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Manchester Community Theatre Players


will hold auditions for


Miriam: A New Musical


on Sunday November 24th and Tuesday November 26th


This will be the first production of this musical. Miriam was written by Alan D. Kaplan and Tom Anastasi with music by internationally known composer and lyricist Debbie Friedman. Miriam will be directed by Alan D. Kaplan, musically directed by Judy Hayward, and choreographed by Bruce Williams and Margaret Windler.


Performance dates will be March 20-22, 2020. 
Rehearsals start 1/5/2020 and are Sunday afternoon 1-6, Tuesday and Thursday evening 6:30-9:30 until February 23 when the Sunday rehearsal moves to Evening 6:30 to 9:30 and Monday and Wednesday evening - same time.
  Tech week starts 3/14/2020. 

  Miriam will also have a performance in Boston in November 2020. Cast members from the Manchester Production will be offered their roles for the Boston performances. (It is not required to perform in Boston in order to perform in Manchester.)

Miriam is based on the biblical story of the sister of Moses and Aaron. There are 22 roles available and include singing, non-singing roles plus a large ensemble cast. People ages 8-98 can audition.

Note: All roles are open, except the role of Miriam, which has been cast.

Characters:
God (voiceover)
Voiceover only - Male 50's or older.

Miriam
Early to mid-thirties. (Soloist)

Yocheved
Miriam's mom (Soloist)

Aaron
Miriam’s Brothers. (Soloist)

Pilas
Miriam's love interest (Soloist and dancer)

Moses
Miriam’s younger brother. (Soloist)

Pharaoh
Male 30's-60's. (Non-singing)

Yana
Female 30's-50's - (Soloist and dancer)

Benjamin
Male - 20's-30's featured background

Egyptian Soldier
Male - any age - gets killed by Moses

Egyptian Captain
Male – any age. (Non-singing)

Dinah
Female

Zophar
Male (Solo parts in songs)

Terah
Female (Solo parts in songs, needs to dance)

Hannah
Female (Solo parts in songs, needs to dance)

Ariella
Female. 

Naomi
Female

Zipporah
Moses's wife Act 1. (Non-singing)

Obed
Male

Simeon
Male

Shanya
Female

Abena
Moses' wife Act 2. (Of Ethiopian decent. Non-singing)


Auditions for Miriam: A New Musical will be held at the MCTP Theater at the North End Montessori School , 698 Beech Street in Manchester on Sunday November 24th and Tuesday November 26th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Auditioners should plan to read from the script, sing a short song (bring sheet music), and dance. For questions, you can call Company Manager Steve Short at 603-327-6777.