Winter Park Playhouse 2019 Florida Festival of New Musicals – Winter Park FL Open Call (04.10.19)

Winter Park Playhouse Inc
Winter Park, FL

Job Details


Call Type: Open Call

Staged Reading Code

Roy Alan, Artistic Director

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity and non-Equity actor/singers for various roles in the 2019 Florida Festival of New Musicals. See breakdown.


Book and Lyrics by Kate Hanenberg and Ned Paul Ginsburg
Music by Ned Paul Ginsburg and Mary Lloyd Butler
Directed by Roy Alan
Musical Direction by Josh Ceballos
First Reh. June 11, 2019 /
Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting 1652, Gloucestershire, England

GEORGE BATHCHFORD: Male, 40s-50s. Estate overseer.

SAMUEL WIDDISON: Male, late 40s. Merchant of London.

JOEL WIDDISON: Male, early 20s. Samuel’s elder son.

JONATHAN WIDDISON: Male, 9. Samuel’s younger son.

MRS. DIMBLEDY: Female, 60s-70s. Samuel’s mother-in-law, mother to his first wife.

RACHEL WIDDISON: Female, 30s-40s. Samuel’s second wife.

DILIGENCE GRIMSBY: Female, 15. Rachel’s daughter.

URSULA: Female, 50s. Servant. Double cast as MADAM FETTIPLACE, aristocratic neighbor. MOTHER DARKE: Mysterious wanderer, mid-30s.

ANNE SECKAR: Gentlewoman, 20s.

CHORUS/MORRIS DANCERS (3 men; 1 woman) The tradition of Morris Dancing, an expression of the interconnectedness of folk beliefs and the agricultural year. The role of the Dancers in our piece is that of chthonic deities, who embody the link to a mythic past. They also serve as chorus members, dancers, villagers, soldiers and create the set itself.


Book, Lyrics & Music by Ned Wilkinson
Directed by Roy Alan
Musical Direction by Ned Wilkinson
First Reh. June 11, 2019 /
Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting: 2017, Athens, Georgia

KAREN: Female, early 60s. Widow, new small business owner. Has the “southern hospitality gene” but hasn’t had enough opportunity to develop it until now. Struggles with self-doubt and loneliness but keeps it mostly hidden.

ANNIE: Female, 30s. Marketing executive, married to Dave. Type A personality, no-nonsense, professional appearance, somewhat judgmental of the perceived weaknesses of others.

DAVE: Male, 30s. App developer, married to Annie. Free spirit, easily distracted and prone to tangents, but softens Annie’s edges.

TINA: Female, 30s. High school math teacher, married to Chris. Overworked and on the edge of burnout. Tina and Chris have two teenagers who aren’t characters but figure into the story.

CHRIS: Male, 30s. High school physical education teacher, married to Tina. Coping better than Tina but not necessarily because his mechanisms are better.


Book & Lyrics by Charles Leipart
Music by Jamey Grisham
Directed by George Colangelo
Musical Direction by Christopher Leavy
First Reh. June 11, 2019 /
Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting: New York City over six decades

HELEN: Female, 30s. The 1930’s Girl.

MARY ALICE: Female, 20s. The 1960’s Girl.

BOBBIE: Female, 20s. The 1940’s Girl.

GLADYS: Female, late 20s, African-American. The 1920’s Girl double cast as DEIRDRE, the 1970’s Girl.

Winter Park Playhouse 2019 Florida Festival of New Musicals – Winter Page 2 of 5 Park FL OPEN Call

DENNY: Female, 50s. The 1950’s Girl double cast as The CHARACTER LADY.

YOUNG Man: 20s.



Book & Lyrics by Jennifer Enchin and Jaclyn Enchin Music by Dylan MarcAurele
Original Story & Additional Content by Larry Little Directed by Michael Edwards

Musical Direction by Josh Ceballos
First Reh. June 11, 2019 / Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting: 2014, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

GRACE: Female, early 20s. A scrappy, confident recent college grad. Extremely intelligent, astrophysics major who likes to be in control. Loves to read and obsesses with the stars, universe and new worlds.

NIKKI: Female, early 20s. A ray of sunshine personified. Sees the world from an idealistic perspective and believes in magic. Doesn’t think before she speaks.

CHARLOTTE: Female, 50s-60s. A shift manager who is over the top, mean, aggressive and demanding. Worked her whole life to get where she is. Doubles as CHARLOTTA, Santa ’s evil older sister. Larger than life villain and bitter to her core.

DAD: Male, 40s-50s. Upstanding, do-gooder. Golfs and wears sweater vests.

SCHMEDRICK: Male, early 20s. Charlotta’s elf assistant. A push over, clumsy, apologetic and sensitive.

KARAOKE/CUSTOMER: Adult Female, any age. Punk rocker with lots of charisma. Lives to inspire with music.

MOTHER/ MOBILE/CUSTOMER: Adult Female, 40s-50s. Mobile is sage like. Grace ’s beloved childhood toy.

FUN OVEN SUPREME/CHILD/ELF 1: Female, age 8-12. Loud, a bit clueless

PUZZLE CUBE/CHILD/ELF 2: Male, age 8-12. A bit of a geek.

KING MOONRACER/CUSTOMER/TOY: Adult Male any age. Flying Lyon rules the Island of Misfits. Fun dad energy.

GAME DUDE/CUSTOMER: Adult Male any age. Fun, party-time jock who lives for the thrill.

BARBARA/CUSTOMER: Adult Female any age. Total girly, girl.



Book & Lyrics by Bryan Leys
Music by James Campodonico
Directed by Michael Edwards
Musical Direction by Christopher Leavy
First Reh. June 11, 2019 / Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting: 411 BC, Athens, Greece

LYSISTRATA (LIZ): Female, 20s. A loud young woman. Soprano.

CRONIA: Female, 50s-60s. Liz’s outrageous nanny. Alto.

CALLIOPE: Female, 30s. Saucy, attractive, Athens’ most famous hooker. Alto.

MYRRHINE: Female, Mid-20s, Athens’ most famous prude. Soprano.

GERIAKTOS (GERRY): Male, 50s-60s. A scientist, aide de camp, former boyfriend of Cronia. Tenor.

PLUTONIUS: Male, 30s. Leader of the Athenians. Tenor.

LAMPITO (PETE): Female, Mid-20s. Wife of the Spartan Ambassador. Soprano.

KENESIUS/SOLDIER: Male, 30s. Superstitious general of the Athenian Army. Baritone.

PHALLIUS/SOLDIER: Male, 30s+. The Spartan Ambassador. Tenor.

ANDROGYNOS (ANDY)/SOLDIER: Male, 18. Companion to Phallius. Tenor.


Book by Naomi Matlow and Teresa Lotz Lyrics by Naomi Matlow
Music by Teresa Lotz
Directed by George Colangelo
Musical Direction by Ned Wilkinson
First Reh. June 11, 2019 /
Runs June 20 – 23, 2019

Setting: Present Day

OLIVIA: Female, 15. Shy but eccentric in the way that nerdy teenagers often are. She is very imaginative and dreams of being a Hollywood film director. Olivia suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Soprano.

TISH: Female, 17. Olivia’s older and more outgoing sister. She wants to be a cosmetologist. She’s popular and thinks she knows everything and reads a lot of Cosmo. Mezzo.

LEE: Male, 18M. Tish’s boyfriend of over a year. A lovable slacker. Tenor.

CAROL: Female, 40s. Olivia and Tish’s mother. Very Type A. Tries very hard and has worked hard to get where she is now. Alto.

PAUL: Male, Latino, 40s. Carol’s fiancé and a doctor. He is not afraid of commitment. Bari-tenor. EDDIE: Male, 40s. Olivia and Tish’s biological father. Reserved and introverted, with a big heart. He

had a psychological breakdown that led to the end of his marriage with Carol. Bari-tenor.

VALERIE/ENSEMBLE: Female, 30s. A confident and passionate mental health counselor who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mezzo.

DR. HARBISON: Male, 50s. A clinical psychiatrist who works in a hospital and does new patient intake far too often in his day. Tenor.

BRIDGET/ENSEMBLE: Female, 18. Tish’s best friend. Her parents are important in the community and are good friends with Carol. People often assume she’s stupid.

SHELBY/ENSEMBLE: Female, 17F. Olivia and Tish’s cousin (on Carol’s side) and friends with Bridget. She’s pretty and popular.

Contact: Roy Alan / 407-645-0145 / [email protected] / Tues. – Fri. 11 am – 5 pm


Open Call

Audition Information


Winter Park Playhouse Inc
711 Orange Ave Ste B
Winter Park, FL 32789-4757

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo and a ballad (classic musical theatre pieces preferred) and a one minute comic monologue. Bring sheet music in your key- an accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CDs permitted. Bring 3 non-returnable headshots and resumes.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult