Auditions

Company Audition Information:

Production Team:

Director: Alex Prete

Assistant Director: Lisa Shinn

Vocal Music Director: Matthew Dohm

Choreographer: Kendall Nicole Sigman

Stage Manager: Katy Cawley

Producer: Matt Kopp

 

Audition Dates:

November 1st & 2nd from 6-10pm

We are also accepting video submissions for auditions*

Callbacks will be by invitation on November 5th & 6th from 6-10pm

All roles are non-paid

Everyone is welcome to come either audition day at anytime.

Read-Thru will be Thursday, November 9th from 7-10pm

 

*All video submissions should be sent to company@ftptheater.com by November 5th.

 

SHOW DATES:

January 26th, 27th, 28th and February 2nd, 3rd &4th!

 

Audition Location: 306 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

 

PREPARING for the AUDITION:

Casting actors ages 18 and up. Please come prepared with a 30-60 second long comedic or dramatic contemporary monologue. Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of music in a genre or style similar to Company (Sondheim included). Be sure to bring sheet music for the accompanist, preferably in a binder. We will have monologues to choose from should you be unable to find one prior to auditions.   Depending on the role(s) you will be auditioning for, you may also be asked to cold read selections from Company. There will be forms that will need to be filled out before auditioning, please fill them to the best of your abilities. You are encouraged to bring a resume and head-shot if you have one available for the Production Team. For questions you can email company@ftptheater.com.  We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

 

WHAT IS COMPANY ABOUT?:

 

From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

 

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelor’s d during a hilarious array of interactions.

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Robert

The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Sarah

Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Harry

Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Susan

A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Peter

Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Jenny

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

David

Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Amy

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Paul

Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Joanne

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Larry

Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Marta

A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Kathy

An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

April

A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3