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Fresh New Leaf

THE SECRET GARDEN

Auditions

Auditions will be April 24 and 25; Callbacks April 27

Held at Payson High School Choir Room

Sign up to audition HERE

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Audition Forms &
Sign Ups

Audition Form Click HERE

Sign up for an audition time HERE

Dance audition video HERE

Cast of Characters

Listed below are the named characters, their approximate age ranges, their vocal ranges, and a brief description of who they are with a few personality traits. The ages listed below are generalizations and are not set in stone.

Because the musical takes place in England, an ability to do an English and/or Yorkshire accent is a definite plus.

  • Female Roles

    • Mary Lennox

    • Age Range - 10 to 14 yrs Vocal Range - Soprano (D5-A3)

    • Spoiled Daughter of Albert and Rose; Entitled, but gradually learns to be kind

  • Martha

    • Age Range - 18 to 30 yrs Vocal Range - Mezzo Soprano (D5-G3)

    • Older sister to Dickon; Yorkshire Housemaid; Practical but ready for a little fun

  • Lily

    • Age Range - Mid 20s to Mid 30s Vocal Range - Soprano (D6-A3/Bb3)

    • Aunt to Mary; Archibald’s dead wife; Sweet and caring

  • Mrs. Winthrop

    • Age Range - 30+ Vocal Range - Non-Solo/Any Part

    • Headmistress of a girls’ school; Stubborn and Spinsterish

  • Mrs. Medlock

    • Age Range - 40+ Vocal Range - Non-Solo/Any Part

    • Mr. Craven’s Housekeeper; Cold, Authoritative, Unbending

  • Rose Lennox

    • Age Range - Late 20s to Mid 30s Vocal Range - Soprano (D6-A3)

    • Mary’s mother; Ghost/Dreamer; Spoiled and Selfish

  • Alice

    • Age Range - 20s to 30s Vocal Range - Soprano

    • Rose’s Friend; Ghost/Dreamer; Judgemental

  • Mrs. Claire Holmes

    • Age Range - Late 20s to Early 30s Vocal Range - Mezzo Soprano

    • Wife of Major Homes; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Mrs. Shelly

    • Age Range - 20’s to 30s Vocal Range - Mezzo Soprano

    • Wife of Major Shelly; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Ayah

    • Age Range - Late teens to Early 30s Vocal Range - Soprano/Mezzo

    • Nanny of Mary; From India and speaks Farsi; Very caring; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Male Roles

  • Archibald Craven

    • Age Range - Mid 30s to Mid 40s Vocal Range - Baritone (F4-C3/Db3)

    • Mary’s Uncle, Colin’s Father, Lord of Misselthwaite; Hunchbacked; Sad and Melancholy

  • Dr. Neville Craven

    • Age Range - Mid 30s to Mid 40s Vocal Range - Baritone (F4/Gb4-C3)

    • Brother to Archibald; Strict doctor who oversees Colin’s care; Jealous and Cranky

  • Colin Craven

    • Age Range - 10 to 13yrs Vocal Range - Treble/Boy Soprano

    • Son of Archibald and Lily; Thought to be sickly; Unhappy and Lonely

  • Dickon

    • Age Range - Mid Teens to Mid 20s Vocal Range - Tenor (G4-D3)

    • Brother to Martha; Friend to all animals and people; From Yorkshire; Kind and Caring

  • Captain Albert Lennox

    • Age Range - Early to Mid 30s Vocal Range - Tenor (A5-D3)

    • Father of Mary; Ghost/Dreamer; Caring and Affectionate

  • Ben Weatherstaff

    • Age Range - 50+yrs Vocal Range - Tenor (D4-Eb4-E3)

    • Caretaker of Misselthwaite grounds and gardener; Kind and Hardworking

  • Lieutenant Wright

    • Age Range - 20s Vocal Range - Tenor (C2/Low C)

    • Serves under Captain Lennox; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Lieutenant Shaw

    • Age Range - 20s Vocal Range - Baritone

    • Serves under Captain Lennox; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Major Holmes

    • Age Range - 30+yrs Vocal Range - Tenor

    • Major in the British Army; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Major Shelly

    • Age Range - 30+yrs Vocal Range - Tenor

    • Major in the British Army; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Fakir

    • Age Range - 18yrs to Early 30s Vocal Range - Tenor

    • Husband of Ayah; From India and speaks Farsi; Ghost/Dreamer

  • Additional Ensemble Roles Include Serving Staff (maids, butler, etc), Soldiers and Wives, Children (ages 8 through 15 yrs)

FAQs

  1. The Secret Garden auditions will be held at Payson High School in the choir room.

  2. Auditions are Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25 from 7pm-10pm.  Walk-ins are welcome!

  3. Call backs by invitation only: Saturday, April 27: 9am-12pm.  You will be notified via email.

    1. Cold readings will take place at callbacks.​

    2. Musical sides will be distributed at callbacks.

  4. Audition with 16-32 bard of a Broadway song preferably from the character you wish to be considered casted in The Secret Garden.

  5. There is a dance audition number.  Please review the video posted.

  6. Minimum age to audition and for the show: 6 yrs old

  7. Performances will be August 22-24, 26, 29-31, 2024 @ 7:30pm and September 2 @ 3pm.

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