AUDITIONS

The Color Purple the Musical
December 19th and 20th from 6pm to 9pm

The Maury County Arts Guild is pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of  The Color Purple the Musical -- Directed by William Edwards and Demitria Hardison

For this show we welcome African-American performers of all gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities.

Please prepare a 16 to 32 bars song from the show The Color Purple the musical. Please pick a song related to one of the character you are auditioning for.

Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel of the same name, The Color Purple spans 35 years in the life of Celie, a teenage African-American girl living in Georgia who is given by her abusive stepfather to an even more abusive husband. Though Celie spends most of her days as a servant in her own household, she, cut off by her husband from those she loves, tries to remain hopeful that she will ultimately be reunited with her sister Nettie and her children by way of her stepfather, Adam and Olivia. Over the years, Celie, increasingly jaded by her lot, finds ways to cope with life--a potential lover in the fabulous Shug Avery, a friend in her stepson’s wife Sofia, a love of making stretchable pants that turns into a booming business. Though her string of unfortunate events, though, Celie learns that the most important thing is that she is a survivor, and that no matter what happens to her, she is still here.

 

CHARACTERS

 

Shug Avery

Female

Lead

Alto

Celie

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Doris

Female

Supporting

Alto

Darlene

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Jarene

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Pa

Male

Supporting

Baritone

Nettie

Female

Supporting

Alto

Harpo

Male

Supporting

Tenor

Sofia

Female

Supporting

Alto

Squeak

Female

Supporting

Soprano

Mister

Male

Supporting

Baritone, Bass

Young Nettie

Female

Featured

Soprano

Young Celie

Female

Featured

Soprano

Church Soloist

Female

Featured

Young Harpo

Male

Featured

Spoken

Ol' Mister

Male

Featured

Spoken

Buster

Male

Featured

Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Grady

Male

Featured

Tenor

Bobby

Male

Featured

Spoken

Mister's Daughters

Female

Ensemble

Spoken

Henrietta

Female

Ensemble

Silent

Preacher

Male

Ensemble

Tenor, Baritone

Prison Guard

Male

Ensemble

Spoken

Young Adam

Male

Ensemble

Treble/Boy Soprano

Chief

Male

Ensemble

Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Older Olivia

Female

Ensemble

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Older Adam

Male

Ensemble

Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Ensemble

Either Gender

Ensemble

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Young Olivia

Female

Ensemble

Soprano

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The Addams Family Musical (Date TBD)

The Maury County Arts Guild is pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of  The Addams Family Musical -- Directed by Pamela Edwards

We welcome performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

Characters:

Gomez Addams

Male

Lead

Baritone, Bass

Morticia Addams

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Wednesday Addams

Female

Lead

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

Mal Beineke

Male

Supporting

Tenor

Fester Addams

Male

Supporting

Tenor, Baritone

Alice Beineke

Female

Supporting

Soprano

Pugsley Addams

Male

Supporting

Tenor

Lucas Beineke

Male

Supporting

Tenor, Baritone

Grandma Addams

Female

Featured

Soprano

Lurch

Male

Featured

Bass

Ancestors

Either Gender

Ensemble

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

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