Ragtime Audition Notice
Twelfth Night Productions
About the project and the company
Proof of covid vaccinations and a booster will be required for participation. Also, masks must be worn during the audition process and during rehearsals.
August 5 – 21, 2022 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3 pm) for a total of 9 performances
Ragtime tracks three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York. It confronts the contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine, and together they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington, Stanford White, Harry K. Thaw, Admiral Peary, and Matthew Henson, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that also captures the heartbeat of the American experience: the marches, cakewalks and, of course, ragtime.
Location of Audition
Admiral United Church of Christ 4320 SW Hill St., Seattle, WA 98116
Dance: The show will require everyone to move in some way. Actors that are invited to callbacks will be sent instructional videos for a dance combination that they will perform during callbacks.
Because the content and themes of this show are very specific to race and gender, actors will be cast accordingly as listed. Ensemble actors may be assigned more than one role.
*The following roles have already been cast:
Emma Goldman, Evelyn Nesbit, Father, Little Girl, Mother, Tateh, and Younger Brother.
Song: Prepare 32 bars (no longer that one minute) from a song appropriate for the character you are auditioning for. If you are auditioning for more than one character, show your range in the song that you select, but have another selection available in case we want to hear more. Note – An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music clearly marked and make sure that it is in your key. No recorded music or acapella singing. Monologue: Prepare a contemporary monologue of two minutes or less that is not from Ragtime but is appropriate for the character(s) that you are auditioning for. Audition Instructions Please bring a headshot and resume
Character breakdown / Project needs
Booker T. Washington
Coalhouse Walker Jr.
Preferred method of submission
2/3/22 and 2/4/22 from 7pm - 10pm and 2/6/22 from 5pm-10pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Callbacks (by invitation only) 2/13/22 from 6pm-10pm. Same location as initial audition. Those being considered for main characters will be called back to read script sides and sing numbers from the show. However, this is a big show and it requires a large ensemble. Because of this, those being considered for ensemble roles may not be called back, but may be cast directly from their initial audition, so make it a good one!
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