Open Auditions for Sleepy Hollow
Wednesday, May 16 6-8 PM
Monday, May 21, 6-8pm
Charlestown Old Town Hall
Please direct your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions begin this Wednesday for the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” from 6-8 at the Town Hall and continue next week on Monday and Wednesday, same time. If you can not attend any of those audition dates, please email Rivertheater@yahoo.com to arrange a time. Scenes will be available at the auditions to read.
CASTING NEEDS: This is very much an ensemble production.
It is possible that some roles may be double and triple cast.
Ichabod Crane, a Connecticut schoolteacher, an “exceedingly lanky fellow” 20’s/30’s
Brom Bones, a “roistering blade,” athletic and hardy, 20-30’s
Katrina Van Tassel, a country coquette with a off-tune singing voice, 18-early 20’s
Geoffrey Crayon, a New Yorker of distinction, small role
Baltus Van Tassel/Dame Van Tassel: 40’s-60’s, a Gentleman farmer, (or Gentlewoman farmer if need be) father/mother of Katrina and a really good storyteller of scary legends.
Hans Van Ripper/Dame Van Ripper: Gentleman/gentlewoman farmer, medium role
Parson Van Houten, a man of faith….and words. Small to medium role.
Rupert Van Brunt, a spiteful schoolboy, 12-16 years of age.
Otto Van Lancker; a young man who is a character in one of the ghost stories that is told. Small role.
Old Brouwer: Older man. Another character in one of the stories that is told. Small role.
Headless Horseman: No lines, no head (just kidding) but needs to be able to ride a horse well!
Villagers (adults) ; have a lines through out as they help tell the story, sing in the choir, are guests at the gathering and create the world of Sleepy Hollow.
Country Girls: Teenage and early twenties girls to swoon over Brom, some lines, also involved in village and gathering scenes.
Students: 5-7 children, ages 7-14 for schoolroom scene and other village scenes. Minimal lines, lots of acting time.
Old Men/Women (3) who can tell a good yarn, nice small roles with short stories to tell.