AUDITIONS

All auditions take place at the Little Theatre unless otherwise posted. Pensacola Little Theatre is YOUR community theatre, and auditions are open to EVERYONE. No experience is required. Reading the play is not required before an audition, although you can come by the main office and read a perusal copy of the play you are auditioning for. The perusal copy may not leave the building. Even if you have never been in a play before, don’t be shy about auditioning. During each season, we have roles of all sizes for adults, teens and children.

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AUDITIONING FOR A NON-MUSICAL PLAY

All auditions are "cold-reads," unless otherwise noted, so you do not need to prepare a monologue or memorize anything in advance. Perusal copies of upcoming plays are available to read at the PLT Business Office during regular business hours.

AUDITIONING FOR A MUSICAL PLAY

Prepare sixteen bars of a song in musical theatre style (unless otherwise indicated). Bring sheet music or a CD and CD player for accompaniment. If you use an .mp3, you may plug into our speaker. Choose a song that enhances and shows off your singing skills - usually not a song from the play for which you are auditioning. You may also be asked to take part in movement or dance auditions, where the choreographer will ask you to learn a few steps.  Please no a capella auditions.

PLEASE NOTE: Audition dates are subject to change without notice. Call Kathy Holsworth, Artistic Director, at 850-432-2042 ext. 102 for more information.


 

AUDITION DATES:

 

Auditions: May 15 & 16, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.

The Further Adventures of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective Directed by Debi Dunkerly and Jay Bixler

10 Performances July 7 - 16, 2017 (an Acorn production in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom)

Shows are daytimes and audiences are very young.

What's it about? We first met Nick Tickle at PLT in 2014. Join us to tell the next chapter in his story. Old Granny Possum is entertaining us with her slightly irregular version of "Snow White and Just the Two Very Tall Dwarves" when she's kidnapped by Bluebeard and his band of scurvy pirates! Thank goodness Nick Tickle has been hired to get her back. 

The directors are looking for 10-20 young actors for this Acorn production. Characters and actor ages are listed below

GRANNY POSSUM - Frustrated Narrator (12-16)
QUEEN CUPCAKE - Evil Queen (12-16)
MAGIC MIRROR - Talking Mirror (8-16)
SNOW WHITE - People Pleaser (12-16)
VINNIE - Ganster for Hire (8-16)
(ST)EVE - Dimwitted Dwarf (8-16)
(P)EARL - Even-More-Dimwitted Dwarf (8-16)
PRINCE CHARMING - Princely Prince (12-16)
BLUEBEARD - Privateer (12-16)
NICK TICKLE - Fairy Tale Detective (12-16)
PUSS - Cat with Fashionable Boots/Sword Combo (12-16)
RUMPLESTILTSKIN - Straw & Gold Expert (8-16)
MRS. STILTSKIN - Persistent Wife (8-16)
FAIRY GODMOTHER - Fed Up Fairy (8-16)
CINDERELLA - Demanding Diva (8-16)
WAYNE/JANE - Head Guard (8-16)
BERT/GERT - Growling Guard (8-16)
PIRATES - 2 Older Strong Pirates (12-16) and 2-3 Smaller, Even More Dangerous Pirates (6-10)

 


Auditions: May 22nd & 23rd with possible callbacks the 24th, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.

CATS Directed & Choreographed by Roxie Alyssa Smith, Music Direction by Kathy Johansen, Assistant Direction by Katelyn Geri

11 Performances July 21 -  August 6, 2017 (a Treehouse production)

Prepare 16 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a pop or Broadway song.  Please bring sheet music or instrumental .mp3 ( we have a speaker that you may plug your device into).  NO a capella!

Dress or be prepared to dress for dance.  No flip flops, bare feet, etc!  All actors must be able to dance at moderate to expert level.  All dancers must be able to sing at least chorally.

Characters

Principal characters:

  • Asparagus / Gus – (Baritone) -  An elderly actor, known as "the Theatre cat".
  • Bombalurina – (Mezzo) - A red queen with a flame-colored pelt and an interest in the Rum Tum Tugger. She sings "Macavity" alongside Demeter and is 1 third of the "Gumbie trio" with Jellylorum and Demeter.
  • Bustopher Jones – (Baritone) - A fat cat respected by all, as the upper-class "St. James's Street Cat." He is described as "the Brummell of cats" due to his immaculate pelt, which resembles a tuxedo and spats. In most productions, the actor playing Gus also plays Bustopher, though in early productions the part was handled by the actor playing Old Deuteronomy.
  • Demeter – (Mezzo) - A skittish queen. She sings "Macavity" alongside Bombalurina and is 1 third of the "Gumbie trio" with Jellylorum and Bombalurina.
  • Griddlebone – Growltiger's lover in Growltiger's Last Stand, in which she sings The Ballad of Billy M'Caw or the mock Italian aria In Una Tepida Notte (depending on production).
  • Grizabella – (Alto) - A former "glamour cat", ostracised by the Jellicles, who has lost her sparkle and now only wants to be accepted.
  • Growltiger – A theatrical character Gus recalls playing in his youth, and who appears in Gus' memory of the production of Growltiger's Last Stand. In some productions he is portrayed as a vicious pirate; in others, he is more comical.
  • Jellylorum – (Soprano) - A queen who watches out for the kittens, along with Jennyanydots. She sings "Gus: The Theatre Cat". Named after T. S. Eliot's own cat.
  • Jemima – (Soprano) - A kitten. She becomes the first cat to accept Grizabella when she sings alongside her in Memory (reprise) and sings a solo during The Moments of Happiness.
  • Jennyanydots – (Mezzo) - The old Gumbie cat. She sits all day and rules the mice and cockroaches at night, forcing them to undertake helpful functions and creative projects, to curb their naturally destructive habits.
  • Macavity – (spoken) A notorious criminal known as The Napoleon of Crime. The character is a literary allusion to the Sherlock Holmes character Professor Moriarty.
  • Mr. Mistoffelees – (Baritone) - A young tuxedo tom learning to control his magical powers. He is a featured dancer, performing a minimum of twenty-four fouettés en tournant during his number. Mistoffelees' chorus identity is sometimes known as Quaxo.
  • Mungojerrie – (Baritone) - One half of a notorious duo of cat-burglars, with Rumpleteazer.
  • Munkustrap – (Baritone) - The show's main narrator. A tabby tomcat who is storyteller and protector of the Jellicle tribe. He is Old Deuteronomy's second-in-command.
  • Old Deuteronomy – (Tenor) - The elderly Jellicle Leader.
  • Rumpleteazer – (Mezzo) - One half of a notorious duo of cat-burglars, with Mungojerrie.
  • The Rum Tum Tugger – (Baritone) -A flashy cat. His temperament ranges from clownish to serious.
  • Skimbleshanks – The railway cat. An active orange tabby cat, who lives on the trains and acts as an unofficial chaperone to such an extent he is considered rather indispensable to the train and station employees.
  • Victoria – (spoken) - A white kitten. She is a featured dancer, opening with a solo in "Invitation to the Jellicle Ball" and is the first character to touch Grizabella.

Other characters

  • Admetus/Plato – (Baritone) - The chorus identity of Macavity. Typically paired with Victoria in a pas de deux during the Jellicle Ball.
  • Alonzo – (Baritone) - A black and white/black and gold tom. Sometimes considered the third in seniority after Munkustrap as he also fights Macavity.
  • Bill Bailey/Tumblebrutus – A brown and white tom kitten. He is a playful young kitten, often performing acrobatics as well as being a strong dancer. His costume is patchy browns on a white base, suggesting he is a Bi-colour tabby and white.
  • Carbucketty/Pouncival – A brown and white tom kitten. The name "Carbucketty" was created by T.S. Eliot for a "knockabout cat".
  • Cassandra – A brown pointed queen.
  • Coricopat – (Baritone) - Male twin to Tantomile.
  • Electra and Etcetera – Tabby kittens who are fans of Rum Tum Tugger. Etcetera was the chorus identity of Rumpleteazer early in the Broadway production and has since evolved into a separate character.
  • Exotica – Chorus queen. Exclusive to the 1998 movie.
  • George – A male chorus cat who often doubles as the Rumpus Cat.
  • Ghengis/Gilbert – The leader of the crew of Siamese cats who contribute to Growltiger's demise. Not to be confused with Gilbert, the Japanese swing cat.
  • Rumpus Cat – (spoken) - A spiky-haired cat with glowing red eyes, as mentioned in The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles, seen as a sort of superhero figure among the Jellicles, usually played by Alonzo or Admetus.
  • Tantomile – Female twin of Coricopat. The name was created by T.S. Eliot for a "Witch's Cat".
  • Victor – A cream/brown/grey chorus tom.