Director – Keri Boe
Music Director – Royce Phillips
AUDITION DATES & TIMES **Auditions by appointment only**
Sign-up for an audition spot here: CFTA Dear Miss Barrett Audition Sign Ups
Audition form can be completed here: CFTA Dear Miss Barrett Audition Form
Prepare a 1-minute song in the style of the character you are auditioning for (please see character descriptions below). Accompanist will be provided, or you may use a tablet or phone for a track.
Dress to move in case you are asked to stay for a dance audition. Not everyone will be asked to stay and dance.
If callbacks are needed, you will be notified the evening of Tuesday, March 7th if you are being asked to callbacks on Wednesday March 8th.
First rehearsal is Sunday, March 12th at 6pm
Rehearsals will be Sundays (6-930pm), Tues, Thurs (7pm-9:30pm) with some potential Saturday rehearsals.
Tech week is May 14th – May 18th - NO CONFLICTS ARE ALLOWED DURING TECH – there are no exceptions to this
Character Profiles for Dear Miss Barrett
SARAH MARTIN 24, American, present-day, manages a combination rare-book and tea shop
Vocal type: American Broadway soprano
ELIZABETH BARRETT 39, famous Victorian English poet (eldest child of Barrett family)
English accent, just slightly more operatic (e.g., Julie Andrews), soprano
HENRY LANE 25, American, graduate student of Romanesque architecture, Sarah’s boyfriend
Vocal type: American Broadway tenor
ROBERT BROWNING 33, up and coming Victorian poet and secret suitor to Elizabeth Barrett
English accent, semi-operatic baritone
EDWARD MOULTON BARRETT (PAPA) mid-60’s, tyrannical father of Elizabeth Barrett and her siblings
English accent, semi-operatic, strong bass-to-baritone
ENSEMBLE: (individuals may play multiple ensemble roles)
Elizabeth’s younger siblings: late 20’s to 30’s
Henrietta (age 36), Arabel, George, Alfred, and “Stormie” (representing full choral range, in variable assignments)
Customers in Sarah’s rare book and tea shop, present day American, mid-range ensemble singing. Ages can vary.
Elizabeth Wilson, Elizabeth Barrett’s nurse and friend, 50’s, English Accent, substantial spoken lines but no singing in the part of Wilson
Mary Russell Mitford, 40-50, middle-aged friend and author of Elizabeth, English accent
Present-day Italian café patrons in Pisa,
Variable persons and numbers of them, including an Elderly Italian Couple and Quirky Man who intrudes on photos, all mid-range ensemble singing
William Makepeace Thackeray, 35, English actor and famous author and friend visiting the Brownings in Pisa
No singing in this role
Jenn and Josh, American young couple in their 20’s, close friends of Sarah & Henry in America
Pop/Broadway singing voices, lots of personality
Gina and Alfredo, young Italian couple in mid to late 20’s, friends of Sarah and Henry in Italy.
Italian accents (speaking and singing in rock style) and able to dance in comedic American disco style.