The Sketch Club Players will be holding auditions for the epic musical, Ragtime. Director/Choreographer Jason Mangano will be looking for a dynamic cast for this classic show. For the audition, please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre piece in the style of Ragtime but preferably not from the show. Please be familiar with the show if called back. No Acapella please, there will be an accompanist provided. ALL roles are open and character breakdown is listed below.
To schedule an audition slot please submit a headshot and resume to
and put "Ragtime" in the Subject Line of the email.
Colehouse Walker Jr: early 20’s to mid 30’s: African-American. Strong baritone with wide range. A4 to G2. A proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a gentle heart, and a fire for justice.
Mother: early 30’s to mid 40’s: Caucasian. Mezzo with strong belt. F#5 to G3.The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. Hides her pain for the sake of her family.
Tateh: early 30’s to mid 40’s: Caucasian. Baritone F#4 to Bb2. The haggard artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve, but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. Will speak with a slight accent.
Sarah: early to mid 20’s. African American. Mezzo with strong high notes and belt. F#5 to G#3. Washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance.
Father: mid 30’s to late 40’s: Caucasian. Tenor. F4 to A2. Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner.
Younger Brother: late teens to early 20’s. Caucasian. Tenor. F#4 to B2. Mother's younger brother. With his wiry frame and obsessive personality, he is an erratic soul. Influenced greatly by Goldman's teachings.
Little Boy (Edgar): 10 to 13. Caucasian. Unchanged voice. D5 to E4. Mother and Father's son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgment on others.
Little Girl: 10 to 13. Caucasian with dark features. Alto. Bb4 to C4. Tateh's daughter. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she is guarded and shy. Loves her father very much. Will speak with a slight accent
Booker T. Washington: late 30’s to late 40’s. African American. Baritone. Eb4 to D3. Incredibly intelligent social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives.
Emma Goldman: Late 30’s to late 40’s. Caucasian. Alto with strong belt. D5 to B3. Social activist. With an unapologetically demanding presence, she is a leader and powerful woman. Will speak with a slight Russian accent.
Evelyn Nesbit: early to late 20’s. Caucasian. Mezzo. D5 to B3. Strong Mover. Beautiful vaudeville performer. Thrust into the limelight after the high profile murder of her lover, the entire world is her stage.
Harry Houdini: mid 20’s to late 30’s. Caucasian. Tenor. G4 to E3.
The famous magician. With dark features and notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the 'American Dream.'
Grandfather/JP Morgan: mid 50’s to late 60’s. Caucasian. Baritone. Doubles as the cranky father of Mother who has an issue with everything, and the wealthy millionaire.
Henry Ford/Willy Conklin: mid 20’s to late 30’s. Caucasian. Baritone with high notes. Doubles as the famous car manufacturer and the racist fire chief who sets our story in motion
Sarah’s Friend: late teens to mid 20’s. African American. Mezzo with strong belt. Sings the end of Act One “Till We Reach That Day”.
Ensemble: 16 and up. Looking for strong Caucasian and African American performers who are strong vocalists and dancers to fill out our ensemble.