Directed By Rovin Jay
Choreographed By Sonya Randall
Mysterium Theater is proud to announce auditions for BIG RIVER
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
BIG RIVER runs JuLY 6-29 at the La Habra Depot Playhouse in La Habra, CA
ALL ROLES are open to non-union talent. There is no pay for BIG RIVER.
For your audition, please prepare 32 bars (1 minute) of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Karaoke tracks are permitted but should be seen as a very last resort.
Please bring a headshot or picture and a resume stapled together. Please also bring ALL Conflicts for the entire rehearsal process and run of the show.
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Singing ensemble with many small roles and much doubling possible, consisting of Slaves, Townspeople, Tarts, Mourners, Movers, Patients, Hired Hands
There are 3 Onstage Musicians: a Fiddle Player, Guitar Player, and a Harmonica Player.
The Broadway production used a cast of 7 Women and 14 Men: 9 of whom doubled in various roles.
A Young Fool
Mary Jane Wilkes
Slaves, Townspeople, Tarts, Mourners, Movers, Patients, Hired Hands, et al.*
*Casting Note: Jim, Alice, Alice's Daughter, and appropriate ensemble roles should be cast with African American actors.