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 2018 season will be held...
January 20-21 from 1-6 PM
We look forward to seeing our talented local children at AUDITIONS in January!
We Are Seeking:
KIDS! Seeking boys and girls, ages 6-13 to audition for: (a) ensemble in Seussical the Musical, a Musical Adventure; (b) Ensemble in Fiddler on the Roof and Kiss Me Kate
GIRLS! Seeking girls ages 6-13 to audition for roles in Annie! (a) Annie; (b) The Orphans: Pepper, July, Duffy, Tessie, Molly, and Kate; (c) The Orphan ensemble
TEENS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ages 14-18 for: (a) Ensemble in Seussical the Musical; (b) Ensemble in Kiss Me Kate and Fiddler on the Roof
ADULT MALE and FEMALE CHARACTER ACTORS: for the roles in: (a) Steel Magnolias; (b) Kiss Me Kate; (c) Annie; and (d) Fiddler on the Roof
ADULT AND HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Over the age of 16 who sing and move well for possible ensemble roles in all shows!
The Forestburgh Playhouse practices a color blind casting policy and encourages actors of all races and ethnicities to submit and audition for the roles available in the upcoming season.
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.