Director/Choreographer: Barbara Mah
Assistant Choreographer: Christine Maydew
Music Director: Michael Clark
Audition Location: Walterdale
Audition Dates: Mar 10 & 12, 2017
Callbacks March 19 (Location TBA)
Rehearsals Begin April 4, 2017
Set in a crumbling theatre on the eve of its date with the wrecking ball, the “follies girls” that used to dance at this theatre come for a final reunion with husbands, and baggage, in tow. With such memorable Sondheim songs as “Broadway Baby,” “Losing My Mind,” and “I’m Still Here,” Follies is a poignant look at what is, what was, and the choices that led from there to here.
Please prepare a Sondheim piece NOT from the show. Choose a piece that would complement the character you wish to audition for.
Please bring sheet music (in the key you are singing), or an mp3 accompaniment track (phone or ipod). We may not have cd capability. No self accompaniment, no a capella, please.
There is a mandatory dance/movement audition for all roles. Please book a dance time adjacent to your singing time. If you tap, bring your tap shoes. Please come dressed to dance/move. We are not expecting professional dancers, but need to ascertain how well you move (unless specified in the roles)
Scenes will be provided for on-book auditions. For those auditioning for specific “follies girls”, you will be asked to sing “her” song in the key of the show. Sheet music will be provided and may be requested ahead of time.
Rehearsals begin in April and run Tuesday/Thursday nights (7-10 pm), Sunday afternoons (1-5 pm)
Tech week beings June 26, prepare to be in the theatre every night.
Please bring any conflicts with rehearsal dates to the audition including vacations, concerts, jobs to the audition.
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Character Breakdown: Ages are relative — will adjust as necessary. The Walterdale is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, the director will consider all submissions,
Please note that the Walterdale is an amateur theatre and we cannot consider applications from members of Canadian Actors Equity.
Sally Durant Plummer (Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: F3 – G5
Phyllis Rogers Stone (Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: F3 – E5)
Buddy Plummer (Male, 50-60 yrs. old | Range: C3 – F4)
Benjamin Stone (Male, 50-60 yrs. old | Range: A3 – F5)
Young Sally (Female, 18-25 yrs. old | Range: C4 – Gb5)
Young Phyllis (Female, 20-25 yrs. old | Range: C4 – F#5)
Young Buddy (Male, 20-30 yrs. old | Range: C3 – Gb5)
Young Ben (Male, 20-30 yrs. old | Range: C3 – Fb4)
Carlotta Campion (Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: Eb3 – C5)
Stella Deems (Female, 55-65 yrs. old | Range: E3 – F#5)
Max Deems (Male, 55-65 yrs. old | Speaking Role)
Hattie Walker (Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: G3 – B5)
Emily Whitman (Female, 65-80 yrs. old | Range: A4 – D5) dance background useful
Theodore Whitman (Male, 65-80 yrs. old | Range: A3 – D4) dance background useful
Solange La Fitte (Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: A4 – G5)
Heidi Schiller (Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: D4 – A6)
Young Heidi (Female, 18-25 yrs. old | Range: E4 – Ab5) dance background useful
Dimitri Weissman (Male, 70-80 yrs. old | Speaking Role)
Roscoe (Male, 55-65 yrs. old | Range: D3 – A5)
Vaudeville Margie – Dancer (Female – 35)
Vaudeville Sally – Dancer (Female – 30-45)
Dancers/.Ghosts/Dance Chorus (Females 18-25 yrs)
Ensemble/Waiters/Party Staff (all ages, all genders)