Audition information for our 2018-2019 Musical and TOR Actors Playhouse Season
All auditions start at 7:00 pm
Please allow yourself ample time to fill out paperwork.
No monologues are needed for our productions.
Everyone will do a cold reading from the show they are auditioning for.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that showcases your strengths.
Please bring a backing track. NO ACAPELLA!
You will also do a group dance if you are auditioning for our musicals that will be pitched at all capabilities.
No Video Auditions
August 20th 7:00 pm ONE night only
Show Dates October 10-11-12-13-14/17-18-19-20-21/26-27-28
Directed by: Tim McGhee
Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As the starring act of a sideshow, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, Violet and Daisy Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding musician. Like stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfillment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?” Nearly entirely sung-through, Side Show features soulful music, stunningly beautiful lyrics, and powerhouse show-stoppers, particularly the famous duets “Who Will Love Me as I Am” and “I Will Never Leave You.” A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, Side Show is a true story that will touch the audience’s hearts.
Daisy Hilton: Female, Caucasian, able to play 20-35 (Alto/Mezzo with belt; Big range, up to a sustained high G).
The dominant and more outspoken of the twins, her dream is to become a famous actress/performer/celebrity.
Violet Hilton: Female, Caucasian, able to play 20-35 (Mezzo/Soprano with belt; Big range, up to a sustained high B).
The shy and more composed of the twins, her dream is to marry and raise a family at home.
NOTE: Since the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins, attached at the lower spine/hip, actresses interested in these roles MUST be comfortable acting, moving and dancing in tandem with another actress, and will be paired at the audition with other candidates for scenes and dances.
Terry Conner: Male, Caucasian, able to play 30-40 (Baritone with strong upper range;
Low G to a sustained high F#, and running high G). A talent scout/agent for the
Vaudeville circuit. Handsome, smooth/suave, leading man type. Daisy’s love interest.
Buddy Foster: Male, Caucasian, able to play 20-35 (Tenor; big range, up to a sustained high A). Usher turned Entertainer. Bright and energetic, but a bit naive. A song and dance man. Violet’s love interest.
Jake: Male, African-American, able to play 25+ (tenor/baritone with strong top range).
Sideshow Foreman. Very strong physical presence even when silent. Secretly in love with
Violet. A strong singer who can move well. Jake is also the Cannibal King, and will likely appear bare-chested in his King costume.
The Boss: Male. A formidable presence, sleazy, mean owner/MC of the Side Show. 35-60.
Caucasian. Strong Tenor voice.
Fortune Teller: Female. Size, race, and age open. Exotic look. Strong belter/ gospel voice
Reptile Man: Male. Half man/half reptile. Race and age open. Form-fitting costume.
Snake Lady: Female. Snake Charmer. Athletic/dancer’s body. Race and age open.
Revealing the costume.
6th Exhibit: Female. Religious Martyr. Size, race, and age open.
Dolly Dimples: Female. Listed as the classic “Fat Lady” with Baby-Doll attire. Size, race
and age open.
Sheik: Male Size, race and age open. Must be comfortable
appearing partially clothed.
Harem Girls: (2-4) Females. Fit/trim figures. Race and age open. Must be comfortable
appearing partially clothed.
Bearded Lady: Male. Size, race, and age open. Must be comfortable appearing in women clothes
. Beard a plus, but not required.
Fakir: Male. Athletic build. Size, race and age open.
The Geek: Male. "Refined but deadly." Size, race and age open. Must be comfortable
This is a great ensemble show full of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities!
Auditions September 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by: TBA
Performance Dates November 2nd-3rd-4th/9th-10th-11th
THE STORY: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait…we won't give the ending away here.
While some characters are older, the director is willing to cast age 50+ actors and with make-up “age-up.”
Nick - 25-29 years old; career in advertising;
Frank - 65-75 years old; moved to America from Italy when he was 14; family focused
Aida - 65-70; wife of Frank food can solve all problems
Nunzio - 65-75; romantic family man; has a secret
Emma - 65-75; all issues can be resolved by the right spouse; wife of Nunzio
Caitlin - 25-30; a nurse; Nick's blind date
October 22nd at 7:00 pm
Directed by: Tim McGhee
Performance Dates December 5th-6th-7th-8th-9/12th-13th-14th-15-16th
Story: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart, and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer but lacks any of the childlike spirits that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
Gender: Male Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
Gender: Female Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F3
Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family
Gender: Male Age: 12 to 16
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3
Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
Gender: Female Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: D4
A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2
Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
Gender: Male Age: 55 to 65
Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
Gender: Male Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40
Ensemble Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman
Auditions November 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by: Matthew Johnson
Performance Dates January 4th-5th-6th & 11th-12th-13th
STORY: After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Renowned Hollywood screenwriter Scott Z. Burns returns to the stage with this bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.
"Good luck to the audience member who prefers not to be disturbed…We're scared; we're dazzled, we're hooked. Partly inspired by the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, THE LIBRARY doesn't make the mistake of trying to find clear motivations for that crime. Instead, it considers how such events warp and contaminate those who survive them." —NY Times. "The show isn't concerned with the tragedy itself, but with the stories, people tell afterward, from he said/she said testimonies to the search for perfect victims…Some may complain that THE LIBRARY is too emotionally detached, but that's actually a strength: It's rare to see a show take a step back so the audience can think." —NY Post
Audition Dates December 17th 7:00 pm
Directed by Tim McGhee
February 20th-21st-22nd-23rd-24th / 27th-28th,
Next to Normal, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy, and heart. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
Gender: Female Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: MaleAge: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: B2
Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female Age: 16 to 16
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: G#2
Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Auditions Date January 28th
Directed By Matthew Lambert
Performance Dates March 22nd-23rd-24th & 29th-30th-31st
Story: In a small-town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now, middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.
Female, 45-60owner of the Five & Dime, much older than the members of the club, a simple Texas woman with a home permanent, dresses plainly, is a kind, religiously strict
Female, 35-40organizer of the reunion, has remained in this small town and changed very little in 20 years, dresses simply and makes little effort to enhance her appearance, an overly protective mother to the son she raised
Female, 35-40bleached blonde, flashy dresser with lots of cheap jewelry and make-up, most outstanding feature is her gigantic breasts, life has always revolved around her sexy look and attractiveness to men.
Stella May (Supporting):
Female, 35-40has done well in marriage, married money and dresses in the best available is loud, boisterous and can be obnoxious.
Female, 30-35quiet, insecure and very pregnant, works as a beautician, lives with her husband and children, leads a simple life, and dresses simply.
Female, 35-40 a surprise visitor at the reunion, is attractive, sophisticated, well dressed and arrives in a sports car, is the catalyst who tells the truth and forces the others to look at themselves, knows them all and
Mona 2 (Supporting): Female, 17
Sissy (Supporting): Female, 17-18
Joe (Supporting): Male, 16-19
March 11th 7:00pm
Directed By: Tim McGhee
Choreographer: Sandra Adams
Performance Dates May 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th /8th-9th-10th-11th-12th/17th-18th-19th
Story: A world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises are broken, secrets are exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places.... Is it the latest conflict in the Middle East? No, it's just the Steinberg wedding. The charming, funny and original new musical, It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places.
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" It's up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.
Albert Wedding planner. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 55
Annie Sheps African-American, co-maid of honor. Gender: FemaleAge: 25 to 30
Brian Howard groom.Gender: Male Age: 25 to 30
George Howard Father of the groom. Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Georgette Howard Mother of the groom. Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65
Greg Madison Best man. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 30
Jenny Steinberg Co-maid of honor and bride's older sister.
Gender: Female Age: 30 to 35
Judy Steinberg Mother of the bride. Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
Marty Kaufman Bride's ex-boyfriend. Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Mimsy/aunt Sheila Waiter & bride's aunt.
Gender: FemaleAge: 45 to 55
Murray Steinberg Father of the bride. Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Rebecca Steinberg The bride. Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Walt/uncle Morty Waiter & bride's uncle.
Gender: Male Age: 45 to 55