Jekyll and Hyde Auditions

Sunday, March 8 at 6:00pm

Show Dates: August 6-9, 13-16, 2020

Director: Nick Cooper

Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute musical selection that best showcases your vocal ability. Selections from the musical are permitted if you wish. Please bring sheet music or an instrumental track; a Capella auditions are strongly discouraged. Wear clothing that you can comfortably move in as there will be a dance component to this audition. Even performers who are auditioning for non-singing or non-dancing roles will be expected to sing and dance at the audition. There will also be an acting segment dedicated to cold reading portions of the script. 

If you are unable to attend the audition, we will be unable to schedule another audition date for you. However, we will be accepting video audition submissions. Please contact director Nick Cooper regarding this process.

Almost all rehearsal conflicts can be worked around so don’t allow that to hinder you from auditioning. Conflicts on performance dates, however, will not be accepted. If you have any questions at all, please contact director Nick Cooper at coopernick1999@gmail.com.

Cast of Characters

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde: 20s-40s, two polar opposite characters portrayed by the same actor, Jekyll is a dignified and ambitious scientist, Hyde is a crazed and lustful murderer, a dynamic leading man required with a lot of charisma and a strong tenor voice to several sustained A’s above middle C, a strong dancer preferred but not required, must be comfortable with mature material as well as staged scenes of combat and violence

Emma Carew: 20s-40s, Jekyll’s beautiful and incredibly loyal fiance with a wit to rival his own, a good subtle actress is required for this role and she should light up the stage whenever she appears, a versatile vocalist required with a strong belting voice and a legit soprano voice up to a high C, a strong dancer is not required for this role but must move well

Lucy Harris: 20s-40s, the stunning main attraction at the Red Rat pub, a prostitute with a heart of gold, this actress must be comfortable with mature material, a strong belting range required to an E, a very strong dancer is required for this role

John Utterson: 20s-60s, Jekyll’s lawyer and closest friend, concerned for Jekyll’s wellbeing but remains loyal to his friend always, a strong actor is required for this role with a powerful baritenor voice to a high A with ease, this is a non-dancing role

Sir Danvers Carew: 40s-70s, Emma’s doting and very protective father, supports Jekyll’s work but finds it hard to tolerate his abrasive behavior, a strong singer is not required for this role but must be able to carry a baritone melody line for several simple solos throughout, strong acting is key for this role, this is a non-dancing role

The Bishop of Basingstoke: 20s-50s, a pompous religious leader, the leader of the Board of Governors and a lustful hypocrite, a strong actor required for this role with great physicality, a soaring tenor voice required for this role, a strong dancer is not required but must be very physically fit and move well

Simon Stride: 20s-40s, Secretary to the Board of Governors and Jekyll’s rival for Emma’s affection, a deeply bitter man, a strong actor required for this role with a pleasant baritone voice up to an F, a strong dancer is not required but preferably a very physically fit actor who moves well

The Spider: 20s-50s, the owner of the Red Rat and a violent, seductive pimp, he exudes sex and danger at all times, a strong singer is not required for this role but must be able to carry a simple baritone melody line, a strong dancer is preferred for this role

Nellie: late teens-20s, a flirtatious prostitute at the Red Rat and Lucy’s closest friend, a strong mezzo soprano voice needed for several solo lines throughout, should be the strongest female dancer in the show with a magnetic lovable energy

Lady Beaconsfield: 50s+, a judgemental aristocratic woman on the Board of Governors, must have good comic acting ability without being over the top, a strong classical soprano voice is required for this role, this is a non-dancing role

General Lord Glossop: 40s+, an intimidating and traditionalist war hero on the Board of Governors, must command the stage at all times, a strong singer is not required for this role but must be able to hold a simple bass harmony, this is a non-dancing role

Sir Archibald Proops: 20s-40s, an arrogant fop of a man on the Board of Governors, must have at least a pleasant baritenor range for a few solo lines, a strong dancer is not required, but the actor must be physically fit and move well

Lord Theodore Savage: 50s+, an arrogant and cowardly yet very self assured gentleman on the Board of Governors, must have good comic acting chops, a strong singer not required but must be able to hold a harmony, this is a non-dancing role

Guinevere: 40s+, the intimidating and commanding headmistress of the girls at the Red Rat, sings with the ensemble with one solo line, a German accent is a plus, this is a non-dancing role

Poole: any age, Jekyll’s manservant, this is a great role for someone who wants to perform but doesn’t want to sing or dance at all, this role will also double as Jekyll’s comatosed father and a minister

Bisset: 40s+, an apothecary, a strong singer and dancer is preferred as this role will double at various places in the ensemble

The Street Dandy: late teens-30s, the leader of the ensemble, should be full of charm and likability, a strong tenor voice and an incredibly strong dancer required for this role

The Ensemble: seeking a strong ensemble of singers and dancers to populate the streets of London and take on very specific characters within the ensemble, all ages (16+), ethnicities and levels of experience encouraged