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

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 THEATRE 2020 

 

HAVING OUR SAY (Feb 9th-March 8th)
DISTANT THUNDER (March 22nd-April 11th) – Native Actors who sing
MATILDA (June 23rd-28th)
GREASE (July 7th-12th)
KINKY BOOTS (July 21st-26th)
HEAD OVER HEELS (Sept 23rd-Oct 11)
 

 

AUDITIONS: 

 

WHEN:
October 26th, 2019

 

WHAT TIME:
10am-6pm EPA appointment only

 

WHERE:
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, NYC 10018 – Studio 1203 (12th Fl.)
 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

 

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

HAVING OUR  SAY

 

Elizabeth “Bessie” Delaney

101 years old; was the third of ten Delany children; vivacious, emotional and an outspoken advocate for civil rights; graduated from Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery and became the second African-American woman licensed to practice dentistry in NYC.

Female, 50-79

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Sarah “Sadie” Delaney

103 years old; was the second of ten Delany children; more quiet in her determination, she earned a Master’s degree from Columbia University and was the first African-American woman to teach domestic science at public high schools in New York City.

Female, 50-79

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

DISTANT THUNDER

Dorothy Dark Eyes

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 Running 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/Powwow Singer/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.

MATILDA

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.

Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey

Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood

Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian. 

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45

GREASE

Danny Zuko

Male, High School Teen (Range: tenor, D4–B5)

The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Sandy Dumbrowski

Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5)

New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

Betty Rizzo

Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto A3–C5)

Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

Frenchy

Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5)

A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

Marty

Female, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5)

The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

Jan

Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-C5)

Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

Doody

Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)

The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

Kenickie

Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, C4–F5)

The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

Sonny Latierri

Male, High School Teen (Range: baritone, G3–A5)

A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

Roger

Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)

The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

Vince Fontaine

Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

Eugene Florczyk

Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, A3–E5)

The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

Miss Lynch

Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.

Patty Simcox

Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, D4-A4)

A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

KINKY BOOTS

Charlie Price

A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Young Charlie

Charlie as a seven-year-old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective.

Gender: Male

Age: 7 to 7

Lola/Simon

A prize fighter’s physique draped in satin. A talented drag queen with a killer voice and winning ways.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 35

Nicola

Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Lauren

Beautiful and strong working-class girl.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Don

Lola’s nemesis. Burly hypermasculine bear of a factory worker

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Pat

Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

The Angels

The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. This ain’t a job for no wall-flowers.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Mr. Price

Charlie’s father.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 80

Simon Sr.

Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Harry

A contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite. Successful, self aware and confident.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

HEAD OVER HEELS

Basilus

King of Arcadia. A sexy, good ol’ boy. A hothead, but not a despot. Blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his masculine rule, which will be sorely tested during the course of the show.

Gynecia

Queen of Arcadia. Sexy, wise, beautiful. Like any longstanding spouse, knows how to get her way with her husband when push comes to shove.

Pamela

Basilius and Gynecia’s older daughter. Confident and obsessed with her appearance. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette throughout Arcadia.

Philoclea

Basilius and Gynecia’s younger daughter. Shy and a “good girl”, she yearns to follow her heart rather than obey her father’s orders.

Dametas

The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa.

Mopsa

Handmaiden to Pamela. Warm, skeptical. Growing up without a mother has made her wise beyond her years about everyone and everything, which is why she is the (sometime) narrator to the show.

Musidorus

A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea.

Pythio

The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor–can see through everyone–they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all. Performers isn’t limited to gender identity and ethnicity.

 

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