Audition For Closer Than Ever

Deadline to Submit is December 17, 2021


About Closer Than Ever

Closer Than Ever is a musical revue in two acts, with words by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. The revue contains no dialogue, and Maltby and Shire have described this show as a “bookless book musical.”


Director, Ron Celona (viewing auditions)
Musical Director, Scott Storr (viewing auditions)
Lyrics, Richard Maltby Jr
Music, David Shire


Woman #1 – between 25 – 40yrs old
Woman #2 – between 25 – 40yrs old.
Man #1 – between 25 – 40yrs old.
Man #2 – between 25 – 40yrs old.

Southern California talent encouraged to submit. Our budget does not make it possible to seek out of state talent.

Submission Instructions

Please prepare 2 brief musical theatre songs. One character/storytelling song and one belt/ full out singing song that shows off your range. Please include vocal range with resume. You may also use the accompaniment provided at

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

A look into the private song vault of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (BigStarting Here, Starting NowBaby), the review, Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever, is filled to the brim with the brilliance for which these musical theatre giants are known.


Coachella Valley Repertory

Thought-provoking Theatre of Substance

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