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Auditions

Audition Information

Audition Dates and Times

Sunday, 5/12 1pm-4pm

Monday, 5/13 7:00pm-10:00pm

Callbacks

Tuesday, 5/14 7:30pm-10:30pm


Audition Location:

Columbus Dance Theatre

592 E Main St

Columbus OH 43215


All roles are available. Please see character breakdowns below.


Initial Auditions will consist of a 5 minute vocal audition.

There will be assigned time slots. Please sign up for a slot below, 5 slots per half hour.

Walk-ins are welcome! You will be added to the first available group.

Accompanist will be provided. Please no recorded accompaniment or a capella audition


Call backs will consist of a dance audition and an additional vocal audition with music from the show.

If called back, please come prepared with a monologue that best fits your desired role and acting range.

Because this is an opera, cold script readings are not possible.


Audition Forms can be filled out at auditions. 

Or, if you'd like to bring a completed form with you, you can download, fill out, and print the form below.

Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts


Read Thru scheduled for Thursday, 5/16

Rehearsals begin Sunday, 5/19. 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Sunday – Thursday 7pm-10pm or 7:30pm-10:30pm, 5/19 – 7/3

Tech week Sunday – Thursday 7/7 – 7/11


Performance Dates and Times:

July 12 & 13 (Friday & Saturday) 8pm

July 14 (Sunday) 3pm

July 19 & 20 (Friday & Saturday) 8pm 

July 21 (Sunday) 3pm


**This show contains adult themes and adult situations**


For questions feel free to email us at info@pacecolumbus.com

Audition Form

If you would like to complete your audition form prior to auditions and bring it with you to submit to us at auditions, please feel free to download and fill out the form below.

Also, if you are under 18 years old, please have a parent or guardian complete and sign the Agreement for Minor Participants

Character Breakdown

  

Tommy/narrator

An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker's son.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Db3


Mrs. Walker

A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy's mother and Captain Walker's wife.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: D6

Vocal range bottom: G3


Captain Walker

A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife's lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy's trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Uncle Ernie

A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children's camp seeking to profit from Tommy's popularity. Mrs. Walker's brother and Tommy's uncle.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G2


Cousin Kevin

A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2


Gypsy

A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3


The Specialist

A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy's parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G#3


Sally Simpson

A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 18

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Tommy age 4

Tommy age 10


Ensemble

Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads and Lasses; Guards; Reporters