General Information

We are often asked about the way we run auditions here at Playhouse on the Square. The following is a general summary, but please keep in mind that:

  • We post all of our open auditions in the Playbook, which can be found in Friday’s Commercial Appeal.
  • At the auditions, you may be asked to read from the script. Sometimes, scripts are available for checkout prior to the auditions. Many times, you will be able to find it at the public library.
  • You may be required to prepare a monologue.
  • You may be asked to sing if auditioning for a musical. In this case, you should have 16 bars of a song prepared. You will also need to bring sheet music. Sheet music can be found at almost any music store or at the public library.
  • There may be minor choreography involved. Please dress comfortably so that you are able to move freely.
  • It is a good idea to bring a headshot and resume if you have one. If not, a recent photo will help us remember your face.
  • You will fill out an audition sheet upon your arrival. We will need basic information about you such as what type of experience or training you have had, and your contact information in case you are called back or chosen for a role.
  • Most of our auditions are open to everyone regardless of their experience.

For more information, contact Courtney Oliver at (901) 725-0776 or courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org


ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

WHEN:  Saturday January 19th at 2pm (Possible callbacks on Sunday January 20th)

WHERE: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, 38104

WHEN:  Saturday January 19th at 2pm (Possible callbacks on Sunday January 20th)

WHERE: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, 38104

CASTING: 5 Male and Female Actors of various ethnicities with strong comedic chops.  Ages 20s – 60s.  Please see the character breakdown below.  **Please Note – the role of Rexy has been filled by Resident Company Member Daniel Stuart Nelson.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare to do cold-readings from the script.  If possible, feel free to prepare a comedic monologue.  Actors auditioning for the role of Casey should also come prepared to sing 16 bars of a folk/rock/pop ballad while accompanying themselves on their own acoustic guitar.  Some actors may be asked to do a brief movement call.  Please bring a headshot and resume.  

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: To make the best use of your time, these auditions will be by appointment.  Please email Courtney Oliver to sign up for a time slot to audition at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org. Please feel free to specify the time that is the most convenient for you and we will do our best to get you that time slot! Otherwise slots are first come, first serve.

The Legend of Georgia McBride is directing by Guest Artist Tony Horne and Choreographed by Daniel Stuart Nelson.  Rehearsals will begin May 7, 2019.  


ANNOUNCING MATILDA AUDITIONS

WHENChildren’s Auditions: Saturday, January 26, 10am (Some may be asked to return for a dance call later in the afternoon)

Adult Auditions: Sunday, January 27, 6pm (Some may be asked to return for a dance call later in the evening)

Possible Callbacks Monday, January 28, 6pm

WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper Street, 38104.  Sign-in in the Main Lobby.

CASTING: We are casting Male and Female Children/Young Adult Singer/Dancers, Ages 8-15; and Male and Female Adult Singer/Dancers, Ages 18 and Up.  ALL ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Please Note** All roles are currently open though some adult roles may be filled by members of our Resident Company. For a full character breakdown, please see below.

WHAT TO PREPARE:  Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song with piano accompaniment.  Actors are welcome to sing from the show though it is not required.  Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.  For younger actors that may not have a resume, please bring some kind of photo with you that the theatre can keep in our files.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: To make the best use of your time, these auditions will be by appointment.  Please email Courtney Oliver to sign up for a time slot to audition at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org. Please feel free to specify the time that is the most convenient for you and we will do our best to get you that time slot! Otherwise slots are first come, first serve.

Matilda is directed and choreographed by debuting Guest Artist Jim Christian and Music Directed by Nathan McHenry.  The show begins rehearsals on May 14, 2019.  The show runs June 21 – July 14, 2019.