Audition Informational Meetings

At Heartland Theatre Company, we’re storytellers.

As storytellers, we take risks. We step outside our comfort zone to challenge ourselves and to challenge our audience. The musical Floyd Collins, gives us the kind of challenges that we look for as theatre artists.

Who was Floyd Collins?

Who was Floyd Collins? An event to inform actors took place at Heartland Theatre at 4 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

The directors talked with the actors and explained the roles and difficulty of the music:


Photos from the event:


Actor Kevin Wickart talks with Vocal Director Joe Penrod


Director Sandra Zielinski explains her vision for the musical


Musical Director Pete Guither talks about the music and requirements for the musicians

Floyd Collins

Floyd Collins









Actors had the opportunity to learn about this beautiful, award winning musical (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the 1995 -1996 Obie Award for score) and to meet our creative team led by director Sandi Zielinski, music director Pete Guither and vocal director Joe Penrod. Actors also had the opportunity to hear selections from the musical as performed by the original Off-Broadway cast.

Below are links to the music:

Floyd Collins (musical) – The Ballad of Floyd Collins

Floyd Collins (musical) – Lucky )

Floyd Collins (musical) – How Glory Goes

Floyd Collins (musical) – Heart An’ Hand

For more information about the auditions, click here.

For more information on the show and performance dates, click here.


[Photo credit: IMAGES of America, THE FLOYD COLLINS TRAGEDY AT SAND CAVE by John Benton, Bill Napper, and Bob Thompson]