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Gallery of Heroes

Auditions for a the new Gallery of Heroes musical The Next Galileo
The tour runs January 12 through May 15, 2015

Five actors/singers ages 18+ (non-Equity only.)

Gabriella: An inquisitive, imaginative, and smart 13-year girl with an intense interest in astronomy, but a fear of speaking up lest she be labeled “weird” by her classmates. Faced with the challenge of presenting a major project at the science fair, Gabriella falls back in time to help Galileo with his initial telescopic discoveries. Along the way she convinces Galileo to stick to his work despite the challenges and gains the confidence to follow her dream of being the next Galileo. Vocal Range: Bright, MT Mix/High Belt (to D5), Range G3-F5*

Galileo Galilei: An outspoken, irreverent scientist and teacher who challenges the status quo. He is passionate about his work and often frustrated by the people and obligations that keep him from it. He doesn’t hesitate to defend his point of view and becomes a good friend and teacher to Gabriella. Vocal Range: Baritone G2-G4*

Woman 1: Versatile actress who plays multiple roles including: Miss Collins, a nurturing 7th grade science teacher; Ludovico, a boisterous and light-hearted painter and friend of Galileo; and a lady to the queen of France. Vocal Range: F3-E5 (with high mix or belt up to D5 a plus)*

Man 1: Versatile actor who plays various roles including: Cesare Cremonini, a stickler for following the writings and rules of Aristotle and also Galileo’s rival at the University of Padua; Christopher, a “know-it-all” 7th grade student; and the Doge of Venice. Vocal Range: Baritone G2-F4*

Man 2: Versatile actor who plays various roles including: Louis, an “eager-to-please” 7th grade student; Hans Lippershey, the Dutch inventor; Vincenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father); a navy commander; and various citizens of Europe (facility with accents a plus). Vocal Range A2-F4*

*All listed vocal ranges are subject to change based on cast.

Except Gabriella and Galileo, all performers will play multiple characters. All characters sing in group and solo moments.

By appointment – 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, October 27 at the CLO Academy.
Please email to schedule an audition time

Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater
Penn Avenue Place
130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
For GPS Purposes use: 130 Cecil Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


  • Auditioners should prepare two songs of their best material; one uptempo and one ballad. Bring legible sheet music in the correct key.
  • Auditioners should bring a typed resume and headshot.
  • Applications should be downloaded here.
  • Requests for an audition appointment should be e-mailed to, and include a preferred time range, which will be honored as sign-ups permit. E-mail is highly preferred. However, if e-mail is not available, please call 412-281-2234.

About the Program
The 2015 Gallery of Heroes school tours will offer local actors the opportunity to perform in The Next Galileo. The spring tour will run from January through May 2015. The Gallery of Heroes program offers an entertaining alternative to traditional lecture and books.

The NExt Galileo is a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Joseph Domencic. The show is directed by Jason Coll; chireographed by Kiesha Lalama; and music directed by Doug Levine. Performers must be available during the day Monday-Friday from January through May. Rehearsals begin January 2, 2015. Both rehearsals and performances are in the daytime.