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Auditions

Broadway Rose seeks diverse theatre artists to join our mission to create unparalleled musical theater experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities. We hire both Equity Guest Artists and Non-Equity performers and encourage artists of all ethnicities to audition.

Current Opportunities

Broadway Rose Theatre Company is holding in-person auditions for the remainder of our 2022 Season. We are seeking a diverse cast and strongly encourage actors who are members of underrepresented communities to submit. All roles are paid.

Auditions will be held on the evenings of Feb. 28 – Mar. 3. To secure an audition time slot, please click the link below and fill out the online form. Callbacks are by invitation only and will take place in-person at the Broadway Rose New Stage on Mar. 14 for You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownSleeping Beauty, and A Very Merry PDX-mas. Callbacks for The Evolution of Mann will be held on Mar. 12.

We will be casting the following shows from these auditions:

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Directed and choreographed by Dan Murphy
Music directed by Darcy White
Music rehearsals run Jun. 7-9
Staging rehearsals begin Jun. 11
Preview performance Jul. 7
Opening night Jul. 8
Performances through Jul. 31 with a possible extension through Aug. 7

Show Description

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, swoon over crushes, and celebrate the joys of friendship. Based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, this award-winning musical has delighted audiences of all ages with its charm, wit, and heart; inspiring several national tours, television productions, and a Broadway revival.

Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. SchultzBook, Music and Lyrics by Clark GesnerAdditional Dialogue by Michael MayarAdditional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Character Descriptions

Charlie Brown: Male – Baritone (A#2 – F4).  An everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracized by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination.

Lucy Van Pelt: Female – Mezzo-Soprano (G3 – F5). A crabby, selfish girl! She is especially mean to Charlie Brown and her “stupid” little brother, Linus. Lucy is in love with Schroeder who has NO interest in her whatsoever. Lucy is loud, obnoxious, and has a very strong personality. 

Linus Van Pelt: Male – Baritone (A#2 – E4). Charlie Brown’s blanket-toting best friend, Sally’s love interest, the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters; Lucy’s little brother.

Schroeder: Male – Tenor (A#2 – G#4). A piano-playing character (actor is not required to play); Lucy’s love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown’s second best friend after Linus. 

Snoopy: Tenor (C3 – A4). Charlie Brown’s pet dog; philosopher. He has a very active imagination and fantasy life. 

Sally Brown: Female – Soprano (B3 – G#5). Charlie Brown’s younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains or overreacts to situations. 

Sleeping Beauty (Children’s Musical)
Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music directed by Colin Shepard
Rehearsals begin Jul. 5
Opening performance Jul. 20
Performances through Jul. 23
Note that all rehearsals/performances are during the day

Show Description

The classic tale of a beautiful princess who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and becomes Sleeping Beauty. This musical features professional actors supported by an ensemble of young artists from Broadway Rose’s summer drama camps.

Written by Sharon Maroney
with additional material by Annie Kaiser

Character Descriptions

Frankie Frog: Narrator
Queen Lily: Princess Penelope’s mother
King Charles: Princess Penelope’s father
Harriet: an angry fairy
Isadore: a happy fairy
Emerald: a happy fairy
Prunella: a happy fairy
Princess Penelope: A young princess who becomes “Sleeping Beauty”
Prince Albert: Princess Penelope’s admirer

The Evolution of Mann
Directed by Isaac Lamb
Music rehearsals run Aug. 23 – 25
Staging rehearsals begin Aug. 30
Preview performance Sept. 22
Opening night Sept. 23
Performances through Oct. 16 with a possible extension through Oct. 23

Show Description

Henry Mann, a thirty-something New Yorker, is eager to settle down…or so he thinks. After receiving an invitation to his ex-fiancée’s wedding, Henry ­– with help from his lesbian roommate, Gwen – embarks on a quest to find his perfect date in this new musical comedy. Featuring an original score by Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady), The Evolution of Mann is “A great date musical… a witty how-to for establishing lasting relationships.” (BroadwayWorld).

Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen
Book and Lyrics by Dan Elish
Based on the novel Nine Wives by Dan Elish

Character Descriptions

Henry Mann: (30-35) High baritone. Man in his early thirties; a fledgling writer who’s desperate to find a wife to bring to his ex-fiancée’s wedding; he is hapless and flawed, but utterly sweet and charming; he sometimes makes rash decisions at the expense of others, but is always well-intentioned, and often projects into the future rather than living fully in the moment; a modern-day Walter Mitty who is looking for love in the big city.

Gwen/Others: (30-35) Mezzo with a strong mix and belt. A gay woman in the midst of a breakup, Gwen is Henry’s best friend and roommate; she is an avant-garde performance artist who, like Henry, works as a proofreader at a law firm; while trying to get her own life together, she has an instinct about what Henry needs – and isn’t afraid to express it. In addition, this actor plays Harvey Tritone – a lounge singer, an ex-boyfriend, The Great Gatsby’s Jay Gatsby, The Time’s Square Naked Cowboy, and Henry’s mother Mrs. Mann.

Tamar/Christine/Sheilah/Others: (25-35) mezzo with a strong mix and belt. Woman in her late twenties/early thirties to play a variety of roles, including Henry’s three love interests: a sweet girl next door, a downtown hipster, and a WASP goddess, as well as Daisy Buchanan, a girl in the park, and more; extremely versatile and dynamic with supreme comedic chops.

A Very Merry PDX-mas
Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music rehearsals run Oct. 25 – 27
Staging rehearsals begin Nov. 1
Preview performance Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Nov. 24 – OFF) 
Opening night Nov. 25 
Performances through Dec. 22

Show Description

Combining classic carols, holiday pop songs, and original offbeat material created especially for Broadway Rose audiences, this holiday revue reminds us of everything that we love about our “ever green” city. It’s a charming package of all the funky and endearing points of culture that make our city. For two hours you’ll get lost and be reminded that there’s no place like home for the holidays.” (Oregon ArtsWatch)

Conceived by Abe Reybold

Character Descriptions

strong vocalists needed to sing tight-harmony arrangements as well as solos.

Parts available for 1 soprano, 3 mezzo-sopranos, 1 tenor, and 2 baritones.

COVID-19 Audition Protocol

Everyone at the audition and callback are required to be masked in the lobby and when they come in to speak to the accompanist. Once onstage, we’ll ask you to remove your mask to sing (you’ll be onstage alone and about 15′ away from the nearest person). Then you’ll re-mask to go out to the lobby. For scenes, the same rules apply. If reading a scene with another actor, we will keep you on extreme opposite sides of the stage to maintain extensive social distancing. We will be utilizing appropriate ventilation and our HVAC system has been upgraded to include COVID-19 recommended HEPA filters.

At this time, we expect to be performing all shows unmasked, per the theatre mask allowance indicated by the State of Oregon.

Audition Instructions

• 18 years old or older only, please.
• Please prepare 32 bars. (Bring an alternate song in case you are asked to sing something else.)
• Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed). An accompanist will be provided.
• Be prepared to sing a second song if requested. No taped or a cappella music.
• Please bring a current non-returnable photo and resume.
• Please bring your calendar to list your conflicts.
• Please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier than your audition time to complete an audition form.
• All artists should dress in a way they feel is appropriate for the character or show for which they are auditioning.
  For those auditioning for female roles, we recommend wearing a skirt or dress and heels or flats.

Scripts are available for perusal by arrangement with Dan at dan@broadwayrose.org.