Audition “Assassins”

MMAS proudly announces Auditions for

Assassins

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman

Directed by Adam Joy
Musical Direction by Eli Bigelow
Stage Managed by Sharon Silberman

DATES

  • Sunday July 29th from 6:00-9:00pm
  • Monday July 30th from 6:00-10:00p

Callbacks will be:

  • Tuesday July 31 from 7:00-9:30pm.

PLACE:
MMAS, 
377 North Main St, Mansfield MA (near the commuter rail station)

Please email Stage manager Sharon Silberman at spoohs@aol.com to sign up for a one hour slot on either Sunday or Monday. (6-7, 7-8. 8-9 on Sunday, or 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 on Monday.) If you can not make auditions on Sunday or Monday but would still like to audition, we will make arrangements to see you!

Actors should prepare 32-64 bars of a selection in the style of or from the show and be prepared to read from the script at initial auditions.

Rehearsals will start the week of August 13th, and take place primarily on Mondays and Tuesday nights through September. We will be adding Sundays and occasional Fridays as needed in September and October.

Production dates are 10/26-11/11/2018.

We are seeking an ambitious, hardworking group of actors to put on this challenging piece, 10 leading characters, and a 12 member ensemble of all ages. (Ideally 4 men, 4 women, 2 teenagers, 2 children) We are open to gender-blind casting for the roles of Proprietor and Balladeer.

Character Descriptions:

John Wilkes Booth
(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Charles Guiteau
(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Leon Czologosz
(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Giuseppe Zangara
(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Samuel Byck
(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Lynette “squeaky” Fromme
(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Sara Jane Moore
(1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

John Hinckley
(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Balladeer
A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.
Gender: Male/Female

The Proprietor
A mysterious person who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival.
Gender: Male/Female