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Upcoming
Auditions

Follies
Book By James Goldman
Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim


Directed by Patty Granville and David Tinney
Music Direction by Scott Eckert
Associate Music Director- Scott Lee Clayton
Choreography by Kelly McCain

 

Auditions will be held at the
Granville Arts Center, Small Theatre
300 N. Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040


Individual Auditions are Saturday November 11 th from 9:30am to 5pm
Dance call is Friday November 10 th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Appointments: Online
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444A5A92FA5FD0-44983200-follies

Choose your time slot and click "Sign Up”, then at the bottom of the page click
Submit and Sign Up; and it will take you to the page to put in your contact info.
Email – info@garlandcivic.org 
Phone – 214-206-6361


Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo and a ballad, which show vocal range.
Initial auditions will be primarily singing (You may be asked to do a short reading).
Please bring a headshot and resume to your appointment if you have them
available.
Also, if you tap dance, please bring tap shoes to the Dance call. Also bring music
to the dance call since you may be asked to sing then.

 

Production: Performances
March 8 - March 24, 2024
Fridays, March 8, 15, 22 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23 at 7:30pm
Sundays, March 10, 17,24 at 2:30pm
Rehearsals begin February 5, 2024
Casting Info: All Roles are available and open to all ethnicities.

 

Character Breakdown

Young Phyllis
A younger version of Phyllis, when she was an energetic and naïve Follies 

girl. Slightly sad and homesick. With all the drive and none of the
sophistication of the adult Phyllis.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Young Buddy
A younger version of the Buddy we see today. Charismatic and lively, a man
who knows how to have fun. Loves Sally blindly and wants to give her the
world.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Young Ben
A not yet fully realized version of the man we see before us today, he is driven
and intelligent but not quite so distinguished, and not yet frightened by his
success.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Carlotta Campion

The one-time movie star, who is in terrific shape for her age. The kind of
woman who has seen everything and is proud to be standing where she is.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: E3


Stella Deems
A portly woman who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a
former performing duo with her husband, but they gave it up to open a general
store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.
Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3


Max Deems
A portly man who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former
performing duo with his wife, Stella, but they gave it up to open a general
store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65


Emily Whitman
A tiny, bright and papery woman. Married to Theodore, who together, teach
dance together.
Gender: Female
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Hattie Walker
An appealingly tough, no-nonsense lady. A former knockout Follies girl from
the earlier years of the shows. She has married several times and always to
the same type: the bad boy.
Gender: Female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G3


Theodore Whitman

A tiny, bright and papery man. Married to Emily, who together, teach dance
together.
Gender: Male
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2


Solange La Fitte
A French fashionista. Very much still alive and enjoying it, she is a perfume
creator and seller. Has travelled the world but loves Paris more than any other
place.
Gender: Female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Heidi Schiller
Tall and queenly. Viennese. Incredibly rich and well known in elite social
circles, she is constantly reminiscing.
Gender: Female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4


Young Heidi
A younger version of the Heidi we see today. Already tall and queenly, but
perhaps not yet rich and so well connected.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4


Dimitri Weissman
An acerbic, vital, energetic man who looks fifteen years younger than he really
is. Staged the Follies every year between the great wars, and made stars of
any girl he wanted from the legions who threw themselves at him.
Gender: Male
Age: 70 to 80


Roscoe

An elderly showman with a majestic tenor voice who introduces the Follies
girls as if no time has passed and they are still the beautiful young girls of
years ago.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: D4


Sally Durant Plummer
Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Still remarkably like the girl she was thirty years
ago. A former Follies girl, she married a man she didn't love. Needy and
delusional at times.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3


Phyllis Rogers Stone
Stylish and intelligent. Her face is more beautiful now than it was thirty years
ago. A woman who made her husband her life, the journey has hardened her
and replaced the traces of life with cold sophistication and poise.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3


Buddy Plummer
A handsome, charismatic man with a sad face wrinkled from years of too
much smiling. Stuck in a broken marriage and has had multiple affairs.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Benjamin Stone
Tall. Trim. Distinguished. Successful. Authoritative. A man bent on success
from a young age who has achieved it and now realizes the toll it had on
personal relationships.
Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3


Young Sally
A younger version of the adult Sally. She is perhaps the most similar to her
adult counterpart of any of the foursome. Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly.
Adventurous. Wants it all, but may not have the patience or drive to wait for it.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Ensemble
Old Showgirls, Showgirl Ghosts, Party Musicians, Party Staff


Synopsis:
A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to
be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling,
heart wrenching and epic in scope, Follies by musical theatre legend,
Stephen Sondheim, and author, James Goldman, uses the musical theatre
as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the
post-Kennedy years.
In Follies, the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario, Dimitri Weissmann,
hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the
stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind,"
"I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-
aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present,
coming face-to-face with the future.
Follies is a true showcase for powerful dramatic actors with plenty of
opportunities for seasoned, older performers. Spectacular and grand in
scale, Follies has also proven ideal for concert presentation and features
many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs.

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