Screen Shot 2016-08-13 at 2.13.27 AMOpen talent casting call in Nashville for leads for the world premiere of Janece Shaffer’s new play Troubadour. The production will run from January 18-February 12, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.  A romantic comedy set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour follows the son of a country music legend who joins forces with a singer-songwriter and a rodeo tailor to carry on his father’s legacy. As the story unfolds, a revolution is born, and country music is changed forever.

Kristian Bush penned a set of original, period-accurate tunes for the production and will be onsite for auditions to weigh in on the casting.

Character descriptions

Inez: Female, 20ish singer/songwriter from smalltown Alabama. Sweet with steel underneath if need be. Guitar player.
Joe: 20ish son of a well-known man – has sung and played backup to his father all his life. Handsome without effort and uncertain of his prospects. Guitar player.
Billy: mid 50s, iconic king of country music, can command a crowd, a room, a family. The attention’s always been on him and you can tell. Guitar player.
Pooch: 50ish radio personality – knows everyone and everything about country music and is a good-humored guy who can look out for himself. Ideally also a singer and guitar player.

WHEN: Open Casting Call: Monday, August 15
 Sign up at 9:00 a.m.
 To guarantee an audition slot, contact Emily Kleypas at
For details on what to prepare and the commitment for the roles visit: