Auditions - The Bridges of Madison County

Auditions for


Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Marsha Norman

The image of two romantic people in love standing at the sunset

Sunday, January 12 & Monday, January 13, 2020

7-10 PM

Callbacks on Thursday, January 16

Directed and Choreographed by Jason Hair-Wynn

Produced by: Robert Hallisey and Ben Delatizky

Music Direction James Murphy

Stage Manager: Allie Winer Brown

Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Scrivens


Auditions and Performances will be at: Burlington Park Playhouse, One Edgemere Ave, Burlington, MA 01803


Please prepare 2 pieces, 32 measures each, in the style of the show but not from the show. At least one piece must be a Jason Robert Brown selection. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key as a pianist will be provided. 


*Please note: if auditioning for the roles of Francesca or Robert, you are asked to perform a dramatic monologue. Please read all of the character descriptions below 


The artistic team is looking for strong actors and singers who can move for this production. Ensemble will be used heavily throughout the production with staging, movement, set changes, etc. 

There will be a movement call at callbacks. 

Show Synopsis: 

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.


Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.


Non-Equity - All ethnicities, shapes and sizes encouraged to audition



 Francesca: Female, 35-45 an Italian woman who comes to America. Generous, luminous, beautiful, and funny, she is now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. G3-Gb5. Strong actor and singer. Note: In addition to your songs, you will be asked to perform a prepared dramatic monologue. Italian accent appreciated but not required at auditions. Accent will be in the production. 

Robert Kincaid: Male, 35-45 a ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Classic folk balladeer, strong high baritone (belt to G). Strong actor/singer. Note: In addition to your songs, you will be asked to perform a prepared dramatic monologue. 

Richard "Bud" Johnson: Male, 40-49 Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier. Country high baritone (belt F#). 

Marge: Female, 40-65 Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy. Strong vocalist - G3 to C5. 

Charlie: Male, 50-65 Marge's husband; solid, folksy baritone, E3-C4.

Marian/Chiara: Female, 18-35 Marian is Robert's former wife, a musician in the Joni Mitchell vein. Chiara is Francesca's sister still living in Italy. Thrilling and versatile folk-pop voice. A3-D5. 

Michael: Male, 18+ to play 16. Francesca and Bud's son. E3-A4. 

Carolyn: Female, 18+ to play 14. Francesca and Bud's daughter. Country/rock belter with fluid soprano, A3-C5. 

Ensemble: Males & Females, ages 18+townspeople. 

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Prior to the audition, please fill out an audition form:  Audition Form

Questions? email the producer