The Concord Players Announce Auditions for

Directed by Douglas Hodge
Music Direction by Ben Oehlkers

All actors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, before auditioning.
Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination, either with your card,
or a photo of your card, when you arrive at your audition.

Seeking a diverse cast of strong singers who are also dynamic actors.
All ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

April 1912. RMS Titanic sets sail on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic. This "unsinkable" ship of dreams, carrying more than 2,200 souls, is on a collision course with destiny. From the boiler room workers to the ship's captain… from the poorest of passengers in steerage to the wealthiest in first class, TITANIC examines the hopes and dreams of those aboard the doomed luxury liner in the nights leading up to its fatal encounter with an iceberg.


Auditions are by appointment only, on either Sunday, December 12 (2:00–5:00 PM), or Monday, December 13 (7:00–10:00 PM); to reserve a 5–minute appointment slot, please use our signup form, below.

For your audition, please be prepared to sing 32 bars of music. Bring sheet music in the correct key and prepare material from the canon of musical theatre appropriate to the style of the show. Singing from the show is allowed. No a cappella singing.

Also prepare ONE reading from the audition sides provided online (see the download links after each character description, below). Hardcopies will be available at the audition. Actors are asked to read using the appropriate character dialect (including Standard British, Midlands British, Irish, German, French, and/or Standard American English). Note that some cast members will play multiple characters of differing age ranges and/or nationalities. Audition sides will reflect this double casting. See the Character Descriptions below for more details.

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, December 15 (7:00–10:00 PM), at 51 Walden St.

Rehearsals will be Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (with at most three rehearsals on a Friday or Saturday) beginning the week of February 27, 2022.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: April 29, 20, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 2022; with two matinees at 2pm on Sunday: May 1, 8, 2022.


To sign up for auditions, please complete our online form, below. Before you fill it out, please note the following:

  • Be ready to select your audition appointment:
    • Each auditioner will be asked to select a 5-minute appointment time either on Sunday, December 12 (2:00–5:00 PM), or on Monday, December 13 (7:00–10:00 PM).
    • If you cannot make any of the available audition appointments, you will be able to select None of the above, and we will contact you to discuss an audition time.
  • Be prepared to upload your resume and headshot:
    • Resume: PDF format is preferred, but most any document type will do (no image files, please).
    • Headshot: If you do not have a headshot, a front-facing picture of your head or head and torso, with just yourself centered in it, is acceptable. JPEG or PNG format is preferred, but any image format will do. (no PDF files, please).
    • If you are unable to upload these items, you will be able to email them by replying to our confirmation email, and attaching the documents.

Any necessary instructions will be repeated in the confirmation email you'll receive when you submit the form.

If you have any questions, send an email to the staff at titanic@concordplayers.org


Character Descriptions

Seeking a diverse cast of strong singers who are also dynamic actors.
All ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Please note: to download the sides for a particular character, click the Download Sides button at the end of the character's description. To download all sides, click here:

MEN

  • THOMAS ANDREWS: Late 30’s. High Bari-Tenor. Titanic’s designer and builder from Harland & Wolff. Highly intelligent and proud of his creation. Strong yet quiet, and full of integrity. Slight Irish accent.

  • FREDRICK BARRETT: Late 20’s. Bari-Tenor. One of Titanic’s stokers. Physically strong, but a romantic at heart. British Midlands accent. Also plays THE MAJOR: mid-40’s. 1st Class passenger and retired British officer. Enjoys telling tall tales of his past military adventures. Comic relief. British accent.

  • HAROLD BRIDE: Mid 20’s. Tenor. Titanic’s wireless operator. A shy and socially awkward young man. Finds connection through Marconi’s telegraph. British accent. Also plays WALLACE HARTLEY: Early 30’s. Titanic’s exuberant bandleader and violinist. Ability to play the violin is a plus. Must move well and be able to partner. British accent.

  • FREDRICK FLEET: Early 20’s. Tenor. Titanic’s young lookout. British sailor and crewman who was on duty when the ship struck the iceberg. British accent. Also plays JOHN B. THAYER: Late 40’s. 1st Class passenger. American businessman and Vice President of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Traveling with his wife, Marion, and son, Jack. American accent Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • EDWARD J. SMITH: Early 60’s. Baritone. Captain of the Titanic. Decorated British naval officer. Good humored, patriarchal. A natural leader who commands with deep care for his passengers and encouragement towards his young officers. British accent.

  • BRUCE ISMAY: Late 40’s. Baritone. Owner of Titanic. Wealthy, overconfident Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star Line. Self-centered, high-brow, aloof, and easily frustrated when disregarded. British accent.

  • WILLIAM MURDOCH: Late 30’s. Tenor. Titanic’s First Officer, who isn’t sure he is ready to become a captain. Officer in charge on the bridge when the ship collided with an iceberg. Scottish accent.

  • CHARLES LIGHTOLLER: Late 30’s. Baritone. Titanic’s Second Officer. Confident and professional. After striking the iceberg, he takes charge of ensuring passengers are gathered on the boat deck. British accent.

  • HENRY ETCHES: 30’s-40’s. Tenor. Titanic’s 1st Class Steward. Efficient, discrete. Focused on providing excellent, white-glove service to his passengers by anticipating their needs. British accent. Also plays HERBERT PITMAN: Titanic’s Third Officer. Organized and professional. British accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • EDWARD LATIMER: Mid-teens. Tenor. One of Titanic’s Bellboys. Polite, well-trained. Childlike. Eager to please. British accent.

  • ISIDOR STRAUS: Late 60’s. Baritone. 1st Class passenger. Jewish German-American businessman who owns Macy’s department store. Traveling with his wife, Ida. German accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • JOHN JACOB ASTOR: Mid-40s. Bari-Tenor. 1st Class Passenger. American business magnate. One of the world’s richest people in the world, traveling with his much younger, pregnant wife, Madeleine. American accent. Also plays JOSEPH BOXHALL: Titanic’s Fourth Officer. British accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM: Mid-40’s. Bari-Tenor. 1st Class Passenger. American businessman and millionaire. Traveling with his mistress, Madame Aubert. American accent. Also plays ROBERT HITCHENS: Titanic’s Quartermaster. British accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • EDGAR BEANE: Late 40’s – early 50’s. Baritone. 2nd Class Passenger. American hardware store owner. Goodhearted with a dry wit. Traveling with his wife, Alice. American Midwest accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • CHARLES CLARKE: Late 20’s – early 30’s. Tenor. 2nd Class Passenger. Journalist. Intelligent and polite. From a working middle-class English family. In love with British Aristocrat, Caroline Neville. Together, they are running away to secretly marry in America. British accent. Also plays a STEVEDORE: Pier worker charged with loading cargo onto Titanic. Also plays ROGER BRICOUX: Bandsman & bass player. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • JIM FARRELL: Late 20’s. Bari-Tenor. 3rd Class Passenger. A handsome Irishman. Tough, but charming. Witty and good-humored. Irish accent. Also plays GEORGE WIDENER: Late 40’s. 1st Class Passenger. Wealthy American businessman from Philadelphia. Traveling with his wife, Eleanor.

WOMEN

  • IDA STRAUS: Early 60’s. 1st Class passenger. Soprano. Jewish German-American. Fiercely devoted wife of Isidor. Ailing. German accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • MADELEINE ASTOR: Late teens – early 20s. Soprano. 1st Class passenger. Socialite. Traveling with her husband, John Jacob Astor. Seven months pregnant. American accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • MADAME LEONTINE AUBERT: Mid-20’s. Soprano. 1st Class passenger. Cabaret singer. Mistress of Benjamin Guggenheim. French accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • CHARLOTTE DRAKE CARDOZA: 40’s-50’s. Soprano. 1st Class passenger. Extremely wealthy, unconventional, charming, independent woman who isn’t afraid to break societal norms. Recently widowed and traveling alone. American accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • ALICE BEANE: Late 40’s – early 50’s. Legit Mezzo Soprano with high character belt. 2nd Class passenger. Yearns for a “millionaire” lifestyle. Determined to rub elbows with the rich and well-to-do aboard Titanic. Traveling with her husband, Edgar. American accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • CAROLINE NEVILLE: Late 20’s. Soprano. 2nd Class passenger. Warm, classy British Aristocrat in love with Charles Clarke. Together, they are secretly running away to marry in America. British accent. Also plays a European immigrant in 3rd Class.

  • KATE McGOWAN: Mid 20’s. Mezzo-Soprano. 3rd Class passenger. Determined young woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Heading to America for a better life for herself and unborn child. Irish accent.

  • KATE MULLINS: Early 20’s. Mezzo-Soprano. 3rd Class passenger. Young woman heading to America for a better life. Irish accent. Also plays MARION THAYER: Mid 30’s. 1st Class Passenger. Socialite. Traveling with her husband, John, and infant son, Jack. American accent.

  • KATE MURPHEY: Late 20’s. Mezzo-Soprano. 3rd Class passenger. Young woman heading to America for a better life. Irish accent. Also plays ELEANOR WIDENER: Mid 40’s. 1st Class Passenger. Socialite from Philadelphia. Traveling with her husband, George. American accent.

 

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