One of the Hudson Valley's Oldest and Most Highly-esteemed Community Theatre Organizations
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Dorothy Luongo, President Andy Crispell, Vice President
Paige Segrell, Secretary Donna Letteri, Treasurer
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Auditions: March 31-April 1
By Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel
Winner of the 2015 Tony award for best musical, this innovative show reinvents the classic coming-of-age story. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same title, the musical follows Alison’s memories of her sexual awakening and her father’s suicide.
What to prepare and bring: 32 bars from or in the style of the show; accompanist sheet music; your schedule and potential conflicts.
Casting for the Following Roles:
ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 35-50; a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.
MEDIUM ALISON – Mezzo-soprano, 18-25; a 19-year-old freshman at Oberlin College
SMALL ALISON – Alto, 8-14; a precocious and creative girl around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL – Baritone, 35-55; Alison’s father, closeted gay man, funeral director, antique home restorer, and high school English teacher. Identification or familiarity with the LGBTQ community is an asset.
HELEN BECHDEL – Mezzo-soprano, 35-55; Alison’s mother, classical pianist, English teacher. She struggles with her marriage after years of ignoring Bruce’s infidelity and ignoring her own desires. CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alto, 9-15; Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL – Alto, 7-12; Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old
ROY/ MARK/ PETE – Tenor, 18-30; three roles tangentially connected to the story. Roy is a young man in a secret relationship with Bruce, who hires him to do yard work. Mark is a high school junior who becomes the object of Bruce’s attention, and Pete is a mourner at a funeral.
JOAN – Alto, 18-27; Alison’s openly-gay peer. An activist.
Questions? Contact director Dorothy Luongo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performers of all races, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, and experience levels are encouraged to audition. In particular, those who identify as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to audition. Please contact us about accessibility and accommodations.