Lyric Stage announces auditions for its 20th world premier musical: QUANAH — Lord of the Plains, by Larry Gatlin.
Founding Producer: Steven Jones
Associate Producer: Shane Peterman
Director: John De Los Santos
Music Director/Conductor: Galen Butler
April 3–27, 2017
Mondays – Fridays 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm
Some principals might also rehearse weekday afternoons 3-6 pm.
April 28, 29, May 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm and matinee performances at 2:30 pm on April 30 and May 7, 2017.
Monday, January 16, 6-10 pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2-9 pm
Wednesday, January 18, CALL BACK AS NEEDED
All those auditioning should check in and fill out an audition form via the monitor in the Carpenter Performance Hall lobby of the Irving Arts Center located at:
3333 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving TX 75062
Prepare two contrasting TRADITIONAL musical theatre songs and/or appropriate material for the show. Please audition with a 16-32 bar cut, but be prepared to sing the entire number if asked. AEA members are not limited to 16 bars. Lyric Stage hires locally based on housing and transportation in the DFW area. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. Note: Please bring two copies of your headshot/resumé.
To schedule an appointment, please visit https://lyricstageauditions.acuityscheduling.com/
If you have additional questions, please email Sally Soldo, Lyric Stage Company Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Male, Native American. Peta (The Whirlwind) is a Warrior chief of the Comanches. He appears in Act I as a young warrior and grows into a strong man that leads his tribe through many battles.
Bass/Baritenor: E2 -> G4
Female. An English settler, the wife of Silas Parker (who is killed in the first battle scene,) mother of Cynthia Ann Parker and sister-in-law to James Parker. She mourns her husband and the fact that her daughter was abducted by the Comanches.
Legit/Broadway Belt: G3 -> D5
Male, Native American. Quanah is Peta’s son and does not appear as a grown man until Act II. He struggles with watching the white man take over land and kill his people. He loses his Father and his Mother in the process. (Note: There have been discussions that Peta and Quanah will be played by the same actor.)
Baritone/Tenor: G2 -> G4 Note: Higher than G4 will work also.
Nauda / Cynthia Ann Parker
Female. Cynthia Ann Parker appears in early scenes as a little girl (portrayed by another actor). She is abducted by the Comanches and first appears as a young woman, Nauda, in the Comanche camp many years after her abduction, when she has already assimilated to her new culture. She is the wife of Peta Nocona. We watch her struggle with her growing love for Peta, and her confidence as a young Comanche wife and mother, who teaches her children the things she remembers from her childhood about God and Jesus. She suffers through her “rescue” and return to the Parker family and mourns the loss of her life as she knew it as well as one of her children.
Broadway Belt: G2 -> C5
Male. A Colonel in the United States Cavalry. Must be very commanding.
Bass/Baritenor: E2 -> G4
Male. James Parker is the brother of Silas, who is killed in the first battle scene. James runs away from the battle and relives this guilt throughout the duration of the musical. He constantly searches for Cynthia Ann to try to find peace for himself.
Tenor: G2 -> G4 Note: Looking for a tenor with a nice, soft falsetto.
Young Cynthia Ann
Young, Female. Young Cynthia Ann is abducted in the first battle scene. We see her carried away, brought to the Comanche camp, where she is frightened by the others. She has one vocal performance, “Wishes.”
Vocally: Girl Soprano (pop/belt/legit)
Young, Male, Native American. Young Quanah is seen growing in the Comanche camp, learning from his mother and father. He has one vocal performance, “Repeat After Me.”
Vocally: Boy Tenor (pop/belt)
Looking for Males/Females with strong dance skills to play various roles.