Auditions for Carrie the Musical
Directed by Shelby Elise Maticic
Music Direction by Helen Morris
December 28th & 29th (10am-1pm)
Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday Jan 4th from 10am-1pm.
Video submissions will be accepted through Dec 29th.
To secure an audition spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org with full name, resume, headshot (no weblinks) and specify if you need a specific audition window.
Auditioners should prepare 32 bars of a contemporary rock musical song with a backing track, and 1 contemporary monologue (keep it truly contemporary…something from the past 20-30 years please).
Show Rehearses: Jan 5-Feb 13 (Sundays-Thursdays 6-10PM, some Sundays from 2-8 pm)
Show Performs: Feb 14-15, 20-22, 27-29 @ 7:30pm/ Feb 15-16, 22-23, 29 & March 1 @ 2:00pm
Synopsis: Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
Carrie White: (Must be able to play 17 years old) A painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been a victim of her classmate’s cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling into graceful, and then vengeful, swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.
Margaret White: (Must be able to play Mid 30s to Mid 40s.) A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie. In the end, she proves to be a religious extremist. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening. Seeking a fantastic actress with a great voice.
Sue Snell: (Must be able to play 17 years old) Sue acts as a narrator to events of the past in which she was a participant. Sweet, straight-A smart and well-liked good girl who has been popular her whole life. She finds herself participating in an unthinking act of cruelty that changes everything, and a moment of conscience
causes her to embark on a different path that sets her apart from her peers and tests her. Vocally, she has a great pop ballad voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength.
Tommy Ross: ( Must be able to play 17 years old) Tommy is the most popular senior, varsity star athlete, valedictorian, and all-around handsome good-guy. Yet within this icon, also sweetly self-effacing and blessed with the quirky sensitivity of a poet who is not afraid to stand up to peer pressure and do the right thing. His
voice should have an effortless pop quality.
Chris Hargensen: (Must be able to play 17 years old). Chris is a rich, spoiled-rotten, popular beauty who radiates a natural ringleader and a bully. She is arrogant, and has a sense of entitlement that makes her think she deserves to get her own way … and God help you if you cross her. She has serious daddy and anger management issues. Actress must have a powerful, rhythmic rock/belt voice.
Billy Nolan: (Must be able to play 18-20 years old) Now in his 6th year of high school, he is stupid-like-afox bad boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention than in class. Chris manipulates him to do her bidding. His voice is a wailing rocker.
Miss Gardner: Actress, (Must be able to play Mid 20s to Mid 30s) The girls Physical Education teacher. Can be disciplinarian when the situation calls for it, but also a warm fairy godmother figure to Carrie. Goes from angrily wanting to take Carrie and shake her in the shower to protective and encouraging Carrie to dream only to find herself in a situation thats way over her head. Actress must have a warm voice with a solid mezzo belt.
Mr. Stephens: (Must be able to play Mid 20s to Mid 30s) A well intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor who struggles to help students realize their potential. He can also double as other parts vocally, offstage (i.e. Detective, Pastor). Good singer.
Norma: (Must be able to play 17 years old) Gossipy and suck-up to authority, Norma is second in command to Chris’ queen bee. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.
Frieda: Actress (Must be able to play 17 years old) Sue’s brainy pal, she’s an easy going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.
Helen: Actress (Must be able to play 17 years old) Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.
George: Actor (Must be able to play 17 years old) Tommy’s jock wingman since childhood. George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much… Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.
Stokes: Actor (Must be able to play 17 years old) A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be included as one of Tommy’s posse. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.
Freddy: Actor (Must be able to play 17 years old). The wise-cracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, he can’t believe any girl would give him the time of day. Fantastic pop/rock and contemporary musical theatre voice.