Lucky Penny Productions
Lucky Penny Productions in Napa announces auditions for “Bright Star.”
Music, Book and Story by Steve Martin, Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell. Stage Direction by Barry Martin, Music Direction by Craig Burdette, Choreography by Alise Guzik, Stage Managed by Jeff Bristow.
Rehearsals will begin approx. on April 24, 2022. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed. Performance dates are May 27 – June 12, 2022.
Non-Union, Volunteer, daily meal stipends and travel reimbursement provided (Current range $15-$25 per day, however there is potential for additional funding. Updates provided as soon as we have more information.)
In person callbacks will be held in the evening on October 17th and 18th by invitation. If asked to attend callbacks we will send materials to prepare on October 3rd. All COVID safety protocols will be followed at callbacks.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs: (Male Identifying, 30’s) Pop-folk bari-Tenor. The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40.
Margo Crawford: (Female Identifying, early 20’s) Sweet warm folk voice. A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.
Daddy Murphy: (Male Identifying, 50’s-60’s) Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
Mama Murphy: (Female Identifying, 50’s-60’s) Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful.
Daddy Cane: (Male Identifying, 60’s) A warm, loving country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Will double in ensemble.
Max: (Male Identifying, 17-25) A customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau. Will double in ensemble.
Florence: (Female Identifying, 17-25) An employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo. Will double in ensemble.
Edna: (Female Identifying, 25-35) An employee at Margo’s bookstore. Will double in ensemble.
Male and Female Identifying Ensemble: (All ages and types) Looking for a small ensemble who is willing to “move” as everyone moves scenery and will be quite active throughout the entire show. Dancers and Bluegrass/Folk singers a plus.