Auditions

IF/THEN

Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Direction by Julia Moriarty
Music Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire

AUDITION DATES


Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St, Kansas City MO 64106

NOTE: If you have worked with this Director or Musical Director before, there is no need to come to the open call. Please email your interest to the director at jkmoriarty@gmail.com by Friday, December 6th.

EXPECTATION AND PREPARATION

Auditions will be an open call and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.

Please provide sheet music...no CD's and no a capella auditions. An accompanist will be provided.

Please provide a Headshot/Resume (if available).

Invited Callbacks will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at The Arts Asylum. Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from the show (sides will be provided) and dance. If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that evening, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece. You will be notified by email if you are invited to callbacks.

Rehearsals will begin February 9th at Prairie Baptist Church, 75th & Roe. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday 2pm – 5pm & Monday - Thursday nights from 7 – 10pm. Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (3/22-3/25)

PRODUCTION DATES:

March 26 – April 5, 2020
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th in Kansas City, MO.

SYNOPSIS:

With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, If/Then is a fascinating, ambitious and original new musical. If/Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led.

Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today and all of the possibilities of tomorrow. With a powerhouse role for a leading lady and rich and complex supporting roles, this show celebrates dynamite talent and the power of great storytelling.

CAST BREAKDOWN:

We strongly encourage submissions for Principal & Supporting Roles from artists who self-identify as Black, White, Asian, Indigenous, Latino or Multi-Ethnic and we encourage actors to indicate interest in any roles that fit their gender identity at auditions.

Age ranges are approximate and not intended to exclude actors from consideration.

PRINCIPAL ROLES

  • Elizabeth, An urban planner, newly returned to New York City. Female, late 30s. Vocal range A3-E5
  • Josh, A doctor and Army Reservist. Male, 30s. Vocal range C2-A#4
  • Kate, Elizabeth's neighbor, a kindergarten teacher. Female, 30s. Vocal range: A3-F5
  • Lucas, Elizabeth's college friend, a community activist. Male, late 30s. Vocal range: B2-Ab4
  • Stephen, Elizabeth's grad-school colleague, a city planner. Male, late 30s- early 40s. Vocal range: D3-D4

SUPPORTING ROLES

  • Anne, Kate's girlfriend. Female, 30s. Vocal range E4-C5
  • David, A pediatric surgeon. Male, 30s.
  • Elena, A city planner. Female, 20s. Vocal range: E4-C5

ENSEMBLE ROLES

All Ensemble Actors must be strong actors / singers who move well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, strong, textured characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles. We are seeking full range of male & female voices and ages.

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com.

The Barn Players welcomes and values all forms of diversity as we strive to better represent the performing arts community in Kansas City.

Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

Upcoming Audition Dates
More information will be posted when available.