Auditions (Edmonton): Jane Eyre, the musical – Two ONE-WAY Tickets to Broadway

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Auditions (Edmonton): Jane Eyre, the musical – Two ONE-WAY Tickets to Broadway

Jane-Eyre-HeaderWe are presenting this musical in an in-concert, semi-staged setting (like we did with Titanic back in 2012) at Myer Horowitz Theatre. Those cast in the production need to be available for a daytime technical rehearsal on November 18th and a school matinee on November 19 at 10am, in addition to the 2 evening performances on November 18 and 19.

There will be two evening rehearsals and one Sunday afternoon rehearsal starting in September. Exact details will be available shortly.

Show dates and tech details:

Tech rehearsal from 8am – 4:30pm on November 18th.

November 18th at 7:30pm

November 19th at 10am and 7:30pm

Auditions:

Thursday, August 28 from 7-10pm
Friday, August 29 from 7-10pm

Callbacks:
Saturday, August 30, 6-10pm

Location: 5951-103A Street (use 58 Ave for access, the studio is located between Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulverad, first bay in an orange roof industrial bay complex)

Director: Linette Smith
Musical Director: Daniel Belland

What to Bring:

Please prepare 2 contrasting musical theatre songs (not from the rock or pop genre, preferably a song from the show).

Those auditioning for the following roles, please prepare these songs:

Jane Eyre – Secret Soul, Painting Her Portrait
Mrs. Fairfax – Perfectly Nice
Blanche – The Finer Things

Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume, even if you have emailed it to us.
We will accept either sheet music, voiceless tracks on mp3 or cd.

Please bring all your conflicts with you to the auditions. Casting will be made with those consideration. Additional absences may result in having to re-cast some roles.

For more information email us at [email protected]

Roles*
Jane Eyre (mezzo 16 – 24)
Mrs. Reed (mezzo 45 – 65)
Mrs. Fairfax (alto 45 – 80)
Helen (mezzo 13 – 18)
Young Jane Eyre (mezzo 8 – 12)
The Vicar (baritone 50 – 70)
St. John Rivers (tenor 22 – 36)
Richard Mason (baritone 45 – 60)
Robert The Butler at Thornfield (baritone 30 – 50)
Mrs. Dent (alto 38 – 62)
Mr. Eashton (baritone 45 – 65)
Mr. Brocklehurst (baritone 40 – 60)
Miss Scatcherd (mezzo 35 – 60)
Marigold (30 – 50)
Mary Ingram (soprano 18 – 25)
Louisa Eshton (soprano 20 – 30)
Adele (mezzo 7 – 11)
Amy Eshton (soprano 18 – 27)
Bertha Mason (mezzo 32 – 52)
Blanche Ingram (soprano 20 – 30)
Colonel Dent (baritone 50 – 75)
Grace Poole (mezzo 30 – 60)
John Reed (11 – 16)
Lady Ingram (alto 45 – 70)
Lord Ingram (Also called ‘Tedo’) (16 – 30)

*Note, we are not casting the role of Edward Fairfax Rochester.

About the show:

Jane Eyre, the musical, with a sweeping grand score, tells a story of an orphan girl who overcomes an abusive childhood and the death of her best friend to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. At Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. On their wedding day she discovers his secret: he already has a wife, an insane lunatic hidden in the attic. Shocked, Jane flees to her childhood home, to find that her aunt is dying. Even though her Aunt had treated her cruelly as a child, Jane forgives her. In her absolution of her aunt, and the realization that she is someone who can love and be loved in exchange, she returns to Thornfield Hill, only to discover it has burned to the ground and Rochester has been blinded. Jane and Rochester are married and soon Rochester’s sight partially returns so that he is able to see his new-born son.

Written by:

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 2000, nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and Best Lighting Design. Marla Shaffel, who originated the role of Jane Eyre won the Outstanding Actress in a Musical Drama Desk Award for her performance.

This is a non-paying show.

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