Auditioning at Stage Left:
• Auditions begin promptly at the specified times.
• Please DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES EARLY to your audition as we want to keep the number of people in our lobby regulated.
• Plan on being at the audition during the entire time. Water will be provided. You may not be there the entire time, but it's good to prepare to be.
• If you have a headshot and/or resumé, please bring them with you, or attach to the Pre-Audition form linked with each audition announcement. These are not requirements to audition! If you do not have a headshot, we may request to take a photo of you after your audition. These will be used only for casting purposes and not shared anywhere else.
• Please fill out any known conflicts that you may have during the rehearsal and production dates at the bottom of this form. Be honest: Better to list conflicts than to surprise us later. Having conflicts does not preclude you from being cast EXCEPT during Tech Week (One week prior to Opening).
• For PLAYS, auditions will include selected readings from the script, both individually and with scene partners. Prepared monologues under 2 minutes are encouraged but optional.
• For MUSICALS, please prepare 16 to 32 measures of a song (not from the musical for which you are auditioning) and bring your printed sheet music to the audition. You may also be asked to sing selections from the musical with sheet music provided. An piano accompanist will be provided.
• TRIGGER WARNING to those who audition: Some of our productions at Stage Left include adult themes. Our certified Intimacy Director, Nike Imoru, will be involved with these production, and trigger warnings will be posted on the audition form for each production. You are encouraged to research the play or musical to have a clear understanding of the material's themes and content.
• Remember, if we do not cast you, it doesn't mean that you didn't audition well, or that others were more talented than you. Many factors go into the casting process, and often excellent auditions do not lead to an offered role, while "less-than-stellar" audition do! There are often times when a show is cast and then changes are made after that casting due to conflicts, illnesses, etc., so maintaining a positive outlook during and after auditioning is crucial. More than anything, you are here to show us who you are. Be yourself. Be professional. HAVE FUN.
Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Troy Nickerson & Jeremy Whittington
Music Direction by Cedric Bidwell-Williams
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.
• BRUCE: Alison's Father, Baritone, appears 30s to 40s
• ALISON: Mezzo-Soprano, appears 43
• HELEN: Alison's Mother, Mezzo-Soprano, appears 30s to 40s
• MEDIUM ALISON: Mezzo-Soprano, appears 19
• SMALL ALISON: Alto, Child around 9-12
• JOHN: Alison's younger brother, Treble/Boy Soprano, Child around 6-10
• CHRISTIAN: Alison's older brother, Treble/Boy Soprano, Child around 10-13
• ROY/PETE/MARK/BOBBY/JEREMY: Tenor, plays various ages, 16- 35
• JOAN: Alto, appears 18-22
Please click the JotForm link below to sign up for your audition. You can use this form to upload your resumé, headshot, and conflicts. If you don't have a resumé or headshot, don't worry! These are optional. We may request to take a photo of you at the auditions for reference when casting.