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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  9 are as follows:

Spring Awakening: March 31 (video submissions only)
Beauty & the Beast: May 18; Callbacks – May 19
The Lightning Thief: August 10; Callbacks – August 11
Grease: October 5; Callbacks October 9
The Diary of Anne Frank: December 14; Callbacks – December 15 & 16
The Wizard of Oz: March 1; Callbacks – March 2

Actors understand they may be cast in any role and agree to this when auditioning.

Audition slots for Beauty & the Beast open April 15! 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.

Beauty & the Beast – August 15-18 & 22-25, 2024
Tickets go on sale June 7 @ 9:00am
Auditions: May 18  9:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks: May 19
This show is open to performers in Grade 6 (2024-2025 school year) through college

Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!

Sign up for auditions for Beauty and the Beast beginning April 15  BY CLICKING HERE

SYNOPSIS:

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This show has a Family Rating of G

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Belle
Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. Needs to be a strong actress and singer, must be able to stand up to Gaston and the Beast, as well as show compassion to those who don’t understand her.

Beast
The Beast is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. This actor must be able to handle a complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender, and a smitten prince.

Lumiere
Lumiere is a self-confident, charming, French mâitre’d who (under the Enchantress’s spell) is becoming a candelabra. He has a never-ending give-and-take with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can “light up” the stage in “Be Our Guest.” This role covers a range of emotions and requires prominent song and dance, so the actor must be a strong, reliable performer.

Cogsworth
Cogsworth is the English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. He, like all of the castle’s servants, shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to their master, the Beast. Cogsworth is a wee bit of a baby at times, yet has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere.

Mrs. Potts
Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot. Mrs. Potts needs a strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out at the castle.

Madame De La Grande Bouche
Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is almost larger than life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing.

Gaston
Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world, but lacks the humility to balance it. A strong singing and speaking voice and acting is important for this character. He has to be able to sell his big number, “Gaston,” with gusto and arrogance, as well as lead the troops in “The Mob Song.”

Lefou
Lefou is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey. This character needs to be Gaston’s foil and should double the laughs for them both. Lefou should be able to sing, act, and dance.

Chip
Chip is Mrs. Potts’s son, who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the servants.

Maurice
Maurice is an eccentric, older inventor, yet more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. Needs to be able to have fun interpreting this “crazy old man” while conveying emotions of fear and fatherly love.

Babette
Babette is the maid and “resident flirt” of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life as well as just being a girl. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice, but her true heart comes through in “Human Again.”

Silly Girls
The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. These girls need to be able to portray the comedic nature of the roles, as well as sound good when singing together.

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress
The Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress should be an actor with the ability to be visually dramatic. Her transformation in the Prologue from the Old Beggar Woman to the Enchantress should magically entice all into the story.

Monsieur D’arque
Monsieur D’arque is the dark, creepy proprietor of the lunatic asylum who adds more tension to the story. This actor who must believably interpret his sinister personality. While Monsieur does have a few lines of solo singing in “The Mob Song,” this is primarily a non-singing role.

Villagers/Servants
The villagers and servants provide colorful background singing throughout the show, and several also step into the action when needed to play in certain scenes.

The Lightning Thief – October 17-20 & 24-27, 2024
Tickets go on sale August 15 @ 9:00am
Auditions: August 10  9:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks: August 11
This show is open to performers in Grades: TBD

Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!

Sign up for audition for The Lightning Thief beginning July 10  BY CLICKING HERE

Directors Note:

The original production used 7 actors to tell the story dividing many small and big roles between the lot of them. Some productions utilized a cast of 20 or more for each individual roles. At the end of the day we are looking for a dynamic and high energy cast that is willing to not only tell the story through their respective characters but be a part of the story as it progresses. All performers will be on stage for most if not all of the show, they must be able to sing, move well, and put emotion into scenes (especially when they are not IN them.) As far as casting “types” go for this production, I am looking for an honest portrayal of character first. These are all gods and heroes, they can look like any and all of us!

SYNOPSIS:

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).

This show has a Family Rating of PG

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Percy Jackson

Son of Poseidon, a good kid with a teenage temper. Due to his half-godly Greek heritage, Percy is dyslexic and has ADHD. While he lacks his friend’s intelligence, Percy has loyalty and bravery, which is constantly shown in the musical. Because he is the son of Poseidon, his primary weapon is Riptide, a sword gifted to him by Chiron.

Annabeth
Daughter of Athena, smarter than you. Because of her familial conflicts, she ran away at the age of seven before she stayed at Camp Half-Blood, a refuge for demigods. She helps Percy on his quest to retrieve Zeus’ lightning bolt, using her intelligence to guide them to their destination. She is especially skilled with the dagger.

Grover
A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves. Grover is Percy’s best friend who joins him and Annabeth to retrieve Zeus’ lightning bolt. Grover is a satyr – half-goat, half-human – and he can be occasionally timid. However, he does have a sense of loyalty. He weapon of choice is a reed flute, which can manipulate plants.

Sally Jackson
Percy’s hard-working mother. She is caring, sweet, and loves Percy with all her heart. She fell in love with Poseidon and had Percy, and then married a terrible man named Gabe to try to keep Percy’s demigod scent hidden from the monsters.

Luke
Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Luke Castellan is the demigod son of Hermes. He is portrayed as a jovial person, but he is upset at his father and desires revenge by stealing the lightning bolt and the Helm of Darkness. He proclaims himself to be the ultimate follower of Kronos, the Lord of the Titans

Chiron
Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher. Plays older than most of the cast.

Clarisse
Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares, becomes Percy’s enemy at camp

Mrs. Dodds
A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher

Gabe
Percy’s foul stepfather

Dionysus
God of wine, snarky camp director

Poseidon
God of the sea, salty beach bum

Hades
God of the dead, aging rock star type

Ares
God of war, rock star in leather pants

Kronos
A voice in a pit

Medusa
Avid sculptor

Echidna
Mother of monsters

Silena Beauregard
Daughter of Aphrodite

Katie
Daughter of Demeter

Thalia
Daughter of Zeus, tough

The Oracle
a hippie mummy

Bianca
A mysterious girl in 1930’s clothes

Minotaur
Half-man, half-bull

Charon
Ferryperson to the Underworld

Grease – January 16-19 & 23-26, 2025
Tickets go on sale October 17 @ 9:00am
Auditions: October 5  9:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks: October 9
This show is open to performers in Grade 8 through college

Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!

Sign up for auditions for Grease beginning September 5  BY CLICKING HERE

SYNOPSIS:

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

This show has a Family Rating of PG13

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Sandy
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute, and innocent

Danny
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Rizzo
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

Marty
The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

Frenchy
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

Jan
Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

Doody
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

Kenickie
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

Sonny
A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

Roger
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

Vince Fontaine
A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

Cha-Cha
The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

Eugene
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

Johnny Casino
All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

Miss Lynch
A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher

Patty Simcox
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

Teen Angel
Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

Pink Ladies
The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

Burger Palace Boys
A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

The Diary of Anne Frank – February 27-March 2 & March 6-9, 2025
Tickets go on sale January 10 @ 9:00am
Auditions: January 4  10:00am-2:00pm
Callbacks: January 5
This show is open to performers in Grade 7 through college

Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!

Sign up for auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank beginning December 4  BY CLICKING HERE

SYNOPSIS:

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

This show has a Family Rating of PG13

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Anne Frank
13 year-old girl, ages to 15, warm, witty, intelligent, charming, self-aware, sensitive, often impatient, sometimes a know-it-all, open, determined, easily hurt, spirited, hopeful, fun-loving, desperate, with all the longings, expectations and attitudes that adolescence brings. Though hiding and living in constant fear and isolation, she never gave up. She had a fraught relationship with her mother, adored her father, and lovingly envied her sister.

Margot Frank
15 year-old sister of Anne, ages to 17, pretty, quiet, obedient, demure, frail, friendly, very intelligent, overwhelmed by the trials of hiding, very close to her mother and father. Like Anne, she longed for a friend in whom she could confide. She played the role of peacemaker when Anne overstepped. She was a good girl and was admired by all.

Edith Frank
A lovely woman, wife and mother, mid-40s, from a wealthy German family, reticent, loving, moral, concerned, gracious, cultured, devoted to tradition, devastated by her relationship with Anne, barely able to cope with the demands of everyday life in hiding and isolation, tries very hard to accommodate the lower middle-class van Daan family whose uncouth and argumentative ways are an irritant to her and causes her to finally erupt into a seething rage.

Mrs. Petronella Van Daan
She is loud, egotistical, talky, often crude, suspicious, bossy, moody, self-important, overbearing, critical of others, flirtatious, manipulative, sometimes depressed, enjoys a good laugh or story, more accepting of her introverted son, delusional about her younger self’s popularity and looks, feels if she is the Queen Bee in the group, chafes under her husband’s control, tries to run the household. A big stirrer-upper! Yet she is amazingly acceptable.

Miep Gies
Austrian refugee living in the Netherlands, employed by Mr. Frank, entrusted by Otto Frank with provisioning the occupants of the Annex and hiding them from the outside world, she collected fake ration cards, purchased all their foodstuffs, visited the library on their behalf, and generally tried to keep their spirits up. She was courageous, empathetic, compassionate, and friendly.

Otto Frank
Father of Anne and Margot and head of the group living in his Annex, upper middle class background, a wise man, fair, loyal, attentive, patient, intelligent, soft, level-headed, optimistic, genuinely liked people, decision-maker, teacher, beloved by his workers who protected him and his family as well as the other tenants of the Annex throughout the war. He was especially susceptible to Anne’s charms. He was devoted to his wife, Edith, and comforted her whenever she was depressed about their living conditions, the attitudes of the van Daans/Dussel, or her relationship with Anne.

Hermann Van Daan
He is dour, selfish, complaining, ungrateful, superficial, quarrelsome, dictatorial, highly critical of his son Peter, easily irritated, is rather withdrawn from the other occupants of the Annex. His transgression causes the great blow-up in the Annex.

Albert Dussel
A dentist, stodgy, old-fashioned, disciplined, hypercritical, selfish, horrified at Anne’s behavior, genuinely does not like people, picky, unhappy with everything, a man who has not come to terms with his situation, whiny, a perfectionist, ungrateful, and easily angered.

Peter Van Daan
17 year-old boy, ages to 19, withdrawn, unsure, awkward, immature, shy, sometimes amusing, attached to his cat, tries to stay out of everyone’s way, hates his mother and father’s constant quarrels, ages from the introverted teenager to the more mature 19 year-old who enjoys the company of the girls and who begins to be interested in all the other occupants of the Annex.

Mr. Krahler
Dutch, helps Miep with the responsibilities of feeding and hiding the occupants of the Annex, is an employee of Mr. Frank’s company, a trusted colleague and friend. He is sympathetic to their plight, does what he can for them, and runs the company in Mr. Frank’s name, an honest and good man.

The Wizard of Oz– May 8-10 & 15-18, 2025
Tickets go on sale February 27 @ 9:00am
Auditions: March 1  9:00am-4:00pm
Callbacks: March 2
This show is open to performers in Grade 6 through college

Please read the information posted on the signupgenius CAREFULLY!

Sign up for auditions for The Wizard of Oz beginning February 1  BY CLICKING HERE

SYNOPSIS:

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

This show has a Family Rating of G

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Dorthoy
A young and sprightly girl, Dorothy lives with her aunt and uncle on the bleak Kansas prairie. She is energetic and delights in her dog Toto. After a whirling cyclone lands her house in Oz, she embarks on a journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz how to return to Kansas. Along the way, she encounters a Scarecrow, a Tin-Man, and a Cowardly Lion, among others. Dorothy must be very likeable, a strong willed young lady who is also very caring

Scarecrow
Rescued by Dorothy from his dull life in a farmer’s field, the Scarecrow’s greatest wish is to procure brains for himself from the Wizard of Oz. Despite his perceived lack of brains, however, the Scarecrow is exceedingly intelligent and resourceful this is important and must come across in characterization. He is also very lovable and friendly, he is funny. He is energetic and must be very flexible, body language and movement must depict a man without bones

Tinman
Rescued by Dorothy after rusting in the forest, the Tin Woodman desires a heart from the Wizard of Oz. He used to be a real man but due to the Wicked Witch of the East’s evil spell he became a man of tin without a heart. Despite his belief that he lacks emotion, he proves himself a most tender and emotional companion again this is important as the moral tells us at the end the three friends had what they seeked all along. So the Tinman must be very loveable and caring. He is made of Tin so his movement is very rigid and requires an actor to embrace this body language and movement

Lion
The Lion encounters Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man in the forest. He claims to be a coward and wishes for the Wizard of Oz to give him courage. However, he proves himself courageous in many situations throughout the journey. The Cowardly Lion is the main comedy character in the show and as such must be a strong comedy performer with exceptional comedy timing, he must be very loveable. Characterization and body language is very important to portray this larger than life character, an actor must be agile and able to move animal like

Wicked Witch
The Witch’s role is made much more prominent than in the original novel as she seeks revenge against Dorothy for killing her sister. This is a super and challenging part for a female actress. One of the greatest if not the greatest baddie of all time. A serious villain. She has no nice qualities and is evil through and through. She must be strong, with a good speaking voice. Characterization and body language huge here

Oz
The fortune teller who Dorothy meets when she runs away, he encourages her to return home. He is also the Wizard who helps her to return to Kansas from Oz. Strong cameo acting role. An older man would be preferred here. He is very likeable but a bit of a rogue as well, a strong commanding presence is needed in both parts.

Glinda
Glinda is the only “good witch” in Oz of any consequence. She knows the power of the Ruby Slippers but withholds this knowledge from Dorothy, in order to facilitate her psychological and emotional maturity. Glinda is a very pretty and over smiley fairy / good witch. She is exceptionally friendly and a mother or queen figure to the Munchkins. She speaks well and portrays a stance and presence of royalty

Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, Ozians, Poppies, Crows, Trees, Monkeys
Looking for talented singers, actors and dancers to play a variety of supporting roles.