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Last Updated: 27-Oct-16 19:08

The Bridges of Madison County Audition Notice

Director Donna Fletcher                                          Music Director – Paul DeGurse

Rehearsals begin May 7th, 2017

Opens: May 24th, 2017                       RMTC Warehouse                  Closes: May 27th, 2017

Auditions will be held...
Friday, November 4th & Saturday November 5th
(call backs will be held on Sunday November 6th)

U of W Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony Street at Ellice


PLEASE EXPRESS INTEREST BY Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

to the attention of Donna Fletcher (

E-mail subject line: The Bridges of Madison County – Auditions


Please include the following in your e-mail submission:
Indicate preferred audition date, the character for which you would like to audition and attach a current resume and headshot.  Auditions will be granted at the discretion of the creative team.

Equity members will be given first priority.  Submissions by Non-Equity members are welcome.


Audition requirements: Actors will be asked to prepare character specific songs and sides from The Bridges of Madison CountyThe sides do not need to be memorized.  An Accompanist will be provided.  The role of Francesca Johnson has been cast.

All audition material can be found at on October 28th, 2016.

Character Breakdown

Richard "bud" Johnson
Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven't gotten easier.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50

Song 1 - You're Never Alone  Song 2 - Something From a Dream  Side 1  Side 2 

Robert Kincaid
A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Song 1 - Falling into you  Song 2 - A Million Miles  Song 3 - It all Fades Away  Side 1

Robert's former wife, a musician (will double other women including the State Fair Singer/Ginny and Francesca's sister Chiara)
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45


Francesca and Bud's son
Gender: male
Age: must be able to play 16 years old

Song - The Real World  Side

Francesca and Bud's daughter
Gender: female
Age: must be able to play 14 years old

Marge (will double other ensemble roles – Radio Singer, State Fair Visitors, etc...)
Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 60

Charlie (will double other ensemble roles – State Fair Visitors, etc...)
Marge's husband.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 70

Song - When I'm Gone  Side

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.