"A Soldier's Play," 2023
Auditions – Bklyn, the Musical
Sunday, October 15, 2023, 6 P.M., by appointment only
Callbacks Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 7 P.M. by invitation only
Director Shanea N. Taylor and Musical Director Leilani Fenick are seeking a cast of 5 principals and 3 ensemble members who comprise a group known as “The City Weeds”, street performers/storytellers who put on shows underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. This play within a play features a gorgeous pop/rock score as it tells the story of a young Parisian girl who comes to the U.S. to find the father she never knew.
Brooklyn – a famous young Parisian who comes to America to search
for the father she never knew.
Female, late teens/young adult
Soprano (C4 to C6). Rock voice
Faith – Brooklyn’s mother. A famous dancer with a broken heart. She
commits suicide, but reappears to Brooklyn in a dream.
Soprano (D#4 to A5)
Street Singer – the narrator of the piece. Brooklyn’s “magic man” (an
alternative fairy godmother). He leads Brooklyn to her father.
Male, adult/mature adult
Tenor/Baritone (E3 to G4)
Taylor Collins – a young singer from Brooklyn in 1969 Paris.
Brooklyn’s father. Dreamed of becoming a singer and poet; now
down and out – addicted to drink and drugs.
Tenor/Baritone (E3 to G4), rock singer
Paradice – the “Reigning Diva of the Decade” who challenges
Brooklyn to a “Battle of the Divas” at Madison Square
Garden. A tough cookie. Grew up in poverty. A PhD in
Female, young adult/adult
Soprano (G3 to G5) Belting/Rock voice
The City Weeds (3 performers)
Male & Female
The ensemble of the show
Auditionees should prepare 32 bars of a pop/rock song that shows the range and size of their voice (accompanist provided…please bring sheet music in the appropriate key), and a 1 to 2-minute dramatic monologue. Dance auditions will take place at callbacks. Please bring a headshot and resume. Audition appointments can be made by emailing Tom Width at firstname.lastname@example.org.