Marry Me a Little / You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – in Rep.
at the Gallery Players Audition Announcement
The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s Premiere Off-Off Broadway theater in its 50th season announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Marry Me a Little and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, to be performed in repertory.
Marry Me a Little — music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) – book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner; Additional dialogue by Michael Mayer; additional music nod lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Director Barrie Gelles; Producers Jonathan King/Justine McLaughlin/The Gallery Players; Music Director Sobina (Yi-Hsuan) Chi
Rehearsals begin Saturday December 15, evenings and weekends (possibly some weekdays depending on actor availability). Runs January 26 through February 19. Marry Me a Little will perform Thursday-Saturday nights, for 12 performances. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will perform Saturday and twice on Sunday for 12 performances. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at the Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.
Open call auditions for all characters on Friday, 12/2, Monday, 12/5 and Friday, 12/9, each night from 7:30-10pm (sign-in begins at 7:00pm). Sign-in will close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. No submissions necessary for open calls; just show up. Callbacks will be on Sunday, 12/11 from 11am-4pm.
Actors should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key, no lead sheets. If you want to be considered for a role in Marry Me a Little, please sing a song that showcases precision and musicality. Dance auditions, when applicable, will take place at callbacks.
All roles open.
Seeking 6-12 Cast Members.
The two shows will be performed in repertory and we are looking to cast the same core group of actors to perform in both shows. However, some actors may be cast in one show but not the other.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – we are producing the revised version of the show (as produced on Broadway in 1999). Casting adults only.
Marry Me a Little – we will be casting three different duos, to perform in rotation. The intention is to cast a male/female duo, a male/male duo, and a female/female duo.
All roles are open to all actors. We are looking to audition Arab, Asian, Black, Latino/a/x, Multi-Racial, Native, Pacific Islander and White, Female-Identifying, Male-Identifying, and Gender-Non-Conforming performers, of all abilities, for all roles.
Character Breakdown for Marry Me a Little (adapted from the MTI website)
“Man” – character can be any gender/Can be played by an actor of any gender. A single, average person living alone in New York City. He dreams of finding a beautiful woman, but is jaded at the idea of a deeply committed relationship. Character age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G4 /Vocal range bottom: F2.
“Woman” – character can be any gender/Can be played by an actor of any gender. A single, average woman who has just moved into her New York City apartment. She has made a series of safe choices that has left her sad and alone, but is ready for a balanced relationship. Character age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: A#5 /Vocal range bottom: F#3.
Character Breakdown for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown – character is male. A square peg in a round hole who never quite fits in. He is a precocious and has a heart of gold. Often socially awkward, he remains true to himself rather than conforming. Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Baritone/Tenor.
Sally Brown – character is female. Younger than some of the other characters, she seems innocent and naive. She is bright and clever, and holds her own with the older kids. She has spunk and a quirky humor. Character age: 6 (casting adult actors only). Soprano.
Linus Van Pelt – character is male. A young philosopher who is wise beyond his years. He is highly-intelligent, soft-spoken, observant, and gentle. Incredibly lovable, he is at once surprisingly mature and intensely child-like. Character age: 6 (casting adult actors only). Baritone/Tenor.
Lucy Van Pelt – character is female. A type A personality, Lucy is a natural leader with abundant confidence. At times she can be a bully, but is not mean-spirited. She is strong willed and out-spoken. Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Mezzo-Soprano.
Schroeder – character is male. A music prodigy who plays piano and geeks out over Ludwig van Beethoven. He is relatively quiet and serious, but becomes incredibly animated about music. Character age: 8 (casting adult actors only). Tenor.
Snoopy – character is male. Although a dog, he is the only adult in the show. He has a wry sense of humor and a wild imagination. Though he fancies himself to be equal parts Sarah Berhardt, Errol Flynn, and Danny Kaye, he is (after all) just a regular dog. Character age: 35 in human years / 4 in dog years (casting adult actors only). Tenor.
Ensemble – 2-4 additional performers to portray the rest of the Peanuts Gang and perform in all group numbers and scenes