Open Call Auditions for "The Robber Bridegroom"at ARC Stages

Open Call auditions for "The Robber Bridegroom" at ARC Stages 147 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570. 

About The Robber Bridegroom

A rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy! The score, by Robert Waldman, is meant to be played by a small band on stage – and it’s one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical. Since opening on Broadway in 1975, The Robber Bridegroom has gone on to become a regional favorite.

Set in eighteenth century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund’s demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

Told in “story theatre" fashion with nine principal actors on a unit set, The Robber Bridegroom is extremely flexible in its staging and production possibilities. With its distinct sound, colorful cast, and unique form of storytelling, The Robber Bridegroom is a hidden gem!

The Community Stage at ARC is a community based theatre that will offer the best in contemporary and classic musicals and dramas. From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim and Shakespeare to Shepard, the Community Stage will continue the efforts of the original beloved Chappaqua Drama Group

January 22 from 3 – 6pm, January 24 from 6 – 9pm

Please prepare a song.  An accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be held on January 26 from 7 – 10pm.

Rehearsal Schedule

Three to four rehearsals a week depending on availability.

Sunday afternoons.

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings.

Rehearsals begin in early February.

Performance Schedule

March 31 at 8pm

April 1 at 8pm

April 2 at 2pm

April 7 at 8pm

Aorul 8 at 8pm

April 9 at 2pm

Character Breakdown

Jamie Lockhart: A gentleman robber. Very charming.
Clemment Musgrove: A wealthy planter. Very good at heart, if a little too trusting. He adores his daughter and tolerates his wife.
Salome: Musgrove’s second wife. An ugly, scrawny, strong willed woman to be reckoned with.
Rosamund: Musgrove’s beautiful, if willful, daughter.
Little Harp: A robber. Not very bright
Big Harp: The head of Little Harp’s older brother, played by an actor crouching in a wooden box. He’s the brains of their thieving operation.
Goat: A simpleton.
Goat’s Mother
Airie: Goat’s sister
Raven: Enigmatic and watchful (male or female, depending on the production)
Ensemble: Residents of Rodney.


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