Lyric Auditions

Our next round of auditions will be held February 11-18, 2018, for the following shows:
FREAKY FRIDAY, HELLO DOLLY! and MAMMA MIA!

Lyric encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition.
An accompanist will be provided at all auditions. Unless specifically stated, no acapella singing is permitted.

NO video or email submissions will be accepted at this time.

If you have questions, contact Brandon or Megan at (405) 524-9310 ext. 103 or at artisticintern@LyricTheatreOKC.com

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 encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition.

NO video or email submissions will be accepted at this time.

Spring Shows at the Plaza Theatre:
CROWNS (Jan. 23rd – Feb. 25th)
JUNIE B. JONES (Feb. 20th – March 25th)
FUN HOME (March 20th – April 29th)

Summer Shows at the Civic Center Music Hall:
FREAKY FRIDAY (June 26th – July 1st)
HELLO, DOLLY! (July 10th – 15th)
MAMMA MIA! (July 24th – 29th)

Fall Shows at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre:
WHEN WE’RE GONE (Sep. 26th – Oct. 14th)                                                                                                                                              A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Nov. 28th – Dec. 24th)

AUDITIONS:
CROWNS
JUNIE B. JONES
FUN HOME
FREAKY FRIDAY
HELLO, DOLLY!
MAMMA MIA!
WHEN WE’RE GONE

WHEN:
October 15, 2017 10a-6pm
WHERE:
Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave, 12th Fl., NYC 10018

 

AUDITIONS: 
FREAKY FRIDAY
HELLO, DOLLY!
MAMMA MIA

WHEN:

February 11th – 17th
Callbacks on February 18th  

WHERE:
Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy Building
1801 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(the building with the green awning, NOT the theater)

WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring a non- returnable headshot and resume cut to 8x10 and stapled back to back.

Singer Call:
Please prepare your best 16 bars in the style of the show. If there is a particular role you are interested in, please feel free to sing that character’s song. You may be asked to sing more than one song — please be prepared.
NO pre-recorded music, an accompanist will be provided.

Dance Call – If you have attended a singer call, you will be invited to the dance call.
Please bring ballet shoes, tap shoes, character shoes and jazz shoes. You will be asked to sing.

TIMES:
Sunday, February 11th:
Adult Singer Auditions from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Also:
Teen Apprentices
(16-18 yrs. old – must be 16yo by first reharsal) Auditions – MAY ONLY SIGN UP ON THIS DAY
Male Children (pre-pubescent) (9-13 yrs. old) – MAY ONLY SIGN UP ON THIS DAY
Please click here beginning February 1st for an appointment.

Teen Apprentices may be invited to the Dance Call on Saturday, February 17th. Must be available on February 17th to be considered. Teen Apprentice roles are available for FREAKY FRIDAY, HELLO, DOLLY!, and MAMMA MIA. (character breakdown below).
Male Child role in FREAKY FRIDAY.

Wednesday, February 14th:
Singer Auditions from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Please click here beginning February 1st for an appointment.

Thursday, February 15th:
Singer Auditions from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Please click here beginning February 1st for an appointment.

Friday, February 16th:
Singer Auditions from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Please click here beginning February 1st for an appointment.

Saturday, February 17th:
Out of State College/Adult Singer Auditions from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Please click here beginning Feb. 1st for an appointment.
These appointments are for people that are traveling from out of state ONLY.
If you live in Oklahoma, please schedule an appointment on an alternate day.

Saturday, February 17th:
Open Dancer Call at 1:00pm
Sign up begins at 12:30pm; dance audition begins at 1:00pm.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Please bring ballet, character, and jazz shoes.
(Singers & Teen Apprentices who auditioned during the week will be invited to come to this dance call. Dancers will be asked to sing if you did not sing during the week.)

Sunday, February 18th
Callbacks
If you are called back, you will be given a specific time.
If you are unable to come to call backs on the 18th, please let us know and we will try to work something out.

 NO video or email submissions will be accepted at this time.

Starting February 1st, click here to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, please contact Brandon or Megan at (405) 524-9310 ext. 103 or at artisticintern@LyricTheatreOKC.com

Lyric Theatre does not provide housing* for non-AEA performers. Each show rehearses for approximately two weeks prior to its opening night.

*Good housing for auditions is available at a reasonable cost and within biking distance. Please contact Company Manager, Matthew Sipress, for housing referrals: Matthew@LyricTheatreOKC.com

 

AUDITIONS:

 A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Children Auditions

 WHEN:
May 13th

WHERE:
Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy Building
1801 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(the building with the green awning, NOT the theater)

WHAT TIME:
3:00pm – 5:00pm
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring a non- returnable headshot and resume cut to 8x10 and stapled back to back
Please sing a Christmas carol acapella (example. You may be asked to do a cold read of any sides.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
:
 

FREAKY FRIDAY

By: Bridget Carpenter, Tom Kitt, and Brian Yorkey
Director: Michael Baron
Choreographer: TBD
Music Director: David Andrews Rogers

First Rehearsal: June 12, 2018
Opening: June 26, 2018
Closing: July 1, 2018

A hysterical, new musical adaptation of the beloved film about a mother and daughter who, through a little mystic mayhem, wake up to the biggest freak-out ever trapped inside each other’s body! When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom s big wedding.

PRINCIPALS:

Katherine Blake: Female (40s) A single mother who runs her own catering business. Overprotective and Type A, she believes she can have it all by doing it all: event planning, designing, and catering her own perfect wedding. Must also portray Ellie in Katherine’s body. Strong belter.

Ellie Blake: Female (15) The hero of the story. A rumpled, disorganized “every girl.” She is smart, funny, and passionate about her school’s underground scavenger hunt, but sees herself as a “What’s-her-name,” and easily forgotten, unlike her “perfect” mom. Must also portray Katherine in Ellie’s body. Strong belter.

Fletcher Blake: Male (8-10) Katherine’s eccentric son and Ellie’s younger brother. He is a budding puppeteer who habitually annoys his sister (but secretly looks up to her).

Mike Riley: Male (40-49. Katherine s fiancé and a contractor by trade. A warm, reliable, easygoing guy. He adores Katherine and her kids. Bari-tenor.

Adam: Male (13-19) love interest for Ellie. Slouchy and scruffy, he is a paragon of adorable cool. Acts as the “List Master” of the school’s annual underground scavenger hunt. Tenor.

Torrey: Female (30s/40s) Katherine s high-strung assistant. A nervous nelly perfectionist with a low tolerance for chaos. Eager to please, Torrey tries to remain optimistic in the face of disaster – but can barely keep it together. Should have a knack for physical comedy and deadpan humor.

Savannah: Female (16)  Ellie’s arch nemesis and the school’s most intimidating student. Beautiful, aggressive, a winner. A combination “Teacher’s Pet” meets “Mean Girl.” Armed with a constant drive to not only win, but to crush anyone standing in her way. Ivy League dreams and a string of straight A’s.

ENSEMBLE:
Seeking both teenage and adult actors with fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities. The adult ensemble members will play featured roles such as TEACHERS, STUDENTS, OFFICERS, WEDDING GUESTS, etc.

HELLO, DOLLY!

By: Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman
Director: Ashley Wells
Choreographer: Matthew Sipress
Music Director: David Andrews Rogers

First Rehearsal: June 26, 2018
Opening: July 10, 2018
Closing: July 15, 2018

Dolly, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace seeks a suitable wife. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace s niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace. Dolly finally realizes that maybe she’d like to marry Horace herself, but only if her late husband will send her a sign – and if Horace himself will have her.

PRINCIPALS:

Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi: NOT AVAILABLE

Ernestina: Female (25-45) An accommodating, good-time girl in need of Mrs. Levi’s services.

Ambrose Kemper: Male (19-25) Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde. Tenor. Strong dancer.

Horace Vandergelder: Male (40-60) Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, set in his ways, authoritative, a client of Mrs. Levi s. Baritone. Some dance experience preferred.

Cornelius Hackl: Male (30-35) Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Baritone. Strong dancer.

Barnaby Tucker: Male (19-22) Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Baritone. Strong dancer.

Minnie Fay: (17-20) A young girl who works in Irene’s shop, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Mezzo-soprano. Strong dancer.

Irene Molloy: Female (30-25) Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. Mrs. Levi has introduced her to Mr. Vandergelder. Soprano. Strong dancer.

ENSEMBLE:
Seeking adult actors and dancers with fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities. Some of the adult ensemble members will play featured roles such as COACHMEN, COOKS, POLICEMEN, JUDGES, TOWNSPEOPLE, etc.

MAMMA MIA!

By: Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Catherine Johnson
Director: Lyn Cramer
Choreographer: Rachel Dolan
Music Director: TBD

First Rehearsal: July 10, 2018
Opening: July 24, 2018
Closing: July 29, 2018

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought!

PRINCIPALS/FEATURED:

Donna: (late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

Sophie: (18-25) A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Pop soprano.

Tanya: (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.

Rosie: (late 30s-early 40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings.

Lisa: (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Should sing and dance well.

Ali: (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie.

Sam: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone.

Harry: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Baritenor.

Bill: (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. funny, preferably a big or imposing man.

Sky: (late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie.

Pepper: (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor.

Eddie: (20s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor.

CHORUS:
Seeking adult actors and dancers with fantastic singing voices of all ethnicities who will play ISLANDERS, HOTEL/CASINO EMPLOYEES, WEDDING GUESTS, etc.

WHEN WE’RE GONE (formerly known as MORTALITY PLAY)

By: Scotty Arnold and Alana Jacoby
Director: Michael Baron
Music Director: TBD

First Rehearsal: September 4, 2018
Opening: September 26, 2018
Closing: October 14, 2018

Todd wants to be a rock star, but he’s living in London in 1349 and the plague keeps getting in his way. With ultimatums from loved ones getting him down and the ghost of his former bandmate pressuring him to make a choice, Todd will have to figure out how to survive the pervasive specter of the Black Death and reconcile his drive to make art with the needs of those suffering around him. Half rock show and half medieval morality play, this new musical follows a young man’s struggle to do the right thing, both for himself and his community.

ALL ROLES:

Seeking 6 adult singers (5 male, 1 female) aged 19-30 with rock voices of all ethnicities. Guitar experience is preferred.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Director: Michael Baron
Choreographer: Ashley Wells

First Rehearsal: November 13th
Opening: November 28, 2018
Closing: December 24, 2018

All Children roles are 8 -17 yrs. old.

There are 2 casts of Children:

Tiny Tim
Peter Cratchit/Boy Scrooge
Martha Cratchit/School Girl
Belinda Cratchit/School Girl
Fan/ School Girl
Turkey Boy/School Boy
School Girl

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