Auditions

SCOTTSBORO BOYS

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT in Pittsburgh

The REP, Pittsburgh Playhouse     
SPT 2016-17 weekly salary: $352 (pending 2017-18 salary)

Music & Lyrics by: John Kander & Fred Ebb
Book by: David Thompson
Director/Choreographer: Tome Cousin
Musical Direction: Douglas Levine
Associate Choreographer: Jeremy Czarniak

1st rehearsal:  August 8, 2017. Runs September 7 - 24, 2017.


Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017    
9 AM - 4 PM      
No Break   

Pittsburgh Playhouse
222 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213                                        

For an appointment, please call the audition hotline at (412) 392-8141, or e-mail kmartin@pointpark.edu.  Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

Sides from the script will be provided when making an appointment. Reader will be provided. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Please prepare:

  • All Men auditioning please prepare a brief dramatic monologue and a musical theater (in the style of the show), spiritual or pop song. (Accompanist provided)
  • Those reading for the Interlocutor, please prepare a brief dramatic monologue and a spiritual or pop song. (Accompanist provided)
  • Those women auditioning for the role of The Lady, please prepare a brief dramatic monologue and a spiritual or pop song. (Accompanist provided)

Call backs, if needed, will be held April 27 and 28. Actors must audition to be seen at callbacks.

Seeking 12 men, 1 woman

Character Breakdown

Interlocutor (Male)
The Caucasian host of the minstrel show and narrator of our story. Confident and always a smile on his face, he constantly talks to the Boys to keep control of the show. Doublings include JUDGE and GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA.
Vocal range top: C4, Vocal range bottom: C3

Mr. Bones (Male)
A minstrel show entertainer. Over-the-top and very characterized. Doublings include SHERIFF BONES, LAWYER BONES, and GUARD BONES.
Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Mr. Tambo (Male)
A minstrel show entertainer always ready with a punchline. Over-the-top and very characterized. Doublings include DEPUTY TAMBO, LAWYER TAMBO, and SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ.
Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: A

The Lady (Female)
A woman in 1955 waiting for the bus after a long day of work. Her memories trigger a retelling of the Scottsboro Boys story, and elicits occasional participation.

Andy Wright (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy and Roy's stubborn older brother. He's looking for river work to make money for his mother and sister, despite being illiterate.
Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: F2

Eugene Williams (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy heading for Memphis, he is sneaking away from his home in Atlanta with a pet frog. The youngest boy of the group. He is the most emotionally vulnerable and suffers from nightmares in jail. Doubling as LITTLE GEORGE.
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: A2

Haywood Patterson (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy. Leaving strong kin in Chattanooga to head to Memphis. Plans to travel and see the world, while looking for work. A natural leader committed to finding the truth and refusing to give in to the demands of white superiors.
Vocal range top: C#5, Vocal range bottom: B2

Clarence Norris (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy traveling to Memphis to begin work on a river barge. He is fed up waiting for handouts, vocal and frustrated with a short-fused temper. Doubling as PREACHER.
Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

Willie Roberson (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy bored of his Atlanta life, seeking thrills in Memphis. Has a habit of stealing from the prison staff. Doubling as ELECTRIFIED CHARLIE.
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Ozie Powell (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy who escaped his saw mill job in Atlanta to seek better employment in Memphis. He eventually is driven to violence against the prison guards. Doubling as RUBY BATES.
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: B2

Roy Wright (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy and Andy's precocious younger brother. Smart, learned, and literate. He helps teach Haywood how to read and write. Doublings include ELECTRIFIED ISAAC and BILLY.Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Bb4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Charles Weems (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy, he is an illiterate man heading home to Atlanta. Doubling as VICTORIA PRICE.
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: B2

Olen Montgomery (Male)
A Scottsboro Boy heading to Memphis to try and get new glasses after being painfully kicked out by his father. He initially tries to escape punishment by blaming others.
Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: B2