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Merrily We Roll Along

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth


Director: Chuck Grigaitis

Music Director: Lenny McGuire

Choreography by: Denise Day


Show Dates: April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30PM; April 23 and 30 at 2PM

Alternate weekend (if needed due to COVID cancellations): May 5, 6, 7



Audition dates:

Sunday January 8, 2023, 2pm -5pm by appointment

Monday January 9, 2023, 7pm – 10pm by appointment

*Callbacks (if necessary) Friday January 13th at 7pm


Location: 21 Grandview Ave, Worcester MA, 01603


Audition Sign-ups Click Here 

Auditions will consist of performing one of the two songs provided, and a movement audition


For vocal auditions: 

Good Thing Going- prepare measures 1-27

Not A Day Goes By – measures 1-30


For copies of the sheet music: Click Here 


About the Show:

Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented, and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.



Franklin Shepard: Male, 30-40 A successful and sometimes seemingly vapid film producer, also an innocent optimist when he was younger; he's not a bad guy; talented and tormented; baritone (A2-Bb4).

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Charley Kringas: Male, 30-40 Frank’s best friend; sometimes stubborn, always intense; now a successful lyricist, also optimistic when he was younger; baritone (A#2-G#4).

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Mary Flynn: Female, 30-40 Frank and Charley's friend; very intelligent; sardonic and always witty; her optimism gets clouded over by missed opportunities; mezzo with bright belt (G3-Gb5).

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Beth Spencer: Female, 25-35 Frank’s first wife and mother of his son; a downtrodden housewife who once was a Midwestern hopeless romantic trying to make her way in NYC; soprano (A3-G5).
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Gussie Carnegie: Female, 25-35 Frank’s second wife; helplessly in love with him, she is a flamboyant and successful actress; big theater belt (G3-C5).

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Joe Josephson: Male, 40-55 Gussie’s first husband; a Broadway producer type who later falls on hard times; character baritone (A2-F#4).

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Meg Kincaid: Female, 18 to 25   Frank’s newest girlfriend- Starry-eyed aspiring young actor who is naive and ambitious. (D4 – Gb5) Ethnicity: All Ethnicities


Ensemble: 5 Male, 5 Female -plays multiple roles

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Any Questions, please contact director Chuck Grigaitis at

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