Bewildered Auditions

Book by Ron Weaver, Music and Lyrics by Ron Weaver and Aaron Benham
Directed by Brigitte Ditmars
Music Direction by Aaron Benham
Featuring Ensemble Members David Cerda (Endora), Caitlin Jackson (Gladys Kravitz) and Ed Jones (Uncle Arthur)
 A re-imagining of the beloved ‘60s and ‘70s television sitcom Bewitched, as seen through the eyes of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens’ iconic nosy neighbor. Poor Gladys knows what she sees next door is real, but can she prove it in time to save herself from being committed? Gladys finally gets her due in this fun and magical musical parody.

Seeking comedic musical theatre actors who move well. See character breakdown below.

*ALL RACES AND GENDER IDENTITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Seeking:
Samantha Stephens- Female* Actor, Mid 30s. The quintessential suburban housewife and mother of the mid-1960s. She is also a witch who has agreed to give up her powers to try and live a more normal life with her mortal husband. (Soprano a.k.a. “Disney” Mezzo)

Darrin (S) Stephens- Male* Actor, Mid 30s. The uptight, mortal husband of Samantha. Darrin is simultaneously played by two actors who dress identically. Darrin (S) is the straight man and relatively humorless. (Tenor with strong high G)

Darrin (G) Stephens- Male* Actor, Mid 30s. The uptight, mortal husband of Samantha. Darrin is simultaneously played by two actors who dress identically. Darrin (G) is a campy sort and much more fun. (Tenor with strong high G)

Abner Kravitz- Male* Actor, 30s-40s. Husband to Gladys. The dark side of the suburban husband, Abner has no sense of whimsy or joy. (Baritone)

Tabitha Stephens/Louise Tate- Male* Actor, 30s-40s. Tabitha is the 6- or 7-year-old daughter of Darrin and Samantha. She is a fledgling witch, just beginning to show signs of her magical powers. She also lives, ecessarily, in a world of secrets. Actor doubles as Louise Tate, the somewhat glamorous and party-girl wife of Larry Tate. (Baritone)

Larry Tate- Male* Actor, 40s-50s. Darrin’s boot- licking, sychophantic boss at the advertising agency McMann & Tate. (Baritone)

Magic Stage Hands- Actors who are strong movers and will serve as ensemble dancers and magic makers. Experience in puppetry, circus arts and/or magic a plus.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: 08/14- 09/16 Mon- Thurs. (6:30pm-10m), Sat. (12-4) More details provided.
Load in- 09/17
Tech/Dress- 09/18-26
Runs 09/28- 10/11 Thurs-Sun

Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 32 bars of a comedic musical theatre or era appropriate pop song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key and your book in case we need to hear more. Side provided.

Send HEADSHOT/RESUME to us at handbagproductions@gmail.com