Monroe Actors Stage Company – Capitol Theater
Maria Wilken – Director
MASC is happy to announce that auditions for Oklahoma! will be held on June 10 & 11, with callbacks on June 12 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Theater.
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the famous duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in 1906, the year before the Indian Territory became the 46th state. Oklahoma tells the story two sets of star-crossed lovers. Cowboy Curly loves farm girl Laury, Aunt Eller’s niece. But Curly’s rival is the mysterious and dangerous hired man Jud Fry. Meanwhile, farm girl Ado Annie is torn between cowboy Will and peddler Ali Hakim. Their stories are told with some of the best love songs in musical history.
The main cast will include: Laurey, Female, Soprano, (18-35); Curly, Male, Baritone, (18-35); Aunt Eller, Female, mezzo, (40+); Will Parker, Male, Tenor, (18-35); Jud Fry, Male, Baritone, (18-35); Ado Annie Carnes, Female, Soprano, (18-35); Ali Hakim, Male, (18-35); Gertie Cummings, Female, Alto or Soprano, (18-35); and Andrew Carnes, Male, Tenor, (40+). There will also be an ensemble cast of farmers, cowboys, ladies, and few children (elementary school age and up).
Auditions will include vocals and dance. Short, cold monologues from the libretto will be provided that evening.
You are asked to arrive prepared with 16 to 32 bars of a traditional theater song (similar to Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Loesser, Lerner and Loewe, etc.) Provide clearly marked sheet music for the accompanist (no recorded music). A cappella is not preferred.
Children under high school age will audition first and only be required to sing.
Callbacks will consist of vocal selections from the score and scenes from the libretto, both provided that evening.
Performances of Oklahoma! will be September 13, 14,15, 20, 21 & 22.
Oklahoma! will be directed by Maria Wilken, with assistant direction by Terrie Thies and Ray Shea, and musical direction by Marcia Braswell.
If you have any questions, contact Maria Wilken at firstname.lastname@example.org.