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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Songs by: Gerry Goffin & Carole King and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Book by Douglas McRath
Director/Choreographer: Parker Esse
Producer: Wally Jones
In-Person Callbacks will happen on/around January 7, 2023.
Rehearsals begin February 20, 2023 — Performances are March 4-12, 2023 at Casa Mañana Theatre. Please note that Casa Mañana holds rehearsals during daytime hours.
Video Submissions Only
Please submit a headshot and resume in one file labeled with your first and last name and a link to an unlisted YouTube video of your song. The song should be a one minute cut in the style of an upbeat Motown song from the 1960s or choose from the selected songs here.
Please submit all material to email@example.com. Audition emails are due by 4pm on December 15, 2022.
Casa Mañana and Actors’ Equity Association encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities and/or expressions, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Equity and Non-Equity contracts available.
All characters are strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.
[DON KIRSHNER] 40 to 50 years old, male. Baritone/ Bass (A2-C4) A successful record producer and music publisher working at the Brill Building. He originally hires Carole, Gerry and Cynthia and helps foster the friendly rivalry between the teams of Goffin/King and Mann/Weil.
[GERRY GOFFIN] 25 to 40 years old, male. Tenor, (C3-G4) Carole King’s first husband and song writing partner, writing lyrics to many of her early hits. Gerry proposes after Carole reveals she is pregnant with his baby, however, soon after begins having extramarital affairs with many other women due to an unhappiness in his early marriage, however he does care deeply for Carole.
[BARRY MANN] 25 to 40 years old, male. Tenor, (C3-A4) A song writer working at the Brill building. Barry is full of energy, cheeky and a bit of a flirt. He falls quite in love with his lyricist Cynthia Weil and spends some time convincing her to marry him. ‘
[CYNTHIA WEIL] 25 to 40 years old, female. Mezzo-Soprano, (F3-E5) A lyricist working at the Brill Building, she and her song writing partner Barry Mann form a friendly rivalry with Carole and Gerry. She becomes one of Carole’s best friends and closest confidants and forms a flirtatious relationship with Barry though she is hesitant to start it knowing how he is with other women in the past.
[GENIE KLEIN] 40 to 50 years old, female. Spoken, Carol’s over-protective and loving Jewish mother.
[THE DRIFTERS] Mid 20s, male. Tenor/Baritone/Bass, An African American singing group comprising of 4 members. The Drifters sang many of Carole’s and Gerry’s early hits.
[THE SHIRELLES] Mid 20s, female. Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano/Alto, An African American female singing group comprising of 4 members. The Shirelles sang many of Carole’s and Gerry’s early hits.
[THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS] Mid 20s, male. Tenor/Bass, An American male singing duo. They sing the song that gives Barry and Cynthia their first number 1.
[JANELLE WOODS] Mid 20s, female. Alto, A singer that performs one of Carole’s and Gerry’s hits. She and Gerry begin having an affair.
[LITTLE EVA] Early 20s, female. Mezzo-Soprano, A Babysitter for Carole and Gerry, performs one of Carole’s and Gerry’s hits.
[MARILYN WARD] Late 20s, female. Alto, A performer who Gerry starts an affair with behind Carole’s back.
[UPTOWN SINGER] Mid 20s, female. Alto, A performer at The Bitter End. [ENSEMBLE] All ages/genders/voice types, Strong 1960s singers and dancers.