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31 Jan, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sondheim and John Weidman’s killer musical, Assassins examines the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sarah Jane Moore.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company Ensemble will be Midnite’s development program for emerging Western Australian artists under 25. The auditions will be open to all performers 18 – 25 years old who can sing and act.
Director: Gregory Jones
MD: Jackson Griggs
Show Dates: May 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7.30pm
Prepare a song by Stephen Sondheim. Accompanist provided.
Acting: 1-2 minute monologue, comedic or dramatic
Bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theatre/performing experience.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your audition day/time slot
A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.
Range: C3 – G4
(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.
Range: A2 – Ab4
(1842-1865) One of John Wilkes Booth’s confederates. Aided Booth in his attempted escape. Speaking Role
(1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz. Speaking Role
(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.
Range: B2 – A4
(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.
Range: A2 – G4
JOHN WILKES BOOTH
(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.
Range: F2 – G4
LEE HARVEY OSWALD
(1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk.
Range: G3 – C4
(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.
Range: G#2 – G4
LYNETTE “SQUEAKY” FROMME
(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.
Range: A3 – G5
(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.
Range: D3 – G4
ENSEMBLE – Bystanders; Tourists; Reporters; Photographers