Lyric Auditions

 

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 Sarah or Katie at (405) 524-9310 ext. 103 or at ArtisticIntern@LyricTheatreOKC.org

//dancer 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. 

The core of Lyric’s mission is to produce quality, professional theatre for ALL Oklahomans. Therefore, Lyric is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to audition. Please do not cut yourself before you audition. 

Lyric Theatre does not provide housing* for non-AEA performers. 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

 

LYRIC AT THE PLAZA 2020 Spring

THE CAT IN THE HAT TYA (Jan 22nd-Feb. 9th morning shows) – Actors 

DISTANT THUNDER (March 22nd-April 11th) – Native Actors who sing 

AUDITIONS: 

WHEN:
September 27th, 2019
Call backs Sept. 29th
 

WHAT TIME:
5PM-8PM appointment only
Please click here to sign up for an appointment beginning September 9th
 

WHERE:
Lyric Theatre and Thelma Gaylord Academy Building: 1801 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
 

WHAT TO BRING/PREPARE:
Please look at the breakdown below for specifics per show.
Please bring a non- returnable headshot and resume cut to 8×10 and stapled back to back.
 

For DISTANT THUNDER, Native actors, please prepare your best 16 bars (about a minute of your best song that shows off your voice). 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.


For CAT IN THE HAT please prepare a section of the play (narration and lines) to perform with a puppet or found object..

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

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

CAT IN THE HAT TYA  (Jan 22nd-Feb. 9th morning shows)– Rehearsals begin January 7th  (in the evenings) 

Dir. /Choreo. Adam Immerwahr
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell 

Seeking Actors/movers/puppeteers – improv ability required

Cat In the Hat – (speaking role) “star of the show” very physical, likeable, resourceful, mischief maker, entertainer and lyrical poet. All Ethnicities 

Fish – (speaking ) has attitude: highly physical: dancer 

Girl – African –American -(speaking role)  puppeteer can move well fun-loving kid whose life is turned upside down when her rainy day is disrupted by a visit from the Cat 

Boy – (speaking role) puppeteer, can move well, a fun-loving kid whose life is turned upside down when his rainy day is disrupted by a visit from the Cat 

Thing 1 – (non-speaking) – puppeteer, high energy, rambunctious creatures who create chaos, activity and non-stop mischievous fun. Agility and ability to do physical comedy. Dance training a plus. All Ethnicities 

Thing 2 – (non-speaking) – puppeteer, high energy, rambunctious creatures who create chaos, activity and non-stop mischievous fun. Agility and ability to do physical comedy. Dance training a plus. All Ethnicities

CAT Sides
FISH Sides
BOY/GIRL Side – Ignore “voiceover” headings, read entire side as ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ and use puppet throughout. Be inventive.

 

DISTANT THUNDER – a new musical World Premiere  (March 25th–April 11th possible extension to April 19th) — Rehearsals March 3rd (during the day) 

Darrell Waters, a brash young attorney, returns to his childhood home in Montana to broker a deal between a large energy company and the impoverished Blackfeet Nation. In the process, he is forced to confront his reclusive father about their painful past. Through a childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Dark Eyes, he rediscovers his identity and feels his perspective shift: his clever business deal will destroy her language school, further erode Blackfeet culture and taint their land. Darrell must grapple with the paradigm of being Native American in America.

Dir./Choreo. Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Music & Lyrics by Shaun Taylor-Corbett and Chris Wiseman
Book by Lynee Taylor-Corbett & Shaun Taylor Corbett 

Seeking Actors and Singers 

AIYANA Sides
BETTY and ROBERTA Sides
DOROTHY Sides
SHERIFF BUCK Sides
GRANDMA JINGLE DRESS Sides 

CLICK HERE to listen to music from DISTANT THUNDER

Darrell Waters

 

 

Dorothy Dark Eyes

25/30 – Lawyer, half Blackfeet, half White, taken from the Blackfeet tribe when he was 10

 

25/35 – Darrell’s childhood friend, a devoted tribal teacher who runs the Language Immersion School.

   
Aiyana Buck
Sheriff Buck’s rebellious 17-year-old daughter, also ENSEMBLE roles.
Sheriff Raymond Buck 50s/60s – White Feather’s contemporary, the tribal Sheriff, a man skewed to the ways of the White world. Also plays FOOD VENDOR in “Indian Days”, ENSEMBLE roles.
Roberta/Tourist 30s/40s – Betty’s best friend, known for her widely coveted crafts. Also plays LORITA in powwow flashbacks, RACHEL, a tourist and ENSEMBLE roles. Very good singer – Fancy Dance or other style of powwow dance and/or powwow singing a plus
Grandma Jingle Dress 50s/60s – able to carry a tune but doesn’t have to be an amazing singer – the tribal storyteller.
Young Darrell/Fancy Dancer DARRELL as a free-spirited 10-year-old  boy who loves to dance, needs to carry a tune. Please send video of dancing to artisticintern@lyrictheatreokc.org
Female Powwow Singer/Dancer  32-50 – Powwow singer/dancer also ENSEMBLE  – Audition with material of your choice (vocables, family song) please bring part of a pop song

 

 

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