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Book by EDNA WALSH
Music & Lyrics by GLEN HANSARD and MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ
Based on the Motion Picture Written & Directed by JOHN CARNEY
Directed by Tanner Kelly
Saturday April 1st, 10 am - 3pm
Callbacks: Sunday April 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
25797 Conifer Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
We are seeking talented actor/musicians of ALL ethnicities, body types and genders, who are comfortable acting and singing for this musical production. This musical is based on the film ONCE.
Please sing a short folk/rock song (one minute or less) in the style of the show; and if you are able, please be prepared to accompany yourself on the instrument that you are most proficient in. There will be a keyboard in the room. Actors must bring any other instrument(s) they intend to play for the audition. If you play any of the other instruments listed below, please submit video links of you playing those as well. Please feel free to submit band reels and other promotional material for review!
Instruments needed in ONCE: Piano, guitar, violin, cello, double bass, electric bass, mandolin, ukulele, accordion, banjo, harmonica and drums/percussion.
Playing an instrument is heavily preferred for this production, but if you do not play an instrument, you may submit a video audition for consideration. In person auditions will only be for performers accompanying themselves. If you are auditioning for the role of Girl, please accompany yourself on the piano at auditions.
Auditions are by appointment only.
Please sign up at:
Contact InspireTanner@gmail.com with any questions.
Actors are paid a stipend. Pay Range $150 - $500.
Rehearsals will be Monday/Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday’s from 10:00am-1:00pm, beginning Monday, April 3 rd .
A majority of rehearsals will be at Stagedoor, but some rehearsals may be off-site and communicated in advance.
June 2 - June 25, 2023
Shows Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees
The story of a guy who gave up on love and music, and the girl who inspired him to dream again. Guy, a heartbroken musician busking for coins on the streets of Dublin, meets Girl, a Czech immigrant with a complicated history and a broken vacuum cleaner. ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
Please Note: Everyone will be required to play an instrument at your general audition as all cast members play an instrument in the show. “Girl” must play the piano and “Guy” must play the guitar, but other characters may not be set in stone (*e.g., we do need a castmember to play violin/fiddle, but it may be someone other than “Reza,” who traditionally plays that instrument).
Girl: Female, 25-40. Mezzo-Soprano.
Direct, intelligent, no nonsense, and witty. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn’t think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Guy: Male, 25-40. Baritone.
A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Billy: Male, 30-49. Baritone.
A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability. Must sing and play guitar* well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Reza: Female, 25-29. Soprano.
A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger then life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle* extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Baruska: Female, 45+. Alto.
Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Doesn’t possess many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano* well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Bank Manager: Any gender identity, 30-49.
Vocal type open. Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar* and cello* well. Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent.
Da: Male, 50+. Vocal type open.
Guy’s dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar*, ukulele/ mandolin* well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Svec: Male, 20-39. Baritone.
A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar* and drum kit* extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Andrej: Male, 20-29. Baritone.
Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar* and bass guitar* extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Eamon: Male, 20-49. Baritone.
The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musicians’ talents. Must sing and play guitar* (and piano*) well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Emcee: Male, 20-49. Baritone. The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar* (and piano*) extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
Ex-Girlfriend: Female, 20-39. Mezzo-Soprano.
Guy’s ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin* extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.
We are not holding auditions for this role at this time.
StageDoor Theatre does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, ethnicities, age, gender identity, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.