Red Mountain Theatre Company is holding auditions for Bright Star on Tuesday, November 12th (with callbacks on Wednesday, November 13th), 5:30-10:00 PM.

 

 

Rehearsals for this production will begin April 14th, 2020 and the show will run from Friday, May 8th-Sunday, May 24th. Performances will be Thurs-Sat evenings at 7:30, and on Sat-Sun at 2:00.

 

 

Auditions will be held at the RMT Cabaret Theatre, 301 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume, & arrive at 5:00 to sign in. We also ask that you RSVP to rpike@redmountaintheatre.org if you plan to attend.
If you have performed with RMT in the past and you are interested in this show, you must RSVP to rpike@redmountaintheatre.org and you will be assigned a time to attend the call back on November 13th.

 

 

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre selection in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for your audition. The show also requires some movement/dance from some specific characters, so please bring clothes comfortable to wear if asked to learn a brief dance combination.

 

 

About the show

 

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

 

 

Character Breakdown

 

Billy Cane
Male
Lead
Tenor

 

Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Male
Lead
Tenor

 

Alice Murphy (ALREADY CAST)
Female
Lead
Mezzo-Soprano

 

Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Male
Supporting
Baritone

 

Margo Crawford
Female
Supporting
Soprano

 

Mama Murphy
Female
Featured
Mezzo-Soprano

 

Daddy Murphy
Male
Featured
Baritone

 

Daddy Cane
Male
Featured
Tenor

 

Lucy Grant
Female
Featured
Soprano

 

Darryl Ames
Male
Featured
Tenor, Baritone
Female and Male Ensemble