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  A musical telling of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman and the incredible stories of female soldiers of the American Civil War.

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman,

153rd New York Infantry, 1861

The Rosetta Project is a new folk-rock musical which centers around the true story of Rosetta Wakeman, a young woman who presented herself as a man and joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Her adventures are forever captured in a series of letters written to her family chronicling her daily life as Private Lyons Wakeman in the 153rd New York infantry. Original songs by lyricist/ composer Jenn Grinels, bring to life this tale of freedom, identity and the pursuit of the American Dream.


Now Auditioning!

Dynamic musical theatre singers ages 16-25 for roles in the workshop and concert performance of Broadway-aimed WAKEMAN/Rosetta Project.

All roles include tight and complex harmonies. Experience with harmonies and/or choral singing required. Looking for raw, rock, contemporary vocals. Lax vibrato and diction. Not too "musical theater".

Anchor 1

Song Selection/ Tracks

Please submit a video of yourself singing the following music from Rosetta Project/WAKEMAN:


1. REQUIRED: Harmony Cut from “CANAL SONG” - Sheet music included


  • Choose either the Tenor/Bari or Sop/Alto CANAL SONG audition cut folder. Listen to the isolated track for your part. (example: “audition cut sop/alto voice only” or “audition cut tenor/bari voice only”)

  • Video yourself singing with the track labeled “audition cut reference”

2.  OPTIONAL: Choose one other song in the folder to be considered as a soloist*:



When I Get Home 

*This cut reaches a Bb. If this is out of your range, sing 16 bars in the style of the show.



Sing 16 bars in the style of the show.



Please choose one of the following cuts.

I Don’t Know What to Do

Living Out Loud 

Time to Go


Submission Guidelines

Upload your audition video to either YouTube or Vimeo (make sure settings are either "public" or "unlisted"  and not "private". Email  the video link to along with a PDF attachment of headshot and resume (if you have one).


*Submission deadline has been extended. Audtions must be received by Sunday, February 11th, 11pm PST.


Email Subject line: Rosetta Project Casting- YOUR NAME

  • eg: Rosetta Project Casting- SARAH LISBETH


Please sing to one of the tracks provided from the show above, or your own accompaniment track. NO ACAPELLA SUBMISSIONS accepted.

Dates & Locations

Dates & Locations


Rehearsals: 2/26, 2/27, 2/28 evenings

Performance/soundcheck: 2/29/24

Venue: Tower Theatre, Downtown Bend


Downtown Bend Library
East Bend Library



Tower Theatre

835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703

Thursday, February 29th


Producers: Rosetta Project LLC

A new musical by Jenn Grinels

Music Supervisor & Director: Merideth Kaye Clark

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