Contra Costa Civic Theatre

BRIGHT STAR auditions

Announcing auditions for BRIGHT STAR
Book, Music, and Story by STEVE MARTIN
Music, Lyrics, and Story by EDIE BRICKELL

Directed by Marilyn Langbehn
Music direction by Sheelah Ramesh
Choreography by Allison Paraiso-Silicani

NEEDED

8 women and 10 men, ages 21 and up

AUDITION PREPARATION

Auditioners should prep 32 bars of a country and western, folk, bluegrass, or early American song. Bring piano sheet music in your key; accompanist provided. No show tunes unless they are specific to the genres listed above. Audition time 3 minutes. Dance call and readings will be held at callbacks. Non-AEA only; travel stipend.

AUDITION and CALLBACK DATES

Auditions Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17 from 7-9:30pm
Callbacks Sunday, June 23 from 7-10pm

PERFORMANCE DATES

October 4-27; Fri-Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm

BRIGHT STAR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Alice Murphy
Female, early 30s – 40, to play Alice at age 38: an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16: rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range,
comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

Billy Cane
Male, early 20s, a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open,  optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. Seeking strong actor who is also a strong, athletic dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor.

Jimmy Ray Dobb
Male, 30 – 35. The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of
wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a
sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Bari-Tenor.

Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Male, mid-50s – mid-60s. The Mayor of Zebulon; he’s a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone.

Margo Crawford
Female, early 20s. A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice.

Daryl Ames Male
Male, mid-20s – 40. Precise, exacting, specific and effete. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open.

Lucy Grant Female
Female, early 20s – 30. Strong actress with great comedic timing, who is a dynamic and sexy dancer. She has to have complete ease with dancing and partnering. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt.

Daddy Murphy
Male, mid-50s – mid-60s. Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open.

Mama Murphy
Female, 50 – mid-60s. Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful. Vocal range: Open.

Daddy Cane
Male, 60 – 65. A warm, loving, country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open.

Male Ensemble
Male, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to “move.” Everyone either “moves” or dances. Vocal range: Open.

Female Ensemble
Female, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to “move.” Everyone either “moves” or dances. Vocal range: Open.

 

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (PDT) Available Slot
06/17/2019 (Mon.) 7:00pm - 7:05pm  

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Megan Bartlett
Alice, Margo
7:05pm - 7:10pm  

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Shay Oglesby-Smith
Mama, (Alice?!)
7:10pm - 7:15pm  

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7:15pm - 7:20pm  

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7:20pm - 7:25pm  

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Keith Jefferds
Either Daddy, Mayor
7:25pm - 7:30pm  

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7:30pm - 7:35pm  

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Meaghan Gates
Alice, Margo, Lucy
7:35pm - 7:40pm  

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Patrick Brewer
Jimmy and Billy
7:40pm - 7:45pm  

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7:45pm - 7:50pm  

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Tosca Maltzman
Margo, Lucy, Any
7:50pm - 7:55pm  

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Boo Adley
Mayor
7:55pm - 8:00pm  

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8:00pm - 8:05pm  

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8:05pm - 8:10pm  

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8:10pm - 8:15pm  

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Christina Boothman
Alice, Margo, Lucy
8:15pm - 8:20pm  

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Lucas Kiehn-Thilman
Jimmy Ray Dobb, Billy Cane
8:20pm - 8:25pm  

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Tina Rutsch
Any & all
8:25pm - 8:30pm  

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Hayley Kennen
Lucy
8:30pm - 8:35pm  

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8:35pm - 8:40pm  

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8:40pm - 8:45pm  

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8:45pm - 8:50pm  

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8:50pm - 8:55pm  

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8:55pm - 9:00pm  

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9:00pm - 9:05pm  

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Mick Renner
Josiah, Daddy Cane, Daddy Murphy
9:05pm - 9:10pm  

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9:10pm - 9:15pm  

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9:15pm - 9:20pm  

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9:20pm - 9:25pm  

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9:25pm - 9:30pm  

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Annika Bergman
Alice
06/18/2019 (Tue.) 7:00pm - 7:05pm  

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Georgina Oram
Margo, Lucy, any/All
7:05pm - 7:10pm  

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Debra Hayworth
Margo, Any
7:10pm - 7:15pm  

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Danielle DeBow
Alice
7:15pm - 7:20pm  

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Michael Wells
Jimmy
7:20pm - 7:25pm  

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Paul Hogarth
Any role
7:25pm - 7:30pm  

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Sandi Rubay
Mama
7:30pm - 7:35pm  

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Jack Isaacson-Brewster
Billy, Jimmy, Daryl
7:35pm - 7:40pm  

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Clay David
Jimmy, Mayor, Daryl, Stanford, Ensemble
7:40pm - 7:45pm  

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7:45pm - 7:50pm  

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Marissa Ellison
Lucy, ensemble
7:50pm - 7:55pm  

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Celeste Kamiya
Margo, Ensemble
7:55pm - 8:00pm  

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Masami Savage
Female Ensemble
8:00pm - 8:05pm  

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Russ Whismore
Josiah Dobbs, Daddy Murphy, Daddy Cane
8:05pm - 8:10pm  

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Max Counts
Any / Male Ensemble
8:10pm - 8:15pm  

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Janice O'Kelley
Mama, ensemble
8:15pm - 8:20pm  

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Justin Lopez
Jimmy Ray
8:20pm - 8:25pm  

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Christina Boothman
Lucy, Margo, Alice
8:25pm - 8:30pm  

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Mylissa Malley
Alice
8:30pm - 8:35pm  

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Alexa Haynes
Margo, Alice, Lucy, Any
8:35pm - 8:40pm  

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8:40pm - 8:45pm  

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8:45pm - 8:50pm  

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8:50pm - 8:55pm  

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8:55pm - 9:00pm  

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9:00pm - 9:05pm  

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9:05pm - 9:10pm  

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9:10pm - 9:15pm  

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9:15pm - 9:20pm  

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9:20pm - 9:25pm  

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9:25pm - 9:30pm  

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