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The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company
112 East Adams St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
“Company” follows Bobby, a commitment phobic 35 year old New Yorker through a musical dissection of love and relationships. Aided by the advice of his five married couple friends, Bobby juggles the pros and cons of marriage with an endearing skepticism that will have audiences laughing and nodding in recognition.
The original Broadway production was nominated for a record setting 14 Tony nominations and won six, including Best Musical, in 1970.
Director/Choreographer: Ron Shreve
Music Director: TBA
Associate Music Director: TBA
Stage Managers: Ashley Weldon & Katie Cress
Production Manager: Lee Hamby
Saturday, January 13 at 11:00am
Sign in starts at 10:15am
The 5 & Dime
112 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Fla. 32202
April 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29
May 4, 5, 6
Please prepare 2 minutes or 32 Bars of a contemporary Broadway Song that shows range and acting ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in appropriate key. No transposition, acapella or karaoke track auditions allowed.
A short dance combination will be taught so please come prepared with appropriate dance shoes and attire to change into.
*if you have any questions please email The 5 & Dime Managing Director Lee Hamby at [email protected]
Ensemble Cast with many featured roles
Dance requirement: Minimal
AMY (Female 25- 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.
APRIL (Female 20- 30) A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
DAVID (Male 30-40) 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.
HARRY (Male 35-45) Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon.Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
JENNY (Female 30-40) Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
JOANNE (Female 40-55) 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.
KATHY (Female 25-35) 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.
LARRY (Male 45 -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.
MARTA (Female 20-30) A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.
PAUL (Male 30- 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.
PETER (Male 30-40) Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
ROBERT (Male 30-35) 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 lifelongloneliness.
SARAH (Female 30- 40) Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid.learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.
SUSAN (Female 25-40) A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
Songs may be taught at auditions, but you are encouraged to become familiar with the song(s) for the character(s) you wish to audition for prior to auditions. Please reference the 1995 Broadway Cast Recording. You may bring a resume and/or headshot if you have one available but it is not required.
*The 5 & Dime is committed to casting considerations which reflect the diversity of the people of Jacksonville, while recognizing that a specific gender, ethnicity and age is often a crucial aspect of a particular role or of the piece as a whole. We will include gender, ethnicity and age in the breakdown, where needed, and encourage all actors to audition where none is stated.