“Big River” Auditions
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Director: Jay Lewis
Assistant Director: Devon Kleine
Music Director: Meredith Browning
Choreographer: Stevie Simmons
Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon
Granbury Theatre Company is a non-Equity company.
Actor stipends are available for some roles. Housing is available upon request.
Dates and Times
Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11 from 6-9pm at GTC Studio 1301 (1301 W. Pearl Street)
Callbacks (if needed – by invitation only): Wednesday, February 12 from 6-9pm at GTC Studio 1301
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 24. Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Tech Week rehearsals on March 30-April 2 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm. There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, March 29.
Performances: The production runs from April 3-26, 2020, with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
- Bring a headshot and resume.
- You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
- Auditions will include a cold reading from the script.
- Prepare a clearly marked 32 bar cut from a Broadway song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide the sheet music.
Schedule Your Audition
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If there are no open slots available, please come between 6-9pm on any night and we will work you in.
Video Auditions: For those unable to attend the general auditions, please send a video submission to email@example.com by Sunday, February 9 with accompanied song in the style of the show. Also, please include a headshot, resume, and rehearsal and performance conflicts.
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
- Jim: African American male, age range of 25-45, baritone leading part. Must be a strong singer and actor.
- Huck: White male, age range 13-20 (must look and act young,) baritone leading part. Must be a strong singer and actor.
- Alice: African American female, age range 30-50, strong gospel sound mezzo, will double in other parts.
- Alice’s daughter: African American female, age range 13-25, strong gospel sound mezzo, will double in other parts.
- Slaves: African American or multicultural singers; age range 8-80; strong gospel sound. These parts are very important to the message of this show; they sing two of the most important (and beautiful) songs in the show.
- Tom: White male, age range 13-20 (must look and act young,) tenor supporting part.
- King: White male, age range 30-55, baritone supporting part.
- Duke: White male, age range 30-55, tenor supporting part.
- Pap: White male, age range 35-60, baritone supporting part.
- Young Fool: multicultural part, age range 10-20, tenor cameo part, will double as one of the gang of boys.
- Mary Jane: White Female, age range 13-20 (must look and act young,) mezzo cameo, will double in other parts.
- Judge: White male, age range 45-70, spoken cameo, will double in other parts.
- Widow Douglas: White female, age range 40-70, spoken cameo, will double in other parts.
- Miss Watson: White female, age range 40-60, soprano cameo, will double in other parts.
- Mark Twain: Must look like Twain; cameo, non-singing part. Singing audition still required, as may double in other parts.
- The boys: Multicultural singers and dancers; age range 8-20. Must have great energy.
- Chorus of townspeople, mourners, tarts, movers who will all have multiple parts (ages 6-86).