1776 Auditions at the Whidbey Playhouse
Playhouse announces the auditions for 1776, the Broadway musical.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 11th, from 1pm - 5pm; and Sunday,
January 12th, from 6pm - 9pm at the Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio located at
730 SE Midway Blvd, in Oak Harbor. Call-backs, if needed, will be Tuesday,
January 14th, at 6 pm.
directed by Gaye Litka, will run weekends during the month of April (April
4-27). The music for this production is under the direction of Heather Good, with
choreography provided by Daunne Zinger.
consists of 23 men, age 15-70+, and 2 women. There is no chorus in this production.
female roles are Abigail Adams, (age 30-50) soprano, and Martha Jefferson, (age
18-35) mezzo-soprano. A dance background for Martha Jefferson is strongly
prepared to sing 16 bars of music. An accompanist will be provided. Plan to be
ready, if asked, to sing a song from the show if you are seeking a particular
role. Wear comfortable clothing as a light dance will be required. Bring a
resume, if you have one, and a recent photo.
- John Adams (baritone to tenor) lead role of the
show. Must be able to play early mid 40's age and smaller stature is desired.
Solo singing throughout the entire production.
- Thomas Jefferson (baritone) Six feet or taller, soft
spoken author of the declaration.
- Benjamin Franklin (baritone) Must be able to play witty
70+ aged character. Sings small solo lines throughout.
- Edward Rutledge (high baritone-tenor) Must speak with
elegant southern accent, he is the delegate from South Carolina. Sings solo
"Molasses, to Rum, to Slaves".
- John Dickinson (baritone to tenor) Strong dramatic
role ranging from cool to antagonistic. Sings solo "Cool Conservative
- Abigail Adams (soprano) the wife of John Adams.
Ages 30-50 years, must be able to play late 30's. No dance is required. Solo
- Martha Jefferson (mezzo-soprano) The wife of Thomas
Jefferson. Ages 18-35, to play late 20's. A strong dancer. Sings solo "He
Plays the Violin".
- The Courier (tenor) Ages 15-30 to play a
teenager. Sings solo "Mama Look Sharp".
- John Hancock (baritone) Strong statesman or leader
appearance. Sings a solo part in "Cool Conservative Men".
- Charles Thompson (high baritone to tenor) The very
business-like secretary. Sings solo in "Is Anybody There?"
- Col. Thomas McKean (bass to tenor) delegate from
Delaware, speaks with a Scottish accent.
- Stephen Hopkins (any range) to play crusty,
out-spoken, 70+ aged delegate from Rhode Island.
- Andrew McNair (baritone to tenor) is the custodian
for the building. Actor must be able to play 55+ or older seasoned character.
Strong comedic skills and abilities to improvise is a plus. He sings in the
trio for "Momma Look Sharp".
- A Leather Apron (high baritone to tenor) must play
late-teen to early 20's aged apprentice to custodian. He sings in trio
"Momma Look Sharp".
remaining Congressional member roles are open to any age to play 25+ to 70+.
Characters' ages, vocal range and stature are to be determined by director at
the time of the audition. All efforts to keep this historically accurate will
additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com.