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By James Lapine and William Finn

Directed by Craig Tiede
Musically Directed by Evan Tindle Charpentier

Audition Dates: November 6 and November 9, 7PM to 10PM

Performance Dates: January 18th thru January 26th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays and Sunday at 2:00 PM


From the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) comes a musical comedy about one modern family's unexpected route to brighter days. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching musical.

The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence, and overextended mom, Sheryl, can do little more than slap on a smile. But, when the youngest Hoover... energetic Olive, enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks that their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek, chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine."

Filled with warmth, humor and a tuneful score, Little Miss Sunshine will delight and charm audiences. A true ensemble show, each character is given a standout moment.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Multi-generational Casting Age 7 to Adult

Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show.

A piano accompanist will be provided.
Please bring sheet music, with 2 stave piano accompaniment.
No Lead Sheets or Vocal Book excerpts.
Mark start and end points.

No a-cappella auditions.

Sides will be provided for character readings.


CAST OF CHARACTERS
Richard Hoover
A self-help entrepreneur. Created a pathway to success following his “Ten Step Method." Still waiting for success. 
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Sheryl Hoover
The Hoover matriarch who loves her family very much. Feeling strain in her marriage.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Grandpa
Richard’s formerly estranged father. In his sixties and a little worse for the wear. Coaches Olive for pageants. 
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Olive Hoover
The youngest member of the Hoover Family and aspiring beauty queen.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 12
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Dwayne Hoover
Sheryl and Richard’s teenage son. Determined to become a pilot and has taken a vow of silence until he gets to flight school.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Uncle Frank
Sheryl’s academic brother. Suffers from depression and recently attempted suicide after a  heartbreak. 
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Larry Sugarman
A Proust Scholar who stole Frank’s lover.  (Can double as Buddy Dean Gardner and Doctor).
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Buddy Dean Gardner
A Little Miss Sunshine contest official and host. (Can double as Larry Sugarman and Doctor).
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Doctor
A doctor who talks with the Hoover Family after Grandpa is brought to the hospital. (Can double as Larry Sugarman and Buddy Dean Gardner). 
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50

Linda
A bereavement liaison at the hospital. (Can double as Miss California). 
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

Miss California
Co-host of the Little Miss Sunshine finals. (Can double as Linda). 
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Joshua Rose
Frank’s old beau and former graduate student. (Can double as Kirby and Funeral Home Worker). 
Gender: Male
Age: 24 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C2

Kirby
A laid back stoner who enters Olive in the Little Miss Sunshine Finals after the family arrives late. (Can double as Joshua Rose and Funeral Home Worker). 
Gender: Male
Age: 24 to 30

Funeral Home Worker
A worker at the funeral home. (Can double as Joshua Rose and Kirby).
Gender: Male
Age: 24 to 30

Bridget / Mean Girl
A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tracee / Mean Girl
A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

D'Borah / Mean Girl
A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chelsea
A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10


Ensemble