AUDITIONS for Violet
(Music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts)
Directed and choreographed by Taryn Herman
Musical direction by John Berst
WHEN: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm
WHERE: RepNorth Studio, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (Call backs will be held SRT, 125 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801)
REHEARSALS: Begin February 13th and will be a combination of weekday evenings and weekend day/evenings.
PRODUCTION DATES: March 10th – April 2nd.
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking versatile actor/singer/storytellers for our upcoming production of VIOLET; limited cast of 12-14. Auditions are open to AEA and  Non-AEA. Actors of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please send an email to to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “Violet Auditions” is in the subject line.
Please bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions.
Actors should prepare a two-minute cut of a song that tells a story and shows vocal range.
Video submissions will be accepted however, in-person auditions are highly recommended.
This is a paid position.
Please note the role of Young Violet has been cast.
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections”.
Character Descriptions
The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: G3-F5
An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: C4-E6
A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A3-G5
A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A3-F5
Old Lady
A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Hooker.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range: F3-E5
An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range: B3-G5
The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doubles as Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range: B3-B5
Music Hall Singer
The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range: A3-G5
Lulu Buffington
A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range: F3-G5
Leroy Evans
A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Actor doubles as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range: B3-F5

PAPA: Violet

Book by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Directed and Choreographed by Tyler Christie
WHEN: Saturday, January 7th, 12:00-5:00pm
WHERE: RepNorth Studio, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH
CALLBACKS: Saturday, January 8th, 1:00-6:00pm
WHERE: PPMtv, 280 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH
REHEARSALS: Begin the week of February 27th
PRODUCTION DATES: April 6th – April 15th

Auditions are open to teenagers ages 13-18 years old.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please send an email to  to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “Violet PAPA Auditions” is in the subject line.

Actors should prepare 32 bars of any song in the style of show (rock, folk, country, blues, standard or MT) and a one-minute monologue.  An accompanist will be provided.  Sheet music should be charted.

Please bring a headshot, resume, and any conflicts between Feb 27th and April 15th.  Video submissions will be accepted, but in-person auditions are strongly encouraged.

There is a production fee of $175 to participate in this program.