Audition

Florence Little Theatre auditions are open to everyone.

We pride ourselves on having newcomers backstage or in the cast of every production. All auditions are held at the Florence Little Theatre. Prior experience is not required and all audition materials will be provided. Usually, those who are auditioning will be asked to read scenes from the show with others.

For musicals auditions, you will be asked to sing a song which demonstrates your vocal abilities. The musical director will go over the song before you are asked to sing. You will also be required to dance and the choreographer for the production will go over a dance with you before you dance for the director.

Sometimes, there are callbacks after the auditions; these are opportunities for the director to make his final decision before casting roles. It is important to know that not being called back does not mean that you will not be cast in the production.

Blithe Spirit Auditions

Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for
Blithe Spirit
Directed by Meggie Baker

Audition Dates
Sunday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 28 at 7:30 PM
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time.

Production Dates
November 1-9, 2019

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the Florence Little Theatre Main Lobby
417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506

Audition Information
Ages 16 and up are welcome to audition for this production. ALL young people under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All audition materials will be provided.

Please bring a non-returnable head shot if available; this does not have to be a professional photograph, a printed cellphone photo is fine.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move.

Synopsis
Blithe Spirit is set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book. Despite initially thinking the seance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruth’s death in her attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives. Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side. Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion, and wit to great effect.

Character Descriptions
Charles Condomine- Charles Condomine, a novelist. Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a séance. He is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears—and stays.

Ruth Condomine- Ruth Condomine, Charles’s second wife. Like her husband, Ruth is witty and sophisticated, and she is quite the society matron. Ruth is a bit stuffy and a little predictable. She is convinced that Charles has lost his mind when Elvira appears. Ruth acts as a concerned wife, trying to restore Charles to normalcy.

Elvira- Elvira, the ghost of Charles’s first wife. Only Charles can see or hear her. In life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree. In death, she is no different; she socializes with Genghis Khan. She does love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is jealous of Ruth.

Madame Arcati- Madame Arcati, the local spiritualist and medium. Elderly but spry, Madame Arcati comes into the play talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side. She truly is in contact with the other world and inadvertently is the “medium” through which Elvira is called back to this one. She is eccentric, effusive and boisterous.

Dr. George Bradman- Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines who is invited to dinner and the séance. He is entirely skeptical of anything to do with the occult but tries his utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of Charles’ research.

Violet Bradman- Violet Bradman is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naïve, she is quite excited about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.

Edith- Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck speed trying to do things right and make a good impression

Dreamgirls Auditions
Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for
Dreamgirls
Directed by Cole Davis

Audition Dates
Sunday, September 29 and Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time.

Production Dates
January 24-February 1, 2020

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the Florence Little Theatre Main Lobby
417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506

Audition Information
Ages 16 and up are welcome to audition for this production. ALL young people under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All audition materials will be provided. Musical Audition Pieces Here!

Please bring a non-returnable head shot if available; this does not have to be a professional photograph, a printed cellphone photo is fine.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move.

Synopsis
A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music, DREAMGIRLS chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, DREAMGIRLS explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

“DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. DREAMGIRLS is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.”

Character Descriptions

Effie Melody White — lead singer of the Dreamettes
Deena Jones — backup singer of the Dreamettes; later lead singer
Lorrell Robinson — backup singer of the Dreamettes
Michelle Morris — backup singer; replacement for Effie
Jimmy (James Thunder) Early — principal soul singer
C.C. (Clarence Conrad) White — composer and brother of Effie
Curtis Taylor, Jr. — Cadillac dealer and manager of the Dreams
Marty — theatrical agent for J.T. Early
Stepp Sisters — four girl singers; non-speaking
Charlene — backup singer for J.T. Early
Joann — backup singer for J.T. Early
M.C. — master of ceremonies, Apollo Theatre
Tiny Joe Dixon — winning talent contest singer; non-speaking
Little Albert & The Tru-Tones — male quintet; non-speaking
Band (The James Early Band) — six male singers; non-speaking
Wayne — record producer/director
Dave — solo tenor; non-speaking
Sweethearts — two girl backup singers; non-speaking
Frank — press agent
Jerry Norman — nightclub owner
Carl — nightclub pianist; non-speaking
Five Tuxedos — male quintet; non-speaking
Les Styles — girls’ backup quartet; non-speaking
Edna Burke — applause meter reader; non-speaking
Dwight — TV studio director
Stage Manager — TV studio
Brian — pit orchestra drummer; non-speaking
Mr. Morgan — Effie’s lawyer
Security Guard — backstage, Chicago
Chorus Men & Women
Fans
Reporters
Stagehands
Party Guests
Photographers
Film Executives
Don't Dress for Dinner Auditions

Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for
Don't Dress for Dinner
Directed by Larry Chewning

Audition Dates
Sunday, November 17 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time.

Production Dates
March 7-14, 2020
Underwritten by Armstrong Wealth Management

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the Florence Little Theatre Main Lobby
417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506

Audition Information
Ages 18 and up are welcome to audition for this production. All audition materials will be provided.

Please bring a non-returnable head shot if available; this does not have to be a professional photograph, a printed cellphone photo is fine.


Synopsis
Don’t Dress For Dinner centers around Bernard and Jacqueline, a not-so-happily married couple, both of whom are having extramarital affairs. As Jacqueline prepares to go out of town to visit her mother, Bernard invites his mistress and Robert, his best friend (and also Jacqueline’s lover, unbeknownst to Bernard), over for the weekend. He’s even hired a Cordon Bleu chef to cater the evening. Jacqueline discovers Robert is coming to town and cancels her trip, causing Bernard to panic. When Robert arrives, Bernard asks him to pretend Suzanne is Robert’s mistress. Robert mistakes the chef (Suzette), for Bernard’s mistress (Suzanne), producing a highly complicated dinner of hilarious hijinks, secret trysts and slapstick comedy.

Character Descriptions:

Bernard
Male
Jacqueline's husband, handsome businessman, flirtatious, dapper, self-assured, country gentleman, British accent.

Jacqueline
Female
Bernard's wife, lovely, assertive, romantic, intelligent, a beautiful modern woman, British accent.

Robert
Male
Bernard's friend and Jacqueline's lover, handsome, reserved, seems like an all-around nice guy but is a scoundrel, British accent.

Suzette
Female
the cook, friendly, working class, funny, great body, a swan beneath the duckling exterior, French accent.

Suzanne
Female
Bernard's mistress, a fashion model with a great body, chic, stylish, easily flustered, British accent.

George
Male
Suzette's husband, big, strong, protective of Suzette, not one to indulge in fooling around French accent.

West Side Story Auditions
Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for
West Side Story
Directed by Shaw Thompson
Underwritten by Wells Fargo
 
Ages 15 and Up
 
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time.
 
Production Dates
April 24-May 2, 2020
 
Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the Florence Little Theatre Main Lobby
417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506
 
Audition Information
ALL under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All audition materials will be provided.
Please bring a non-returnable head shot if available; this does not have to be a professional photograph, a printed cellphone photo is fine.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move.
 
Synopsis
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Featuring beloved songs “Maria”, “Something’s Coming”, “America”, and “I Feel Pretty”.
 
 
Character Descriptions
Riff
A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Tony
A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Bernardo
A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Maria
A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican.
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
 
Anita
Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican.
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Chino
An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 20 to 25
 
Anybodys
A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart.
Gender: Female
Playing Age: 15 to 25
 
Doc
The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 60 to 75
 
Schrank
A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 40 to 55
 
Krupke
The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from errupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs.
Gender: Male
Playing Age: 30 to 60 
Ensemble
Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls