UPCOMING AUDITIONS at PULL-TIGHT

Announcing Auditions for:

Music by Richard Rodgers – Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II – Book by Oscar Hammerstein, II and Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

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Auditions for CHILDREN ONLYSunday, May 20th – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Otey Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 West Main Street, Downtown Franklin TN 37064
(entrance to Otey Hall is on 6th Avenue – off West Main Street)

1 Girl – 10 to 12 years old
1 Boy – 8 to 11 years old

Please prepare 15 measures or so of your favorite song and be prepared to read from the script.
Accompanist will be provided.  PLEASE – NO TRACKS!
Must be able to sing and do simple choreography, and be able to learn to speak and sing in French.

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Auditions for ADULTS ONLYMonday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd  – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Otey Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 West Main Street, Downtown Franklin TN 37064
(entrance to Otey Hall is on 6th Avenue – off West Main Street)

Principal and ensemble roles for men and women 16 and up (see breakdown below)

Please prepare 15 measures of a Broadway show tune or similar,
and be prepared to read from the script and learn simple choreography.
Accompanist will be provided.  PLEASE – NO TRACKS!

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Show dates are:  August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18
Rehearsals begin in early June.

For more information, contact Director Iain Macpherson at isjmacpherson@aol.com.

PROPOSED CAST

Ngana (9 to 12 years old) Girl Mezzo-Soprano
Jerome (8 to 11 years old) Boy Boy Soprano
Henri/Sailor Male Baritone
Nellie Forbush Female Lead Mezzo-Soprano
Emile de Becque Male Lead Baritone
Bloody Mary Female Mezzo-Soprano
Seabee Luther Billis Male Baritone
Stewpot Male Baritone
Professor Male Baritone
Sailor Male Baritone
Sailor Male Baritone
Sailor/Radio Operator Male Baritone
Sailor/Lt. Buzz Adams Male Baritone
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Nurse Female Mezzo-Soprano
Lieutenant Joe Cable Male Tenor
Captain Brackett Male Spoken
Commander William Harbison Male Spoken
Liat (older teenager) Female Spoken