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Piedmont Players Theatre

AUDITIONS FOR RAGTIME

DIRECTOR: Bradley Moore

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jordan Booker-Medley

MUSIC DIRECTOR: John Stafford


AUDITIONS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 from 7PM to 10PM & TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 from 7PM to 10PM

CALLBACKS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021 at 7PM


Auditions will consist of singing only. Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Please ensure that your sheet music is in the correct key. Callbacks will include cold readings and a dance call.

Please bring a headshot/photo & resume with you to auditions.


FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE THEATRE. You may remove your face mask during your singing audition.


READ THROUGH: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021

REHEARSALS BEGIN: MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022

PERFORMANCE DATES: FEBRUARY 25, 2022 through MARCH 13, 2022

Rehearsals will typcially be in the evenings Sunday through Thursday, with a few possible Saturday afternoon rehearsals as the opening date approaches. 


PIEDMONT PLAYERS THEATRE is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, to attend every audition. Auditions are always open to everyone.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American. Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#

Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American. Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff

Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian. Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff

Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian. Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff

Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian. Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#

Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American. Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#

Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral. Female, any age.
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note

Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db

Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G

Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db

Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor

ADULT ENSEMBLE

Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers.

YOUTH CASTING

Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian. Vocal Range: voice not yet changed

Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American. Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano

Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo. Ethnicity: African descent, African-American

Youth Ensemble

Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any


Any questions, please contact Bradley Moore at [email protected]

http://piedmontplayers.com

Location: The Meroney Theatre
213 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144

Created by:   Bradley Moore
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EST) AVAILABLE SLOT
12/13/2021 (Mon.) 7:00pm - 7:05pm  

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Leslie Roberts
7:00pm - 7:05pm  

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Dennis Welch
For Dennis Welch
7:05pm - 7:10pm  

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Dennis Welch
For my son: Isaac Welch age 14
7:10pm - 7:15pm  

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Wendy Weant
7:15pm - 7:20pm  

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Paul Leopard
7:20pm - 7:25pm  

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Saone Grant
Saone Grant
7:30pm - 7:35pm  

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Thierry Agnant
Young Coalhouse Jr. and/or youth emsemble
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Eric Martinez
Tateh
7:40pm - 7:45pm  

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Bradley Smith
7:45pm - 7:50pm  

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Nick Culp
Tateh, Younger Brother
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Randi Seffinger
Randi Seffinger
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Tateh
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