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PERSONNEL
Max Quinlan (Producing Artistic Director)

 

SEEKING

Musical Theatre General Auditions for Greenville Theatre’s upcoming 2022/2023 season. Please see individual breakdowns for roles, dates, and details. 

All roles are available at this time. 

Only seeking actors ages 12 and over at this time.

Auditions for our straight plays will be held at a later date.

Due to COVID-19, individual casting appointment times will be sent to each performer by email. We will also be accepting video audition submissions in addition to our in-person auditions this season. Video submission details and instructions will be provided separately by email request. If you feel comfortable, we invite you to audition in-person. 

 

COVID POLICY

To the extent allowed by law, Greenville Theatre adheres to all safety requirements and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 for auditions, rehearsals, and productions. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required in order to audition at Greenville Theatre at this time. If you are attending auditions in person, please bring a valid ID along with your vaccination card (photo of your card will be accepted with proper identification). Our entire staff is fully vaccinated. 

Working in an environment where performers, crew, staff, and creatives practice their craft in large numbers with close proximity, a vaccination mandate is necessary for Greenville Theatre to deliver on our commitment of providing a safe working environment for all individuals. 

 

Masks will be required at Greenville Theatre auditions at this time. When an individual comes into the room, you will leave your mask on until you have completed sharing your music with the accompanist. At which time, you may remove your mask standing the proper distance away from the audition table if the performer feels comfortable. 

 

DETAILS 

Greenville Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages performers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender expressions, ages, and abilities to audition.

Greenville Theatre is dedicated to a casting process that is nurturing and welcoming to all. We create an audition space where individuals are seen, heard, respected, and appreciated. 

 

Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 15th and Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 11am-7pm. Dance Auditions will be held Sunday, January 23rd from 6:30pm-10:00pm.

 

Audition location: 

Greenville Theatre

444 College St.

Greenville, SC 29601 

 

We are asking individuals to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to their audition time slot in order to help with social distancing. You will be provided with detailed check-in instruction by email. 

Each actor will be asked to fill out an audition form before auditioning. 

 

PREPARATION

Please prepare 2 contrasting songs of your own choosing. Please select material that shows off both your personality and vocal range. Both songs should not exceed 32 bars in length or 1 minute in time each. You may also choose to sing 1 song and present 1 monologue not exceeding 1 ½ minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided for your audition. Please make sure your sheet music is in your key. If you do not have sheet music, please bring in track(s) of accompaniment and a Bluetooth speaker will be provided. We also ask that you bring your audition book or 1-3 back-up songs in case the creative team would like to hear additional material. 

 

Actors may be invited to the dance call based on the creative team’s specific needs for individual productions and roles. If you are needed for the dance call, we will send you an email with detailed instructions by the evening of Saturday, January 22nd, 2022.  

 

CALLBACKS

Our callback process for each show will be happening on separate dates. Actors will be notified by email with that information by January 30th, 2022 at the latest. If you do not receive a message from us by that date, we hope to see you at future auditions for Greenville Theatre. 

 

SUBMISSION

Please email all submissions to: max@greenvilletheatre.org by Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 12:00PM. 

 

Subject line: Greenville Theatre Auditions, (Name) 


Please submit your headshot/resume (preferably as a PDF). 

Please indicate the following in the body of your email:

  • If you are wanting an in-person audition time or video submission instructions

  • Vaccination Status

  • Any time constraints, conflicts, or preference for audition days

 

 

 

SOMETHING ROTTEN
Book: Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell

Music: Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Director: Michael Kostroff

First Rehearsal: Sunday, July 10, 2022 
Tech Begins: Sunday, September 4, 2022 
Opening: Friday, September 9, 2022 
Closing: Sunday, September 25, 2022

 

*Although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors of any gender expression to audition*

Nick Bottom: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 20s to late 30s, any ethnicity. A struggling renaissance writer at the end of his rope. Incredibly jealous of the success of William Shakespeare and will do anything to beat him. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings, tap dance skills are a plus. (Baritone/Tenor)

Nigel Bottom: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 20s to 30s, any ethnicity. Nick’s younger brother. A sweetly naive young writer and poet, perhaps a little awkward. He falls in love with Portia and ultimately finds confidence in himself through art and love. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. (Tenor)

William Shakespeare: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 20s to 30s, any ethnicity.
A renaissance rock star. Think James Brown meets Mick Jagger. Seeking a comedic actor with a pop/rock sound, tap dance skills are a plus. (Rock tenor) 

Thomas Nostradamus: Character pronouns: He/Him, 30s to 60s, any ethnicity. A soothsayer who almost sees the future correctly. A bit loony. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings and moves well. (Baritone)

Bea: Character pronouns: She/Her, 20s to 30s, any ethnicity.
Nick’s partner and “Right Hand Man”. She loves and supports him despite his questionable decision making and lack of success. Bea resorts to dressing up as a man to make ends meet and prove to Nick that she can be an actor. Seeking a comedic actress who sings very well. (Belter) 

Portia: Character pronouns: She/Her, 20s to 30s, any ethnicity.
An adorably quirky Puritan girl whom Nigel meets on the street. They fall madly in love with each other over their mutual love for Shakespeare and poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. (Soprano with a strong mix) 

Brother Jeremiah: Character pronouns: He/Him, 40s to 50s, any ethnicity.
Portia’s father. A Puritan with deeply repressed homoerotic tendencies. He despises playwrights, poets, and all things ungodly. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings.

Ensemble
Various ages/ gender expressions/ethnicities for multiple ensemble tracks and featured roles (Minstrel, Shylock, Lord Clapham). Seeking traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and movers (tap dance skills are a plus).

 

 

BROADWAY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Original GT Revue

Director: Max Quinlan

 

First Rehearsal: Monday, November 14, 2022 
Tech Begins: Sunday, December 4, 2022 
Opening: Thursday, December 8, 2022 
Closing: Sunday, December 18, 2022

 

Seeking various singer/ actors to perform a wide range of material from classic Broadway holiday music to modern holiday radio hits. (Any ethnicity)

 

 

BIG RIVER

Book: William Hauptman

Music: Roger Miller

Adapted from: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Director/ Choreographer: Max Quinlan

First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 8, 2023 
Tech Begins: Sunday, March 5, 2023 
Opening: Thursday, March 9, 2023 
Closing: Sunday, March 26, 2023

 

*Although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors of any gender expression to audition*

 

Huck Finn: Character pronouns: He/Him, Late Teens to 20s. Ethnicity: White/ European Descent. 

A young, bright, mischievous, and hopeful young man on a path to discovery. Huck is a rough and tumble near-orphan who was taken in and “civilized” by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. In search of freedom, inner light, and true sense of independence. He narrates the story and needs to immediately connect with the audience. (Baritone/ Tenor)

 

Jim: Character pronouns: He/Him, 30s to 60s. Ethnicity: Black/ African Descent.

A strong and lovable man in search of something more. Widow Douglas’ slave and Huck’s best friend. He is desperate to be free in order to buy back his wife and children. (Baritone/ Tenor)

 

The Duke: Character pronouns: He/Him, 30s to 60s. Ethnicity: Multiracial, White/ European Descent. 

A broken-down actor turned con artist. A very conniving, charming character actor. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings. (Baritone/ Tenor)

 

The King: Character pronouns: He/Him, 30s to 60s. Ethnicity: Multiracial, White/ European Descent. 

An escaped convict and con artists. He ends up partnering with The Duke. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings. (Baritone/ Tenor)

 

Tom Sawyer: Character pronouns: He/Him, Late Teens to 20s. Ethnicity: White/ European Descent.

An energetic leader, adventurer, and clever storyteller. Tom and Huck are best friends. He is a bit dramatic and over-the-top but seeks adventure in the unknown. (Baritone)

 

Mary Jane Wilks: Character pronouns: She/Her, Late Teens to 20s. Ethnicity: Multiracial, White/ European Descent. 

The grieving daughter of the wealthy Peter Wilkes who recently passed away. Seeking a great actor who sings very well. (Mezzo)

 

Alice: Character pronouns: She/Her, 30s to 60s. Ethnicity: Black/ African Descent.

An African American slave sold and separated from her daughter. She is searching for justice. Seeking a strong singer/ actor. (Belter)

 

Alice’s Daughter: Character pronouns: She/Her, Late Teens to 20s. Ethnicity: Black/ African Descent. Seeking a strong singer/ actor. (Belter)

An African American slave sold and separated from her mother. She is searching for consolation. Seeking a strong singer/ actor. (Belter)

 

Widow Douglas: Character pronouns: She/Her, 40s to 60s. Ethnicity: White/ European Descent.

A strict but loving woman who takes Huck in and raises him. (Alto/ Mezzo)

 

Miss Watson: Character pronouns: She/Her, 40s to 60s. Ethnicity: White/ European Descent.

A strict and traditional woman who helps raise Huck. She is Widow Douglas’ sister. (Mezzo/ Soprano)

 

Adult Ensemble

(Feature roles include: Pap Finn, Aunt Sally, Uncle Silas, Judge Thatcher, Susan Wilkes, Joanna Wilkes)

Various ages/ gender expressions/ ethnicities for multiple ensemble and feature roles. Must be a strong singer/ actor. 

 

Teen Ensemble

(Feature roles include: Young Fool, Ben, Dick, Simon, Jo Harper)

Various ages/ gender expressions/ ethnicities for multiple ensemble and featured roles. Must be a strong singer/ actor with movement ability. 

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL
Book: David Lindsay-Abaire

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Director: TBD

First Rehearsal: Sunday, April 2, 2023 
Tech Begins: Sunday, June 4, 2023 
Opening: Thursday, June 8, 2023 
Closing: Sunday, July 2, 2023

 

*Although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors of any gender expression to audition*

 

Shrek: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity.

The title character who embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures. Along the way, he learns about himself, becomes the hero of his own story, and falls in love with Fiona. Seeking strong actor with excellent voice. (Tenor)

 

Princess Fiona: Character pronouns: She/Her, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity.

A quirky, idealistic, blunt, (not your ordinary) princess. She is in search of her perfect fairytale dream life but discovers more along the way. Seeking strong comedic actor with excellent voice. (Belter/ Soprano)

 

Donkey: Any gender expression, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity. 

The ultimate optimist, they are pushy, frightened easily, and have a big heart. They fall in love with the Dragon. Seeking strong comedic actor with excellent voice. (Tenor)

 

Lord Farquaad: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 30s to 50s. Any ethnicity.

A ruthless, self-absorbed ruler who seeks to marry the princess of his dreams. Seeking strong comedic actor with excellent voice. (High Baritone)

 

Dragon: Any gender expression, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity.  

A very imposing and flirtatious dragon, but they are tired of their role and looking for something else. They eventually fall in love with Donkey. (Belter)

 

Pinocchio: Character pronouns: He/Him, late teens to 30s. Any ethnicity. A feisty, energetic character with a penchant for lying. He eventually leads the fairy tale creatures in their fight. (Tenor with strong falsetto or Alto)

Young Fiona: Character pronouns: She/Her, 12+. Any ethnicity.

Princess Fiona as a young, hopeful girl. (Belter/ Soprano)

 

Teen Fiona: Character pronouns: She/Her, 14+. Any ethnicity.

Princess Fiona as a young, hopeful girl. (Belter/ Soprano)

 

Papa Ogre: Character pronouns: He/Him, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity.

Shrek’s father that sings at the beginning of the play. Will also be in the ensemble. (High Baritone)

Mama Ogre: Character pronouns: She/Her, mid 20s to 40s. Any ethnicity.

Shrek’s Mother that sings at the beginning of the play. Will also be in the ensemble. (Alto)

Ensemble

(Featured roles include: Sugar Plum Fairy, 3 Little Pigs, Young Shrek, Fairytale Creatures) 

Various ages/ gender expressions/ ethnicities for traditional dancers and quirky character types who are strong singers and movers (tap dance skills are a plus).

Audition FAQ

 

Can I sing a song from one of the shows?

Yes! Singers are encouraged to sing a song from a show they are seeking to be cast in.

 

Can I sing a non-musical theatre song?

Yes! Singers can choose to sing a song from outside of the musical theatre cannon in the style of the role(s) they are seeking.

 

Do I sing the whole song or just part of it?

We ask that you sing a portion of your song. Either a 32 bar cut from the music or a passage that does not exceed 1 minute in length.

 

What do I wear for my audition?

Always dress neatly and in comfortable clothes that reflect you professionally. No need to dress in costume or formal wear. 

 

What do I wear to a dance call?

Actors are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that moves well. Bring footwear that supports movement. If you are a tap dancer, please bring tap shoes with you.

 

Do I need to bring sheet music or can I use tracks?

You can use either sheet music or backing tracks. An accompanist will be provided as well as a Bluetooth speaker. Please bring sheet music in the key you would like to sing your song in.

 

How do I prepare sheet music for an audition?

It is best to bring sheet music in a binder with sheet protectors on the pages. Please try and label your music so the accompanist knows where you are starting and ending your song. 

 

Are Parents or guardian allowed in the room while younger actors audition?

We respectfully ask all guardians to remain outside the room while their young actor performs.

GT JUNIOR PLAYERS AUDITIONS

Auditions for our Spring semester will be held

January 8th at 12:00 PM and January 9th at 10:00 AM in McCalla Hall

*Masks are required for the audition and semester of classes*

Greenville Theatre is excited to continue our young performers initiative, GT Junior Players. The GT Junior Players are a troupe of young performers between the ages of 10 - 16 who are interested in learning more about acting and what it takes to be a professional performer.  This is an audition based ensemble that will spend 12 weeks learning about the many different aspects of performing including improvisation, auditioning, scene work, movement, voice, and backstage etiquette. The semester will culminate in a final showcase in front of a live audience that will allow the students to utilize the skills they have learned. The troupe will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in McCalla Hall at Greenville Theatre and will be led by Resident Actor and Director of Education Carter Allen.  The cost for each semester will be $250 per student. 

 

Spring Session

February 1st - April 28th

Skipping Greenville County Spring Break 

 

Auditions for our Spring semester will be held January 8th at 12:00 PM

and January 9th at 10:00 AM in McCalla Hall   

For the auditions students should wear closed toe shoes and clothes they feel comfortable moving in. Also, please memorize a brief 30 second to one minute monologue or poem to perform. The student will also be asked to read from a script with a partner.  The audition will start with a group warm up. You will not need to sign up before arriving at the audition. If you cannot attend these auditions, but would still like to be considered for GT Junior Players please email carter@greenvilletheatre.org to set up another time to audition.

2022-23 Musical Theatre Season Auditions