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Summit Playhouse Holds Auditions Upcoming Musical Production of 'The Bridges of Madison County' Aug. 7-8

The Summit Playhouse will hold open auditions for all roles in The Bridges of Madison County on August 7 and 8.
SUMMIT, NJ - Open auditions for the upcoming Summit Playhouse musical production of "The Bridges of Madison County" will be held at The Playhouse August 7 - 8, at 7 p.m. each evening. "The Bridges of Madison County" features music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, based on the book by Marsha Norman, with the production slated to run at The Playhouse November 3 - 18.

The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if...?"

Those attending the auditions are asked to prepare a song -- in the style of the show -- and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Headshots and resumes are not required, but gladly received.

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Cast Requirements include:

Seven women and seven men


Francesca. Female (35 - 50). A beautiful, luminous and funny Italian woman now married to a farmer and living in Iowa.
Vocal Range - G3 - G5

Robert Kinkaid: Male (35 - 50). A rugged handsome, worldly visionary photographer.
Vocal Range - B2 - A4

Richard "Bud" Johnson: Male (35 - 50). Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier.
Vocal Range - C3 -  F4

Marian / Chiara: Female (30 - 40). As Marian, Robert's former wife, a musician (Joni Mitchell style). As Chiara, Francesca's Sister, still living in Italy.
Vocal Range - A 3 - D5

Michael: Male (18 and over). Francesca and Bud's son. To play Age 16 to adulthood.
Vocal Range - E3 - G4

Carolyn: Female (18 and over). Francesca and Bud's daughter. To play Age 14 to adulthood.
Vocal Range - A3 - C5

Marge: Female (50 - 65). Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy.
Vocal range - G3 - C5

Charlie: Male (55 - 70). Marge's Husband.

State Fair Singer: Female - Adult. Featured Vocally. Also part of the ensemble.


Three women (ages from 18 - 60) and three men (ages 18 - 60).

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of auditions start time. All roles are available. Casting is open and newcomers are especially welcomed.  For more information visit or contact
 The Summit Playhouse is located at 10 New England Avenue.

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