AUDITIONS

Directed by Eric Potter

Music Direction by Patty Delisle

Choreography by Darren McDonnell

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AUDITION LOCATION:

Just Off Broadway @ JELC

Jersualem Evangelical Lutheran Church

4605 Belair Road (on the corner of Belair Rd and Moravia Rd)

PERFORMANCE DATES:

May 8-10 & 15-17

SET REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm; Thursdays, 7-9pm; Sundays, 1-5pm

Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 23

Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of modern Broadway. Please bring sheet music – an Accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions. Must have a strong harmonizing ability.

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(Loose) CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

GAVIN – Lonely man suddenly inspired to travel cross country, capturing photographs of a world he never thought he’d see. Eventually finds new love with Barrett. Rock/pop Tenor, up to a G

MATT – Cynical young man coming to terms with adulthood. Hits the road by bike and car. Holds up a gas station against his will, eventually lands a minimum wage job at a fast food chain. Rock/pop Tenor, up to a G.

JOSHUA – Bar stool philosopher. Moves to NYC for a girl right before she dumps him. After stumbling across America, he vows to be a voice of positive change. Rock/pop Bari-tenor, up to a G.

ALYSHA – Finds herself continually trapped in stagnant relationships, but fears growing old alone. Dreams of being kidnapped like Patty Hearst. Strong belt, up to a D, good mix above that.

KAREN – Spurned young woman, sassy, beautiful, with the whole world ahead of her. Chases her boyfriend through the woods after he misses her birthday. Strong belt up to a D, good mix above that.

BARRETT – An old soul with a strong connection to nature. She ends up walking across the country, eventually finding new love with Gavin. Strong belt, up to a D, good mix above that.

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SYNOPSIS (courtesy of Samuel French, Inc.):

Award-winning songwriters, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s Fugitive Songs is a 19-song journey across America, featuring a multi-ethnic ensemble (3 men, 3 women)… This innovative song cycle, conceived as half-musical/half-hootenanny, spotlights people on the run: a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair o Patty Hearst fanatics, a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his well, and many others.

Blending traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, Fugitive Songs offers a new sound for a restless America. This eclectic score provides exceptional material for a wide range of experienced singers, and delivers poignant and thought-provoking lyrics that capture each characters. “reasons to run.”

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