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Vokes Players announce auditions for Fall Musical

Auditions for the Vokes Players Fall Musical* will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 2:00-5:00PM (for YOUNG ACTORS only) and from 6:00 -10:00PM (for ADULTS); and on Monday, May 6, from 7:00-10:00PM (for ADULTS only) at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 (97 Boston Post Road), Wayland, MA. A recent Tony Award-winner for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize finalist, with an Original Broadway Cast album nominated for a Grammy Award, this coming-of-age musical enmeshes the entire family of the lead character as she grapples with a tragic event twenty-five years in the past. The cast of nine includes five female characters ranging in age from 10-42, and four male characters ranging in age from 8-42.

*Contractually, we are not permitted to disclose the production title at this time. However, if you’d like more details, contact stage director Donnie Baillargeon at dkbaillar@gmail.com. Music director is Howard Boles, with choreography by Jennifer Condon.

Use the SignUpGenius link to schedule your appointment and for additional details: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4CA9A923A0FF2-audition

Please prepare a short selection of about 2 minutes or 32-bars from a current musical, something contemporary that is in the style of the show. (For adults, think Next to Normal, Dear Evan Hansen, The Last Five Years, etc.; for children, consider something more pop in the style of The Partridge Family, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds, etc.) Selections should be a bit more dramatic for those auditioning for the Narrator, Father and Mother; more comedic and/or up-tempo for everyone else.

THE STORY: Twenty-five years after her father’s unexpected death, “the Narrator” dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose mercurial temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, “the Narrator” relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s business, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the lurking, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. The Vokes Players Fall Musical, whose title cannot be revealed at this time because of a contractual embargo until July 1st, is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about discovering who you truly are and seeing your parents through grown-up eyes and ultimately discovered who you truly are.

 

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