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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell (the author of Educating Rita) and Shirley Valentine, is a haunting rags-to-riches tragedy of our times. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to her childless employer. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth, but become firm friends and fall in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that the separation of twins commands a heavy price: the lives of the blood brothers, who die on the day they discover they are related.

Production Staff
Director / ChoreographerTroy Wageman
Musical DirectorBrandon Peck
Associate Director / ChoreographerJordan Jackson
Character Breakdown / Project Needs (All roles are open)
Mrs. Johnstone (Mother)Female, 30s (Range: Mezzo Soprano, F3-C5) – Original Mother of Mickey and Edward. After her husband walks out on her, she is left to take care of her children. Constantly trying to do what is best. Gets a job as a maid to support her children. While she tries her best, she cannot escape the society she has been born into.
NarratorMale, Age Flexible (Range: Rock Tenor, G3-G4) – “Did y’ hear the story of the Johnstone twins?” Takes the audience through the important sections of the story. Truthful, yet ominous at times.
Mrs. LyonsFemale, 30s (Range: Mezzo Soprano, B3-D5) – Mrs. Johnstone’s employer. Kind with good intentions but puts herself first — no matter the cost. Adopts Edward out of desperation towards her own insecurities. A compulsive liar who gets in over her head.
Mr. LyonsMale, 30-40 (Range: Ensemble/Non Singing) – Proper Gentleman from the upper class. Is tricked into thinking his wife has had a child while he was on an extended business trip. Constantly busy, and leaves the homely responsibilities up to his wife.
MickeyMale, Plays 7-20s (Range: Bari Tenor, D3-E4) – Blood Brother raised in the poor part of town by Mrs. Johnstone. A trouble maker pressured by the rules of society.
EdwardMale, Plays 7-20s (Range: Tenor, D3-A4) – Blood Brother raised in the upper class by Mrs. Lyons. Grows up with a privileged life due to his foster parents — from his opportunities with education to women.
SammyMale, Plays 7-20s (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) – Mickey’s Brother. A bully and a bad influence on Mickey. Constantly a trouble maker.
LindaFemale, Plays 7-20s (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) – A lovely girl from the neighborhood. Finds the attention of both Mickey and Edward.
Additional Details
Performance DatesTen performances from 27 September 2024 – 12 October 2024.
– Thursdays at 7:30 PM
– Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
– Sundays at 2:00 PM
Audition RequirementsTwo contrasting songs of your choosing, that best represents your voice and acting abilities (Verse and Chorus).
– Bring sheet music with the correct key. The accompanist will NOT transpose!
– No CD tracks, karaoke, or a cappella singing.
Please bring a Head shot and Resume.
Audition / Interview DatesMonday 27 May 2024: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday 28 May 2024: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Callbacks DateSaturday 1 June 2024: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Pay TypeStipend of $125
Equity ContractNone

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Casting Policy

RCT encourages anyone who is interested in auditioning and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage.

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