Coronado Playhouse Announces Auditions for its Production of:
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Blake McCarty
On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert reflects on his persistent singlehood while surrounded by his married friends. Unfolding across a series of dates, dinner parties, and unexpected encounters, this groundbreaking musical is a thoughtful, insightful, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and “being alive.” Featuring some of Sondheim’s most beloved songs, the original production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics, and Best Book.
Rehearsals will begin on January 21st. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.
The production runs March 3rd-26th, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted. Please note that performers are required to also be available March 30th-April 2nd should any performances be canceled due to COVID or ticket sales prompt additional performances.
All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation for rehearsals plus a $15 honorarium per performance. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.
Video submission deadline extended until Sunday, December 11! Please prepare a brief recording from a Sondheim song or a musical theatre song of similar style of your own choosing. Your song must be accompanied by a track or pianist. Please do not sing acapella. If you don’t have a song prepared, there are instrumental tracks for multiple songs from Company that can be found on YouTube. When recording yourself, please sing in a well-lit space and remember to use the horizontal format.
To be considered, please submit this form: https://form.jotform.com/223187640251149. The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates — and also allows you to provide a link to a video. We recommend uploading your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive and ensuring no additional permissions are required for viewing. Please do not provide a link to a file that must be downloaded (e.g. WeTransfer). Only the director and members of the creative team will have access to your submission materials.
Callbacks will be held during the week of December 5. Callbacks will be held in person at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.
If you have any questions not answered in this announcement please email email@example.com.
COVID-19 NOTICE: For the protection of our staff and volunteers, all cast and production team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be prepared to demonstrate a viable medical or religious exemption. Additionally, all artists are expected to conduct their own COVID tests and share their results in advance of rehearsals and again in advance of performances. Additional testing may be required should someone become sick during the production.
Coronado Playhouse is committed to inclusivity, and encourages ALL members of our community to submit, particularly members of communities who have historically been excluded or underrepresented — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities.
CASTING NOTES: Only adults over the age of 18 will be considered. All roles will require some dancing/movement and some physical contact with others (e.g. hugging, holding hands, and other forms of casual affection between couples). The vast majority of roles require strong comedic instincts. The roles of Bobby and April will require some staged intimacy and partial undressing onstage to be developed with support from an intimacy coordinator. Although the most recent revival of Company had a gender-bent cast, that version is not available for licensing. As a result, all roles must be cast as originally written. While the character breakdown notes “male” or “female”, all trans or non-binary performers are encouraged to submit for any role they find compelling and that they feel aligns with their gender presentation.
ROBERT: Male, Baritone, 20s-40s. Our protagonist is confident, handsome, successful, and appears to have it all. Yet he is the only one in his circle who is still single. Although he avoids commitment, he also fears being alone.
SARAH: Female, Alto or Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. Harry’s warm and witty wife. She is an avid learner who loves karate and the latest dieting fad.
HARRY: Male, Baritone, 20s-40s. Sarah’s competitive husband whose machismo conceals a softer side. He is also a recovering alcoholic.
SUSAN: Female, Soprano or Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. Peter’s free-thinking partner who is ready to shake up the expectations of modern relationships. She is bright and insightful.
PETER: Male, Baritone or Tenor, 20s-40s. Susan’s Ivy-League husband whose risk-averse nature is balanced by some very progressive behavior.
JENNY: Female, Soprano or Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. David’s wife who’s a self-described square. She likes living life on the straight and narrow but will indulge periodically.
DAVID: Male, Tenor or Baritone, 20s-40s. Jenny’s suave husband who prefers to be relaxed and in control, though willing to make sacrifices for the sake of his marriage.
AMY: Female, Alto or Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. Amy is engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. She’s loveable and thoughtful but neurotic.
PAUL: Male, Tenor or Baritone, 20s-40s. Amy’s fiancé who is patient, loving, and a stabilizing force. Unlike his fiancé, he excitedly awaits his wedding day.
JOANNE: Female, Alto or Mezzo Soprano, 40s-60s. The older in Robert’s circle of friends, Larry is her third husband. She is brassy, blunt, demanding, and always gets the final word, Her sarcasm and cynicism disguise her insecurity and offer protection from others’ judgment.
LARRY: Male, Tenor or Baritone, 40s-60s. Joanne’s stoic and successful husband. Patient and charming, he can also hold his own with Joanne when needed.
APRIL: Female, Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. One of Robert’s girlfriends. She’s a flight attendant who’s adorable and fun but also a bit dim.
MARTA: Female, Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. Another one of Robert’s girlfriends. She is intense, hip, and assertive. She moved to New York City seeking excitement and adventure.KATHY: Female, Mezzo Soprano, 20s-40s. An old flame who has remained a friend. She’s sensitive and compassionate but unlike Robert, she longs for a calmer life away from New York.
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