Wheaton Drama announces auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof.”
This poignant classic musical, running Sept. 15 through Oct. 8, kicks off our 2017–18 season. Theater veteran Carrie Dabelow is directing.
Auditions for adults (age 16+) will be Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25, starting at 7 p.m. Adult callbacks will be Thursday, July 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
Auditions for performers 15 and younger will be Saturday, July 29, starting at 10 a.m.
Auditions, rehearsals (unless otherwise specified) and performances will be held at Playhouse 111, located at 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Rehearsals will be Sundays through Thursdays; tech week is Sept. 10–14. Performances are Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Auditions will include cold readings from the script. Performers will be asked to sing 32 bars of a song from musical theater. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the proper key; no CDs or a cappella singing, please.
Please wear comfortable shoes; a short dance audition will be required for those interested in the bottle dance or the daughters’ ballet.
Tevye, the dairyman: Baritone, 40–65
Golde, his wife: Mezzo-soprano, 35–60
Tzeitel, their eldest daughter: Mezzo-soprano, 17–25
Hodel, their second daughter: Mezzo-soprano, 17–25
Chava, daughter: Mezzo-soprano, 17–25
Shprintze, daughter: Soprano/Alto, 9–15
Bielke, the youngest daughter: Soprano/Alto, 7–15
Yente, the matchmaker: Alto (character), Any age
Lazar Wolf, the butcher: Baritone, 30–65
Motel, the tailor (loves Tzeitel): Tenor, 17–35
Perchik (loves Hodel): Tenor, 17–35
Fyedka (a Russian): Tenor, 17–35
Constable: Spoken, Any Age
Rabbi: Baritone, 30 +
Grandma Tzeitel: Mezzo-soprano, Any Age
Fruma-Sarah: Mezzo-soprano (belt), Any Age
Nachum, a beggar: Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Yussel (male): Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Shaindel (Motel’s mother): Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Sasha (male): Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Mendel (male): Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Mordcha (male): Lines/Ensemble, Any Age
Avram (male): Baritone/Ensemble, Any Age
Fiddler: Must play the violin, Any Age
Ensemble members will sing and have some movement in various scenes.