Auditions – “Oklahoma!”

Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Production Team

Director:  Bentleigh Nesbit
Assistant Director:  Kendrick Booth
Music Director:  Ashley Green
Choreographer:  Sofi Warren
Stage Manager:  Kathleen Powderly
Assistant Stage Manager:  Rodney Hudson

Performances

August 9 – September 8, 2024

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 1, 2024.  No rehearsal on July 4.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on August 5-8, 2024, will be Monday-Thursday and will begin at 6pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, August 4, 2024.

Benefits

  • Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.

Housing

  • A limited amount of weekend housing is available upon request.
  • All out of town cast members must have housing for rehearsal and performance periods.

Video Auditions

Please complete this Google Form by Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 11:59pm.

https://forms.gle/TvffMwZXnq6HV15u5

Please submit a single video file of you singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show with track or accompaniment

You will need to upload a headshot and acting resume in addition to your video file.

 

Callbacks

If needed and by invitation only

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Granbury Opera House, 133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, TX 76048

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.
 
OKLAHOMA! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals

CHARACTER LISTING

Aunt Eller – She is rough with a fair heart that makes her a leader in the community. Good values and a wicked sense of humor. She raises Laurey as her own. 

Curly – He is a strong, rough-hewn, clever cowhand in love with Laurey, but refuses to admit it. A little immature and very cocky. Ability to play acoustic guitar is a plus! 

Laurey – She is a spunky, smart, and independent young woman who has trouble admitting what she wants. Funny and a true romantic deep down. Ballet/dance experience is a plus! 

Will – A simple cowboy that is smitten with Ado Annie. He has bright comic appeal and while he may not be the brightest, is earnest in his love of Annie. 

Ado Annie – A flirtatious, gullible, loud, and confident young woman. A comic, romantic lead. Seeking a plus size actress, but all are considered. 

Jud – A farmhand on Aunt Eller’s and Laurey’s farm. He does not fit into society well. He has some dark secrets and is feared and treated as an outsider by some and is misunderstood. 

Ali Hakim – A traveling peddler who says he’s from Persia (present day Iran). Though we aren’t sure how much of what he says we should believe. A complete con man who has an eye for the ladies. Only seeking actors of color for this role.  

Andrew Carnes – The overprotective father of Ado Annie. He defends his daughter with his ever present shotgun. *May also be in the ensemble.  

Gertie Cummings – Gertie is an obnoxious loud mouth girl with a “unique” laugh. She has eyes for Curly making Laurey jealous. Will also be a part of the ensemble.  

Ensemble – Cow Hands, farm girls, and others who make up the community. Looking for strong dancers and/or singers to fill this vital part of the cast.