2023-2024 SEASON AUDITIONS
OFC's BROADWAY IN BRIGHTON SERIES
OFC Creations Theatre Center
3450 Winton Place
Rochester, NY 14623
ROCHESTER AUDITION DATES (Choose one)
Sunday, June 11 at 12PM - FULL (Not accepting more auditioners for this slot)
Sunday, June 11 at 6PM ***Newly added***
Tuesday, June 13 at 6PM - Limited availability
Call backs will be held on Thursday, June 15 at 6PM by invite only. Notifications for attending call backs will be emailed out late evening on 6/13.
If you are only able to come to the June 11 at 12PM audition slot, please email us for availability here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditioners must confirm they are attending auditions in advance by CLICKING HERE
Video auditions are accepted, but not preferred.
If submitting by video, the dance audition(s) must also be included (or a demo reel of dance is fine). Video auditions are due by the morning of June 11 and can be sent to info@OFCCreations.com; with subject line: “Season Audition Submission.” Please indicate if you can attend call backs in person or not.
Each production will have slightly varying contracts, with a minimum compensation listed below.
Dance Mums: $1,500 / adult actor minimum stipend
The Rocky Horror: $1,000 / adult actor minimum stipend
White Christmas: $1,500 / adult actor minimum stipend
Kinky Boots: $1,100 / adult actor minimum stipend
The Producers: $1,500 / adult actor minimum stipend
Most actors cast will receive the minimum compensation listed above. Increases will be determined based on equity status, if the cast member is an out-of-town performer, performance credits, and history with OFC. Actors who are cast will be hired as W2 employees of OFC Creations, which will include standard employee benefits (unemployment insurance, café discount, etc). Actors who own their own business of performing may elect to be hired through their company, please indicate this at auditions.
Out of town actors cast from outside of Rochester will have housing and transportation options provided, there are a limited number of these roles available. Housing will not be provided for actors who reside in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse.
Auditioners under the age of 18 will be considered for select roles, however teens who are cast (under the age of 18) as well as those cast in roles meant for teens will not be paid. Youth actors cast in the roles of Susan (White Christmas), Young Charlie and Young Simon (Kinky Boots), and the teens in Dance Mums will not be paid, however there will be no cost for participation. The role of Mr. Price (Kinky Boots) will also have a contracted lower stipend due to the size of the role with significantly reduced rehearsal time.
Seeking professional non-equity actors for roles in OFC Creations Theatre Center’s 2023-2024 “Broadway in Brighton” Series.
Actors’ Equity performers will be considered in specific scenarios with a Special Appearance Agreement. Equity actors interested in auditioning should send a vocal self-tape by June 11, dance video is not initially required for equity submissions. Please clearly note in the submission indicating your Actors’ Equity status.
All season productions will be auditioned at this time, with the exception of roles that have previously been cast (see below).
Auditioners will have the opportunity to notate which production(s) they are auditioning for; it is encouraged for auditioners to be considered for the full season and for any role. The ideal scenario would feature a large number of the same actors in multiple or all shows throughout the season. Please note, She Has Risen: The Golden Girls Easter Musical has been cast and will not be included in the combined auditions for the season.
Auditioners will be required to notate their availability upon arrival at auditions. As conflicts will not be permitted with the rehearsal process (besides illness), a rehearsal schedule will be developed around what is notated at auditions. While it is expected that most rehearsals will take place evenings and weekends, rehearsals may be scheduled during the daytime if cast member availabilities permit.
Along with availability, auditioners should bring a resume of previous theatrical/film work (including height) as well as a headshot photo, stapled in all four corners to the back of the resume. If a photo is not provided, one will be taken upon arrival. Photos and resumes will not be returned. Elements to consider including on resumes: Drag experience, roller-skating experience, accents, and ability to play instruments. OFC is not currently hiring additional Resident Acting Company members, however, those auditioning for the season will be kept in mind for future full time employment openings. All auditioners must be legal citizens of the United States.
Questions on auditioning should be directed to email@example.com
All auditioners shall prepare for the vocal and dance auditions, unless otherwise noted on the role breakdown below.
Please prepare two contrasting 32-bars from the musical theatre repertoire, auditioners will be asked to sing one of the cuts, and only the second one upon request. Selections may be from a show in the season or may be in the style of one of the shows. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in a binder or book as an accompanist will be provide, no iPads.
GENERIC MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Auditions will begin with dance call which will be a generic musical theatre dance for all auditioners, regardless of which show(s) they are auditioning for (there is not a different dance for each show). This combination will be taught quickly upon arrival, please arrive on time. An online video of the dance audition is available for those wishing to prepare in advance or submit video auditions. Please bring jazz, character, or adequate dance shoes to auditions.
OPTIONAL TAP DANCE: Those auditioning for Judy Haynes, White Christmas Ensemble, Colombia, Ulla, Rodger, and The Producers Ensemble must also participate in the optional tap dance audition (please bring tap shoes). Those not auditioning for the parts listed above may skip the tap audition. This tap audition will be reviewed briefly upon arrival, however it is strongly recommended to learn the combination through the online video in advance.
Generic Musical Theatre Dance Video: https://youtu.be/7wWYT0pl-Ho
Optional Tap Dance Video: https://youtu.be/UEuvYksokWE
MONOLOGUE (only for certain roles notated below):
Select roles including the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show and General Henry Waverly in White Christmas require preparing one sixty-second monologue instead of the vocal and dance audition. The monologue should be in the style of the character and be age appropriate. Memorized is preferred. Please tell us upon arrival if you are auditioning for these roles so you may audition first.
If selected to attend call backs, additional materials to prepare will be provided.
Expected to attend:
Eric Vaughn Johnson, Executive and Artistic Director
Hunter Ekberg, Director of Theatrical Experiences
Caeli Carroll, Choreographer
Teressa Bala, Music Director for White Christmas
History: OFC Creations has been a fixture of the Rochester NY performing arts scene since 2005. After opening the 260-seat OFC Creations Theatre Center in 2020, OFC has continued to expand with the largest educational theatre program for young actors in New York State, opening an immersive and theatrical restaurant and cabaret performance venue in 2022, and most recently developing a professional regional theatre season guaranteeing theatrical excellence.
Diversity Statement: OFC Creations values diversity from all backgrounds and strives to create a welcoming theatre that attracts and retains a wide variety of talented people with different perspectives and new ideas. OFC values diversity among all dimensions of the human experience, including gender, race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, differing abilities, gender expression, veterans, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. OFC embraces diversity and encourages actors to apply even if they do not fit the stereotype of the character as originally written or portrayed, and even if they do not perfectly fit the character descriptions listed below. OFC Creations is an equal opportunity employer and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person in employment, promotion, or provision of services on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, or age. We encourage all qualified parties to apply and work with our team.
2023-2024 SEASON PRODUCTIONS:
Dance Mums: The Parody Musical
Written and directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson
Music directed by Hunter Ekberg; Choreographed by Caeli Carroll
First Rehearsal: 8/13/23
Note: There will be extensive rehearsals over Labor Day weekend
The role of Misty has been cast.
Synopsis: A group of entitled glamor-moms have made their local dance school a second home for their daughters, arguing that each daughter will be the next big star. Under the direction of their cranky and extremely opinionated dance teacher, Babby Bee, the kids (and their moms) are put to the test through their daily rehearsals and weekly competitions to determine who will be on top of the pyramid. In this “lost” musical episode, Babby Bee rehearses a brand-new controversial routine to be performed at the biggest competition in New York City. The stakes are high as their arch nemesis, the Caramel Apples, will also be in attendance. After a dramatic turn of events on the bus ride to the competition, only Babby Bee can save the day and lead the girls to victory through song, sequins, and of course dance!
Please note: Selections of the script are currently only available to those called back as needed for specific roles.
Examples of music in the style of the show include, Blame it on the Boogie by Michael Jackson, I’m Still Standing by Elton John, Tell Her About It by Billy Joel, Make Your Own Kind of Music by Cass Elliot and It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion.
Seeking (13 cast members):
Babby - Age flexible, performed in drag, plus sized. Loud and abrasive, runs a tight ship but has a temper that spirals out of control. She always has a plan in a crisis. Demanding vocal role, decent mover.
Marissa – Age flexible. Adult dance mom performed in drag. Proud parent of the star dancer, Patty, and her younger sister, McCaeli. Marissa is a brownnoser and has an ongoing drug problem.
Shelly – Age flexible. Adult dance mom performed in drag. An air-head with two daughters, Sage, and another who is out sick with ringworm
Dr. Molly – Age flexible, black. Adult dance mom performed in drag. Has her doctorate and is a principal, the only working mother. The voice of reason who is never listened to. Mother of Mia.
Phyl – Age flexible. Adult dance mom performed in drag. The party mom that has more money than God. She is just there to have a fun time and ensure sure her Crystal gets the very best
Superintendent/Bus Driver/Caramel Apple Kathy – Age flexible. Track playing multiple roles including a problematic superintendent, a noncompliant bus driver; and a competing dance company leader, Kathy. Kathy is performed in drag
Patty – Dance student / teen. Female performed by teenager (non-paid role)
McCaeli – Dance student / teen, this character is the youngest of all the kids and should be shorter and/or younger. Female performed by teenager or a youth actor, noting the mature content in this production (non-paid role)
Zoey – Dance student / teen. Female performed by teenager (non-paid role)
Mia – Dance student / teen, black. Female performed by teenager (non-paid role)
Sage – Dance student / teen. Female performed by teenager (non-paid role)
Crystal – Dance student / teen. Female performed by teenager (non-paid role)
The Rocky Horror Show
Book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson
Music directed by Hunter Ekberg; Choreographed by Caeli Carroll
First Rehearsal: 9/16/23
Potential Extension: 10/31/23
The role of Brad has been cast.
Synopsis: The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside an eerie mansion, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter as well as a rocking biker, a creepy butler, and a muscular man named "Rocky." It is an adventure they’ll never forget, filled with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity.
Additional information: This immersive production of The Rocky Horror Show will have audience members seated at tables as the production takes place throughout The Old Farm Cafe. While the majority of the production will start and take place at The Old Farm Café, guests will physically travel next door to the OFC Creations Theatre Center to experience The Floor Show and the conclusion of this cult classic.
Seeking (12 cast members):
***All auditioners should indicate in their audition if they have experience roller-skating.
Magenta: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5). One of Frank’s servants. This track will double in the ensemble.
Janet: Female, 25-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5). Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily. Gives strong Sandra Dee energy.
Narrator: Male, 50-80 (Non singing). Follows our two heroes through the story by narrating directly to the audience. ROLE ONLY NEEDS TO PREPARE MONOLOGUE, no vocal/dance
Riff Raff: Male, Age Flexible (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4). Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants. This track will double in the ensemble.
Columbia: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5). One of Frank’s servants. Must tap. This track will double in the ensemble.
Frank ‘N’ Furter: Male Transvestite, age flexible (Range: Baritone, D3-G4). Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his entourage. Master of seduction.
Rocky: Male 18-30 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4). Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles. This track will double in the ensemble.
Eddie/Dr. Scott: Any gender, age flexible (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4). Seeking an actor with outlandish rock vocals. Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and roll of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Dr. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle. This track will double for both roles and in the ensemble. Playing the saxophone is an added benefit and should be notated while auditioning
(3) Ensemble – Age flexible. Strong singers and dancers in musical numbers. This production will be a larger dance show than traditionally staged.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson
Music directed by Teressa Bala; Choreographed by Caeli Carroll
First Rehearsal: 10/30/23
The roles of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have been cast.
Synopsis: A timeless tale of joy and goodwill, White Christmas is filled with classic Irving Berlin songs with glorious dancing and lots of snow! Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score including “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.
Seeking (15 cast members):
Betty Haynes - Female, 20's-30’s, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well
Judy Haynes - Female, 20's-30’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed - a major song-and-dance performer
General Henry Waverly - Male, late 50's to mid 60's, with the exception of one line a non-singing role. ROLE ONLY NEEDS TO PREPARE MONOLOGUE, no vocal/dance
Martha Watson - Female, late 40's to mid 60's, a winning, appealing character-comedienne. Old show-biz. Needs charisma, an award worthy voice, and moves well
Susan Waverly - Female, 9 years old, she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well. This role does not need to do the dance audition, only vocals. (non-paid role)
(8) Ensemble – Age flexible. Strong singers and dancers in musical numbers, doubling as featured parts throughout. Tap dance is required.
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson
Music directed by Hunter Ekberg; Choreographed by Caeli Carroll
First Rehearsal: 1/2/24
The roles of Charlie and Lola have been cast.
Synopsis: Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.
Seeking (19-21 cast members):
(6) The Angels - Males, Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: C5. The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. Tenor Back Up Singers up to C5, Featured Angel singers up to C#5
Nicola - Female, Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E3. Charlie's long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising.
George - Male, Age: 45 to 70. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: G#2. Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.
(3 or 4) Female Factory Workers / Ensemble
Lauren - Female, Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3. Beautiful and strong working class girl.
Pat - Female, Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed.
Trish - Female, Gender: Female Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3. Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
(3 or 4) Male Factory Workers / Ensemble
Don - Male, Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2, plus sized. Lola's nemesis. Burly hypermasculine bear of a factory worker. Sings up to D5 for the finale.
Harry - Male, Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: F#3; A contemporary of Charlie's but his opposite. Successful, self aware and confident. This role will double as a factory worker. Playing the guitar is an added benefit and should be notated while auditioning
Richard Bailey - Male, Age: 30 to 50; Nicola's boss. An overtly attractive and successful man. This role will double as a factory worker
Young Charlie - Male, Age: 7-11 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G4. Charlie as a seven year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. This role does not need to do the dance audition, only vocals. (non-paid role)
Young Lola/Simon - Male, Age: 7-11 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3. Black. Lola as a ten-year-old boy who already knows he's destined to wear high heels. This role does not need to do the dance audition, only vocals. (non-paid role)
Mr. Price - Male, Age: 50 to 80 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2; Charlie's father. Only in first scene of the show. ***Special contract – contact us for details as this role is paid differently than others listed in casting
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson
Music directed by Hunter Ekberg; Choreographed by Caeli Carroll
First Rehearsal: 4/14/24
The roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom have been cast.
Synopsis: The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime for Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction.
Seeking (14-18 cast members):
Ulla - Female, Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3. A young, leggy, and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Scandinavian accent experience is a plus. Must be able to tap
Franz Liebkind - Male, Age: 35 to 55 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2. German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet soft.
Rodger Debris - Male, Age: 50 to 60 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G#2. New York's most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him. Must be able to tap.
Carmen Ghia - Male, Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3. Roger Debris' faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons.
(8-12) Ensemble - Age flexible. Strong singers and dancers in musical numbers, doubling as featured parts throughout. Tap dance is required for showgirls and those playing Stalin and Churchill
Fall Intensive for Pre-Professional Teens:
Open to students ages 14 to 20
Rehearsals September 9-October 1, 2023; Auditions held in June before registering.
This production is for Pre-Professional Teens for our September Intensive of Newsies. Students should be between the ages of 14-20.
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Unlike other programs, participants must audition before registering for the program. Not everyone who auditions will be cast in the production. There will be a tuition fee ($350) for those who are cast. Auditions are on Monday, June 12 from 6PM-9PM. Due to the dancing requirements of the show, we will have all auditioners come at the same time to auditions, unlike past pre-pro auditions. However, all auditioners must register to attend auditions at the link below. All auditioners are to arrive at the same time but will be dismissed after they have sung and dance, we expect to be done by 9PM, but some may be done earlier.
Auditions will begin with dance upon arrival then into solo singing and potentially call backs. Please prepare a one-minute cut from any musical theatre song in the style of the song. As an accompanist will not be provided, please bring an accompaniment audio track (from YouTube is fine) on your phone or other device.
A small fee of $25 will be charged when signing up to audition. If you are cast in the production, the fee will be applied towards the $350 tuition. If you are not cast in the production, the fee will be refunded to you. If you cancel your audition slot, do not show up for auditions, or do not accept the role offered to you, the $25 will not be refunded and not applied to other programs.
If you wish to also audition for Dance Mums Parody Musical, if you are cast in that show and unable to participate in Newsies, your $25 audition fee will be refunded.
Auditioners will have the chance to notate roles they are interested in playing and roles they would prefer not to play on their audition forms. The roles of Joseph Pulitzer and Governor Teddy Roosevelt will be played by professional adult actors and will not be cast through these auditions. The role of Medda Larkin may be played by a pre-professional teen or by an adult actor. To be considered for those parts, please email Caeli@OFCCreations.com
The role of Les has been cast..
Rehearsals & Performances:
9/9 – 9AM-1PM; 9/10 – 9AM-1PM
9/12 – 6PM-10PM; 9/14 – 6PM-10PM
9/16 – 2PM-7PM; 9/17 – 5PM-10PM
9/18, 9/19, 9/20 – 6PM-10PM
9/23 – 2PM-7PM; 9/24 – 5PM-10PM
9/25, 9/26, 9/27, 9/28 – 5PM-10PM (dress rehearsals)
Friday, September 29 at 7:30PM (Performance)
Saturday, September 30 at 3PM (Performance)
Saturday, September 30 7:30PM (Performance)
Sunday, October 1 at 3PM (Performance)
Rehearsals and performances at the OFC Creations Theatre Center
Director & Vocal Director: Hunter Ekberg
Choreographer: Caeli Carroll
Tuition (after auditions): $350.00
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
OFC’s production will feature Newsies of all genders.
Choreographer, Caeli Carroll, will be running an audition dance workshop for Newsies on Saturday, June 10th from 11:15AM-12:45PM. This is ideal for all auditioners, but not required. To register for the dance workshop CLICK HERE
Please note: Students may participate in multiple classes and programs with OFC at the same time. Students going on the NYC trip and students participating in Mean Girls High School Version may still participate, but may be called for an additional rehearsal to catch up on material. Contact us for clarification on any potential schedule overlap. However, those cast in Dance Mums The Parody Musical cannot participate in this production.
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Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium
Book and lyrics by John Mackay
Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch
AUDITION DATES (Choose one)
Wednesday, June 28 at 6PM
Thursday, June 29 at 6PM
3450 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623
Auditioners should confirm that they are attending auditions in advance. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “RSVP for Goosebumps Audition”. Please indicated if you will be attending vocal auditions for June 28 at 6PM-9PM or June 29 6PM-7:30PM. Also indicate times that would work best for your audition. Walk-ins are accepted, but will be seen around previously scheduled appointments.
Callbacks will be held on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30PM at OFC by invite only.
Please prepare two contrasting 32-bars from the musical theatre repertoire. Auditioners will be asked to sing one of the cuts and only the second one upon request. Selections may be from the show or may be in the style of one of the shows. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in a binder or book as an accompanist will be provide, no iPads.
If selected to attend call backs, additional materials to prepare will be provided, along with a generic musical theatre dance call. This combination will be taught quickly upon arrival, please arrive on time. Please bring jazz, character, or adequate dance shoes to callbacks.
Video auditions are accepted but not preferred. If submitting by video, a demo reel of dance should be included. Video auditions can be sent to email@example.com, due by June 28 at 12pm. Please include “Goosebumps Audition Submission” in the subject line and also indicate if you can attend call backs in person or not.
Auditioners will be required to notate their availability upon arrival at auditions.
Along with availability, auditioners should bring a resume of previous theatrical/film work (including height) as well as a headshot photo. If a photo is not provided, one will be taken upon arrival. Photos and resumes will not be returned. Elements to consider including on resumes: Children’s Theater experience, character voice/ voice-over experience, accents, and any dance or aerobics experience.
Questions on auditioning should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn Baldwin, Director
Marissa DelVecchio, Choreographer
Karl-Erik Jansson, Music Director
Rehearsals will begin 8/29/23, with performances running:
Friday, October 20 at 7PM; Saturday, October 21 at 2PM; Saturday, October 22 at 7PM; Sunday, October 23 at 2PM at OFC
Auditioners of all ages are welcome to audition (ages 14 and older). Adults are encouraged to audition.
There is no cost to participate, and adults will be paid a small stipend.
Participants who are performing in Dance Mums and Mean Girls High School Version should be able to participate in both shows, however those in Newsies and Rocky Horror will not be able to participate.
Synopsis: Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to be starring in a mysterious show called The Phantom, and not the least bit frightened by the old legend that the play is cursed. But when strange, spooky messages start appearing, and a masked menace starts disrupting rehearsals, they begin to wonder: what if there really is a ghost haunting their school, determined to stop the show?! Prepare to get goosebumps as they race to solve the mystery in this thrilling—and chilling—new musical, based on the classic series by R.L. Stine.
Seeking (10 cast members): All cast member will be portraying middle schoolers, with the exception of Emile and Ms. Walker.
• BROOKE RODGERS: Female, 16-25 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt). Protagonist, Brooke is a student at Woods Mill Middle School. She has been cast as the character of Esmeralda in The Phantom. When strange things begin to happen, Brooke is determined to find the truth about the play's rumored curse. Nervous, nerdy, quirky, kind.
• ZEKE MATTHEWS: Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor, Belt). Zeke is the best friend of protagonist, Brooke Rodgers, the two sharing a mutual love of all things horror. He is ecstatic when he lands a role in their drama club's production of The Phantom, where he's set to play the titular character. However, when it seems as if a real phantom is haunting the theater, Zeke is the primary suspect for the strange happenings. Silly, absent minded, impulsive, funny.
• BRIAN COLSON: Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor, Belt). A new member of the drama club who recently moved to Woods Mill from Indiana. He is disappointed that he's arrived too late to star in the play, but is allowed to join the scenery crew. He quickly befriends Brooke and Zeke, but is soon roped into their investigation. Brooke and Brian have a crush on each other. Awkward, nerdy, funny, and fearful.
• TINA POWELL: Female, 16-25 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Character Voice a Must). Brooke's jealous understudy, and the play’s stage hand. She loves scary things. Brooke suspects she could be out to sabotage the play. Bossy, mean, creepy, a know-it-all.
• MS. WALKER: Female, 30-50, POC (Range: Alto). The drama club teacher. She is reluctant to tell the class about the reported curse on the play, dismissing it as just a story. She eventually gives in, revealing that the boy cast to play The Phantom during the play's initial production mysteriously vanished the night of the performance. Dramatic, stern but playful, mysterious.
• EMILE: Male, 30-45 (Range: Bari-tenor). When investigating the trap door leading to below the stage, Brooke and Zeke run into a mysterious man named Emile, who claims to be the school's night janitor. Brooke and Zeke suspect him to possibly be The Phantom. Creepy, scary, angry, quirky.
• ANNA: Female, 16-25 (Range: Alto-Soprano) Ensemble member in The Phantom. Obsessed with clowns.
• CAMI: Female or Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor-Alto-Soprano) Ensemble member in The Phantom. Has a crazy horror movie scream.
• CORY: Male, 16-25 (Range: Bass to Tenor) Plays Brooke’s father in The Phantom… he thinks that’s kinda weird.
• STEVE: Male, 16-25 (Range: Bass to Tenor) Ensemble member in The Phantom. Very superstitious.