Auditions

Auditions for “A Man of No Importance”

This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.” Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime. Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.” But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. A Man of No Importance is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, one that combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who we are that is sure to move and inspire your audiences.

Roles

Alfie  A dreamer who idolizes Oscar Wilde. He is in love with Robbie but wrestles with his sexuality throughout the story.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45 (or older)

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Robbie Alfie’s coworker and closest friend. He is charming, honest and likeable.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Adele  A young, sweet, “small-town” girl who is wise beyond her years.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Lily Byrne Alfie’s sister who cares deeply for him, but finds him odd.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Carney The local butcher who is the usual star of Alfie’s productions and boasts an ego about it.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Baldy Also known as James Michael O’Shea, he is the resident stage manager

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Breton Beret Seduces Alfie in order to beat him up for being gay.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Ernie Lally The company set designer.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Father Kenny

40-70

Miss Crowe The company costume designer.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Curtin An actor in the company and the choreographer.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Grace Actor in the company

Mrs. Patrick Robbie’s married lover and the mother of three children.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Oscar Wilde May be played by Carney

Peter Janitor

Rasher Flynn The company technician.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Sully O’hara In acting troupe and pub.

Ensemble Chorus playing various parts

Auditions

Auditions will be held at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room A on both of the following dates:

  • Friday, 1/26 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, 1/28 1:00 pm – 4 pm

Additionally, there are two copies of scripted located on the second floor of the Iowa City Public Library. A pianist will also be provided.

Contact Director, Krista Neumann (kristaveda@gmail.com), if you have any questions or if you cannot make the following audition times and want to schedule an alternate time.

Much thanks for your interest in “A Man of No Importance” and see you at auditions!

 

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