Book by Lawrence D. Cohen • Lyrics by Dean
Pitchford • Music by Michael Gore
Adapted from the book by Stephen King
Directed by Joshua Chard
Musical Direction by Bob Gauthier
by Jamie Lupien Swenson
November 18, 1:00 PM (Please sign in no later than 2:00 PM)
•Sunday November 19, 6:30 PM (please sign in
no later than 7:30 PM)
•Callbacks Monday November 20, 7:00 PM
(You must be available for callbacks to be considered for a role)
cannot make the November 18 or 19 audition dates, please contact Joshua to set
up another time.
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an
outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone
else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective
mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed
too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
Set in the present, Carrie – The Musical is a true ensemble piece with complex
characters. The production team is committed to diverse casting to build an
ensemble that matches the diversity present in a contemporary high school. We
encourage actors of all backgrounds and identities to audition for this show.
Seeking an enthusiastic, risk-taking cast of
14-18 people. Due the intensity of the language and situations in this musical,
we will only be seeing actors ages 17 and up. No exceptions. All student characters are seniors
in high school; however most productions utilize adult actors. We encourage
adults to audition.
Rehearsals will begin December 4 and will be
Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:30 PM. There will be no rehearsals December 22-January
1. Sunday rehearsals will only be scheduled in the event of weeknight
rehearsals being cancelled due to weather. Not everyone will be called to every
Show dates: February 9-25, Fridays and
Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. All actors must be available
February 4-8 for dress rehearsals, no exceptions. Please bring a list of
conflicts to auditions. Availability may be a consideration in casting
People auditioning for certain roles will be
required to sing selections from the show. See character descriptions for
required songs. A copy of the score will be available at auditions. For
characters that do not have a song listed, please prepare a song in the style
of the show (Broadway Pop) that showcases your voice. Please bring a copy of
the music in your key. All auditioners will be asked to sing with the pianist.
Need Carrie sheet music? Wondering
what cuts you should sing? Contact Joshua at firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditioners singing selections from Carrie may hold music.
Auditions will be singing only. Callbacks will
include dancing and readings from the script, as well as more singing.
CARRIE WHITE: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school) A
painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been
the victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her
mother’s strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling
into graceful-and then vengeful- swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical
sweetness as well as fierce power. Actresses auditioning for the role of Carrie
White should prepare Carrie.
MARGARET WHITE: (Female – Carrie’s
Mother– 40’s to 50’s) A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent
religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and
tender, maternal love for Carrie. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several
duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and
frightening. Actresses auditioning for Margaret White should prepare And Eve Was Weak and When There’s No One.
SUE SNELL: (Female – able to look
like a senior in high school) A straight-A student who’s been popular her
entire life, she’s remarkably level headed for her age. Her unthinking
participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that
leads her on a journey to try to right things. Vocally, she has a pop ballad
voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength. Actresses auditioning for Sue
Snell should prepare Once You See.
TOMMY ROSS: (Male – able to look
like a senior in high school) Popular star athlete, valedictorian, and all
around stand-out, he’s the boy that all the girls want to be with, and all the
boy want to be. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just
starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. His voice
should have an effortless pop quality. Actors auditioning for Tommy Ross should
prepare Dreamer In Disguise.
CHRIS HARGENSEN: (Female – able to
look like a senior in high school) Rich, spoiled-rotten, and wickedly funny,
Chris is a popular beauty whose arrogant self-assurance makes her believe that
the rules don’t apply to her. Loaded with sexual dynamite, she has serious
daddy and anger-management issues. Her voice is pop-rock percussive and
powerful. Actresses auditioning for Chris Hargensen should prepare The World According to Chris (first
verse and chorus).
BILLY NOLAN: (Male – able to look
20) Now in his sixth year in high school, Billy’s a sexy, stupid·like-a-fox bad
boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention
than in class. All these qualities make it easy for his girlfriend Chris to
manipulate him to do her bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker. Actors
auditioning for Billy Nolan should prepare The
World According to Chris (his verse and chorus).
MISS LYNN GARDNER: (Female – able
to play mid 30’s) This girls’ P.E. teacher can be a strict disciplinarian if
necessary, but when Carrie arouses her maternal instinct, she surprises herself
by also revealing a protective "fairy godmother” side. Her voice is warm and
strong, just like the woman. Actresses auditioning for Miss Gardner should
prepare Unsuspecting Hearts.
MR. STEPHENS: (Male – able to play mid
30’s+) This well-intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor struggles
to help his students realize their potential. A dedicated educator, he’s
stretched thin in his duties, woefully underpaid, and a bit overwhelmed as to
how to handle the Billy Nolans of the classroom combat zone.
NORMA: (Female – able to look like
a senior in high school) Nasty, gossipy and a shameless suck-up to authority,
Norma is second-in-command to Chris’ queen bee.
FRIEDA: (Female – able to look
like a senior in high school) Sue’s brainy pal, she’s an easy-going, get-along
follower and a tireless extracurricular-committee-volunteer.
HELEN: (Female – able to look like
a senior in high school) Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to
belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality.
GEORGE: (Male – able to look like a
senior in high school) Tommy’s jock wingman since childhood, George idolizes
him. George is secretly attracted to Tommy.
STOKES: (Male – able to look like a
senior in high school) A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be included as one of
FREDDY: (Male – able to look like
a senior in high school) The wisecracking class clown and official yearbook
photographer, he can’t believe any girl would ever give him the time of day.