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2021-2022Equity Principal Auditions by FILMED CAPTURE/VIDEO SUBMISSION
Submission Deadline: Aug. 20, 2021
Submit your audition by Clicking Here and Filling out the Audition Form
(You will be able to upload a headshot, resume, and provide your audition link)
Florida Repertory Theatre is seeking video submissions for its 2021-2022 Season. The season outlined below is subject to change.
Please prepare one or two brief monologues, or if you’re a singer interested in one or both of the musicals, a monologue, and a brief song. You may select a song of your choosing that is in the style of one of the musicals. If you’re auditioning for BUDDY, please consider accompanying yourself or including footage of you playing your instrument.
If you cannot provide your own accompaniment, you may sing one of the following selections.
•For WEST SIDE STORY, men should sing “Tonight,” and women may choose between two songs, “Tonight” or “Anything Goes.”
•For BUDDY, men can choose between “That’ll be the Day” or “Shout.” Women should sing “Shout.”
Please submit a YouTube or Vimeo link – no private or password-protected videos will be accepted, and please do not email attached video files or file transfer or download links. It is required that you upload a headshot (pdf or image file) and a resume (pdf) with your submission.
The theatre plans to hold in-person callbacks and agent submissions in Florida and in New York per AEA and CDC guidelines later in the summer.
Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully COVID vaccinated workplace.
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill. Dir: Steve Pacek. 1st reh: 10/05/21. Runs 10/26-11/14. In the Historic Arcade Theatre.
The Actor (Older Kipps): CAST. 50s-60s. Must have a command of language and storytelling. A Solicitor who’s hired an actor to help him exercise his ghostly past.
Arthur Kipps (Young Kipps): CAST. Mid-20s to mid-30s. An actor of the London stage. Must have command of language and storytelling.
The Woman: 20s-30s. Ethereal and otherworldly. A movement background is helpful. Because of the nature of the play, this role is unbilled.
WEST SIDE STORY by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Dir: Kody C Jones 1st reh:11/02/21. Runs 11/23 – 12/15. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
NOTE: Seeking AEA and EMC performers for both the young principal roles and the adult roles with strong musicianship, dance/movement, and a knowledge of the time period. This is a co-production with Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Department, and the principal roles will play alongside high school students in supporting and ensemble roles.
Tony: Male. Early 20’s. Former leader of the Jets gang.
Maria: Female. Appears 17. Puerto Rican, Sister to Bernardo, leader of the Sharks. Innocent, longing for something. Works in the dress shop.
Bernardo: Male, early 20’s. Leader of the Sharks gang. Maria’s older brother, Anita’s boyfriend.
Anita: Female. Early 20’s. Bernardo’s girlfriend, watches over Maria. No-nonsense, tells the truth, works in the dress shop with Maria.
THE ADULTS: ALL CAST
Officer Krupke: CAST. Male30s-50s. Neighborhood police officer.
Doc: CAST. Male, middle-aged. Owner of the drugstore Tony works at.
Lt. Shrank: CAST. Male, middle-aged. The precinct’s police lieutenant.
Glad Hand: CAST. Male or female, middle-aged. Chaperone at the school dance.
Ensemble & Featured Roles
The Jet Men: ALL CAST.
Riff, Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, Big Deal, Diesel, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece, Tiger
The Jet Women: ALL CAST.
Graziella, Velma, Minnie, Clarice, Pauline, Anybodys
The Shark Men: ALL CAST.
Pepe, Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro, Moose
The Shark Women: ALL CAST.
Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita, Francisca, Estella, Margarita
MORNING AFTER GRACE by Carey Crim. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st reh: 12/14/21. Runs 1/04/21 – 1/26/21. Possible Extension: 1/30/21. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Ollie: Late 60s. Black/African American descent. A former major league baseball player who now enjoys golf and yoga.
Angus: CAST. Male. Late 60s. Any ethnicity, but likely white. Retired lawyer living in a Florida retirement community. He has a few issues to work out before committing again.
Abigail: CAST. Female. Early to mid-60s. Any ethnicity, but likely white. A therapist. She may be ready to take another chance on love.
DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry. Dir: Maureen Heffernan 1st reh: 12/28/21. Runs 1/18/22–2/13/22. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Daisy Werthan: CAST. Female. A wealthy, southern, Jewish widow. Stubborn and full of spirit. widow 60s-80s.
Hoke Colburn: CAST. Male. A working-class African-American aged 50s-70s. Daisy’s Black chauffeur. Kind, patient, but able to hold his own with Daisy.
Boolie Werthan: CAST. Male. Daisy’s son. 40s-50s. A southern businessman.
INTO THE BREECHES! By George Brant Dir: Eleanor Holdridge 1st reh:1/18/22. Runs 2/08/22-3/05/22. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Note: The play is set in the early 1940s during WWII, and the location is up to the theatre and its locale. It’s a story of how a theatre troupe comes together to put on Henry IV and V while the men of the company are overseas. The play also deals with the state of race relations and LGBTQ discrimination at the time in America. Seeking actors with a command of Shakespearean language and classical acting.
Maggie Dalton: CAST. Female in her late 30’s-early 40’s, the talented if untested director filling her husband’s shoes as Artistic Director while he’s away fighting overseas.
Celeste Fielding: CAST. Female in her 50’s, the diva, plays Henry Fifth and Fourth.
Ellsworth Snow: CAST. Male in his 60’s, the conservative Board President of the Oberon Play House.
Winnifred Snow: CAST. Female in her 50’s, untalented but enthusiastic socialite, plays Falstaff.
Stuart Lasker: Male in his 30s-40’s, the quip-ready Stage Manager, plays Mistress Quickly.
Ida Green: African-American female in her 30’s, the imaginative costume designer, plays Hotspur.
June Bennett: White female in her late teens/early 20’s, the ingenue, plays the Kates.
Grace Richards: White female in her late 20’s/early 30’s, a raw talent, plays Henry Fourth and Fifth.
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY by Alan Janes Dir: Jason Parrish. 1st reh: 2/23/21. Runs 3/16/21 – 4/11/21. Possible Extension: 5/02/21. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Please Note: Florida Rep is producing the adapted 7-person version of this script. All performers need to play instruments as outlined below. Seeking versatile performers with exceptional vocal and instrumental ability.
MAN 1: Buddy Holly. Mid-20s; male. Acoustic & electric guitar proficient. Buddy is a young singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Intelligent and charismatic, he has a flair for rock n’ roll.
MAN 2: Joe B Mauldin. 20s-30s. Must play rockabilly bass and trumpet (or trombone) proficiently. Strong musician and singer; ability to do tricks with the stand-up bass a HUGE plus.
MAN 3: Jerry Allison. 20s-30s. Proficient drummer and singer.
MAN 4: Narrator. 30s-50s. Seeking a strong and charismatic character actor who plays multiple roles. Should be proficient at guitar/electric bass/harmonica. Portrays Hipockets/Decca Producer/Norman Petty/Murray Deutch/Big Bopper
MAN 5: Ritchie Valens/Nikki (Cricket). 20s. Latinx. Must play acoustic & electric guitar proficiently. Strong singer and actor.
MAN 6: Tyrone (Apollo Headliner) and other roles. 20s-40s. African American. Must play tenor saxophone proficiently; other instruments helpful. Seeking a strong vocalist and musician who can play multiple roles.
WOMAN 1: Maria Elena/Marlena (Apollo Headliner). 20s-30s. African American/Latinx. Must play rock ‘n’ roll piano and celeste proficiently.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st reh: 3/23/21. Runs 4/13– 5/16. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre
NOTE: This is a remount of the theatre’s 2020 production of the play. All roles are cast with the original actors. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements.
Nora: CAST. Female. 40s. Independent, wealthy in her own right, a successful author. Takes great pride in her autonomy. Her difficult life has sharpened her wits. Fearless.
Torvald: CAST. Male. 40s-50s. Estranged husband of Nora. Appears measured and reserved, but feels a storm of emotion at Nora’s return.
Anne Marie: CAST. Female. 60s. Family nurse who raised Nora and Torvald’s children. Practical, shrewd, tough, and funny.
Emmy: CAST. Female. 20s. Nora and Torvald’s daughter. Bright and clever. Well-adjusted. Newly engaged to be married and looking forward to a traditional marriage.
MAYTAG VIRGIN by Audrey Cefaly. Dir: TBA. 1st reh: 3/22/22. Runs 4/12– 5/22. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre
Jack Key: CAST. 30s-40s. High school physics teacher. Southern. Nearly unflappable. Even-keeled. A man of character.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Nash: CAST. High school English teacher. Southern. Endearingly neurotic. Strong-willed. Quick-witted and bold.
GENERAL AUDITION INFO
Florida Repertory Theatre
c/o Casting Dept
PO Box 2483
Fort Myers, FL 33902-2483
Audition Hotline: 239-219-1538
Email: [email protected]