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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:

  • 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

Typical Rehearsal and Performance schedule for our shows:
Rehearsals:*
TuesdayFriday: 2:00-5:00 and 6:00-10:00
Saturday: 1:00-5:00
Sunday: 6:00-10:00
Dress Rehearsals are from 6:00-11:00 the week leading to opening.
Performances:
ThursdaySaturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
*If a performer has more than 3 evening or weekend conflicts with the rehearsal schedule they must make special arrangements with the director and production manager.

*MUSICIANS – If any musician is interested in playing in the band for one of our musical productions, please contact Music Director, Nathan McHenry at kevinnathanmchenry@gmail.com

 


ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR  AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ AND LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

WHEN:  Monday, October 28, 6pm; Callbacks on Tuesday, October 29, 6pm

WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St 38104.  Check in in the Main Lobby

CASTING: African-American Singer/Dancers Ages 18 and Up for both shows.    *PLEASE NOTE – Little Shop of Horrors is casting ONLY the Urchins; Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronette.  All other roles in the show have been filled by Resident Company Members.  *PLEASE NOTE – Certain roles in Ain’t Misbehavin’ *may* be filled by Associate or Resident Company Members.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the genre of Jazz, Gospel, or legit Classical.  Please bring sheet music for a piano accompaniment.  (Singing from the show is also welcome but not required). Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.  Some people may be asked to stay to dance so please bring clothes you will be comfortable moving in.  

Ain’t Misbehvin’ Is Directed by Guest Artist Lar’Juanette Williams (Executive Director of Memphis Black Arts Alliance); Choreographed by Steven Prince Tate; and  Music Directed by Nathan McHenry (Kinky Boots; Tuck Everlasting)  The show begins rehearsals February 4 and runs at The Circuit Playhouse March 13 – April 5, 2020. 

Little Shop of Horrors is Directed by Associate Director Dave Landis (Kinky Boots; Cabaret); Choreographed by Brittany Church (Assoc Choreographer on Kinky Boots; Tuck Everlasting); and  Music Directed by Jason Eschhofen (Cabaret).  The show begins rehearsals March 31 and runs at Playhouse on the Square May 1 – 24, 2020.

**To make the auditions run the smoothest and most organized for you, we will be seeing people in 5 minute time slots from 6-8pm.  To sign up for an audition time slot, please email Courtney Oliver at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org.


ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR  SOMETHING ROTTEN:

WHEN:  Sunday, November 17, 7pm; Callbacks on Monday, November 18, 6pm

WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St 38104.  Check in in the Main Lobby

CASTING: Singer/Dancers Ages 18 and Up.  All gender and ethnicities welcome.   *PLEASE NOTE – The role of William Shakespeare has been filled by Associate Company Member Donald Sutton.  Other roles may be filled by members of our Resident or Associate Company.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song.  Funny is always good!!  Please bring sheet music for a piano accompaniment.  (Singing from the show is also welcome but not required). Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.  Some people may be asked to stay to dance so please bring clothes you will be comfortable moving in.  *Please bring tap shoes if you have them!

Something Rotten Is Directed by Chicago Guest Artist Scott Ferguson (Rock of Ages; The Rocky Horror Show); Choreographed by Whitney Branan (Madagascar; Head Over Heels); and  Music Directed by Nathan McHenry (Kinky Boots; Tuck Everlasting)  The show begins rehearsals in early May and runs at Playhouse on the Square June 19 – July 12, 2020.

**To make the auditions run the smoothest and most organized for you, we will be seeing people in 5 minute time slots from 6-8pm.  To sign up for an audition time slot, please email Courtney Oliver at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org.