Lyric Stage Company
$546 weekly minimum (Category 6)
Courtney O'Connor, Artistic Director (viewing auditions)
Callbacks for individual productions will be announced at a later date. All shows, dates, and information are subject to change.
See production dates in breakdown.
All personnel for the Lyric Stage Company will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Scripts will be available for review at the Lyric Stage’s office (140 Clarendon Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02116) by appointment only.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for roles in Lyric Stage Company's 2022-23 Season (see breakdown).
Local actors are encouraged to submit.
BIPOC actors are encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to everyone. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we ask auditioners to please read the Lyric Stage’s Anti-Racism and Inclusion Plan at https://www.lyricstage.com/abo... .
Please be sure to include a slate (your name, name of play/musical and character of the piece/s you will be performing).
Please prepare appropriate material of your choosing, which may be a monologue or a side from one or more of the season’s shows (see note about script availability under "Other") and/or a brief song. Monologues should be no longer than 2 minutes; songs should be one brief selection or 2 brief selections in contrasting styles totaling no longer than 2 minutes. You may find sheet music and accompaniment for both Preludes and Sister Act at https://www.lyricstage.com/202... .
Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine
By Lynn Nottage
Director: Dawn Meredith Simmons
First Rehearsal: August 23, 2022
Opening: September 16, 2022
Closing: October 16, 2022
UNDINE: Female, mid 30s – mid 40s, African American. Born in the Walt Whitman projects of Brooklyn, she’s re-invented herself as a successful public relations professional.
FLOW / OTHERS (AS CAST): Undine’s brother, African American. A hipster with a tatty Afro and goatee, with the habit of speaking a bit too loudly. Has been writing an epic poem about Brer Rabbit for years. May double as Agent Duva, Rapper, Drug Dealer, Mover, Addict, Applicant.
MOTHER / OTHERS (AS CAST): Undine’s mother, African American. Works as a security guard at Long Island University. May double as Allison, Rosa, Inmate #2, Addict, Applicant.
ACCOUNTANT / OTHERS (AS CAST): An elegantly-clad Caucasian man in his mid-thirties. May double as Addict #1, Mover, Applicant, Doctor #2.
HERVÉ / GUY / OTHERS (AS CAST): Male, Latino. Hervé --Undine’s husband. An Argentinian con man with the grace of a flamenco dancer. Guy -- a recovering addict making the most of sobriety. Works as a security guard but is preparing to take the fireman’s exam. May double as Lance.
STEPHIE / OTHERS (AS CAST): A spacy twenty-something, African American. Undine’s assistant, she later gets a job at Duane Reade, where she struggles to not become employee-of-the-month every month. May double as Counselor, Devora, Pregnant Woman, Applicant.
FATHER / OTHERS (AS CAST): ROLE CAST. Undine’s father, African American. Works as a security guard at Long Island University. Believes the impossible is possible. May double as Babalawo, Gregory, Applicant.
GRANDMA / OTHERS (AS CAST): Undine’s grandmother, African American. All warmth and care, she came to New York with nothing, got her high school diploma, worked two jobs, and raised five beautiful children. Now addicted to heroin. May double as Doctor Khdair, Inmate #1, Case Worker.
The Play That Goes Wrong
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
Director: Fred Sullivan, Jr.
First Rehearsal: October 18, 2022
Opening: November 11, 2022
Closing: December 18, 2022
CHRIS: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) High status clown. Rigid, uptight, everything really matters. He is the director of the show and this is the biggest day of his life. Everything is riding on this. It is a nerve wracking and exciting night. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs the pain deepens. He has equal amounts of contempt for his fellow actors & the audience watching the play. RP ACCENT.
ROBERT: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) Wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style. He is, however, not a parody of a bad actor. He is unaware of others around him. He does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There is a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert). Has real vocal power. RP ACCENT.
MAX: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) He has never been on stage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he's told to do. He has zero connection with any of the other actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the 4th wall and engages with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn't think anything through, just looks for approval. RP ACCENT.
DENNIS: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) He has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends (of which he has none). He believes if he does well in the show, he will be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony for him. He may be slightly oblivious butunderstands when he gets things wrong. The laughter is a personal tragedy/failure. RP ACCENT.
TREVOR: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) The play’s lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. Curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including engaging with the audience. When things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play. He hates acting. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.
JONATHAN: (Male, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) A bit bland, but sees himself as a James Bond type. Excited and having fun, but not naïve. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others. Very physical character. RP ACCENT.
SANDRA: (Female, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) She is vain and possess a huge ego. Wants to be loved. Has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). You know the type. The stakes are high for her. Very physical character. RP ACCENT.
ANNIE: (Female, 25 - 35, any ethnicity) The stage manager. She has the biggest journey of any of the characters. When Sandra is indisposed Annie, who cannot bear to be on stage, must step in. Initially terrified by acting, she is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her initial terror turns to joy, and then to fury. She starts small but grows and grows. STANDARD AMERICAN ACCENT.
Music and Lyrics by David Malloy
Director: Courtney O’Connor
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: November 29, 2022
Opening: January 6, 2023
Closing: February 5, 2023
RACH: The composer, Rachmaninoff. Male-identified.
DAHL: A hypnotherapist. Male-identified.
NATALYA: Rach’s first cousin and fiancée, Female-identified.
CHALIAPIN: Rach’s close friend, a famous opera singer. Male-identified.
CHEKHOV/TCHAIKOVSKY/TOLSTOY/GLAZUNOV/TSAR NICHOLAS II/THE MASTER: The masters. Male-identified.
The Great Leap
By Lauren Yee
Director: Michael Hisamoto
First Rehearsal: January 31, 2023
Opening: February 24, 2023
Closing: March 19, 2023
MANFORD: 17, male-identified, Chinese American. Intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. Not tall. more Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.
CONNIE: 25, female-identified, Chinese American, Manford's cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. level-headed, big picture.
WEN CHANG: 43, male-identified, Chinese, coach of Beijing University's men's basketball team. Observant, efficient. Favors three-pointers over aggressive inside shots. (His English is formal, but relatively unaccented.)
SAUL: 52, male-identified, Jewish, coach of University of San Francisco's men's basketball team. A shit-talking, shot-blocking, washed-up Larry Bird.
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and additional material by Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Leigh Barrett
Music Director: TBA
First Rehearsal: March 14, 2023
Opening: April 7, 2023
Closing: May 14, 2023
DELORIS VAN CARTIER: CAST. An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring. Gender: female-identified, Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: E3.
MOTHER SUPERIOR: The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings. Gender: female-identified, Age: 50 to 70. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: D3.
SISTER MARY ROBERT: A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft- spoken but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life. Gender: female-identified, Age: 16 to 25. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: F#3.
SISTER MARY PATRICK: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable. Gender: female-identified, Age: 35 to 50.
SISTER MARY LAZARUS: A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music. Gender: female- identified, Age: 50 to 70. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: F3.
MONSIGNOR O’HARA: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood. Gender: male-identified, Age: 45 to 60. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: E3.
CURTIS: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence. Gender: male-identified, Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: Ab4. Vocal range bottom: A2.
EDDIE SOUTHER: The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero. Gender: male-identified, Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: Ab2.
TJ: Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss. Gender: male-identified, Age: 16 to 30. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: Db3.
JOEY: One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man. Gender: male-identified, Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb2.
PABLO: One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower who constantly speaks Spanish. Gender: male- identified, Age: 25 to 40. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: C4.
SISTER MARY MARTIN-OF-TOURS: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity. Gender: female-identified, Age: 40 to 60.
SISTER MARY THERESA: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch. Gender: female-identified, Age: 60 to 70.
MICHELLE: One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort. Gender: female- identified, Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
TINA: One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive. Gender: female-identified, Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Ab3.
ERNIE: One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant. Gender: male-identified, Age: 25 to 35.
By Deborah Zoe Lauffer
Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: May 9, 2023
Opening: June 2, 2023
Closing: June 25, 2023
EMERY HARRIS: 40’s-60’s. Female-identified. Lives in a treehouse. Uses a walker to get around. Wears a gardening hat and glasses.
HAZEL: Female-identified. Emery’s older sister. She’s been a waitress at the Millerville Diner since she was 14 and has taken care of Emery since childhood. Frustrated and powerless. She could have done so much with her life. Is it too late?
LUANNE: CAST. Early 20’s. Female-identified. Incredibly sweet and guileless. Hungry for joy, for a tribe, for something larger to believe in.
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Please upload your video audition to Youtube, Vimeo, or a similar video sharing site and provide the link for viewing. Please do not share via Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud or any other file sharing platform. Please submit your video submission to https://www.lyricstage.com/202... along with your headshot and resume (optional). Deadline: May 26 at 6pm EDT.
NEAT $546 weekly minimum (Category 6)