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Western Reserve Playhouse Announces for Jason Robert Brown’s “Bridges of Madison County”
Show Dates March 1-16, 2019
The Bridges of Madison County is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel, and was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). This 2014 Broadway musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?” Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.
With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre’s season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters that tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.
December 15, 2018 from 1-3PM
December 17, 2018 from 6:30-8PM
Callbacks if necessary after 8PM December 17, 2018
Location: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286
Directed By Sarah Coon
Musical Direction by Bryan Bird and David Stebbins
Please prepare one song in the style of the show but, not from the show. Callbacks (If needed) will consist of singing and cold reading from the show. There will be no dance audition for this show.
There are no equity contracts available for this show at this time.
Rehearsals will start early February 2019. This will be a short rehearsal period.
Richard “Bud” Johnson – 40’s – Francesca’s husband
Marian -30’s – Robert’s former wife. A musician, with an artist’s style and soul.
Michael -16+ (needs to play 16-20’s)- Francesca and Bud’s son. Headstrong, and finding himself.
Carolyn –14+ (needs to play 14-20’s) – Francesca and Bud’s daughter. Sensitive, but strong.
Marge –40’s-60’s – Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy, but a caring and loyal friend.
Charlie –50’s-60’s – Marge’s husband. A good Iowa man.
***The Roles of Robert and Francesca are not available at this time. ***
All ages are approximate, and suggest the character rather than the actor.
All characters will double as ensemble roles, including some featured solos.
All roles are open to actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Any questions please feel free to contact, Sarah Coon at firstname.lastname@example.org