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 to 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.  We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, religious backgrounds, ages, and capabilities to audition.

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 16 - 24 bars (one verse and a chorus) of a song in musical theatre style (unless otherwise indicated). Bring sheet music marked for accompaniment. If you use a .mp3, you may plug into our speaker, or bring your own (use karaoke or accompaniment tracks only). 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.

 

AUDITION TIPS

 

RESEARCH.   Familiarity with any musical or play is mandatory. The stage version may be very different from the movie version. Study the stage version and make sure you understand what show you’re actually auditioning for. A good place to start is the publisher’s website (they are the company that licenses the show).  Search for other theatres that have produced the show, both professional and amateur.

 

REHEARSE.   Rehearse before you show up, even if it's just in the bathroom mirror. Come warmed up and ready to create.

 

ARRIVE EARLY.   Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to posted audition times fill out your audition forms. We will begin auditioning at the time published. Being early also gives you time to get the jitters out before seeing us.

 

DRESS TO IMPRESS.   During your audition, dress like it's a job interview. When it's time to dance, please wear attire comfortable enough to move in; however, keep in mind that we are looking at how you move so please don't wear anything over-sized. Ladies need to bring jazz shoes AND character shoes, men just need jazz shoes or sneakers. We know it’s Florida, but flip flops are never OK at an audition.  Your attire is the first thing we see before you even speak your name - make that first impression count!

 

BE HONEST.   If you are only willing to play certain roles, please note it on the audition form. If you have conflicts, please note them on the audition form. Should you want to edit your audition form during auditions, you will be allowed to simply by asking the team during a break or before you leave the building. Performers that add several conflicts or drop after not being honest on their audition form are no fun. Be fun.

 

FOCUS.   It's all about you. Focus on presenting yourself and your gift rather than worry about what the production staff is thinking. Also, don't worry about the other performers at the audition - they are just as nervous as you are. Relax and set yourself up for a good audition. Go for it!

 

FLEX YOUR MUSCLES.   Play to your OWN strengths and gifts. Google different productions of performers making the roles their own for inspiration. When you are singing, don't be afraid to sing alternate notes or rhythms here and there as long as you make us believe in it. This is your 90-second solo-concert and we are all ears.

 

KEEP GOING.   If your eyelash falls off, if your heels break, if you crack on a note or if you mess up a line or lyric...... just keep going. We have been in your shoes and know what auditioning feels like, but you can't start over during a real show. Let your gift shine through no matter what.

 

BE POLITE.   Your audition starts the minute you enter the building: smile, say ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ always. Applaud and support others in the room.  Put your phone away and be attentive.  Please also watch what you say/post on social media before/during/after the audition.  Be authentic, be fun, be fabulous.

 

HAVE FUN.   SMILE and have fun with us! And if you aren't having fun, act. ;)

 

UPCOMING AUDITIONS:

Directors: Michelle Hancock & Jay Bixler

Auditions January 21 & 22 in the PLT Rehearsal Hall

SETSCO is the South Eastern United States only all Teen Shakespeare Troupe! 

Part of the PLT Outreach program, SETSCO seeks to introduce modern audiences to the classic works of William Shakespeare.

A Treehouse production Directed by Stephen C. Lott
Join Christopher Robin and his best friend Winnie-The-Pooh as they help the gang when “one of the fiercer animals” comes to the Hundred Acer Woods. Pooh Bear has to decide between rescuing his best friend Piglet and having a smakeral of honey. (Not an easy choice.)

Audition Dates: 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020 6:30 pm
Show Dates: 3/20/2020 - 3/29/2020
*Includes one daytime school performance

Looking For:
12 children between the ages of 10 and 15 who enjoy working with others, and can be very expressive and don’t mind being silly on stage.  Almost all roles could be male or female and any ethnicity.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN The only human character in the story, he has a "cheerful" and compassionate personality and is someone whom Pooh and the others look up to. Despite being a child, he is much wiser and more mature than many of the other characters. Pooh considers both Christopher Robin and Piglet to be his best friends.

WINNIE-THE-POOH or Pooh for short is a soft-voiced, cuddly, and loveable teddy bear and the main protagonist. Despite being naïve and slow-witted, he is a friendly, thoughtful and sometimes insightful character who is always willing to help his friends and try his best. A prime motivation is his love for honey, which quite often leads to trouble.

PIGLET Pooh's best friend, besides Christopher Robin. He is a timorous small animal, who often takes his lead from Pooh unless overcome by fear. But increasingly through the story, he shows himself to be very brave when faced with a crisis. He is fond of "haycorns".

OWL Owl is the stuffy and talkative eldest main character who presents himself as a mentor and teacher to the others. He was not based on a stuffed toy, but a real-live animal. Owl and most of his friends believe that he is the most intelligent animal in the wood, but he is really quite scatterbrained. He often rambles on into long-winded speeches and uses words that his friends do not understand. Though Owl likes to present himself as very knowledgeable, like most of the other characters he does not spell very well.

EEYORE Eeyore is Pooh's ever-glum, sarcastic and pessimistic donkey friend who has trouble keeping his tail attached to his bottom since the nail keeps falling out.  Eeyore is slow-talking and more cautious than some of the other animals and is often reluctant to go along with their actions, but usually does not bother trying to oppose anyone because he believes it to be futile to try.

KANGA Kanga is a female kangaroo and the doting mother of Roo. Kanga is kind-hearted, calm, patient and docile. She likes to keep things clean and organized and offers motherly advice and food to anyone who asks her. She is protective over Roo, almost obsessively, and treats him with kind words and gentle discipline. 

ROO Kanga's cheerful, playful and energetic joey, who is her son and moved to the Hundred Acre Wood with her.  Roo is the youngest of the main characters.

RABBIT Rabbit is one of the characters not based on a toy once owned by Christopher Robin Milne. He was said to be based on a real rabbit where they lived. He is friendly, yet capable of being impatient and irritable. He fancies himself the smartest animal in the Hundred Acre Wood since he is not scatterbrained like Owl. He insists on doing things his way and is obsessed with rules, planning and order. He often bosses others around, but deep down, he cares a lot about his friends.

 RABBIT’S FRIENDS AND RELATIONS: A young rabbit, a skunk, a squirrel, and a hedgehog, are four characters who have few lines to speak on stage but add to the physical comedy on stage. These roles would be perfect for young actors new to the big stage.

All auditions will be cold reads from the scripts. 
Perusal copies of the scripts are available in the box office during Office hours Monday -Friday 12-5:00 pm

 


It is December 2004, and Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year
absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. Brooke announces that she
is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history – a wound
that her parents do not want to reopen.
Studio 400 production Directed by Billy Buff

Audition Dates: 3/9/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:30 pm
Show Dates: 5/1/2020 - 5/9/2020

Looking For – 3 Females, 2 Males
• Polly Wyeth: (Late 50’s to late 60’s) Lyman’s wife. Graceful and acerbic matriarch. She has been
active for decades in the Republican Party. She is deeply devoted to the preservation of her
social standing, her family and the health of her husband.
“Elegant and forthright and whip-smart.” 

• Brooke Wyeth: (Mid 30’s to 40’s) Lyman and Polly’s adult daughter. She is a professional writer
who has been living in New York after a mental breakdown. Her tortured relationship with her
family has centered on her opposing Liberal political views.
“An attractive and dry woman.”


• Silda Grauman: (late 50’s to early 70’s) Polly’s sister. Creative, fragile, and funny. A former B
movie writer, and the Bohemian, polar opposite of her sister. She is fresh out of rehab and
repays the support of the conservative Wyeths by joining Brooke in some liberal needling of her
parents. “A mess. No makeup, hair disheveled. She wears a muumuu and carries a pill case marked with
the days of the week.”


• Lyman Wyeth: (Late 50’s to late 60’s): Kind and gentle patriarch. A Hollywood B-Western actor
with some celebrity and charm who turned that into political influence. He is conservative but
with a sense of humor about himself and a deep love for his family.
“He is sturdy in the way of old Californians of a particular type.” 


• Trip Wyeth: (Late 20’s to mid 30’s) Brooke’s brother. Witty and self-effacing. He is a TV producer
for reality TV – in a family obsessed with his intellectual, older sister’s mental health. He
assumes the role of second banana with grace.
“A bright, funny man.”

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The audition sides contain
some selected monologues which the director may choose to have you read. You are encouraged to
familiarize yourself with both the play as whole and audition sides.
SIDES: Top page 9 to Bottom page 11 - Trip, Lyman Polly, Brooke
Top page 12 to page 14 (Trip Exits) - Trip, Lyman Polly, Brooke
Page 18 (after Lyman exits) to Page 20 (before Polly enters) - Trip and Brook
Top of Scene Two Page 24 to Page 26 (before Lyman enters)- Silda and Polly
Page 27 to Page 32 – Brooke, Polly, Silda, Trip, Lyman (this will be divided into separate sides)

Scripts are available in the box office. 


Want to save time? Fill out your audition form in advance.

Musical - Mainstage or Treehouse

Mainstage

Studio 400

Treehouse

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

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Additional audition dates (subject to change): 

  • January 6-7, 2020: Short Attention Span Theatre, Directed by Christopher Holloway, Brandon Mayo, & Gavin Parmley.  6 one-act plays for Studio400.
  • February 3-4, 2020: Winnie-the-Pooh, Directed by Stephen Lott.  Treehouse play.
  • March 6, 7:30 pm: 24 Hr Theatre
  • March 9-10: Other Desert Cities, Directed by Billy Buff.  Studio400 play.
  • March 23-24: Rock of Ages, Directed by Kathy Holsworth, Music Directed by Ginger Caro.  Mainstage musical.
  • May 4-5: Hand to God, Directed by Barbara Jacobs.  Studio400 play.
  • May 11-13:  Cinderella, Directed by Katelyn Geri, Music directed by Tina Buran.  Mainstage/Treehouse musical. (Season opener for 2020-2021)

 

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