Auditions for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Auditions for FUSE’s Merrily We Roll Along will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 2-5 and 6-8 pm. The cast must be generally available from Sunday, January 28 through the closing night on February 24. Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday evenings from 6:30-10:30 pm and Sundays from 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm.

  1. Please fill out MERRILY Audition Form and email to auditions@fuseproductions.org
  2. Sign up for an audition time.

For the audition, please prepare no more than 32-bars of a song appropriate for the style of this show. You may sing from Merrily and you may sing other Sondheim songs.

Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backward, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.

NOTE: The characters begin in their 40s and are in their 20s at the end of the show. We are casting the show with actors in their 20s through 40s.

Character Breakdown

The following roles have been cast and are NOT available:
FRANKLIN SHEPARD – Tyler Sperrazza
CHARLEY KRINGAS – James McCready
MARY FLYNN – Madeline Biever
BETH SPENCER – Leah Mueller

The following roles are available:

Gussie Carnegie
The flamboyant, self-invented actress. Her character begins at the end of her relationship with Frank, but throughout the show we see her grow more and more helplessly in love with him. Greedy and seductive.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe Josephson
Big-talking Broadway producer and husband to Gussie. He later becomes pathetic and poor.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Meg Kincaid/Ensemble
The starry-eyed starlet who is naive and ambitious. At the start of the show, she is Frank’s newest fling.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Frank Jr
Frank’s young son, 9-11 years old. Must act and sing well. There is no choreography for this character.

There will be a 12-14 member ensemble, equally divided among women and men. Several speaking roles are available:
K.T, Tyler, Scotty, Ru, Jerome, Nightclub Waitress, Mr. Spencer, Mrs. Spencer, Ted, Alex, Gwen, Evelyn, Bartender