|by Karen Handley • August 20, 2004|
Auditions are open to all – no previous experience required. 1776 has roles for 25 men and two women. Both of the women’s roles require singers, but there are singing and non-singing roles available among the male roles.
The production is also seeking interested musicians: clavinova, violin, flute, percussion, and trumpet.
1776, a legendary and unique Broadway musical, was first performed in 1969 (becoming a lavish screen musical in 1972) and received the Tony Award as Best Musical. 1776 is set in the Continental Congress in May, June, and July 1776 as the founding fathers struggle against congressional apathy, military disaster, personal pressures, and Philadelphia’s blazing heat wave to establish the USA. Musical sequences and dialogue are drawn directly from contemporary accounts, minutes of the Congressional sessions, and the correspondence of John Adams and his wife, Abigail. A charming score, bold dramatic scenes, and memorable characters make 1776 one of the classics of the musical stage.
If you have questions about auditions contact James Fisher, the production’s director, at 765-361-6394 or email at email@example.com.