WaterTower Theatre


After giving birth to a son out of wedlock, Josephine Monaghan makes the difficult
decision to leave her son in the care of her sister and head out west in search of a
new life; one she hopes will be able to support her and her son. But after a series of
ill-fated encounters, Josephine finds herself stranded in a small mining town in
Idaho. With an unwavering will to survive, she disguises herself as a man called
“Jo” and quickly finds a job mining silver. Things start looking up for Jo as she finds
success as a man, but the dream of a better life starts to crack when news from
back home in Boston reaches her. Inspired by the true story of a young woman in
the Old West,The Ballad of Little Jo is a lively and compelling musical about one
woman’s fearless journey to stake her claim on the American Dream.

WaterTower Theatre is dedicated to diversity and inclusion as a core value, and
as such we strongly encourage actors of all ethnicities, abilities, genders, and
ages to audition.

Directed by Joanie Schultz

Music Directed by Vonda K. Bowling

Saturday, June 2 (12pm-4pm)

Sunday, June 3 (1pm-5pm)


WaterTower Theatre
Rehearsal Room
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001

Note: Actors should enter through the doors on either the north side of the
building, or through the courtyard on
the south side of the building. DO NOT enter
through front Lobby doors.

The ensemble of
The Ballad of Little Jo
will consist of 12 actors. The four featured roles
of the show include:

Josephine Monaghan–Female, 25-40, any ethnicity, tough, determined, Josephine sets
out west for a new life and finds herself stranded in a small mining town in Idaho. As a
means to survive, she disguises herself as a man named “Jo.” She maintains this
persona for nearly 20 years.

Jordan Ellis–Male, 25-40, any ethnicity, silver miner, hard-working, love interest to Sara

Sara Stewart Ellis–Female, 25-40, any ethnicity, passionate, practical, cares deeply for
others, in love with Jo

Tien Mien Wong–Male, 25-35, Asian, selfless, a stranger to the small Idaho mining
town, has endured a lot of tragedy in his life and therefore has ended up alone

In addition to the roles listed above, the show is supported by an additional 8 actors who play
a variety of roles. We are seeking actors of all ethnicities ages 25-55 for these roles.



Actors should come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show.

Music in the folk/country style is preferred.

Actors must provide their own sheet music.

Actors should bring their book in case we’d like to hear more from you
in the room.

Headshot and resume are required at the audition.

AEA and Non-AEA roles are available.

All roles are local hire. No housing or travel
can be provided.

Script is available for perusal at WTT Box Office(Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm) and S.T.A.G.E.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:  Actors who are unable to attend auditions in person, are invited to submit a video.

Video submissions should include 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show, and should be submitted via YouTube of Vimeo link along with a current headshot/resume to
by Friday, June 1.


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