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AUDITIONS

State Fair

When: Sunday October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday October 22, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., 2019. Call backs will be October 27, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 927 S. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49a4a928a6f85-rvco1. You will be asked for your name, phone number, and email.

  • Directors Robert Moore and Julie Zaffarano. Music Director Michael Stadnicki.
  • All roles available.
    Needed: 3 male, 3 females lead roles / 7 male, 4 female, 5 non-gender specific (18 & up preferred) and 1 girl (8 - 12) featured roles; and chorus with many minor roles from the ensemble. Character descriptions, directions to audition site, and additional information.
  • Rehearsals start Sunday, January 12, 2020 and are Sunday 7:00-9:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30-10:00 p.m.
  • Show dates are April 10, 15, 17, 18 at 8:00 PM and April 11, 18, 19 at 2:00 PM

Download and bring the filled out audition form to your appointment.

Use the links below to open a PDF file of the audition material for the desired role.  Read the role for the selection unless otherwise noted.

For vocals prepare a short (16 bar) section of a song a style similar to the show (bring copy for accompanist). You may use It's a Grand Night for Singing available in both G and E flat, in which case you do not need to bring a copy for accompanist. [Key of G     Key of E flat]

If you are auditioning for Emily, Margie, Wayne, or Pat, please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting selections that demonstrate your range and the style of the show. You will also be asked to perform a short dance routine thas shown in these vidoes.

Character

Description

Voice Part / Range

Women's Roles

Emily Arden

(25-35)

Lead: Sophisticated band singer

Mezzo-Soprano

Margy Frake

(18-25)

Lead: Idealistic daughter of Melissa and Abel

Mezzo-Soprano

Melissa Frake

(40-60))

Lead: Matriarch, wife, mom. Married to Abel. Has not forgotten what it's like to be young

Alto

Eleanor

(18-25)

Featured: Hometown girl with college on her mind. Dating Wayne.

Any

Vivian

(18-25)

Featured: Dancer

Mezzo-Soprano

Jeanne

(18-30)

Featured: Dancer

Mezzo-Soprano

Violet

(8-12)

Featured: Daughter of Chief of Police (jitterbug)

Any

 

Mrs. Edwin Metcalf

(40+)

Featured: Haughty Townswoman

Any

 

Men's Roles

Wayne Frake

(18-25)

Lead: Son of Melissa and Abel

Baritone

Pat Gilbert

(20s-45)

Lead: Newspaper Reporter

Tenor

Abel Frake

(40s-60s)

Lead: Patriarch, husband, father, farmer

Bass

Gus

(Any adult age)

Featured: Frake's hired man

Any

Lem

(any adult age)

Featured: Farmer/Quartet Singer

Tenor

Clay

Featured: farmer/Quartet Singer

Bass

Hank

Featured: Farmer/Quartet Singer

Tenor

The Astounding Stralenko

(any adult age)

Featured

Any

Charlie

(any adult age)

Featured: Newspaper photographer

Any

Chief of Police

(30s-60s)

Featured

Any

Any Gender Roles

Dave Miller

(Any adult age)

Featured: Store Keeper

Any

Judges

(Any adult age)

Featured

Any

The Fairtones

(Any adult age)

Featured: Emily's backup singers

Any

Featured Dancers

Any

Announcers and Barkers

(Any adult age)

Featured

Any

Any roles open after auditions will be assigned when rehearsals begin.

Show Synopsis

In the Summer of 1946, the Frake family excitedly anticipates the Iowa State Fair. Melissa and Abel have "blue ribbon" hopes and their children, Margy and Wayne, are attending as young adults, bringing their dreams and cares in tow. Meeting newspaper reporter Pat and band singer Emily, they realize that life is more than the farm at home and the trip to the fair is more than a simple journey across the state. Entwined in this beautiful love story, State Fair reminds us how our lives can be changed by a rash decision, a chance meeting, or the unexpected.

State Fair features an Academy Award-winning score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including "It Might as Well Be Spring", "A Grand Night For Singing" and "Our State Fair".

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