Audition Information

As of today our theatre remains dark in compliance with local and state orders during the Covid-19 outbreak. However, 6th Street Playhouse plans at this time to move ahead with our 2020-2021 Season, but auditions will have to be submitted electronically through video.

  • Due to the inability to hold general auditions in person, 6th Street Playhouse is seeking video submissions.
  • Please send an email to auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.
  • Please attach a current headshot and resume to your email.
  • Please attach your video audition to the same email.
  • Please indicate your preferred production titles and roles.
  • Please do not submit audition materials via other platforms such as "all-casting" or other sites that do not include downloadable materials we are requesting, such as a headshot, current resume, and an easily downloadable video with your audition pieces on it.


Deadline for Submissions:

  • Please submit all videos and materials by May 15, 2020.

For all musical theatre submissions: 

Submit a one-minute or less video of a monologue of your choice and 32 bars of a song of your choice (obviously, please choose a song that relates to the kind of productions we are casting). Also, we understand finding an accompanist can be difficult, especially in the environment of Covid-19 we find ourselves in. Here are acceptable alternatives:

  • You may use a karaoke track or other online resources such as available piano tracks for your chosen songs.
  • You may sing acapella, or with no accompaniment.


For all dramatic/non-musical theatre submissions: 

Please submit a video of two monologues of your choice, of one-minute or less each. Comic monologues are preferred, but anything is fine if it shows you off in your best light. We understand creating a video can be difficult but we will accept, if done with the best quality available, video submissions done on an iphone or other mobile device.


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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen
Stage Direction: Jared Sakren

8-Actor Ensemble
Character Breakdown

FEMALE:

Actor 1

  • JANE: Late 20’2-early 30’s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind. Idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing.
  • MISS DeBOURGH: Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales.

Actor 2

  • LIZZY: A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which her klutzy. Prides herself on goo judgment. Not especially beautiful. Very very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents’ marriage. (Must not double)

Actor 3

  • LYDIA,14: The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping.
  • LADY CATHERINE: Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant.

MALE:

Actor 4

  • MR. DARCY. Late 30’s-40’s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgment. (Must not double)

Actor 5

  • MR. COLLINS: A pedantic, obtuse, man. The original mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catherine.
  • WICKHAM: An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.
  • MISS BINGLEY: A very rich, very beautiful young woman. Fancies herself witty. (May be played by male or female)

MALE OR FEMALE:

Actor 6

  • MR. BINGLEY: Late 30’s- 40’s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog.
  • MARY: The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attention, or make a point; may fancy that she is dying.

Actor 7

  • CHARLOTTE LUCAS: Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor. May be doubled with Mr. Bennet.
  • MR. BENNET: The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in  absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of family life. Can be somewhat apathetic; probably a bit depessed, under everything. Enjoys antagonizing. Disappointed in marriage.

Actor 8

  • MRS. BENNET: The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper.  Hypochondriac; when she’s upset, she fancies she is dying. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. She traumatizes her family with some regularity
  • SERVANT (All servants are male.)

SERVANTS:

  • SERVANTS (All servants are male.)

9-T0-5

Stage Direction: Carl Jordan
Music Direction: Nathan Riebli

Character Breakdown

VIOLET NEWSTEAD
Violet Newstead is a smart, efficient, widowed mother of a teenage son who is constantly being passed up for promotion in the boys’-club world of climbing the corporate ladder. She runs the office from her desk while her boss takes the credit. She is frustrated with her position, but not bitter. Comedic role – witty and sharp. Low Voice.

The company's Head Secretary and Mr. Hart's Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 40 to 50
  • Vocal range top: D5
  • Vocal range bottom: F3

DORALEE RHODES
Doralee Rhodes is a sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. She is misunderstood at the beginning of the play due to rumors about an affair with the boss, but comes to be a strong cog in the machine that destroys Hart. Country singing. Comedy is sharp and no-nonsense. High-Voice.

A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart's office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 20 to 30
  • Vocal range top: E5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

JUDY BERNLY
Judy Bernly is a meek housewife with her first foray into the working world when her husband runs off with his secretary. Judy changes throughout the play into a force to be reckoned with, taking control of herself and her life. Comedic role – confusion. Medium-high voice.

The "new" girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband's affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 30 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: Ab3

FRANKLIN HART
Franklin Hart is a pompous jerk of a boss. If he weren’t the boss, he would have no friends at all. Was trained by Violet, and then promoted ahead of her, so there is no love lost between them. Spends his time trying to seduce Doralee. Smarmy. Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical, Bigot. Baritone.

One of the firm's executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 45 to 50
  • Vocal range top: Gb4
  • Vocal range bottom: C3

ROZ KEITH
Roz Keith is the office busy-body. She is in love with Mr. Hart, and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affections. Over the top comedic role. Low Voice.

The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

JOE
Charming, attractive accountant who is interested in Violet. Tenor. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.

A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: G4
  • Vocal range bottom: B2

DWAYNE RHODES
Doralee’s husband. Country. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble.

Doralee's attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: G4
  • Vocal range bottom: E2

JOSH NEWSTEAD
Violet’s teenage son. Must look young enough to pass as a teenager, but old enough to double in the Men’s Ensemble.

Violet's awkward teenage son.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 15 to 18
  • Should be young enough to play this but also double male ensemble 

MISSY HART
Hart’s Wife. Fluttery and Ditzy. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.

Franklin Hart's wife, clueless to her husband's true nature.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 20 to 35, 40

MARIA
Young and vibrant secretary. Gets fired by Hart wrongfully. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. Also doubles as the Candy Striper.

A young and vibrant secretary in Hart's office.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 20 to 30
  • Vocal range top: D5
  • Vocal range bottom: F4

KATHY
Office Gossip. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble. Doubles as a new employee at the end of the show.

MARGARET
Office lush. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.

DICK BERNLY
Judy’ sleazy ex-husband. Also doubles as the detective.

BOB ENRIGHT
Franklin Hart’s Yes-Man. Also trained by Violet and promoted over her. Also doubles as the cop.

RUSSELL TINSWORTH
Chairman of the Board of the company. Colonel Sanders type

There should be some ensemble (male / female)


THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Henry James
Stage Direction: TBD

THE MAN
Thirties to Early 50’s. British. He wears a dark three-piece suit. Victorian era. Winged collar and cravat. He plays many characters, including men, women and children.

THE WOMAN
Twenties to Early 30’s. The Governess. British. Attractive. She wears a black Victorian dress. A Victorian governess’ appearance.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Stage Direction: Jared Sakren
Music Direction: Ginger Beavers

Character Breakdown

LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:

MARIA RAINER
A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

  • Musical theatre, mix/mezzo-soprano, dance, 20-35

CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP
A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

  • Baritone, moves well, 35-4

MAX DETWEILLER
Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

  • Tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+

ELSA SCHRADER
A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

  • Mezzo-soprano, moves well, 35-45

MOTHER ABBESS
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

  • Legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress

FEATURED CHARACTERS:

SISTER BERTHE
Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

  • Alto or mezzo, moves well

SISTER MARGARETTA
Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

  • Mezzo, moves well

SISTER SOPHIA
Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

  • Mezzo-soprano, moves well

FRANZ

The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

  • non-singing, 30+

FRAU SCHMIDT
The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

  • Non-singing, 30+

HERR ZELLER
Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

  • non-singing, 40+

ROLF GRUBER
Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

  • bari-tenor, dance, 17

LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:

LIESL VON TRAPP
The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

  • Mezzo, dance, 16

FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP
Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

  • Tenor, age 14

LOUISA VON TRAPP
Rebellious attitude.

  • Mezzo, age 13

KURT VON TRAPP
Gentle and mischievous.

  • Counter-tenor, age 10, falsetto

BRIGITTA VON TRAPP
Smart, reads a lot.

  • Mezzo, age 9

MARTA VON TRAPP
Very sweet and gentle.

  • Mezzo, age 7

GRETL VON TRAPP
Must have the cute factor.

  • Mezzo, age 6

CHORUS:

5-10 male chorus members: (16-60+ years) Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).

5-10 female chorus members: (16-60+ years) Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.


DANCING LESSONS

A romantic comedy
by Mark St. Germain

Stage Direction: Michael Ross
Choreographer: TBD

Character Breakdown

SENGA QUINN
A Broadway dancer who is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career.

  • Mid- late 20’s

EVER MONTGOMERY
A young man with Asperger’s syndrome who seeks the instruction of a Broadway hoofer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner.

  • Early 30’s

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY

by Randall Myler and Mark Harelik
Stage Direction: TBD
Music Direction: TBD

Character Breakdown
(Cast must be actors as well as musicians)

HANK WILLIAMS
A south Alabama hillbilly singer, thin and black-eyed. He dresses in hgh-priced western suits and always wears a Stetson.

  • 30-ish

TEE-TOT
A black south Alabama street singer of indeterminate age.

THE WAITRESS
The keeper of an all-night diner somewhere in the south. A cheerful, lonely person.

MAMA LILLY
Hank’s mother. A “Marjorie Main”---- strong and somewhat overbearing.

HOSS
A member of Hank’s band. The Drifting Cowboys. A big, boyish man. Hank’s age. Play’s upright (“doghouse”) bass

JIMMY (BURRHEAD)
A member of Hank’s band, plays lead electric guitar. From Oklahoma, especially in his speech.

LEON (LOUDMOUTH)
A member of Hank’s band and a skillful musician on many instruments. Featured on fiddle. Pleasant and taciturn.

FRED ROSE (PAP)
A founder and executive of a Nashville music publishing company. A Midwesterner from Chicago.

AUDREY WILLIAMS
Hank’s first wife, later his professional widow. A blond, Alabama beauty, sweet and exuberant and sure.

SHAG
Pedal steel guitarist.


ONCE

2012 Tony Award Winner, Best Musical
Stage Direction: Michael Ross
Music Direction: Nathan Riebli

Character Breakdown—All ethnicities considered.

GIRL
Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Should have something ‘other’ about her. Has had to work hard at life but doesn't think she deserves any sympathy.

  • Female, 20-35
  • Must play the piano and sing extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

GUY
A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop.

  • Male, 20-35
  • Must sing and play guitar extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

BILLY
A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability.

  • Male, 30-49
  • Must sing and play guitar well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

REZA

Female, 25-29---a sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger then life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

BARUSKA
Mother of Girl. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions.

  • Female, 45+
  • Must sing and play the accordion/piano well.
  • Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

BANK MANAGER
Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music.

  • Any gender, 30-49
  • Must sing and play guitar & cello well.
  • Must have a strong Irish (Cork) accent.

DA
Guy's dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father.

  • Male, 50+
  • Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

SVEJC
A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee.

  • Male, 20-39
  • Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

ANDREJ
Earnest and kind. It works well if he has a slight build, made slighter by his oversized interview suit. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams.

  • Male, 20-29
  • Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

EAMON
The music studio manager where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. 

  • Male, 20-49
  • Must sing and play guitar (& piano) well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

EMCEE
The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster.

  • Male, 20-49
  • Must sing and play guitar (& piano) extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

EX-GIRLFRIEND
Guy's ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable.

  • Female, 20-39
  • Must play violin extremely well.
  • Must have a strong Irish accent.

IVANKA
The sweet-natured daughter of Girl. 

  • Female, 6-8
  • Note: Must be between 40 and 45 inches tall.
  • Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE

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