Audition

Auditions for The Mad Ones
Part of the Season 38 musical auditions
Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2022
Thigpen Main Stage
7:00pm for Company members | 7:30pm for the general public (non-union)
Must by 18+ by first rehearsal (TBA, approx. December/January)

About the show:

The Mad Ones
February 24-March 18, 2023
By Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk
Directed by Robin Gottlieb, assistant directed by Katie Leitner

18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys clutched in her hand. Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam’s well-intentioned helicopter mother Bev and her high school sweetheart of a boyfriend Adam, but it’s her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts her. Kelly was everything Sam is not – impetuous and daring. She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. When Kelly is killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision: Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?

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Available roles:

SAM – (18) Smart, with a wry sense of humor and wicked sense of play. She takes herself too seriously. She is a worrier. Detached and straightforward but it would be wise to cast against type. The actress needs to access a deep reservoir of emotion. She must transform into the star of the show. Witnessing that metamorphosis is the theatrical purpose of the evening. The part requires an infinitely inventive and exciting actress. In other words, don’t let Kelly fool you: Sam is the star.
KELLY – (18) So alive, spontaneous, brighter than bright, cooler than cool. She is not bookish like Sam, but she has intuition and a deep ability to connect with the human condition.
BEVERLY – (Early 50s) Sam’s mother. A professor of statistics. Incisive, deadpan. Previously remote, Bev’s been more involved of late – one might say overbearing.
ADAM – (18) Kind, a heartthrob. He has great emotional intelligence and the loyalty of a St. Bernard.

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