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All ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types are encouraged to audition.

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Audition Dates: Sunday, March 5, 2 - 5pm AND Monday, March 6, 7 - 10pm

Call backs: Saturday, March 11, 12 - 5pm by invitation only

Location: In-Person at Coastal Rep Theatre, 1167 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Rehearsals begin: Monday, May 1st, Mondays thru Thursdays 7pm - 10pm AND Sundays, 6 - 9pm

Performances: Jun 16 - Jul 2. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

All ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types are encouraged to audition. Age of the characters are relative and not strict.

NO PAY // NON AEA (small travel stipend available)


  • All auditioners must show proof of vaccination.

  • Prepare a two minute monologue of your choice that is representative of the roles for which you are interested.


  • Resume / Recent Headshot

  • Calendar and list of potential conflicts.



The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a fictional play based on the Salem witch trials which took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt. A small group of school children cry out against other people in the town, accusing them of witchcraft, in an attempt to cover up their own dabblings in the occult. Led by Abigail Williams, the young adults’ accusations cause a court to be formed to investigate the alleged crimes. Caught up in the trials are John and Elizabeth Proctor, a farming couple whose marriage is hanging by a thread. John Proctor, following an illicit affair with Abigail, finds himself and his wife caught up in the proceedings when Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, hoping to take her place at John’s side. Desperate to clear his wife’s name, John attempts to convince the court of her innocence, but instead finds himself in deep water when Abigail turns on him. The end of this tale, based on true events, is both tragic and deeply affecting as John is arrested for witchcraft himself. When faced with the choice between confessing to witchcraft, thus saving himself or professing his innocence, and destroying his good name, John finds it is an impossible choice to make…


Reverend Samuel Parris (mid 40’s)- Minister in Salem. Reverend Parris is a paranoid, power-hungry, yet oddly self-pitying figure. He believes a faction plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings.

Betty Parris (10 years old)- Parris' daughter. Betty falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba.

Abigail Williams (teenager)- Parris' niece. She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. Abigail is smart, wily, a good liar, and vindictive when crossed. Abigail was once the servant for the Proctor household, but Elizabeth Proctor fired her after she discovered that Abigail was having an affair with her husband, John Proctor.

Tituba (Adult; 40’s)- Reverend Parris’s black slave from Barbados. Parris discovers her casting spells and making potions with the girls in the woods.

Mrs. Ann Putnam (Adult)- Wife of Thomas Putnam. Ann Putnam has given birth to eight children, but only one survived. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children.

Thomas Putnam (Adult)- A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem. He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people of witchcraft and then buying up their land.

Mary Warren (teenager)- The servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession.

Mercy Lewis (teenager)- Servant to the Putnams and friend to Abigail. She participates in the witch trials by pretending to see spirits and falsely accusing individuals of witchcraft.

John Proctor (Adult; mid-thirties)- A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor’s husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin - his affair with Abigail Williams - that proves his downfall.

Elizabeth Proctor (Adult; early thirties)- Wife of John Proctor. She is a decent and honest woman, who dismissed Abigail because of her affair with John Proctor. Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, but often cold.

Reverend John Hale (Adult; twenties/thirties)- A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor.

Rebecca Nurse (Adult, 60’s/70’s)- Wife of Francis Nurse. She is one of the most respected individuals in Salem because of her kindness and charity. However, she falls victim to the hysteria when the Putnams accuse her of witchcraft and she refuses to confess.

Francis Nurse (Adult, 60’s/70’s)- A wealthy, influential man in Salem. He is a respected member of the community often called upon to settle disagreements between individuals.

Susanna Walcott (teenager)- Friend to Abigail. She also takes part in the trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft.

Giles Corey (Adult; 60’s-80’s)- An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. He challenges the court in an attempt to defend his wife who has been convicted of witchcraft.

Sarah Good (Adult)- Beggar in Salem. She is the first individual accused of witchcraft.

Judge Hathorne (Adult)- A judge in the Salem court.

Deputy Governor Danforth (Adult)- The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupulous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft. He signs the death sentences for those individuals who refuse to confess their crimes.

Ezekial Cheever (Adult)- Appointed by the court to assist in arresting accused individuals. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.

Constable John Willard (Adult)- Willard is the constable for the court system in Salem.

Hopkins (Adult)- Jailer.

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Audition Dates: Saturday, April 15, 11 - 5pm

Call backs: Sunday, April 16, 6:30 - 9pm. Sides and sheet music from Bright Star will be provided.

Location: In-Person at Coastal Rep Theatre, 1167 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Rehearsals begin: Monday, Jun 19th - Sundays thru Thursdays 7pm - 10pm

Performances: Aug 4 - 27. Friday and Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm

All ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types are encouraged to audition.

NO PAY // NON AEA (small travel stipend available)


  • All auditioners must show proof of vaccination.

  • Come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song. It may be a song from Bright Star or from a show that is in the style of Bright Star. We have the Bright Star sheet music, but please bring sheet music if you need/want accompaniment to another song. You may, of course, bring a karaoke recording on your phone or other device.

  • Prepare a one - two-minute serious, non-comedic monologue. 


  • Resume / Recent Headshot

  • Calendar and list of potential conflicts.


Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 1940s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.  With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.



Alice Murphy – (Leading Character) Alice plays both ~16-18 years old and ~38-40 years old. When she's in her late 30s, Alice is an editor of a Southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy.   Young Alice in her late teens is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be a very strong singer and comfortable with folk and bluegrass styles. Mezzo-Soprano

Margo Crawford – (Supporting Character) Margo is a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.  Soprano

Mama Murphy – (Featured Character) She is Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion. Mezzo-Soprano

Florence – (Featured character) Florence is an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo. Sings

Edna – (Featured character) Edna is an employee at Margo’s bookstore.  Ensemble &  Sings

Lucy Grant – (Featured character) Lucy is a junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.  Ensemble & Soprano

Government Clerk – (Featured & Ensemble) She is a clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh. Could possibly be a man.  Sings 

Well-Dressed Woman – (Ensemble member) She is middle aged woman living in Raleigh.  Sings

Three spirits females - (Ensemble members or they could possibly be played by Florence, Edna and Lucy, etc.) These three ladies have featured singing roles in three different scenes.  Sings


Billy Cane – (Leading character) Billy is a young soldier about 20 years old, returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. A strong singer. Tenor

Jimmy Ray Dobbs – (Leading character) Jimmy Ray plays both age ~18-20 and ~40-42.  Jimmy Ray in his late teens-early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; he is an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age ~38-43.  A strong singer. Tenor

Mayor Josiah Dobbs – (Supporting Character) The Mayor of Zebulon and Jimmy Rae's father, is a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, and an imposing and controlling presence; he has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.  A strong Singer.  Baritone

Daddy Cane – (Featured character) Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.  A strong singer.  Tenor

Daryl Ames – (Featured Character) Daryl is an assistant at the literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor.  Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable. Tenor/Baritone

Daddy Murphy – (Featured Character, some Ensemble) He is Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.  Baritone

Stanford – (Featured & Ensemble) Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs, and in the ensemble.  Sings 

Max – (Featured & Ensemble) Max is a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau. Sings

Dr. Norquist – (Featured & Ensemble) He is The local family doctor in Zebulon.  Possibly could be played by a woman.  Sings

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