AUDITIONS
AUDITIONS

Audition for An Upcoming Production

Check back for audition details as the dates approach.

AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE AND NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Location is in our rehearsal building, next to the theater, at 720 East Third Ave, New Smyrna Beach, unless otherwise stated.

More information? Call 386.423.1246

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - director Kelly Grounds

Show dates:  December 1 - December 11, 2022 (Preview November 30)

Audition dates:  October 9 & 10 at 7:00 pm

There's room for LOTS of actors or double/triple casting to just 10.

Roles for all ages!

We need kids, ages 8 through teens. Roles include Tiny Tim, Young Ebenezer, Fan, Belinda, Martha, Peter Crachit.

 Family units are welcome to audition!

 A great show for new actors as there are some small parts with lines.

Auditions:   It's a show with music, but not a musical. Auditions will be cold readings, singing your favorite Christmas song (acapella) and improvisation games.

Synopsis:  A holiday classic!  Mean-spirited and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. One cold Christmas Eve, after Scrooge has mistreated his poor clerk, scorned his nephew’s invitation to dinner, and refused any charity for others, he is visited by the ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley who offers him a chance to change his ways before it’s too late. 

All roles are available.

Ebenezer Scrooge

The miserly owner of a London counting-house, a nineteenth century term for an accountant's office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge's greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.

Bob Cratchit

Scrooge's clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee.

Tiny Tim

Bob Cratchit's young son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a highly sentimentalized character who Charles Dickens uses to highlight the tribulations of England's poor and to elicit sympathy from his middle and upper class readership.

Jacob Marley

In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffering a similar fate.

First Spirit

Takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past.

Second Spirit

His/Her lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. He/She escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries' Holiday celebrations.

Third Spirit

The final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. He/She presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death.

Fred

Scrooge's nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle.

Fezziwig

The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties.

Belle

A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and the lust for wealth. She later married another man.

Peter Cratchit

Bob's oldest son, who inherits his father's stiff-collared shirt for Christmas.

Martha Cratchit

Bob's oldest daughter, who works in a milliner's shop. (A milliner is a person who designs, produces, and sells hats.)

Fan

Scrooge's sister; Fred's mother. In Scrooge's vision of Christmases past, he remembers Fan picking him up from school and walking him home.

Mrs. Cratchit

Bob's wife, a kind and loving woman.

Other Characters

Solicitor, Boy, Proprietress, Topper, Boy Scrooge, Young Scrooge, Mrs. Fezziwig, Dick Wilkins, Belles Husband and children, 1st Cockney, 2nd Cockney, Will Cratchit, Belinda Cratchit, Fred’s Wife, Fred’s Sister-in-Law, 2-6 Guests, Ignorance, Want, 1st Gent, 2nd Gent, 1st Rich Man, 2nd Rich Man, Charwoman, Joe, Laundress, Undertaker’s Man, Caroline, Caroline’s Husband, Boy With Turkey, Poulterer 

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DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER  - director Louise Schneberger

Show dates:  January 5 - 15, 2023 (Preview January 4)

Audition dates:  October 23 & 24 at 7:00 pm

Excerpts from the script will be provided and no monologues are necessary. All are welcome to audition. 

Contact Louise Schneberger with questions:  248-520-7256, schnebl@yahoo.com

Rehearsals:  We will have a read through on October 26 and rehearsals will start the following week.  We will work around holidays.  Please bring conflict with you to auditions.

Synopsis:  In a converted French farmhouse, Bernard is hoping to entertain his chic, Parisian mistress, Suzy, for the weekend.  He has arranged for a cordon bleu chef to furnish gourmet delights, is in process of packing his wife off to see her mother and even invited his best friend Robert to serve as an alibi.  What could possibly go wrong.

All roles are available:

Bernard:  late 30’s to late 40’s, very dapper, husband to Jacqueline, boyfriend to Suzanne

Jacqueline:  late 30’s to late 40’s, quiet, wife to Bernard, mistress to Robert

Robert:  late 30’s to late 40’s, funny, easy going, friend to Bernard, boyfriend to Jaqueline

Suzanne:  late 20’s to 30’s, glamourous, mistress to Bernard

Suzette:  30’s to 40’s, recognizes an opportunity when she sees one, cordon bleu chef

George:  late 30’s to early 40’s, affable until riled, Suzette’s husband

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED

ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - director Mike Funaro

Show dates:  February 16 - March 5, 2023  (Preview February 15)

Audition dates:  December 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 22nd if necessary.

All auditioners should be prepared to sing an appropriate theater song in the style of the show which best showcases their voice. An accompanist will be provided, sheet music is preferred however tracks may be accommodated. A dance call and cold readings from the script will also be held. 

Any questions please send to mfunaro55@gmail.com or info@nsbplayers.org

Show synopsis and roles:
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.
This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Prologus
Introduces the audience to the comedy they are about to see.

(The same actor portrays Pseudolus).

Pseudolus
A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia. Quick-witted, scheming, childlike spirit.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Senex
An old man and father to Hero and husband to Domina.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 70
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Domina
Senex's wife. A shrewish woman who dominates to the point of answering herself the questions she asks of others. Loves her husband deep down, but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Hero
The young son of Senex and Domina. He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her. Practical, privileged, romantic.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Hysterium
The chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus' puppet to carry out his schemes. Anxious, conservative, loyal. He desperately wants everything to be in order.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Erronius
An old man, searching for his lost children.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 70
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Miles Gloriosus
The archetype of the braggart soldier. A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly and strong.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lycus
The owner of the house of Courtesans. Always out to make a profit, but also wants to provide good on what his business offers.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Philia
A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius' daughter. She is promised to Miles and vows to give him bodily what he has paid for, but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart. Young, pretty, devoted. An archetypal ingénue.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Ensemble
Courtesans, Proteans, Soldiers

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SILENT SKY - director Harriet Winokur

Show dates:  April 13 - 23, 2023  (Preview April 12)

Audition dates:  February 19 & 20 at 7:00 pm

Details forthcoming

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LOUISE THE LIMO DRIVER - director Jenny Sejansky

Show dates:  May 18 - 28, 2023  (Preview May 17)

Audition dates:  March 26 & 27 at 7:00 pm

Details forthcoming