Carrollwood Players Theatre announces open auditions for Jukebox Saturday Night
Developed by Jim Russell
Directed by David J. Valdez
A Mainstage Musical Production
Join us for an evening of the greatest songs of the late 50s and early 60s, sung by four hopeful and energetic teenagers gathered around a jukebox on a Saturday night.
Featuring the hits of Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Elvis, Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Marcels, The Platters, Frankie Avalon, Patsy Cline and many more.
It’s a Saturday night in September 1962 at Big Bart’s Burger Barn, somewhere in the Midwest. Head waitress Norma and her teen-aged crew Ellen, Arnie, Margie and Dean are expecting the usual rush of kids when a freak snowstorm strands them at Big Bart’s with no customers for the night.
With nothing else to do, the young foursome settles around the jukebox to pass the time while Norma spends most of the night in the kitchen flirting with Big Bart.
No matter what your age, you’ll love traveling back in time with us to Jukebox Saturday Night!
Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at 7 pm
Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 7 pm
Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 7 pm
Auditions will be at Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618
Strict health and safety protocols will be in place during these auditions.
You MUST complete the online audition form at least 72 hours prior to the audition date so that we can send you complete details about the audition and health and safety protocols. These details will be sent approximately 1 day prior to the audition.
Complete the online audition form at: https://forms.gle/WEGugpvaMqMHxmtu7
April 16 – 25, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Sun. April 11 – Thu. April 15
Must be available for all tech week rehearsals and all performances.
PLEASE LIST ALL POTENTIAL DATE SCHEDULE CONFLICTS ON THE ONLINE AUDITION FORM. Please take care to complete this section in full. Casting decisions and rehearsal schedules are based in part on this information.
There will be up to 25 rehearsals for this production, plus tech week and performances.
The exact rehearsal schedule is to be determined, but rehearsals are usually 2-4 weekday nights per week, from approximately 6 pm until 9 pm. There is the possibility of some rehearsals on Sundays. The rehearsal schedule intensifies as opening night draws closer. Tech week rehearsals often run later into the evening.
No experience is necessary. All roles are open. This is a non-paid opportunity.
Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. You may send in advance to email@example.com
All five (5) roles are open:
ELLEN (she/her) and MARGIE (she/her) should read as teenagers but will be played by older actors (17+). ELLEN and MARGIE should be idealistic, fresh, and poised. ELLEN and MARGIE require strong vocal ability (head, mixed, belt). Strong movers and BIPOC are encouraged to audition. ELLEN and MARGIE each perform 5-6 solos and duets during the play.
TO AUDITION FOR ELLEN and/or MARGIE: Female-identifying actors should prepare 16-32 bars, a cappella, of a song from the late 50s – 60s. Examples include “Johnny Angel,” “My Boyfriend’s Back” “Moon River,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” or another song of your choice that shows your range. No songs from musicals, please; songs from jukebox musicals are okay.
DEAN (he/him) and ARNIE (he/him) should read as teenagers but will be played by older actors (17+). DEAN and ARNIE should be charismatic, energetic, and charming.
DEAN and ARNIE require strong vocal ability (falsetto, extension, chest/belt). Strong movers and BIPOC are encouraged to audition. DEAN and ARNIE each perform 6-7 solos and duets during the play.
TO AUDITION FOR DEAN and/or ARNIE: Male-identifying actors should prepare 16-32 bars, a cappella, of a song from the late 50s – 60s. Examples include “Stand By Me,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “The Wanderer,” “Great Balls of Fire,” or another song of your choice that shows your range. No songs from musicals, please; songs from jukebox musicals are okay.
The role of NORMA (she/her), the head waitress, should read older than the other four characters (30s-60s). NORMA should be motherly and tough, but also heartwarming and reminiscent. NORMA requires strong vocal ability (particularly mixed, belt preferred). Strong movers and BIPOC are encouraged to audition.
TO AUDITION FOR NORMA: Female-identifying actors should prepare 16-32 bars, a cappella, of “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. No substitutes, please.
Some experience in backing vocals (doo-wop, barbershop, a cappella) is preferred, but not required. The cast may be asked to learn backing vocals for several songs when they are not performing their solos or duets.
Video Audition Submissions
Virtual auditions will be accepted. (You still need to complete the online audition form.)
When recording (videos on your phone are acceptable), please record in landscape mode with good lighting.
Before singing 16-32 bars, a cappella, of the prepared song, please state your name and height.
Please e-mail your video audition to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may attach a performance resume and headshot/selfie with your video submission, but these are not required.
Virtual auditions should be submitted by noon on February 21, 2021 (earlier is better).
You may then be asked to prepare a specific song or monologue by the director, as a callback.
In-person auditions will consist of singing, and you may be asked to learn a short dance routine and/or asked to tell a short story or read from the script.
Questions may be directed to Producer Jim Russell at email@example.com