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Floyd Collins Musical-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1557704
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-05-17
Audition Date 02-11-18 Submission deadline 02-10-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. tells the transcendent tale of a true American

Role # 1 Floyd Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a caver who is looking to find the biggest, most beautiful cave in the region and turning it into a spectacular tourist attraction. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35

Role # 2 Lee Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Floyd’s father. Stoic and taciturn, he is a God-fearing man who was raised on the rough soil of Kentucky, unequipped to handle the disintegration of his family. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 60

Role # 3 Miss Jane
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Floyd’s stepmother. The anchor of the Collins family, she has a quiet strength and stolidity. Alto/Mezzo


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 55

Role # 4 Nellie Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Floyd’s sister. Delicate and almost ghostly. She has a childlike quality which others interpret as emotional immaturity, but she actually knows more than she lets on. Soprano or Mezzo.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30

Role # 5 Homer Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Floyd’s younger brother. Passionate, emotional and hot-headed, he is single-minded in his goal to free Floyd in spite of the odds. Tenor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 30

Role # 6 Skeets Miller
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Eager, energetic, anxious to get his first big scoop, he is the only man small enough to reach Floyd. Torn apart by guilt over the media circus he has created.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 30

Role # 7 H.T. Carmichael
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

the engineer assigned to get Floyd out of the cave. Arrogant, overbearing and disdainful of the uneducated locals he is forced to deal with, he is an outsider in a very tight-knit community.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 55

Role # 8 Jewel Estes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a local teenager. Simple and good-natured, he is a big talker and the butt of the jokes around Sand Cave. Guitar playing is a plus. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25

Role # 9 Bee Doyle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

the owner of the farm above Sand Cave where Floyd is trapped. Tough, weathered and severe, he is a local farmer who is forced to watch as his farm is transformed into a media circus. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 45

Role # 10 Ed Bishop
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A local caver who is in over his head. Baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 45

Role # 11 Dr. Hazlett
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a doctor from Chicago. Also plays a Sand Cave local. Tenor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45

Role # 12 Cliff Roney
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a young opportunistic film-maker arrives to make financial capital out of Floyd’s plight; also plays a Sand Cave local. Tenor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 35

Role # 13 Frederick Denny
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a local farmer. Tenor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35

Role # 14 3 Reporters
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

lick, hard-boiled newspapermen arrives from the city to make financial capital out of Floyd’s plight, and have the ability to sing tight harmonies.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 35

Role # 15 Hawkers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble part. Characters at the Carnival.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 Con Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble part. Characters at the Carnival.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Jugglers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble part. Characters at the Carnival.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Sparkplug Eddie Bray
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Ensemble part. Characters at the Carnival.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60