Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8
Directed by Laurel Aiello and Beth Woodruff
Produced by JK Gregg and Melanie McBurney
Performance dates: April 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16 at 7:30 p.m.; April 3, 10 at 2:30 p.m.
We are so happy to announce auditions for our next mainstage production at Pull-Tight, a new musical by Ross Carter being produced for the first time in Middle Tennessee. All roles are available. You may attend both nights, but priority will be given to new people on February 8.
Everyone auditioning will be asked to sing a prepared selection. Please have sheet music available in the appropriate key. Women auditioning for “Carly” should prepare something to show operatic ability, as well as the ability to sing musical theater style with the ensemble. Other roles will require a Broadway selection. See the character breakdowns below.
There will also be cold readings from the script. No prepared monologues. Headshots and theater resumes are welcome, but not required.
You may download the audition form below and complete it prior to auditions. Copies will also be available at the theater.
COVID-19 safety guidelines
The Pull-Tight Players Board of Directors requires that all cast and crew involved with our production of Madame Buttermilk must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bring your vaccination card to auditions. A board member will check your card against your photo ID as you check in. Mobile phone photos of your vaccination card will be accepted.
Also be prepared to remain masked when not actively auditioning.
If you are cast, our director will provide any further guidelines on masking during rehearsals as needed.
Thank you for cooperating with our safety measures as we return to live mainstage shows.
Carly Speranza’s dream is to sing the title role in Carmen. Unfortunately, despite her talent and conservatory training, she can’t seem to land a role in anything. Then, one day, the phone call comes. It’s Carmen, with a performance tomorrow! Can she come right away?
It’s a dream come true, until she is taken to a state fair to sing for a country music band called The Car Men. Their big hit at the local VFW was “Clutch Me.” Her stage name is Pinto Packard.
Carly knows that if she breaks the contract she’ll never work again. And if she goes through with it, she’ll never be taken seriously.
Carly Speranza: a struggling opera singer – female, age range, 25-35
Kit McCandless: Carly’s roommate and agent – female, any age
Connor Duke: Carly’s college sweetheart – male, age range, 25-35
Ford Fairlane: Country band leader – male, age range 40-65
Dody (non-speaking role): Ford’s longtime girlfriend – female, age range 40-65
Beemer Wilson: Singer and business manager for Ford’s band – male, any age
Art Flanagan: Radio host of an arts program – male, any age
Jan Swaggart: Domineering stage manager, female, any age