Tuck Everlasting Auditions
Auditions for WTG’s spring musical production of Tuck Everlasting will be held Tuesday, December 4th and Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM at the Westfield Woman’s Club, 28 Court Street in Westfield.
The auditions will consist of a singing audition, an acting audition, and a dance audition.
All auditioners are asked to please prepare a short song – 32 measures from a contemporary, non-“pop/rock,” Broadway show (ex.: Anastasia, Amelie, Big Fish, Bright Star, Dear Evan Hansen, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The Great Comet, Matilda, Once On This Island, Disney musicals, etc.).
The use of backing tracks is encouraged; an accompanist will also be provided.
Equipment will be available to play all types of media.
No Acapella auditions will be permitted.
Those interested in principal roles will also be asked to perform cold readings from the script.
Sides will be provided at the auditions.
For characters where a specific age is listed, the actor must be able to “play”/look that age.
Winnie Foster: 11yo; girl longing for romance & adventure, subtle actress, comic timing (Soprano)
Mae Tuck (Ma): 40’s/50’s; Matriarch, homespun wisdom is leavened by her humor and girlish delight (Mezzo-soprano)
Betsy Foster: 30’s/40’s; Winnie’s Mother; gentle woman broken by grief, fear, loss; brave, unbending (Mezzo-soprano)
Nana: 60’s/70’s; Grandmother of Winnie, loopy old woman, but a loving grandmother/mother (Alto)
Jesse Tuck: 17yo, light & laughing, eternal youth with shadow of loneliness, sing well (Tenor)
Miles Tuck: 23yo; burned & bitter man, lost wife & child, doomed to live with regret (Tenor, baritone)
Angus Tuck (Pa): 40’s/50’s Vibrant, virile man, indulgent father, fond (if forgetful) husband, deep love (Tenor)
Man in the Yellow Suit: 40’s/60’s; Nefarious leader of a traveling carnival in search of fountain of youth (Tenor)
Hugo: 17yo, shy, awkward, goofy; Constable Joe’s sidekick and son (Tenor)
Constable Joe: 40’s/50’s; Head of police force, seemingly a buffoon, but has sharp wit and kind heart (Tenor)
Ensemble: Various memories, spirits, travelers, townsfolk, carnival workers, and patrons. The ensemble should be comprised of 6 to 8 men and 6 to 8 women of varying age as well as one young boy (7-10 y.o.) who are able to move/dance well. The ensemble is an extremely active and important part of the storytelling.
All auditioners will be taught and perform a simple dance sequence at the audition. Time for changing clothes will be permitted if desired.
Tuck Everlasting has many strong dance numbers throughout the show. Principals and ensemble members are required to dance in the show and must be able to move well.
Music Director will conduct a vocal warm up on audition nights starting at 6:45 pm sharp. During your vocal audition, in addition to your prepared song, you will be asked to match pitch and sing a scale.
Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting in January.
Leads are also expected to attend small group rehearsals outside of the posted schedule if needed.
Performance dates/times will be March 29, 30 at 7:30 PM, April 5 at 7:30 PM, April 6 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, April 12 at 7:30 PM and April 13 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.