Auditions & Casting Information

Check this page frequently for upcoming audition information as well as cast list information.

 

Robin Hood Auditions

Janurary 5th & 6th, 2020

In merry ol’ England, the townspeople are overtaxed and overwhelmed. Luckily, the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood is giving them hope by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. With many clever disguises, Robin continually tricks the greedy sheriff of Nottingham, his nasty daughter, Luciana, and the evil Prince John. Among the disguises is a minstrel costume to steal Prince John’s silver plates and excellent cook. Robin also dresses as an old man and enters the archery contest to win the golden arrow. When a young girl from Nottingham joins Robin’s band of outlaws, she discovers Robin’s secret: Robin Hood is actually a woman. Eventually, Robin needs her merry band of outlaws and her childhood friend, the brave Maid Marian, to use all of their quarterstaffs, swords, arrows and wits to save her from the gallows.

For this family-friendly performance, we are seeking actors ages 7- Adult! We need boys, girls, men, and women. Families are encouraged to audition together!

Auditions will be held on two dates:
Sunday, January 5th from 2-4 pm at the Shoals Theatre
Monday, January 6th from 5:30-7:00 at the Shoals Theatre

The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. You won’t need to prepare anything in advance.

If you participate in winter/ early spring activities (dance, sports, etc), please bring a list of conflicts with you to the auditions.

Show dates are: March 19-22, 2020

Directed by: Laura-Ashley Foster

King Lear Auditions

December 2 & 3, 2019

Auditions for Shakespeare at the Shoals 2020 production, KING LEAR, will be Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Shoals Theatre on Seminary Street in Florence, AL. Michael Green is directing William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.

Principal roles are available for 12 actors, male or female (ages 20+). There are also supporting roles for approximately 10 actors, male or female (ages 16 and older). Audition material will come from Act I, Scene 1, I-2, I-4, II-4 & V-3.

Shakespeare at the Shoals supports non-traditional casting and all gender and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Production dates are February 21-23, 2020, with morning school performances possible on February 19 & 20. Rehearsals will begin the first week of January, 2020. For more information please contact shakespeareattheshoals@aol.com.

Rumors Cast List

Congratulations to the following cast members!

Ken Gorman - William Freeman
Chris Gorman - Amy Lambright
Lenny Ganz - Randy Pettus
Claire Ganz - Tori Helms
Ernie Cusack - Mark Newton
Cookie Cusack - Gail Allen
Glen Cooper - Trevor Cartony
Cassie Cooper - Kara Mobley
Office Welch - Susan Grissom
Officer Pudney - Leslie Sawyer

Auditions For "The Case Of Humaity Vs. Pontius Pilate."

December 28 & 29, 2019

For over 2000 years, humanity has placed the blame of the death of Christ upon one man - Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. Now, in the 21'st century, Pilate is finally getting his day in court to prove once and for all that he should not be held responsible for the death of Jesus. This a modern court room drama.

DIRECTED BY - William Freeman

SHOW DATES - April 2 & 3 2020

Second Audition Date - Dec. 29 (5-7 pm) at the Shoals Theatre

Auditions will be a cold reading from the script.
CASTING - 4w, 5m, 7 either

PONTIUS PILATE - (30s) Roman Prefect of Judea. Proud, hot tempered, autocrat, of obstinate disposition. A military man all his life, he is blunt and uncomplicated, with little understanding of compassion, but drawing the respect of his office.

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA - (45+) Elder judge of the Jewish Sanhedrin, and a secret follower of Jesus. A just and righteous man, he is willing to consider both sides of a question. Although he speaks well and carries himself surely, he displays a tension that indicates an inner struggle.

ESTHER DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH - (18+) Devoted daughter, shy and innocent with a slightly immature manner.

NICODEMUS - (45+) Elder judge of the Jewish Sanhedrin. He is very smart, folkly, religious, law abiding, not to complicated, and realizes Jesus is the Messiah.

MARY MAGDALENE - (18+) One of Jesus' most faithful and devoted followers. Occupied a position of prominence among the women disciples. She is an intelligent and observant woman, with a serene, soft spoken, but persuasive manner.

SALOME - (40+) Sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and wife of Zebedee. One of Jesus' followers, she is outwardly composed, but inwardly turbulent.

ANNAS - (50+) High Priest Emeritus, the power behind the Sanhedrin. Formerly unscrupulous and hard, at the time of the play, he is a broken, bitter, moody, and remorseful man, with little regard for those about him.

CAIAPHAS - (30+) High Priest and son-in-law to Annas, a blustering, strutting, high handed braggart. He is a cunning schemer with no conscious or scruples. He is also a vain clotheshorse. Constantly imagining threats to his position, he is unsure of himself and panics at the slightest trouble.

CLAUDIA PROCULA - (25-40) Pilates wife, has the air of nobility expected from the granddaughter of Caesar. She is cultured, calm, and speaks with a firm conviction, obviously superior in intellect and energy, and reveals occasional glimmers of mischievous amusement.

BAILIFF - (18+)

JUDGE (40+)

COURT REPORTER - (18+) No dialogue.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY - (25+)

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - (25+)

REPORTER - (18+) (Online news/Vlogger) - Will ad-lib with audience

CAMERAMAN - (18+) (Films reporter)




Auditions For "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical"

February 1 & 2, 2019

**** ATTENTION ALL SINGERS AND ACTORS****
ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL presented by the Zodiac Players will be Saturday February 1, 2020 from 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. and Sunday February 2, 2020 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. at the Shoals Theatre. Located at 123 N Seminary St, Florence, Alabama.

Directed by Julia Matthews
Musical Direction led by Gene Anne Gifford
Orchestration led by Nick Murphy

Performance dates are April 30, 2020 through May 2, 2020 at 7:30p.m., and May 3, at 2:00p.m. at the Shoals Theatre.

**Winner of 4 Tony Awards** Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical is based on the classic story and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative, gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry that has mesmerized audiences all across the world.

***If you are auditioning for the role of Dr. Jekyll you MUST audition with the song “Confrontation” from the musical Jekyll & Hyde.***

*Those auditioning for the role of Lucy or Emma must audition with a song of your choosing from the musical Jekyll & Hyde.

*If you are auditioning for ANY ADDITIONAL ROLE in this POWERFUL ENSEMBLE you may sing at least 60 seconds of ANY song from a musical that best showcases your vocal ability.

*All auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading from the script.

*Bluetooth speaker, cord hookup, and a cd player will be available
*NO accompanist provided, but you may provide your own.
Any questions/concerns/trouble with tracks, please feel free to contact Julia Matthews at 256-762-9121

Cast Size: Approximately 25-30
Cast Type: Adults
Supports Non-Traditional Casting

Characters Include:

Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde
Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering the true nature behind the good and evil in man and Emma's fiancée. After he uses an experimental formula on himself, his evil side - Edward Hyde - takes control. As Hyde, he is violent, commanding, and a sexual deviant attracted to Lucy.
Gender: Male Tenor
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Lucy Harris
The gorgeous 'main attraction' at a local gentleman's club. At the bottom of her luck, she becomes the object of Hyde's obsession. Lucy is feisty and wild, but also cautious and aware.
Gender: Female Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G#3

Emma Carew
The daughter of Chairman Danvers and Jekyll's beloved fiancée who is refined and desired by all of the socialite men.
Gender: Female Soprano
Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: A3

Gabriel John Utterson
Serves as Jekyll's lawyer and helpful friend. He advises the troubled doctor on personal and professional affairs.
Gender: Male Baritone, Bass
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2

Sir Danvers Carew
Emma's loving father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. A charming and gentle man.
Gender: Male Baritone
Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Simon Stride
The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll's rival for Emma's affections.
Male Baritone Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Lady Beaconsfield
A part of the Board of Governors that rejects Dr. Jekyll's experimental proposal, and soon incur the wrath of Hyde.
Female Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano



Bishop Of Basingstoke
A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors.
Male Baritone Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C#3

Lord Savage
A part of the Board of Governors that rejects Dr. Jekyll's experimental proposal, and soon incur the wrath of Hyde.
Gender: Male Tenor

General Lord Glossop
A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors.
Male Baritone Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: G#3

Spider
Lucy's handler/pimp and the benefactor of the Red Rat; he mistreats her and the other girls.
Male Spoken Baritone, Bass

Sir Archibald Proops
A part of the Board of Governors that rejects Dr. Jekyll's experimental proposal, and soon incur the wrath of Hyde.
Male Baritone


Nellie
A fellow worker at the Red Rat, she's Lucy's friend and confidant. She flirts with anyone shamelessly.
Female Mezzo-Soprano

Poole
Jekyll's butler, Poole is generally in charge of letting people in to see Jekyll.
Male Spoken

Ensemble/The People of London
Aristocrats; Street People; Servants; Society Guests; Prostitutes; Policemen, Customers, Inmate, Orderly, Minister

The Three Musketeers Cast List

2019

2019 Zodiac Players Production of Ken Ludwig's "The Three Musketeers" Official Cast List

D'Artagnan - Kyle Hutcheson
Sabine - Christina Jones
Cardinal Richelieu - Will Mitchell
Porthos - David Prejeant
Aramis - LaDarius Prince
Athos - Michael Hill
Rochefort - Arielle Jones
Milady - Lucy LeMaster
Treville/Ensemble Characters - William Page
Constance/Ensemble Characters - Kara Mobley
King Louis/Ensemble Characters - Matt Osborne
Queen Anne/Ensemble Characters - Amy Shipman Lambright
Elise/Ensemble Characters - Kellee Willis

Production dates are Thursday Oct 24 -Saturday Oct 26 7:30pm; Sun Oct 27 2pm
With appearances at the Renessaisance Faire in Wilson Park!

Pocahontas

August 25 & 26, 2019

Gingerbread Players will be holding auditions for Pocahontas on
Sunday August 25, 2019 at 2pm and Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6pm.

Pocahontas is the daughter of the mighty Algonquin Chief Powhatan. The young princess delights in playing with Raven, Wolf, and Squirrel. Pocahontas has also made friends with the English settlers of Jamestown, a community struggling with starvation and sickness. This enchanting musical is graced with a wonderful cast of characters: Little Running Rabbit, Brave Eagle, Aunt Morning Star, Forest Spirits, Mother Earth, and, of course, the people of Jamestown. Filled with Native American lore and beautiful music, this play is true to the original legend. Audiences will be swept away with DeTurk’s original music, featuring such songs as ’Live Forever,’ ’No Common Ground’ and the beautiful ’Your Heart Always Knows.’

Auditions will consist of individuals singing an one minute song of choice and cold readings from the script. Those auditioning must provide their own music. A CD player and Bluetooth speaker will be available.

Roles are available for children, teenagers, and adults ages 6 and up.

Available roles:

WORDSPINNER............girl, Age 12 and up
LITTLE RUNNING RABBIT ......Age 8 and up
HAPPY-SHE-WALKS..............Age 8 and up
BRAVE EAGLE.............Age 8 and up
AUNT MORNING STAR (Pocahontas’ aunt)
Age 16 and up
CHIEF POWHATAN.........Age 16 and up
POCAHONTAS..........Age 12 and up
THUNDERCLOUD..............Age 12 and up
ESTHER FINLEY.............girl, Age 8 and up
SQUIRREL..............creature, Age 6 and up
WOLF.....................creature, Age 6 and up
RAVEN....................creature, Age 6 and up
MARGARET WHEELER.......Age 8 and up
BARBARA MATTHEWS .......Age 8 and up
CAROLINA.............................Age 10 and up
JEREMY..............................Age 10 and up
MERCY ROGERS................Age 16 and up
CHARITY MATTHEWS......Age 16 and up
THOMAS ROGERS ............Age 16 and up
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH .....Age 16 and up
SPIRIT OF MOTHER EARTH..Age 12 and up

ENSEMBLE CONSISTING OF ADDITIONAL ALGONQUINS, SETTLERS, FOREST SPIRITS (All Ages)


Performance dates for Pocahontas will be November 21-24, 2019. School shows will also be performed opening week on one or two mornings depending on the audience demand.

Production Crew:
Director: Jennifer Adams
Musical Director: Jessica Rice
Choreography: Jacob Adams

Next To Normal

May 24 & 26, 2019

Auditions for NEXT TO NORMAL, the opening show of the Zodiac Players 2019-2020 season, will be held Friday, May 24th & Sunday, May 26th at 6:30 pm at the Shoals Theatre on Seminary Street in Florence. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 29th. Michael Green is directing and Rebecca Rockhill is musical director for this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical.

Roles are available for 2 men and 1 woman (ages 30-50) and 2 men and 1 woman (ages 16-25). Those auditioning should prepare a song of their choice that shows their vocal strength and range and should provide either a CD or phone recording to audition with. There will also be a cold-reading from the script.

Production dates are September 12-15 and rehearsals will begin mid-July. For more information contact n2nzodiac@aol.com.

Beauty & The Beast

March 11, 12, & 16, 2019

Audition Information for Beauty and the Beast:

Auditions will be held at 9am on March 16, 2019 at the Shoals Theatre.


Auditions will be held on Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00pm at the Shoals Theatre for PRINCIPAL character roles. 

Belle (appears to be 18-25)- good singer, soprano/mezzo soprano, some dancing skills

Beast (appears to be 18 or older)- good singer, baritone, some dancing skills

Gaston (18 or older)- good character singer and dancer

Maurice (30 or older)- good singer, baritone

Cogsworth(30 or older)- ensemble singer

Mrs. Potts (18 or older)-great singer mezzo/alto, must move well onstage

Lumiere (15 or older)- energetic, character singer with a great French accent

Chip (8-12) boy or girl ensemble singer, dancer

Babette (15 or older)- French accent, must move well on stage

Madame DeLa Grande Bouche (18 or older)- operatic singer, some dancing

Lefou (15 or older)- tenor, good singer, some dancing

Monsieur D’argue (30 or older)- good singer

If necessary, call backs will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019.

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Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Auditions

Janurary 26 & 27, 2019

From The Director:


Announcing the cast for "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”

I am thrilled to announce this amazing cast. Read through will be in February. Thanks to everyone who auditioned.

Miss Mona : Stangley Anna Gibson
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd: Christopher Spencer
Melvin P. Thorpe: Benny Steadman 
Governor : Andy Betterton
Narrator : Mark Newton
Doatsey Mae : Brianna Watkins 
Mayor Rufus Poindexter : David Vann
Edsel Mackey : Keith Rhodes
C.J. Scruggs : Ronnie Green
Senator Wingwoah : Jay Paul Chase
Shy : Maggie Stewart
Jewel: McKenzie Gordon
Angel : Julie King
Linda Lou : Melanie Dickens
Dawn : Lucy Lemaster
Ginger : Salena Fugate
Beatrice : Shanda Davidson 
Durla : Petra Pack
Stephanie Daniel : Ruby Rae
Eloise : Sara Allen 
Taddy Jo : Tori Helms

Cowboys/Aggies: 
LaDarius Prince
Charlie Parker 
Blake Bradford 
Michael Hill 
Adam Thomas 
TBA
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Doggett Choir : 
Connie Clayton , Jessica Dawkins , Sarah Gorsych, William Page, Dylan Bales , Mark Newton
Wulla Jean : TBA

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The Enchanted Bookshop Cast List

December 9-10, 2018

Margie - Jennifer Kilpatrick
Bombalurina - Elvie Rose
Mom - Connie Clayton
Timmy - Aegan Marquardt
Robin Hood - Jackson Harvey
Tom Sawyer - Garrett Cunningham
Sherlock Holmes - Aaron Marquardt
Toto - Marley Jacques
Dorothy - Nora Dalrymple
Heidi - Cayson Allen
Pollyanna - Landri Kilpatrick
Book Fairy - Katie Grace Michael
Lady In Red - Kyndal Kilpatrick
Fagin - Walker Barnett
Long John Silver - Cody Woodfin
Officer Ketchum - Donna Duncan
Fingers (A Jewel Smuggler) - Macy Ladner
Eddie (Another Jewel Smuggler) - Tyler Hudson
Doctor Doolittle - Robert Atkins
Queen of Hearts - Brooke Cartony
Frankenstein - Hayden LaVecchia
Wicked Witch Of The West - Sammi Goodwin
Hopalong Cassidy - Drew McKinnon
Famous Book Character TBA - Logan Kilpatrick
Famous Book Character TBA - Sydney Jacques
Famous Book Character TBA - Abigail Johnson
Famous Book Character TBA - Katie Konig
Famous Book Character - Landon McGee
Famous Book Character TBA - Anna Neal  
Famous Book Character TBA - McKenna Cristler
Famous Book Character TBA - Eli Dunstan

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Much Ado About Nothing Cast List

February 15-17, 2019

From the director - Much Ado About Nothing Cast List:

BENEDICK………… ADAM THOMAS

BEATRICE……………….. BETH THEAD
CLAUDIO………… CHANCE RHODES
HERO….…... REBECCA TUMLINSON
DON PEDRO/PRINCE... MICHAEL HILL
LEONATO……………… MATT UPTON
DOGBERRY….……. TYLER HUDSON
DON JOHN…….… CHARLIE PARKER
BORRACHIO……………… TBD
CONRADE……………….... TBD
MARGARET…. ELIZABETH RAGSDALE
URSLA……………….. LANEY GREEN
MESSENGER………… AVERY ISBELL
ISABEL………… KATIE SUE BREWER
ANTONIO………………… TBD
FRIAR FRANCES………… TBD
VERGES……………… JARED MCCOY
SEACOAL………ABRIEL GOODLOE
SEXTON…………OLD CRITTENDEN
1st WATCHMAN….. J. PAUL CHASE
2nd WATCHMAN…. AVERY ISBELL
ELIZABETH……HANNAH THOMAS

Thank you to all who auditioned. I will be in touch with a Group Facebook message about an upcoming meeting.

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Elf! The Musical Jr. Cast List

September 3, 2018

We were so impressed by the amount of talented auditionees we saw last week for Elf Jr! Over 100 of you auditioned and it took us a lot of time to narrow it down to the actual cast list. Many of our decisions came down to conflicts with our rehearsal and performance schedule. That being said, if you were not cast, PLEASE come audition for our next show!


Jovie: Addison Credille

Walter Hobbs: Preston Lumpkins

Micheal Hobbs: Drew McKinnon

Buddy: Carter Ramos

Emily Hobbs: Savannah Berryman

Mr. Greenway/policeman1: Samuel Lumpkins

Manager: Tyler Haskovec

Santa: Robert McMasters

Deb: Lynea Cochran

Fake Santa/ passerby: Sean Bishop

Jogger: Owen Flynn

Teenager: Sydney Kelley

Flyer girl 1: Linley Jackson

Flyer girl 2: Ally McGee

Security guard 1: Caleb Price

Security guard 2: Garrett Cunningham

Business woman: Julia Cochran

Saleswoman: Abby Creekmore

Charlotte Denton: Emma Hodges

Santa’s helper: Madyn Harris

Emma Van Brocklin: Isabella Teal

Darlene Lambert: Madi McGee

Chadwick: Owen Hood

Sarah: Brooke Cartony

Matthews: Mason Hodges

Policewoman 2: Leah Strickland

Sam: Maddie Olson Comforting

New Yorker: Caroline Barber

Shawanda: Sophia Saylor

Charlie: Connor Gooch

Elf 1: Anna Neal

Elf 2: Cooper Hanbery

Elf 3: Allie Jennings

Elf 4: Charli Givens

Elf 5: Landon McGee

Additional elves: Natalie Lindsey, Maddie Brown, Ginger Lewey, Mya Brady

Macy’s employees: Abby Wilson, Samantha Fulks, June Steadman, Mara Craft

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Arsenic & Old Lace Cast List

January 17-20, 2019

From the director, the cast list for Arsenic & Old Lace is as follows:

Martha Brewster - Gail Brooks Allen
Abby Brewster - Barbara Hendricks
Mortimer Brewster - Jared McCoy
Jonathan Brewster - Mark Keeton
Teddy Brewster - David House
Dr. Einstein - Don Grace
Elaine Harper - Abigail Coats
Reverend Harper - Scott Coats
Officer O’Harra - Jacob Adams
Lt Rooney - Leigh Daniels
Officer Brophy - Joel “Spud” Mitchell
Dr. Witherspoon - Patrick Hampton
Officer Klein - Laura-Ashley Foster 
Mr. Gibbs - TBA

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