AUDITION
COMPANY
a Musical by George Furth & Stephen Sondheim
October 17 - 19, 2024 at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St, Oakville

Contact Information

Name
Kim Colburne
Email
productions@botg.ca
Phone
(416) 659-9686
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Location, Dates & Times

Address
Map Burl-Oak Theatre Group Studio Unit 7, 1200 Speers Road, Unit 7, Oakville
Information Day
Thu, May 16, 2024 | 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Audition
Thu, May 30, 2024 | 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, May 31, 2024 | 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Jun 01, 2024 | 10:00am - 03:00pm
Sun, Jun 02, 2024 | 10:00am - 01:00pm
Callbacks
Sat, Jun 08, 2024 | 11:00am - 04:00pm

Production

Director
Michelle Righetti
Music Director
Charlie Henderson
Choreographer
Madison Arnason
CAST INFOMATION

Auditions are open for BurlOak Theatre Group’s Fall 2024 production of Company. Sign up for an audition below and share with your friends!   Info night Thursday May 16 7-9pm.   Join at link >>>>Meet - pnv-pgnj-mqz (google.com)

Company

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by George Furth

Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Producers: Diane Slater and Mike Scalera

Director: Michelle Righetti

Music Director: Charlie Henderson

Choreographer: Madison Arnason

For all roles and characters, Burloak Theatre Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We value diversity in race, disability, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, faith and age. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to attend auditions.

Furthermore, we are particularly interested in casting  actors from a wide range of races, cultures and backgrounds. All parts are flexible in our casting of the show, except as required by the play. 

In-Person Auditions

To be held Thursday May 30-Sunday June 2 5, with at select times below. All auditions are comprised of two parts: an individual singing and monologue audition, and a dance call. Selected  will be invited to callbacks on Saturday June 8, as needed.  

Specific dates are:

Thursday, May. 30: 6:00-10:00 pm 

Friday, May 31: 6:00-10:00 pm

Saturday, June 1:  10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday, June 2: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Dance Call 

Saturday June 8: 11-1 (Group 1 Dance & Group 2 Music Callbacks). 2-4  (Group 2 Dance & Group 1 Music Callbacks

Individual auditions slots are a ten minutes each and must be booked in advance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.

An audition slot may be requested online at:

BOTG Audition Form: Company (google.com)

Prior to the audition, please attach your cv and resume, email current headshot (black/white is fine) and acting resume All questions and inquiries can be emailed to productions@botg.ca

Please dress comfortably and familiarize yourself with the play and its characters in advance.

 For the audition:

 Please prepare two contrasting 2-5 minute songs, one Sondheim and one from contemporary repertoire- Those auditioning as ensemble should prepare one, contemporary song. Please bring a copy of your sheet music. 

  • You may also be asked to do a cold read of the text.
  • For the callbacks, selected actors will be provided with a scene and role to memorize and play in a group setting. 
  • Dancers, please bring appropriate clothing and footwear to both the dance call and callback. 

Those asked for a callback will be notified a minimum of 24 hours prior to your callback, and no later than Monday June 3rd. 

Character Breakdown

Robert

The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah

Harry's hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Harry

Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan

A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter

Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

David

Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul

Amy's fiance. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry

Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta

A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy

An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

April

A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Company is written with an ensemble cast. There are approximately 4 additional ensemble actors who will be cast as party goers, dancers, chorus, and other parts. 

PREPARATION INFORMATON

Important dates to note:

Rehearsals July-October, 2024

Regular rehearsals are expected to be Tuesday and Thursday nights and Sunday 

All rehearsals will be at the BOTG Studio at 1200 Speers Road, Unit 7 in Oakville.

Load in/set up Sunday Oct 13

Tech days/dress Oct 13-16

Performances Oct 17th opening

Oct 18th evening

Oct 19th matinee and evening followed by strike

At the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

 

Company

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

  • www.mtishows.com
SYNOPSIS

Company follows Bobby, who is single and surrounded by married people, on the eve of his 35th birthday. Instead of a linear story, in a series of disparate scenes, Bobby watches the interaction of his married friends and debates whether or not to settle down himself.

Id: 356 Posted: Apr 23, 2024
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ACT-CO Callboard PDOVers. 4.1 Feb 08, 2024 [JBW]