Theatre Frisco Audition Notice – A Little Night Music

Audition Notice
Theatre Frisco, www.theatrefrisco.com, 972-370-2266
NON EQUITY

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugo Wheeler
Director – Neale Whitmore
Music Director – Vahn Phollurxa
Choreographer – Emily McClendon Leekha
Stage Manager – Katie Dedman Radke

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Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick’s wife, Anne; Desirée’s current lover, the Count; and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. 

Audition Dates: Sunday, May 12, 6:00 – 9:30 and Monday, May 13, 7:00 – 9:30

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 – 10:00 (Callbacks will include A Weekend in the Country, Now, Later and Send in the Clowns)
By appointment at the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 off Cotton Gin Road east of the Dallas North Tollway.

Reference the revival recording with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury.

All roles are open, 6 Men and 9 Women. Please do not underestimate the role of the Liebeslieder Singers “quintet”, Mr. Lindquist, Mr. Erlanson, Mrs. Norstrom, Mrs. Anderssen and Mrs. Segstrom, as they have the most and complexed singing of any in the show.

Characters:

Desiree Armfeldt – A self-absorbed, once-successful actress now touring the country-side. She becomes entangled in a love triangle with the Count and Fredrick.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range – F#3 – Ab5

Fredrika Armfeldt – Desiree’s witty daughter who is very self-contained and formal with the precise diction of the convent-trained.
Gender: Female
Age: 12 to 16 (will consider older that looks young)
Vocal range C4 – Eb5

Madame Armfeldt – Desiree’s elderly mother; brutally honest and a veteran of discreet encounters with the crowned heads of Europe.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range C3 – F#4

Henrik Egerman – Fredrick’s gloomy son. He is serious but confused, as he studies for the Lutheran priesthood.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25 (note: this character will portray an intimate scene with Petra)
Vocal range G3 – B4 (the ability to play cello a plus)

Anne Egerman – Giddy and virginal; naive at times. A breathtakingly gorgeous child bride and Fredrick’s new wife.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range G#3 – Ab5

Fredrick Egerman – Middle-aged lawyer who is married to his second wife, Anne, and has a son, Henrik, from his first marriage.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range A2 – E4

Petra – Anne’s maid and closest confidante. She seizes every moment to rustle in the hay.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30 (note: this character will portray an intimate scene with Henrik)
Vocal range F#3 – F5

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm – Vain, arrogant, and splendidly proportioned but ferociously jealous. He is Desiree’s newest lover.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range G3 – F#4

Countess Charlotte Malcolm – The Count’s manic depressive, mistreated and downtrodden wife.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range G3 – F5

Frid – Madame Armfeldt’s very handsome butler.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Non to minimal singing role, ballroom dancing skills a plus

The Liebeslieder Singers – The Greek chorus quintet. Strong musical skills a plus. The singers include:

Mrs. Nordstrom – Soprano
Mrs. Segstrom – Soprano
Mrs. Anderssen – Mezzo or Alto
Mr. Erlanson – Tenor
Mr. Lindquist – Baritone   

Bring headshot and resume. Prepare at least 32 bars of 2 contrasting songs. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Singing with tracks will not be permitted.

Performance Dates: July 26 – August 11, Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 on the 3rd Saturday at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center. Actors will receive a stipend. The cast has also been invited to participate in “Broadway on a Tuesday” on Tuesday, July 30. This is optional.

Rehearsals begin the afternoon of Sunday, June 9 for a meet and greet, contracts etc. After that, rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings with a possible Saturday afternoon. It should be noted that the week of June 10th – 13th will be primarily the quintet. July 4th will be off.

To book an appointment, email auditionstheatrefrisco@gmail.com. For additional information on auditions, call 214-673-3081. IF YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME AND ARE UNABLE TO KEEP IT, PLEASE CONTACT US AND CANCEL IT!