Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Desperate to communicate with Molly when he learns she’s in grave danger, Sam turns to storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. The delightful score includes the Righteous Brothers’ classic, “Unchained Melody.”
Auditioners are asked to sing 16- 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice and range. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please. Please dress for dance audition following. Auditioners should be prepared with a short monologue if requested.
– Complete digital audition form (at this link, or through above button)
– Bring headshot, and resume if available and if not already submitted via link above
Must be submitted prior to November 11, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Auditioners must be available to attend in-person callbacks November 14 if required. Video should include a short monologue, 16- 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice and range, 1 minute dance routine demonstrating dance training, and be uploaded with a headshot, and a resume (if available) when filling out the digital audition form linked above.
FHT seeks to include persons of every race, color, culture, age, gender, creed, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Character ages are not set in stone and all roles are open to all ethnicities unless otherwise stated. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the characters and age range listed.
Sam Wheat: Male, 20-35 (Vocal range: G# to Bb — Pop/Rock Tenor with high belt)
Sam is the hero of our story, an office-worker in New York City, living with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; one day Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez, and as a Ghost he seeks the help of a reluctant medium, Oda Mae, to protect Molly when Willie plans to strike again; this character needs to be a strong naturalistic actor and able to interact well with Molly, especially in the romantic scenes; needs to be confident in solo lines as the Ghost and have a New York accent; also needs to be able to move well; should be very fit; also, the ability to play guitar would be nice but not necessary.
Oda Mae: Female, 25-50 (Vocal range: Ab3 to F5)
Oda Mae Brown works as a spiritual advisor out of a storefront séance parlor in Brooklyn; though she was told as a child that she had “the gift” by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually experience communication with the spirits until she “met” Sam Wheat during a séance for an unrelated client. Larger-than-life character and able to play for laughs but still have some sincerity and truthful moments; some “dancing” is required, particularly in solos; however, this can be portrayed as comedic. African American. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial.
Carl Brunner: Male, 21-35 (Vocal range: Eb3 to A4)
Carl Bruner is the main antagonist of the show and good friend and colleague of Sam’s; when Sam discovers there are discrepancies in some bank accounts, which actually is a money-laundering operation run by Carl, he orders his partner, Willie Lopez, to attempt to steal Sam’s security codes, which result in Willie killing Sam; really strong actor and singer, who is able to play slimy businessman; needs to be able to transition from aggressive to slimy when seducing Molly; some physical theater work needed for transitions.
Woman 1 Female, 18-35 (Molly US/Mrs. Santiago/Bank teller/Nun/Ensemble)
Fantastic Vocalist (should be able to understudy Molly).
Woman 2: Female, 18-35 (Vocal Range: C4 to G5—strong soulful belt) (Oda Mae US/Clara/Ortisha Jones/Nun/Ensemble)
Amazing vocalists; one of Oda Mae’s helpers at her séance parlor; comedic part and ideally African American/mixed race. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial.
Woman 3: Female, 18-35 (Vocal Range: F3-G5) Louise/Officer Wallace/Ensemble: Supporting
Amazing vocalists; one of Oda Mae’s helpers at her séance parlor; comedic part and ideally African American/mixed race.
Man 1: Male, 18-35 (Subway Ghost/Orland Jones/Ensemble)
The Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his ghostly powers; he also thinks that the trains are his; aggressive “spooky” but within the realms of truthfulness; good physical actor required as well as physical character work experience; experience with rap is helpful.
Man 2: Male, 18-35 (Willie Lopez/Ensemble)
When Willie is introduced, he attempts to rob Sam’s wallet; this results in a fight, and Sam is killed; extremely masculine; intimidating in some way; should be latino/mixed race. Ethnicity: Latino / Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
Man 3: Male, 18-40 (Vocal range: C3 to A4) (Hospital Ghost/Lionel Ferguson/Ensemble)
The Hospital Ghost is one of the main ghosts Sam encounters, solo song and is usually played older but not 100% necessary; great actor and singer required, naturalistic with attitude to him while hiding his sadness. Will also double in other roles as listed.
Molly: Female, 18-35 (Vocal range: G3 to Eb5 – pop/rock with strong belt)
Molly is an artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam Wheat, until he’s murdered and his ghost comes back to save her; definitely a strong actor; able to interact well with Sam and be convincing when playing the grief-stricken girlfriend; be confident in transition from in-love to broken-hearted while demonstrating a deep sense of strength and inner-peace which is disrupted by the tragic events of the play.
GHOST THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com