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Auditions for Bright Star-Buffalo, NY - Casting ID # 1595356
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Buffalo, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-23-19
Audition Date 06-11-19 Submission deadline 06-10-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Alice Murphy is at two different points in her life: the first, when she is a wild young thing growing up barefoot and carefree in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the second, when she is a well-to-do magazine editor in Asheville, 22 years later. Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection. As a young teen in Zebulon, NC, Alice is hopelessly in love with small town heartthrob Jimmy Ray, the mayor’s son. Although their love was pure, it falls victim to the interference of ambitious parents, and their infant son is whisked away before their happy ending could ever begin. More than two decades later, Alice, now a successful editor of The Asheville Southern Journal, tries to discover the broken strands of her earlier life with Billy’s help.

Role # 1 Alice Murphy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is bright, aggressive, passionate, sassy, and determined. A bit of a rebel. The actress who plays her must be able to play her at 16 and at 38 with no change in makeup, and only hair up or down, glasses, and different clothes. The difference in ages is primarily conveyed through the acting. The actress has two fast costume changes and should be willing to appear in a slip for a crucial but intimate scene with her beau, Jimmy Ray.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is handsome, strong, smart, and independent. He is a good match for Alice and does not want to follow his father's plans for him. The actor who plays him must also be able to portray him at two different ages, late teens and late 30s.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Billy Cane
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is eager, lively, smart, and ready to get on with life now that the war (WWII) is over. He is also a bit naïve.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Margo Crawford
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Like Billy, with whom she is in love, she is smart and lively, and very excited about the possibilities of life. She is a loveable, patient person.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is strong, forceful, powerful and aggressive. He is used to getting his way and will protect the family name at all costs. He could be seen as the villain in the story, but he mustn't be played that way.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 51 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mama Murphy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is kind, hardworking, and caring. She loves and supports her daughter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 51 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Daddy Murphy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is devout, hardworking, stern, but kind. He tries to live the life of a good Christian, but he can make mistakes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 51 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Lucy Grant
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is sassy, seductive, fun-loving, and very much the "modern woman" for her time period which is 1945. She has quite the dry wit. Lucy is the primary dancer, and, along with Daryl, supplies much of the show's humor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Darryl Ames
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Daryl works in tandem with Lucy as the comic duo of the show. He is sarcastic, funny, and intelligent. He does some "dancing."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Dr. Norquist
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is the Murphys' family doctor. He is compassionate and really cares about his patients. He has a sense of humor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 79
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Edna
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She helps Margo in the bookstore. She is lively, friendly, and feminine--very much typical of the time period. She ends up with Max.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Florence
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She also helps Margo in the bookstore and has a similar character. She does not end up with Max.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Max
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is nerdy but not especially bright. He thinks he's in love with Margo, but ends up with Edna.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Kate
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is a government clerk. She is a bureaucrat but sympathetic to Alice's plight.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 41 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Well-dressed Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is friendly and obviously a parent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 31 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -