Audition Information for Fly By Night

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AUDITION DATES:

  • Initial auditions: Wednesday, March 24 after school in music wing
  • Callback auditions: Thursday, March 25 after school in music wing

AUDITION WORKSHOP DATE: Wednesday, March 17 after school

*Audition workshops include teaching/workshopping songs and audition lines*

SHOW DATES: June 25 and 26 at 7:30, June 27 at 2:00
Rehearsals will start mid- to late-April.

AUDITION EXPECTATIONS

All students interested in auditioning must participate in the Wednesday, March 24 auditions. Students called back for particular roles will then participate in the callback auditions on Thursday, March 25. A callback is not a guarantee of a role, and no callback is not a guarantee of no role.

Students should select ONE audition option to prepare with. Men choose from either “Men Audition Option 1” or “Men Audition Option 2” in the folder linked above. Women choose from “Women Audition Option 1” or “Women Audition Option 2.” Callback materials are also available for advance study.

In addition, ALL students auditioning should select ONE set of lines to read (Crabble, Gypsy or Joey) at auditions, from the file labeled “Character Options.” Gender of character does not matter; the point with this audition is to take an over–the-top character from the show and showcase your ability to bring them to life.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in auditioning attend the musical workshop on Wednesday, March 17.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

A star-crossed prophecy. A lot of music. Just not a lot of light. In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker’s humdrum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the Northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

TOTAL CAST: 10-12 people, including 3-5 person ensemble

Actors may play multiple roles, or double as a role and ensemble

CHARACTERS INCLUDE:

Narrator, M, Baritone, Any Age
Our guide through the story. Narrates the action. Must be comfortable memorizing a lot of lines, and with being on stage for the majority of the performance.

Harold McClam, M, Tenor/Bari-Tenor, 20s-30s
A sandwich maker and wannabe musician who falls in love with Daphne, and then her sister Miriam.

Daphne, F, Soprano belt, 20s
An actress who moves to New York with big dreams, falls quickly for Harold and is obsessed with stardom. Becomes Joey’s artistic “muse.”

Miriam, F, Mezzo, 20s
Daphne’s sister who begrudgingly moves to New York with her and becomes a waitress at a diner. Gets a prophesy from a gypsy that she will have a love affair and suffer a “great fall.”

Crabble, M, Any age, Character voice
The crabby owner of the sandwich shop where Harold works. Open to a female actor, but character will be played as male. STRONG character acting required. Over the top.

Mr. McClam, M, 60s
Harold’s father, who is suffering from depression after the recent loss of his wife and is clinging on to the things that remind him of her.

Joey Storms, M, 20s-30s, Bari-Tenor
A struggling playwright who finds a muse (and an obsession) in Daphne.

Gypsy, M or F, Any age
Vocally written for male, but can be played female. The gypsy Miriam encounters who gives her a dark prophesy.

Various other small ensemble roles that will require strong character acting.