Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Cal Chiang

Audition Date

December 4, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

​Callbacks to be December 5, 2021 (By Invitation)

Please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song from the show or in the style of the show that shows off your range and personality (or personality of the character(s) you are auditioning for). Sides will be provided at the discretion of the director.

Audition Location

The Antrim Theater, 15 Spook Rock Road, Suffern/Wesley Hills, NY 10901

March 19 to March 24, 2022

March 25 to April 10, 2022

To Be Announced

Roles Sought to be Cast

  • Marvin (lead)
    Tenor/Baritone; 30-40. Marvin has left his wife Trina for his lover, a gay man named Whizzer, despite being the one responsible for breaking up his family Marvin fully intends to “have it all.” He is not able to accept reality or to understand adult relationships in a meaningful way. He is desperate to reconcile his traditional family life with his love for his gay lover.

  • Trina
    Mezzo/Soprano; 30-40. Marvin’sex-wife, mother of Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries.

  • Whizzer
    Tenor; 25-35. Marvin’s exciting lover, handsome, athletic, confident, and HIV-positive. Has a tempestuous relationship with Marvin. Whizzer does not see the point of monogamy. Marvin and Whizzer both love fighting and are extremely competitive.

  • Mendel
    Tenor/Baritone; 30-40. Initially Marvin’s psychiatrist, he becomes the family psychiatrist, treating Trina and Jason. He falls desperately in love with Trina and shows more maturity toward her family situation than Marvin ever did.

  • Jason
    10-18 (able to play 13). Marvin and Trina’s son. Bookish and awkward, Jason’s impending bar mitzvah, his parents’ divorce, and the entrance of Whizzer into his life leave him confused, angry, and trying to sort it all out.

  • Dr. Charlotte
    Mezzo Soprano; 30-40. Dr. Charlotte and her partner Cordelia are neighbors and friends of Marvin’s family. Charlotte loves her job as a doctor, but becomes increasingly concerned when she notices a mysterious illness circulating among the gay men in NY.

  • Cordelia
    Soprano; 25-35. ‘’Shiksa’ Cordelia, very sweet and friendly, and although not Jewish, is a kosher caterer in NY. She and Charlotte have no children of their own, so they’ve been more or less adopted into Marvin’s.