Hair Auditions May 18, 2022 at 6:30pm
The award-winning Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for their upcoming production of the American tribal love rock musical, Hair on May 18, 2022, at 6:30 pm at The Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA. The production is directed by Zoe Bradford, choreographed by Sally Ashton Forrest, with music direction by Robert McDonough.
The Age of Aquarius dawns again! It’s the summer of love, and a group of young Americans are looking to change the world. Hair, the legendary rock musical, bursts onto the stage with its Grammy Award-winning score. Celebrate “harmony and understanding” with Broadway’s first great rock musical.
Adults, age 18-up; all ethnicities. Audition candidates should be strong singers and prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. Please use accompaniment, as acapella auditions will not be accepted. Performers must be vaccinated. Audition candidates may bring their own sheet music, and should also bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required. Actors not available to audition in person are encouraged to submit a video audition to email@example.com. There will be a dance audition. Callbacks will be held May 19, if needed.
Rehearsals throughout the production are held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm, Sundays from 1 to 6 pm, beginning on May 22. Performances of Hair will be held from July 29 through August 21.
NOTE: The ages listed are approximate. Actors cast should be able to “play” these ages. In reference to the character descriptions below – The characters in this show are on the binary and written with he/him or she/her pronouns as you will see in the following descriptions. However, we seek to be as inclusive as possible and ask gender non-conforming, gender queer, transgender and non-binary actors to list on the audition form the roles they most identify with. We also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.
Berger – Male, 20-29. Charismatic and anti-establishment leader of the Tribe. Edgy and high energy, sings “Donna” and “Hair;” Vocal Range: high baritone
Woof – Male, 20-29. Soft mannered and spiritual. Exploratory of his sexuality with a strong admiration for both Berger and Mick Jagger. Sings “Sodomy;” Vocal Range: tenor with rock falsetto
Hud – African American, Male, 20-29 Unabashed bordering militant with a big heart. Making his voice heard in a world unwilling to listen. Sings “I’m Black” and “Ain’t Got No;” Vocal Range: bass/baritone
Claude – Male, 20-29. Berger’s softer spoken best friend. Unsure of whether or not he will follow the draft into Vietnam. Somewhat of a Christ figure in the Tribe. Sings “Manchester England” and “Where Do I Go;” Vocal Range: high baritone – tenor
Jeanie – Pregnant, mystical, She is the mother hen of the tribe and keeps tabs on everyone. Strong comedy skills. Vocal Range: Alto
Dionne – African American, Female, 20-29. Vivacious and free spirited. Spreads love freely as she sees fit. Sings “Aquarius;” Vocal Range: strong belt
Crissy – Female, 20-29. One of the younger and more naïve members of the tribe. She is hung up on a man she’ll most likely never encounter again. Vocal Range: high folksy voice
Sheila – Female, 20-29. NYU student, protestor, demonstrator, radical but with a soft side. Sings “Easy to Be Hard” and “Good Morning Sunshine”. Vocal Range: high belt
Margaret Meade/Dad: Can be older member of tribe or singular actor. Must be versatile and able to portray both Claude’s pro war father and a curious female tourist. Very strong comedic skills and a strong falsetto.
Mom: Female tribe member who doubles as Claude’s neurotic mother. Strong comedic acting. No specific singing required
Hubert: Can be older male or member of tribe. Margaret Meade’s unsuspecting and doting husband. No specific singing required
Ensemble – Any gender, 20-29. All types, strong versatile singer/actors who move well to play multiple roles; open on vocal range. There are numerous other songs and solos performed by Tribe members not in the named cast.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com.
Tickets for Hair are $48, with Premium Seating at $56. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. For a complete performance schedule, to order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.companytheatre.com. The box office is open Monday 10 am to 5 pm and Thursday 11am to 6 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible. For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook and Twitter.
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The Company Theatre requires all performers over the age of 5 are required to be vaccinated in order to participate in our productions.