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Ragtime the Musical

HPAC will be holding a second audition for strong singers with great stage movement to fill out the Semi-Principal, Principal Understudies and Ensemble for Ragtime the Musical. All ethnicities are welcome. This special audition will be held Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company located in the City Square Shopping Center, at 260 West Main St., Suite 204 in Hendersonville. You do not need to prepare a song, just come and sing with us. Be dressed comfortably for some dance/movement. If you have any questions, you can direct them to Lorajllc@gmail.com.

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is excited to announce auditions for Ragtime the Musical! Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical. Performance dates are September 9th through the 26th, 2021.




 RAGTIME CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by R. Jackson, Musical Direction by Jamea Story, Choreography by Milan Jackson
ADULT CASTING
Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#
Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff
Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff
Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff
Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#
Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#
 
 Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral Female, any age
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note
Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db
Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G
Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db
Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor
Adult Ensemble
Booker T Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers
YOUTH CASTING
Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: voice not yet changed
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano
 
 Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo
Ethnicity: African descent, African-American
Youth Ensemble
Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any
 RAGTIME CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by R. Jackson, Musical Direction by Jamea Story, Choreography by Milan Jackson
ADULT CASTING
Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#
Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff
Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff
Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff
Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#
Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#
 
 Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral Female, any age
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note
Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db
Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G
Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db
Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor
Adult Ensemble
Booker T Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers
YOUTH CASTING
Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: voice not yet changed
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano
 
 Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo
Ethnicity: African descent, African-American
Youth Ensemble
Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any
RAGTIME CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by R. Jackson, Musical Direction by Jamea Story, Choreography by Milan Jackson
ADULT CASTING
Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#
Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff
Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff
Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff
Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#
Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#
 
 Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral Female, any age
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note
Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db
Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G
Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db
Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor
Adult Ensemble
Booker T Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers
YOUTH CASTING
Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: voice not yet changed
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano
 
 Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo
Ethnicity: African descent, African-American
Youth Ensemble
Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any
Standard audition requirement eight bars of a song from RAGTIME (actors choice)
Please also be ready for a dance audition as well on both first and call back to audition if applicable. 
 
Those who are unable to make audition dates, please make a YouTube link and email it to: Lorajllc@gmail.com
 RAGTIME CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by R. Jackson, Musical Direction by Jamea Story, Choreography by Milan Jackson
ADULT CASTING
Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#
Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff
Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff
Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff
Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#
Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#
 
 Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral Female, any age
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note
Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db
Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G
Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db
Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor
Adult Ensemble
Booker T Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers
YOUTH CASTING
Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: voice not yet changed
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano
 
 Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo
Ethnicity: African descent, African-American
Youth Ensemble
Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any

 RAGTIME CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by R. Jackson, Musical Direction by Jamea Story, Choreography by Milan Jackson
ADULT CASTING
Coalhouse Walker, Jr: A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Should be able to move. Piano playing helpful but not essential.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American Vocal Range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#
Sarah: A washwoman, filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after musch resistance
Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano with strong mix, low G# to high F# on staff
Mother: The consummate wife and mother, a kind woman who is gentle, compassionate, optimistic, and accepting of others.
Female, 30-40
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Lyric Soprano / Mezzo with strong mix, low G to high Eb on staff
Father: Mother's professionally successful husband, cautious, resistant to change, fancies himself an amateur explorer.
Male, 35-50
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Baritone, B to E on staff
Younger Brother: A passionate anarchist, he is intense, obsessive, and high strung, influcenced by Emma Goldman's teachings.
Male, 25-35
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritone with strong top range, B to high F#
Tateh: An immigrant, intelligent, passionate, and creative artist. Full of drive and heart. Wears the trials and tribulations of hist past on his sleeve. Eastern European / Latvian dialect.
Male, 30-40
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Baritone / Tenor, Db to high F#
 
 Sarah's Friend / Ensemble: Passionate, soulful, sings the gospel number for Sarah's funeral Female, any age
Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
Vocal Range: Gospel Lyric Soprano or Alto, low G to stratospheric scat top note
Emma Goldman / Ensemble: Eastern European / Jewish immigrant, anarchist Female 35-60 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Alto, low G# to Db
Harry Houdini / Ensemble: Hungarian immigrant, internationally famous magician Male, 30-40 Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor, middle C to high G
Evelyn Nesbit / Ensemble: Vaudvillian performer, the “Marylin Monroe of her time.” Female, 20-30
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Soprano / Belter, middle C to Db
Willie Conklin / Ensemble: Irish-American fire chief who is racist and takes out his anger on Coalhouse. Male, 30-45
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: Tenor / Baritenor
Adult Ensemble
Booker T Washington, Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, Judge, Grandfather, Kathleetn, Brigit, Attorneys, Bureaucrats, Reporters, Baseball Fans, people of New Rochelle / Harlem / Union Square, Factory Workers, Firemen, Demonstrators, Vacationers
YOUTH CASTING
Little Boy: An earnest boy who has grown up in privilege. Open hearted to people that are different from him and has the precocious innocence of youth.
Male, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Vocal Range: voice not yet changed
Little Girl: Tateh's daughter. Her arrival in America is marked by sickness and hunger. She is scared of her new surroundings and loyal to her father, her only living relative
Female, 10-12 years old
Ethnicity: Eastern European / Jewish / Latvian-American
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano
 
 Young Coalhouse Jr: Innocent and pure. Son of Coalhouse and Sarah. This role appears briefly at the end of the play and has no lines or songs
Male, 4-6yo
Ethnicity: African descent, African-American
Youth Ensemble
Male, Female, 7-17 years old Ethnicity: Any