Are you ready to “Feel the Earth Move”, are you looking for peace “Up on the Roof”, or do you look for the neon lights “On Broadway”? Do you groove to the elegance of The Shirelles or doo-wop along with the Drifters? Then “come on, come on and do the locomotion” with us at Town! Join us as we celebrate the musical contributions of Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
This show is directed by Hans Boeschen, with musical direction by Tom Beard and choreography by Roxanne Rich. Performances run March 8 – 24. Rehearsals are expected to begin the first week of January.
Please join us for auditions on Sunday, December 3 or Monday, December 4 at 7:30 PM.
All roles are open. Experience with instruments is not required. Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song in the style of the 50’s and 60’s. Sheet music is preferred, but a speaker is available for recorded accompaniments. Dress ready for movement.
Please complete the Beautiful audition form here and bring it with you to auditions.
An aspiring singer/songwriter. A unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from Brooklyn. Talented, good-natured, unassuming and often the peacemaker in difficult situations. A reluctant star with no pretense and a passion for music.
Vocal range: Eb3 – Eb5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner and eventual husband. Innately sympathetic, wounded and tortured. An ambitious artist always striving for more.
Vocal range: D3 – A4 (Tenor)
A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia. He is good-natured, appealing & neurotic. Ambitious, but likable.
Vocal range: C3 – A4 (Tenor)
A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Barry. Carole’s best friend. She is sophisticated, smart & chic with a quick wit. Although self-confident and sarcastic, she is also extremely likable.
Vocal range: G3 – E5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
An influential music publisher and producer. He is a fast-talking, energetic force of nature. Powerful, direct & sometimes intimidating, but he has a real affinity for his writers and artists. A hitmaker. This is a mostly non-singing role.
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range: Baritone/Bass
Carole’s mother. Once an aspiring playwright, she has been broken down by life & her husband’s infidelity. Protective of Carole and unforgiving of her husband’s mistakes.
Age: 40 to 50
The following roles will also serve as ensemble and members of the Shirelles/Drifters/Righteous Brothers:
Neil Sedaka/Righteous Brother (You’ve Lost that Lovin Feelin)
Vocal range: A#3 – G#4 (Tenor)
Nick/Righteous Brother (You’ve Lost that Lovin Feelin)
Vocal range: F2 – G4 (Bass)
Janelle Woods (One Fine Day)/Shirelle
Vocal range: G#3 – D5 (Alto)
Carole King’s childhood friend.
Vocal range: Soprano
Marilyn Wald (Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Vocal range: G3 – C5 (Alto)
A record producer and music executive.
Lead Drifter (Some Kind of Wonderful, Up on the Roof, On Broadway)
Member of the doo-wop group The Drifters
Vocal range: B2 – Eb5 (Tenor)
Back-Up Drifters (Some Kind of Wonderful, Up on the Roof, On Broadway)
Three members of the doo-wop group The Drifters
Vocal range: Bass/Baritone
Lead Shirelle (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow)
Vocal range top: G3 – Db5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Don Kirshner’s secretary
Vocal range: B3 – A5 (Soprano)
Little Eva (Locomotion)/Shirelle
A pop singer
Vocal range: G3 – E5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Something Rotten auditions:
Sunday, Jan. 21 and Monday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 PM
Dates are subject to change. Full notices will be available no less than three weeks prior to the audition dates. Check back here for more details as they become available.
If you have other questions, please e-mail Shannon Scruggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.