Titanic the Musical
By Maury Yeston and Peter Stone
Directed by Paul Berg
Musical Director: Mary Jo Hahn
Conductor: Reed Stricsek
- Sunday, November 14, 2020 / 6 pm – 8 pm
- Monday, November 15 2020 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Callbacks (if needed) Tuesday, November 16, 2020 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Director Paul Berg is looking for a diverse cast of dynamic performers to make up the many characters in what will be an epic spectacle of a production. Please bring a headshot and resume and all known conflicts with you to the auditions.
Rehearsals will begin in full January 2022, with one cast meeting occurring in December.
March 18 – March 27, 2022
Most cast members will play a number of different characters throughout the show. All performers must be strong singers as well as dynamic actors. WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES FOR ALL ROLES.
Actors should prepare 2 brief contrasting songs (16-32 bars each) – not to exceed 3 minutes total. Please bring sheet music in the correct key and prepare material from the musical theatre repertoire appropriate to the style of the show. No acapella singing and please do not sing a song from the show.
Actors should be familiar with the show and may be asked to demonstrate some facility with dialect (including Standard British, North Country, and Irish).
Video Submissions are accepted, however, in-person auditions are highly recommended. Video submissions may be sent to [email protected].
Casting Breakdown (roles may not be broken down exactly as such):
THOMAS ANDREWS: 30’s. High Bari-Tenor. Ship’s Designer and Builder. A strong, quiet man of integrity. Slight Irish accent.
FREDERICK BARRETT: 20’s. Bari-Tenor. Strapping young Stoker from the Midlands. Also plays 1st Class and 3rd Class Passenger
HAROLD BRIDE/ HARTLEY: 20’s, Tenor. Quiet, socially awkward Junior Wireless Operator / Exuberant Band Leader. British. Also plays Stoker and 1st Class Passenger
FREDERICK FLEET/BELL/LEAD DANCER: 20’s, Tenor. Ship’s young and eager lookout/ Chief Engineer. British. Also plays 1st Class and 3rd Class passengers
CAPTAIN SMITH 50’s-60’s. Baritone. Warm, good-humored patriarchal Captain of the RMS Titanic. A natural leader who radiates confidence and care for his passengers and crew.
J. BRUCE ISMAY: 40’s. Baritone. Misguided, over-confident Chairman of the White Star Line. British.
CHARLES CLARKE: 30’s. Tenor. Young British journalist, in love with Caroline. Also plays 1st Class Passenger
EDGAR BEANE/ OFFICER BOXHALL: 30’s. Baritone. American Midwesterner, content with the simple life/ Crew Member. Also plays 3rd Class Passenger
ISIDOR STRAUS/ OFFICER HITCHENS, 50’s-60’s. Baritone. Jewish German-American. Owner of Macy’s Department Stores / Crew Member. Also plays 3rd Class Passenger
JIM FARRELL/ STOKER. 20’s. Bari-tenor. Irish, 3rd Class Passenger. Tough, but charming and protective young lad/ Crew. Also plays 1st Class Passenger
HERBERT PITMAN / HENRY ETCHES: 30’s-40’s. Tenor. 3rd Officer with a talent for administration/ Efficient, discreet First Class Steward, specializes in meeting the needs of the upper class. British.
WILLIAM MURDOCH/ BASS PLAYER: 30’s-40’s, Tenor. Captain’s right-hand man who feels the weight of his responsibility; a Scotsman / British Musician
CHARLES LIGHTOLLER: 30’s. Confident, capable officer. British. Also plays 3rd Class Passenger
BELLBOY: Teens. Youngest crew member. British. Also plays 3rd Class Passenger
ALICE BEANE: 30’s. Legit mezzo-soprano with high character belt. 2nd Class Passenger from the American Midwest who will stop at nothing to rub elbows with the rich. Also plays a 3rd Class Passenger
CAROLINE NEVILLE/ STEWARDESS: 20’s-30’s. Soprano. Warm, classy British Aristocrat traveling in 2nd Class. In love with Charles/ Crew Member. Also plays 1st Class Passenger
KATE MCGOWAN: 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Irish, 3rd Class Passenger. Spirited and driven to make a better life in America. Also plays 1st Class Passenger
KATE MURPHEY/ STEWARDESS/ LEAD DANCER: 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Irish, 3rd Class Passenger / Crew Member. Also plays 1st Class passenger
KATE MULLINS/ STEWARDESS/ MADELINE ASTOR: 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Irish, 3rd Class Passenger / Crew Member/ Young wife of millionaire, J.J. Astor
IDA STRAUS, 40’s-60’s. Soprano. Fiercely devoted wife of Isador. Jewish German-American. Also plays 3rd Class Passenger
Not all roles are listed.
*Performances of TITANIC: The Musical were originally scheduled for March 2020. Therefore, some roles are already cast due to the original casting of this show in 2019 prior to COVID-19.