The Principle Wife

The Principle Wife

A New Musical

Covey Center for the Arts, Provo UT,  July 7-31

Directed by Tanya Ball, Assisted by Melinda Lockwood Debirk

Pay Scale Compensation:  See cast of characters below.

In Person Auditions Sat. March 25th

Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of a Golden Age musical song.

Sign up for a time slot here: https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/1513

Video Submissions: Video Auditions will be accepted through April 7th. You may submit your video, headshot and resume to:  info@theprinciplewife.com

Call Backs:  In person only April 14th or 15th

Rehearsals will be 2-3 weeks in June and early July

Performances at the Covey Center July 7-31 on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesdays.

Theprinciplewife.com

https://www.facebook.com/theprinciplewife1800/

For questions or more information please contact Chandra Orme, info@theprinciplewife.com or 801-616-2995

Synopsis:

This new musical offers a serious and humorous look at polygamy in the 1800’s ironically parallels today’s timely recognition of women’s values and empowerment. It unabashedly reveals a part of our history clouded with presumption and stereotype, but now opened to clear explanation and new appreciation.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Compensation is approximate, Actors Equity please inquire for rates.

Rehearsals will also be compensated

REBECCA TANNER (F#3-D5) – $200 per performance. Thirtyish. Mannered, gentle and deeply in love with Benjamin.

BENJAMIN TANNER (B3-f#4) – $200 per performance. Mid Thirties. Boyish, optimistic, a man of faith and hard work.

SARAH BRADSHAW (F3-C5) – $200 per performance. Mid Thirty. Intimidating, headstrong widow whose tender heart is locked  behind a tough, no-nonsense exterior. Poor, single mother raising two teenage boys.

ELSA HENDERVROGGE (F4-E5) – $200 per performance.  Early twenties. Scandinavian immigrant, soft, child-like innocence and faith.

ERASTUS LOWE –(F#3-D5) – $200 per performance.  A man devoted to his duties, hardened and weary of the wars and  disappointments of his life. Still searching for peace and happiness. Baritone or Bass

BISHOP MCGUIRE – $150 per performance Scottish immigrant. Devoted to his church, family and community. Bass.

VILATE MCGUIRE – $150 per performance.  Scottish immigrant. Devoted to her husband and her faith, but always finding the humor in life’s difficulties.

ELIZABETH TANNER – $125 per performance. Oldest daughter of Ben and Rebecca. 10 or 11.

JESSICA TANNER – $125 per performance. Middle child of Ben and Rebecca. 7 or 8 years old.

HANNAH TANNER –$100.00 per performance. Youngest of Ben and Rebecca’s daughters. 4 or 5

JACOB BRADSHAW –$125 per performance. Sarah’s oldest, rambunctious boy. 14/15 years old.

JACOB BRADSHAW – $125 per performance. Sarah’s mischievous second son. 12/13 years old.

ZEBEDEE WILCOX* –$125 per performance. 50’s. Small, bitter man in both mind and body, but invested with self-importance  and governmental power.

SHERIFF QUINCY –$125 per performance. 60’s. Non-Mormon in a Mormon town. Content with the peacefulness he finds there  after the struggles of his earlier life.

DOC KIMBALL/POLYGAMIST/CONGRESSMAN* –$125 per performance

POLYGAMIST/CONGRESSMAN* –$125 per performance

POLYGAMIST/CONGRESSMAN* –$125 per performance

ENSEMBLE WOMEN –$125 per performance

*The three CONGRESSMEN and ZEBEDEE WILCOX should make up a MEN’S QUARTET.

 

 

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