Auditions

TITANIC

Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone
Direction & Staging by Kipp Simmons
Music Direction by Delano Mendoza

AUDITION DATES

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St, Kansas City MO 64106

EXPECTATION AND PREPARATION

The Barn Players is seeking a large ensemble cast of strong singing actors for their production of Titanic.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: Please download the audition form at thebarnplayers.org (HERE). Please bring a completed copy of the audition form, a headshot, and resume (if you have them). We will have a few forms at the space if needed. If you do not have a headshot, we will take a picture of you at the audition.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE: When you get to The Arts Asylum, please park on the street and do not park in the lot behind the Arts Asylum. That parking lot is reserved for tenants only. Enter the building on 9th Street and check in at the front desk.

AUDITIONING:
• Auditions will be an open call and we will see people in the order that they sign in.
• You will sing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
• Please provide sheet music - NO CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions.

AFTER AUDITIONS:
• You will be notified by email if you are invited to callbacks.
• If you have worked with this directing team before there is no need to come to the open call.

Please email your interest to the stage manager at titanicbarn@gmail.com

CALLBACKS (BY INVITATION ONLY):
All callbacks will take place at The Arts Asylum on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1p to 5p.

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin around January 5, 2020. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday afternoons 1:00p to 5:00p and Monday through Thursday nights from 6:30pm – 10pm. Rehearsals the last 2 weeks may go past 10:00p but staff will be respectful of your time and get you out as close to 10:00p as possible. Tech rehearsal on Sunday, February 9, 2020 will be 1:00p to 8:00p. 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 without prior approval from the director.

PRODUCTION DATES

February 13-23, 2020.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
All performances take place at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St, Kansas City MO 64106

SYNOPSIS

Winner of five Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Musical, “Titanic” tells the true story of the quintessential 20th Century disaster through the eyes the captain, the owner, the designer, the officers and crew members, as well as the passengers from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd class decks of the ill-fated “unsinkable” ship. With Music & Lyrics by the Tony-Award winning composer of “Nine” & “Grand Hotel” and a book by the Tony-Award winning writer of “1776” & “The Will Rogers Follies”, this show is a true modern classic.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES, INCLUDING PRINCIPALS
THOMAS ANDREWS — the ship’s designer and builder – 30-40s
J. BRUCE ISMAY — the ship’s owner, fastidiously dressed, dark hair and moustache – 40s
E.J. SMITH — captain of the Titanic, grey-bearded – 50-60s
MURDOCH — first officer; a Scotsman – 40s
HAROLD BRIDE — radioman – 20-30s
FREDERICK BARRETT — stoker – 20-30s
FREDERICK FLEET — lookout – 20-30s
HENRY ETCHES — senior 1st-Class Steward – 40-50s
JOSEPH BELL — chief engineer – 40-50s
ISIDOR STRAUS — 1st-Class Passenger – 60-70s
IDA STRAUS — Mrs. Isidor Straus – 60-70s
ALICE BEANE — 2nd-Class passenger – 40-50s
KATE McGOWAN — a young Irish girl – 20s
OFFICERS, CREW, PASSENGERS – all ages and types

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

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

All productions for the remainder of the 2019 Season, with the exception of the 6 x 10, have been cast. Audition information for the 6 x 10 will be posted here as soon as it is available.