AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
BONNIE & CLYDE
AUDITIONS
Ages 13-24

SUBMIT GOOGLE AUDITION FORM
AND VIDEO AUDITIONS
NOW THROUGH SAT., NOVEMBER 27, 6PM

Video auditions will consist of:
1) Headshot and resume (digital copy or a link will work)
2) Please state your name, age, and the role(s) for which you would like to be considered.
3) 16-32 bars cut from a song in the style of the show.

Submit Video Auditions to
auditions@desertstages.org

SUBMIT GOOGLE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, 2021 (a scheduled breakdown will be provided to invited actors).
Masks may be required during Callbacks. Please plan to get a COVID-19 PCR test at least two days before callbacks. Bring your negative COVID-19 PCR test with you to callbacks.
If you are unable to submit or are having issues uploading your video audition, please contact Lisa Barton Figueroa by email at lisa@desertstages.org.

ORIENTATION
Monday, December 13, 6:00pm

REHEARSALS BEGIN

 December 13 at 6:00pm
A detailed complete schedule will be provided at our first rehearsal.
*some flexibility will be built into this schedule around the holidays.

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED
January 29 – February 13

SHOW DATES
Friday, February 4, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 5, 2:00pm
Saturday, February 5, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 6, 2:00pm

Friday, February 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 12, 2:00pm
Saturday, February 12, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 13, 2:00 pm

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
$100 PRODUCTION FEE per actor under the age of 18.
10 TICKET SALE COMMITMENT per actor.
Show T-shirts available for $20 per shirt.
$50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE. (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

COVID-19 POLICIES
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.
Weekly Covid-19 PCR tests may be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

 
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring live youth theatre back to the DST stage.
For more information, please visit desertstages.org/auditions.
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen/Young Adult Production of

BONNIE & CLYDE

Book by IVAN MENCHELL

Lyrics by DON BLACK

Music by FRANK WILDHORN

Original Broadway Production Produced by KATHLEEN RAITT, JERRY FRANKEL, JEFFERY RICHARDS, BARRY SATCHWELL SMITH, MICHAEL A. JENKINS, HOWARD CAPLAN, BERNIE ABRAMS/MICHAEL SPEYER, HOWARD KAGAN, BARRY & CAROLE KAYE, TERRY SCHNUCK, NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS, COREY BRUNISH/BRISA TRINCHERO, ALDEN BADWAY PODELL/THE BROADWAY CONSORTIUM, PATTY BAKER, BAZINET & COMPANY, UNITERUS ENTERTAINMENT, KEN MAHONEY, JEREMY SCOTT BLAUSTEIN
in association with
STAGE VENTURES 2011 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, DARREN BAGERT, ROBERT G. BARTNER/AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP, BGM, BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, MICHAEL D. COIT, MARY COSSETTE, RONALD FRANKEL, LLOYD FRUGE, BRUCE ROBERT HARRIS/JACK W. BATMAN, CYNTHIA STROUM, DSM/GABRIEL KAMEL, IRVING WELZER

World Premiere of Bonnie & Clyde produced by La Jolla Playhouse
CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY, Artistic Director & MICHAEL S. ROSENBERG, Managing Director

Subsequently presented at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL
MICHAEL DONALD EDWARD, Producing Artistic Director & LINDA DIGABRIELLE, Managing Director

BONNIE & CLYDE
is presented in special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Directed by Lisa Barton Figueroa
Music Direction by Adam Bei
Choreographed by Marley DeGroodt
Stage Managed by Brooke Feldman

 

Please plan to have a COVID TEST with a negative result 3 days prior to your in-person audition. Do your best to quarantine once you have the test. Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!
DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SHORT SYNOPSIS

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

 
 
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.


ROLES:
Clyde Barrow – A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety. Bonnie’s reckless, bold, daring lover. Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: A2
Bonnie Parker – A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Clyde’s ambitious, stubborn lover.
Marvin “buck” Barrow – Clyde’s brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife’s distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal.
Blanche Barrow – A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow.
Cumie Barrow – A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck.
Sherriff Schmid Ted Hinton – A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie.
Young Clyde – Gender: Male; Age: 8 to 12; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: B3
Young Bonnie – Gender: Female; Age: 8 to 12; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: C#4
Emma Parker – Bonnie’s widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive; Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 55
Preacher – The town’s evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous; Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 65; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: A2
Henry Barrow – A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck; Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 55
Governor Miriam Ferguson – An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 60
Captain Frank Hamer – A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson; Gender: Male
Bob Alcorn – The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 45
Ensemble – Store Clerks; Cops/Guards; Bank Customers; Choir; Bread Line Folks