Auditions

THE PROM

Rehearsals begin June 18, 2024
Previews: July 10, 11
Performances: July 12-Aug. 18

NON AEA: 525/wk
Local Auditions: Feb 24.  If you would like to be considered for an audition, please submit your headshot and resume and preferred role to Sean Harris at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org

AVAILABLE ROLES:

EMMA NOLAN
(Female Presenting, 18-early 20s, All Ethnicities) High school senior in Indiana. A reluctant poster child for LGTBQ+ youth. A bit of a tomboy quality. Very smart. Must be a strong actor and singer with underdog energy and a charming sense of awkward/anxious humor. Ability to play guitar an asset but not a requirement. Some dance ability required.
Vocal range: F3 - E5 Sweet pop voice with strong mix belt. AEA or NON AEA

ALYSSA GREENE
(Female Presenting, 18-early 20s, All Ethnicities) High school cheerleader and top student. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend. Faces constant pressure from her mother and friends. A perfect daughter who chafes under the pressure and isn’t quite as perfect as she seems. Must be a strong actor, singer and dancer.
Vocal range: Ab 3 - Eb5 Pop voice with good mix belt. NON AEA

MRS. GREENE
(Female Presenting, mid 30s-late 40s, All Ethnicities) Alyssa’s intimidating, conservative, single mother. The head of the PTA. Loves her daughter fiercely, but is too afraid to face the reality of the changing world and her daughter’s sexuality. Strong actor able to play antagonist of the piece but with depth and sensitivity. Actor may also play one or two small ensemble parts.
Vocal range: A3 - C5 Primarily ensemble singing. NON AEA

TRENT OLIVER
(Male identifying, 30s-40s, All Ethnicities) Pretentious Juilliard graduate, now waiter. Handsome, charming, and loves to hear himself speak. Strong actor/singer/mover. Vocal range: C3- Ab4 Baritenor with pop and legit sounds . AEA or NON AEA

BARRY GLICKMAN
(Male Identifying, late 30s-50s, All Ethnicities) A proud, gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Some dancing.
Vocal Range B2 – F#4 High Baritone with a big Broadway belt. AEA or NON AEA

MR. HAWKINS
(Male Presenting, 40s-50s, All Ethnicities) A small town principal. Staight-laced and easily flustered. A secret Broadway enthusiast. Actor may also play one or two small ensemble parts. Vocal Range G2 – C4 Baritone, capable of delivering a song honestly and simply. NON AEA

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN
(Male Presenting, 30s-50s, All Ethnicities) A charismatic press agent who works for both Dee Dee and Barry. Great character actor with a dry wit. Actor may also play one or two small ensemble parts. Vocal range: Open - Primarily ensemble singing. NON AEA 

SHELBY/ENSEMBLE
(Female Identifying, 18-early 20s, All Ethnicities) Popular cheerleader at school. Kaylee’s second in command, and Kevin’s girlfriend. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/dancer. Actor will also play other ensemble parts.
Vocal range: Open, but a wide range is helpful. NON AEA

KAYLEE/ENSEMBLE
(Female Identifying, 18-early 20s, All Ethnicities) Head cheerleader and lead mean girl. Nick’s girlfriend. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/ dancer. Actor will also play other ensemble parts.
Vocal range top: Open, but a wide range is helpful. NON AEA 

NICK/ENSEMBLE
(Male identifying, 18-mid 20s, All Ethnicities) Popular jock at school. Kaylee’s boyfriend. Every guy wants to be him, and every girl wants to be with him. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/dancer. Actor will also play other ensemble parts.
Vocal range: Pop Baritenor, Actor needs to have an F4. NON AEA 

KEVIN/ENSEMBLE
(Male identifying, 18-mid 20s, All Ethnicities) Jock at school and Shelby’s boyfriend. Nicks right hand and the class clown. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/ dancer. Actor will also play other ensemble parts.
Vocal range: Pop Baritenor, Actor needs to have a G4. NON AEA

OLIVIA KEATING/ENSEMBLE
 
(Female Presenting, late 20s-40s, All Ethnicities) Versatile comic actor/singer to play a numberof roles including (but not limited to): Broadway Mania reporter, Olivia Keating; Mrs. Greene’s uppity friend; and a member of the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell.Vocal range: Open, but a wide range and comfort with part-singing is helpful. NON AEA

DESK CLERK/ENSEMBLE  (Male Presenting, late 20s-40s, All Ethnicities) Versatile comic actor/singer to play a number of roles including (but not limited to): a slightly dim Motel Clerk, a homophobic PTA parent, and a member of the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell. Vocal range: Open, but a wide range and comfort with part-singing is helpful. NON AEA

The Roles of DeeDee and Angie have been cast.

 

 

POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL

Touring in 2024 - February 21st - March 17th, 2024 - check back for audition info.

Book: Melvin Tunstall III
Music: Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics: Douglas Lyons
Directed and choreographed by Robert Mintz

This production will be touring through the Greater Hartford Area with the goal of bringing live theatre to as many students as possible!

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first polkadot in an all-square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polka dot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9 and Ruby Bridges, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

SEEKING:
LILY POLKADOT: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. An 8-year-old girl whose skin is completely covered in polkadots. She's the new kid in town and the only one of her kind. She's polite, talented and extremely intelligent. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt. Think Disney princess tone with Beyonce flexibility. Looking for an actress of color. NON AEA

SKY SQUARE: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities male. an 8-year-old boy whose skin is completely covered in squares. He lives in a world of video games and is secretly captivated by Lily Polkadot. He's shy, but curious and the brother of Penelope. Bari-tenor comfortable with A's. Soulful tone, somewhere between Brian McKnight and Justin Timberlake. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA

PENELOPE SQUARE: 18 to 30 years old, all ethnicities female. is a 9-year-old girl whose skin is completely covered in squares. She's strongly against mixing Polkadot & Square people. She's overly confident, brassy, and loves the limelight. She is also Sky's older sister. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt. Penelope's vocals are inspired by Christina Aguilera and Kristin Chenoweth. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA

MRS. SQUARE/MAMA SQUARE: 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. - is a woman in her late 20's-40's. Mrs. Square is the 3rd grade teacher at Rockville Elementary. She's caring, rational and motherly. Mama Square is Sky and Penelope's mother. Mezzo-Soprano with a pop belt and strong mixing capability. Demands the vocal flexibility of Jessie Mueller. Any Ethnicity. NON AEA.

If interested in auditioning, please email Sean Harris, Artistic Director at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org your headshot and resume and you will be given an audition time.  All performers must have access to local housing.