HANDS ON A HARDBODYbook by Doug Wrightlyrics by Amanda Greenmusic by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green
co-directed by Mary Tiballi Hoffman & Danny Hoskinsmusical direction by Matt Wegmanchoreography by Mandi Lynn Griffith-Gurell
Audition: Saturday, December 3 at 2pmCallbacks: Sunday, December 4 at 6pm
THE PROCESS:Rehearsals: beginning February 5, 2017Tech: March 11 through 16Show: March 17 through April 2
Initial auditions will consist of both a dance and vocal audition. Please prepare two contrasting 32 bar selections. Contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock/country are appropriate. Bring your headshot, resume and calendar with you to auditions and be prepared to move. Accompanist will be provided, please bring music in the correct key. No appointment necessary.
Questions or to request a perusal copy of the script, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (casting 6 women and 9 men; ages 20s – 60s) Blackfriars practices color-blind casting. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and ages.
J.D. Drew (age 60s): A ‘good-ole boy’ with a high wattage grin, easy going and friendly
Kelli Mangrum (age 20s): High energy and steel ambition
Benny Perkins (age 40s): A worn and weary Texan with a sly smile and lots of homespun philosophy
Greg Wilhote (age 20s): A ‘boy next door’ kid with lofty dreams
Chris Alvaro (late 20s – early 30s): Ex-military with a heavy weight on his shoulders
Ronald McCowan (age 30s / African-American): Big heart, happy soul, and a lady’s man
Heather Stovall (late 20s – early 30s): Flirtatious and big personality
Virginia Drew (age 50s): J.D.’s wife, sweet and spunky
Mike Ferris (late 30s – early 40s): Sales manager and Nascar fan
Cindy Barnes (mid-30s – early 40s): A former Miss Gregg County, fond of pageant hair and pastels
Jesus Pena (late 20s – early 30s / Latino American): Driven and passionate with high hopes of hitting it big
Norma Valverde (age 40s-50s / Latino American): Proud Latina woman with a giant heart
Janis Curtis (age 50s-60s): A tough old bird with sun-burnished skin and missing teeth
Frank Nugent (age 40s-60s): A die-hard cowboy to the end
Don Curtis (late 40s – late 50s): Janis’ husband and a bit of a joker (doubles as Dr. Stokes)