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'Book of Mormon' holding auditions here Wednesday

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 1:19 pm

"The Book of Mormon" is holding auditions by appointment only Wednesday in Fort Wayne to build its files for future replacements for all three companies, Broadway, 1st National Tour and Jumamosi Tour.

The submission deadline is 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone interested in auditioning for any or all of these companies should submit a picture and resume and any additional materials to jrichcasting@gmail.com by the submission deadline. Make sure you put the city name of the audition in the subject line. Submitting does not guarantee an appointment. Both Equity and Non Equity should submit.

Show information:

Producer: Anne Garefino & Scott Rudin

Director: Trey Parker & Casey Nicholaw

Book, Music & Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Matt Stone & Trey Parker

Music Supervisor: Stephen Oremus

Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw

Indiana Casting Director: Jeremy Rich

Casting Director: Carrie Gardner

Replacements for the following roles are sought:

*Arnold Cunningham (early 20s-late 20s to play 18): Could be dweeby, dorky, nerdy, possibly overweight, or all four combined. Arnold is a pathological liar but his heart is in the right place. He is a total screw-up but not for lack of trying, he always wants to do the right thing. Seeking a fantastic comedic actor who sings well. Tenor.

*Kevin Price (early 20s-late 20s to play 18): Caucasian. All-American. Very handsome. Head of the class, always optimistic. Heroic Mormon. Must be a great comedic actor and a fantastic pop-rock high tenor to a B. Should be at least 5 feet 10 inches or taller.

*Nabalungi (18-late 20s to play 20): Black African. Pretty. Takes the hardships of her village very seriously and wants to help her people find a better life. Must have great comic timing. Strong Alto. Belt to an E.

*Elder McKinley (early 20s to late 20s to play 18): Caucasian. District leader of the Mormon missionaries in Uganda. All-American, wide-eyed and hopeful. Often struggles to cover his flamboyant tendencies and adhere to his Mormon morals. Must be a fantastic comedic actor and great singer. High Baritone who can pop out high Bbs for comedic effect.

*Mafala Hatimbi (40s): Black African. Father of Nabalungi. Has come to accept the hardships in the village where they live but is a discerning community leader and tries to bring joy to their lives. Must be a great comedic actor and singer. Also interested in actors who sing.

*Price's dad/mission president/various roles (40s): Caucasian. All-American good looks and physique. Plays several parts from the perfect picture of a head of a Mormon household, to the stern missionary president, to Joseph Smith, so must have the ability to be transformative. Must be a great comedic actor and good singer. High Baritone to an Ab.

*Male and female African villagers: (early 20s-late 30s) Characters are black Africans. Seeking great singers and great comedic actors who can move. Seeking tenors (to high B), baritones, gospel sopranos (to high Bb), gospel belters (to E) and altos.