Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.


All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for Junior Theatre and Studio Series.

Auditions-at-a-glance: Old Times--September 21-23; Snow Queen (JT)--September 28-30; Bonnie and Clyde--October 26-28, tick, tick...BOOM!--November 1-3; The Philadelphia Story--March 8-11; Rent--March 21-23


Upcoming Main Stage Auditions

 Bonnie and Clyde
a New Musical
directed by Ron Baumanis
audition dates: October 26 & 27 at 7pm; callbacks October 28 at 7pm, 2014
production dates: January 15-18, 2015

Bonnie and Clyde is a love story between two people willing to do anything they can to escape their depression-era existence. Bonnie and Clyde,a new , musical, sets the story of two of the country’s most notorious criminals to a pop-country score, with foot-stomping, honky-tonk songs and haunting ballads. The doomed couple takes to their ill-fated roadster and careens their way into history in this unforgettable musical ride.


BONNIE AND CLYDE AUDITION INFORMATION
Those auditioning do not need to sign up in advance for an audition slot, but should arrive at the beginning of the audition session to fill out an audition form.
Children 10 to 14 years old* (See note) - Sunday October 26th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Adults — Sunday October 26th, 8:00 to 10:00
Adults — Monday October 27th, 7:00 - 10:00
Callbacks — Tuesday October 28th, 7:00 - 10:00 (You must be available for callbacks in order to be cast in lead roles)

Note that this production takes place January 15 - 18th, 2015, and there will be rehearsals during the holiday period in December. There will be no rehearsals the 12 day period between December 22nd and January 2 inclusive. 

In preparing for the auditions, please note that the Original Cast Album for Bonnie & Clyde is available on CD, on iTunes, and on GooglePlay (and various other sources). The recording includes a booklet with synopsis of the show with additional character information.

Children’s note: Young Clyde and Young Bonnie are both on stage during some scenes of simulated violence, and must be comfortable with stage effects and stage blood. Young Clyde handles both a “real” gun (an unloaded prop gun) and a toy cowboy gun. They should appear to be about 10-12 years old on stage.

CHILDREN: Download and prepare the cut for Young Clyde or Young Bonnie (“Picture Show”). PDF's of the music can be found at the bottom of this audition page.

Cut for Young Bonnie:  (Measures 9 - 25)
Cut for Young Clyde (Measures 70-93)

ADULTS: Prepare 16-32 bars of a song of your choice, musical theater pop or country. You can also sing selections from the show (preferred). Please prepare 16-32 bars of your choosing from the cuts if you opt to use those.  You must bring sheet music with you for your audition, no a-cappella auditions. Auditions will consist of singing, and a short cold reading from the script. While there is some movement in the show, there is no traditional dance, and there will not be a dance audition (though there might be some movement at callbacks). Please note, you can not sing “Let it Go”, nor “Popular.”

Adult note: The Ensemble members play roles throughout the show, some singing, some non-singing. There are parts for both male and female non-singers, but please sing something for auditions, even if it is “Happy Birthday” so we can hear your voices and see your stage presence. 

Character Breakdown -- Note, the age indicated is the "appears on stage as" age, you may personally be older or younger than indicated.

BONNIE PARKER A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Clyde's ambitious, stubborn lover. 
Female, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: G3 - F5 

CLYDE BARROW A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety. Bonnie's reckless, bold, daring lover. 
Male, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: A2 - C5 

BUCK BARROW Clyde's brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife's distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal. 
Male, 25-35 yrs old 
Range: B2 - G4 

BLANCHE BARROW A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow. 
Female, 25-35 yrs old 
Range: G3 - Eb5 

TED HINTON A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie. 
Male, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: C3 - A4 

EMMA PARKER Bonnie's widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive. (Doubles in Ensemble)
Female, 40-55 yrs old 

CUMIE BARROW A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck. (Doubles in Ensemble)
Female, 40-55 yrs old 

HENRY BARROW A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck. (Traditionally doubles as Ensemble, but can be a non-singing role)
Male, 40-55 yrs old 

PREACHER The town's evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous. 
Male, 30-65 yrs old (can be played by female)
Range: A2 - C5 

YOUNG BONNIE Female, 10-14 
Range: C#4 - C5 

YOUNG CLYDE Male, 10-14 
Range: B3 - A5 

BOB ALCORN The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer,he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. (Selected from Ensemble)
Male, 30-45 yrs old 

CAPTAIN FRANK HAMER A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson. (Selected from Ensemble or cast as a non-singing role)
Male, 40-65 yrs old 

ENSEMBLE STORE CLERKS; COPS/GUARDS; BANK CUSTOMERS; CHOIR; BREAD LINE FOLKS, PRISONERS, CHURCH GOERS

GOVERNOR MIRIAM FERGUSON An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh. 
Female, 40-60 yrs old

 Rent
directed by Glenn Bugala
audition dates: March 21 7pm and March 22 2pm; callbacks March 23 7pm
production dates: June 4-7, 2014 

Based on the classic opera “La Boheme,” this modern-day rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. A beautiful musical score weaves issues of homelessness and AIDS into this compelling parable for the new millennium.




Upcoming Junior Theatre Auditions


Upcoming Studio Series Auditions





tick,tick...Boom
Directed by Rachel Francisco; Music Directed by Jennifer Goltz

From the author of Rent comes an autobiographical musical about the courage it takes to follow your dreams. Jonathan, on the brink of oblivion, questions his life, his loves, and his commitment in this rock musical that recalls his journey writing                                                                           the Great American Musical.


Saturday November 1, 1pm, and Sunday November 2nd 4pm.
Callbacks, if needed, will be held Monday November 3rd at 7pm.

Those auditioning should attend one of the two regular audition dates and should be available for callbacks. No pre-registration is required.

The show is about turning 30, so the characters of Jon and Michael must look 30, while Susan can look in her mid-twenties to thirty.

Please prepare 32 bars from a rock musical.

Characters
Jon - a struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday: A2 to A4. Tenor
Michael - Jon’s best friend; former actor turned marketing research executive: B-flat 2 to E-flat 3. Baritone
Susan - Jon’s girlfriend, a dancer looking to settle down: A-flat 3 to D5. Medium voice (mezzo or soprano with a good middle)
Production dates are January 30-February 8, 2015


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