Volunteer usher for a Lyric Stage Company performance and stay to see the show for free! All ushers are required to attend a brief orientation where we’ll introduce you to the Lyric staff and House Management team, review ushering procedures, and provide a sneak peek at our upcoming season. Please contact the box office at email@example.com or 617.585.5678 to sign up!
All ushers must arrive one hour before curtain, wearing all black or black and white. Ushers must be physically able to stand for 30-45 minutes at a time, walk up and down stairs, navigate the theatre, and provide assistance to our patrons as needed. You will be trained by our house management staff prior to your selected performance. Please note that we require ushers not wear jackets or hold bags/purses while working – you will be able to store your items securely with our staff.
Ushers will be seated in available seats for their chosen performance, subject to availability. Please note that while we will do our very best to ensure ushers will be able to sit in a seat, should a performance sell out in its entirety, ushers may have to stand or avail themselves of folding chairs in the back of the house. If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements, please contact the box office.
If you will be late or unable to usher for your scheduled performance, please call the box office as soon as possible to let us know. Ushers who are more than 10 minutes late for ushering without notifying the box office may not be allowed to usher for future performances.
All ushers must be signed up under their own name and provide a contact phone number and e-mail address, where possible. We regret that we are unable to reserve an ushering space without contact information.
BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE & CLARENDON HALL
Opened in 2016, Clarendon Hall is the Lyric Stage’s rehearsal studio. When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, the facility is rented at below-market rates to members of the Boston Dance Alliance.
FRESH INK THEATRE
Fresh Ink, the Lyric Stage’s new play production partner, develops new work with theatre artists in the New England area. They challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond.
BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
BCNC, one of Lyric Stage’s premiere community partners since 2012, recently opened the new Pao Arts Center in Chinatown, where the Lyric Stage collaborates with BCNC’s after-school programs.
FRONT PORCH ARTS COLLECTIVE
Inspired in part by the Lyric Stage’s production of Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, the Front Porch Arts Collective, now in residence at Central Square Theatre, examines the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender, and sexuality from a black and brown perspective. The Lyric Stage is committed to supporting “The Porch” as they grow.
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers,
dancers, and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, and upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS (USA-LOCAL 829)
United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829) is a labor union representing designers and artists in the entertainment industry. Membership includes the security of working under a collective bargaining agreement, better working conditions and wages, and access to health insurance, a pension plan, an annuity plan, and a 401(K). The members of Local 829 are artists and craftspeople working in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials, and exhibitions.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (LOCAL 9-535)
80,000 musicians comprise the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). They perform in orchestras, backup bands, festivals, clubs and theaters—both on Broadway and on tour. AFM members also make music for films, TV, commercials and sound recordings. As the largest union of musicians in the world, they have the power to make the music industry work for musicians.
STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY
SDC is the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Their mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and Choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all our Members; to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, while educating the current and future generations about the role of Directors and Choreographers; and to provide effective administrative, negotiating and contractual support.
2020-21 Season Audition Information
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community, we have decided to postpone our EPA’s scheduled for this upcoming Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 for our 2020-2021 season. We will update this page with our new dates and sign-up links shortly.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Be well.
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
140 Clarendon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA.
Audition slots are FIVE (5) minutes long. Each actor has TWO (2) minutes to perform. Please prepare appropriate material of your choosing, which may be from one or more of the season’s shows. Scripts and a reader will be provided at both auditions. If selecting a side, please be prepared to state your starting and stopping places (the theatre will not provide audition sides). You may audition for one or more roles in the season. If singing, please bring sheet music. (ACCOMPANIST PROVIDED ON TUESDAY ONLY) Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, stapled together.
Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, stapled together if you did not attach it to your Google form.
At the Auditions
Courtney O’Connor, Artistic Director
Dan Rodriguez, Accompanist (Tuesday only)
Matt Stern, Accompanist (Tuesday only)
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston will also be attending the StageSource Auditions on April 5-April 7, 2020 at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge MA 02139. For more information on those auditions, visit www.stagesource.com or call (617) 350-7611.
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Scripts will be available for review at StageSource, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston.
Auditions for the remaining shows in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 2020-2021 season and callbacks for individual productions will be announced at a later date. All shows, dates, and information are subject to change.
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.
All roles are available for inclusive casting, unless otherwise specified.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and performers with disabilities. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Stage Managers: Equity Stage Managers are invited to send resumes to Stephanie Hettrick, Production Manager, at the Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116. Please note all Equity Stage Manager positions have been filled at this time. ASM positions are available for all shows.
Contact: For questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.585.5684.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Rachel Bertone
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: August 4, 2020
Opening: August 28, 2020
Closing: October 4, 2020
EVA PERON: Female identified, E (below middle C) to a top F – strong belt. A beautiful ambitious and power-seeking woman who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by age twenty-six.
JUAN PERON: Male identified, baritone. An officer in the Argetinian army who rises to become the Argentine president.
CHE GUEVARA: Male identified, rock tenor. A political activist and the narrator of the show. A radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers.
PERON’S MISTRESS: Female identified, light contemporary mix to E. Juan Peron’s teenaged lover.
AGUSTIN MAGALDI: Male identified, baritone. A tango singer and former lover of Eva.
ENSEMBLE: Approximately 7-8 actors playing a variety of roles.
NOTE: The role of Eva has already been cast.
The Book of Will
By Lauren Gunderson
Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: October 27, 2020
Opening: November 20, 2020
Closing: December 19, 2020
HENRY CONDELL: Male identified, 40; feisty, hopeful friend and actor in the King’s Men. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.
JOHN HEMINGES: Male identified, 50; reasonable friend and financial manager of the King’s Men; owner of the Globe Tap House; a good man, a gentleman, if serious. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.
RICHARD BURBAGE/WILLIAM JAGGARD/HORATIO: Male identified, 50s; Richard is a seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, loud and proud. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will. William is a Successful if shady publisher of books, plays, and playbills. He is confident in his ability to get what he wants. Very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. An ass.
ELIZABETH CONDELL/EMILIA BASSANO LANIER/FRUIT SELLER/MARCELLUS: Female identified. Elizabeth is Henry’s wife, savvy and fun. Emilia is a fiery Italian feminist and poet, independent woman, lover of life (and of Shakespeare.)
REBECCA HEMINGES/ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE: Female identified. Rebecca is John’s wife, a good wife. Strong, busy with their grocery business, a woman who has weathered much but loves her husband and sons and God. Anne is Shakespeare’s now ailing wife. Strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.
ALICE HEMINGES/SUSANNAH SHAKESPEARE: Female identified, 30s. Alice is John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone and hangs with the boys. Susannah is a good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.
ED KNIGHT/ISSAC JAGGARD: Male identified. Ed is the “stage manager” for the King’s Men, self-serious and particular. Issac is Williams’s son, will inherit the business. Sensitive, an artist at heart.
MARCUS/BOY HAMLET/CRIER/BERNARDO: Male identified, 20. Marcus is the printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, nosy but honest. BOY HAMLET is a young actor. Crier is a newsboy. Bernardo is a character in Hamlet.
BEN JONSON/BARMAN 2/SIR EDWARD DERING: Male identified, 50s-60s. Ben is a poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare. Amazing drunk. A bear of a man. Surprisingly weepy. Barman 2 is a drunk. Sir Edward Dering is a book and theatre lover.
Fires in the Mirror
By Anna Deveare Smith
Director: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
First Rehearsal: December 8, 2020
Hiatus Week: December 21-25, 2020
Opening: January 8, 2021
Closing: February 7, 2021
African-American, plays all characters ranging from ages 30-50s in a series of monologues that was created from interviews about the 1991 Crown Heights riots.
NOTE: This role has already been cast.
Be Here Now
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: January 26, 2021|
Opening: February 19, 2021
Closing: March 14, 2021
BARI: Female identified, 40s-50s. A depressed, nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation.
PATTY COOPER: Female identified, 40s-50s. Loud and controlling and good hearted. Has never left her hometown of East Cooperville.
LUANNE COOPER: Female identified, 20. Patty’s niece. Very simple and sweet.
MIKE COOPER: Male identified, 40-60. Patty’s cousin. Mike makes beautiful art out of garbage — that’s who he is. He has a crow.
All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw
First Rehearsal: March 2, 2021
Opening: March 26, 2021
Closing: April 25, 2021
JOE KELLER: Male identified, 60s. Exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping defective aircraft engine cylinder heads from his factory to the military during World War II, causing the deaths of 21 pilots. For over three years he has placed the blame on his partner and former neighbor, Steve Deever, although he himself committed the crime. When the truth comes out, Joe justifies his actions by claiming that he did it for his family.
KATE KELLER: Female identified, 60s. Knows that Joe is guilty but lives in denial while mourning for her older son Larry, who has been MIA for three years. She refuses to believe that Larry is dead and maintains that Ann Deever — who returns for a visit at the request of Larry’s brother Chris — is still “Larry’s girl” and also believes that he is coming back.
CHRIS KELLER: Male identified, mid 30s. Son to Joe and Kate, WWII veteran, now works alongside his father managing the new factory. He is uncomfortable with the success his father’s business found during the war, when so many of his comrades died pointlessly; he redirects his discomfort into an idealism and an attitude of social awareness that is foreign to his family environment; wants to marry Ann; loyal and loving to his family and Ann.
ANN DEEVER: Female identified, mid 20s. dated Larry, the Keller’s other son who disappeared during the war; knows he isn’t coming back; instead, she has waited for his brother Chris to step forward and take Larry’s place in her heart; she has shunned her father for his crimes during the war, and she fully understands his assertion that if he had any suspicions of his own father, he could not live with himself; she is an honest, down-to-earth girl, and she is emboldened by the strength of certain of her convictions.
GEORGE DEEVER: Male identified, 30s. Ann’s older brother; lawyer; WWII veteran; lives with Ann and their mother in New York; his disdain is for the crime, not for the man, and now that he has been newly convinced of his father’s innocence, he is here to rescue his sister from entering the family of the man he believes is actually guilty; direct, intense and yet “quiet, as though afraid to find himself screaming.”
DR. JIM BAYLISS: Male identified, mid 30s. Joe’s neighbor, married to Sue; served in WWII alongside Chris; the neighborhood doctor; Jim is a good man who believes in the duty of one man to help another, but he at the same time acknowledges a man’s responsibility to his family; wry, easy talker; clings to self-effacing humor.
SUE BAYLISS: Female identified, 30s-40s. Nurse and mother; wife to Jim Headstrong and protective; wants the best for her family; she put her husband through medical school, and she expects more than gratitude in return; she blames Chris’s infectious, insinuating idealism for her husband’s interest in the fiscally unrewarding field of medical research.
FRANK LUBEY: Male identified, 30s. a pleasant, opinionated man; the ever-neighbor; he’s a harmless man with no understanding of the world beyond his backyard; avoided the draft in World War II, married Lydia, and had three kids; has an interest in astrology.
LYDIA LUBEY: Female identified, mid 20s. Married to Frank; dated George before; she represents a certain suburban contingent that doesn’t know much about the world, but doesn’t do much harm, either.
BERT: Male identified, 8. young curious boy who lives on the block; plays cop-and-robber games with Joe Keller, to his anxious mother’s chagrin.
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Director: Leigh Barrett
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: April 13, 2021
Opening: May 7, 2021
Closing: June 13, 2021
ELLE WOODS: Female identified, 20-25, Gb2-G5. The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. Must be comfortable with dogs.
WARNER HUNTINGTON III: Male identified, 20-25, Eb3-Ab4. A good-looking shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law.
EMMETT FORREST: Male identified, 20-25, B2-A4. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly.
MARGOT: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. Seemingly the dim-witted, boy-crazy friend. Must be comfortable with dogs.
SERENA: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. A UCLA cheerleader who has spunk and isn’t afraid to tell everyone her opinion.
PILAR: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. The sassy and sensible one.
VIVIENNE KENSINGTON: Female identified, 20-25, A3-F5. A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiance who initially dismisses Elle but grows to be her friend.
PAULETTE/MOTHER: Female identified, 35-45, A3-A5. A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Must be comfortable with dogs. Also plays Elle’s mother.
PROFESSOR CALLAHAN: Male identified, 45-55, A2-F#4. A pompous, sleezy, and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful but completely immoral.
BROOKE WYNDAM/COURTNEY/WHITNEY: Female identified, 25-35, A3-G5. Brooke is an exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Courtney is a sales clerk. Whitney is Vivienne’s best friend.
KYLE/DEWEY/GRANDMASTER CHAD/WINTHROP: Male identified. Kyle is Paulette’s love interest. Dewey is Paulette’s ex boyfriend. Grandmaster Chad is a fraternity boy who distracts Elle from studying for the LSAT. Winthrop is a Harvard admissions officer. Also plays Elle’s dad.
ENID/CHUTNEY/KATE: Female identified, 22-27, G3-G5. Enid is a Harvard law student and extreme feminist. An active personality and active in the Peace Corps. Chutney is Brooke’s stepdaughter and dislikes that Brooke was married to her father. Kate is the booksmart sorority sister.
PFORZHEIMER/PADAMADAN/NIKOS: Male identified. Pforzheimer is a Harvard admissions officer. Padamadan is a Harvard admissions student who fled his country because of coup d’etat. Nikos is Brooke’s pool boy and a witness in the courtroom.
LOWELL/AARON/CARLOS/FATHER: Male identified. Lowell is a Harvard admissions officer. Aaron is a Harvard law student who writes financial codes. Carlos is Nikos’ boyfriend. Also plays Elle’s dad.
Additional Audition Information
The Lyric Stage Company holds Seasonal Open Call Auditions for its productions in the spring preceding the season. Auditions are announced on this website, with Actors Equity Association, and in StageSource’s weekly hotline. We also attend StageSource’s general auditions every year.
An essential aspect of the Lyric’s mission is to cast and hire local talent. Area actors and out-of-town actors with local housing are encouraged to send their headshots and resumes to email@example.com or by mail to:
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
AEA and Non-AEA Stage Managers are encouraged to submit their resumes to Stephanie Hettrick, Production Manager, at the Lyric Stage Company address above.
Questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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We operate a 240-seat theatre and rehearsal space equipped for dance and musical needs as well as two conference spaces all in the heart of Boston.
When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, our rehearsal hall is available for rent. Members of the the Boston Dance Alliance receive a discounted rate.
We operate an intimate 240-seat 3/4 thrust theatre on the second floor of 140 Clarendon St. at Boston’s Copley Square.
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The Rehearsal Studio
Opened in 2016, Clarendon Hall is the Lyric Stage’s rehearsal studio. When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, the facility is available for rent. Members of the Boston Dance Alliance receive a discounted rate.
Dimensions of Clarendon Hall
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The Conference Spaces
Our office on the second floor of 140 Clarendon St. operates two conference rooms for rent while not in our use. The Kuumba Library holds a maximum of 80 people while the Stuart conference room can hold meetings of around 12 people.
Stuart Conference Room
Kuumba Library Conference Room