AUDITION NOTICE FOR GREY GARDENS

Sunday, August 12th & Monday, August 13th
Call-back auditions on Tuesday, August 14th

gg4 auditionBook: Douglas Wright, Music: Scott Frankel
Lyrics: Michael Korie

Directed by Auggie Hernandez

Performance dates
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm
February 3, 10, 17 at 2:00 pm

The Visalia Players at the Ice House Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical “Grey Gardens” on August 12th and 13th with a call back audition scheduled on August 14th each starting at 6:30 PM. An accompanist will be available, please prepare 16-32 bars of music and bring your sheet music in the preferred key. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: We will also greatly appreciate anyone wanting to be involved in the crew contact us or show up to auditions as well. Anyone interested in volunteering as choreographer will be greatly needed as well. The show does not contain a lot of dance but there are songs that will require it and others that will require movement.

Show Synopsis
Grey Gardens is a musical based on the 1975 documentary about the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy’s aunt and cousin, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Big Edie” and “Little Edie.” Set at Grey Gardens, the Bouviers' mansion in East Hampton, the musical tracks the journey of the two women's dysfunctional lives as they descend from “royalty” into ruin. It is a heartfelt, witty, and compassionate tapestry of lost dreams and unstoppable hope.

 Character / Role Breakdown: 

Edith Bouvier Beal / “Little” Edie Beale – Female, 40-55
Plays mother Edith in act one and daughter Edie in act two, legit soprano or mezzo-soprano to F-sharp 5, mix/belt to D5.

“Big” Edie Beale – Female, 65-85
An eclectic woman who fondly recalls her days of glory entertaining guests at lavish parties in the heyday of Grey Gardens, alto E3-C5.

Young “Little” Edie Beale / Sister Maria – Female, 18-30
Will portray young Edie in act one, and participate in the ensemble in act 2, with a major solo as Sister Marla in the church choir scene, mix/belt to D5, soprano to B-flat 6.

Joseph Kennedy, Jr / Jerry – Male, 18-30
Plays handsome Joseph Kennedy in act one and handyman Jerry in act two, tenor, C3-G4.

George Gould Strong / Ensemble – Male, 30-50
Plays pianist and confidante Gould in act one and participates in the ensemble in act two. Ability to play the piano is helpful, but not necessary. Vocal range: baritone or tenor, C3-F4.

Major Bouvier / Norman Vincent Peale – Male, 65-80
Plays the strict, domineering patriarch of the Bouvier family in act one, and the beloved minister and author of “The Power of Positive Thinking” in act two, baritone, C3-E4.

Brooks Sr / Brooks Jr – Male, 18-40
Portray loyal family servant Brooks Sr. in act one, and landscaper Brooks Jr. as well as a member of the ensemble in act two, baritone, C3-E4.

Jacqueline Bouvier / Ensemble – Female, 12-16
Plays young Jackie Kennedy Onasis in act one: lovely, poised, and well-mannered, in the second act she participates in the ensemble, juvenile mix belt, C4-E5.

Lee Bouvier / Ensemble – Female, 8-16
Young Lee in act one: tomboyish, energetic, and joyful; in the second act she participates in the ensemble, juvenile mix belt, C4-E5.



   

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