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NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE

ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR BONNIE AND CLYDE

NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE IS EXCITED TO BRING BONNIE AND CLYDE TO THE STAGE!  AUDITIONS WILL BE MONDAY AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 & 11, 2018 AT 7:00PM AT NRACT.  CALLBACKS ARE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 AT 7:00PM. 

 

PERFORMANCE DATES ARE MARCH 15-31, 2019 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

 DIRECTED BY: JERI LYNN SCHULKE

MUSICA DIRECTED BY: JOANNA LI

Please fill our audition form below:

 

https://goo.gl/forms/o5fMfHRbxGoxsuxN2

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE MUSICAL

Synopsis:  When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams.  Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law.  Forced to stay on the run from every southern state’s police force, the two resort to robbery and murder to survive.  As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Auditionees should come prepared with a headshot and resume, a one-minute contemporary monologue and 24-32 bars of a similar style of Broadway showtune. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in a notebook. No a cappella singing, please. Auditionees may be asked to do some cold reading from sides.

Interested in seeing a range of auditionees. Open to casting non-traditionally for roles.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

CLYDE BARROW:  Male, 18-25 yrs old, Range: A2 – C5
A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety.  Reckless, bold, daring.

BONNIE PARKER: Female, 18-25 yrs old Range: G3 – F5
A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Ambitious, stubborn.

MARVIN “BUCK” BARROW: Male, 25-35 yrs old, Range: B2 – G4
Clyde’s brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife’s dislike for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal. Married to Blanche Barrow.

BLANCHE BARROW: Female, 25-35 yrs old, Range: G3 – Eb5
A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow.

CUMIE BARROW:  Female, 40-55 yrs old
A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck. Also plays Governor Miriam Ferguson and Others.

GOVERNOR MIRIAM FERGUSON:  Female, 40-60 yrs old
An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh.

TED HINTON:  Male, 18-25 yrs old, Range: C3 – A4
A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie.

YOUNG CLYDE:  Male, 8-12, Range: B3 – A5
A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety.  Reckless, bold, daring.

YOUNG BONNIE:  Female, 8-12, Range: C#4 – C5
A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Ambitious, stubborn.

EMMA PARKER:  Female, 40-55 yrs old
Bonnie’s widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive.

PREACHER:  Male, 45-65 yrs old, Range: A2 – C5
The town’s evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous.

HENRY BARROW:  Male, 45-55 yrs old
A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck.  Also plays Charlie, Funeral Guest, Guard and Others.

CAPTAIN FRANK HAMER:  Male, 45-65 yrs old
A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson. ARCHIE, FUNERAL GUEST, REPORTER, AND OTHERS.

BOB ALCORN:  Male, 30-45 yrs old
The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.

ENSEMBLE includes the following roles:

Minister, First Judge, Eleanore, Trish, Stella, Bud, Second Judge, First Penitentiary Guard, Shopkeeper, Deputy Johnson, Bank Teller(s), Bank Customers, Funeral Guests, Reporters, Bread Line Folks


*ROLES WILL BE COMBINED AS FOLLOWS:

  • Minister / First Penitentiary Guard / Detective Bob Alcorn / Ensemble

  • Cumie Barrow / Governor Miriam Ferguson / Ensemble

  • First Judge / Bank Teller / Captain Frank Hamer / Ensemble

  • Eleanore / Funeral Guest / Church Goer / Reporter / Ensemble

  • Trish / Funeral Guest / Church Goer / Reporter / Bank Customer / Ensemble

  • Stella / Funeral Guest / Church Goer / Reporter / Bank Customer / Ensemble

  • Bud / Deputy Johnson / Teller / Funeral Guest / Ensemble 

  • Preacher / Second Judge / Ensemble

  • Shopkeeper / Funeral Guest / Ensemble

 

 


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