Auditions

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for answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS scroll to the bottom of the page


January 16, 2018 – BAD JEWS sides have been posted

For those interested in submitting video auditions for BAD JEWS, callback sides have been posted below.


January 2, 2018 – THE PRODUCERS – Auditions scheduled for January 29th & 30th

American Stage is seeking Equity and experienced, local non-union actors for roles in the American Stage in the Park production of The Producers.

The Producers

By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Director: Rye Mullis
Music Director: Jeremy Silverman
Choreographer: Shain Stroff
Rehearses March 27 – April 20
Runs April 18 – May 13

  • For an audition appointment, please:
  • Auditions will be held Monday Jan 29 9am-5pm (lunch 1-2) and Tuesday Jan 30 9am-5pm at American Stage in Saint Petersburg, FL.
    • Check-in will be in our 2nd floor lobby.
    • Dance callbacks will be held Monday Jan 29 6pm-9pm (lunch 1-2) and Tuesday Jan 30 6pm-9pm.
    • All actors who wish to be considered will need to both sing and attend the dance callbacks.
  • For an in-person audition, prepare a short musical selection (less than 60 seconds or 32 bars) in the style of the show.
    • Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. The accompanist will not transpose.
    • Bring a copy of your headshot & resume, affixed back to back.
    • Have your best joke at the ready (clean or dirty) – the director may ask you for one.
    • Show us your best stuff. We want you to succeed!
  • To submit a video, please follow the VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES at the bottom of this page.
    • Please note that, for The Producers, we are focusing our casting on local actors, and/or actors who we are actually able to meet at our local call. We are less likely to consider an actor who we have never met in person and who doesn’t have local housing.

Max Bialystock: Mid 40’s – 60’s. A sleazy, washed up Broadway producer seducing little old ladies for their money. A loveable rogue who is desperate to return to his former glory days. Must have great comedic timing. Range: Baritone, low Bb to high Eb – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Leo Bloom: Mid 20’s – late 30’s. A timid, unassuming, naive, neurotic accountant yearning to become a Broadway producer and live life to the fullest! Must have great comedic timing and the ability to sincerely take it all in and react. Tap dancing a plus! Range: Tenor/Baritone, low A to high F LEO SIDES / LEO MUSIC

Ulla: 20’s: early 30’s. The voluptuous Swedish actress ready to be an overnight star! A triple threat. Must be able to stop the show, belting and dancing her solo, and deliver comedic lines with a Swedish accent. The ideal candidate would be taller than Leo. Range: Mezzo/Alto, low Bb tohigh Eb, great belter. ULLA SIDES / ULLA MUSIC

Roger De Bris: 40’s – 60’s. The flamboyant gay director desperate for the true recognition of his theatrical talent. The ideal candidate would be tall & statuesque for the evening gown scene & have the comedic schmaltz necessary to play Hitler (German accent for Hitler) Range: Baritone, low G to high G. – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Carmen Ghia: 20’s–late 40’s. Roger’s significant other. The ideal candidate would be shorter than Roger and have the moves of a cat and the soul of Norma Desmond. Range: Tenor/Baritone, low C to high F, good falsetto. CARMEN SIDES / CARMEN MUSIC

Franz Liebkind: 40’s. The Nazi author of Springtime for Hitler who has never left WWII behind. A good German accent & the ability to play big comedy seriously are necessary. Range: Baritone/Tenor, low A to high G. – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Ensemble: SEVEN men & SEVEN women of all ages to play a multitude of roles, such as Roger’s entourage, Mr. Marks, the judge, little old ladies, show girls, first nighters, male accountants, male & female prisoners, storm troopers, etc. Most chorus people will be in at least five to six numbers. Four excellent tapping showgirls needed for “I Want to Be a Producer.” Lone Storm Trooper begins “Springtime for Hitler” (tenor solo). These chorus parts are fun with plenty of stage time and lots of variety!
      MEN: MALE ENSEMBLE SIDES / LEAD TENOR MUSIC / ENSEMBLE MUSIC
      WOMEN: FEMALE ENSEMBLE SIDES / ENSEMBLE MUSIC / ULLA MUSIC

SIDES/MUSIC
Time permitting, we may ask to see more from you. Please be familiar with the sides and music from the role you’re auditioning for.

LEO SIDES   |   ULLA SIDES   |   CARMEN SIDES   |   MALE ENSEMBLE SIDES   |   FEMALE ENSEMBLE SIDES
LEO MUSIC   |   ULLA MUSIC   |   CARMEN MUSIC   |   LEAD TENOR MUSIC    |   ENSEMBLE MUSIC


December 27, 2017 – A RAISIN IN THE SUN and MARJORIE PRIME casting complete.

American Stage is pleased to announce that we have completed casting for A RAISIN IN THE SUN and MARJORIE PRIME.


June 28, 2017 – VIDEO AUDITION REQUEST – Updated 12/14/17

American Stage is actively seeking video auditions from Equity and professional Non-Equity actors for shows in our 2017-2018 Season.

The Producers by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan – 4/18/18 – 5/13/18
Strait of Gibraltar by Andrea Lepcio – 5/23/18 – 6/17/18
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon – 7/11/18 – 8/5/18

Please see the individual show description below for a link to the script & sides, and follow the instructions in our FAQ to submit a video.


May 17, 2017 – AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT for American Stage 2017-2018 Season

American Stage is seeking Equity and professional Non-Equity actors for our 2017-2018 Season.

The Royale by Marco Ramirez – 9/20/17 – 10/15/17
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare – 11/8/17 – 12/10/17
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry – 1/24/18 – 2/18/18
Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison – 3/7/18 – 4/1/18
The Producers by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan – 4/18/18 – 5/13/18
Strait of Gibraltar by Andrea Lepcio – 5/23/18 – 6/17/18
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon – 7/11/18 – 8/5/18

  • Auditions will be held Monday June 12, 2016 9am-6pm (lunch 1-2pm) at American Stage in Saint Petersburg, FL.
    • Check-in will be in our 2nd floor lobby.
  • For an audition appointment please send an email request to: auditions@americanstage.org.
    • Include HEADSHOT, RESUME, and PREFERRED AUDITION TIME.
  •  PLEASE NOTE: The American Stage casting team will attend the Tampa Bay Unified auditions on June 10th. Non-Equity actors, if you are attending those auditions, please know that we have seen you there and do not need to see you at our season call. If you have a particular interest in a role in one of our shows, please send an email to auditions@americanstage.org and let us know.
  • No accompanist will be present at these auditions. A separate audition for THE PRODUCERS will be held at a future time, TBA, likely in January 2018.
  • For an in-person audition, prepare no more than 2 minutes of material that shows us that you’re a good fit for a role or roles that we’re looking for.

 

 Strait of Gibraltar

By Andrea Lepcio
Directed by Jim Sorensen
Rehearses May 1 – 23, 2018

Runs May 23 – June 17, 2018

Miriam Rosenberg: 20’s Female. A lovely 20-something Jewish Woman.
Sameer Fakhoury: Non-White 20’s Male. A handsome 20-something Moroccan Man.
Actor 3: 20’s Male. Tripp Bacon a 20-something lawyer friend, Prosecutor, Waiter, Cop, Guard.
Actor 4: Non-White 20’s Female. Asra Fakhoury Zameer’s sister, Prosecutor, Waiter, Cop, Guard.
Actor 5: 40+ Female. Selma Sassman Miriam’s Mother, Announcer, Cop, Guard.

 

Bad Jews

By Joshua Harmon
Director Amy Resnick
Rehearses June 19 – July 13, 2018

Runs July 11- August 5, 2018

The following character descriptions are taken directly from the published script:
Daphna Feygenbaum: 22, Liam & Jonah’s first cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Thick, intense, curly, frizzy, long brown hair. Hair that clogs a drain after one shower. Hair you find on pillows and in corners of the room and in your refrigerator six months after the head from which it grew last visited. Hair that could not be straightened even if you had four hours and three hairdressers double-fisting blow driers. Hair that screams: Jew. – DAPHNA SIDES
Liam Haber: 25. Daphna’s cousin: his mother is the sister of Daphna’s father. Wire-rim glasses. U of Chicago Asian studies Ph.D. student. Former Fulbright scholar in Japan. Has as much of a sense of humor as an overdue library book. – LIAM SIDES
Jonah Haber: 21, Liam’s younger brother. Sometime-UVM sophomore. Less lanky than his brother. Less brainy. More brawn. More heart. – JONAH SIDES
Melody: 24, Liam’s girlfriend. Short, stick-straight blonde hair. Which she wears with a barrette. To be extra cute. Mousy. She looks like someone who would have been abducted when she was nine but returned to her parents unharmed. Works for a non-profit. – MELODY SIDES

 

American Stage in the Park

The Producers

By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Director Rye Mullis
Choreographed by Shain Stroff

Runs April 17th-May 13th

Max Bialystock: Mid 40’s – 60’s. A sleazy, washed up Broadway producer seducing little old ladies for their money. A loveable rogue who is desperate to return to his former glory days. Must have great comedic timing. Range: Baritone, low Bb to high Eb – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Leo Bloom: Mid 20’s – late 30’s. A timid, unassuming, naive, neurotic accountant yearning to become a Broadway producer and live life to the fullest! Must have great comedic timing and the ability to sincerely take it all in and react. Tap dancing a plus! Range: Tenor/Baritone, low A to high F

Ulla: 20’s: early 30’s. The voluptuous Swedish actress ready to be an overnight star! A triple threat. Must be able to stop the show, belting and dancing her solo, and deliver comedic lines with a Swedish accent. The ideal candidate would be taller than Leo. Range: Mezzo/Alto, low Bb tohigh Eb, great belter.

Roger De Bris: 40’s – 60’s. The flamboyant gay director desperate for the true recognition of his theatrical talent. The ideal candidate would be tall & statuesque for the evening gown scene & have the comedic schmaltz necessary to play Hitler (German accent for Hitler) Range: Baritone, low G to high G. – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Carmen Ghia: 20’s–late 40’s. Roger’s significant other. The ideal candidate would be shorter than Roger and have the moves of a cat and the soul of Norma Desmond. Range: Tenor/Baritone, low C to high F, good falsetto.

Franz Liebkind: 40’s. The Nazi author of Springtime for Hitler who has never left WWII behind. A good German accent & the ability to play big comedy seriously are necessary. Range: Baritone/Tenor, low A to high G. – Role is cast. We will consider actors for possible understudy or replacement.

Ensemble: Seven men & seven women of all ages to play a multitude of roles, such as Roger’s entourage, Mr. Marks, the judge, little old ladies, show girls, first nighters, male accountants, male & female prisoners, storm troopers, etc. Most chorus people will be in at least five to six numbers. Four excellent tapping showgirls needed for “I Want to Be a Producer.” Lone Storm Trooper begins “Springtime for Hitler” (tenor solo). These chorus parts are fun with plenty of stage time and lots of variety!

 

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does American Stage hire non-equity actors?
Yes. We work with both Equity and Non-Equity professional actors.

What is your AEA contract?
American Stage operates under the SPT Tier 7 contract on our Mainstage and under an LOA Agreement at American Stage in the Park.

When do you hold auditions?
Our season auditions are held in June each year, and we hold other auditions & callbacks throughout the year as needed.

I missed your season call – can I still be considered?
If you missed our General Auditions but would like to be considered, please mail your headshot, resume, and the role(s) you’re interested in to: auditions@americanstage.org.

  • Please make sure your stage name is either printed on your headshot, or part of the file name (or both!)
  • If your resume is separate from your headshot, make sure your name is part of the file name.
  • Please submit resumes in .pdf, .doc or .docx format only. Please no .pages format – we can’t read those.
  • Make sure to tell us what role(s) you’d like us to consider you for. “Anything you have available” is not an acceptable answer.

Do you provide housing for out-of-town actors?
Yes. American Stage has a limited number of housing spots available to out-of-town artists.

Will you accept a video audition?
Absolutely! Here are the VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES:

  • Your video must be specifically recorded for American Stage – please no “Here’s the same video that I submit to every theatre who will take it.” or “Here’s my generic reel.”
    • If there are sides available, they will be posted with the character descriptions above. Please record all listed sides for your character.
    • If no sides are posted, please choose your own material.
    • Audition material should be tailored to a specific role(s). Please don’t send us your Medea monologue if you want to be considered for Mame.
  • If there is no audition submission date listed, assume the date is “The sooner the better”.
  • Film yourself standing, with your scene partner(s) off camera. If the scene calls for you to be sitting, make sure we can see more than just your face.
    • Alternately, you can start by slating your name and having the camera show you from head to toe, then cut to more of a closeup audition.
  • Send the LINK(s) to a YouTube, Vimeo, or other video-sharing service file to: auditions@americanstage.org
    • On YouTube, please make your video setting Public or Unlisted, not Private (as we can’t share those with the rest of the artistic team.)
    • On Vimeo, please set your viewing settings to Anyone or Only people with a password, and supply us your password.
    • DO NOT send the actual file. Video files will not be downloaded or watched.
  • Make sure to include your headshot & resume.
    • Your stage name should either be printed on your headshot, or part of the file name (or both!)
    • If your resume is separate from your headshot, make sure your stage name is part of the file name.
    • Submit resumes in .pdf, .doc or .docx format only. Please no .pages format – we can’t read those.
  • Last, let us know whether or not you will require local housing if hired.