Theater in the Grove is holding open auditions for their upcoming production of
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem
Directed and Choreographed by Melanie Shaw
Rehearsals tentatively scheduled to begin the week of August 16th with the show opening on Friday October 9th. Rehearsals will be 6:30pm – 9:30pm weeknights (4 nights/wk) and either Saturday or Sunday afternoons (depending on availability).
Auditions will be held at the theater on Sunday July 12th from 4pm to 7pm and Monday July 13th from 7pm to 9pm at Theater in the Grove. Appointments are now being accepted. To guarantee an audition you must sign up. Walk in’s will be seen as time allows.
Performance Dates are Oct 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove OR 97116
At the audition:
- Be prepared to sing 32 bars (approximately 60 seconds) of a traditional musical theater song that shows your acting ability and vocal range. Please no music from the show!
- Bring sheet music in your key – no transpositions or recordings. An accompanist will be provided.
- Please bring a current resume and a photo (even a selfie will work)
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
Callbacks for dancers and principle roles will be at the discretion of the director.
TEVYE – Male, 40-50s – Range: Ab2 – F5 The likable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.
GOLDE – Female, 35-50s – Range: A3 – Eb5 Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.
TZEITEL – Female, 18-25 – Range: B3 – D5 Tevye’s eldest daughter. Loyal, determined. Less idealistic and sentimental than her sisters yet deeply in love with her childhood friend, Motel.
HODEL – Female, 17-21 – Range: B3 – E5 Tevye’s second eldest daughter. Smart, independent. Despite her initial disdain, falls in love with Perchek.
CHAVA – Female, 15-18 – Range: B3 – D5 Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Affectionate, sweet natured. Tevye’s “favorite” child.
SHPRINTZE – Female, 11-13 – Range: B3 – D5 Tevye’s fouth eldest.
BIELKE – Female, 7-10 – Range: B3 – D5 Tevye’s youngest daughter.
MOTEL – Male, 18-25 – Range: Tenor; E3 – F#4 The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.
PERCHIK – Male, 20-30 – Range: Tenor; B2 – E4 The outspoken student passing through town. Constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
FYEDKA – Male, 18-25 – Tenor A young Russian soldier and Christian. He shares Chava’s passion for reading and is outraged by the Russians’ treatment of the Jews.Primarily a speaking role, if possible will be Russian soloist in “To Life”. Good dancer.
LAZAR WOLF – Male, 40s-60s – Range: C3 – F#4 The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
YENTE – Female, 40s-60s – Range: F3 – F5 The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip. A bit addlebrained.
CONSTABLE – Male, 35-60 – Speaking Role Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Likes Tevye despite him being a Jew.
THE RABBI – Male, 50-70 – Wise but with a sense of humor.
MENDEL– Male, 20 – 35 – the Rabbi’s son, having somewhat less humor than his father.
GRANDMOTHER TZEITEL – Female, 70+ – a ghost; small comedic singing feature. May be cast with an actress of any age.
FRUMA-SARAH – Female, 30-50 – a ghost; Lazar Wolf’s first wife. Furious at the idea of his re-marrying. Powerful voice.
AVRUM– Male, 30-60 – the town bookseller; keeps everyone informed of news from wider Russia
MORDCHA– Male, 30-60 – the innkeeper
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS – young and athletic. They do need to sing in one number. May possibly double as featured “Bottle Dancers” in the wedding scene.
THE FIDDLER – Male or Female, any age- a silent role, but heavily featured throughout.
There is a large ENSEMBLE of Villagers that will make up all different kinds of families! Folks of all ages, shapes, and sizes encouraged to audition!