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Bridges of Madison County in Concert
Showtunes Theatre Company


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  • Bridges of Madison County in Concert
  • Showtunes Theatre Company
  • Equity/Non-AEA Theatre
  • Theater or Stage
  • Open to All
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Oct 9, 2017
  • Project Ends: Nov 5, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Paulette Buse
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    PO Box 19845
    Seattle, WA 98109


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    For an audition time, email your headshot and resume to Casting Director Paulette Buse at

The Bridges of Madison County
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Robert James Waller

Artistic Director Matt Wolfe is directing, with Music Direction by Nathan Young, and Executive Producer Maggie Stenson Pehrson.
SHOWTUNES concert productions involve a short and intense rehearsal and performance timeframe, and strong singers/actors are required. All roles are open to actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. SHOWTUNES is based in Seattle, WA and casts locally.

Auditions are open to all. There will be a cast of 12 including two interns for this concert production.
Rehearsals are October 9-11, 16-20, 23-27 between 6-10pm (in the Allen Theatre at ACT Theatre). Performances are Saturday, October 28th at 8pm, Sunday, October 29th at 2pm, Saturday, November 4th at 8pm and Sunday, November 5th at 2pm in the Allen Theatre at ACT Theatre. Two additional performances within the Oct 29-Nov 5 timeframe are possible.
PUBLICITY PHOTOS – September 12th, 6-9pm

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Other details:
The Bridges of Madison County is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel, and was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). This 2014 Broadway musical captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre's season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters that tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
All roles are open to actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Francesca Johnson – A beautiful Italian woman married to a farmer in Iowa

Richard “Bud” Johnson – Francesca’s husband

Robert Kincaid – Ruggedly handsome, worldly photographer

Marian – Robert’s former wife a musician

Chiara – Francesca’s sister still living in Italy

Marge – Francesca’s sassy and nosy neighbor

Charlie – Marge’s husband

Plus various towns people.

Michael – Francesca and Bud’s son, age 16

Carolyn – Francesca and Bud’s daughter, age 14

Audition/Interview Dates:
Sunday, August 20th, 2 - 10pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
August 21/22

Audition Requirements:
Auditions are by appointment only. For an audition time, email your headshot and resume to Casting Director Paulette Buse at'll receive a confirmation email with your specific appointment time. Prepare one verse and chorus of a musical theater song that shows off your range and acting ability. Be prepared with additional choices since you may be asked to sing another song. Sheet music must be in the correct key.

Monetary compensation:
AEA actors receive compensation based upon our Letter of Agreement with Equity. Non-equity actors receive a stipend. Interns do not receive a stipend.

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