Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Secret Garden Audition Information

The Secret Garden Music: Lucy Simon Book & Lyrics: Marsha Norman

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire, England after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss of his beloved wife Lily, who died ten years earlier during childbirth and distraught over the condition of his bedridden son, Archibald casts a dark shadow over the manor until Mary discovers a secret garden that had once belonged to Lily. By nursing this garden back to life, Mary somehow restores life to her grieving uncle and his sick son.

This uplifting show will fill everyone watching with hope, the promise of joy and love. Go to this You Tube site to watch a review of some of the show’s music at the 45th Annual Tony Awards. There are CD’s of the show and a sample script to borrow before the auditions.

Auditions will take place at Imagination Theater! on Saturday April 21st from 9am to 3pm and then call backs will be on Sunday April 22nd between 1 and 5pm.

Auditioners should bring:
• Five copies of theater resume’
• One head shot
• Sing a song similar to the musical and to the role that is being pursued.
• Dress in comfortable clothing
• Bring lunch and drinks.
There will be an accompanist so bring sheet music or a CD to sing to.

Mary Lennox: female mezzo 8 to 12 lead
Archibald Craven: male tenor 35 to 45 lead
Colin Craven: male soprano 8 to 12 lead
Lily Craven: female soprano 26 to 39 supporting
Dr. Neville Craven: male baritone 25 to 40 supporting
Martha: female mezzo 18 to 30 supporting
Dickon: male tenor 16 to 28 supporting
Rose: female mezzo 21 to 35 supporting
Albert: male tenor 30 to 45 supporting
Ben Weatherstaff: male tenor 40 to 65 supporting
Mrs. Medlock: female spoken 30 to 45 supporting
Ayah: female alto 21-50 supporting
Fakir: male tenor 25 to 40 supporting
Mrs. Winthrope: female spoken 30 to 50 cameo
William: male tenor 18 to 30 cameo
Betsy: female alto 18 to 30 cameo
Lieutenant Ian Shaw: male tenor 24-34 cameo
Alice: female soprano 21 to 35 cameo
Claire: female soprano 30 to 45 cameo
Major Holms: male bass 32 to 48 cameo
Lieutenant Peter Wright: male baritone 24 to 34 cameo
Timothy: male bass 18 to 30 cameo

Email 2012TheSecretGarden@gmail.com for more information on the production.