Witches of Eastwick - November 2017

It's naughty, it's funny, the songs are fab and there is plenty for ensemble to get their teeth into. Staging to be bright, bold and in places weird! Think Stepford Wives meets Hunger Games meets Desperate Housewives.

The Witches of Eastwick tells the tale of the people of the little town of Eastwick. It is a town where everyone knows everything about everyone else, and it is presided over by the indomitable Felicia Gabriel. Bored and fed up with their small town lives, three women--Alexandra (Alex), Sukie, and Jane--share a desire for “all manner of man in one man” to provide excitement and variety. That man arrives, literally in a flash, in the devil-like form of Darryl Van Horne. Darryl seduces the women and teaches them powers, which they never knew they had. Scandalized by the carefree foursome, Felicia and the women of the town vow to clean up the “Dirty Laundry” that is disrupting their peaceful setup. As Darryl’s powers over Alex, Jane, and Sukie become more powerful, the three women start to consider that their wild, lustful relationship with Darryl is more sinister and dangerous than they realized. After Felicia and her husband, Clive, die as a result of the witches’ curse, the women vow to have nothing more to do with Darryl. When Darryl tries to take over the rest of the town and marry Felicia and Clive’s orphaned daughter Jennifer, they realize that they must use their newly discovered powers to get rid of him once and for all...

Key Dates

18th of April at 8pm Launch Night - Meet the team, introduction to the show, sing through a few chorus songs.
20th of April at 8pm Principal Audition Prep – singing with Neil and chats/acting prep with Stacey
25th of April at 8pm Music and Dance Numbers - Chorus focus – Principal dancer prep.
27th of April at 8pm Principal Audition Prep – singing with Neil and chats/acting prep with Stacey
2nd of May at 8pm Music and Dance Numbers - Chorus focus – Principal dancer prep.
4th of May at 8pm Chorus, smaller parts and principal dancer auditions
7th of May from 11am Principal auditions
12th - 18th November 2017 Show Week - The Capitol Horsham

Principal Cast

Role Gender Age Range Notes

Darryl Van Horne



A2 - F4

A newcomer from New York – “Harold Hill” type. Baritone with a touch of “Rock & Roll” or Jerry Lee Lewis to solid high E-flat. 40-ish. Has major sex appeal. Women become hypnotised by his manner and charm. He breaks all the rules and wins all the women over. Is sexy without being beautiful.

Alexandra Spofford



G3 - D5

A sculptress. Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix. An artist. Creates with passion, bestowing her own individuality on each piece. Unique and yet affecting in her manner. Is the leader of the three women. Has a teenage son – Michael.

Jane Smart



A3 - E5

A cellist. Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix. Mid 30’s. A musician who seems reserved and quiet. Has a straight-laced appearance but she can turn into a sexpot – her passion for music matches her sexual drive. Energetic with emotion. Acerbic sense of humour.

Sukie Rougemont


20 - 30

G3 - E5

A writer. Belt Soprano with good head tones or mix. Late 20’s or early 30’s. A journalist who is not focused in her work. Conveniently scatterbrained from time to time. Talks faster than she thinks. She is on the shy side and a follower rather than a leader. Sees Jane and Alexandra as the sisters she never had.

Felicia Gabriel



A3 - A5

Town gossip. Eastwick’s First Lady. Belt soprano – 40-ish She doesn't have class but thinks she does. Veneer of happiness is always on. She has money. Does not have a close relationship with her daughter. She is the self-appointed leader of society and has an unshakeable belief that she knows what is best for the town. Her brand of dictatorship is dispensed with a saccharine sweetness. She takes an instant dislike to Darryl on his arrival in Eastwick and becomes his nemesis.

Jennifer Gabriel



G3 - D5

Felicia’s daughter Light belt soprano – Playing age 18-22. Main juvenile lead. Direct opposite of mother. Complete natural innocence. Her mother is a smothering presence. Accustomed to acting in a certain way to keep her mother happy. Felicia has tried to mould her into a “Barbie” doll for whom she will find the perfect “Ken” – it isn’t going to be Michael.

Michael Spofford



C3 - C5

Alexandra’s son. Lyric tenor up to A plus pop falsetto to C – Playing age 18-22yrs. Main juvenile lead. Innocence with a wild edge. Has a non-conformity about him. He has naďveté and sweetness but becomes hip later on. Is more a friend to his mother than a son.

Clyde Gabriel


35 - 50

D3 - D4

Felicia’s Husband Character Baritone A pathetic down-trodden man, who realises he is trapped in a loveless marriage. He is having an affair with Sukie. However, your sympathies are with him because of the relationship he has with his wife. He is hen-pecked but stays with Felicia because it is easier too; he is scared of her. She is also in control of all their money which demoralises him as a man. Has a good relationship with his daughter. Good voice but not a huge range.




Not Required

Darryl’s servant Singing not essential – age immaterial. Physical extreme of exotic looks. Bizarre – as Darryl says, “Not of this world.”

Little Girl


Young Adult

A3 - C5

Looks young, but a young adult

Supporting Roles

We will be looking for the below characters during the Thursday auditions as well as the Principal dancers:


Joe’s wife. Belt Soprano with good head tones or mix – 30’s. Joe's wife. Is a very sexy character. Big Felician crony. One of the Felicia trio. Volunteers in the library and has the hots for Toby.

Ed’s wife. Belt soprano with legit sound. 40’s. Minister's wife. Lacquered hair. Busybody. Takes over running the town once Felicia is killed. Part of the Felicia Trio.

Raymond’s wife. Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix – 30’s. One of Felicia’s cronies. Church, city council and housewife. All the ladies come to her house for the lacquered hair look. Married to Raymond, the school principal, and runs string quartet.

Minister of the town church. Baritone – 40’s. A good man but been in the church too long. Not in touch with his faith anymore – just doing it as a job, not as a calling. It's convenient for him and it is too late to start over.

Gina’s Husband, a construction worker. Tenor – 30’s. Handsome and fancied by many of the townswomen. Good actor / singer.

Greta’s Husband, a school principal. Tenor – 30’s. Mousey school principal – is quite camp. Strong actor / singer.


Ensemble - The below are some of the names we will be looking for within the Ensemble auditions. As you can see there are a varied and diverse group of individuals who populate the town of Eastwick. They are all “characters” and should represent a range of ages and physical types.

Homer’s wife, also a real estate agent. Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix – 30’s. Gossip of the town. Uses Eudora to fi nd it all out. More of a follower. Wants to be accepted and fi t into Felicia's crowd. Married to Homer.

Works at the library restocking the bookshelves. Lyric Tenor with belt – 20’s. Contemporary of Michael’s. Just out of high school. Handsome / cute.

Town physician. Baritone – 40’s or older. Is privy to everything but doesn't tell. Widower.

Waitress at Nemo’s Diner. Mezzo

Other named parts: Frank Ogden, Mabel Ogden, Curtis Hallebread, Eudora Bryce, Mavis Jessup, Franny Lovecraft, Marcy Wills.

Audition Materials / Forms

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