Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

Book by Ivan Menchell

Lyrics by Don Black

Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Bunny Arszman

Produced by Mary Stone

Music and Vocal Directed by Paul Chiappone

Choreographed by JV Katz
January 20- February 6, 2022

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

Audition Information:

Sunday, August 29th 1:00pm- 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 31st 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Callbacks, if necessary:

Wednesday, September 1st 7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York Street, Newport KY 41071

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that demonstrates your best vocal ability that is not from Bonnie & Clyde. Make sure your sheet music is in the proper key and your cuts clearly marked for the accompanist. Vocalizing will also take place to determine vocal range. Monologues are not necessary-acting ability will be judged by the "selling" of your song. There will not be a dance audition. 

Callbacks will include singing songs from the show and performing cold readings from the script.

​Please note: Footlighters’ top priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all participants. Therefore, we are respectfully requiring that all non-vaccinated people who audition wear a face mask. Footlighters will have face masks available for those that do not have their own.

Synopsis:

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

Character Breakdown:

Clyde Barrow

A charming small-town boy who craves notoriety. Bonnie's reckless, bold, daring lover.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Bonnie Parker

A beautiful girl torn between love and fame. Clyde's ambitious, stubborn lover.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Marvin "Buck" Barrow

Clyde's brother and an outlaw troubled by his wife's distaste for his lifestyle. Adventurous and loyal.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Blanche Barrow

A religious woman who disapproves of the criminal lifestyle. Honorable and righteous. Married to Buck Barrow.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Cumie Barrow

A kind woman among those suffering in the Depression. Loyal and selfless. Mother to Clyde and Buck.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 55

 

Sheriff Schmid

On a quest to find Bonnie & Clyde. Non singing role.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

 

Ted Hinton

A police officer struggling to separate his feelings from his duties. Kind and honest. Madly in love with Bonnie.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Young Clyde

Gender: Male

Age: 8 to 12

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Young Bonnie

Gender: Female

Age: 8 to 12

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

Emma Parker

Bonnie's widowed mother. Fragile, caring, sensitive.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 55

 

Preacher

The town's evangelist. Loud, passionate, boisterous.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 65

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Henry Barrow

A hard-working man, struggling to survive. Humble and quiet. Father of Clyde and Buck.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 55

 

Governor Miriam Ferguson

An enforcer of the law and Governor of Texas. Tough and harsh.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

 

Captain Frank Hamer

A retired Texas Ranger who joins the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde. Recruited by Governor Ferguson.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 65

 

Bob Alcorn

The best sharpshooter in Texas. Recruited by Frank Hamer, he helps hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

 

Ensemble

Store Clerks; Cops/Guards; Bank Customers; Choir; Bread Line Folks