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 Plaza Theatre Spring 2023 Production Auditions

 

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2022 Click here to sign up

WHERE: Lyric Theatre Production Center
1801 NW 16th Street

WHAT TIME: 4:30pm-8:30pm

WHAT TO DO: Please bring a headshot/resume.

For THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: Prepare one of the following sides for the role you are interested in. If you do not want to prepare one of the following sides please prepare a comedic 2min monologue.

For BIG RIVER, prepare 16 bars of a song 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 (sides below).

 


The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Rehearsals begin March 15th (rehearsal will take place in the evenings Wed-Fri. From 5pm-11pm Sat & Sun. 11am-7pm)
  • Performances April 5-23
  • Directed by: Ashley Wells

 

Character Break Down:

Annie (side) – Cornley Drama Society stage manager. She has the biggest journey of any character. She’s initially terrified by acting, but is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her terror turns to joy, and then to fury. She starts small, but grows and grows. American Accent.

Trevor (side) – Trevor is the play’s curmudgeonly lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. He doesn’t like actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including talking to the audience. When things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play. American Accent.

Chris (side) – the director of the play-within-a-play “Murder at Haversham Manor” and plays the esteemed Inspector Carter. This is the biggest day of his life. He is rigid and uptight. The experience of performing the show is both nerve-wracking and exciting. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs, the pain deepens. RP accent.

Jonathan (side) – plays Charles Haversham,  is a bit bland personality-wise but sees himself as a James Bond-type. Excited and having fun. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but it’s mostly just for fun for him. The role of Charles Haversham is a very physically demanding role. RP accent.

Robert (side) – plays Thomas Cooleymore, wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his presentational style. But he’s not a parody of a bad actor, just unaware of others around him. He does not feel bad when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There’s a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert). Must have RP accent and real vocal power.

Dennis (side) – plays Perkins, has no real desire to be involved in the theatre; he just wants friends. He believes if he does well in the show, he’ll be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony and a personal tragedy for him. He’s slightly oblivious, but understands when he gets things wrong. RP accent.

Max (side) – plays Cecil Haversham and Arthur the Gardener, has never been onstage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. He has zero connection with any of the actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the fourth wall and engages with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn’t think anything through. RP accent.

Sandra (side) – plays Florence Colleymoore, is vain and has a huge ego. She wants to be loved. She has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants, but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). The stakes are high for her. Very physical role – RP accent.

*Understudies for all roles

 

Synopsis
Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Note

This show entails a lot of very physical comedy. Actors should be prepared for physically active and demanding rehearsals and performances. Actors will also be expected to abide by safety protocols instituted by the director.

 


Big River (Teenagers are encouraged to audition)

  • Rehearsals begin February 1st (rehearsal will take place in the evenings Wed-Fri. From 5pm-11pm Sat & Sun. 11am-7pm)
  • Performances February 23-March 11
  • Thursday & Friday 10am performances Sat. 2pm & 5pm  at the Plaza Theatre
  • Directed By: Michael Baron

 

Character Break Down:

Huckleberry Finn (15-25,any race) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. He runs away from his family and travels down the river with Jim. (side #1) &(side #2)

Jim (15-25, African American) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. An enslaved person, Jim has run away to find his family. He travels down the river with Huck. In this version, he is similar in age to Huck. (side #1) & (side #2)

Mary Jane, as cast (15-25, any race) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. In this version, plays a modern teenager as well as the grieving teenage daughter of the wealthy Peter Wilkes, who recently passed away. (side)

Alice, as cast (15-25, African American) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. In this version, plays a modern teenager as well as an enslaved person who has grown up with and is similar in age to Mary Jane. (side)

The Duke, as cast (adult, any race) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. A Comedic Role. A broken down actor turned con artist – conniving. A true entertainer. (side)

The King, as cast (adult, any race) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. An escaped convict and con artist, partners with The Duke. Strong character actor. He is larger than life. (side)

Widow Douglas, Aunt Sally, Young Fool, as cast (adult, any race) – Strong singer with strong acting skills. A strict but loving woman who takes Huck in and raises him. (side #1) & (side #2)

Judge Thatcher, Sheriff Bell, Silas Phelps as cast (adult, any race) Strong singer with strong acting skills. A man with high respect for the letter of the law. Authority figure, proper. (side #1) & (side #2)

*Understudies for all roles

 

Synopsis

With the support of over 100 consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit. The small-cast hour-long version of Mark Twain’s polarizing novel removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck. Twain’s classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, an enslaved teen, escape to freedom from enslavement. This tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power children have to change the world.

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