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Bonnie & Clyde Auditions

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE!

When: Mon, Tues April 15 & 16, Wed, April 17 Callbacks

Where: Finley Theater, 500 North Elm St, Sherman 

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Auditionees should be prepared to perform a prepared vocal piece which demonstrates the quality and range of their voice.  This selection should be limited to ONE verse and ONE chorus.  An accompanist will be provided, and a Bluetooth speaker will be available.

SYNOPSIS: At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeCivil WarDracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. It is a wonderful option for featuring large ensemble casts and an opportunity to showcase your strong contemporary singers and actors.

This show goes up June 7-30th.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

LEAD ROLES The actual ages of these historic characters are cited.  The actors/ actresses cast in these roles will convincingly play these ages.  

CLYDE BARROW  A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety.  Bold. Daring.  The real Clyde Barrow was 25 when he died. TENOR

BONNIE PARKER A young, romantic girl torn between her love for love for Clyde and her desire to be famous. Ambitious. Stubborn. The real Bonnie Parker was 23 when she died. MEZZO-SOPRANO

BUCK BARROW Clyde’s older brother, torn between a life of crime and a chance at safe, domestic happiness. Adventurous. Loyal. The real Buck Barrow was 30 when he died. TENOR

BLANCHE BARROW Buck’s honorable and righteous wife.  Disapproves of the criminal lifestyle but is devoted to her husband.  The real Blanche Barrow was 22 when she was arrested. MEZZO-SOPRANO

TED HINTON   A Dallas police officer who is madly in love with Bonnie, but who struggles to separate his feelings from his duties.  The real Ted Hinton was 30 yrs old at the time of the events depicted. TENOR

SUPPORTING ROLES Featured Ensemble performers

PREACHER An evangelist.  Loud. Passionate. Boisterous. Multiple solos.  TENOR

EMMA PARKER Bonnie’s widowed mother.  Caring. Sensitive. Ensemble vocals.

HENRY BARROW Clyde’s humble, hardworking father. Ensemble vocals.

CUMIE BARROW Clyde’s loyal, selfless mother.  Suffering in the Depression. Ensemble vocals.

YOUNG BONNIE The childhood version of Bonnie Parker. Featured soloist.

YOUNG CLYDE The childhood version of Clyde.  Featured soloist.

SHERIFF SCHMID A Dallas police officer.  Ensemble vocals.

BOB ALCORN Texas sharpshooter.  Recruited to help hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. Ensemble vocals.

CAPTAIN FRANK HAMER Retired Texas Ranger who tracks down Bonnie and Clyde. Ensemble vocals.

GOV. MIRIAM FERGUSON The touch, harsh governor of Texas. Ensemble vocals.

ENSEMBLE Townspeople, churchgoers, homeless people. Ensemble vocals

Please note that there are no specifically non-singing roles.  Ensemble performers will portray a variety of characters and types.  Ensemble performers will manage simple choreography and stage movement.  Ideally, we will cast an additional 10 women and 10 men.

Rehearsals for BONNIE & CLYDE will begin April 22nd, and will typically be scheduled for Sun-Thurs evenings every week.   Performances will be weekends (Thurs/Fri/Sat evenings and Sun matinee) June 7-30.