Please contact our Artistic Director, Jeremy Koch at jeremy@farmersalleytheatre.com for audition information at this time.

The Bridges of Madison County

by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman
Dir: Kathy Mulay
MD: Catherine A. Walker
Rehearsals Start: May 14
Opening Night: June 8
Closing Date: June 24 (possible holdover to July 1)

 

Auditions will be held on Sunday Jan 21, 2018 from 1-3pm at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive.

 

Please email artistic director Jeremy Koch at submissions@farmersalleytheatre.com to set a time slot. 

 

An accompanist will be provided and actors should bring headshot/resume.  Actors should prepare for one of the roles listed or should prepare 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts from show of similar style to BRIDGES. 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

The roles of Francesca, Robert, Michael and Carolyn have already been cast.

 

Richard “Bud” Johnson: 40 – 49; Francesca's husband.  An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier.  Country high baritone up to High G (e.g. Clint Black).

Charlie:  60 – 69; Marge's husband. Dry but friendly. Vocal Range: High Baritone E3 - E4.

Marge:  60 – 69; Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy. Vocal Range: Warm alto: G3 - C5.

Marian:  Age Range: 25 – 35.  Robert's former wife, a musician.  Will play other ensemble roles as well.  Vocal range: A3 - D5.

Ensemble: Ages 18-65 

 

AUDITION CUTS BELOW:

RICHARD (BUD) JOHNSON:

            'When I’m Gone’ – Ms. 39B - end [Sing high harmony]

            ‘Home Before You Know It’ – Beginning - Ms. 39

            ‘Something Like a Dream’ – Spoken as Monologue [or Ms. 28 – end]

            ‘You’re Never Alone’ – Ms. – Ms. 33

 

MARIAN:

   ‘Another Life’ - Ms. 5 – Ms. 55, then cut to Ms. 104 – Ms. 129

 

 MARGE:

  ‘Get Closer/Falling Into You’ – Beg – Ms. 28

         

CHARLIE:

       ‘When I’m Gone’ – Ms. 39B – Ms. 76

 

ENSEMBLE:     Please select (2) contrasting 32-Bar cuts in the style of this show.

Female Solo:  ‘State Road/The Real World/Who We Are’ Ms. A25 – Ms. A44