Auditions

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NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

 

Written and Composed by John Christenson

 

Director: Christopher M. Stewart
Musical Director: Jake Ramirez
Choreographer: Courtney Fox
Stage Manager: Scott Allen

Friday, August 13 6-9 PM

Saturday, August 14 2-5 PM

Thursday, August 19 6-9 PM

Friday, August 20 6-9 PM

**callbacks August 21st 2-6pm**

 

Rehearsals: Monday-Thursdays 6-9pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm

 

Performances to be held October 2021, dates TBA

 

Auditions & Callbacks will be held at
-Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts-
6328 5 Mile Centre Park #408, Fredericksburg VA 22407

 

Nevermore is a nightmare/fever dream version of Poe's life and inspirations. The subject matter and staging will be very dark and fully immersive. The show is rate PG 13. No one under the age of 16 can audition. No paid positions. 3-4 rehearsals a week leading up to an October opening. All performers will play multiple roles as well as ensemble roles except Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Strong singers and movers encouraged to audition ages 16+

 

The full cast recording is available on multiple platforms, please be familiar with the show prior to auditions.

 

Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the pop/rock genre AND a ballad in the classic musical theatre/opera genre.

 

An accompanist will be provided. No recorded music or a cappella songs will be permitted.

 

If available, please bring a headshot or recent photo and credentials.

 

Please come to auditions prepared for movement, as there will be a movement call and a combination set by the choreographer.

 

If you are unable to attend auditions, please contact Director Christopher M. Stewart at artisticdirector@fredericksburgtheatre.org

 

Virtual auditions are permitted however, you may be asked to meet in person for any callbacks.

 

All potential cast members, virtual auditions & in person, will receive notice if they are not being considered.

 

FTE is a safe space and embraces absolutely everyone. Everyone is encouraged to audition for any role they feel they will be best for.

 

Casting 5 men and 5 women to portray many characters. The performer cast as Edgar Allan Poe does not play multiple roles.

 

Characters:

Edgar Allan Poe
Nancy Valentine
Elmira Royster
Mrs. Samuel Osgood
Miss Duval
Henry Poe
Bill Burton
Rosalie Poe
Fanny Allan
Ann Carter Lee
Virginia Clemm
Dresse
Society Lady
Alexander Shelton
Rufus Griswold
Metzengerstein's Horse
Corpse
Pallbearer
The Imp
David Poe
Jock Allan
Mr. Bliss
Eliza Poe
Muddy Clemm

 

Any questions, comments, or concerns should be addressed to Chris Stewart at  artisticdirector@fredericksburgtheatre.org

A note about our attitude toward auditions: EVERYONE is encouraged to audition regardless of skill level or experience. We truly believe community theatre belongs to the community. So whether you are a paid actor working the Kennedy Center most of the year or haven't been on stage since your 5th grade production of Oliver in 1975 or haven't been on stage ever, take a swing at joining us in our creative chaos. We do ask that you keep in mind most of our shows do not have roles for children. We will specifically note any roles appropriate for actors under the age of 16. We will consider all actors 16 and older.

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