COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, ALL ACTORS AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO AUDITIONS. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances.



AUDITION Dates: November 5 and 6 at 7pm

Fri & Sat 8pm | Feb 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Sun Matinee 2pm | Feb 18
Sat Matinee 2pm | Feb 24



An Ideal Husband revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor.

Sir Robert Chiltern: Male, 25-45 Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs; a member of English society; married to the honest and respectable Lady Chiltern; honest, intelligent and upstanding.

Lord Goring: Male, 25-45 handsome and clever with a dashing and reckless façade; has a core of fierce loyalty and wisdom with a penchant for acute analysis of human behavior; close friend of Sir Robert Chiltern.

Lady Gertrude Chiltern: Female, 20-40 Sir Robert Chiltern’s extremely beautiful wife; champion of the Higher Education of women; member of the Woman’s Liberal Association; moral, upstanding citizen; loves her husband dearly.

Mrs. Cheveley: Female, 20-40 woman on a secret mission; demands curiosity; commands a room as soon as she enters; beautiful work of art, on the whole, but showing the influence of too many schools; intelligent and conniving.

Mabel Chiltern: Female, 17-30 Sir Robert Chiltern’s sister. She is the perfect example of the English type of prettiness. Has the fascinating tyranny of youth and the astonishing courage of innocence.

Lord Caversham: Male, 50-80 Lord Goring’s father; prides himself on dignity and honor.

Lady Basildon: Female, 17-45 lady of high society in London; Mrs. Marchmont’s primary companion at the Chiltern party.

Mrs. Marchmont: Female, 17-45 lady of high society in London; Lady Basildon’s primary companion at the Chiltern party.

Lady Markby: Female, 50-80 pleasant, kindly, popular woman who is friends with Mrs. Cheveley; very talkative to the point of rambling in a quick and humorous way.

Phipps: Male, 35-70 Lord Goring’s butler; represents the “dominance of form”; known for his complete reticence, making him the “ideal butler.”

Vicomte de Nanjac: Supporting, Male, 18-35
guest at the Chiltern’s party; talks with many of the women and excessively, almost comically, compliments the English language; French accent required.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Mr. Montford: Supporting, Male, 18-40
secretary to Sir Robert Chiltern; described as a dandy.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Mason: Supporting, Male, 18-40
Sir Robert Chiltern’s Butler; announces all guests at the Chiltern home.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

James: Supporting, Male, 16-30 footman.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Harold: Supporting, Male, 16-30

Based on the novel, Ragtime by E.L. DOCTOROW

AUDITION Dates: January 14 and 15 at 7pm

MAY 2024
Fri & Sat 8pm | May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Sun Matinee 2pm | May 12, 19
Sat Matinee 2pm | May 18

This musical tapestry depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family, and a wealthy white suburban family in turn-of-the-century America, who collide in pursuit of the American Dream. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards® including “Best Musical,” and winning for “Best Original Score” and “Best Book of a Musical,” Ragtime is a powerful portrait of life during the turn-of-thecentury, exploring America’s timeless contradictions of freedom and prejudice, wealth, and poverty, hope and despair.

Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, New York, NY.


TOTAL CAST SIZE – approximately 30-35
Coalhouse Walker Jr.
A proud and talented pianist. A Black man who believes that he can take part in the new America and will be treated fairly.
Gender: Male – Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: G2

Washwoman. Sarah is a young Black woman, beautiful and filled with a strong will to live, fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance.
Gender: Female – Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F#5; Vocal range bottom: G#3

The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, graceful, and open minded.
Gender: Female – Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Mother’s professionally successful husband. Fancies himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner, a traditionalist.
Gender: Male – Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Younger Brother
Mother’s younger brother. He is an erratic and passionate soul, a firework waiting to be lit. Influenced greatly by Goldman’s teachings.
Gender: Male – Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: B2

Little Boy
Mother and Father’s son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others.
Gender: Male – Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: E4

Mother’s patrician father. He is a retired professor, and easily irritated by nearly everything.
Gender: Male – Age: 60 to 70

A Latvian immigrant. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve but remains optimistic that he will be successful. Full of genuine drive and heart. He lives for his daughter.
Gender: Male – Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Little Girl
Tateh’s daughter. A vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she has lost her mother and is guarded and shy. She clings to her father.
Gender: Female – Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: Bb4; Vocal range bottom: C4

Booker T. Washington
Brilliant Black social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives.
Gender: Male – Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb4; Vocal range bottom: D3

Emma Goldman
Social activist. Originally from Russia, she is a leader, a fearless advocate for the oppressed.
Gender: Female – Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3

Evelyn Nesbit
Beautiful vaudeville performer. Thrust into the limelight after the high-profile murder of her lover, the entire world is her stage.
Gender: Female – Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Harry Houdini
The famous magician, originally from Hungary. With notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the “American Dream.”
Gender: Male – Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Ensemble/Other roles – size TBD (some roles may also be played by above characters)
Baseball Fans; Coalhouse Supporters; Firemen; Immigrants to America; New Rochelle Citizens; Reporters; Vacationers.

Played by Black actors: Coalhouse’s Lawyer, Harlem Citizens, Henson


1. Prepare 16 bars from a Broadway show tune in similar style to RAGTIME.
2. Dress in comfortable clothing for a movement audition – TBD
3. Readings for only those the casting team determines for principal roles and will be assigned from the MTI script.