AUDITIONS: Wednesday, May 15 @ 7pm Tuesday, May 16 @ 7pm Saturday, May 18 @ 12pm CALLBACKS: Saturday, May 18 @ 4pm
PERFORMANCES: July 11-14, 2019 *No conflicts accepted for performance dates and the week before the opening date.
REHEARSALS: May 25 - July 10 Monday - Thursday 7 pm - 9:30 pm with 1-2 possible Saturday dates
Auditions and performances will be held at the Italian Club in Ybor City. “Open Call” auditions. No appointment necessary. **Pay is cast profit-share of ticket sales.
All those auditioning are encouraged to bring resumes and headshots. Please bring a complete list of all potential conflicts (including travel, etc.). Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Director before casting can be confirmed.
Please prepare TWO contrasting monologues; one-minute each. Monologues should be varying in style and portray the ability to change and embody different characters at will. Monologues showcasing the ability to do a British accent are welcome, though not required.
NOTE: Those auditioning for the roles of BLACK STACHE, MOLLY, SMEE and MRS. BUMBRAKE/TEACHER must prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Vocal auditioners, please provide a track (CD, mp3, etc.) as there will not be an accompanist available. A cappella auditions will also be allowed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a "play with music" therefore, everyone in the cast will sing in sea shanties, fight songs, and other festive music. However, this does NOT mean you need to be a "singer," only that you can sing in a group.
All roles are open to all sexes, races, and ethnic diversities! All actors will double in roles. A large number of characters have a very wide age range. MUSICAL (singing and instrument), STAGE COMBAT/FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE, and ACROBATIC ability a plus, though not required for all roles. The ability to play a ukulele, violin, viola, or harmonica is a plus for the characters TED and SMEE. ALL actors serve variously as sailors, seamen, orphans, pirates, mermaids, Mollusks, ships, doors, scenery, and narrators.
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