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Audition Notice

Flat Rock Playhouse will be holding local auditions for their 2023 season on February 3rd. 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 auditiones must be fully vaccinated.

 

Auditions will be held at our Studio 52 Property (not the main property) 1855 Little River Road. For further questions email casting@flatrockplayhouse.org.

 

AEA Members: Please contact casting@flatrockplayhouse.org to schedule an appointment. Appointment times will be given between 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:00. If interested in A Chorus Line or Cinderella, please be prepared to stay for a dance call at 3:15.

 

Non-AEA: You may arrive at any time during the times of 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:00. You will be seen on a first come first serve basis. If interested in A Chorus Line or Cinderella, please be prepared to stay for a dance call at 3:15.

 

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

MUSICAL

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

Director: TBD

Dramady

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

Director: TBD

Associate Director: Matthew Glover

Choreographer: Matthew Glover

MUSICAL

Cinderella

Fairy Godmother

Stepmother

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

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

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

MUSICAL

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

THRILLER/MYSTERY

*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

William Shakespeare

Director: Lisa K. Bryant

TRAGEDY

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 
A Sergeant 
A Porter 
An Old Man 
The Ghost of Banquo and other Apparitions 
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murtherers, Attendants, and Messengers

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