Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Auditions

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landlay
Music by
Gene dePaul
Lyrics by
Johnny Mercer
New Songs by
Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Based on the MGM film and The Sobbin’ Women by
Stephen Vincent Benet

Director: Tabitha Ibarra
Assistant Director: Freddy Martinez Jr.
Music Director: Meredith Browning
Choreographers: David Midkiff and Eden Barrus
Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon 


Auditions:

Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12 from 6-9pm at the Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 – please enter through the artists entrance at the back of the building)  

Callbacks (if needed – by invitation):Wednesday, March 13 from 6-9pm at Granbury Opera House.

Audition Requirements:

  • Please come prepared with 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 16 to 32 bar cut from a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide the sheet music.

Production Description

Based on the classic film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Bringing the raucous Oregon frontier from the screen to the stage, it is a crowd-pleasing hit that has audiences cheering from the opening scene to the curtain call. Saddle up for a joyride in this tale of stubborn men and cunning women.

The men in question are Adam and his six unruly brothers, who think they know what a woman’s place is and how to keep her there. It takes Milly, Adam’s spirited new wife, and six other savvy women to show them who’s the boss.

As a film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers delighted audiences with its whirlwind romances, memorable songs, and iconic choreography, and this energetic and adventurous staged version does the same. With its large ensemble, the show is perfect for community theatres and university and college productions that want to showcase a wide range of talent and guarantee everyone a starring moment.

Rehearsals:  
  • Rehearsals will begin Saturday, March 16.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. 
  • Tech Week rehearsals on April 22-25 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.  There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, April 21.
  • GTC is a non-Equity company.  Actor stipends are available for some roles. 

  • Housing is available upon request.

Performances:  
The production runs from April 26 – May 27 with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There will also be a special Memorial Day matinee on Monday, May 27 at 2pm.

 

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CHARACTER LISTING

Milly – A feisty, beautiful, frontier woman with a vibrant sense of humor. Strong-willed, smart, and unafraid to say how she feels. She falls in love with Adam.

Female | 20 to 30 | Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: G3


 

Adam – The eldest of seven brothers. A tall and attractive hunk. Farmer and hunter. Vigorous, confident, charming. He falls in love with Milly.

Male | 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: A5 | Vocal range bottom: B3


 

Alice – Sweet but very naïve and not too bright. Ultra clean. Very excitable and a hopeless romantic. Falls in love with Gideon.

Female | 16 to 19 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


 

Gideon – The youngest brother. Shy, sensitive, and deeply honest to a fault. Still rough around the edges like his brothers. Eventually falls in love with Alice.

Male | 18 to 21 | Vocal range top: G5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


 

Dorcas – She is feisty sexpot. Works in her parents’ store and rebels against their overbearing nature. Pushes the dress code and acts as if she is not the virgin that she is. Falls in love with Benjamin.

Female | 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


 

Benjamin – The second eldest and second in command. A driven leader who is as quick to being hot tempered as he is to action. Falls in love with Dorcas.

Male | 25 to 35 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


 

Ruth – A buttoned-down teacher. Very practical with a sensuality underneath. A problem solver. The mother of the group of girls. Falls in love with Caleb.

Female | 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


 

Caleb – A brother. Solid and smart, he a hunter who is unaccustomed to women. The most levelheaded of the brothers. Falls in love with Ruth.

Male | 20 to 30 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


 

Liza – A homebody attached at the hip to Martha. She is very superstitious. Eventually falls in love with Daniel.

Female | 18 to 21 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


 

Daniel – A brother. He is rough-and-tumble, unkempt, and talkative. Falls in love with Liza.

Male | 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


 

Martha – A bit of a goody two-shoes who does everything with Liza. She eventually falls in love with Ephraim.

Female | 18 to 22 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Ephraim – A brother. Rough-and-tumble and unkempt. He is like a twin with Daniel, but less talkative. Falls in love with Martha.

Male | 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


Sarah – A gardener and “tom boy” raised in a family of boys. She has a fiery sense of exuberance to match her red hair. Falls in love with Frank.

Female | 15 to 20 | Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Frank – A brother. He is a hot head who is always ready to erupt. Reluctant to do anything that might be classified as sissy. The most rugged and “uncivilized” of all the brothers. Falls in love with Sarah.

Male | 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


Mr. Hoallum – Owner of the general store. He is also the town mayor and Dorcas’ dad. Plays guitar and banjo, and is very protective of his daughter and girls in town.

Male | 45 to 65 | Vocal range top: G5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


Mrs. Hoallum – Mr. Hoallum’s wife and Dorcas’ mother. She is an accordionist. Snobby and uptight. Like her husband, she does not like Adam and his brothers.

Female | 40 to 55 | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Mr. Sander – Owner of the local restaurant and Ruth’s father. Gruff and grumpy. He is conservative and very protective of his daughter.

Male | 45 to 65 | Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Mrs. Sander – Mr. Sander’s wife and Ruth’s mother. Plays jug, washboard bass, and the autoharp. Snobby and conservative.

Female | 40 to 55 | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: A3


Preacher – Alice’s father. A peaceful and deeply religious man who loves his daughter. Dislikes confrontation. He is a violinist.

Male | 40 to 55 | Vocal range top: E5 | Vocal range bottom: C4


Ensemble – Brothers; Lumbermen; Townsboys; Townsgirls; Suitors (Jeb, Joel, Nathan, Luke, Matt, Zeke)

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