Bridges of Madison County Audition dates:
Sunday, September 24, 5-7pm
Monday, September 25, 6:30-9pm
Both at the theater, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.
Performances December 8 & 9, 2017 at 8:00pm and December 9 & 10, 2017 at 2:00pm.
Book by Marsha Norman. Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
Directed by Amy Calzone. Music Direction by David Maglione.
Produced by Maureen McNulty and Dawn Cardona
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller.
Francesca is a dedicated, Iowan housewife, living a simple, yet dispassionate, life. Everything changes when her family goes on a trip to the State Fair in Indianapolis, leaving Francesca behind to take care of the house. Francesca is taken aback by a handsome National Geographic photographer named Robert, who asks for directions to the covered bridges of Madison County. The two connect, starting an emotional four-day love affair that has repercussions long after it’s over. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller and featuring a lush, Tony award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown that ranges from operatic strains to Americana folk, Bridges of Madison County tells the tale of two people caught between duty and desire.
NOTE: Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Female, 30’s – 40’s, Bud’s wife, Carolyn and Michael’s mother, lived in Italy, meets a photographer who’s come to take pictures of the local bridges, soprano. PRINCIPAL
Male, 30’s -40’s, a ruggedly, handsome, worldy visionary photographer finally getting his own life in focus. Classic folk balladeer, strong high baritone (belt G)). PRINCIPAL
Male, 60’s, Marge’s husband, Francesca’s neighbor. PRINCIPAL
Female, 60’s, Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy. PRINCIPAL
16-21, to play 15. Francesca and Bud's son. Country/rock belter with fluid soprano. PRINCIPAL
RICHARD «BUD» JOHNSON
Male, Francescas's husband, mid 40's, an Iowa farmer, a nice guy, diligent, dependable. Country high baritone (belt F#) PRINCIPAL
18-21, to play 16, Francesca and Bud's son, a strong farm boy that doesn’t want to be a farmer when he grows up. Country/rock tenor, goes up to a high A. PRINCIPAL
30s-40s Robert's ex wife, sings full song, folky tone
Ensemble (6-8) of very strong singers to play multiple songs parts.
For auditions, please prepare 2 contrasting songs (musical theatre- in the style of the show- 32 bars each).