To apply for an audition, please submit your headshot and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the role(s) in which you are interested in the subject line of your email. Thanks!
Qualified actors/singers/dancers may submit their materials (headshot, résumé, vocal, and dance reels) for general consideration to email@example.com.
ABT is a professional dinner theatre that hires talent nationwide for its fully-staged musicals. Equity actors are considered for certain roles, which will be listed as such in audition notices. ABT is not a participating EMC theatre.
SPECIFIC SHOW AUDITIONS
Arizona Broadway Theatre is accepting video submissions from LOCAL* artists/performers for the following roles in our upcoming reimagined season. Please take specific note of the audition submission details, dates, and character breakdowns.
All rehearsals and performances will be in-person and on location at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Please note ABT’s normal rehearsal schedule (daytime rehearsals) will be revamped. Most rehearsals will take place late afternoon into the evenings, although weekend and tech rehearsals may include morning and/or early afternoon rehearsals.
All initial auditions are through video submission ONLY. To be considered for any of the available roles, the following materials, must be submitted/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 6, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered. When emailing the submission, please make sure to include your first and last name ONLY in the subject line.
Callbacks will be in-person and on location at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Callback dates and times will be emailed to participants chosen to receive a callback.
Materials to be submitted
- Most recent Headshot (pdf format only)
- Updated Resume (pdf format only)
- Contact Information Form
- Video Link **(See details of what is needed within the video below)
NOTE: The video link must contain the following materials two contrasting vocal selections and one upbeat, comedic monologue. Please find tracks for the two contrasting vocal selections. Acapella vocal submissions will NOT be considered. If you have any questions about how to create the video, please refer to THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO.
*LOCAL ACTORS ONLY. No housing, per diem, transportation, or any other form of renumeration for anyone not within commuting distance.
(Rehearsals begin on or around March 5, 2021, and the production runs through April 18, 2021.)
Wanda (female-identifying; 18 and older; any race/ethnicity considered) – A strong actress and singer. She carries the bulk of the dialogue and narration throughout the revue. She is a leader – strong, powerful, and engaging. She must have the ability to interact comfortably with the audience.
Jasmine (female-identifying; 18 and older; black women only considered for the role) – She portrays Diana Ross of the Supremes and the lead singer of the Chiffons, Judy Craig. Sings songs “One Fine Day,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Come See About Me,” and others.
Laura (female-identifying; 18 and older; any race/ethnicity considered) – Portrays Janis Joplin, Lulu, and others. Sings songs “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “To Sir With Love,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Try,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and others.
Allison (female-identifying; 18 and older; any race/ethnicity considered) – Of the six actresses, Alison has the most lyrical warm voice. She sings songs “Downtown,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Society’s Child,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” and others.
Pattie (female-identifying; 18 and older; any race/ethnicity considered) – Sings the songs “It’s My Party,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “A Natural Woman,” and others.
Gina (female-identifying; 18 and older; black women only considered for the role) – Portrays Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and the lead singer of the Starlets. Sings songs “I Sold My Heart to a Junkman,” “A Fool in Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Respect,” and others.
(Rehearsals begin on or around April 5, 2021, and the production runs through May 16, 2021.)
Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior) (female-identifying; age range 45-55; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – Mother Superior. The head of the convent, she is respected greatly by the sisters. While she is strict, she has a hard time keeping the craziness of the convent at bay. She keeps her guard up in front of the nuns but has an extroverted side. The part requires some very physical humor.
Sister Mary Hubert (Mistress of Novices) (female-identifying; age range 35-45; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – Hubert is in charge of novices but fancies herself a Mother Superior and is in constant competition with Mary Regina. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices but also likes to let loose.
Sister Robert Anne (female-identifying; age range 25-35; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – Once a child delinquent herself, this rough, tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority. She speaks with a thick Brooklyn accent and constantly displays her lack of refinement.
Sister Mary Amnesia (female-identifying; age range 25-40; Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun, and has a puppet alter ego named Sister Mary Annette (ventriloquism and puppet experience are a plus but not required.) Must be able to sing in classical and country styles.
Sister Mary Leo (female-identifying; age range 18-25; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – Leo is the novice nun, still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up “civilian” life. She is a ballerina and displays her talents through much of the show. She is also easily swayed to join in mischief. Must be able to dance on pointe.
(Rehearsals begin on or around May 3, 2021, and the production runs through June 13, 2021.)
All submissions must be from performers between the ages of 16-19.
Anna Maria (female-identifying; ages 16-19; Alto; all races/ethnicities considered) – A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song “Day by Day.”
Celisse (female-identifying; ages 16-19; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele, and guitar. She sings “Learn Your Lessons Well.”
George (male-identifying; ages 16-19; Tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) – The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. He sings “Light of the World.”
Jesus (male-identifying; ages 16-19; Tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) – Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
John the Baptist/Judas (male-identifying; ages 16-19; Baritone; all races/ethnicities considered) – He has attributes of both Biblical figures. He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though, as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. He sings “Prepare Ye,” “All For the Best,” and “On the Willows.”
Lindsay (female-identifying; ages 16-19; Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on. She sings “Bless the Lord.”
Morgan (female-identifying; ages 16-19; Alto; all races/ethnicities considered) – Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna. She sings “Turn Back, O Man.”
Nick (male-identifying; ages 16-19; Tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) – Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder, and guitar. He sings “We Beseech Thee.”
Telly (male-identifying; ages 16-19; Tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) – Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings “All Good Gifts,” he must be a very good singer.
Uzo (female-identifying; ages 16-19; Alto; all races/ethnicities considered) – The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her. She sings “By My Side.”
Ensemble roles may be added at the director’s discretion.
(Rehearsals begin on or around May 31, 2021, and the production runs through July 11, 2021.)
All roles are open and will be considered based on the characters from the nationally acclaimed television show. Gilligan, The Skipper, The Professor, Mary Ann, Ginger, Thurston (The Millionaire), Lovey (His Wife), and a character of The Alien are all roles available. All roles must be strong comedic actors, strong vocalists, and must be able to move.
(Rehearsals begin on or around June 28, 2021, and the production runs through August 8, 2021.)
Seymour (male-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range A2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) – An insecure, put-upon, florists’ clerk who becomes the hero of the story; above all, he is a sweet, genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.
Audrey (female-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range G#3-D5; all races/ethnicities considered) – The bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, also employed at the shop; she has a damaged sense of self-worth and no education; she is vulnerable to a fault.
Crystal, Chiffon, Ronnette (female-identifying; age range 18-35; vocal range three-part tight harmony, Ab3-F5; black women only will be considered) – Strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tight choreographed movement; these three female “street urchins” function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing); they’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what’s going on, with a “we know something you don’t” attitude.
Mr. Mushnik (male-identifying; age range 45-55; vocal range G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) – Middle-aged, old enough to “adopt” Seymour as his son; strong character actor with some singing; Seymour’s boss and father figure; he owns a failure of a run-down East Side florist shop; under a gruff and blustery exterior he cares about Audrey and Seymour; a good man at heart, but overcome by the temptations of wealth.
Orin (The Dentist) track (male-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) – Audrey’s handsome, dentist boyfriend, he is narcissistic, arrogant, and abusive to Audrey; in spite of all this, he is a charmer in a “bad boy” kind of way; must have a comic edge without going to caricature. This actor may also play other minor roles such as Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin.
Audrey II – The Plant (18 and older; all races/ethnicities considered) – A non-speaking puppeteer (experience a plus but not mandatory) who manipulates various stages of the plant as it gets bigger; the role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy final puppet.
Audrey II – The Voice (male-identifying; open age; strong character singer; vocal range G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) – Rock, rhythm and blues style; a sweet-talking, street-smart, rhythm and blues version of the devil; provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets; his voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack.
(Rehearsals begin on or around July 26, 2021, and the production runs through September 5, 2021)
Percy Talbott (female-identifying; Mezzo-Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – Percy is pretty, if a bit rough-edged. Her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. She carries a terrible secret.
Hannah Ferguson (female-identifying; Alto; all races/ethnicities considered) – About seventy years old, Hannah is the owner of the Spitfire Grill. She is a tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. She can also be very tender-hearted and fiercely loyal. She has a secret of her own to protect.
Shelby Thorpe (female-identifying; Soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) – In her mid-thirties, Shelby is a plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. She is the wife of Caleb Thorpe. Once her trust is gained, she also is a very loyal friend.
Caleb Thorpe (male-identifying; baritone; all races/ethnicities considered) – In his early forties and the out-of-work foreman of the now-defunct stone quarry, Caleb is a frustrated man clinging to the past and the authority he once had. He bitterly opposes change.
Sheriff Joe Sutter (male-identifying; tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) – In his mid to late twenties, Joe is a young, small-town policeman with a restless nature and a genuine desire to escape Gilead.
Effy Crayneck (female-identifying; Alto; all races/ethnicities considered) – In her fifties, Effy is postmistress and the town busybody. She is a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. There’s little to gossip about in a town so small, but when there is, she is the source.
The Visitor/Eli (male-identifying; all races/ethnicities considered) – In his mid-forties and a mysterious figure who never speaks, the visitor has powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body.
See Godspell, above.
HYREV YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE AUDITIONS
Nothing at this time. Please check back at a later time.
What is HyRev? HyRev is specifically for young performers ages 13-19 with some previous music theatre / dance / show choir experience. The program includes two performance troupes: HyperToneZ (advanced troupe) and Sonic Revolution (elite troupe) – both build upon and improve participants’ performance strengths and include Valley-wide performances (with future out-of-area performances as time and schedules allow). We are looking to help young performers become the best performer they can be – True Triple Threats!
Click here for more information on HyRev.
Arizona Broadway Theatre is always looking for passionate, driven students to join our team and learn about the world of performing arts. ABT currently welcomes a variety of interns from communications to props. Students may apply for one of three available sessions with each application (Fall, Spring, and Summer). When submitting your APPLICATION, please also include your resume.
After completing your application, please send the form to Kurtis Overby.
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ABT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To download an Employment Application, click HERE.