Brigadoon Auditions

The Grand Opera House Announces Auditions for

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway musical that inspired the classic MGM film. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life.

New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life or stay in Brigadoon — forever. Although it first opened on Broadway in 1947 this will be the first time the musical has been produced by the Grand.

PERFORMANCES: July 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30 PM and July 18 & 25 @ 2:00 PM

Director: Joe Klinebriel
Music Director: Kristen Eby
Choreographer: Megan MacLeod

Auditions:

*Please note: all auditions will be scheduled by appointment, please contact the business office at (563) 588-4356 between 9am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday to schedule your audition or email office@thegrandoperahouse.com. If emailing please state the date you would like to audition, and provide your name, email, and if you are under 18 the contact information of a legal guardian. An appointment time will be assigned to you with a confirmation email.

Sunday, May 16th
Beginning at 1:00pm

Monday, May 17th
Beginning at 6:30pm

Callbacks

Tuesday, May 18
Beginning at 6:00pm

Location:

Auditions will be held at the Masonic Temple, lower lever, 1155 Locust St. Please enter though the 12th Street entrance. When you enter go down the stairs and an audition monitor will greet you

A note on safety:

All those auditioning will be required to wear a mask while in the audition room and waiting area. Masks may be briefly removed while singing. We ask that no guests be brought to the audition. Those auditioning who are under 18 who need an adult to accompany them are asked to limit this to one person. Every attempt will be made to limit the number of people in the space.

During rehearsals, cast will be required to wear masks and every effort will be made to socially distance. As this is a quickly changing situation, we are waiting to make the decision about wearing masks in performance until we are closer to the dates of performance. When making this decision we will take into consideration the availability of the vaccine, and comfort level of cast and crew.


What to prepare:

Actors should prepare a 1 min cut (approximately 32 bars) of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provide.

Actors will be asked to read from a selection of short sides. See links for these sides below the character descriptions. Paper copies will be available at the auditions

All actors should be prepared for a dance/movement audition.
*An advanced combination may be taught during callbacks for those being considered for major dancing roles.
In order to ensure social distancing 8 actors will be scheduled at 5-minute intervals per hour, with the final 15 minutes of the hour allocated for a dance/movement call.

There are no children in Brigadoon but anyone entering high school or older is encouraged to audition.

Seeking Actors, Singers and Dancers to Play:

Tommy Albright, Male Lead, an attractive man with a certain charm, yet with a sensitive, High Baritone/Tenor

Fiona MacLaren, Female Lead, a lovely and frank young woman. Very intelligent, Soprano

Jeff Douglas, Male Lead, good natured buddy of Tommy, Non-Singing

Meg Brockie, Female Lead, sells dairy, full of life. Alto

Andrew MacLaren, Male Supporting, Fiona and Jean’s sincere yet grandiose father. Rough, loud voice and pompous side, Baritone

Jean MacLaren, Female Supporting, Andrew’s shy daughter and Charlie’s betrothed, Mezzo-Soprano

Charlie Dalrymple, Male Lead, Jean’s fiancé, Tenor

Angus MacGuffie, Male Featured, a dairy seller at MacConnachy Square with Meg.

Archie Beaton, Male Featured, a kind Scot who sells fabrics.

Harry Beaton, Male, Supporting, the sensitive son of Archie.

Kate, Female Featured, Jean’s friend.

Mr. Lundie, Male Featured, the kind school master of Brigadoon with a strong accent that is always understood, Non-Singing

Stuart Dolrymple, Male Featured, sells clothes in MaConnachy Square, Tenor

Maggie Anderson, Female Featured, dancing role, smitten with Harry Beaton, Silent

Sandy Dean, Male Featured, candy seller in MacConnachy Square, Bass

MacGregor, Male Featured, salted-meat seller in MacConnachy Square, Baritone

Frank, Male Featured, a New York bartender.

Jane Ashton, Female Featured, Tommy’s attractive fiancé in New York. Glamourous and slightly severe.

Ensemble, Market sellers, sword dancers, bagpipers, townsfolk.

Audition Sides:

Brigadoon Sides for Women

Brigadoon Sides for Men

How to Submit a Video Audition

Actors unable to attend auditions may submit an audition video to the director at joe.klinebriel@clarke.edu. Video submissions should contain 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show showcasing range, a reading of at least one of the selected pieces provided. Adding a dance section to your audition tape is optional. Video submissions must be received no later than 6:30 pm Monday, May 17th

Rehearsals

Full Company rehearsals will begin June 1.

Those auditioning should be prepared to list all conflict or potential conflicts between June 1st and July 10th. Availability for dress/technical rehearsals July 11-15 and all performances is mandatory. Rehearsals will typically run between 6:30-9:30 pm