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The Bridges of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIshows.com

 

Audition Info

Audition Dates & Times:
Monday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm

Audition Location
:
Reformed Church of the Ascension, United Church of Christ
1700 W. Main Street Jeffersonville, PA  19403


BRIDGES AUDITION INFO
[printable pdf]

MEET THE DIRECTOR
 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS AND PREPARATION

· Be prepared to PERFORM a song that shows off your range. (legit Broadway preferred; stay away from Pop and Rock).  A song from the show is fine.  The score will be available.  Bring sheet music for anything not from Bridges… in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided.  No a capella.

· In addition, If you are auditioning for the role of Francesca, be prepared to sing measures 30-68 from Always Better.  Francesca Vocal Audition link

· In addition, If you are auditioning for the role of Robert, be prepared to sing measures 104-120 from A Million Miles.  Robert Vocal Audition link 

· Cold readings will also be part of the audition.

· Call Backs – if necessary – will be held Saturday morning, February 24 at 10:30 AM.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Generally, rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons or evening, Monday nights and either Wednesday OR Thursday nights (not both). The schedule will be flexible based on conflicts so PLEASE bring all conflicts you may have from March 4 through the final performance on June 23. Please be honest and as forthcoming as possible as this information is used to finalize the schedule. The two weeks prior to opening night are mandatory rehearsals.

 

If you have any questions or for more information contact the director:

By email at Eileen.ciccarone@verizon.net or leave a message 610-539-barn

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

CHARACTER

GENDER/AGE

DESCRIPTION

VOCAL RANGE

Francesca Johnson

PRINCIPAL

Female, late 30’s/early 40’s

a beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa

 Soprano

 (G3-Gb5)

Richard “Bud” Johnson

SUPPORTING

Male, late 30’s/early 40’s

Francesca’s husband – an Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven’t gotten easier.

Country high baritone (belt F#)

Robert Kincaid

PRINCIPAL

Male, 40-50

a ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer.

Classic folk balladeer, strong high baritone (belt G)

Carolyn

SUPPORTING

Female, 18-21 to play 15

Francesca and Bud’s daughter

Country/rock belter with fluid soprano (A3-C5) 

Michael

SUPPORTING

Male, 18-21 to play 16

Francesca and Bud’s son, a strong farm boy who doesn’t want to be a farmer when he grow up

Country/rock tenor. (goes up to a high A)

Marge

SUPPORTING

Female, 45-60

Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy.

Alto

Charlie          

SUPPORTING

Male, 60’s

Marge’s husband

Bass

Marian

FEATURED

Female 35-45

Robert’s former wife, plays the guitar.

Mezzo-Soprano, (A3-D5)

Chiara

FEATURED

Female 35-45

Francesca’s sister still living in Italy.

(May also play the State Fair Singer)

Mezzo-Soprano, (A3-D5)

Ensemble

Male & Female

     18-60

4-6 mixed voices to play state fair singer, townspeople, waitress, fiddle band, and state fair

Mixed


Staff

Director: Eileen Ciccarone
Producer: Dee Henken
Music Director: Konnie Stark