Auditions: “Glorious: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World”

Glorious is a hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world.

In 1940’s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics; instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based upon a true story.

Show Dates – April 19 – May 5, 2024.

Audition Info

Wednesday, January 10 & Friday, January 12, 2024, 7-9pm
Firehall Theatre, Cobourg

Parts for 4 females and 2 males, 40-70 years old
1 female must be fluent in Spanish

The actress playing the role of Florence must have good vocal singing ability, and will work with a vocal coach.

To book an audition, please contact director Val Russell.

Roles

  • Florence Foster Jenkins. American lady 60’s +, must be able to sing (soprano)
  • Cosme McMoon. Pianist, 30’s +
  • St Clair. Florence’s English boyfriend, 60’s
  • Dorothy. Florence’s friend, 60’s
  • Maria. Florence’s Mexican cook and housemaid, must speak fluent Spanish, any age
  • Mrs. Verrinder-Gedge. American, late middle age

Audition Sides