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1776 Mainstage Auditions-Kansas City, KS - Casting ID # 1596143
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Kansas City, KS Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-11-19
Audition Date 06-24-19 Submission deadline 06-23-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It's the summer of 1776, and a fledgling nation is ready to declare independence if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. signing the Declaration

Role # 1 John Hancock (MA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

President of the 2nd Continental Congress, Strong presence, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Charles Thomson (PA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Secretary of the 2nd Continental Congress, Fussy and a little uptight, Not one to share his opinions, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Dr. Josiah Bartlett
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A quiet delegate but who speaks up when matters push him too far, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 John Adams (MA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A hot headed attorney with zero patience, Leader of the movement for Independence, Obnoxious and disliked by most in congress, Loving husband, Story is told through his eyes, Heavy solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Stephen Hopkins (RI)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A heavy consumer of rum with a slight “dirty old man” humor and air to him, A joker but serious when needed, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Roger Sherman (CT)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A cobbler turned congressman and constant coffee drinker, Member of Declaration Committee, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Lewis Morris (NY)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A quiet congressman who though personally conservative does not share his opinions with congress, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Robert Livingston
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A conservative congressman and member of Declaration Committee, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Jonathan Witherspoon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A peaceful preacher, Newest delegate to Congress, Actor will double as the Painter (non-speaking/non-singing), No singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Benjamin Franklin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A highly intelligent and accomplished man, Has a zest for life and doesn’t let much ruffle his feathers, Great sense of humor, Very charming, Heavy solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 John Dickinson (PA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Leader of the conservatives in Congress, Hopes for reconciliation with England, Adam’s greatest challenger, Heavy dialogue, Some solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 James Wilson (PA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A quiet man, Follows Dickinson wherever he goes, Not a man who wants recognition for his own contributions, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Caesar Rodney (DE)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Frail and suffering from cancer, Widely respected in Congress by both sides, A strong voice for independence, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Col. Thomas McKean
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong believer in independence, Not afraid to use force/intimidation to get his way, Scottish accent required, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 George Read (DE)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Only conservative member of the Delaware delegation, Does not get along or work well with his fellow delegates from DE, A bit of a weasel, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Samuel Chase (MD)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A hefty man who is constantly eating during congressional sessions, Conservative but willing to work with the opposition, Ensemble singing.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Richard Henry Lee
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A highly energetic man, Full of himself but not in an unlikeable way, A clown, Must be a good physical comedian, Some solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Thomas Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A quiet but highly intelligent young man, An imposing but handsome figure. Violin player preferred but not required. Heavy solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Joseph Hughes (NC)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A follower of the conservatives, Not one to make his own voice heard – always yielding to Rutledge, Ensemble singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Edward Rutledge (SC)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The youngest member of the 2nd Continental Congress, A southern aristocrat and 2nd in command for the conservatives, A snake in the grass, Some solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Dr. Lyman Hall (GA)
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the newest members of the Congress, Torn between his own beliefs and the desires of the people he represents, A thoughtful man befitting his being a doctor of medicine and philosophy, Ensemble singing.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Andrew McNair
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Charming custodian of the Congress, Good sense of humor, A simple man, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 The Leather Apron
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Young assistant to McNair, Too young to know the hardship of war but still young enough to be eager to get out and fight, Minimal solo singing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 The Courier
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

General Washington’s courier to Congress, Young and knows the hardship of war first hand, Tired from his long journeys but still finding some excitement of being with Congress (or away from battle), Some solo singing.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Abigail Adams
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A highly intelligent woman who serves as her husband’s closest council, She appears only as a figment of her husband’s imagination as she is still in MA while John is in Philadelphia, A lover and a fighter, Heavy solo singing.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Martha Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An ethereal beauty, The lovely young bride of Thomas Jefferson, We see more of the physical/romantic love with her and Tom rather than an intellectual match like John & Abigail, Some solo singing.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Inventors
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking talents/actors to portray the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -