Directed by Hal Friedman
Musical Direction by Braeden Addison
Choreography by Marvin Ramey

Performance Dates:
January 24 – February 9, 2020

Audition Dates:
November 9 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Possible Callbacks:
November 10

Audition Location:
The Ovation Theatre
1622 19th Street
Bakersfield, California
93301

Be prepared to sing a song either from the show or a Broadway song that shows off your range. Please bring sheet music.
You will be asked to dance. Please wear proper dance attire and shoes.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses. Featuring a beautiful score and a tony Award nominee, this is a show like no other!

ROLES:

“BIG EDIE” BEALE (Lead): Female 50-80
An eclectic woman who fondly recalls her days of glory entertaining guests at lavish parties in the heyday of Grey Gardens.
Alto

EDITH BOUVIER BEALE/ “LITTLE” EDIE BEALE (Lead): Female 30-40
One multi-faceted actress plays mother Edith in act one and daughter Edie in act two.
Soprano

YOUNG “LITTLE” EDIE BEALE/ SISTER MARLA (Lead): Female 20-30
One multi-faceted actress plays a young, lovely and charismatic daughter Edie in act one and will be featured as Sister Marla in act two.
Soprano

JOSEPH KENNEDY JR./JERRY (Supporting): Male 18-30
Both roles are played by the same actor.
Joseph is a handsome, young scion of a distinguished family; rigid in his morality and his concern regarding what others will think.
Jerry is a slacker with a kind heart who takes care of Edith and Edie in their later life at Grey Gardens.
Tenor

BROOKS SR./BROOKS JR. (Supporting): Male 30- 40
Both roles are played by the same actor.
Brooks Sr. is the soul of discretion and works as a manservant during the prosperous years of Grey Gardens.
Brooks Jr. does the same for the family in leaner times, 32 years later.
Baritone

JV “MAJOR” BOUVIER/NORMAN VINCENT PEALE (Supporting):
Male, 60’s-70’s
Both roles are played by the same actor.
Major Bouvier is a pillar of Wall Street; rules the house with a firm hand and firm philosophy; disapproves of his daughter and hates his wife’s singing.
Normal Vincent Peale is a famous minister and best-selling author of “The Power of Positive Thinking.”
Baritone.

GEORGE GOULD STRONG (Supporting): Male 30-40
Edith’s companion and artistic partner in crime; a pianist, George is also Edith’s accompanist; he is a gay man who makes no real effort to hide it, in a time that still required such things. Ability to actualy play the piano is not necessary.
Baritone

LEE BOUVIER (Featured): Female 8-14
A tomboy cousin of Edie’s. She is energetic and joyful, sharing her sister Jackie’s love of her Aunt Edith.
Alto

JACQUELINE “JACKIE” BOUVIER (Featured): Female 8-14
A cousin of Edie’s. Already fashionable, she is lovely, poised, and well-mannered, although dearly in love with her wacky Aunt Edith.
Alto