4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
​4th Wall Theatre will hold open auditions for 
Sunday, April 9 (3:00-6:00 pm) and
Wednesday, April 12 (7:00-10:00 pm)
Westminster Arts Center (449 Franklin Street) in Bloomfield, NJ.

​4th Wall Theatre will hold open auditions for all roles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary MainStage Musical, It Shoulda Been You, Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove, Music by Barbara Anslemi. The show will be directed by Kate Swan, music directed by Markus Grae-Hauck, and stage managed by Martha Thalheimer. The performance will be presented June 2-11, 2017, at Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College, where the company is in residence. Rehearsals will begin in mid-April, 2017.

Time: Today
Place: A hotel in NY
Broadway's wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" It's up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, April 9 (3:00-6:00 pm), and Wednesday, April 12 (7:00-10:00 pm), at Westminster Arts Center (449 Franklin Street) in Bloomfield, NJ. Sign-up begins at 1/2 hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 4:00 pm on the 9th or 8:00 pm on the 12th. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, April 13th, beginning at 7:00 pm, also at Westminster Arts Center. Come to auditions prepared to sing 16-32 bars of TWO standard musical theatre songs; no rock or pop material, please. Also bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for weekday evening and weekend daytime rehearsals beginning April 14, 2017. Click HERE for directions. Non-union; no pay.

SEEKING a cast of 13 adults: 6 women, 7 men


The Bride. 25-30. Is the “perfect daughter.” Looks, body, voice, she has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable - one minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying, and sometimes she’s doing both at the same time, which make her seem like a mess. Soprano with a high belt or strong mix on an E.

Co-Maid of Honor/Bride’s older sister. 30-35. The driving force behind this soon-to-be-perfect wedding. She has done everything as if she were getting married today. Although she’s overweight and not comfortable with that fact or anything else about herself, she hides behind a wicked sense of humor, which serves her well as armor against her mother’s constant attacks or “helpful suggestions.” Although she can be cutting and acerbic, she is rarely mean or spiteful to others because her barbed comments are usually directed at herself. Mezzo-soprano with a great belt and mix.

Mother of the Bride. 50s/60s. The Mother-of-the-Bride from hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters - and knows best whether they realize it or not. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is forceful and domineering, but at heart a kind and loyal person - and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. There is no one who you would rather have on your side. She’s also very funny, but not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they are. Alto/mezzo.

Father of the Bride. 50s/60s. Loves his wife, loves his daughter - and if he has any negative feelings about this wedding, he would never show them. If this is what his daughter wants, then it’s what he wants for her because he only wants what’s best for his family. Look up the word Mensch in the dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of Murray. Bass/baritone.

The Groom. 25-30. Is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but unfortunately he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen when he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering father and manipulating mother, which is one of the reasons he’s getting married today, Tenor with good low notes.

The Mother-of-the-Groom from hell— uptight, waspy, one of those “ladies who lunch,” with an acerbic wit and fondness for drink - especially gin. She is not happy about her son getting married and her unhappiness is a force to be reckoned with. Alto/mezzo.

Father of the Groom. 50s/60s. Is a Master of the Universe who is used to getting his way. His one soft spot is his wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy, and does so because she’s got him wrapped around her little finger. It’s almost like he’s two different people - his wife gets the teddy bear and his son, the grizzly. Has a big soft shoe number. Baritone with good F above middle C.

The Bride's ex-boyfriend. 30-35. Is the quintessential Jewish boy next door - the kind of young man every mother dreams of for her daughter. If he were any closer to the Steinbergs, he’d be related. Instead, he’s just in love with them. Well one of them in particular. It’s too bad he’s not getting married today. Or is he? Tenor with a strong Ab.

The Wedding Planner. 50s/60s. Is the hotel concierge who is both worldly and world weary. He is a nuptial Houdini, who has seen and done it all before, and who is therefore ready with the solution before anyone else even realizes there’s a problem. Baritone.

Co-Maid of Honor, we would love to cast this character non-Caucasian, 30. Is the calm in the storm. An observer who does her best to help where she can, but that doesn’t mean she’s not just as emotionally invested as everyone else. She’s sweet and charming, but don’t cross her. She’s also a strong influence on the wedding party because she’s one of the few who could stand up to Judy Steinberg and tell it like it is. Mezzo or sop with strong pop styling.

Best Man. 30. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg Madison. He’s almost an idiot savant - more idiot than savant. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend. Tenor with strong pop styling.

40s/50s. Should be an actor who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with his female counterpart, (Aunt Sheila) this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role he will play is Uncle Morty - the absent minded Uncle who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing. Baritone with strong high notes.

40s/50s. Should be an actress who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with her male counterpart (Uncle Morty), this person will also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role she will play is Aunt Sheila - a grabbing clasping woman who is full of spite and jealousy for her sister-in-law, and would love nothing more than to see the whole wedding go up in flames. She’s also a horny ol’ gal, which plays out during the course of the wedding. Mezzo-soprano, belter.
20th Anniversary graphic design by Kino Zuke.