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.

Roald Dahl's Matilda Auditions
Florence Little Theatre to hold auditions for
Roald Dahl's Matilda
Directed by Frankie Sullivan
 
Audition Dates
Adult Roles (Ages 16 & Up)- June 9 @ 3 PM
Adult Roles (Ages 16 & Up) - June 10 @ 7:30 PM
Kid Roles (Ages 5-15)- June 12 @ 7:30 PM
Kid Roles (Ages 5-15)- June 13 @ 7:30 PM
 
Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition time.
 
Production Dates
September 13-21, 2019
 
Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the Florence Little Theatre Main Lobby
417 S. Dargan Street Florence, SC 29506
 
Audition Information
ALL children 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
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
 
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
 
Character Descriptions
 
Matilda Wormwood
An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15
 
Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
 
Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
 
Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
 
The Escapologist
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
The Acrobat
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
 
Doctor
Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
Children’s Entertainer
A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Ensemble
Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.
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. Excerpts for auditions will be added to this page later.

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
Audition Dates

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