Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days is a song cycle set in contemporary New York and follows the lives of four young people as they evaluate their lives and look to the future for happiness and fulfilment. It cleverly intertwines their journeys as the piece builds to its positive conclusion, making us laugh out loud and shed a tear as the characters’ back stories are revealed and their relationships with each other grow.
In these uncertain times the committee were looking for a small musical suitable for a socially distanced audience, relying on performance above other production values – i.e. something that could be presented well on a limited budget that didn’t require a large band, complicated staging, multiple costume changes etc. Ordinary Days has a small cast of four and can be rehearsed individually to start with, moving to pairings then ensemble.
After several false starts we now hope to audition on 18th – 20th May. Performances will run from 14th – 18th September.
As a sung-through piece lasting about 90 minutes without an interval, it will be staged at Hampton Hill Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday with a matinee on the Saturday.

Cast & Creative

Creative Team

Role Name
Director and Designer Wesley Henderson Roe
Musical Director Nic Luker
Lighting Design Ed Pagett
Sound Design Stuart Vaughan
Stage Manager Richard Coveney

Characters & Parts

Warren

A gay 20-something who is cat sitting for a graffiti artist currently in jail. To make money, he reproduces some of his friend’s pithy sayings on flyers and tries to give them away on bustling streets, without much success. He finds a lost book containing dissertation notes and contacts the owner to return it.

This character was written with no particular ethnicity in mind, and we actively encourage performers of any and all backgrounds to audition.

Deb

A 20-something Grad student who has come to New York to find herself and complete her thesis on Virginia Wolf. She panics when she realises she has lost her notes and agrees to meet the finder, Warren, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This character was written with no particular ethnicity in mind, and we actively encourage performers of any and all backgrounds to audition.

Jason

A 30-something young man taking the next step in his relationship and moving from his flat into his girlfriend’s. He knows that she is ‘the one’ but needs to be sure they can live together. Initially, things do not go to plan.

This character was written with no particular ethnicity in mind, and we actively encourage performers of any and all backgrounds to audition.

Claire

Jason’s 30-something girlfriend with a shattered past he knows little or nothing about. Him moving in is a huge step for her and she becomes conflicted by it, while still trying to keep everything on track. Their arguments result in them separating before unusual circumstances make them both realise their mistake.

This character was written with no particular ethnicity in mind, and we actively encourage performers of any and all backgrounds to audition.

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Show Date: 14th - 18th September 2021

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

Audition Information

Auditions for Ordinary Days are now to be held on 18th – 20th May, 2021
 
Anyone who is still interested in auditioning should complete a form as soon as possible by emailing odays@brostc.org.

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Please email ODays@brostc.org to register your interest and receive audition materials. You can also find the audition materials HERE.

There will be no choreography or dialogue auditions. Any choreography will be developed in rehearsal utilising the skill set of the cast. The singing audition will therefore need to show characterisation as well as vocality. We will be looking for a full understanding of the piece as part of the audition process. If you are unable to access the original cast recording, please contact odays@brostc.org directly.

Suggested listening – The original Cast Recording on Spotify & other platforms.

BROS TC have an open audition and casting policy, and unless a particular characteristic is stated within the character descriptions, we welcome auditions from everyone and actively encourage auditions from people currently underrepresented within amateur dramatics.

Key Dates

Event Name Date Time Location
Audition form deadline May 16, 2021 6pm
Auditions May 18, 2021 7 - 10pm allotted slots Hampton Hill Theatre
Auditions May 19, 2021 7-10pm allotted slots Hampton Hill Theatre
Auditions May 20, 2021 7-10pm Hampton Hill Theatre
Opening night September 14, 2021 Hampton Hill Theatre
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