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.

Driving Miss Daisy Auditions

 

Driving Miss Daisy Auditions
October 29 & November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Performances are January 19-27, 2018
Scripts will be provided for auditions.
The time is 1948, the place is a small southern town in the USA. In this place and in this era an unlikely friendship begins to develop between a cantankerous, elderly white woman and a proud, thoughtful black man who is employed as her driver. Over the years they find the common humanity in one another. The play is sweet and heartwarming, but not saccharine and its message is affirming rather than self-righteous.
 
Director's Note: All adults are welcome to audition. However, while make-up can do wonders in aging, and can open up the opportunity for many ages to play various roles, please consider that these characters will already have to be aged 25 years within the span of the play.
Span of Years in the play: 1948 -1973 (25 years)
 
Age Target: late 30’s/early 40’s and up
 
Daisy Werthan – (age 72-97) A Jewish widow, native to Atlanta, Georgia. Born 11 years after the end of Civil War, she witnesses some of the most significant social changes in American history, the woman suffrage movement, World Wars I and II, the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War and the beginning of the Watergate Scandal. Through her father-in-law’s founding of his own business, she and her husband enjoyed financial success. Yet, she remains firmly rooted in her frugal upbringing. A former teacher, she is a woman of Southern proprietary, as well as being fiercely independent and stubborn.
 
Hoke Coleburn – (age 60-85) Daisy’s chauffeur. An African-American man, native to Georgia. Before meeting Daisy, he had neither traveled nor learned to read. He has a daughter and granddaughter. He grew up in the thick of the Jim Crow era, experiencing for almost his whole life segregation, discrimination, injustice and racism. He is extremely patient and tolerant with Daisy, even when dealing with her thinly disguised prejudices. However, he is not afraid to speak up to her, especially when his dignity is at stake, while always maintaining his quiet, respectful manner.
 
 
Boolie Werthan - (age 40-65) Daisy’s son, also born and raised in Atlanta. He grew up through World War I, and was a young man during the Great Depression. He observed his parents’ dedication to their work and took over the family business. He develops into one of the city’s leading business figures. He takes very good care of his mother, despite her prickly personality and it is often not in the way that she would find most fitting. When their opinions clash, he tends to override her without considering what she really wants or why she wants it. Generally, he chooses to humor his mother’s stubbornness rather than try to understand it. He never has had any children of his own.
 
Any questions please call the theatre at (843) 662-3731.
Directed by Shauna Lair
Underwritten by Armstrong Wealth Management and Carolina's Hospital.
 
2017-2018 Audition Dates

Driving Miss Daisy- October 29 & November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

You Can't Take It With You- November 26 & 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM, January 31, 2018 at 7:30 PM, and February 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Schoolhouse Players present Jack and the Beanstalk- January 9 & 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Schoolhouse Players present Alice in Wonderland- February 6 & 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM