Carrie the Musical
directed by Todd Brooks
3225 California Street
Omaha, NE 68108
SNAP! Productions’ Summer show, CARRIE The Musical, will have auditions on March 13th and 14th. The run of the show will be from June 1 – 25 (Thursday – Sunday only). The rehearsals will start on April 19th. Todd Brooks will Direct and Music Direct with Joshua Mullady (Producing) and Jason DeLong (Choreographer).
Please have a memorized piece of music to sing. An accompanist will be provided, so have sheet music. NO acapella singing. Remember this is a rock score and most females need to be able to belt. Men need to sing something that shows off high notes. There will be dancing for the high school roles, so wear appropriate shoes and clothes. There will also be cold readings from the script.
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
CARRIE WHITE: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
A painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been the
victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling into graceful-and then vengeful- swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.
MARGARET WHITE: (Female – Carrie’s Mom – 40’s to 50’s)
A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening.
SUE SNELL: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
A straight-A student who’s been popular her entire life, she’s remarkably level headed for her age. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a journey to try to right things. Vocally, she has a pop ballad voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength.
TOMMY ROSS: (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)
Popular star athlete, valedictorian, and all around stand-out, he’s the boy that all the girls want to be with, and all the boy want to be. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. His voice should have an effortless pop quality.
CHRIS HARGENSEN: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
Rich, spoiled-rotten, and wickedly funny, Chris is a popular beauty whose arrogant self-assurance makes her believe that the rules don’t apply to her. Loaded with sexual dynamite, she has serious daddy and anger-management issues. Her voice is pop-rock percussive and powerful.
BILLY NOLAN: (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)
Now in his sixth year in high school, Billy’s a sexy, stupid·like-a-fox bad boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention than in class. All these qualities make it easy for his girlfriend Chris to manipulate him to do her bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker.
MISS LYNN GARDNER: (Female – able to play mid 30’s)
Mid-30s, this girls’ P.E. teacher can be a strict disciplinarian if necessary, but when Carrie arouses her maternal instinct, she surprises herself by also revealing a protective “fairy godmother” side. Her voice is warm and strong, just like the woman.
MR. STEPHENS: (Male – able to play mid 30’s)
Late-30s, this well-intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor struggles to help his students realize their potential. A dedicated educator, he’s stretched thin in his duties, woefully underpaid, and a bit overwhelmed as to how to handle the Billy Nolans of the classroom combat zone.
NORMA: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
Bitchy, gossipy and a shameless suck-up to authority, Norma is second-in-command to Chris’ queen bee.
FRIEDA: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
Sue’s brainy pal, she’s an easy-going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer.
HELEN: (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)
Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality.
GEORGE: (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)
Tommy’s jock wingman since childhood, George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much …
STOKES: (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)
A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be included as one of Tommy’s posse.
FREDDY: (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)
The wisecracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, be can’t believe any girl would ever give him the time of day.
Any questions, please contact Todd Brooks @ Brooks1965@aol.com. Please put “Carrie The Musical” in the subject line.