Speakeasy holds auditions by appointment for upcoming projects.

2022-2023 Musical Audition

Reviewing auditions will be: Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault.

Deadline: August 15th, 2022. Submit to:

AEA Agreement: NEAT 6, $579

Please email your full name, pronouns, Equity status, contact information, the roles you’d like to be considered for, along with your headshot and resume attached as one PDF document titled “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (2022)”, and a link to your self-tape. For your submission, please use a private link on a streaming service or website such as YouTube or Vimeo (not an attachment) and send the link via email, preferably unlisted YouTube or private Vimeo with “speakeasy” as the password.) Video submissions will be accepted through August 15th.

Preparation Instructions

Submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes. Actors auditioning for the musical are encouraged to perform musical selections in the style of the show. Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre song that shows your style and vocal range. If you do not have access to accompaniment, you may sing your theme of choice, a cappella.

Sheet music and Accompaniment tracks are available at

Actors may select the backing track that best suits their voice, or Actors may audition with their accompanist or backing track.

Tip: If you are using an iPhone to video record, please film horizontally and in a well-lit space (not backlit). Also, make sure we can hear you properly before submitting your tape. At the top of the video, please slate your name, pronouns, and location. Production scripts can be accessed by contacting Stage Source.

For these auditions, no nudity or any form of sexual contact will be required as part of an actor’s audition. We will not ask prospective participants to perform violence or sexual contact as part of an audition without disclosing this expectation in the audition notice or invitation.

Notes about Casting

Note about character descriptions: While most of the characters in our season are on the binary, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible, and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, trans, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity specific to the character but otherwise seek all races and ethnicities.

SpeakEasy Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses. SpeakEasy Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equity contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

SpeakEasy Stage Company seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well-being of institutions and their participants.

Character breakdown


Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; music by Matthew Sklar; lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Directed by Paul Daigneault

Rehearsals begin April 3rd, 2023; Performances run May 5th, 2023 – June 3rd, 2023

BARRY GLICKMAN, Any ethnicity, 30s–50s, High Baritone/Low Tenor.

A very gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter. PRINCIPAL.

DEE DEE ALLEN: Any ethnicity, 30s–50s, Alto.

A current Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. No filter. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Strong Singer. Big, Broadway belter. PRINCIPAL.

TRENT OLIVER: Any ethnicity, 30s–40s, Baritone.

A pretentious Broadway star who is probably better known for TV infomercials. Loves the sound of his own voice. Strong singer, pop, and legit. PRINCIPAL.

EMMA, Any ethnicity, 18+ to play a high school senior. Mix/belt up to a C#.

Forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to the prom. A reluctant poster child for gay / lesbian youth. Very smart, but doesn’t need to be classically beautiful. A bit of a tomboy quality. Sweet pop voice. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL.

ALYSSA, Any ethnicity, 18+ to play a high school senior, Mix/belt up to a D.

Tries desperately to fit in. A cheerleader. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend, but afraid to come out. Can be classically pretty. Afraid to stand up to her mother. Pop voice. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL.

MR. HAWKINS, Any ethnicity, 30s–50s, High Baritone.

A small-town principal. Easily flustered. Straight-laced. A Broadway enthusiast. Good singer. PRINCIPAL.

ANGIE, Any ethnicity, 30s–40s, Alto with a belt.

An ensemble member in the Broadway production of “Chicago”. Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. Strong Singer. PRINCIPAL.

MRS. GREENE, Any ethnicity, 30s–40s, Alto.

Alyssa’s Mother and the school board president. Very strong, controlling, and intimidating. Loves her daughter very much but has a very specific view of what is “right” and “wrong” for her daughter and the school. Strong Singer. PRINCIPAL

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN, Any ethnicity, 30s–40s, Baritone. A charismatic press agent. Traditional musical theatre sound. PRINCIPAL.

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