French Creek Theatre announces auditions for…

 

BONNIE & CLYDE

Book by Ivan Menchell
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Frank Wildhorn
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Directed by Brittni Shambaugh Addison
Musical Direction by Anthony Trifiletti

The Great Depression. As the country’s corporations, banks and institutions crumble, suffering Americans crave a reckoning. Two upstart criminals emerge from the dust of poverty to become folk heroes for their brazen, lawless and deadly deeds. Strap in for a sleek and sexy musical retelling of the rise and fall of the Barrow Gang. “You’ve read the story of Jesse James of how he lived and died…here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.”

PERFORMANCES
October 13-29
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM
Sundays at 3:00PM

AUDITIONS
July 18 & 19
7:00PM-9:00PM

By appointment only. Call (440) 949-5200 to schedule a five-minute time slot.

Actors should prepare 16-32 bars in the style of the show that showcase their acting ability as well as their voice.  Accompanist provided.

 

ROLE BREAKDOWN

Clyde Barrow
A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety. Bonnie’s reckless, bold, daring lover.
Gender: male
Age: can play 18 to 25
Vocal range: C5 to A2
Bonnie Parker
A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Clyde’s ambitious, stubborn lover.
Gender: female
Age: can play 18 to 25
Vocal range: F5 to G3
Marvin “Buck” Barrow
Clyde’s brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife’s distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal.
Gender: male
Age: can play 25 to 35
Vocal range: G4 to B2
Blanche Barrow
A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow.
Gender: female
Age: can play 25 to 35
Vocal range: Eb5 to G3
Cumie Barrow
A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck.
Gender: female
Age: can play 40 to 55
Ted Hinton
A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie.
Gender: male
Age: can play 18 to 25
Vocal range: A4 to C3
Young Clyde
Gender: male
Age: can play 8 to 12
Vocal range: A5 to B3
Young Bonnie
Gender: female
Age: can play 8 to 12
Vocal range: C5 to C#4
Emma Parker
Bonnie’s widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive.
Gender: female
Age: can play 40 to 55
Preacher
The town’s evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous.
Gender: male
Age: can play 45 to 65
Vocal range: C5 to A2
Henry Barrow
A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck.
Gender: male
Age: can play 45 to 55
Governor Miriam Ferguson
An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh.
Gender: female
Age: can play 40 to 60
Captain Frank Hamer
A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson.
Gender: male
Age: can play 45 to 65
Bob Alcorn
The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.
Gender: male
Age: can play 30 to 45
Ensemble
Store Clerks; Cops/Guards; Bank Customers; Choir; Bread Line Folks
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