The Old Man and The Old Moon
By PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Daz Weller
Feb 24 - April 7 2020
based on cast availability
4/8 (Paid Preview) 7:30pm
4/9 (Opening Night) 7:30pm
4/11 2pm and 7:30pm
4/18 2pm and 7:30pm
4/25 2pm and 7:30pm
5/2 2pm and 7:30pm
5/3 5pm (possible closing - strike to follow)
Possible Extension Week Shows
5/9 2pm and 7:30pm
Performers of any race/ethnicity, disability, age, or gender/gender identity will be considered for all roles.
All The cast list below is for a 7 person cast. Depending on the skills of the cast, we may divide up the roles differently and/or include more performers.
PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTRUMENTS LISTED BELOW ARE INFORMATIONAL ONLY. Actors are not required to play them and are encouraged to audition regardless of ability to play an instrument.
Actor 1 - Guitar (Acoustic)
The Old Man
Vocal Range: B3-G5
Actor 2 - Guitar (Acoustic)
Matheson, Fine Lady
Vocal Range: Bb3-E4
Actor 3 - Utility (Banjo 2, Guitar (Acoustic), Dulcimer, Violin)
Butcher, Ben, Callahan, Rebel Two, Perry
Vocal Range: A3-C5
Actor 4 - Accordion
Mabelu, Patron, Dog
Vocal Range: Bb3-D5
Actor 5 - Bass (Electric)
Boatswain One, Llewellyn, Ghost Singer
Vocal Range: C4-Eb5
Actor 6 - Banjo 1
The Old Woman, Boatswain Two, Mickey, Captain, Bartley, Young Woman
Vocal Range: A3-G5
Actor 7 - Drums
\Fishmonger, Clerk, Cookie, Rebel One, Bartender, Solomon
Vocal Range: A3-E5
All actors will be equally paid a percentage of gross profits. Depending on ticket sales this will range from $600 - $1400.
Auditions will take place at Art Square Theatre
January 31, 4pm-8pm.
The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he can remember. When his wife is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, he abandons his post to follow her, throwing the world into chaos as he searches for his lost love, his fading memory and, ultimately, himself. The Old Man and The Old Moon is a musical odyssey that is a blend of resonant storytelling, live indie-folk music and inventive puppetry that creates a rich theatrical experience that will get your toes tapping and win you over with its heart.
This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a British, Scottish, or Irish dialect. The production will also include some choreographed dance.
What to Prepare
- Please prepare to sing a one minute excerpt of a song in the style of the show, Bluegrass/Folk Rock. Please bring sheet music, backing track or feel free to accompany yourself on piano, guitar, banjo or accordion. Check out the link below to PigPen Theatre Co.'s "Bremen" that provides and example of the music in the show.
- Be prepared to read from some of the excerpts from the script which you can download from the link below. The story is inspired by Celtic folklore and the British sea shanty- if possible please attempt a British, Irish, Scottish or Welsh accent.
Please download all sides and be familiar with them at the audition. No need to memorize.
Any questions can be directed to