Additional Auditions for ‘1776’

Direction by Debra Clinton

Additional auditions will be held on Friday, June 10, 5-7PM.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220.


Those who auditioned at the 2016-17 Season Open Call should not attend this audition.


Please e-mail to request an appointment.


Those auditioning are asked to prepare a short musical theatre song, not to exceed 2 minutes in length.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key.


Rehearsals begin August 29 for a September 28 – October 23 run.

Seeking Union and Non-Union performers. All performers will be paid.


Please direct questions to



Casting the following roles:



JOHN ADAMS (Fortyish): A not tall, fiery, very articulate, proud, passionate man. He is a New England Puritan coupled with a passion for ideas and an incredibly strong love for his wife, Abigail. Charismatic in a hard working way; he’s always there. An opposition’s nightmare. Good sense of humor. Baritone, C to F#.
**This role is cast.  Seeking cover only.


THOMAS JEFFERSON (Thirtyish): Tall- must be at least 6’2”. The “American Sphinx” transformed into the quiet but intellectually forceful romantic lead. Sexy in a languid way. Good sense of humor. Vocal Range: Baritone, C to G.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (60-70) Intelligent, incorrigible, and pleasantly cunning. A jolly and admirable fellow with whom anyone would desire friendship. Vocal Range: Ab to Eb.


RICHARD HENRY LEE (30-45): Tall, masculine and full of himself. Most move well and have plenty of energy. Has big comic character number. Vocal Range: High Baritone, Bb to G (or Ab).


JOHN DICKINSON (mid-40’s): Leader of the conservative opposition to Adams. Sharp-tongued and formidable. Vocal Range: A to E.


EDWARD RUTLEDGE (late 20’s) South Carolina aristocracy. Oozes confidence and cynicism, almost serpentine. Vocal Range: C to A.


ROGER SHERMAN (45-55): A simple cobbler from Eastern Connecticut. Tenor, C to Bb.


COL. THOMAS MCKEAN (40-60): A rough-hewned Scott (with brogue) who’s seen many battles. Loud and Funny. Vocal Range: Bass Baritone, low C to Eb.


SAMUEL CHASE (35-50): Large, rotund gentlemen with an insatiable appetite. Has a lot of both grace and sweat. Vocal Range: Tenor, up to Ab.


ROBERT LIVINGSTON (30-45): A gracious diplomat. Droll. Is on the Declaration writing committee. Vocal Range: Tenor, Bb to F.


STEPHEN HOPKINS (60-70): Second oldest member of Congress, starts the day with a strong drink. Vocal Range: C to Eb.


ANDREW MCNAIR (40-60): The Congressional custodian. Earthy, plain-speaking with a wry sense of humor. Vocal Range: Light Baritone, low Bb to Db (just above middle C).


COURIER (18-22): The bedraggled message runner between General George Washington and the Continental Congress. Has seen a lot of war for his young age. Vocal Range: C to Db.




ABIGAIL ADAMS (35-40): Sensible, loving, smart mate to JOHN ADAMS and who is his equal in all things. Has tremendous devotion to John while also being his alter-ego to balance out his fiery nature. Mezzo-Soprano, Db to F.

MARTHA JEFFERSON (20-30): Like air she floats into the play and dazzles JEFFERSON, ADAMS, and FRANKLIN with her beauty and joy. Must dance well. High Belt in mix, Bb to D.

Auditions for Annie Baker’s ‘John’

Cadence Theatre Season 2016/17

Auditions Announced for Annie Baker’s John

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is seeking two actresses for its upcoming production of Annie Baker’s new play, John, directed by Rusty Wilson:

Jenny Chung – Asian American, 31 years old, no glasses.
Genevieve Marduk – 85 years old, blind.

*The role of Elias will be played by Matt Bloch, and the role of Mertis will be played by Kelly Kennedy.

Auditions are by appointment only Saturday, June 11th between 1-3 p.m. at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, located at 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23230. Callbacks will be held from 3-4 p.m. that day.

**To arrange an appointment, contact, and send a headshot/resume.  No phone calls, please.**

Those auditioning should prepare a contemporary monologue, no longer than one minute in length, and be prepared to read from the script.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 19th for an October 20th opening. The show runs through November 12th at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center.

All actors paid.

Elias and Jenny, a young couple struggling to stay together, arrive at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the week after Thanksgiving. Met by a cheerful innkeeper, and surrounded by thousands of watchful inanimate objects, the two search for connection in lives heavy with loneliness. One of TIME Magazine’s top ten plays of 2015, John intertwines the natural and the supernatural in a haunting meditation on life and love.

Please direct all questions to

Open Auditions for the 2016-17 Season

Casting Call – Adults
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Please note: Children’s roles in the upcoming season are listed below, but information about auditions for ages 17 and under will be released at a later date.

Please direct all questions to

(You can download this announcement as a pdf here.)

Open call auditions for actors 18+ will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to ­ 5:00 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220.

Please e­mail to request an appointment.

Prepare either:

  • a brief song (not to exceed 2 minutes; please bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided), OR
  • a brief monologue (not to exceed 2 minutes), OR
  • 16 bars of a song and a brief monologue.

**All actors please bring a resume and headshot stapled together. *

All performers will be paid. Union and Non­union.

Continue Reading: Show and Character Breakdowns…

‘4000 Miles’ Video Trailer from 4th Wall

4000 Miles Trailer
By the 4th Wall Student Leadership Program

Check out Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep’s interview with cast members from 4000 Miles!

Join us for week 2 beginning this Thursday!

More about the show…

4000 Miles is on stage through May 21 at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center.