Street Theatre Company will be holding auditions for Violet on Saturday, March 15, 10-3pm and Sunday, March 16, 1-3pm with potential callbacks on Tuesday, March 18. Auditions will be held at Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
UPDATE: The role of adult Violet is not available.
All ethnicities are encouraged. Please bring your headshot and resume and prepare one 16 bar cut and a monologue no more than one minute long. Bring sheet music in appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided-no CD’s please). Please be prepared to provide weekend and evening rehearsal availability beginning March 30th. Performances are April 25-May 4, with a potential holdover weekend.
Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLET, with a book by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, and lyrics by Brian Crawley, follows the enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
FATHER: A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Male, 35-45 yrs old, Range: A3 - F5
FLICK: An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. Male, 20-30 yrs old, Range: C4 - E6
MONTY: A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting hisown demons. Male, 20-30 yrs old, Range: A3 - G5
YOUNG VI: Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father. Female, 10-13 yrs old, Range: A3 - E5
GOSPEL SOLOIST/ Landlady/ Woman Knitting: A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Female, 40-70 yrs old, Range: F3 - G5
MABEL/Music Hall Singer/Woman With Fan: A talkative woman on the greyhound bus who shares stories of her many husbands. Female, 35-45 yrs old, Range: A3 - G5
EARL/Radio Soloist/Waiter/Leroy Evans/Mechanic/Bus Driver 3
A strange character on the greyhound bus who sneaks smokes in the bathroom, Male, 50-70 yrs old, Range: B3 - F5
OLD LADY/ Hotel Singer/Old Lady 2
A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Female, 55-65 yrs old, Range: F3 - E5
PREACHER/ Bus Driver/Rufus/Radio Singer
An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Male, 30-40 yrs old , Range: B3 - G5
VIRGIL/ Billy Dean/Creepy Guy/Radio Singer/Bus Driver 2.
The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Male, 20-25 yrs old, Range: B3 - B5
Brad Oxman and Matthew Montgomery of Popcorn
(Photo courtesy of Heavenly Perspectives Photography)