2018 Season Auditions!
Flat Rock Playhouse will be holding Equity Auditions for the 2018 Season on Monday, January 22nd from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. 125 S. Main Street.
If you are auditioning for a musical, please prepare a brief pop song, an accompanist will be provided. If you are auditioning for a play, please prepare a brief monolog.
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
If you are a member of Actor’s Equity Association, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition appointment. Non union performers will be seen as time permits.
2018 Character Breakdown
Clue: The Musical – NEW REVISED TITLE!!!
Music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, and Vinnie Martucci
Lyrics by Tom Chiodo
Based on the Parker Brothers’ Board Game.
Rehearsals and Performances: Wednesday, May 9, 2018-Saturday, June 9 2018
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
Choreographer: Matthew Glover
Synopsis: A fun-filled family musical that brings the internationally popular game CLUE to life.
The Love List:
By: Norm Foster
Rehearsals and Performances: Tuesday, May 29, 2018-Saturday, June 30, 2018
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
Synopsis: Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions.
Bill (50) A Statistician
Leon (50-55) A Novelist
Justine A Mystery Woman
BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL TBA
Rehearsals and Performances: Wednesday, July 11, 2018- Saturday, August 18, 2018
Seeking: Strong pop musical theatre performers who can move well.
Always a Bridesmaid
By: Jones Hope Wooten
Rehearsals and Performances: Wednesday, August 8, 2018- Sunday, September 9, 2018
Synopsis: In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings … no matter what.
KARI AMES-BISSETTE, late 20s, a kind-hearted, spirited Southern charmer. She acts as a narrator of sorts, tying the scenes together.
LIBBY RUTH AMES, late 40s, hopeless romantic, sweet country woman, plain-spoken and guileless . Believes, in spite of evidence to the contrary, that her friends can find the very same happiness she has found in her perfect marriage.
SEDALIA ELLICOTT, 60s, a gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess and life-force. A no-nonsense, exacting wedding planner who is so enamored with her establishment’s reputation of never having lost a bride that she is not above employing a few extreme tactics in preserving it.
MONETTE GENTRY, late 40s, kinda shy, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt. Continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle.
CHARLIE COLLINS, late 40s, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, acerbic Southern free spirit. Charlie discovers that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics when the opportunity presents itself.
DEEDRA WINGATE, late 40s, headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant. Her ‘rock solid’ union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match.
The Glass Menagerie
By: Tennessee Williams
Rehearsals and Performances: September 11, 2018-Saturday, October 13, 2018
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
Synopsis: A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.
Amanda Wingfield, 45-65 years.
an aging Southern belle clinging to her memories of a more genteel time and place; deserted by her husband, she is left alone to care for her two children; she is a fierce survivor scraping by to make ends meet. Amanda is both sensitive and harsh. She is charming and displays a sense of humor yet, she can succumb to bouts of manipulation and cruelty.
Tom Wingfield, 25-40
the play’s narrator, he recounts memories of his family to the audience; languishing in a dead-end job in the shoe warehouse, Tom is a restless dreamer, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires. Explosive, mercurial, lonely, he is deeply devoted to his sister and constantly at odds with his mother.
Laura Wingfield, 20-30
sensitive and painfully shy; a childhood illness has left her physically impaired; she seeks refuge from reality in an imaginary world of glass animals and old records. She is a gentle and kind soul with a tender regard for her mother and brother.
Jim O’Connor, 20-35
the “Gentleman Caller,” a co-worker of Tom’s from the warehouse and a former classmate of Laura’s; he is your average, everyday, nice guy; he has an easygoing demeanor. His popularity and promise peaked in high school, but he continues to approach the world with a positive outlook.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
Rehearsals and Performances: Wednesday, October 17, 2018- Saturday, November 17, 2018
Director: Jim Helsinger
Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson journey to the English countryside to investigate the mysterious case of the Baskerville family. One by one the male heirs are dropping dead. But why? And who, or what is responsible? In this hilarious and madcap take on the most famous detective of all time, a trio of actors play a dozen roles in a production that is a master class in comedy.
Seeking male actors only.
Actor 1: Holmes, Stapleton, Cecille Stapleton, Mr. Barrymore, Mrs. Barrymore, Yokel 3
Actor 2: Watson, Yokel 1
Actor 3: Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville, Mortimer, Cabbie, Yokel 2, Wise Yokel