Phoenix Theatre

Ghosst

                           


11-19th May 2018 @ the Doncaster Playhouse

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

Directed by Renée Maloney
Musically Directed by Ben Heels
                               
Audition Requirements:
  • Please prepare two contrasting contemporary songs showcasing your vocal range.
  • Songs should be in the style of the show but not from the show. Please be aware that due to time being very limited, you may not complete your song, so choose an appropriate starting point.
  • Sheet music to be provided in the correct key.  Backing tracks and Acapella not allowed.
  • A headshot must be provided at the audition
  • Arrive early to prepare. Please be patient in case we are running behind and have your music ready   in a folder so you can go through your song with the audition pianist before you enter the room.
  • Part of the audition may require a vocal range test and a dialogue read (these will be available at the venue prior to auditions)
  • Call Backs will be for voice and dialogue and will be held in the room as a workshop with all the other call backs for that role. On the night we shall give you music and a scene to note bash and read.
 
Audition Booking Line:    auditions@phoenixtheatrecompany.org
 
Audition Venue:              Phoenix HQ – Leeds Street, East Doncaster
 
Audition Dates:               Vocal Auditions    
                                        Sunday 3rd December from 7pm
 
Callbacks (if required): Monday 4th December from 7.30pm   
 
Rehearsal Info:               First Rehearsal – Mid Jan (exact date TBA)
                                        Rehearsal Days – Monday and Wednesday (7:30pm – 10.30pm) and
                                        Sunday (1:00pm – 5:30)
 
Character Descriptions
All ages are approximate and based on look, not actual age.

SAM WHEAT (Male, 25-30’s)
Vocal Range: G# to Bb (Pop/Rock Tenor with high belt)
Sam is the hero of our story, an office-worker in New York City, living with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; one day Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez, and as a Ghost he seeks the help of a reluctant medium, Oda Mae, to protect Molly when Willie plans to strike again. This character needs to be a strong actor and have a New York accent; also needs to be able to move well, Should be very fit. Also, the ability to play guitar would be nice but not necessary.

MOLLY JENSEN (Female, 25-30’s)
Vocal range: G3 to Eb5 (pop/rock with STRONG belt)
Molly is an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam Wheat, until he's murdered and his ghost comes back to save her; definitely a strong actor; able to interact well with Sam and be convincing when playing the grief-stricken girlfriend; be confident in transition from in-love to broken-hearted while demonstrating a deep sense of strength and inner-peace which is disrupted by the tragic events of the play.

ODA MAE BROWN (Female, 30-40’s)
Vocal range: Ab3 to F5
Oda Mae Brown works as a spiritual advisor out of a storefront séance parlour in Brooklyn; though she was told as a child that she had "the gift" by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually experience communication with the spirits until she "met" Sam Wheat during a séance for an unrelated client. Larger-than-life character and able to play for laughs but still have some sincerity and truthful moments; some “dancing” required, particularly in solos; however, this can be portrayed as comedic.

CARL BRUNER (Male, 25-30’s)
Vocal Range: Eb3 to A4
Carl is one of Sam's co-workers. He helps Sam and Molly move in to their new home. When Sam is tragically killed he helps Molly but it's soon revealed he has a darker side and is linked to Sam's murder. Really strong actor and singer, who is able to play slimy businessman; needs to be able to transition from aggressive to slimy when seducing Molly; some physical theater work needed for transitions.

MAN 1: Subway Ghost/Orland Jones/Ensemble
(Male, 20-30’s)
The Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his ghostly powers; he also thinks that the trains are his; aggressive "spooky” but within the realms of truthfulness; good physical actor required.  

MAN 2: Willie Lopez/Ensemble
(Male, 20-30’s)
When Willie is introduced, he attempts to rob Sam's wallet; this results in a fight, and Sam is killed; extremely masculine; intimidating in some way.

MAN 3: Hospital Ghost/Lionel Ferguson/Ensemble
(Male, 30-40’s)
Vocal Range: C3 to A4
The Hospital Ghost is one of the main ghosts Sam encounters. Great actor and singer required. Will also double in other roles as listed.

WOMAN 1: Mrs. Santiago/Bank teller/Nun/Ensemble
(Female 20’s-30’s)
Fantastic Vocalist with many featured roles throughout the show


WOMAN 2: Clara/Ortisha Jones/Nun/Ensemble
(Female, 20-40)
Vocal Range: C4 to G5 (strong soulful belt)
Amazing vocalists; One of Oda Mae's helpers at her séance parlour; comedic part. Will also double in other roles as listed.

WOMAN 3: Louise/Officer Wallace/Ensemble
(Female, 20-40)
Vocal Range: F3-G5
Amazing vocalists; One of Oda Mae's helpers at her séance parlour; comedic part. Will also double in other roles as listed.
 
 




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