Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of the charming and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You. With music by Barbara Anselmi and book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You was nominated for the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Broadway Musical.
You are invited to a wedding day you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. In a world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises broken, secrets exposed, and hope springs from the most unlikely of places. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets are exposed.
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are two LOA/LORT principle equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Ann Nieman, with music direction by Adam C. Wright.
Albert – The ultimate omnipotent wedding planner. Baritenor. Age: 35-50
Annie Sheps - Co-maid of honor. African-American. Smart and very attractive. Has wit and charm. Mezzo or soprano with great pop belt Age: 25-30
Brian Howard – The groom. Upscale trust-fund baby with classic all-American looks. Has charm and a winning personality. Baritone. Age: 25-30
George Howard - Father of the groom. Wealthy, upper-class snob. Baritone/tenor. Age: 45-65
Georgette Howard - Mother of the groom. Wealthy, upper-class snob; eccentric, and condescending. She has a drinking. Alto/mezzo. Age: 45-65
Greg Madison – The best man. Something of a frat boy. Pop Tenor. Age: 25-30
Jenny Steinberg - Co-maid of honor and bride's older sister. She is a big-boned girl who is Loving, smart, has a self-deprecating wit. Mezzo soprano with great belt and mix. Age: 30-35
Judy Steinberg – The classic Jewish mother of the bride. She is overbearing, judgmental and controlling, and sees the world from only her point of view. Mezzo. Age: 50-65
Marty Kaufman – Nice Jewish boy. Rebecca's ex who crashes the wedding. Tenor. Age: 30-35
Waiter #2/Aunt Sheila: Sheila is the classic meddling Jewish Aunt. Mezzo Belter. Age 30-45
Murray Steinberg – The classic Jewish father of the bride. Baritone/Bass. Age: 50-65.
Rebecca Steinberg - The bride. Very attractive and appealing. Soprano/high belt. Age: 25-30
Waiter #1/Uncle Morty – Morty is the classic Jewish uncle. Baritone. Age: 40-55
Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, December 4 from 6pm to 10pm and Monday, December 5 from 6pm to 9pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. For an audition appointment, call 214-219-2718. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. and at the Uptown Players Box office during box office hours. A headshot and resume are required at auditions, along with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting contemporary Broadway musical selections. Callbacks will take place on December 6 at 7pm.
To make an audition appointment click hereRehearsals will begin the week of February 27. The production runs March 24 through April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, see www.uptownplayers.org