Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Auditions for "A Comedy of Tenors" at the Barn Theatre


A Comedy of Tenors Auditions

A Comedy of Tenors
written by Ken Ludwig
directed by Todd Mills

WHEN: Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM (by invitation only)
WHERE: The Barn Theatre located at the end of Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ.  For directions to the theatre, please see http://www.barntheatre.org/directions.asp

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

The Barn does not charge a participation fee.

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.


It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep can keep the amorous Italian opera star and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, blissful romance and madcap delight!

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performance Dates: March 15 – April 6; Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays; benefit performance Thursday, April 4.


  • Saunders: Male, 55-59
    Male, late 50s, any ethnicity. High-strung American producer; he's had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.
  • Max: Male, 30-39
    Male, 30s, any ethnicity. Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders; smart, level-headed, and quick with a joke; should also sing well.
  • Maria: Female, 50-54
    Female, early 50s, Italian. Stunning wife to one of Italy's most famous opera singers; big personality,explosive temper. Italian accent.
    Tito/Beppo: Male, 50-59
    Male, 50s, Italian. Tito is one of Italy's most famous opera singers; regal in appearance, fiery in nature; has a bit of a diva complex and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop—joyous and full of life, as down to earth as Tito is regal. Strong tenor.
  • Mimi: Female, 20-29
    Female, 20s, Italian-American. Bright-eyed star hoping to be discovered; she is the daughter of Tito and Maria and, while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.
  • Carlo: Male, 20-29
    Male, 20s, Italian. Dashing, young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father's career; speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must be a strong tenor.
  • Racon: Female, 45-49
    Female, late 40s, Russian. Famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent; must also sing well.