The Wives of Henry The Eighth – NYC Appointments
The Bossy Collective
New York, NY 10028
The Wives of Henry the Eighth
A new musical by Ellie Handel
Directed by Sarah Cook
Produced by The Bossy Collective
Producing Artistic Director, Livvie Goble
Artistic Director, Rachel Keteyian
Casting ‘The Wives of Henry the Eighth’, a new musical following the six wives of Henry the Eighth, in their version of Tudor England.
Non-union. Small stipend will be provided.
Can you name all six wives of Henry the Eighth? We all know of Anne Boleyn, some know of Catherine of Aragon, but who were the other four and what exactly drove the King to jump from wife after wife after wife? The Wives of Henry the Eighth follows the six wives of Henry Tudor as each one goes from courtesan to Queen seemingly overnight and explores the interpersonal relationships between them.
CATHERINE OF ARAGON, female, 48, any ethnicity. “The Betrayed Wife.” Wants nothing more than to fix her marriage but knows she has done all she can. Doesn’t mean she still can’t fight for her husband, though. Think Adele. Vocal Range: C4-D5. mezzo/alto, pop-rock belt.
ANNE BOLEYN, female, 28-35, any ethnicity. “The Temptress.” Happy once, but now, full of fire for her ex-husband. The axe hasn’t been buried yet. Think Pat Benatar. Vocal Range: B4-E5, mezzo with a rock belt.
JANE SEYMOUR, female, 28, any ethnicity. “The Good Woman.” Scared, alone, and desperately wanting her husband to be near her. Has waited her entire life to be a mother and it’s finally happening. Think Kate Middleton. Vocal Range: C4-F5. Mezzo with strong mix/belt.
ANNA OF CLEEVES, female, 25, any ethnicity. “The Ugly Sister.” Ever since Henry saw her and called her ugly, she has never been the same. She’s gorgeous in her own right, but is trying to rid herself of that…ugly…word. Think Amy Schumer. Vocal Range: C4-D5. Any voice type.
KATHRYN HOWARD, female, 18-19, any ethnicity. “The Bad Girl.” Beats to her own drum. Although late in her teens, she has had multiple affairs and leads with her sexuality. Quick to jump to conclusions but sharp as a knife. Think Rihanna. Vocal Range: C4-F5 with strong mix/belt and ability to rap.
CATHARINE PARR, female, 34-35, any ethnicity. “The Mother Figure.” Her faith has gotten her this far. A logical yet warm woman with a heart of gold. Think Amy Poehler. Vocal Range: C4-D5. Mezzo/soprano.
Rehearsals & Performance Info
Rehearsals begin April 22, 2019 – May 5, tech and performances May 6 – 12, 2019 in Manhattan.
Callbacks will be from 12pm-3pm on Sunday, March 24th.
32 bars of pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre in accordance to the character descriptions. Bring a hard copy of a picture and resume.
Please note that the characters in this show are on the binary and written with she/her pronouns as you will see in the following descriptions. However, we seek to be as inclusive as possible and ask gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. Let casting know if you have any questions, concerns or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
If all slots are filled, please contact [email protected] with the subject “[NAME] – Wives Audition Submission” to be added to the waitlist.
April 22, 2019 – May 12, 2019
HOW TO APPLY