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Auditions (Calgary): The Raven – A New Musical

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Auditions (Calgary): The Raven – A New Musical


Loosely based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

 Music and Lyrics by Hilary Hornberger; Book by Stephanie Fowers

Production and Recording dates:  March 15th and 16th, April 5th and 6th

 Seeking Non-Equity, Strong Musical Theatre Singers to audition for up-coming Staged Reading/Cast Recording of



Friday February 1st, 2013 – 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday February 2nd, 2013 – 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.


 Monday, February 4th

Evergreen Studios (2633 Hochwald Ave SW)


 Rehearsals:  Will begin Monday February 13th,

A Second Reading will take place on April 5-6th with Rehearsals running April 1-5th, 2013.

(Cast members must be available for both Reading dates.  All Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and Saturdays)

Casting Requirements:  (The ages of the characters are approximate.  We are looking for actors who can portray these ages, but we are more interested in the vocal quality then the physical age.)

Edgar: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Male 18-30

DEATH: (Bass/Baritone) Male 18-40

RUFUS: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Must be able play a dandy fool/fop (very high tenor) and also an alter-ego of Death (deeper richer baritone) Male 18-30

RAINE: (Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 18-30

LENORE: (Lyric Soprano, but with an edge) Female 18-30

EFFY: (Alto/Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 18-30

ROMAN: (Tenor-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 18-30

DEATH HUNTERS: 4 Women-(Strong Belter with a Rock Edge); 4 Men-(Strong Belter with a Rock Edge)

 Approx. 18-40

LADY HELEN ROSEWICKE: (Mezzo/Alto) A snobby Matron of Society.  Effy’s Mother.  Female 40-60+

LADY PERDITA BLAQUE: (Mezzo) A proud Matron of Society.  Roman’s Mother.  Female 40-60+

LADY ADELE WORTHAM: (Soprano) The most sour and most ancient Matron of Society.  Rufus’s aged Aunt.

 Female 40-60+

DUKE OF BILLINGSHEAD: (Bari/Bass-Comedic) Lenore’s grandfather, much to his son’s chagrin won’t die and pass on his

  title. Billingshead’s had enough of society, and says what he likes.  Male 40-60+

DUKE OF WITHERSFIELD: (Tenor-Comedic) Cronies with Billingshead and Honeywood.  He has an easy laugh and is an

  embarrassment to his honorable daughter, Lady Rosewicke.  Male 40-60+

EARL OF HONEYWOOD: (Baritone-Comedic) The most ancient man in society and the most irreverent, though he can barely

      get his wry comments past his quivering mustache. Male 40-60+

ALGIE: (Baritone) Male (Any age)

WILBEY: (Tenor) Male (Any age)

SHEEBA: (Mezzo): Female (Any age)

ENSEMBLE:  6 Women (Varying ranges and ages); 6 Men (Varying ranges and ages)


• Vocal – Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre piece and 16-32 bars of a rock/pop piece.  Please select pieces which show off your voice and demonstrate your ability to show character and tell a story while singing. Please bring sheet music with piano accompaniment OR karaoke (without vocal) track on a CD or IPOD with attachment. We will have an accompanist there to play for you. NO ACCAPELLA. 
• Acting – Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that shows off your abilities.  If invited to callbacks you will be asked to read from sides appropriate to the role/roles for which you are being considered.  The sides will be made available to you at the audition.  Possible accents required for the musical:  British and Cockney.  If you have experience with these accents we may request to hear them, but accents are not required for the audition.

 To book an audition time, please send a headshot and resume (if available) and requested date and times to:

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