Come Audition for a Show!

We are so excited that you are interested in auditioning for one of our productions.

Our audition information is regularly updated and ranges from musical productions to dramatic plays as well as unique performance opportunities that will stretch and showcase your unique talents and abilities.

Actors should come to auditions prepared with:

  • A Current Headshot
  • Resume
  • Musical Number 30 seconds to 1 minute (Sheet Music Please)
  • Monologue (not to exceed 2 minutes in length)
  • Choreography Audition depending on the show and role


Auditions for Season  7 are as follows:

Fame: August 22 6:00-9:00pm
Fame auditions are ONLY for Rise Above Seniors. Rise Above HIGH SCHOOL performers (grades 9-11) will be able to audition for dancing ensemble roles ONLY with the understanding that they will only be cast based on dancing ability and available space in the ensemble.

Little Women: October 8 9:00-4:00; Callbacks October 9
Pippin: January 7 9:00-4:00; Callbacks January 8
13 the Musical: March 5 & 6 – 6:00-9:00; Callbacks March 7

Unless agreed upon by the show director PRIOR to auditions, actors understand they may be cast in any role and agree to this when auditioning.



Fame – October 27-30 & November 3-6
Tickets go on sale August 18 @ 9:00am
Auditions: August 21 & 22 6:00-10:00pm
Callbacks: August 24

Fame Auditions will open August 1, 2022


The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.


Carmen Diaz
A sexy and confident, but cocky, dancer with a big ego. Carmen is determined to make it big and is obsessed with the idea of fame, nearly to a fault.

Serena Katz
A shy and timid, yet keen and enthusiastic actress. She is attracted to Nick.

Nick Piazza
Ambitious, enthusiastic, classical actor who is very serious about his craft. He holds a hidden romantic interest for Serena.

Tyrone Jackson
A talented but dyslexic hip hop dancer who comes from a poor background. Shares a difficult relationship with Iris.

Iris Kelly
A very talented, graceful ballet dancer who often comes across as snobbish and mean because of her insecurities with herself. She shares a difficult relationship with Tyrone.

Schlomo Metzenbaum
A classical violinist who starts a rock band. He is fed up from the strain of his famous violinist father’s expectations. He is very wise and academically clever.

Grace Lamb
A loud, confrontational rock chick and tomboy who plays the drums for Schlomo’s band. She often loses her temper and it is implied that she does not take school seriously.

Goodman King
A musician who is in Schlomo’s band. He is believed to be Schlomo’s best friend.

Mabel Washington
A loud and overweight dancer and singer who is desperate to shed the pounds but can’t resist food. Often speaks her mind and gives out advice to others in their times of trouble.

Miss Esther Sherman
A strict, old-fashioned English teacher who loves her students despite the fact that she comes down hard on them.

Miss Greta Bell
A dance teacher with a passion for different styles of dance. Believes that dance is a way of life and is very protective of her students.

Mr. Sheinkopf
European Music tutor with a love for classical music and dislike for all things rock and roll.

Mr. Myers
A laid back drama teacher with an obsession for human psychology.

Students – Strong dancing skills

Audition slots for Fame will open July 25! Please contact us by clicking the link to secure your audition slot. Auditions will be held at Rise Above located next to Cinebistro at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 1105 Sarasota, FL 34239.