The Little Theatre of Fall River, Inc. is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Ragtime.”
Auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 2 at the Firebarn, located on the corner of Prospect St. and Highland Ave., Fall River.
From 6 to 7 p.m., auditions will be held for the ensemble only. From 7 to 10 p.m., auditions will be held for lead and support lead roles.
All roles are open and an accompanist will be provided Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a selection from the show and read from the script.
Show dates will be May 10-13.
For more information call Kerie Gendreau at (508)558-8624 or Bev Robinson at (508)678-4958.
The character breakdown is as follows:
Booker T. Washington: The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century
Coalhouse: A proud, sophisticated black man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough
Emma Goldman: The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City
The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high-profile lover by her rich husband
Father: Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind.
Grandfather: Mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything.
Henry Ford: An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company
Houdini: The famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist
J.P. Morgan: The rich, famous financier
Little Boy: Mother and Father's son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others. (Suggested age 8 to 12)
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter, a young Latvian girl in a new home (Suggested age 7-10)
Mother: A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right
Sarah: A black washwoman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden
Sarah's Friend: A friend of Sarah's who attends her funeral (sings solo in “Till We Reach That Day”)
Tateh: A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter
Willie Conklin: A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car
Younger Brother: Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.