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LOCAL AUDITIONS: Bonnie & Clyde (AEA and Non-Union)

PTC ANNOUNCES LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR

  Local Actors’ Equity Association Members
and Non-Union Actors

Bonnie & Clyde
Book by Ivan Menchell
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Frank Wildhorn

Directed & Choreographed by Gerry McIntyre
Musical Direction by Tom Griffin

Adventure and romance await in the larger-than-life true tale of one of history’s most notorious couples. During the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow captured the nation’s imagination with their infamous rise from small-town West Texas nobodies to American legends. Featuring a book by Emmy nominee Ivan Menchel and a Tony-nominated score by composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeThe Count of Monte Cristo) and Oscar and Tony Award-winning lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), Bonnie & Clyde is a celebration of quintessential American musical genres: blues, gospel, and rock & roll. An electrifying story of fame, a life of crime, and love!

January 29 – February 23, 2024 (Rehearsals)
February 23 – March 9, 2023 (Performances)

Rehearsals run:

Monday – Saturday: Up to eight hours daily (with a break) between the hours of 10:00AM and 8:00PM

Additional hours will be added for Technical Rehearsals beginning February 16.

Children’s Schedule:

  • Mondays – Fridays: End of School (Approx 3:30 p.m.) until the end of rehearsal (No later than 8:00 p.m.). If school concludes earlier on Friday, the actor may be called earlier in the day.
  • Saturdays: 8 hours (with break) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Technical Rehearsal (February 16, & 17): from either 10 am – 10pm or 11am – 11pm with a 2-hour dinner break. If possible, children will be released earlier than the final call.
  • Opening Week (February 19 – 23): Tech and Dress rehearsals will run from the afternoon into the evening. School schedules will be taken into consideration, but actors may be called out of school for rehearsal. They will be released by 11:00 p.m. every evening.
  • Performances (February 23 – March 9): Children will be required to perform at all Wednesday and Saturday matinees as well as all Monday – Saturday evening shows.

This audition is for local Actors.  Out of town actors may submit to our casting director Bob Cline for New York auditions.

Audition Information:

  • Actors must audition in-person, Friday, October 27.
    • 1:00-2:00 PM (AEA Members ONLY)
    • 2:00-5:00 PM (Non-Union).
  • Call backs are by invitation only and will be held in-person, Saturday, October 28. Times: TBA
  • Audition Location:

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Room 245
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Please prepare 32 bars of an uptempo contemporary musical theatre song that shows off your vocal range and personality.   An accompanist will be provided.  Bring your own music as well as a headshot & resume.

If you are auditioning for a specific role, please use the music sides provided below.

Sides: AVAILABLE HERE

Audition Sign-Up:

Sign-up opens Wednesday, October 18th at 9:00 AM.

AEA MEMBERS ONLY: Sign up HERE for an audition appointment 

NON-UNION ACTORS: Sign up HERE for an audition appointment (Non-union actors may only sign-up between 2:00 – 5:00 PM.)

Cast breakdown for Bonnie & Clyde

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available.

 Pioneer Theatre Company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is seeking all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, actors with disabilities, and actors of all ages for roles in this production.

 In reference to the character descriptions below- most characters we encounter currently are written with man/woman, he/him, or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. However, limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

 PRINCIPALS

BONNIE PARKER:  Female, 22-30 years old.  A beautiful girl and Clyde’s ambitious, stubborn lover torn between love and fame.  Mezzo-Soprano; singing range: G3-F#5.

CLYDE BARROW: Male, 22-30.  A charmingly smalltown boy who craves notoriety and is Bonnie’s reckless, bold daring lover.  High Baritone/Tenor; singing range: A2- C5.

BUCK BARROW:  Male, 25-35 years old.  Clyde’s brother – An outlaw troubled by his wife’s distaste for his lifestyle.  High Baritone/Tenor; singing range: B2-G4.

 BLANCHE BARROW:  Female, 25-35 years old.  Married to Buck Barrow, a religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle, she is both honorable and righteous.  Mezzo-Soprano; singing range: Gb3-Eb5.

CUMIE BARROW:  Female, 40-55 years old.  A kind woman amongst those suffering from the depression; loyal and selfless.  Mother to Clyde and Buck.

SHERIFF SCHMIDT:  Male, 25-30 years of age.  A tough Sheriff whose job it is to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.

TED HINTON:  Male, 25-35 years old.  A police officer struggling to keep his feelings from his duties while being madly in love with Bonnie.  High Baritone/Tenor; singing range: C#3-A4.

EMMA PARKER:  Female, 40-55 years old.  Bonnie’s widowed mother; fragile, caring and sensitive.

ENSEMBLE

All races, ethnicities, ages, types, and sizes to make up various 1920 – 1930’s communities including…

SHERIFF SCHMIDT:  Male, 25-30 years of age.  A tough Sheriff whose job it is to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.

HENRY BARROW:  Male, 45-55 years old.   Father of Clyde and Buck – a hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet.  High Baritone/Tenor; singing range: B2-G4.

PREACHER:  Male, 30-60 years old.  The town’s evangelist  – a charismatic and passionate man.  Strong singer.  High Baritone/Tenor; singing range: Ab2-C5.

YOUNG ACTORS

Also actively seeking young actors to play…

YOUNG BONNIE:  Female, 9-14 years old.  Singing Range: C4-C5.

YOUNG CLYDE:  Male, 9-14 years old.  Singing Range: Bb4-D5.