Update: 7/17/17

Auditions for

COMPANY
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by GEORGE FURTH

Performance Dates: Sept. 22 – Oct. 22

Performances: Thurs-Sun

Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestration by Jonathan Tunick

Director/Choreographer – Kelly Van Oosbree
Music Director – Andrew Fischer

 

About the Show:

On the night of his 35th birthday, perpetual bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Through a series of comical dinners, spirited cocktails and an especially anxious wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of marriage (and divorce). Robert is forced to examine his adamant retention of bachelorhood during these hilarious arrays of social interactions.

Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book, “Company” features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs: “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side by Side,” “Not Getting Married Today” and “Being Alive.”

About the Auditions:

Auditions will be held on July 20 from 6-10PM, and July 29th from 10AM-2PM. Please sign up via our website: http://aurorafoxartscenter.org/NewSite/auditions/ or by calling the box office at 303-739-1970. Auditions are by appointment only. If you cannot attend any of the available time slots, please email Jen Orf at jorf@auroragov.org. More information can be found at our website: aurorafoxartscenter.org

The Aurora Fox is firmly committed to diverse casting. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds and physical abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

The Aurora Fox is an Actors Equity Association Small Professional Theatre. Members are encouraged to audition, with at least 3 contracts available.

Click here to sign-up for an audition slot:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4aacaf2ea1fb6-company

Preparation:

Please prepare a song in a style appropriate to the show. Please bring sheet music; and accompanist will be provided. No karaoke tracks or acapella performances please. Please bring a headshot and resume. All roles require singing and some movement, some roles require dance.

Characters:

Robert- (M- 30-40) The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.

Sarah- (F- 30-40) A hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Harry- (M- 35-45) Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Susan- (F- 30-40) A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

Peter- (M- 30-40) Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Jenny-(F 30-40) Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

David- (M- 30-40) Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Amy- (F- 25-35) A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soul mate.

Paul- (M- 30-40) Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Joanne- (F- 40-55) Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Larry- (M- 45-55) Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Marta- (F- 20-30)
A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Kathy- (F- 25-35)
An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

April- (F- 25-35) A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.