Auditions
 

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Audition Form
Due Tues, August 9th:


https://forms.gle/vDyB4PdBnu7w3XCE7​
 

Production Application
Due Tues, August 9th:


https://forms.gle/nQSFoCgYcncLLtSp8

 

Audition Contract
(Bring to audition):




 

"The Great Gatsby"

 

Audition: Wednesday, August 10th at 3:30pm

Callbacks by Invitation Only: Thursday, August 11th at 3:30pm
Cast Announced: Friday, August 12th

Show Dates:  October 21, 22, 27, 28 @7pm
First Rehearsal:  Monday, August 15th
Rehearsals: M-Th, 3:30pm-6:15pm (when called)
Rehearsal schedule will be posted every Friday for the following week.
Make sure to bring all conflicts to auditions!
 
WHAT TO PREPARE:
1. Complete the Audition Form by Tuesday, August 9th
2. Prepare the appropriate audition material found in the "audition material" google doc. Each individual auditioning should prepare to present the

material for ONE CHARACTER only.

3. Complete/Sign the Audition Contract to bring to your audition.
4. Attend the AUDITION. There will be a sign-up sheet at 3:30pm for the audition order, first-come first-serve. Students will go in one at a time to audition. Auditions will go quickly, so please be there by right after school! Bring your rehearsal/performance conflicts. 
5. If a callback is needed, you will be contacted Tuesday morning.
6. The cast and crew will be announced Friday, August 12th.
7. First rehearsal is Mon, August 15th.

 

**STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE SHOW AS EITHER CAST OR CREW 

WILL BE ENROLLED IN 9TH PERIOD PRODUCTION***

 
Character Descriptions


Jay Gatsby (Male-identifying) - The protagonist who gives his name to the story. Gatsby is a newly wealthy Midwesterner-turned-Easterner who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved and, eventually, to death.

Nick Carraway
(Male-identifying) - The story's narrator. Nick rents the small house next to Gatsby's mansion in West Egg and, over the course of events, helps Gatsby reunite with Daisy (who happens to be Nick's cousin). Nick's Midwestern sensibility finds the East an unsettling place, and he becomes disillusioned with how wealthy socialites like the Buchanans lead their lives.

Daisy Buchanan 
(Female-identifying) - Beautiful and mesmerizing, Daisy is the apex of sociability. Her privileged upbringing in Louisville has conditioned her to a particular lifestyle, which Tom, her husband, is able to provide her. She enraptures men, especially Gatsby, with her diaphanous nature and sultry voice. She is the object of Gatsby's desire, for good or ill, and represents women of an elite social class.

Lounge Singer (Female-identifying role) - Serves as the narrator The Lounge Singer is a featured lead who sings several numbers throughout the show that express the inner thoughts of the character. The lounge singer must be a STRONG VOCALIST who can sing in the 1920s jazz style, with a diverse range and a lot of stage presence.

Tom Buchanan (Male-identifying) - Daisy's hulking brute of a husband. Tom comes from an old, wealthy Chicago family and takes pride in his rough ways. He commands attention through his boisterous and outspoken (even racist) behavior. He leads a life of luxury in East Egg, playing polo, riding horses, and driving fast cars. He is proud of his affairs and has had many since his marriage. Myrtle Wilson is merely the woman of the moment for Tom.

Jordan Baker 
(Female-identifying) - Professional golfer of questionable integrity. Friend of Daisy's who, like Daisy, represents women of a particular class. Jordan is the young, single woman of wealth, admired by men wherever she goes. She dates Nick casually, but seems offended when he is the first man not to fall for her charms. Although she is savvy, she comes off as somewhat shallow in her approach to life.

Myrtle Wilson 
(Female-identifying) - Married lover of Tom Buchanan. Myrtle serves as a representative of the lower class. Through her affair with Tom, she gains entrance into the world of the elite, and the change in her personality is remarkable. She conducts a secret life with Tom, wherein she exhibits all the power and dominance she finds lacking in her everyday life. She eventually suffers a tragic end.

George Wilson (Male-identifying) - Myrtle's unassuming husband. He runs a garage and gas station in the Valley of Ashes, and seems trapped by his position in life. Eventually, he finds out about his wife's double life, and his response to it helps drive her to her death. Distraught at what happens, Wilson becomes Fitzgerald's way of expressing the despair prevalent in the seemingly-trapped lower-middle class.

Meyer Wolfsheim/Cop #1/Ensemble (Any gender identity) -  Gatsby's business associate and link to organized crime. A professional gambler, Wolfsheim is attributed with fixing the 1919 World Series. Wolfsheim helped build Gatsby's fortune, although the wealth came through questionable means.


Mr. Chester McKee/Cop #2/Ensemble (Any gender identity to play Male-identifying) - One of the partygoers at Myrtle’s apartment in Queens. An artist; comes off as snobby and effeminate. Married to Lucille McKee.

Mrs. Lucille McKee/Dancer/Ensemble (Female-identifying)
 -One of the partygoers at Myrtle’s apartment in Queens. Her husband’s frequent “muse;” comes off as silly and vapid. Married to Chester McKee.

Catherine/Dancer/Ensemble (Female Identifying) - The younger sister of Myrtle Wilson and sister-in-law to George Wilson. She dresses in elaborate bracelets and is said to have her eyebrows, as a drawn on edging shape. She is flirtatious with Nick. She has a red bob and wears a great deal of makeup.

Mrs. Michaelis/Dancer/Ensemble (Female-identifying) - One of George Wilson's neighbors who comforts Wilson after Myrtle is killed. One of the few charitable people to be found in the story. Also acts as a dancer in the show!

Mrs. Howard/Dancer/Ensemble (Female-identifying) - One of George Wilson's neighbors who comforts Wilson after Myrtle is killed. One of the few charitable people to be found in the story. Also acts as a dancer in the show!

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
DBHS Theatre is committed to diversity and strives to engage in a policy of equal opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, we encourage students of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

Audition Form
Due Friday, December 2nd:

https://forms.gle/LVKrHyuo2yNLrCfbA

Production Application
Due Friday, December 2nd:


https://forms.gle/nQSFoCgYcncLLtSp8

Audition Contract
(Bring to audition):




 

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"Jekyll & Hyde"

 

Audition: December 5th @ 3:30pm

Callbacks by Invitation Only: December 12th @ 3:30pm
Cast Announced: December 15, 2022

Show Dates:  April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @7pm & April 22 @2pm
First Rehearsal:  Monday, January 9th
Rehearsals: M-Th, 3:30pm-6:15pm (when called)
Rehearsal schedule will be posted every Friday for the following week.
Make sure to bring all conflicts to auditions!
 
WHAT TO PREPARE:
1. Complete the Audition Form by Friday, December 2nd!
2. Prepare the appropriate audition material found in the "audition material" google doc. Each individual auditioning should prepare to present the

material for ONE CHARACTER only.

3. Complete/Sign the Audition Contract to bring to your audition.
4. Attend the AUDITION. There will be a sign-up sheet at 3:00pm for the audition order, first-come first-serve. Students will go in one at a time to audition. Auditions will go quickly, so please be there by right after school! Bring your rehearsal/performance conflicts. 
5. If a callback is needed, you will be contacted by Wednesday, December 7th.
6. The cast and crew will be announced December 15th after 1:00pm.
7. First rehearsal is Mon, January 9th.

 

**STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE SHOW AS EITHER CAST OR CREW 

WILL BE ENROLLED IN 9TH PERIOD PRODUCTION***

 
Character Descriptions

Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Male-identifying, Baritone/Tenor: Bb2-A4) Henry is a driven, focused individual. Though charming and pleasant, his focus on his scientific pursuits verge on obsession and often get in the way of what others expect of him. Many of his peers find him difficult to stomach, due to his determined nature and his lack of concern with societal expectations. He can be frantic and single-minded, though we do see a soft side to him in his interactions with his fiancé, Emma. The pair are playful with each other, and we are left with the impression that they have overcome significant hurdles to be with each other. As the play develops - and Jekyll becomes more involved with his experiments - he grows more insular, sharper, and almost scary in his frenzy. The counterpart to Henry, Edward is a brutish, stereotypical alpha male. His presence alone suggests the danger he presents. Despite his threatening appearance, something about him should suggest to the audience a sense of allure; an instinctual attraction to his strength. Charming, frightening, and suave, Hyde is unpredictable yet always in clear control of any space he occupies.

(Audition Song: "This is the Moment")

 

Emma Carew (Female-identifying, Soprano: A3-C6) Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma, is a darling of society – at least that’s what everybody expects. She is headstrong and fierce, and couldn’t care less about peoples’ expectations of her. A match for Henry’s intellect, she is sharp and quick witted. She knows what she wants and won’t let anyone tell her she can’t have it. She is very close with her father, Sir Danvers Carew. The two have relied on each other since Emma’s mother passed away, and her sweeter side is brought out in her interactions with him. With Henry she is playful and supportive; his anchor to keep him straying completely into isolation. (Audition Song: "Once Upon A Dream")

 

Lucy Harris (Female-identifying, Belter or Mezzo-Soprano: G#3-F#5) Lucy is a performer at ‘The Red Rat’ club. Naturally charming, with a good sense of humour, she has an optimistic nature and thick skin. Though it is evident that she has not had an easy life, she still seems like a warm character and puts on a good front for the customers. However, in private her naivety shines through as we see her hope for a better life that is always out of reach. Lucy is written as having a cockney accent. (Audition Song: "Someone Like You")

 

John Utterson (Male-identifying, Baritone / B2-F#4) Utterson is Jekyll’s lawyer, and his best friend. He serves as a narrator at times, though he is also a present character throughout the show. A respected gentleman, he has an easy nature and does his best to act as Jekyll’s voice of reason. He stumbles, however, in being too soft – likely due to his amiableness - and ultimately fails to keep Jekyll out of trouble. (Audition Song: "His Work and Nothing More")

 

Simon/Madame Stride (Any Gender Identity,Baritone or Alto) They work as secretary for the Board of Governors. They believes Jekyll to be unworthy of Miss Emma Carew, & it is clear that most other members of their social circle feel the same way. Henry’s adversary in every way. A firm, steely individual, quick to snap.  

(Audition Song: "The Board of Governors")

Sir Danvers Carew (Male-identifying, Baritone / C3-F#4) Emma’s father, Sir Danvers, acts as Chairman on the Board of Governors. He is kind and protective and tries to protect Emma in the world. He does his best also to support Henry, quietly fighting his corner when he can. An older gentleman, he is well respected and more in keeping with the traditional idea of what a gentleman should be.  (Audition Song: "His Work and Nothing More")

 

Lady Beaconsfield (Female-identifying, Soprano) An unpleasant, older woman. She is a natural gossip monger, and a friend to none. Part of the Board of Governors. (Audition Song: "The Board of Governors")

 

Bishop of Basingstoke (Male-identifying, Baritone/Tenor) A hypocritical man of the cloth, the Bishop is known to spend his evenings with prostitutes and look down his nose at almost everyone. Part of the Board of Governors. (Audition Song: "The Board of Governors")

 

Lord/Lady Savage (Any gender identity, Baritone or Alto) Lord/Lady Savage is noted in the script as “having better things to do” and those things are probably to see and be seen around town in the best clubs, establishments and company. Titled from birth, they probably used their money to gain status. They are a bit of a dandy. Likely would be first to be seen with the newest fashions and slightly “overdone” in the clothing department. Part of the Board of Governors. (Audition Song: "The Board of Governors")

 

Sir Archibald/Lady Archibalda Proops (Any gender identity, Baritone or Alto) A Q.C. and government official. Busy individual, “quick and methodical”, likely equates everything to it’s relevance to the law. They would be the guiding force on the board of governors in terms of what is lawful, so would be quick to quash anything that they deem ill advised. Although medical testing on human’s was not illegal at the time, it could bring the hospital into disrepute. Perhaps their ‘vice’ is money, bribery or corruption? (Board of Governors) 

 

General Lord Glossop (Male-identifying, Baritone/Bass) Typical military man. He is pompous, exacting and probably was a paper pusher rather than has actually seen any front line fighting in his time. Overbearing and full of his own self- importance. Again, believes he is an upstanding member of society but enjoys the vices that title and money enables him to enjoy. A bully. Part of the Board of Governors. 

(Audition Song: "The Board of Governors")

 

Poole (Any gender identity, Non-singing role) Jekyll’s butler. Poole prides themself on being utterly faithful to Henry. A meek individual who performs their duties with unquestioning devotion.  (Audition Song: "Facade")

 

Nellie (Female-identifying, Non-singing role) Nellie works alongside Lucy at ‘The Red Rat’ club as a barmaid. She has a sense of humour, and is written to have a cockney accent.  (Audition Song: "Facade")

 

Spider (Any gender identity, Non-singing role) Proprietor of ‘The Red Rat’. Sleazy, urchin like character. As their name suggest, they slip well into dark corners.  (Audition Song: "Facade")

 

Ensemble (Any gender identity, all voice types) The ensemble will play a variety of roles, including people of London, dancers & customers at the Red Rat club, party guests and more. There are a range of solo lines available to chorus members. (Audition Song: "Facade")

 

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION
DBHS Theatre is committed to diversity and strives to engage in a policy of equal opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, we encourage students of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.