Upcoming
Auditions

Our most current audition dates will be listed here along with any information concerning roles, rehearsal and performance dates and any audition requirements.  See below for auditions for both “White Christmas” and "Blithe Spirit" coming up SOON!

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Auditions for

Irving Berlin's

"White Christmas"

Directed by: Keith Hardy

Musical Direction by: Denise Earnest

Choreography: Kevin F. Raymond

AUDITION INFO FOR LEADS AND SUPPORTING CAST 

* Please bring a headshot and resume

Auditions are Monday, July 25, 2022

and Tuesday July 26, 2022

Callbacks are Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Performance dates are December 1-18, 2022

 

***Please note, all lead roles except GENERAL WAVERLY

will be required to tap dance in the audition 

 

AUDITION INFO FOR CHORUS and SMALLER ROLES

* Please bring a headshot and resume

Auditions are Monday, August 22, 2022

Performance dates are December 1-18, 2022

*​Sing 32 measures of a song in the style of the show

*Dance combo and tap combo will be taught

AUDITIONS:

Auditions for Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" LEADS AND SUPPORTING CAST will be on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 from 6:30-10:00pm. Possible call-backs on Wednesday, July 27 at the Larry Keeton Theatre.  For auditions for CHORUS AND SMALLER ROLES , the auditions will be on Monday, August 22. Rehearsals will begin at the end of September. The performances run December 1 - 18th. 

LEADS AND SUPPORTING: Please prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script if asked and to do a dance audition. People auditioning for the leads will be asked to do a tap combination.

 

CHORUS AND SMALLER ROLES: Please prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script if asked. You will be asked to do a regular dance combination and a tap combination.

We would love to have a diverse cast, so we welcome all ethnicities for any role.

SYNOPSIS:

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, "White Christmas" is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

CHARACTERS:

Bob Wallace

(Late 30s to mid 40s) A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love.

* A superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Baritone. 

Phil Davis

(Late 20s to mid 30s)  The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies' man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal.

* Strong jazz and tap dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic          performer. Bari-Tenor.

Betty Haynes

(Late 20s to mid 30s) The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance  team, The Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister.  Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell.

* A female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest mix sound and a soprano extension. Must move well.

Judy Haynes

(Late 20s to mid 30s) The younger,  more ambitious, slightly steaming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer whom no man can resist. 

* Strong jazz and tap dancing needed – a major song-and-dance      performer. Chest mix

 

General Henry Waverly

(Late 50s to mid 60s) A retired US Army general, adjusting to returning to civilian life in a post World War II America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run an Inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principal and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love.

* With the exception of one line, a non-singing role. 

 

Martha Watson

(Late 40s to mid 60s) Once a Broadway star, now the General's housekeeper at the Inn, Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General's life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guys best interest.

* A winning, appealing character-comedienne with a clarion belt voice and movement is required 

 

Susan Waverly
(To play a 9 year old) The General's granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is the winning performer.

* She must have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well.


Ralph Sheldrake

(Mid to late 30s) Army Buddy of Bob and Phil's, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan show. Fast-talking, New York professional.

* A baritone.

 

Rita and Rhonda

(Mid 20s to early 30s) Bobby and Phil's two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest. 

* Tap dancing for chorus numbers or feature moments is handy.

Auditions for

"Blithe Spirit"

A Comedy Written by Noel Coward

 

Directed by: Donna Driver

AUDITION INFO

* Please bring a headshot and resume

Prepare to do cold readings from the script

Auditions are Monday, August 15, 2022

and Tuesday August 16, 2022

Callbacks are Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Performance dates are October 14-30, 2022

***If you can’t attend the auditions, please email Donna at donnadriver68@gmail.com to discuss what to send in a self-tape.

AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Blithe Spirit" will be on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30-9:30pm. Possible call-backs on Wednesday, August 17 at the Larry Keeton Theatre. Rehearsals will begin at the begin September 5th. The performances run October 14 - 30th. 

We are re-imagining this story to take place in 1980 in an American upper-class neighborhood. We would LOVE to have a diverse cast. All roles open to all ethnicities. There are four women and two men in this cast. Be aware: Ruth, Charles and Elvira have A LOT of lines.

SYNOPSIS:

Blithe Spirit is set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book. Despite initially thinking the seance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruth’s death in her attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives. Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side. Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion, and wit to great effect.

CHARACTERS:

Ruth: 25-45. Smart, strong, well-mannered woman. Efficient, clever, rational. Clearly a power/support to her husband. She is Charles’s second wife and is somewhat jealous of his first wife Elvira.

Charles: 30-50. A noted author. He is used to travelling and the good life; suave, witty, well-spoken and at first a likeable bon viveur. Later his character develops and his own selfish side emerges. Expect to do some physical comedy.

Elvira:  21-35. Beautiful, sexy, salty, and sassy. Starts rather demure, but her cunning and selfishness start to come to the fore. Comedic timing a must.

Madame Arcati:  50+  The medium who accidentally conjures Elvira’s spirit. A strong, flamboyant character. She firmly believes in what she does and defends it utterly. Eccentric, mystical. A key character for the story. Expect to do physical comedy.

Dr. Bradman:  30+. Friend of Charles and Ruth invited to the séance. Solid, reliable, practical, skeptical. (Will help backstage with some special effects)

Mrs. Bradman: 30+. Similar to her husband. Practical and kind. She is the one who most believes in Madame Arcati’s abilities. (Will probably help backstage with some special effects)

Edith: 20+.  The Condomines’ maid. She is unintentionally responsible for Elvira’s spirit being brought back to the house. She has frantic tendencies and is frequently encouraged to slow down by Charles and Ruth. Expect to do physical comedy.

Auditions for

Disney's

"Newsies"

Directed & Choreographed by: Kevin F. Raymond

Musical Direction by: Denise Earnest

AUDITION INFO FOR LEADS AND SUPPORTING CAST 

* Please bring a headshot and resume

Auditions are Saturday, October 1, 2022

Callbacks are Sunday, October 2, 2022

Performance dates are February 10-26, 2023

 

***Please note, all roles will learn a

tap combination in the audition 

AUDITIONS:

Auditions for Disneys's "Newsies" will be on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00am - 4pm. Call-backs on Sunday, October 1 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Larry Keeton Theatre. Several rehearsals will be scattered in November and December wing the bulk of them beginning in January, 2023. The performances run February 10-26, 2023 

Please prepare 32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script if asked and to do a dance audition. All people auditioning will be asked to learn a tap combination ... do not let this deter you from auditioning. We would love to have a diverse cast, so we welcome all ethnicities for any role.

SYNOPSIS:

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman -- including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens -- Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

CHARACTERS:

(***Many roles will be doubled or tripled)

Jack Kelly 

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an oprhaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 16 to 20 / Vocal range: A4 – Bb2 

 

Crutchie 

A dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papes. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. Though his movement will suggest his bum leg, Crutchie should still be included in the dance numbers.
Gender: both / Character Age: 13 to 17 / Vocal range: A4-C3 

 

Davey 

Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living, but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, Davey is the brains of the resistance.
Gender: male / Character Age: 15 to 20 / Vocal range: A4-D3 

 

Les 

Davey’s cheeky younger brother, is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle. A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive salesboy and a pint-sized charmer. He should present as younger than the other newsies.
Gender: male / Character Age: 10 to 15 / Vocal range: Bb3-Db3 

 

Newsies
Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, etc., are some of the hard- working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. 

Gender: male/both / Character Age: 13 to 20 

 

Scabs Three newsies who are hesitant to join the strike. 

Gender: both / Character Age: 10 to 20 

 

Spot Conlon 

The proud leader of the Brooklyn newsies, boasts an intimidating reputation and a short singing solo in “Brooklyn’s Here.”
Gender: both / Character Age: 17 to 20 

 

Katherine Plumber 

An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourcesful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key. 

Gender: female / Character Age: 17 to 20 / Vocal range: F5-A3

 

Darcy The upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies. 

Gender: both / Character Age: 15 to 20 

 

Bill The son of William Randolph Hearst who joins the newsies' cause. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 15 to 25 

 

Wiesel 

Or “Weasel,” runs the distribution window for the World and knows most of the newsies by name. Assisted by the intimidating Delancey brothers, who keep order by any means necessary, Wiesel is Pulitzer’s disgruntled paper- pusher.

 Gender: male / Character Age: 35 to 50 

 

Oscar and Morris Delancey 

Tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, take the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 15 to 20 

 

Goons Assist the Delanceys in roughing up the newsies at the end of Act One. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 15 to 20 

 

Joseph Pulitzer 

A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack.
Gender: male / Character Age: 35 to 50 / Vocal range: F4- C3 

 

Snyder 

The crooked and sinister warden of The Refuge, a filthy and horrible orphanage, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep his government checks coming. 

Gender: both / Character Age: 45 to 65 

 

Medda Larkin 

Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. 

Gender: female / Character Age: 25 to 45 / Vocal range: E5-F3 

 

Mr. Jacobi 

Allows the newsies to congregate in his restaurant to plan their strike – when he doesn’t have any paying customers, that is. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 35 to 55 

 

Seitz  - Editor, advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper. 

Gender: male

Bunsen  - Pulitzer’s Bookkeeper, comes up with the ideas to raise the newsies’ price per paper. 

Gender: both / Character Age: 35 to 50 

 

Hannah  - Pulitzer’s Secretary practical and insightful. 

Gender: female / Character Age: 20 to 40

Nunzio  - Pulitzer’s barber

Gender: male / Character Age: 30 to 50

The Guard removes the newsies from Pulitzer’s building. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 20 to 60 

 

The Bowery Beauties Female performers at Medda’s Theater. 

Gender: female 

 

Stage Manager Introduces Medda's act. 

Gender: male / Character Age: 25 to 55 

 

Nuns The three nuns offer breakfast to the hungry newsies. Feel free to cast additional nuns. 

 

Photographer Takes the triumphant photo of the newsies at the end of “Seize the Day.” 

 

Customer A newspaper customer. Gender: both 

 

Policemen Assist Snyder and turn against the newsies in the fight that concludes Act One. Gender: male

Mayor The Mayor of New York City rebuffs Pulitzer’s attempts to shut down the newsies’ strike. Gender: male 

 

Governor Teddy Roosevelt A well-respected lifelong public servant, inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. Gender: male