Open auditions for Firehouse production of Hair

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Firehouse Theatre announces open auditions for its upcoming production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical with lyrics by James Rado & Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, Saturday February 15, 2014 at Firehouse Theatre. Director Jase Smith, Music Director Leilani Giles, and Choreographer Starrene Foster seek a multicultural cast of unique and charismatic singer/actor/dancers to play various teenage roles, along with members of the Tribe.

Auditions are by appointment only. To set up an audition slot please email Artistic Director Jase Smith at

Actors should prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo pop or rock song from the 1960s/1970s or a rock musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your key as well as a headshot and resume. Rehearsals will begin in late May with a July/August performance run. Please note that, as with the original production, some nudity will be a part of this production. However, nudity is voluntary and is not a requirement for all members. There is no nudity required at the audition.


CLAUDE (Rock Baritone/Tenor) – The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and the picture of a young man next door of the 60′s. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe.

BERGER (Rock Baritone/Tenor) – A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild.

SHEILA (Rock Alto/Belter) – A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude’s baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Must have a strong voice and presence.

JEANIE (Alto) – A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe’s baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes.

CRISSY (Mezzo) – A flower child mourning a lost love – The youngest female of the tribe. Sings “Frank Mills”.

DIONNE (Alto/Mezzo Belt, African-American) – Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals.

HUD (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor, African-American) – Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation.

WOOF (Rock Baritone/Tenor) – May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger… in many ways.

TOURIST COUPLE – Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe.

TRIBE – This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including “Aquarius”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.

Auditions for HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical:


Firehouse Theatre

1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-2001


Saturday February 15, 2014 - by appointment only (


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