Please read this full page for audition details, COVID safety information, and the ICCT casting statement.
Auditions for Follies
Join us for auditions for Iowa City Community Theater’s production of Follies- book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Performances will be the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, 2023 (April 28-30, May 5-7).
Directed by Josh Sazon, with music direction by Wes Habley and choreography by Taylor Gomez.
Auditions will be held January 20th 5-8:30pm & January 21st 2-6pm at the Iowa City Public Library, room A, with callbacks on Sunday.
We are looking to cast the following roles:
SALLY DURANT PLUMBER – Female to play late 40’s to early 50’s
PHYLLIS ROGERS STONE – Female to play late 40’s to early 50’s
BUDDY PLUMBER – Male to play early to mid 50’s
BENJAMIN STONE – Male to play early to mid 50’s
YOUNG SALLY – Female to play early 20’s
YOUNG PHYLLIS – Female to play early 20’s
YOUNG BUDDY – Male to play early 20’s
YOUNG BENJAMIN – Male to play early 20’s
CARLOTTA CAMPION – Female to play mid to late 50’s
STELLA DEEMS – Female to play mid 50’s to early 60’s
MAX DEEMS – Male to play mid 50’s to early 60’s
HATTIE WALKER – Female to play early to mid 60’s
SOLANGE LA FITTE – Female to play mid to late 60’s
EMILY WHITMAN – Female to play mid to late 60’s
THEODORE WHITMAN – Male to play mid to late 60’s
HEIDI SCHILLER – Female to play mid to late 70’s
YOUNG HEIDI – Female to play early to mid 20’s
DIMITRI WEISMANN – Male to play early 80’s
ROSCOE – Male to play late 60’s, early 70’s
DEE DEE WEST – Female to play early 50’s
SANDRA CRANE – Female to play early to mid 50’s
KEVIN – Male to play 20’s to mid 30’s
ENSEMBLE: Showgirls, singers, dancers, waiters, waitresses, photographer
Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 measures and have music available for the accompanist. No A Cappella please. You will be taught a simple dance routine and there will be cold readings from the script. The readings will be given at the time of auditions.
COVID Health and Safety
With the return to live theatre, the ICCT board has voted to take the following precautions with our in-person productions:
- All cast and crew involved with a production are asked to be up-to-date on COVID vaccinations for the health and safety of their fellow volunteers.
- Mask requirements will depend on community transmission level. If high, masks will be required (except for cast during tech week and during performances). If medium, masks encouraged. If low, masks optional.
ICCT Casting Statement
All performers are encouraged to audition for any production.
Almost all of our characters can be played by anybody.
Some roles require skills or attributes which are assessed through an audition process. In limited cases, the licensing contract may require that a character be played by a performer meeting a specific description; when this happens they will always be clearly marked.
Final casting decisions will depend on audition attendance, and the organization bears the responsibility of reaching out to bring a diverse representation of the community to audition. Each director will exercise his or her own discretion in choosing the performer who is the right fit for each role. Where licensing requirements permit, creative casting decisions can be made to allow performers who do not fit the character’s description to play the role. While this type of creative casting is encouraged where appropriate, ICCT commits to casting roles specifically written for members of underrepresented communities as accurately as possible. In situations where such a role cannot be cast from the audition pool, the show director will consult with the ICCT board to determine a solution, possibilities including, but not limited to, adding additional audition dates or selecting an appropriate performer without an audition. Such decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
These decisions are not taken lightly, are the responsibility of the show’s production team in collaboration with the Board of Directors, and frequently are made specifically to highlight or contrast human elements of the show.