DEAD GUY OPRY is casting the following parts for a stage production to debut in Nashville in Spring of 2018. Weekly rehearsals begin soon! While the male and female leads have been cast, this is very much an ensemble-type show, so all the roles are important. And funny. Several cast members will be playing multiple roles. THIS IS A PAYING GIG, but don't quit yer day job!
PLEASE NOTE: As the name implies, this is an OPERA - all parts are freakin' SUNG!!
CHECK OUT THIS REHEARSAL VIDEO!
WILLARD BLEVINS – He’s the poor, overweight, 12-year-old redneck kid channeling the Dead Guy (Jared, played by Sean Patrick McGraw). Much of Willard's performance (and ALL of the dirty words) will be lip-synching Jared.
MACK BLEVINS – Willard’s Pa. Good ol’ Redneck - loves NASCAR and beer, a little freaked out by his boy. 30’s -40s.
ELENORE BLEVINS/AMANDA/MULTIPLE PARTS – Elenore is Willard’s Ma/Amanda is the "Mystery Woman." 30’s.
HARVEY BOYD – He’s the small-town radio newsman Dead Jared lures into getting the word out. Late 20's-30’s.
MARSHALL LAUGHLIN/MULTIPLE PARTS – Laughlin's the high-dollar Nashville defense lawyer for Jared's wife/widow/accused killer Angel (played by Anna Lynn Ferris). Kinda Fred Thompson-ish. Mid-late 50’s.
HAYWOOD BRICE/MULTIPLE PARTS – Brice is the Prosecutor. Quiet and mousy, mid-late 40’s.
JUDGE WAY/MULTIPLE PARTS – Female Judge, no-nonsense and fiery, in her 40's-50’s.
CHAD – Jared’s lead guitar player. MUST PLAY LEAD GUITAR!
ONE BAD-ASS BASS SINGER/MULTIPLE PARTS
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo, bio, and a SAMPLE OF YOUR SINGING!! Pretty please? We don't care if it's a singing phone-selfie - just give us a clue! Also, PLEASE LIVE IN OR NEAR NASHVILLE!!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Writer/Director/Producer Ty Hager.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Musical Director Steve Goodie.