The Chatham Players is seeking performers for their upcoming production of “Tuck Everlasting, The Musical” with Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle, Music by Chris Miller and Lyrics by Nathan Tysen. Based on the novel “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt. The production runs May 8-23, 2020 at the Chatham Playhouse. Jeffrey Fiorello directs, Lois Buesser is Musical Director and Amanda Grace, the Choreographer. Rehearsals to begin early March.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 16th and Sunday, February 23rd at 7pm at The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave, Chatham, NJ. Please prepare 32 bars of a song (in the style of the show). Be sure to bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Performers may be asked to stay to learn and perform a short dance combination. Headshots and resumes are not required but gladly received. Callbacks will be held by request only on Monday, March 2nd at 7pm.
The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at 201.563.0362 or email email@example.com. For directions or additional information, please visit www.chathamplayers.org.
What would you do if you had all eternity? 11-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
Casting Breakdown – Seeking 9 Women, 12 Men, 1 Girl and 1 Boy
WINNIE FOSTER: Girl – 11 (11 – 14). Soprano / Belt / Folk A3 – E5. Longing for romance and adventure, subtle actress with good comedic timing. Dancer.
JESSE TUCK: Male – 17 (17 – 25). Tenor / Belt / Folk F3 – C5. Light & laughing, eternal youth with shadow of loneliness. Dancer.
MAE TUCK (Ma): Female – (40 – 50). Mezzo- Soprano / Belt / Folk. A3 – E5. The Matriarch, homespun wisdom is leavened by her humor and girlish delight. Moves well.
ANGUS TUCK (Pa): Male – (40 – 50). Bari-Tenor / Folk / Belt. E3 – B4. Vibrant, virile man, indulgent father, fond if forgetful husband. Deep love for his family. Moves well.
MILES TUCK: Male – 23 (21 – 32). Bari-Tenor / Folk / Belt. F3 – C5. Burned and Bitter man. Lost his wife and child. Doomed to live a life with regret. Moves well.
MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT: Mature Male (50 – 75). Bari-Tenor G3 – B4. Nefarious leader of a traveling carnival in search of the fountain of youth. Dancer.
BETSY FOSTER: Female (35 – 45). Mezzo- Soprano (Legit) A3 – E5. Winnie’s Mother; gentle woman broken by grief, fear and loss. Brave, and unbending. Moves Well.
NANA: Mature Female (50 – 75). Alto / Folk A3 – C#5. Grandmother of Winnie, loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother and mother. Excellent Comic timing. Non-Dancer.
HUGO: Male – 17 (17 – 25). Tenor / Folk / Country G3 – C5. Shy, awkward, goofy. Constable Joe’s sidekick and son. Dancer.
CONSTABLE JOE: Mature Male (50 – 75). Baritone / Folk / Country F3 – B4. Head of police force, seemingly a buffoon, but has sharp wit and kind heart. Moves Well.
5 Males: Ages 17 – 35. Strong Singers and Dancers.
1 Male: Age 35 – 55. Strong Singer / Mover.
5 Females: Ages 17 – 35. Strong Singers and Dancers.
1 Female: Age 35 – 55. Strong Singer / Dancer.
1 Boy: Age 8 – 12. Dancer.