Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT is holding open SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS for their upcoming 2017/18 Main Stage Theatre (Eli Newsom, Producing Artistic Director; Hugh Hallinan Executive Producer) seasons on June 12 & 13 from 6:30-9pm at 263 Golden Hill St in Bridgeport. Seeking actors, singers, and dancers of all ages, types, ethnicities, etc.
These season generals are a great way to be considered for all of the productions via one audition. This audition will also serve as the OPEN CALL AUDITION for the fall Main Stage Theatre production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME*. Each remaining Main Stage Theatre production, however, will have its own open call auditions specific to that show, closer to each production date. If you are unable to attend auditions for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, but would still like to be considered, please submit your headshot and resume to email@example.com
2017/18 season to include:
Main Stage Theatre: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Choreographer: Lindsay Johnson, Musical Director: Clay Zambo), PHANTOM (Director: Eli Newsom, Choreographer: Emily Frangipane, Musical Director: Clay Zambo), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Director: Julie Bell Petrak), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Director/Choreographer: Lance Gray, Musical Director: Eli Newsom) and PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Choreographer: Emily Frangipane, Musical Director: TBA). Our season also includes special events such as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE (Director: Brian Bish), New Works events, and other benefit concerts–by auditioning at Season Generals you can be considered for these events, as well.
Production dates: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Sep 22-Oct 15, first reh approx. Aug 14), The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience (Oct 27/28 (plus potential late show one of these nights), tech rehearsal Oct 26 with a few scattered rehearsals in October), PHANTOM (by Maury Yeston) (Nov 17-Dec 10, first reh approx. Oct 9), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Feb 2-18, first reh approx. Dec 7), JESUS CHRIST SUPERTSTAR (Mar 16-Apr 8, first reh approx. Jan 22), and PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Apr 27-May 20, first reh approx Mar 19).
*Since these auditions will also serve as the open call audition for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, if you would like to be considered for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, please attend these auditions. Please click here for a full character breakdown.
A Note For Performers Under the Age of 16:
This season, we may be casting a few younger performers for Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom, as well as for the role of Benji in Priscilla… ( Please CLICK HERE for a breakdown of available roles. ). Performers under the age of 16 should only sign up in the 5:30-6:15pm slots. If/when all slots fill up you are welcome to attend the audition as a walkup in between and you’ll be placed on the standby list and will be seen as time permits in between appointments during the 5:30-6:15 window. We have always been able to see all actors audition, (though we can’t guarantee that).
Monday June 12th: actors ages 16+ from 6:30-9pm; actors ages 15 and under from 5:30-6:15pm only (open call sign-up begins at 5pm, sign-up ends at 8pm)
Tuesday June 13th: actors ages 16+ from 6:30-9pm; actors ages 15 and under from 5:30-6:15pm only (open call sign-up begins at 5pm, sign-up ends at 8pm)
Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments (see below for info on how to reserve a timeslot).
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
263 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport CT 06604
What to prepare:
All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.
For those who would like to be considered for just the musicals (THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, PHANTOM, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT): Please prepare a selection/short song (around 1 min.) from a musical or pop song in the style of the show (singing from the show is ok). Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. A capella singing is highly discouraged- please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. If you would like to be considered for multiple shows you may prepare two contrasting songs (you may only be asked for one).
For those who would like to be considered for just the play (A RAISIN IN THE SUN): Prepare prepare one short monologue that best shows you/your acting range–keep in mind that these generals are a way for us to get to know you as an actor.
For those who would like to be considered for both the musicals and play: Prepare both a short monologue and a song in the style of the show(s) for which you are interested in being considered. See details above.
Callbacks for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME will take place on June 14th beginning at 6:30pm. Not all roles require callbacks, so not receiving a callback is not an indication of whether or not you have been cast. You will be notified about callbacks for PHANTOM, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and PRISCILLA at least three weeks before that show’s open call auditions. If you do not hear from us about callbacks for a particular show, you are welcome to attend open call auditions for that show.
Appointments: For convenience we are offering limited appointment time slots. Appointments are not necessary, however they are recommended.
To access the audition sign-up form, visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E49A9A822A2FF2-201718. Please make a note of your appointment time and date as you may not receive a reminder. Audition slots are limited, first-come, first-served. Actors without appointments will be seen as time allows between appointment slots. Those without appointments should allow for 1-2 hours of wait time.
Please note that all roles for the Main Stage Theatre season are non-Equity, no pay. We will occasionally consider Guest Equity contracts under special circumstances and Equity actors may submit by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Cabaret Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entering its 42nd season. For more info about DCT or their upcoming 2016/17 season visit www.MyCabaret.org