Based on Eudora Welty’s novella and Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Robber Bridegroom is a rousing rock-a-billy fairytale with innuendo, mistaken identities and wacky hijinx written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Driving Miss Daisy! Told in “story theatre” fashion, this bawdy show is one of the only genuine bluegrass scores of a Broadway musical with songs like “Marriage is Riches,” “Sleepy Man”, “Prickle Pear and Lily Bud,” and “Steal with Style.”
Rehearsals begin with read through November 15 and staging / music on November 28. Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal.
All singers should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a standard Broadway song of your choice. You must bring your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided by the theatre. No singing to tracks or a cappella singing please. Be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for simple, fun dancing. Bring a headshot and resume if you have them. Please be prepared to disclose any possible rehearsal conflicts.
We are seeking diverse cast for this production.
Also seeking performers who play percussion / rhythm, harmonica, spoons, tambourine or similar. Not required to be cast.
Auditions will be held at Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street Broad Brook CT.
Contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Jamie Lockhart – gentleman robber. Very Charming.
Age Range 20s to 30s.
Clemment Musgrove – wealthy planter, father of Rosamund.
Age Range 50s
Salome – Musgrove’s second wife; unpleasant, strong willed.
Age Range 40s – 50s
Rosamund – beautiful, if willful, daughter; naïve and trusting.
Age Range 20s
Little Harp – not very bright robber, foe of Jamie.
Age Range 20s – 30s
Big Harp – the head of Little Harp’s older brother, brains of their thievery.
Age Range 30s
Goat – a simpleton boy.
Age Range 20s to 30s
Goat’s Mother – too many ugly children on her hands.