LOCAL ACTOR AUDITIONS
Although the Forestburgh Playhouse uses union actors in many leading roles, and its own resident actors for most supporting and ensemble roles, the Playhouse still often uses local non-union actors in our productions. These actors may be children, high school or college students, or adults with community theatre experience. Since local actors are usually students or adults who enjoy participating in the theatre as an avocation, they are usually not paid other than having the experience of working with professionals and learning how the professional theatre operates.
Local Auditions Announcement
Local auditions for children, singers/dancers for ensemble roles, and adult character actors for all shows for the 2019 season will be held...
January 13 from 10AM-3PM
We look forward to seeing our talented local actors at AUDITIONS in January!
We Are Seeking:
KIDS! Seeking boys and girls, ages 5-12 to audition for: Ensemble roles in The Wizard of Oz!
BOYS! Seeking boys, ages 8-12 that can sing and act for the role of Benji in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
TEENS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ages 15-18 for: (a) Ensemble opportunities during the Summer 2019 Season
ADULT MALE and FEMALE CHARACTER ACTORS: for roles in: (a) Me and My Girl; (b) The Buddy Holly Story; (c) Priscilla Queen of the Desert; and (d) The Producers
ADULT AND HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Over the age of 16 who sing and move well for possible ensemble roles in all shows!
This summer’s season is going to be very exciting for our younger actors. There are many parts available for children in The Wizard of Oz, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Me and My Girl and more! We look forward to seeing our talented local children at AUDITIONS on January 13, 2019!
DIVERSE CASTING POLICY
The Forestburgh Playhouse is committed to non-discrimination and a flexible, imaginative casting policy. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.
LOCAL ACTORS IN MAIN STAGE MUSICALS
OR CHILDREN’S THEATRE SHOWS
If an actor is cast in a show, he or she must be able to attend most rehearsals and all performances. Usually rehearsals are held during the day, from 10 AM - 4 PM, on every day but Sunday and Monday for the 12 days preceding the opening. Most shows run for 2 weeks, 7 performances a week. While most local actors would not be called for rehearsal every hour of every day, and the Playhouse can work to some degree to accommodate a local actor's schedule for rehearsal, potential local actors with full time jobs will need to work out their availability carefully and co-ordinate closely with the Playhouse rehearsal schedule.