
All roles are available. All auditionees should prepare 16-32 bars of a Rodgers & Hammerstein selection appropriate to the character you wish to be considered for. Singing from the show is acceptable. Please bring sheet music in the correct key- no a cappella singing allowed. All auditionees should come prepared with a headshot(or non returnable photo) and resume.
Those called back need to be prepared to dance/move first then some may be asked to read selections from the script and/or sing once more. Ballet, character, jazz, or tennis shoes are appropriate. Those who are cast will be notified by email by Friday March 4th.
ANTICIPATED REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Rehearsals will begin May 23rd- July 7th (no rehearsal on Memorial Day or Independence Day) on Sunday- Thursday evenings (typically in the 6-9:30pm range).
Tech Week July 10th- July 14th. Performances July 15th- August 7th.
For additional information contact Artistic Director Will Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org