Murder Ballad Audition Form

A Downtown and Off-Broadway sensation, Murder Ballad was the must see theatre experience of 2013. Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, Julia Jordan, with book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter, Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad is a steamy and fun thriller with a razor's edge.

Murder Ballad is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong, centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Narrator

The storyteller providing all the transitions between the various scenes and occasionally speaking for the characters themselves. Philisophical, poetic, and a little opinionated.

Age: 20 to 55

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Sara

Once Tom's lover, she is an ambitious starving artist and musician. Initially depressed and jaded towards men after a sordid relationship. Michael helps her find happiness again through their marriage. She ends up straying from the marriage.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

 

Michael

A poetry PhD who Sara elicits and her eventual husband. Sweet and calming, he is willing to provide nothing but the best for those he loves. He shows how cold he can become when he finds out about Sarah's affair.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

 

Tom

Sara's first lover and an ambitious starving artist and actor. His alcoholism, constant affairs, and general selfishness put a strain on his relationships. He becomes obsessed and stalker-like in his mannerisms toward Sara.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Will you accept any role?
Year in school:
Do you have dance experience?

Due to COVID-19, University Players is taking precautions to minimize the spread of this virus during rehearsals and performances. Are you comfortable coming to in-person rehearsals that include firm regulations including but not exclusive to: maintaining a 6ft social distance, wearing a mask in rehearsal, wearing gloves while touching props in rehearsals, bringing own materials such as pencils, binders, etc, and not allowing anyone who is showing symptoms into the rehearsal space?

UPLOADS

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AUDITION VIDEO:

Record and submit a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show.  Please record in a film format, chest up. 

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PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE AND ARE REDIRECTED.

IT MAY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO UPLOAD YOUR MATERIAL. 

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275 N. Jordan Ave. 

Bloomington, IN 47405

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