Auditions

Auditions for Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale

Kevin Gunther will be directing an exciting Halloween themed musical this fall. The book is an interesting twist on the old Sleepy Hollow story and the music is awesome. If you are interest in hearing some of the music PM me and I’ll send you a link.

Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale

Based on the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
Book, Music and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman
Produced by Special Arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Production Staff

Directed by Kevin Gunther
Musical Direction by Nicole Barrow White
Choreography by Victoria Lynn Mosier

Audition Dates

August 1, 2022, 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
August 2, 2022, 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Callbacks (By Invitation Only)

August 3, 2022, 7:00 PM

Show Dates

Saturday, October 8, 2022 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:00 PM

Synopsis

This new musical version of the classic Washington Irving story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” - is a modern-day spin on a classic tale.

The show begins on present day Halloween night. Three modern-day children then find themselves right in the middle of all the odd characters, traditions, ghosts and goblins of 18th century Sleepy Hollow and even confront the infamous Headless Horseman himself in an attempt to return home.

All Roles Are Open

MODERN-DAY CHILDREN:

  • AMY Older – 12 or 13ish – nice and super-smart.

  • CHARLIE Older – 14 or 15ish – bossy, a know-it-all and pushes around the other two kids.

  • IRVING Younger – 8 or 9ish – cute kid.

SLEEPY HOLLOW CHARACTERS:

  • TRUDY Woman of the town – mother of ABBEY, BEN, WASHINGTON

  • ICHABOD CRANE/OLD ICHABOD Schoolmaster – tall, awkward, in love with KATIE – frightened of his own shadow

  • KATIE (KATRINA VAN TASSEL) Pretty, enamored with ICHABOD, intrigued with BROM BONES but skeptical that either one is really right for her.

  • BROM BONES 18th Century Hunk, self-indulgent, in love with KATIE and himself

  • DUTCH WIVES: Sort of a “do-wop” backup chorus of women, caricatures of the Dutch Wives - funny

  • DUTCH WIFE 1

  • DUTCH WIFE 2

  • DUTCH WIFE 3

  • RUSTIC LADS: BROM BONE’S loyal followers who worship him.

  • RUSTIC LAD 1

  • RUSTIC LAD 2

  • RUSTIC LAD 3

  • KIDS IN SLEEPY HOLLOW: 18th Century children

  • ABBEY

  • BEN

  • WASHINGTON

  • SOFIE/EMILY

  • MODERN COP

  • ASSORTED TOWNSPEOPLE/ENSEMBLE OF ALL AGES: 5 year old minimum

Music Audition

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of any upbeat Broadway Style song. Bring your own Track Accompaniment on your cell phone. Connections to amplify your track will be provided. An accompanist WILL NOT be provided.

Dance Audition

Be prepared and properly dressed to learn a short and simple dance combination

Character Voice Ranges

  • AMY: C4 – D5

  • TRUDY: G3 – D5

  • KATIE: A3 – D5

  • CHARLIE: A2 – D4

  • ICHABOD: A2 – D4

  • BROM BONES: A2 – C4

There is an active SATB ensemble.

Any Questions?

You can send questions to auditions[at]mstcob.org.