MMT Auditions - Daddy Long Legs

Minneapolis Musical Theatre is holding auditions for the area premiere of DADDY LONG LEGS.

To sign up for an audition on Thursday, October 3rd 10:00 AM-12:45 PM or Saturday, October 5th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "DADDY LONG LEGS AUDITIONS" - include a digital copy of your headshot and resume and include your 1st and 2nd choices for a 1-hour audition block.
For example:
1. Oct. 3, 11:45-12:45
2. Oct. 5, 3:30-4:30
You will receive a confirmation with your time and an audition form for you to fill out.

Please prepare two 32 bar selections of contrasting styles, preferably from contemporary musical theater,  no rock please. You may be asked to sing only one of your selections, but be prepared to sing a second selection if asked to do so.
Bring sheet music for your songs in the appropriate key for our accompanist. Please remember to allow time for parking.

We are committed to a socially conscious and equitable casting process. You are invited to bring your whole self.

Rehearsals will begin early January 2020. PLEASE NOTE that this production may include daytime weekday rehearsals. While this availability is not required in order to audition or to be cast, the directors are particularly interested in seeing people with daytime availability.
Daddy Long Legs will perform February 7-29, 2020 at the James J. Hill House (240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102), all performance times 7:30pm.

ABOUT THE SHOW: “Daddy Long Legs” features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird (both nominated for Tony Awards in 2001 for their work on “Jane Eyre”) and is based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster. This charming two person chamber musical follows Jerusha Abbott, who has grown up in an orphanage but is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor so she may learn to be a writer. Along the way, she emerges as a fiercely independent, intelligent “New Woman.” Amanda Weis, who last worked with MMT as Music Director for the smash hit “High Fidelity” at The Electric Fetus in 2018 will be directing the production with Music Direction by Jean Orbison Van Heel (Night of the Living Dead!).

SETTING
TIME 1908-1912
PLACE New England

CAST OF CHARACTERS

JERUSHA
Aged 18 years, the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Witty and intelligent, received funding for college from an anonymous benefactor whom she dubs Daddy Long Legs.
Gender: female
Approximate Age Range: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

JERVIS
Jerusha's anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat. 
Gender: male
Approximate Age Range: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: G3

MMT may utilize understudies for this production. All actors are paid a stipend.

Auditions will take place in Studio D at Chanson Voice & Music Academy, 795 Raymond Ave. St. Paul, MN 55114 (near University Ave. and Hwy 280).
Callbacks will be held Sunday October 6th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.
More information about Minneapolis Musical Theatre is at www.aboutmmt.org.

Contact information

Minneapolis Musical Theatre
Joe Hendren
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