The Lyric Stage Company of Boston 2017-2018 Season Equity Principal & Chorus Auditions – by Appointment Boston, MA

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
140 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Contact: Lyric Stage Company of Boston
(617) 585-5684


Call Type: Equity Principal & Chorus

Date of Audition: April 10, 2017, 12:00PM-8:00PM (Lunch from 4:00-5:00PM) Accompanist all day.
Note:  We can only see Union performers on April 10, 2017. Please note that the Non-Union sign-up is now full.  Slots may open up between now and the audition so please continue to check the sign-up.  THERE IS NO WAITLIST AND WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE WALK-UPS ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION.
If you are unable to audition, you are always welcome to submit a headshot and resume with shows and roles you'd like to be considered for to
Location: Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA
Appointments: For Equity members to schedule an appointment, please visit our digital sign-up sheet at: and select the time you would like to be seen. Equity members must fill in an email address, a contact phone number, and AEA Member number. You can opt to receive an e-mail confirming your audition time, and you will receive an appointment reminder the day before your audition.   
PLEASE NOTE: This audition is required by our agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Please note that the Non-Union sign-up is now full.  Slots may open up between now and the audition so please continue to check the sign-up.  THERE IS NO WAITLIST AND WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE WALK-UPS ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION.
If you are unable to audition, you are always welcome to submit a headshot and resume with shows and roles you'd like to be considered for to ( )
Preparation: Audition slots are FIVE (5) minutes long. Each actor has TWO (2) minutes to perform. Please prepare appropriate material of your choosing, which may be from one or more of the season’s shows. Scripts, a reader, and an accompanist will be provided at the audition. Please be prepared to state your starting & stopping places. You may audition for one or more roles in the season. There are no auditions sides.
If singing, please bring sheet music. Please bring a headshot & resume to the audition, stapled together.
At the Auditions: Producing Artistic Director, Spiro Veloudos; Associate Artistic Director, A. Nora Long
Other Dates: The Lyric Stage Company of Boston will also be attending the StageSource Equity Auditions on April 3, 2017 at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139. For more information on those auditions, visit or call (617) 350-7611.
Contract: NEAT, Category 6
Scripts: Scripts will be available for review at StageSource, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston.
Other Information: Auditions for the remaining two shows in The Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s 2017-2018 season and callbacks for individual productions will be announced at a later date. All shows, dates, and information subject to change.
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.
All roles are available for inclusive casting, unless otherwise specified.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors and performers with disabilities. The Lyric Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Note: It is an essential element of our mission to support local artists, so we rarely cast out-of-town and we do not have housing. There are no New York auditions scheduled.
By Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, & Stephen Sondheim
Director-Choreographer, Rachel Bertone
Music Director, TBA
First Rehearsal: August 8, 2017
Opening: September 1, 2017
Closing: October 8, 2017
  • ROSE: female, 40’s, Strong Mezzo belt, driven, determined, charming, and unstoppable, she is the alpha stage mother, living out her own desires through her children.
  • LOUISE: female, early 20s, Mezzo to Eb. Rose’s eldest daughter. Shy, loyal and awkward as a kid, she eventually becomes an international burlesque sensation, Gypsy Rose Lee. Role includes striptease and various states of undress. Must be a strong dancer.
  • DAINTY JUNE: female, early 20s, Belt to D. Rose’s youngest daughter, the star of the show. Splits, high kicks, baton twirling, point work, and any other special skills a plus. Excellent pointe work and dancer.
  • TULSA: male, early 20s. Tenor. Song and dance man, trained in tap and ballet, handsome and charming. Excellent dancer.
  • TESSIE: female, 30s-40s. Mezzo, A burlesque performer whose specialty is ballet. Role includes striptease and various states of undress.
  • MAZEPPA: female, 30s-40s. Alto. A burlesque performer who plays the trumpet. Role includes striptease and various states of undress.
  • ELECTRA: female, 30s-40s. Alto. A burlesque performer. Role includes striptease and various states of undress.
  • HERBIE: male, 40s. An agent turned candy salesman that goes back to show business for Rose.
  • UNCLE JOCKO, et al: male, 30s-50s, Baritone.                                                                                
  • Various Ensemble Roles: must be excellent singer/dancers.
Please note: we will not be seeing children at this audition.
By Stephen Temperley
Director, Spiro Veloudos
Music Director, Will McGarrahan
First Rehearsal: September 26, 2017
Opening: October 20, 2017
Closing: November 19, 2017
Please note the roles of Florence Foster Jenkins and Cosme McMoon have been cast.
Road Show
By Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman
Director, Spiro Veloudos
Music Director, Jon Goldberg
First Rehearsal: December 19, 2017
Opening: January 12, 2018
Closing: February 11, 2018
  • ADDISON MIZNER: male, 35-40. The levelheaded brother living in the shadows of Wilson's schemes. A visionary artist with flair and guile. Cares for his mother. Not as prone to seizing the world as his brother. Easily influenced by his older brother  Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3
  • WILSON MIZNER: male, 38-46. Handsome and charming. Always has a good time, but also a con artist involved in a series of scams. Lives his life as one big, adventurous attempt to seize opportunity. The greedy, selfish brother to Addison.  Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F3
  • MAMA MIZNER: female, 60s. Mother to Addison and Wilson. Encourages her sons to follow opportunity by any means necessary. Coddles Wilson, whom she clearly favors, and ultimately loses him to his own greed. Depends on Addison to take care of her.  Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • PAPA MIZNER: male, 70s. Father to Addison and Wilson. On his deathbed, he tells his sons to embrace the opportunities of the new world. Proud. Nostalgic. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • HOLLIS BESSEMER: male, 20-35. An honest businessman who rejects the family business to build his dream of an artist colony. Partners with Addison to create an extremely successful real estate business and finally a fortune of his own. Sensitive. Loves Addison  Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Various Ensemble Roles
  • Instrument Playing (guitar, banjo, strings) a plus.
By Sarah Ruhl (Adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf)
Director, A. Nora Long
First Rehearsal: January 30, 2018
Opening: February 23, 2018
Closing: March 25, 2018
  • ORLANDO, female, 20s-30s, beautiful, melancholy, poet whom people can’t help falling in love with, Orlando is a man for the first half of the play, before transforming into a woman. A physical dynamic performer who is willing to cut her hair is a plus.
  • SASHA, female, 20s-30s, a Russian princess, strong, powerful, and captivating.
  • CHORUS: physical character actors who play multiple roles in addition to functioning as narrators.
The Wiz
By William F. Brown & Charlie Smalls
Director, Dawn M. Simmons
Music Director, TBA
First Rehearsal: April 24, 2018
Opening: May 18, 2018
Closing: June 17, 2018 (Possible extension through July 1, 2018)
  • DOROTHY:  female, early 20s, Mezzo Soprano, G3-B5. Bright eyed and lively. Would rather remain a child as long as possible.
  • ADDAPERLE: female, any age, Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5. Good Witch of the North. Her magic abilities don't always pan out as well as she would like them to.
  • SCARECROW: male, any age, Tenor, D3-A4. Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.
  • TIN MAN: male, any age, Baritone, E3-A4. Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”
  • LION: male, any age, Baritone, G2-Bb4. Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see The Wiz to gain some courage.
  • THE WIZ: male, any age, Tenor, C3-A4. All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.
  • EVILLENE: female, any age, Alto, Bb3-Db5. Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.
  • GLINDA: female, any age, Alto, C4-Eb5. Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show business.
  • Various Ensemble Roles
Two shows in our season (both plays) have yet to be announced. In accordance with Equity rules, we will hold an extension of the open call on a separate date TBD. All dates and titles are subject to change.
Stage Managers: Equity Stage Managers are invited to send resumes to Matthew Whiton, Production Manager, at the Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116. Please note all Equity Stage Manager positions have been filled at this time.
Contact: For questions, or 617.585.5684.