Auditions for 1776

1776City Circle will produce the beloved historical musical, 1776, this Spring.
“Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.”
And right in the middle of the presidential election season.
We welcome Director Pauline Tyer back to once again work her magic on 1776, as she did in 2002.

Auditions will take place on:
Saturday, February 20 from 2pm-6pm and
Sunday, February 21 from 2pm-6pm
at the Community of Christ Church in Coralville.
If callbacks are required, they will be on Monday, February 22 from 7pm-9pm in the same location.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story.
Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.
You may also be asked to read from the script, no preparation necessary, sides will be provided.
The director is open to color-blind casting.

1776 scripts will be available for checkout at the Coralville Public Library beginning Friday, Feb 12. There are five copies available for a one-week checkout. The scripts will be available at the reference desk during all normal library hours. To check out a copy you will need a library card. Anyone can get a Coralville library card, you do not need to be a resident.

To secure an audition appointment, fill out and submit an Audition Form,  and our producer will email you with an audition time.
NOTE: If you’ve submitted an Audition Form, and you do NOT hear back within 24 hours, please email Liz Tracey at to let her know.  
Walk-ins are welcome at the auditions, but scheduled auditions will take priority.
It is rated PG.

Characters (please note that the ages are those of the character, not necessarily the actor):

John Adams, 41 – Delegate from MA.

Stephen Hopkins, 70 – Delegate from RI.

Roger Sherman, 55 – Delegate from CN.

Robert Livingston, 30 – Delegate from NY.

Benjamin Franklin, 60-70 – Delegate from PA.

John Dickinson, 44 – Delegate from PA.

Col. Thomas Mckean, 42 – Delegate from DE.

Richard Henry Lee, 45 – Delegate from VA.

Thomas Jefferson, 33 -Delegate from VA.

Edward Rutledge, 26 – Delegate from SC.

Abigail Adams, 32 – Wife of John Adams.

Martha Jefferson, 27 – Wife of Thomas Jefferson.

Courier, 15-20

John Hancock, 39, delegate, MA

Andrew McNair, older, Doorkeeper and Custodian of the Continental Congress.

Joseph Hewes, 46, delegate, NC.

James Wilson, 34, delegate , PA.

Lewis Morris, 50, delegate, NY.

Charles Thompson, 46, Secretary to the Continental Congress.

Caesar Rodney, 48, delegate, DE.

Dr. Lyman Hall, 52, delegate, GA.

Samuel Chase, 35, delegate, NJ.

Dr. Josiah Bartlett, 47, delegate, NH.

Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, 43, delegate, NJ.

George Read, 43, delegate, DE.

Leather Apron/Painter, age flexible.

We hope to see you at auditions!