Lyric has multiple auditions scheduled for its 2018 Season. Our next round of auditions after September will be held February 11-18, 2018.
Lyric encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition.
An accompanist will be provided at all auditions. Unless specifically stated, no acapella singing is permitted.
September 9, 2017
AUDITIONS FOR LYRIC’S SPRING 2018 PRODUCTIONS:
CROWNS, JUNIE B JONES, AND FUN HOME
September 9, 2017
3pm-8pm open call – no appointment necessary. Sign up begins at 2:30pm.
September 10, 2017
Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy Building: 1801 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
WHAT TO DO
Sing 16 bars of a song in the show type. Please also bring a non-returnable 8 x 10 headshot and resume. Be prepared to move/dance if called back. If you would like to sing a song from the show. you are more than welcome.
CROWNS (February 7 – February 25) – Rehearsals begin January 23, 2018
Director J. Jerome Stevenson
Choreographer Hui Cha Poos
A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning.
Sat. – 10am-6pm
Man: Vital part of the women’s histories and appears as different roles in order to bring momentary life to a character in the stories the women tell.
Mabel: Ministers wife. Believes in setting an example of dress and behavior for younger girls. Sharp and sassy.
Yolanda: youngest of the group. The outsider. Asserts herself as a rebellious spirit.
Mother Shaw: Yolanda’s grandmother. Leader in her community, recognized for her feisty nature.
Velma: refers to herself as a hat queen. Tough. Becomes a funeral director.
Jeanette: Flirtatious, brassy, fun loving, full of joy. Looks up to Mother Shaw
Wanda: Most ladylike woman of the group. Stories full of propriety and decorum.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical (March 7 – March 25 During the Day) – Rehearsals begin February 20, 2018
Theatre for Young Audiences
Director/Choreographer Ashley Wells
It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore. On the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.
Tues.-Friday – Evenings
Sat. – 10am-6pm
March 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd – 10am
March 10th, 17th, 24th – 11am & 2pm
March 11th, 18th & 25th – 1pm & 4pm
ADULTS TO PLAY ALL ROLES:
Junie B. Jones: A quirky, energetic first grader with comedic flair. Loves adventures and writing in her journal. Gets upset when things don’t go her way. Wildly precocious, yet completely endearing.
Lucille: Junie B.’s former best friend. The ultimate child diva. Rich girl, well-dressed. In Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B.
Will be double cast as BOBBI JEAN PIPER and JOSE. Bobbi Jean Piper: Grace’s new best friend. Jose: Another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class. Speaks both Spanish and English.
Herb: Junie B.’s new best friend. A cute boy, slightly shy. Endearing and charming. Will be double cast as CHENILLE: Lucille’s other new best friend and Camille’s twin sister. Coordinated and cute. Can be double cast with HERB.
Grace: Junie B.’s other former best friend. She rides the bus with Junie B. and is now best friends with Bobbi Jean Piper. Will be double cast with MAY, another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Bossy, know-it-all. Junie’s nemesis. Also cast as Mother: Junie B.’s mom. Exasperated, but understanding
Lennie: Another first grader. Will be double cast with SHELDON and CAMILLE.
Camile: Lucille’s new best friend and Chenille’s twin sister. A follower. Sheldon: Another first grader in Mr. Scary’s class with Junie B. Nerdy, lactose intolerant, and gets a bit of stage fright. Excited about music.
Daddy: Junie B.’s dad. Encouraging and knows how to juggle. Will be double cast with MR. SCARY and MRS. GUTZMAN. Mr. Scary: Junie B.’s first grade teacher, a warm man, despite his name. Mrs. Gutzman: The favorite lunch lady at Junie B.’s elementary school, also known as “Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks”.
FUN HOME (April 11 – April 29) – Rehearsals begin March 20, 2018
Director Michael Baron
Choreographer Matthew Sipress
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Sat. – 10am-6pm
Medium Alison: 19 years old. College freshmen. Realizes she’s a lesbian. Mezzo-Soprano
Bruce Bechdel: 40s to 50s. A closeted gay man– husband to Helen and father to Alison, John, and Christian. Baritone.
Helen Bechdel: The long-suffering, self-deluded, exhausted wife of Bruce, and mother to Alison, John, and Christian. Mezzo-Soprano
Roy: A young man Bruce hires to do yard work
Mark: a high school junior. Tenor.
Pete: a mourner. Tenor
Small Alison: Alison Bechdel at age 7-9. Small Alison is exceedingly precocious, self-aware, and confident. Alto.
John Bechdel: 6 – 9 years old. Alison and Christian’s younger brother. Eager to please and funny.
Christian Bechdel: 11-13 years old. The older sibling to Alison and Christian. Eager to be the leader.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma works with Actors’ Equity Association under the University/Resident Theatres Association (URTA) contract. Union performers work alongside our resident non-union company members, who may choose to participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program.
Lyric does not provide housing* for non-AEA performers that audition locally. Each show rehearses for approximately two weeks prior to its opening night.
*Good housing is available at a reasonable cost and within biking distance. Please contact Company Manager, Matthew Sipress, for housing referrals: Matthew@LyricTheatreOKC.com.