The Concord Players Announce Auditions for

Mr. Roberts

Book by Isobel Lennart
from an original story by Miss Lennart
Music by Jules Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Directed by Brian Kelly
Music Direction by Brendan Kenney
Choreography by Katie Alexander

Funny Girl is the bittersweet, classic musical drama about Vaudeville’s sweetheart, Fanny Brice. The musical tells the story of the comedienne who started out as a bit player on the Vaudeville stage, but worked her way up to stardom as one of the most acclaimed members of the Ziegfeld Follies. Funny Girl follows Fanny’s rise to fame and highlights her comedic and musical prowess. It also explores her amazing, yet strained relationship with her husband, Nick Arnstein, a professional gambler. Funny Girl is witty, glamorous, and a general spectacle that portrays some of the most vibrant characters in Broadway history and their strong, but strained relationships. It features some of Broadway’s most treasured music, such as  People and Don’t Rain on My Parade.

Auditions for Funny Girl will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm, and Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, at 51 Walden St, Concord MA.

Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, May 12 starting at 6pm, at 51 Walden St.

Rehearsals will begin in late August or early September 2019 and be Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, with some Fridays.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019; with two Sunday matinees at 2pm: November 10 & 17, 2019.

Actors should sign up for one slot and prepare 16-32 bars of a song from musical theater in the style of the show, but NOT FROM Funny Girl. The initial audition will consist only of a singing audition. Movement and acting auditions will happen at the callback.

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Please look at this information sheet and fill in this audition form (also available via the SignUpGenius form) before arriving at the auditions.

If all slots are filled, or if you have questions, or if you have a conflict with the audition dates, send an email to

Character Descriptions

Besides the roles listed below,
additional roles in the ensemble are available.

Voice type: mezzo-soprano
Stage age: 20s - early 30s
Role type: Lead
Entertainer from New York’s lower east side, quirky, fearless, comedic finesse, acting range from impassioned teen to major star, good mover.

Voice type: mezzo-soprano
Stage age: 50-60
Role type: Supporting (female)
Character: Tough Brooklyn/Jewish mother, dry funny.

Voice type: baritone
Stage age: 30-40
Role type: Lead (male)
Character: A gambler and the love of Fanny’s life, suave, sophisticated, and charming; must have a strong middle range voice, baritone.

Voice type: tenor
Stage age: 25-35
Role type: Supporting (male)
Character: A song and dance man and Fanny’s closest friend, good comic timing, bright, energetic, sincere; must be a strong singer/dancer who taps.

Voice type: mezzo-soprano
Stage age: 40-60
Role type: Supporting (female)
Character: Mrs. Brice’s poker playing crony, strong, shrill yet funny.

Voice type: mezzo-soprano/alto
Stage age: 40-60
Role type: Supporting (female)
Character: Another of Mrs. Brice's cohorts, a comedienne.

Voice type: mezzo-soprano/alto

Stage age: 40-60
Role type: Supporting (female)
Character: The fourth in Mrs. Brice's quartet of friends; Irish accent.

Voice type: speaking only
Stage age: 60s
Role type: Supporting (male)
Character: The famed Broadway producer, elegant and distinguished, imposing, resonant, the producer of the Ziegfeld Follies; this is a non-singing, non–dancing role.

Stage age: 40-60
Role type: Supporting (male)
Character: A tough Vaudeville producer who gives Fanny her first break.

Stage age: 25-40
Role type: Supporting (female)
Character: Fanny’s dresser and confidante, the voice of reason, meek yet strong; may double in the ensemble.

Stage age: any age
Role type: Supporting
Character: A theatrical agent, urbane; strong acting skills, must double in the ensemble.

Voice type: tenor
Stage age: 20-30
Role type: Supporting (male)
Character: Sings "The Most Beautiful Bride In The World"; high production style tenor.