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Florida Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for roles in its 2022-2023 Season.
Submission Deadline: May 25, 2023.
Florida Rep is seeing submissions for the following roles and for understudy and swing opportunities. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL by Lanie Robertson. Dir: TBA. Music Dir: TBA. 1st reh: 08/30/22. Runs: 09/20/22 – 10/30/22. Possible Extension: 11/20/22. In the ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Billie Holiday: Black female. 44. The great jazz singer in the last year of her life. She is joyous and humorous, even recounting stories from her tragic life. She can also be dark and distant at times. Billie is struggling with heroin addiction at this point in her life.
Jimmy Powers: Black male. Any Age. Billie’s new piano player and confidant. Seeking a strong jazz pianist, bandleader, and accompanist. Will play in a trio.
INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP by Katie Forgette. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st reh: 10/04/22. Runs: 10/25/23 – 11/13/23. No Possible Extension. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
NOTE: Set in 1973. This is a comedy memory play about growing up in an Irish Catholic household.
Linda O’Shea: Female. Age 19. Linda is highly intelligent, caring, and curious. She alternates between thinking she knows everything and thinking she knows nothing. Responsible and rarely impetuous.
Jo O’Shea (Mom): Female. Late 40s – Early 50s. Jo juggles more plates than Cirque de Soleil. A great mom who defines multi-tasking. She’s also a little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual because, well…you’ll see.
Theresa ‘Terri’ Carmichael: Female. 50s. Linda’s aunt. Terri is definitely going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic. Think, Thelma Ritter or Eve Arden, with a touch of Dorothy Parker. Fast talker.
Becky O’Shea: Female. 13 years old. Becky is an unusual child. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the movies she loves, like “His Girl Friday.”
Mike O’Shea (Dad)/Father Lovett/Betty Heckenbach: CAST. Seeking a Male actor for this triple role. 50s.
• Mike O’Shea: Mike is loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: breadwinner and disciplinarian. Lousy listener
• Father Lovett: Father Lovett is an old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and pampered. Unused to any kind of pushback from parishioners or anyone else for that matter.
• Betty Heckenbach: There is a Betty Heckenbach in everyone’s life. She’s right up there with death and taxes – only less fun. Even though the role is played by a man, it has to be played absolutely straight – no winking or flamboyance. Just a homely, judgmental, middle-aged woman sticking her big puss into other people’s business.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie. Dir: Eleanor Holdridge. 1st Reh:11/08/22. Runs: 11/29/22 – 12/18/22. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
NOTE: This is an Agatha Christie classic. The action is set in the United Kingdom in 1939, and dialects will be used.
Rogers: Male. Mid 30s – Mid 50s. A loyal and dignified servant. He and his wife were hired to be caretakers of the island. They are accused of the demise of their former employer.
Mrs. Rogers: Female. Mid 30s – Mid 50s. Also a servant. A frail and anxious woman.
Fred Narracott: Male. 20s – 30s. He is a native of the area and captains the ferry that runs to and from the island.
Vera Claythorne: Female. Mid 20s-30s. Vera is an attractive, intelligent, and capable young woman. However, her dark past has a deep hold on her. As the grizzly events unfold, Vera begins to unravel.
Philip Lombard: Male. Early 30s. Mysterious and confident, Philip was a former mercenary soldier in Africa. He is charming and bold. He is enamored with Vera, which becomes a weakness.
Anthony Martson: Male. Mid 20s. An arrogant, self-centered, rich, young man.
William Blore: Male. Mid 40s – 60. A former police officer. On the island, Blore is bold and confident.
General MacKenzie: Male. 50s – 70s. An upright, yet gentle, older man. He is a retired World War I general. Harbors guilt for some of his choices in war.
Emily Brent: Female. Mid 60s – Mid 80s. A highly religious, judgmental, upper-class stately woman. Shows no remorse about past indiscretions and her treatment of people in lower classes than she occupies.
Sir Lawrence Wargrave: Male. 50s-70s. A recently retired judge, he is lured to the island by an acquaintance. He is a highly intelligent man with a commanding personality. Due to his past judicial experience and passion for justice, he is a natural leader and authority amongst the other characters.
Dr. Armstrong: Male. Mid 40s. A successful physician, who is popular amongst the upper class in London. He is a people-pleaser, which tends to make him gullible and timid. A recovering alcoholic.
FREUD’S LAST SESSION by Mark St Germain. Dir: Maureen Heffernan. 1st Reh: 11/22/22. Runs:12/13/22 – 1/15/23. Possible Extension: 01/22/23. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Dr. Sigmund Freud: Male. Age 83. Freud is an influential Austrian neurologist and psychologist. By this point in his life, he is famous for his theories in psychoanalysis.
C.S. Lewis: Male. Age 40. A young rising academic star. Becomes an influential British author and professor. Known for his famous series, “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire. Dir: Jason Parrish. 1st Reh:12/20/22 (poss. 12/15/22). Runs: 01/10/23 – 01/29/23. No Possible Extension. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Abby Binder: CAST. Female. 70s – 80s. A resident at Bristol Place Senior Living. She is roommates with Marilyn and desperately wants the room to herself. She is stern, bitter, and blunt, yet humorous.
Marilyn Dunne: CAST. Female. 70s – 80s. A resident at Bristol Place Senior Living. Marilyn is a warm, pleasant, and talkative elderly woman. She always looks on the Brightside.
Scotty: CAST. Male. 20s – 30s. A resident-aide at Bristol Place Senior Living. While he is a dedicated and hardworking resident aide, he dreams of becoming an actor. He is bright and cheery.
Benjamin/Lewis/Clown: CAST. Male. 30s – 40s. This is a triple role. Benjamin is Abby’s estranged son, who is shy, reserved, and a former addict. Lewis is Marilyn’s son, who is a lively skydiving instructor. The Clown is an actor who plays an evil clown at a haunted house attraction.
Colleen/Woman in White: Female. 30s – 40s. This is a double role. Colleen is perky and lighthearted, Marilyn’s daughter and the wife of Derek. She is very high-energy and loyal to her mother. The Woman in White is an actress who plays this role at a haunted house attraction.
Derek/Butler/Masked Man: Male. 30s – 40s. Colleen’s husband is realistic, reserved, and cautious. Colleen’s other half. Zombie Butler and Masked Man are both characters in the haunted house attraction.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st Reh: 01/10/23. Runs: 01/31/23 – 03/05/23. Possible Extension: 03/19/23. In the ArtStage Studio Theatre.
NOTE: Set in 1895 Victorian London and a country estate outside the city, dialects will be used.
Jack Worthing: Male. 30s. Jack is a seemingly respectable and charming young man, but he leads a double life. He is a friend of Algernon, is the guardian of Cecily, and is in love with Gwendolyn.
Algernon Moncrief: Male. 30s. Algernon is a witty, selfish, and charming young man. He is best friends with Jack, who he knows as Ernest. He is Lady Bracknell’s nephew and Gwendolyn’s cousin. He is in love with Cecily.
Lady Bracknell: CAST. Female. Mid 50s – mid 60s. Mother to Gwendolyn and Aunt to Algernon. Lady Bracknell is a snobbish, mercenary Victorian woman who likes things her way and who values ignorance in others. She married well and is looking for a similar suitable husband for Gwendolyn.
Gwendolyn Fairfax: Female. Mid 20s-30s. Algernon’s cousin and Lady Bracknell’s daughter. Gwendolyn is a young woman of society and passionate. She is sophisticated, intelligent, and businesslike. She is in love with Jack, who she knows as Ernest. She has decided she must marry a man whose name is Ernest.
Cecily Cardew: Female. 20s. She is Jack’s ward. A bright romantic. Cecily is not a product of high society, but rather a child of nature, as ingenuous and unspoiled as a pink rose. She is in love with Jack’s wicked brother…whom she has never met.
Miss Prism: CAST. Female. Mid 50s – mid 60s. Cecily’s governess. She adores Jack. She is a Puritan. She talks of writing a novel. Has romantic feelings for Rev. Canon Chasuble.
Rev.Canon Chasuble, D. D.: Male. Mid 50s – mid 60s. The pleasant rector on Jack’s estate. He holds secret romantic feelings for Miss Prism.
Lane: Male. 20s – 40s. Algernon’s servant. May double as Merriman.
Merriman: Male. 20s – 40s. The butler of Jack’s estate. May double as Lane.
ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson. Dir: Greg Longenhagen. 1st Reh: 1/17/23. Runs: 2/14/23 – 3/05/23. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre
Norman Thayer: Male. 80s. Married to Ethel, whom he loves deeply. Norman is a loveable curmudgeon, but he is also humorous.
Ethel Thayer: Female. 70s. Married to Norman. Ethel is a bright and active woman. She finds joy in her everyday life. After 48 years married to Norman, she is as much his caretaker as his devoted wife.
Charlie Martin: Male. 40s. Charlie is the local mailman and a longtime family friend of the Thayers. A native New Englander.
Chelsea Thayer Wayne: Female. 40s. Daughter of Ethel and Norman. She is an attractive and pleasant woman. Divorced, but recently engaged to Bill Ray, whom she is bringing home to meet her parents.
Billy Ray: Male. Age 14. Son of Bill Ray. A stereotypical California teenager.
Bill Ray: Male. 40s. Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father. Not a very outdoorsy man, but is trying to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.
RING OF FIRE by Richard Maltby Jr & William Meade. Dir: Jason Parrish. Music Dir: Matt Cusack. Choreographer: TBA. 1st Reh: 02/28/23. Runs: 03/21/23 – 04/16/23. Possible Extension: 04/30/23. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Please Note: Florida Rep is producing the 5-person version of this script. All performers need to play instruments as outlined below. Seeking versatile performers with exceptional vocal and instrumental ability. The list of instruments needed below is just a suggestion. Seeking a company of five actor-musicians to tell Johnny’s life story and represent the characters in his life along the way, including his parents, siblings, and Vivian and June Carter Cash – among others.
WOMAN 1: Female. 30s-50s. Range: F#3 – F#5. Female vocalist, doubling on an acoustic guitar if possible. Other instruments and percussion are encouraged.
MAN 1: Male. 30s-50s. Range: D2 – Ab4. Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar.
WOMAN 2: Female. 20s-30s. Female vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo, and fiddle. Other instruments are helpful.
MAN 2: Male. 20s-40s. Range: E2 – F4. Male vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar.
MAN 3: CAST. Male. 20s-50s. Range: Range: E2 – G4. Male vocalist playing bass and various percussion.
LOBBY HERO by Kenneth Lonergan. Dir: TBA. 1st Reh: 03/28/23. Runs: 04/18/23 – 05/21/23. Possible Extension: 05/28/23. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Jeff: Male. Mid 20s. A security guard. Down on his luck and in debt. Has a crush on Dawn.
William: Male. Late 20s-30s. Black. Head security guard and Jeff’s boss. Stern with Jeff, but cares for him.
Bill: Male. 30s. A policeman. He is having an affair with a woman in the apartment building. Also has a crush on Dawn.
Dawn: Female. 20s. A security guard. Bill’s rookie partner, dreams of being a renowned cop. She looks up to Bill as a mentor.
GENERAL AUDITION INFO
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