Songs For A New World

Vanguard Theater Company
Montclair, NJ 07042

Job Details


Vanguard Theater Company is seeking a diverse group of dynamic singing actors and storytellers for their season opener: Songs For A New World. Seeking 4 – 6 individuals for the following roles:                              

MAN 1 Male, 20’s – 30’s; TENOR (D3 – C5; opt. higher) Youthful, energetic optimist with a strong, powerhouse upper register. Gospel vocal instincts a plus.  

MAN 2 Male, 20’s – 40’s; HIGH BARITONE (F2 – Ab4) Worldly wise and immensely charismatic, with romantic leading man charm.   

WOMAN 1 Female, 20’s – 30’s; SOPRANO MIX with BELT (G3 – F5) Youthful in spirit; leading ingenue with a clear but powerful voice.   
WOMAN 2 Female,  30’s – 50’s; MEZZO/ALTO BELT with MIX (F3 – F5) Strong character actress with impeccable sense of storytelling and comedic timing. Dialects a plus.    It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.  

PERFORMANCE DATES Thursday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 6th
Performances will possibly play in front of a small audience, but will also stream virtually.  

AUDITIONS  For each role, there are two audition selections we’d like to see (please record separate videos of BOTH cuts). Choose MAN 1, MAN 2, WOMAN 1 or WOMAN 2 in the Audition folder:

Audiiton Folder:

In each subfolder, you’ll find material for the corresponding pair of audition selections. The sheet music PDF’s are clearly marked, and for every cut there is an accompaniment and “note plunk” track, as well as the reference track from the Original Cast Recording, all labeled accordingly. If you are unable to click on the AUDITION FOLDER, please copy and paste it in your browser. 

Please send in your audition videos by Sunday, September 27th @ midnight.    You will need to attach your two audition links (YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox) in the spaces provided at the end of your audition form. 


To Submit your auditions you MUST complete this Audition Form.   

AUDITION VIDEOS DUE:   Sunday, September 27th @ midnight.    

HEADSHOT/RESUME Please also have your headshot and resume ready to attach to this form.  

CALLBACKS If we’d like to call you back, you will receive a callback email from us with further instructions.


October 11, 2020 – December 6, 2020