Auditions for The Bridges of Madison County


Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever.

Based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Directed By Glenn Hering
Vocal Direction by Linda Pauli
Auditions: Sun, MARCH 10, 2:00 pm & Mon, March 11, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13 - general/new auditions at 7, and callbacks Wed at 8.
Performances: May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8,& 9
Sundays at 3:00pm, Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8:00pm


Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs 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.

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, Jerry Frankel
Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis,
Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network,
Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner,
David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice
with Warner Bros.Theatre Ventures
and The Shubert Organization
in association with The Williamstown Theatre Festival

Materials to prepare

Please prepare up to 32 measures of a song of your choosing, to best show off your voice. Please bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script, but monologues up to 4 minutes welcome. Please bring head shot and resume, if possible.

No dance audition.

Cast Requirements


A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45

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

Robert Kincaid

A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50


Robert's former wife, a musician.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45


Francesca's sister still living in Italy.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45


Francesca and Bud's son
Gender: Male
Age: 16 to 16


Francesca and Bud's daughter
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 14


Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Marge's husband.
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 70



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Note: 4th Street Theater in an non paid non-equity theatre.  (all volunteer)