Laurey, Female, Soprano, (18-35)
She has an innocence and yet an air of knowledge about her. She lives with her Aunt Eller on a ranch and is in love with Curly, though she may not admit it.
Curly, Male, Baritone, (18-35)
Has a confident swagger and deserves it, he is the most handsome man in the whole county. He is in love with Laurey, but refuses to admit it. He’s a cowboy and the romantic lead. He is called Curly for his curly hair.
Aunt Eller, Female, mezzo, (40+)
She acts as the town’s aunt, a fun-loving caretaker. She watches over the town and a ranch with her neice, Laurey and a hired hand, Jud. She sees the good in everyone.
Will Parker, Male, Tenor, (18-35) - Must be able to dance or move well
Will is a cowboy who is skilled enough to compete in rodeos. Being able to do rope tricks is a plus. Will is a dance role, tap dancer preferred. He is interested in Ado Annie, but isn’t the brightest bulb.
Jud Fry, Male, Baritone, (18-50)
Described as dark and growly by others, Jud takes care of the ranch Laurey and Aunt Eller live on. Jud does not fit in with the society he lives with, he is seen by most as an outsider and misunderstood. He has feelings for Laurey. He works hard to take care of Laurey and Aunt Eller on the ranch.
Ado Annie Carnes, Female, Soprano, (18-35)
Andrew Carnes’ daughter, she “Can’t Say No” to anyone. She wants everyone to be happy. Her heart is always in the right place, but she isn’t always the best judge of character. A comic, romantic lead, she is wooed by Ali Hakim, but deep down she feels a connection to Will parker.
Ali Hakim, Male, (18+)
Traveling peddler who says he’s from Persia (present day Iran). Though we aren’t sure how much of what he says we can believe. He, like Jud, is an outsider to this community but not feared by most. He likes pretty things and women. He pursues Ado Annie and Gertie Cummings.
Andrew Carnes, Male, Tenor, (40+)
He is very protective of his daughter, Ado Annie. He doesn’t want Will Parker to marry her because he believes the cowboy’s life to be risky and unreliable. To prove this isn’t true he asks for Will to maintain $50 in order to have his daughter’s hand in marriage. He is a rancher, and doesn’t feel very kind to cowboys in general.
ALL MINOR ROLES WILL BE CAST WITHIN THE ENSEMBLE DURING REHEARSALS
INFORMATION TO CONSIDER
-Firstly, we need enthusiasm and commitment. It is so important that you attend as many rehearsals as possible and attend to learning your lines as quick as you can.
-Auditions are always cast on the basis of whom auditions best for the role and whom is most suitable. Position or longevity within the society are never factors in casting decisions.
-Rehearsals are Tuesdays (initially for principals but for ensemble closer to the show) and Fridays..
-It costs the society money for you to go on stage, and as a result, the following costs are applicable:
£40 - Membership
£25 - Performance Levy
£8 per month for room hire
-The performance will take place at NWTAC on Lightbowne Road in Moston, and rehearsals will take place at The Simpson Memorial Hall in Moston.
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