TADA Productions, Inc. announces auditions for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown and the opening show of the TADA Theatre’s 15th anniversary season, COMPANY by Stephen Sondheim on Monday and Tuesday October 24 and 25 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm with callbacks slated for Wednesday October 26th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the award winning The TADA Theatre 701 P Street, Lincoln NE.
Those wanting to audition should schedule a time slot and fill out the audition form on the website www.tadatheatre.info. Auditionees should come prepared to perform a cutting of a song no longer than 1 minute in length. An accompanist will be provided. You are strongly encouraged to choose a song that shows your vocal and emotional range.
Production rehearsals at The TADA Theatre generally take place from 6:30 pm-10:00 pm Monday-Friday and some Sundays. Not all actors are called for every rehearsal. TADA is extremely organized and will get the cast a calendar ahead of time so that actors know which dates and times they are called for at rehearsal. Your time is valuable to us! Several conflicts during the process can be worked around however the closer to opening the more essential attendance will be. The fewer scheduling conflicts increases your chances of being cast.
MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTIONS
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown
Directed and Musical Directed by Alisa Belflower
PRODUCTION DATES: December 1-18, 2022 (Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm / Sun. 2:00 pm)
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin November 1, 2022
ABOUT THE SHOW: From composer Jason Robert Brown, this rousing score blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and daring vocals. This tour de force production transports the audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. The audience is introduced to a range of characters from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches. A powerful, diverse cast and a supercharged, well-crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character – in their own way – takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.
(Actors ranging 22-50 years of age)
Man 1—vocal range: HIGH TENOR (D3 to a full-voice C5 + high falsetto) / Ethnicity: All ethnicities
An optimistic and vibrant character, whose primary solos are in: “On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492,” “The Steam Train,” “King of the World,” and “Flying Home.” Man 1 plays a variety of characters in uncertain and oppressive circumstances, but who can lift up himself and those around him through faith and determination.
Man 2—vocal range: BARITONE or BARITENOR (F4 to a full voice Ab4) / Ethnicity: All ethnicities
A reserved character, whose primary solos are in: “She cries,” “The River Won’t Flow,” “The World was Dancing” and “I’d Give it All for You.” More mature than Man 1, Man 2 plays a variety of characters whose life experiences have made them second guess their choices and whose fears have held them back from a more fulfilled life.
Woman 1—vocal range: SOPRANO (G3–F5 with a strong mix) / Ethnicity: All ethnicities
A hopeful and headstrong ingenue, whose primary solos are in: “I’m Not Afraid of Anything,” “Christmas Lullaby” and “I’d Give It All for You.” Woman 1 plays a variety of young women, who use their strength to persevere through hardships including being left at the altar, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured romance.
Woman 2—vocal range: ALTO or SOPRANO (F3–F5 with strong mix and belt) / Ethnicity: All ethnicities
A strong actor with comedic and dramatic skills, whose primary solos are in: “Just One Step,” “Stars and the Moon,” “Surabaya Santa” and “The Flagmaker, 1775.” More mature than Woman 1, Woman 2 plays a variety of characters whose lives did not end up as hoped. These characters reveal their dissatisfaction and longing in high stakes drama.
COMPANY by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Robert D. Rook
Musical Directed by Alisa Belflower
Choreography by Cris Rook
PRODUCTION DATES: February 9-26, 2023 (Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm / Sun.2:00 pm)
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin January 3, 2023
ABOUT THE SHOW: As we pay tribute to the late theatre genius Stephen Sondheim with this stellar musical whose latest incarnation just won the TONY for best revival. Set in modern upper-crust Manhattan, Company is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of a charming perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married, slightly envious friends. With a wise and witty Stephen Sondheim score including “Another Hundred People,” “Side by Side by Side,” “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive,” Company offers creative musical comedy at its finest.
ROBERT—male, portray age 35, vocal range: BARITONE (G2–G4)
The story’s protagonist, a keen observer who appears to be happy. He is the only one in his circle still single. Terrified of marriage but fears a lifetime of loneliness.
SARAH—female, portray age between 35 – 45, vocal range: MEZZO SOPRANO or ALTO (G#3–Ab3)
Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and loving.
HARRY—male, portray age between 35 – 50, vocal range: BARITONE or BASS (C2–G4)
Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
SUSAN—female, portray age between 25 – 35, vocal range: SOPRANO (C3–Ab5)
A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
PETER—male, portray age between 25 – 35, vocal range: BARITONE (A2–G4)
Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
JENNY—female, portray age between 30 – 45, vocal range: SOPRANO (C3–A#5)
Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
DAVID—male, portray age between 30 – 45, vocal range: BARITENOR (A2–G4)
Jenny’s husband; relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.
AMY—female, portray age between 25 – 40, vocal range: ALTO or MEZZO-SOPRANO (A3–G5)
A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.
PAUL—male, portray age between 25 – 40, vocal range: TENOR (B3–A4)
Amy’s fiancé. Patient with her neurotic nature. Fully commits to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
JOANNE—female, portray age between 45 – 65, vocal range: ALTO (E3–Gb5)
Acerbic and demanding. Too old to be part of the young crowd but would not fit well with the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband, Larry.
LARRY—male, portray age between 50 – 70, vocal range: BARITENOR (A2–G4)
Joanne’s husband. Stoic and centered but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.
MARTA—female, portray age between 25 – 35, vocal range: MEZZO-SOPRANO (B3–G5)
A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, seeking adventure and excitement in the City.
KATHY—female, portray age between 30 – 40, vocal range: SOPRANO (B3–A5)
A former girlfriend of Robert’s now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the city for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.
APRIL—female, portray age between 21 – 30, vocal range: MEZZO-SOPRANO (B3–Gb5)
A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.