“A modern musical theatre masterpiece.”
ABOUT THE MUSICAL..
In the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever.
With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year and 1776), the pair have collectively won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award and three Tony awards. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. This stunning production celebrates the 10th anniversary of its London premiere where it won sweeping critical acclaim across the board.
WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS?
Auditions will be carried out at the GYWO studio on Wednesday 5th October
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
WEDNESDAYS - 7.30PM - 9.30PM
WHO CAN AUDITION?
Auditions are open to members and new members looking to join Get Your Wigle On! Auditions are open to performers aged 18+
WHEN IS THE PRODUCTION?
Titanic the musical will take place at Theatre Severn WED 15 - SAT 18 FEB 2023.
HOW DO I AUDITION?
All those wanting to audition for principle roles / ensemble are asked apply by Friday 30th September by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will then be sent an email on Monday 3rd October with your audition time which will be held between 7.00 - 9.45pm on Wednesday 5th October. If we receive a large amount of auditions then we will also hold auditions on Thursday 4th October between 7.30pm-9.30pm.
At the auditions you are asked to prepare approximately 90 seconds of singing (eg one verse and chorus) of ANY musical theatre song . When selecting a song, we advise choosing one that allows you to perform with confidence and one which showcases your vocal range. Auditionees must bring their own backing track on a device that can be plugged into a AUX cable.
If you are wanting to be considered for non-singing / acting role / or dance role - you do not need to attend these auditions (unless you are not currently a member of GYWO). Please register your interest by emailing email@example.com no later than Monday 3rd October. If you are not a member of GYWO and do not wish to sing - please get in touch!
WHEN WILL THE CAST LIST BE RELEASED?
Monday 10th October at 6pm.
HOW MUCH IS THE PRODUCTION FEE AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
£45 show fee to cover all rehearsals and costumes for the show.
Roles to be cast from the auditions
Thomas Andrews — the ship’s designer and builder, late 30's
J. Bruce Ismay — the ship’s owner, late 40's, fastidiously dressed, dark hair and moustache
E.J. Smith — captain of the Titanic, grey-bearded
Murdoch — first officer; doubles as 2nd-Class Passenger, a Scotsman, 39
Harold Bride — radioman
Frederick Barrett — stoker, 24
Frederick Fleet — lookout; doubles as 1st-Class Passenger & 2nd-Class Passenger
Henry Etches — senior 1st-Class Steward; doubles as 3rd-Class Steward; 50
Joseph Bell — chief engineer, doubles as bandmaster Wallace Hartley & 3rd-Class Passenger
Isidor Straus — 1st-Class Passenger; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger; late 60's
Ida Straus — Mrs. Isidor Straus; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
Alice Beane — 2nd-Class passenger
Kate McGowan — a young Irish girl
Officers & Crew
Lightoller — second officer; doubles as 2nd-Class Passenger, 38
Pitman — third officer; doubles as The Major & Fourth Man; 32
Boxhall — fourth officer; doubles as Taylor, Rogers & 3rd-Class Passenger; 28
Hitchens — quartermaster; doubles as Bricoux & 3rd-Class Passenger, a Cornishman, 23
Bellboy — doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
(all double as 3rd-Class Passengers)
John Jacob Astor, 47
Madeleine Astor, 19 — the very young Mrs. Astor
Benjamin Guggenheim — an American millionaire
Mme. Aubert — Guggenheim’s French mistress
John B. Thayer
Marion Thayer — John’s wife
Jack Thayer — their nine-year-old son
George Widener — doubles as Carlson
Eleanor Widener — George’s wife
Charlotte Cardoza, a handsome woman in her 40's
Edith Corse Evans — doubles as 2nd-Class Passenger
J.H. Rogers — doubles as Boxhall, a bespectacled American in his 40's
The Major — doubles as Pitman
Alice Beane - middle-aged, American with middle-west accent
Edgar Beane — husband of Alice
Charles Clark — young, British and middle-class
Caroline Neville — young, British and aristocratic
(all double as 1st-Class Passengers)
Jim Farrell, a handsome Irishman
The Three Kates - young Irish girls
Frank Carlson — an American on shore; doubles as Widener
Andrew Latimer — steward in First Class
The DaMicos — professional dancers
Wallace Hartley - bandmaster (doubles as Bell)
Taylor — bandsman; doubles as Boxhall
Bricoux — bandsman; doubles as Hitchens
Stewards — for all three Classes
Additional 1st-Class Passengers [Fleet, Farrell, McGowan, Mullins and Murphey]
Additional 2nd-Class Passengers [Murdoch, Lightoller, Fleet and Edith
First Man — from 3rd Class; doubles as Thayer
Second Man — from 3rd Class; doubles as Widener
Third Man — from 3rd Class; doubles as Guggenheim
Fourth Man — from 3rd Class; doubles as Pitman
German Man — from 3rd Class; doubles as Isidor
Italian Couple — from 3rd Class; double as Mr. & Mrs. Astor
Additional 3rd-Class Passengers [Boxhall, Hitchens, Bell, Bellboy, Ida, Aubert, Marion, Jack, Eleanor, Cardoza and Edith]