Talent sought for new country musical

PARKERSBURG — The producers of “Letter to Me,” a new musical based on the songs of Brad Paisley, are looking for regional talent to join the premiere of the production in September at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling.

Auditions will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25, noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling.

“Letter to Me” is the story of a young singer-songwriter who has to choose between his dreams of stardom in Nashville and the girl of his dreams in his hometown. The production will directed by director/actor Demetrius Navarro of Los Angeles and will be produced by Brentwood Avenue Entertainment.

Auditioners are asked to bring a headshot, an acting resume and a song. No accompaniment will be provided.

Scenes from the musical will be available prior to the audition.

To reserve an audition time, go to lettertomethemusical.com and for additional information, email casting@brentwoodavenue.com.

The “Letter to Me” lead character breakdown is:

Tucker Davis: 17, an aspiring country singer, earnest, a good boy

Lisa Masters: 17, a sweet but headstrong girl from a prominent family

Chester “Chewy” Depew: 18, Tucker’s comical best friend, short heavyset, geeky

Grandpa Woods: 60s, Tucker’s no-nonsense granddaddy, not one to joke — but give direct advice

Carol Davis: late 40s, Tucker’s strong mother who has experienced loss, but still smiles through it all

Lee Davis: late 40s, Tucker’s dad who remains optimistic and encouraging

Franklin Masters: early 50s, Lisa’s rich father, snobby businessman

Daisy Masters: late 40s, Lisa’s sweet, yet daft mother

Hank Grundy: late 60s, a fun good ol’ boy and leader of a local Honky-Tonk band

Cassie Jo Campbell: 19, a Nashville country music sensation with the pipes of Carrie Underwood and the presence of Taylor Swift

Betsey Gowers: 17, Lisa’s snarky best friend, very tall/bigger-boned girl

Denny Smith: 18, Lisa’s jock ex-boyfriend, handsome, polite, the “perfect” young man.

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