Audition Details for Oklahoma! – May 6

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Mens Dance Troupe Audition! We will be holding a DANCE ONLY audition for our men’s ensemble on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30pm at the Syracuse Community Center. Please bring your completed audition form, conflict calendar and a headshot if available.

Cast auditions for Oklahoma will be held Saturday, May 6th, from 9am -1pm at the Syracuse Community Center, 1912 West 1900 South in Syracuse. This year, in an effort to limit the wait time, we will have people sign up for an audition time. Walk-ins will be welcome, but priority will be given to those with a scheduled audition time.

If you are unable to join us for auditions we will accept a video audition if it is submitted before May 6th at 9:00am. Please submit video audition, Audition Form, and Cast Conflict Calendar to info@syracuseutaharts.org

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Please download, print, and fill out the Audition Form

Please download, print, and fill out a Cast Conflict Calendar

Please be prepared to sing a short excerpt (about 16 bars or 30 seconds) from a Broadway Musical in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. A CD player and MP3 hookup will also be available. *Those interested in being considered for the role of Aunt Eller should prepare a 30 second monologue. Please bring your completed audition form, conflict calendar and a headshot, if available.

All roles are open. All roles are volunteer. If cast, you may be responsible to provide part or all of your costume and props. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. There will be five performances on August 3, 4, 5, & 7 with a matinée on the 5th.

See Character Descriptions.

Cast Callbacks will be May 9th from 6pm to 9pm at the Syracuse Community Center, by invitation.

Dance only auditions will also be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30pm. We are in need of male dancers. There will be a dance only audition for those who would like to participate without the vocal audition. Please bring your completed audition form, conflict calendar and a headshot, if available.

Pit orchestra auditions will be held Saturday, May 6th from 10 am till noon at the Syracuse Community Center. Tim Koster will be directing. Auditions are first-come first-served. Please come prepared to play an étude or other piece that showcases your talent and skill. Plan to possibly sight-read music as well. Please bring a completed Pit Orchestra conflict calendar.

Please download, print, and fill out a Pit Orchestra Conflict Calendar

Please email info@syracuseutaharts.org with any questions.


Character descriptions are as follows:

Character Description
Laurey
Female,
Soprano
She has an innocence and yet an air of knowledge about her. She lives with her Aunt Eller on a ranch and is in love with Curly, though she may not admit it.
Curly
Male,
Baritone
Has a confident swagger and deserves it, he is the most handsome man in the whole county. He is in love with Laurey, but refuses to admit it. He’s a cowboy and the romantic lead.
Aunt Eller
Female
Mezzo
She acts as the town’s aunt, a fun-loving caretaker. She watches over the town and a ranch with her niece, Laurey and a hired hand, Jud. She sees the good in everyone.
Will Parker
Male
Tenor
Will is a cowboy who is skilled enough to compete in rodeos. Being able to do rope tricks is a plus. Will is a dance role, tap dancer preferred. He is interested in Ado Annie, but isn’t the brightest bulb.
Jud Fry
Male
Baritone
Described as dark and growly by others, Jud takes care of the ranch Laurey and Aunt Eller live on. Jud does not fit in with the society he lives with, he is seen by most as an outsider and misunderstood. He has feelings for Laurey. He works hard to take care of Laurey and Aunt Eller on the ranch.
Ado Annie Carnes
Female
Soprano
Andrew Carnes’ daughter, she “Can’t Say No” to anyone. She wants everyone to be happy. Her heart is always in the right place, but she isn’t always the best judge of character. A comic, romantic lead, she is wooed by Ali Hakim, but deep down she feels a connection to Will parker.
Ali Hakim
Male
Traveling peddler who says he’s from Persia (present day Iran). Though we aren’t sure how much of what he says we can believe. He, like Jud, is an outsider to this community but not feared by most. He likes pretty things and women. He pursues Ado Annie and Gertie Cummings.
Gertie Cummings
Female
Alto or Soprano
From the next town over, she has eyes on Curly and isn’t waiting around for Laurey to say no to him. She has a unique laugh.
Andrew Carnes
Male
Tenor
He is very protective of his daughter, Ado Annie. He doesn’t want Will Parker to marry her because he believes the cowboy’s life to be risky and unreliable. To prove this isn’t true he asks for Will to maintain $50 in order to have his daughter’s hand in marriage. He is a rancher, and doesn’t feel very kind to cowboys in general.
Other Named Characters
Male and Female
Varying vocal ranges
Ike Skidmore, M, Baritone, Owns the ranch where the Box Social takes place.

Cord Elam, M, Tenor/Bari/Base, Is the Federal Marshall in town and oversees legal “trial” of Curly after the stabbing.

Slim, Fred, Mike, Joe, Sam, Tom, Jess Chalmers
Farmers and Cowhands who are friends of Curly and Will. (Some solos and speaking parts)

Ellen, Kate, Virginia, Vivian Sylvie, Aggie, Armina
Farmer’s daughters and friends of Laurey. (Some solos and speaking parts)

Ensemble
Territory Folk – men, women and children who dance and sing

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