Lyric Auditions

Lyric encourages and will consider actors from diverse backgrounds and genders for all roles in all productions.  An accompanist will be provided at all auditions. Unless specifically stated, no acapella singing is permitted.
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma works with Actors’ Equity Association under the University/Resident Theatres Association (URTA) and Guest Artist contracts. Union performers work alongside non-union company members, who may choose to participate in the EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) program.

 

Lyric’s SUMMER SEASON Auditions

Feb 20-26, 2023

 

***Audition sign ups will be available Feb. 1st, 2023.

***All inquiries regarding video submissions please send to: [email protected].

Include the name of the show and character in the title of the email. Video submissions will be accepted starting Feb. 1st.

 

What: Lyric’s Summer Season – SOUND OF MUSIC, THE PROM, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Where: 1801 NW 16th Street OKC (Thelma Gaylord Academy building)

When: See dates and times below

What to Bring: Non-returnable 8×10 headshot and resume stapled, at least 16 bars of sheet music ready for accompanist to play. NO sheet protectors, please. 

Note: If you feel you are a stronger singer please sign up for a singer time slot and you may or may not be asked to come dance.
If you feel you are a stronger dancer please sign up for a dancer time slot and you may or may not be asked to sing.

Please DO NOT sign up for Both a singer and dancer slot, please pick one.

 

SOUND OF MUSIC DIRECTOR’S AUDITION NOTE:

Thank you in advance for sharing your time and talents by auditioning for Lyric Theatre’s 2023 production of The Sound of Music. I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to explore this iconic piece of American musical theatre as at its core is a beautiful story of faith, courage, family, and choosing “right” even in the face of great opposition. This story unfolds during one of our world’s most challenging times; one that is important to reflect upon now more than ever. As such, it is my belief that in the world of our play, IDENTITY MATTERS – perhaps even more than historical accuracy. So, I not only want to encourage artists of diverse identities to audition and be a part of this show, but I’m driven to make those identities an integral part of our storytelling.  I encourage you to let who you are inform the choices you make. To put it plainly, whatever you’re auditioning for, don’t allow the character as (and by whom) it has been played to define how it must be played. That’s how we can, together, discover new possibilities. I believe the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion is ongoing, and evolves when we welcome new perspectives to cast, creative team, and audience.  I am thrilled for this chance to explore this story through the inclusion of fully represented voices. I hope that you will consider joining us in this exploration.

*We are excited to announce that we will have a community wide audition for our NUNS Chorus in The Sound of Music Please note, that audition will take place March 6th. See below for details

 

Feb. 20th – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Children & Apprentice 3pm-7pm – 7:30 Sound of Music Dance call

**Children and Apprentices are in the Sound of Music and The Prom.

**Apprentices are 16 to 18 years old and in High School at the time of the auditions.

 

Feb. 21st 

College & Adult Singers 3pm-6pm  – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Dancers Call 7pm, 50 slots available – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

 

Feb. 22nd – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

College & Adult Singers 3pm-8pm

 

Feb. 23rd – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Dancers Call 6pm, 50 slots available

 

Feb. 24th – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

College & Adult Singers 3pm-8pm

 

Feb. 25th – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Out of Town singer call 10am-1pm
** This time is reserved for people coming to OKC from out of town to audition. If you live in OKC or the surrounding area please sign up on a different day. If you are coming from out of town you are more than welcome to come on a different day if this day doesn’t work with your schedule.

 

Feb. 25th – click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Dancers Call 2pm, 50 slots available 

 

Feb. 26th

Callbacks

10am-12 SOM kids

1pm-3pm SOM adults 4pm-8pm Prom & Ain’t Misbehavin’ ​

 

March 5th -click here to sign up beginning Feb. 1st

Sound of Music Nun’s Chorus

This is a volunteer opportunity

There will be 4 rehearsals prior to tech rehearsals

Tech rehearsals 6/23, 6/24 & 6/26 during the day into the evening

Performances 6/27 thru 7/1

***Please bring music for accompanists to play.  If interested in the Nuns chorus but don’t have sheet music please click here to download sheet music from the show.

 

 

BREAKDOWNS

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 

First Rehearsal 6/13/23

Open 6/27/23

Close 7/2/23

Director – W. Jerome Stevenson

Choreographer – Hui Cha Poos

Music Director – David Andrews Rogers

 

LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:

MARIA RAINER (soprano female presenting) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination. 

NOTE: Should be comfortable with moments of intimacy including a kiss with Captain von Trapp.

CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP (baritone male presenting) A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined. 

 NOTE: Should be comfortable with moments of intimacy including a kiss with Maria.

MAX DETWEILLER (tenor/baritone male presenting) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

ELSA SCHRADER (mezzo female presenting) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

MOTHER ABBESS (legit soprano female presenting)  Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

 

FEATURED CHARACTERS:

SISTER BERTHE  Mistress of Novices, A follower of strict tradition and not a fan of nonsense.

SISTER MARGARETTA  Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

SISTER SOPHIA  Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

FRANZ  The von Trapp butler, middle-aged male identifying who was once the Captain’s orderly in the Imperial Navy, rather formal but not without spirit

FRAU SCHMIDT The housekeeper, Efficient and professional, they may appear stern, but they care deeply for the Captain and wishes only for the family’s happiness.

HERR ZELLER  Stern and unsmiling, a Nazi official who is to prepare Austria for the Anschluss.

URSULA  A maid of the von Trapps.

BARON ELBERFELD  Austrian who is aghast of what they see as the German invasion.

BARONESS ELBERFELD  The Baron’s wife

FRAU ULLRICH  Dinner companion of Herr Zeller

ADMIRAL VON SCHRIEBER  A German admiral who is now working with the Nazi party to recruit Baron von Trapp.

ROLF GRUBER (low tenor male presenting)  Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. Struggles between desire to prove his position in society and his affection for Leisl. 

NOTE: Should be comfortable with moments of intimacy including a kiss with Liesl.

 

 

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:

Age range 6-18 years old

All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”

LIESL VON TRAPP (mezzo female presenting)  The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings. 

NOTE: Should be comfortable with moments of intimacy including a kiss with Rolf.

FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP (male presenting)  Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

LOUISA VON TRAPP (female presenting)  Rebellious attitude. Protective of her family.

KURT VON TRAPP (Male presenting)   The youngest boy, sensitive and pretends to not to be hurt by his father’s absence. Gentle and mischievous.

BRIGITTA VON TRAPP (female presenting)  Keenly observant, thoughtful, and reads a lot.

MARTA VON TRAPP (female presenting)  Very honest and forthright.

GRETL VON TRAPP (female presenting)  Youngest child of the family, sweet and soft-spoken. 

CHORUS: Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg citizens, Georg’s friends, postulants, nuns, novices, and contestants in the Festival Concert

 

THE PROM
First Rehearsal 6/28/23
Open 7/11/23
Close 7/16/23

Director – Michael Baron
Choreographer – Amy Reynolds Reed
Music Director – David Andrews Rogers

SYNOPSIS

The careers of four eccentric Broadway stars are struggling and they desperately need a new stage upon which to shine bright once more. Seeking out a cause, they head straight to small-town Indiana. Through social media, they have heard of trouble brewing around a school prom. Local girl, Emma Nolan, wants to take her girlfriend to prom but the homophobic PTA are on a mission to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow. Determined to transform lives and put themselves back in the limelight, the Broadway celebrities muscle in to change the town and give Emma the prom she deserves.

 

EMMA (strong mix/belt, female presenting). A high school senior. Forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to the prom. A reluctant poster child for LGBTQ+ youth. Very smart. A bit of a tomboy quality. 

ALYSSA (strong mix/female presenting) A high school senior. A cheerleader and top student. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend. Faces constant pressure from her mother and friends.

DEE DEE ALLEN  (alto, female presenting) A Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. No filter. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. 

BARRY GLICKMAN – Cast

TRENT OLIVER  (baritone, male presenting)  Pretentious Juilliard graduate recently cast in the non-Equity tour of Godspell. Loves the sound of his own voice. 

ANGIE  DICKINSON (alto with strong female presenting) An ensemble member in the Broadway production of “Chicago”. Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. 

SHELDON  (male presenting) A charismatic press agent.

HAWKINS  (high baritone, male presenting) A small town principal. Easily flustered. Straight-laced. An ally to Emma and a long-time fan of Dee Dee.

MRS. GREENE  (alto, female presenting) Alyssa’s intimidating, conservative, but ultimately loving mother. The head of the PTA. 

SHELBY, KAYLEE, NICK, KEVIN Other students at school who bully (but eventually learn to accept) Emma.

ENSEMBLE: Olivia Keating, Opening Night Party Attendees, Reporters, High School Students, PTA Members, Motel Clerk, Cast of the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell, Monster Truck Rally Audience, Mrs. Greene’s Friend, LGBT Students

 

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
First Rehearsal 7/12/23
Open 7/25/23
Close 7/30/23
Director – Monique Midgette
Choreographer – Courtney Jones
Music Director – Philip Hall

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in the three-time Tony award-winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Join five performers on a journey through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Black and Blue”, “This Joint is Jumpin’ ” and “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling.” One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, the sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, has moments of devastating beauty that is simply unforgettable.

 

ANDRÉ (baritone, male presenting) Offer out, looking for Understudy – An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and unapologetic womanizer.  Laid back and dapper.

ARMELIA (soprano, female presenting) Offer out, looking for Understudy A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts.

CHARLAINE (mezzo, female presenting) Offer out, looking for Understudy – A sweet, young lady. Very innocent. And usually the butt of the joke. 

KEN (tenor, male presenting) Offer out, looking for Understudy – Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life.

NELL (alto, female presenting) Offer out, looking for Understudy  Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world.

 

 

CONCERTO & A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adult auditions

April 14-15, 2023

***Audition sign ups will be available Mar. 27th, 2023 

***All inquiries regarding video submissions please send to: [email protected].

Include the name of show and character in the title of the email. Video submissions will be accepted starting Mar 27th, 2023.

 

What: Lyric’s Plaza Theatre Fall – CONCERTO & A CHRISTMAS CAROL (adults) see below for Youth auditions at a later date

Where: 1801 NW 16th Street OKC (Thelma Gaylord Academy building)

When: See dates and times below

What to Bring: non-returnable 8×10 headshot and resume stapled
Auditioning for Concerto one 2 minute Classical monologue
Auditioning for A Christmas Carol please sing acapella a Christmas carol of your choice for example: I Saw Three Ships, Oh Christmas Tree…….

 

April 14th – click here to sign up beginning March 27th
Adult Auditions 1pm-6pm

April 15th – click here to sign up beginning March 27th
Adult Auditions 4:30pm-8:30pm

April 16th
Call Backs 1:00pm-6:00pm

 

CONCERTO
First Rehearsal 8/23/23
Open 9/13/23
Close 10/1/23
Director – Michael Baron

VON MECK (female presenting) Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck is an exceptional businesswoman, a wealthy widow, patron of the arts, and benefactor to TCHAIKOVSKY. She is a generous, demanding, and controlling woman.

TCHAIKOVSKY (male presenting) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the great composer of late-romantic music and a national icon of Russia. He is a passionate and brooding man who struggles with self-doubt and social phobia.

KOTEK (male presenting) Iosif Iosifovich Kotek is a young violinist and protégé to TCHAIKOVSKY and the music master to the VON MECK family. He is a talented and charming young man prone to recklessness and self-absorption.

 

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (seeking all roles)

First Rehearsal 11/1/23
Open 11/24/23
Close 12/24/23
Director – Michael Baron
Choreographer – Ashley Wells

 

Fred (male presenting) Scrooge’s nephew. A kind, friendly man who looks tenderly upon the holidays and pities his uncle. 

Old Scrooge The stingiest person in town who cares for nobody but themselves. Conservative, grouchy, and only thinks about money. After being haunted by three spirits, they realize the error in their ways and makes amends with everyone they have wronged. 

Bob Cratchit (male presenting)  Scrooge’s clerk. Always tries to stay positive, despite having to care for a poor family and a sick son. Timid, compassionate, loving. 

Mrs. Dilber (female presenting) Scrooge’s wily and widowed charwoman. She makes a great display of activity, but is fed up with her employment. Charitable and always looking for a mouth to feed. 

Ghost Of Jacob Marley (male presenting) A shade, the spirit of Scrooge’s former partner. Tortured for eternity in the after-life for his previous miserly behavior.

Ghost Of Christmas Past The first spirit to come to Scrooge, who walks them through their past. A sympathetic narrator. 

Mr. Fezziwig (female presenting) Scrooge’s one-time employer. A jolly socialite who knows how to throw a party and make people happy. 

Young Scrooge (male presenting) A handsome, young version of Scrooge. A romantic who dreams of a life with Belle, but obsessed with becoming rich. 

Belle (female presenting) Scrooge’s boyhood sweetheart, she is sweet and flirtatious. Leaves Scrooge when they push her away due to his own greediness. 

Ghost Of Christmas Present The second spirit to come to Scrooge, who shows them Christmas Eve around London. A literal representation of “the Christmas spirit,” jolly and energetic. 

Mrs. Cratchit (female presenting) Bob’s wife and the mother of the Cratchit family. A loving person, but looks down upon Scrooge’s treatment of her husband. 

Peter (male presenting) Bob Cratchit’s oldest son, hard working and aims to please 

Martha (female presenting) Bob Cratchit’s daughter. Happy, confident, and extremely kind to her younger siblings. 

Belinda (female presenting) Bob Cratchit’s middle daughter. Happy, helps take care of younger brother Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim (male presenting)  Bob Cratchit’s youngest son. A frail, sickly boy, but very optimistic. 

Ghost Of Christmas Future  The third spirit to come to Scrooge, who shows him what will happen after Scrooge’s death. A spooky mute phantom. 

Turkey Boy (male presenting) Young boy Scrooge meets on the street and is sent on an errand

Ensemble

Narrator-Carolers, Gentlemen, Beggars, Clerks, Townspeople

 


A CHRISTMAS CAROL Youth Auditions

September 17th, 2023

***Audition sign ups will be available Sept 1st, 2023 

***All inquiries regarding video submissions please send to: [email protected].

Include the name of show and character in the title of the email. Video submissions will be accepted starting Sept 1st, 2023.

 

What: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Youth) 

Where: 1801 NW 16th Street OKC (Thelma Gaylord Academy building)

When: See dates and times below

What to Bring: non-returnable 8×10 headshot and resume stapled
Please sing acapella a Christmas carol of your choice for example: I Saw Three Ships, Oh Christmas Tree…….

 

Sept. 17th – click here to sign up beginning Sept. 1st
Youth audition 1pm-4pm

Sept. 17th
Youth dance call backs 4pm-5pm

First Rehearsal 11/1/23
Open 11/24/23
Close 12/24/23
Director – Michael Baron
Choreographer – Ashley Wells

 

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