BIG RIVER –
JANUARY 26 @ 1-5 Pm in Studio Theatre
Callbacks JANUARY 27 @ 4pm in Rehearsal Hall 1
Directed by: Terry Whitt Bailey
More information about audition process to follow
Huck Finn (Caucasian Male 14-25) bright, cocksure, mischievous, hopeful. A rough and tumble near-orphan who was taken in and “civilized” by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. (High Baritone or Tenor)
Jim (African American Male, 30-60)a strong and lovable man. Widow Douglas’ slave. Huck’s best friend. He is desperate to be free so he can buy back his wife and children. (Bass/Baritone)
Widow Douglas (Caucasian Female, 40-70)a strict but loving woman who takes Huck in and raises him. (Alto/Mezzo)
Miss Watson (Caucasian Female, 40-60)Widow Douglas’ sister. A strict and traditional woman that helps to raise Huck. (Mezzo-Soprano)
The Duke (Caucasian Male, 35-60)A Comedic Role. a broken down actor turned con artist – conniving. (Bari-tenor)
Tom Sawyer (Caucasian Male, 14-25) – Huck’s friend. Adventurer, clever, great storyteller, energetic, enjoyable, but often overly dramatic and prefers the complicated path. (Baritone)
Aunt Sally (Caucasian Female, 30-60)Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally. Strict, countrywoman.
Uncle Silas (Caucasian Male, 35-65)
Ben, Dick, Simon, Jo Harper (Varies, 14-25) Huck and Tom’s Schoolmates and friends. Mischievous. Pugnacious.
Pap Finn (Caucasian Male, 35-60) Huck’s no-good alcoholic father who abandoned him some time ago. Returns to collect on Huck’s trust fund. (Bass/Baritone)
The King (Male, 35-65) An escaped convict and con artist, partners with The Duke. (Baritone)
Mary Jane Wilkes (Female, 14-25) The grieving and pretty daughter of the wealthy Peter Wilkes, who recently passed away. (Mezzo)
Susan Wilkes (Female, 16-25) Stone faced, One of the Wilkes Sisters who lose their father, searching for consolation and closure.
Joanna Wilkes (Female, 16-25) One of the Wilkes Sisters who lose their father, searching for consolation and closure. (Flexible Range-Must be able to sing harmony)
Judge Thatcher (Male, 35-65) A man with high respect for the letter of the law. (Bass/Baritone)
Young Fool (Male, 15-25) A young man who just loves to talk and gossip. (High Baritone/Tenor)
Alice (African American Female, 30-65) Singer with strong acting skills. African-American slave sold and separated from her daughter. Searching for consolation and justice.
Alice’s Daughter (African American Female, Teens-30’s) Slave sold and separated from her mother, searching for consolation. (Gospel/Belter)
Strange Woman (Female) must be a strong comedic actress.
Ensemble: Various ages, ranges, and ethnicities.