March 25 and 26 at Chanticleer at 7:00 p.m.

Todd Brooks 
 Director and Music Director

Audition Notice

     Auditions for the final production of the Chanticleer Community Theater 2017 – 2018 season, “Company”, will be held on Sunday and Monday, March 25 & 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Chanticleer Theater (830 Franklin Ave, Council Bluffs, IA).

     Those auditioning will be asked to prepare a musical presentation of 16 measures, read from the script.  Please bring a calendar and a list of ALL conflicts from March 25, 2018 through June 3, 2018. Cast read-thru tentatively scheduled for April 4 with rehearsals beginning April 7, 2018.

     “Company” opens May 25 and runs through June 3, 2018.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 for two weekends.


The Story:

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.


Cast Size: 14 

Robert  (Male)  30 to 35

The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.

Vocal range top: G5   -   Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah (Female)  30 to 40

Harry's hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


Harry  (Male)  35 to 45

Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


Susan    (Female)  30 to 40

A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


Peter    (Male)  30 to 40

Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: B3


Jenny    (Female)  30 to 40

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


David    (Male)  30 to 40

Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: B3


Amy    (Female)  25 to 35

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul    (Male)  30 to 40

Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne    (Female)  40 to 50

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Vocal range top: B5   -   Vocal range bottom: G3


Larry    (Male)  45 to 55

Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: B3


Marta    (Female)  20 to 30

A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


Kathy    (Female)  25 to 35

An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3


April    (Female)  25 to 35

A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

Vocal range top: A5   -   Vocal range bottom: A3

Ages range from 20 – 60. 

Please bring conflicts from March 25 - June 3

  • Auditions may consist of cold reading from the script,
  •  16 measures of  prepared music (accompanist provided) and 
  • dance sequence.

  • COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).  
    All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.