2018-2019 SERIES AUDITION NOTICE & BREAKDOWN
The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida’s only professional musical theatre, will hold annual auditions for its 2018-2019 Series of musicals on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Auditions are by appointment only and will take place at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Avenue, Suite C, Winter Park, FL 32789. Please call (407) 645-0145 to schedule an audition time.
All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend!
The Playhouse is seeking Equity (O.A.T. Category 4 Contract) & Non-Equity musical theatre performers. Housing is not generally provided. In special circumstances, a patron will host a visiting actor.
Dance combinations will be taught at the call-backs on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Please see the casting breakdown that follows for the show titles, dates and available roles.
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter / Conceived by Paul Gilger
Rehearsals begin July 9 / Runs July 26 – August 19, 2018
* Seeking strong musical theatre performers who can tell a story without a script, have a legit sound, and move well.
GIGOLO (warm Baritone with a solid high A) Leading man type: very handsome, well-built, and excellent singer. Age range: late 20s to late 30s.
WOMAN 1: CAST
WOMAN 2 (Soprano, up to an F#): Very beautiful and “experienced,” the glamorous actress of Hollywood. Age range: early 30s to early 40s.
WOMAN 3: CAST.
WOMAN 4 (Mezzo-Soprano. A4 – E5): Beautiful, strong-willed and spirited; the youngest and least experienced of the women. Age range: mid 20s to early 30s.
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin / Conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley
Rehearsals begin September 4 / Runs September 20 - October 14, 2018
* Seeking versatile musical theatre performers who are excellent close harmony singers and dance very well, including tap. Sight-reading is a major plus. Age ranges: late 20s to early 50s.
GEORGE: Tenor 1, up to A5
EILEEN: Soprano, A4 – G5
JIM: Tenor 1, up to A5
SADIE: Mezzo-Soprano with very wide range: F3 – C6
ALEX: Lyric Baritone, up to F4
GINGER: Mezzo Soprano, G3 to E5
Created by Roger Bean
Rehearsals begin October 29 / Runs November 15-17 & November 29 - December 16, 2018
* Seeking a musical theatre performer who sings, acts and dances extremely well.
All roles are cast except Missy.
MISSY (Soprano with belt F#3–A5): Missy is an over-achiever and a control freak. She is an elementary school teacher and is always ready to jump in and save the day. She has an inner sexiness that comes out every once in a while, much to her surprise and embarrassment. Age range: late 20’s to early 30’s.
Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz / Created by Richard Maltby Jr. / Vocal Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliott
Rehearsals begin January 7 / Runs January 24 - February 23, 2019
* Seeking African-American musical theatre performers who are excellent singers and move well.
NELL: Vocal range F3 – F5
ARMELIA: Vocal range G3 – C6
CHARLAINE: Vocal range G3 – G5
KEN: Vocal range D3 – C4
ANDRE: Vocal range G2 – E5
Written by Jay Berkow
Rehearsals begin February 25 / Runs March 14 - April 13, 2019
* Seeking strong musical theatre performers who sing, act and dance extremely well, including adagio and tap. The role of Arthur Freed does not need to dance.
GENE KELLY (Baritone): The film star at the height of his film career; able to float a G above middle C as effortlessly as he dances. Age range: mid 30s to mid 40s.
STANLEY DONEN (Baritone): Gene Kelly’s Co-Director and Jeanne’s former husband. Age range: mid 30s to mid 40s.
JEANNE COYNE (Mezzo Soprano): Kelly’s & Donen’s dance assistant and their love interest. Age range: late 20s to early 30s.
DEBBIE REYNOLDS (Mezzo Soprano): The young starlet who had never tapped before this film. Age range: early to mid 20s.
ARTHUR FREED (Baritone): The Producer and composer of many songs in the film. Does not need to dance. Age range: mid 40s to mid 50s.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom / Created by Amanda McBroom and Bill castellino
Rehearsals begin April 22 / Runs May 9-19 & May 30 - June 9, 2019
* Seeking versatile musical theatre performers who are excellent singers and actors. This is a pop score so we’re looking for a more straight tone “radio” sound. All must be excellent harmony singers who can blend.
STEVE (Vocal Range G2 – G4, plus Falsetto to E6): Annie’s husband-a nice, attractive,masculine blue-collar American male who is being dragged into a marital crisis he never sawcoming. Age range: mid to late 40s.
WOMAN 1 (Mezzo Soprano. Ab3 to F5): She plays Annie as a young woman, Annie’s daughter, and other characters. Age range: early to mid 20s.
WOMAN 2 (Mezzo Soprano, Ab3 to Db5): She plays Annie’s best friend – a salty, no-nonsense, sexy woman from Texas with a good sense of humor – and others. Age range: 40s.
MAN 1 (Tenor I, to B5): He plays Steve as a young man and other characters. Age range: early to mid 20s.
MAN 2 (Tenor I, to A5): He plays Annie’s son, the waiter, and other characters. Age range: late 20s.
The Winter Park Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related handicap, genetic information or any other legally protected status. The Winter Park Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and is proudly affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of stage actors and stage managers, and the National Alliance of Musical Theatres.
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