Waco Civic Theatre
Show dates: January 23 – Feb 2, 2020
Audition dates: November 5 & 6 with callbacks (if needed) on November 7
Please prepare a 1-minute cut of a song in the style of the show and provide and instrumental track (this can be on your phone, speaker provided). You may also be asked to vocalize in your audition!
Those interested in the role of Hank Williams should be prepared to play a guitar if they possess that skill.
Acting auditions will consist of reading scene sides and improvisation.
The instruments mentioned next to the character roles identifies the role they play in the show not a requirement that they play that instrument. Please note that we are looking for actors who sing not musicians who act. Other than a preference for an actor who can play guitar for the role of Hank, all the music will be played by a band offstage. The other roles will not be playing live onstage and need not have musician skills.
Always Patsy Cline
PATSY CLINE – The legendary country singer, age 20-30.
LOUISE SEGER – A Texas housewife and fan of Patsy Cline, age 40-60. While Patsy’s music is the draw, Louise sings with Patsy at times and drives the action of the play. She interacts with the audience, needs to be full of energy and requires improvisation skills from the actress.
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
HANK WILLIAMS - A south Alabama hillbilly singer, thin. Baritone/Tenor with ability to yodel. Ability to play a guitar preferred. Age 20-39
TEE-TOT - A black south Alabama street singer with a soaring blues/gospel voice; Hank's mentor. Bass or Baritone. Age 45-60
THE WAITRESS - The keeper of an all-night diner somewhere in the south. A cheerful, lonely person. Non-singing. Age 20-39
MAMA LILLY - Hank's mother. A "Marjorie Main" - strong and somewhat overbearing. Alto/Low Soprano,does not need to sing well. Age 45-59
HOSS - A member of Hank's band, The Drifting Cowboys. Plays upright ("doghouse") bass.Baritone/Bass. Age 20-39
JMMY (BURRHEAD) - A member of Hank's band, plays lead electric guitar. From Oklahoma, especially so in his speech. Tenor. Age 20-39
LEON (LOUDMOUTH) - Band member and a skillful on many instruments, featured on the fiddle. Pleasant and taciturn. Baritone/Tenor. Age 20-49
FRED ROSE (PAP) - A founder and executive of Nashville music publishing company. A Midwesterner from Chicago. Non-singing. Age 40-59
AUDREY WILLIAMS - Hank's first wife, later his professional widow. A blond Alabama beauty, sweet, exuberant and sure. Alto/Low Soprano, does not need to sing well. Age 20-39
SHAG - The pedal steel guitarist. Tenor/Baritone. Age 18-64.
Waco Civic Theatre
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