Additional audition days are Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 & 27 from 5 - 8 pm, or by appointment. The cast of 20-30 requires at least 7 male and 8 female parts. Come prepared to sing 8-12 lines of a song and share your vocal range for a variety of solo parts. Production is set to be performed June 6,7,8 and 10. Call, text or email for additional information or for any questions. Co-directed by Steven Jenks,  Annette Macfarlane,  and Susan Neidert. 

More info on the casting call for  Gandy Dancers: 

MAIN CHARACTERS:

Bishop David Parker
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Middle age man and Mayor of  Brigham City-   Sings in a quartet

Mark Mason: Surveyor for the Union Pacific Railroad - Starts dating Bishop's  widowed daughter; Sings and dances 

Laura Nichols:  Bishops widowed daughter - sings and dances

Sarah Lou Parker: Bishop's younger daughter ( teen 16-18 years)  Sings and dances, ( ballet and can- can dancer)

Chuck Murphy: Mark's side kick- big, strong man. Sings and dances

Bill Crocker: One of Marks men- sings and dances

Minah Parker: Bishop's youngest wife ( middle age)-  Sings

Harriet Parker: Bishop's second wife ( older -50s)  -Sings

Judd Tippets: Sarah Lou's teen boy friend about 19 years - Sings and dances

Stan Richards:  ( and wife) Mormon man late 20's Chorus member-sings

Fiddler:  plays a hoe down for the  town picnic

Nute Gifford : Foreman for the Central Pacific railroad

Bob Walker: Proprietor for the Red Cloud Saloon ( about 40 yrs.) -Sings

Soiled Doves:   Need 3-5 young ladies of the evening to sing and dance


Corinne Tomlinson_ singer for whom the town of Corrine is names after- sings 


Additional towns people and  railroad men for both the Union Pacific and the central Pacific railroad companies also do some chorus singing.  

There is also a great duet song for two young boys- about Jonah and the whale.  Auditions for these and 3-4 other children's parts will be announced early to mid may after other rehearsals get under way. 


There are some great solo pieces in this play.  A CD of some of the music is available- we will try to get some of the music online over the weekend.  







"The Gandy Dancers is a fictional musical about the clash of cultures between the Mormon community in Brigham City and the railroaders at the time of the driving of the golden spike in 1869. While the individuals are fictitious, the incidents  and setting are historical .  Mark Mason is intrigued by the lovely widow, Laura Nichols, but their relationship is strained by the differences in  their backgrounds as well as the arrival of Corinne, Mark's former fiance. Sarah Lou provides many delightful comedic  and musical moments of the show as well as some of the most critical problems for the Mormons as she symbolizes their gradual absorption of the new ideas.  This show is a musical romp some times hilarious and sometimes heart rending.  Written locally by Drauca Holmes and Lucille Lawson in  1969 and enthralled audience   for the  Centennial celebration of the spike site.  We are delight to have their permission to bring it back for the 150th celebration. 

FYI: "Gandy Dancers" were the "section" railroad workers or track layers. There are various theories about the derivation of the term, but most refer to the "dancing" movements of the workers using a specially manufactured 5-foot (1.52 m) "lining" bar, which came to be called a "gandy", as a lever to keep the tracks in alignment.