Please contact our Artistic Director, Jeremy Koch at [email protected] for audition information at this time.

 

2021-22 Season Auditions

Seeking: Male and female actors/singers for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.

 

Deadline for Video Submissions is Oct. 1st.

Other auditions and callbacks for specific shows will be added as needed.

 

*NOTE: ALL EMPLOYEES OF FARMERS ALLEY THEATRE MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED IN ORDER TO BE EMPLOYED. This policy includes actors, directors, designers, stage managers, crew members, administrators, volunteers, etc.

*Housing and travel provided for out-of-town talent.

*All productions will rehearse in person and perform live at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI.

*Equity SPT Tier 3 Contract. Equity and non-union contracts available. 

*Performers of all ethnic and racial background are strongly encouraged to attend/submit.

Artistic director states: "Farmers Alley Theatre is an award winning, professional theatre based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are Southwest Michigan's first and only year-round Equity Theatre Company. Several notable Broadway performers have traveled to work in our intimate 99-seat theatre including Barbara Marineau (War Paint, Beauty and the Beast), Ann Sanders (Frozen, ​King and I, Allegiance), Teri Bibb (Phantom of the Opera), Michelle Duffy (Heathers, Leap of Faith), Trey Ellett (Amelie, ​Rent), Paul Castree (veteran of 10 Broadway shows),​  Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale, Company), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Bright Star), Ryan Vasquez (​Hamilton, ​Wicked, Waitress), and Scott Coulter (nationally renowned cabaret singer & director) to name a few. Visit our web site to learn more about us at www.farmersalleytheatre.com"

 

*Performances are usually Thursday thru Sunday with occasional weekday performances and sponsor shows.

 

 

BRIGHT STAR

Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, music; Edie Brickell, lyrics; Steve Martin, book.

Director: Kathy Mulay

Music Director: Cole P. Abod

Rehearsals start: 5/23/22
Opening Night: 6/17/22
Closing Night: 7/3/22
Potential holdover through: 7/10/22

For singer/actors: please prepare two contrasting songs of approximately 1 – 2 minutes in length that are appropriate for the shows in our season. You may sing from those shows, but it is not required. Please also prepare one monologue of approximately 1 – 2 minutes in length. Please slate your name at the top of the video, tell us what you’re going to perform, and add that to all the performance footage together into one video. You can send a YouTube or Vimeo or similar link or just send the video as an attachment.

 

For non-singing actors: Please prepare two contrasting monologues of approximately 1 – 2 minutes in length that are appropriate for the shows in our season. You may perform material from the shows in our season, but it is not required. Please slate your name at the top of the video, tell us what you’re going to perform, and add that to all the performance footage together into one video. You can send a YouTube or Vimeo or similar link or just send the video as an attachment.

 

Please send all video auditions to: [email protected] by October 1, 2021, and be sure to attach

headshot and resume.

 

Actors will be contacted by Artistic Director, Jeremy Koch, regarding callbacks.

 

FARMERS ALLEY’S 14TH SEASON INFO AND CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

 

 

BRIGHT STAR

Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, music; Edie Brickell, lyrics; Steve Martin, book

 

Characters:

 

Alice Murphy (This role is cast.): Female identifying, 30-45; will play character at age 38-an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional-but with an air of melancholy. Note: The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16 - rebellious, high spirited, sexually forward, adventurous-looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: belter with strong mix. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Jimmy Ray Dobbs (This role is cast.): Male identifying, 30-45; will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s-Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well built; is being positioned by his father into a position of wealth and power; unlike his father, he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality. Note: The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: High Baritone. Ethnicity: White / European Descent.

 

Billy Cane: Male identifying, 20s; a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic and charming and a little naïve. Vocal range: Tenor. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Margo Crawford: Female identifying, 20s; a small-town grade schoolteacher; a sweet natured, genuine, wholesome, pretty-a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings. Vocal range: belter with strong mix. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Mayor Josiah Dobbs: Male identifying, 40-59; the Mayor of Zebulon; a corrupt and powerful man looking to protect his family and their name by any means necessary-controlling, greedy and capable of great cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-baritone. Ethnicity: White / European Descent


Daddy Murphy: Male identifying, 40-59; Alice’s father; authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hardworking, a poor but proud farmer. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Mama Murphy: Female identifying, 40-59; Alice’s mother; a caretaker to her family and her rural community; a warm, loving, sensible woman with great inner strength. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Daddy Cane: Male identifying, 50-65; Billy’s father; a widower; spry, good looking; kindhearted, if a bit lonely. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

 

Daryl Ames: Male identifying, 20-35; an assistant at a literary magazine, officious with a sardonic and dry manner; idiosyncratic; Vocal range: high baritone. Seeking All Ethnicities. 

 

Lucy Grant: Female identifying, 20s; an assistant at a literary magazine, attractive, quirky, eager with an offbeat sense of humor. Vocal range: big warm belt with strong mix. Seeking All Ethnicities.