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Auditions for “Light in the Piazza” August 17, 19

Audition Dates
August 17th, Thursday beginning at 7PM
August 19th, Saturday beginning at 12PM
Call backs Sunday, August 20th, at 4PM


PRODUCTION DATES
Fridays, October 13th, 20th, 27th @ 8PM
Saturdays, October 14th, 21st, 28th @ 8PM
Sundays, October 15th, 22nd, 29th @ 4PM


Italy, summer of 1953: Margaret Johnson, an elegant and strong willed Southern woman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter Clara, beautiful and surprisingly childish. When a sudden gust of wind sends Clara’s hat sailing to the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, an immediate and intense romance is sparked. As the action unfolds, Margaret attempts to keep the young lovers apart – and is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own hopes as well.


CAST OF CHARACTERS

MARGARET JOHNSON: an elegant and strong willed Southern woman. Warm and appealing with a dry and self- deprecating sense of humor. Mid to late 40’s. Vocal Range: G – Ab (soprano)

CLARA JOHNSON: Margaret’s 26 year old daughter. Young and naïve for her age with a youthful simplicity and exuberance. Mid to late 20’s.  Vocal Range: A – A (soprano)

FABRIZIO NACCARELLI: A 20 year old, handsome and charming Florentine. Youthful and passionate energy. Early 20’s. Speaks Italian, and speaks sings English with an Italian accent.  Vocal Range: Bb – B (lyric tenor)

GIUSEPPE NACCARELLI: Fabrizio’s older brother. A lady’s man. Very Italian. Late 20’s to mid 30’s. The most physical character in the show. Speaks Italian. Vocal Range: Ab – G (baritone)

FRANCA NACCARELLI: Guiseppe’s wife. Very passionate and strong. Unhappy in her marriage but in love with her husband. Late 20’s to mid 30’s. Speaks Italian, and speaks and sings English with an Italian accent.  Vocal Range: Bb – B (mezzo or darker soprano)

SIGNOR NACCARELLI: Fabrizio’s father. Very charming, charismatic and insightful. Loves his family. 40’s to 50’s.  Speaks Italian, and speaks sings English with an Italian accent.  Vocal Range: A – G (Baritone)

SIGNORA NACCARELLI: Fabrizio’s mother. Cunning and intelligent. The foundation of her family. Late 30’s to 50’s. Speaks in Italian, but sings in English, no accent. Vocal Range: C – C (soprano)

ROY JOHNSON: Margaret’s husband, an executive with a tobacco company. Emotionally unavailable and cool. 40’s to 50’s. No singing. Role may be doubled.

ENSEMBLE: Various roles for both men and women ages 20’s to 50’s.  Vocal Ranges E -D


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

To sign up for a specific time slot, please refer to AFD Signup Genius.

Please prepare a short monologue that highlights your range and ability to create a character and highlights your acting ability.

Additionally, please prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show, either two contrasting 16 bar excerpts or 32 bars from a single piece.  Selections do not have to be from musical theater but please do NOT sing songs from the show.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring all your own sheet music in the correct key.  No a cappella auditions will be permitted. 

Bring your resume, recent photo, and a copy of the completed audition form (available here). All will be required to sing and dance at auditions, with possible readings from the script.  Dress comfortably.  Time slots will be available in one hour segments.

Rehearsals will begin late in August:  Sunday afternoons, Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Occasional Tues and/or Wed. evenings cast members will work with Costume Designers.  Times will be arranged not to conflict with rehearsals.  October 12 at 7:30 will be a full dress, full production rehearsal for seniors and high school students.

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