The Bridges of Madison County

bridges of madison county

The Bridges of Madison County
Directed by Stephanie Bonte-Lebair

ANNOUNCING: Auditions for DTC’s The Bridges of Madison County

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Directed by Stephanie Bonte-Lebair
Musical Direction by Scott Richards
Produced by Carol Boyle

In partnership with the Gaithersburg Arts Barn/Arts on the Green: Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When
ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20-21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday, February 24, 2018 as necessary and by invitation only

**Auditioning performers age 15 & older
Diamond Elementary School
4 Marquis DR
Gaithersburg, MD, US 20878

Please prepare up to 32 bars of your choice of any song. Bring your sheet music in the key you
plan to sing in. Songs from the musical are permitted.

Rehearsals will start in March and likely will be held 2-3 week nights and one weekend day a
week, based on the conflicts of those cast.

Show Dates: June 8-24, 2018, weekends only. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm and
Sunday at 2 at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD.

Character Descriptions:
FRANCESCA – (Lyric Soprano – G3-Aflat5) – late 30’s/early 40’s – a beautiful Italian woman,
generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa
RICHARD “BUD” JOHNSON – (Baritone -C3- Fsharp4) – Francesca’s husband – mid 40’s, an
Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things
haven’t gotten easier.
ROBERT KINCAID – (Bari- Tenor/Pop/Country voice – B2-A4) – 40-50 – a ruggedly handsome,
worldly, visionary photographer
MARIAN (Country/Coffeehouse voice – Bonus if you play the guitar – A3-D5) – 30’s-40’s –
Robert’s former wife -a musician, may play other women, including CHIARA – Francesca’s
sister still living in Italy.
MICHAEL – (Tenor – E3-Gsharp4) Francesca and Bud’s son, age 16
CAROLYN – (Mezzo/Belt – A3-C5) Francesca and Bud’s daughter – age 14
MARGE – (Mezzo – G3-C5) 45-60 – Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy
CHARLIE – (Baritone – E3-C4) 60’s – Marge’s husband

SMALL ENSEMBLE – Male and Female
TIME: 1965
PLACE: Iowa and Italy

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION: Email us at Send your preferred time and day and we will place you on the schedule. You will hear from our production staff only if we need to reschedule.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



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