Theater auditions: The Rep’s next season

Here’s an audition notice from Orlando Repertory Theatre for its 2011-2012 season:

Orlando Repertory Theatre 2011-2012 Season General Auditions

The Rep is holding four season auditions and seeking Non-Equity actors for six exciting shows for the upcoming season. Please see the following for the Audition Schedule, Audition Guideline, and Character Description/Casting Requirement.

We strongly encourage all ethnicities to audition for all productions. An Equity call may go out later in the year.

All auditionees should be aware that all productions at the Rep include morning performances during weekdays. Our weekly show schedule is: Monday at 10:30 am, Tuesday at 10:30 am, Thursday at 10:30 am, Friday at 10:30 am, Saturday at noon and 4 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm AND 5:30 pm. There are no shows on Wednesdays.

The Rep’s 2011–2012 Season Titles are:

Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Rehearsals Begin: August 22, 2011
Show Opens: September 8, 2011
Show Closes: October 9, 2011

A Wrinkle In Time
Rehearsals Begin: September 19, 2011
Show Opens: October 6, 2011
Show Closes: November 6, 2011

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas (musical)
Rehearsals Begin: October 24, 2011
Show Opens: November 10, 2011
Show Closes: December 18, 2011

Pinkalicious The Musical
Rehearsals Begin: January 2, 2012
Show Opens: January 19, 2012
Show Closes: February 19, 2012

Lyle The Crocodile (play with music)
Rehearsals Begin: February 6, 2012
Show Opens: February 23, 2012
Show Closes: March 25, 2012

The Boxcar Children
Rehearsals Begin: April 2, 2012
Show Opens: April 19, 2012
Show Closes: May 20, 2012

There are a total of 4 general calls, each of which requires an appointment. Please note that while students can audition on any of our audition dates, June 7 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm is reserved exclusively for students.

General Auditions #1 – Thursday, June 2 (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
General Auditions #2 – Friday, June 3 (9:30 am–4:30 pm)
General Auditions #3 – Monday, June 6 (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
General Auditions #4 – Tuesday, June 7 (12:30 pm-7:30 pm)

AUDITION GUIDELINE
• To schedule an appointment for any general call that you wish to attend, email Brian Diaz at BrianD@orlandorep.com.
• Please prepare one comic monologue of your choice and, if you wish to be considered for a musical, one song (16 bars) with/without sheet music for your general call. An accompanist and a CD player is provided for all auditions. You are given 3 minutes total to perform both the monologue and song; you are stopped after 3 minutes.
• Please provide two sets of headshots and resume.
• The general policy is that the auditionee must enter the room alone (no parents, families or friends).
• All actors must be 9 years of age or older.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS/CASTING REQUIREMENTS
(We strongly encourage all ethnicities to audition for all productions. Casting breakdowns always subject to change.)

Sideways Stories From Wayside School
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)

  • Myron (Male) (17-25)
  • Bebe (Female) (17-25)
  • Leslie (Female) (17-25)
  • Rondi (Female) (17-25)
  • Dameon (Male) (17-25)
  • Louis (Male) (25-45)
  • Mrs. Jewls (Female) (25-45)
  • Mrs. Gorf/Sammy/Mr. Pickle/Miss Valooosh/Mr. Gorf (Male or Female) (25-50)

A Wrinkle in Time
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)

  • Meg (Female) (13-17) Or (17-25)
  • Actor 1/Charles Wallace/Ensemble (Male) (9-17) or (17-25)
  • Actor 2/Mother/Mrs. Who/Camazotz Woman/Aunt Beast/Ensemble (Female) (25-55)
  • Actor 3/Mrs.Whatsit/Man With Red Eyes/Ensemble (Female Or Male) (18-65)
  • Actor 4/Calvin/Ensemble (Male) (13-17) Or (17-25)
  • Actor 5/Mrs. Which/Camazotz Man/Ensemble (Male) (25-55)
  • Possibly three child understudies

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)
Musical – Each actor must be able to sing and move well.

  • Clara/Toy In The Ballet (Female) (9-17) *Must Dance
  • Father/Mayor of Christmas Wood (Male) (25-50)
  • Mother/Toy in the Ballet (Female) (25-50) *Must Dance
  • Fritz (Male) (9-17)
  • Nutcracker/Marie (Female) (17-25)
  • Mouse King/Mr. Drosselmeier (Male) (25-50)
  • Children’s Ensemble (All Must Dance):
  • Child Actor 1-Fairy #1 (Female) (9-17)
  • Child Actor 2 – Fairy #2 (Female) (9-17)
  • Child Actor 3- Belen the Ballerina Bear (Female) (9-17)
  • Child Actor 4- Toy (Male) (9-17)
  • Child Actor 5- Toy (Male) (9-17)
  • Possibly three child understudies

Pinkalicious the Musical
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)
Musical – Each actor must be able to sing and move well.

  • Pinkalicious (Female) (9-17) Or (17-25)
  • Mrs. Pinkerton/Butterfly 2 (Female) (20-50)
  • Mr. Pinkerton/Butterfly 1 (Male) (20-50)
  • Peter/Bird (Male) (9-17) Or (17-25)
  • Alison/Butterfly 3 (Female) (9-17) Or (17-25)
  • Dr. Wink/Bee (Female) (20-50)
  • Possibly two child understudies

Lyle the Crocodile
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)
Play with music- each actor must be able to sing and move well.

  • Lyle (Male) (18-50)
  • Mr. Grumps (Male) (18-35)
  • Hector P. Valenti (Male) (30-65)
  • Mr. Primm (Male) (25-50)
  • Mrs. Primm (Female) (25-50)
  • Joshua (Male) (9-17)
  • Adult Ensemble (Male and Female) (18-50):
  • (Adults/Movingmen/Neighbors/Firemen/Guards/Crocodiles/Parade/Newsman/Ms.Nitpicker/Henry Hudstone)
  • Actor 1
  • Actor 2
  • Actor 3
  • Actor 4
  • Children’s Ensemble (Male and Female) (9-17):
    • Child actor 1
    • Child Actor 2
    • Child Actor 3
    • Child Actor 4
    • Child Actor 5
    • Child Actor 6
    • Child Actor 7
    • Possibly two child understudies

The Boxcar Children
(Numbers in parenthesis indicate age range)

  • Jessie (Female) (12-17)
  • Henry (Male) (13-17)
  • Violet (Female) (9-12)
  • Benny (Male) (9-11)
  • Mr. Alden/Officer Banning/Cookie (Male) (20-60)
  • Sarah Calder/The Kid (Female) (20-35)
  • Mrs. Alberts/Mrs. Truman/Bakery Woman/Big Mike (Female) (30-60)
  • Dr. Samuel Truman/Sheriff (Male) (20-45)
  • Possibly four child understudies

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