Flat Rock Playhouse will be holding auditions for their 2023 season in NYC February 6-17. Flat Rock Playhouse is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are actively seeking a diverse cast of actors for the full 2023 season. All auditions shall be conducted in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, ability statuses, and body types. For more information about Flat Rock Playhouse, please visit our website www.flatrockplayhouse.org. All auditionees must be fully vaccinated.
If not available to audition in NYC we will accept video auditions. Please send HS/Resume with a reel or material in the style of the show in which you are auditioning for. In the subject line put NAME and ROLE that you would like to be considered for. Email email@example.com by January 27.
Ring of Fire—Small Cast Edition (Runs April 21-May 6) 1st Rehearsal April 4, 2020
By: Richard Maltby, Jr. Conceived by: Bill Meade
Director: Ben Hope
TRENNA-Female identifying vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar if possible
JASON-*JOHNNY CASH role. Male identifying vocalist playing acoustic guitar
DAVE-Male identifying vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo and fiddle
EDDIE-Male identifying vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar
MARK-Male identifying vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used) and various percussion
***The small cast version of RING OF FIRE, is intended for five cast members who also play the instruments.
Steel Magnolias (Runs May 12-May 28) 1st Rehearsal April 25, 2023
By: Robert Harling
Truvy Jones: Female identifying. 35-45. Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advise with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup-Desoto: Female identifying. 18-25. Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher: Female identifying. 55-60’s identifying. Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton-Laterie: Female identifying. 19. Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton: Female identifying. 40-50’s. Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Ousier (Pronounced Weezer) Bourdreaux: Female identifying. 55-60’s. Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character.
Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) (Runs June 9-July 2) 1st Rehearsal May 23, 2023
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs
Associate Director: Matthew Glover
Choreographer: Matthew Glover
Grace: Cinderella’s awkward stepsister
Joy: Cinderella’s sullen stepsister
Christopher: a charming young prince
Lionel: his royal steward
Queen Constantina: his mother
King Maximillian: his father
Villagers, Merchants, Maidens, and Palace Guests
In this show, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. All types are encouraged to audition.
A Chorus Line (Runs July 13-August 6) 1st Rehearsal June 23, 2023
By: Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante.
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
Choreographer: J. Taylor Wright
Zach, 30’s-40’s the imperious, successful director running the audition.
Larry, 30’s their assistant.
Don Kerr, 20’s-30’s a married man who once worked in a strip club.
Maggie Winslow, 20’s a sweet woman who grew up in a broken home.
Mike Costa, 20’s an aggressive dancer who learned to tap at an early age.
Connie Wong, 20’s a petite Chinese-American who seems ageless.
Greg Gardner, 30’s a sassy Jewish gay man who divulges his first experience with a woman.
Cassie Ferguson, 30’s a once successful solo dancer down on her luck and a former love of Zach's.
Sheila Bryant, 30’s a sassy, sexy, aging dancer who tells of her unhappy childhood.
Bobby Mills, 30’s Sheila's best friend who jokes about his conservative upbringing in Buffalo, New York.
Bebe Benzenheimer, 20’s a young dancer who only feels beautiful when she dances.
Judy Turner, 20’s a tall, gawky, and quirky dancer.
Richie Walters, 20’s an enthusiastic black man who once planned to be a kindergarten teacher.
Al DeLuca, 20’s-30’s an Italian-American who takes care of his wife.
Kristine Urich (DeLuca), 20’s a Al's scatter-brained wife who can't sing.
Val Clark, 20’s a foul-mouthed but excellent dancer who couldn't get performing jobs because of her looks until she had plastic surgery.
Mark Anthony, 19-20 the youngest dancer who recounts the time he told his priest he thought he had gonorrhea.
Paul San Marco, 20’s a gay Puerto Rican who dropped out of high school and survived a troubled childhood.
Diana Morales: 20’s Paul's friend, another Puerto Rican who was underestimated by her teachers.
The Girl on the Train (Runs Aug. 17-Sept. 2) 1st Rehearsal Aug. 1, 2023
By: Rachel Wagstaff, Duncan Abel, Paula Hawkins
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
*Casting requirements: Playing ages are approximate. The script allows substantial flexibility providing the age works for the character and for the relationship with the other characters.
Rachel Watson 25-40. Very large role. On stage all the time. She is the ‘Girl on the Train’
Tom Watson 25-40. Medium role. Divorced from Rachel and currently married to Anna
Anna Watson 20- 35 Medium role. Tom’s current wife
Megan Hipwell 20-30 Medium role. The girl who disappears
Scott Hipwell 20-35 Medium role. Megan’s Husband
Kamal Abdic 25 - 35 Smaller role. A psychotherapist ideally of “Asian heritage”
D.I. Gaskill 40 - 60 Large role. Police Inspector. Could be male or female
MACBETH (Runs Oct. 6-22) 1st Rehearsal September 15, 2023
Director: Lisa K. Bryant
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN *Please note that actors will play multiple roles.
DUNCAN, King of Scotland
MACBETH, Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, a general in the King's army
LADY MACBETH, his wife
MACDUFF, Thane of Fife, a nobleman of Scotland
LADY MACDUFF, his wife
MALCOLM, elder son of Duncan
DONALBAIN, younger son of Duncan
BANQUO, Thane of Lochaber, a general in the King's army
FLEANCE, his son
LENNOX, nobleman of Scotland
ROSS, nobleman of Scotland
MENTEITH nobleman of Scotland
ANGUS, nobleman of Scotland
CAITHNESS, nobleman of Scotland
SIWARD, Earl of Northumberland, general of the English forces
YOUNG SIWARD, his son
SEYTON, attendant to Macbeth
HECATE, Queen of the Witches
The Three Witches
Boy, Son of Macduff
Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth
An English Doctor
A Scottish Doctor
An Old Man
The Ghost of Banquo and other Apparitions
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murtherers, Attendants, and Messengers