Theater auditions: ‘The Civil War’ at Breakthrough

An audition notice for the Frank Wildhorn concert musical The Civil War:

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park

Saturday, June 4, from 3-6 p.m, and Sunday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m.

No appointments taken. Just show up anytime between the times listed.

Please prepare 16 bars of a ballad and something uptempo, preferably in the style of the show (but not necessary). There are plenty of videos on Youtube. An accompanist will be provided or you may use an accompaniment CD. No a capella.

Looking for:

  • 1 Confederate Captain (HIGH tenor/VERY strong soloist)
  • 4 Confederate soldiers
  • 4 Union soldiers
  • 3 Male Slaves (All 3 must be really strong soloists)
  • 3 Female Slaves (must be really strong vocalists)
  • 1 Older Woman (old enough to have 5 grown sons/SOPRANO)
  • 1 Younger Woman (18-25/strong alto or soprano)
  • 1 Woman (any age/Soprano)

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert” that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history, exploring not only the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life and the lovers and families they left behind, but also the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. It passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

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