Audition for Oklahoma!

Iowa City Community Theatre will be holding auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Oklahoma!, on Saturday the 16th from 3:30 to 6:30p.m. and on Sunday the 17th from 2 to 5 p.m, at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center in Iowa City. Performance dates will be April 26-28 and May 3-5. Those who wish to audition are asked to:

  • prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song (preferably from the show — accompanist will be provided)
  • dress appropriately for the dance portion of the audition (comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and shoes or other appropriate footwear). Not all parts will need to dance, but everyone will need to be able to move. Everyone should be prepared for some dancing/movement audition, regardless of the part they want.
  • read from the script
  • CAST

    • Curly- age 20-30, confident, charismatic, leading man, a cowboy : Baritone to F#4
    • Laurey- age 18-25, an innocent but spunky and headstrong farm girl, plays hard to get: Soprano to A5
    • Ado Annie- age 18-25, fun loving, good-time girl, flirtatious, gullible, must have comedic abilities and move well; Alto Belt with mix to E5
    • Will Parker- age 20-30, charming cowboy, not overly bright, fun-loving, energetic, should dance; Baritone to F4
    • Jud Fry- age 25-40, sullen, mysterious, dangerous, troubled man with a powerful brooding presence, hired hand on Laurey’s farm; Bass/Baritone to C#4
    • Ali Hakim- age 25-40, Persian peddler, con artist, character-singer with comic abilities; Baritone to D4
    • Aunt Eller- age 30-60, matriarch of the community, middle-aged, down to earth, mother to everyone, gentle but with great wisdom and strength, she is feisty and has a wry sense of humor: Alto Belt with mix to F5
    • Andrew Carnes- age 35-55, great character actor-singer, dry humor, big presence, must move well: Baritone to F4
    • Ike Skidmore- age 30-40, farmer, character actor; Baritone (D to F#)
    • Gertie Cummings- age 18-25,obnoxious laugh, high pitched whiny voice
    • we will also need ensemble members of all ages and sizes

    The final show of the ICCT season, Oklahoma!, will be directed by Rich Riggleman and Josh Sazon. Music director will be Wes Habley, and choreographers will be Doug and Jill Beardsley.

    Questions about auditions? Contact the directors at