Auditions

Yearning for the spotlight?

Open auditions are held each year in the late winter or early spring. Dates and requirements are announced on this page, on our social media pages, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.

2017 audition dates are set. See below for details.

During auditions, call backs, and rehearsals, all those present must abide by ASGT’s official Audition Policy (see below) and by Board of Education policies (if at a public school) or the policies of the host. This includes a prohibition against smoking anywhere on public school grounds.

Thank you in your interest in auditioning with ASGT!

SISTER ACT
Book by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken| Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Clare Shaffer
Musical Direction by Paige Rammelkamp
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

Auditions: Thursday, February 16 at 7pm and Saturday, February 18 at 11am
West Annapolis Elementary School, 505 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis
Callbacks: Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm
West Annapolis Elementary School

Rehearsals: Beginning in April 2017
Performances: May 25-June 17, 2017
Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun plus Wed. June 14, all at 8:30pm

All roles are open and unpaid. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. We’re looking to cast a company of actors who can believably portray their character.

Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production (May 25, 2017). Individuals who will not reach the age of 18 by opening night may not audition.

No appointment is necessary. Please bring a headshot and resume.

Please prepare a 16-bar cut of music in the style of the show: musical theatre, 1970s, disco, or soul. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Also be prepared to learn and perform a short but high-impact movement segment.

Our full Audition Policy is available at the bottom of this page. To learn more about Sister Act, click here.

ROLES

Deloris Van Cartier: An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially rebels against her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Sassy, bold, ambitious—and caring.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Mother Superior: The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range: D3 – E5

Sister Mary Robert: A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her own bold voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range: F#3 – A5

Sister Mary Patrick: A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, talkative, and easily excitable.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 50

Sister Mary Lazarus: A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 70
Vocal range: F3 – B4

Monsignor O’hara: One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music brings out his wild side.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 70
Vocal range: E3 – G4

Curtis: A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range: A2 – Ab4

Eddie Souther: The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: Ab2 – B4

TJ: Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range: Db3 – Eb5

Joey: One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range: Bb2 -Eb5

Pablo: One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range: C4 – F5

Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours: A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60

Sister Mary Theresa: A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 70

Michelle: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: Bb3-  F5

Tina: One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: Ab3 – F5

Ernie: One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range: Any

Ensemble: Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers.
Gender: Male & Female
Age: Any

THE FULL MONTY
Book by Terrence McNally
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Mason Catharini
Musical Direction by Emily L. Sergo
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

Auditions: Thursday, March 9 at 6:30pm and Saturday, March 11 at 10am
West Annapolis Elementary School, 505 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis
Callbacks: Saturday, March 11 in the afternoon
West Annapolis Elementary School

Rehearsals: Beginning in late-April or early-May 2017
Performances: June 29-July 22, 2017
Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun plus Wed. July 19, all at 8:30pm

Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 18 by June 29, 2017 (opening night). Individuals who will not reach the age of 18 by opening night may not audition. Please be aware that this show has adult themes and language and is rated R.

Your audition song does not have to be from a musical. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style/genre of pop, rock, jazz, or contemporary musical theatre that shows your vocal range and ability. Acapella auditions will not be accepted.

All songs must be brought in the correct key. Transpositions by audition accompanist are not available.

From the Director and Music Director: The Full Monty is a contemporary pop/rock show. We’ll be looking for “belters” or performers with a modern sound. Classic audition songs are not recommended for this audition.

From the Choreographer: Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for movement. Be prepared to do a choreographed combination that will be taught at the audition. For women, character heels are preferred.

Regarding the character descriptions below: Descriptions are subject to change and clarification. All body types are welcome. All noted ages are stage-ages and pliable. We need actors with great comic timing who can connect to an audience, so bring your best self out to auditions!

The women’s roles are powerful, memorable, and important. We will be looking for great female actors to carry the show! A sizable female ensemble is needed.

Note: If you are auditioning for the 6 starred* roles, or Keno, you need to be very comfortable with your body—enough to perform on stage in your underwear and eventually a g-string. You must be prepared to do so and must agree to such to be considered for those roles. Consent and trust are very important to our entire artistic team—you will be taken care of respectfully and our final moment will be powerful, yet careful. Wear clothing to auditions that reveals your overall body shape accurately. You will not need to undress at auditions.

ROLES

Jerry Lukowski*: An unemployed mill worker, and extremely devoted father. Tries to be a real “man’s man”, but feels a great insecurity about his lot in life.
Age: 30-40
Vocal range: B2-Db5, rock tenor, strong controlled falsetto

Pam Lukowski: Jerry’s estranged wife, Teddy’s fiancée. A realist, with heart. Wants the best for her son, Nathan, and for Jerry to be active in his life.
Age: 30-40
Vocal range: G3-A5, alto, broad mezzo with belt

Dave Bukatinsky*: An unemployed steel worker. A giant teddy bear of a man, and Jerry’s best friend. Good-natured, but with self-esteem issues stemming from his weight and his inability to provide for his family. Must be comfortable enough with your belly to proudly wield it in all its glory. Body type = notably overweight relative to the other Monty Men.
Age: 30-40
Vocal range: B2-Db5, lyric tenor with strong falsetto

Georgie Bukatinsky: Dave’s wife. Warm and down-to-earth, but isn’t afraid to paint the town red. Trying to hold her marriage together.
Age: 30-40
Vocal range: F3-A5, high alto/broad mezzo belter

Malcolm MacGregor*: An unemployed mill worker. Shy, sweet, and a self-proclaimed “loser who still lives at home with his mother.” Longs to be a part of a group and to feel wanted.
Age: 25-40
Vocal range: C#3-E5, high tenor, smooth falsetto

Ethan Girard*: An unemployed steel worker. Always an optimist despite struggling with unemployment and strained friendships.
Age: 25-40
Vocal range: F2-Bb5, high baritone/tenor

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons*: A retired African American mill worker. A little past his prime, but you wouldn’t hear it from him. Excellent dancer, a real James Brown type. Body type = Black man.
Age: 50+
Vocal range: D3-Bb5, baritone/tenor

Harold Nichols*: An unemployed mill supervisor. Thinks the world of his wife, would do anything for her. Despite covering up his unemployment, continues to spend beyond their means in order to provide anything she wishes.
Age: 35-60
Vocal range: F2-Bb4, high baritone/tenor

Vicki Nichols: Harold’s wife. Charismatic, flamboyant, and accustomed to a certain (lavish) lifestyle. She is completely devoted to her husband.
Age: 30-55
Vocal range: G3-A5, high alto/broad mezzo belter

Jeannette Burmeister: In showbiz for the better part of several decades, she’s seen it all before, except for a mess like this one. A rehearsal pianist who exudes fabulousness.
Age: 50+
Vocal range: F3-Bb4, low alto belter

Teddy Slaughter: Pam’s fiancé. The opposite of Jerry—clean-cut, well-off.
Age: 35-55

Buddy ‘Keno’ Walsh*: Handsome and experienced male stripper. Confident. Tours the country with his Chippendale-esque show.
Age: 21-32

Female Ensemble: Estelle Genovese (Jerry’s younger sexy girlfriend), Susan Hershey, Joanie Lish, Dolores (doubles as Molly MacGregor, Malcolm’s aged ailing mother).
Ages: 20-60

Male Ensemble: Reg Willoughby (union leader), Tony Giordano (club owner), Marty, Gary.
Ages: 20-50

Read more about the show here.

IN THE HEIGHTS
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris
Musical Direction by Chris Pinder
Choreography by Eben K. Logan

Round One auditions took place on Jan. 24 and 28. Many thanks to all who auditioned.

We are currently accepting resumes and video auditions for the following roles:

  • Graffiti Pete (Strong dancer with rapping skills)
  • Sonny (strong actor and singer with rapping skills)
  • Abuela Claudia (strong actress/singer)
  • Kevin Rosario (strong actress/singer)
  • Vanessa (strong actress/singer)

In addition, we are looking for several STRONG singer/dancers to join our ensemble. Minorities are strongly encouraged to audition. 

Resumes and video auditions can be sent to darnell.morris@gmail.com. Please include all known conflicts from June 1-August 6. The video audition should include one contemporary musical theatre piece and one song from In The Heights. Dancers, singers, and actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit; specifically seeking Latino and African-American performers.

Rehearsals: Beginning in June 2017
Performances: Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun at 8:30pm from August 3-September 3, 2017

All roles are open and unpaid. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. We’re looking to cast a company of actors who can believably portray their character.

Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production (August 3, 2017). Individuals who will not reach the age of 18 by opening night may not audition.

Our full Audition Policy is available at the bottom of this page. To learn more about In The Heights, click here.

FULL LIST OF ROLES

Usnavi: Owner of De la Vega’s Bodega (corner store), has a thing for Vanessa, hub of the story; rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor (to G4)

Benny: Works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine, has thing for Nina; tenor (to Ab4) singer/rapper

Nina Rosario: Daughter of Kevin & Camila Rosario, freshman at Stanford University, very bright, sweet, feels that she has let everyone down because she’s dropping out of college; high belter (to F5)

Vanessa: Usnavi’s love interest, works at salon, wants to get out of the barrio, worldly and urban; high belter (to E5)

Kevin Rosario: Nina’s dad, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, strong actor, dreaming through Nina; singer, baritone (to E4)

Camila Rosario: Nina’s mom, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, determined to keep the family together, stands up to Kevin, she is the glue of the family, straight talker; strong singer/belter (G3 to B4)

Abuela Claudia: Raised Usnavi and Sonny, grand matriarch of the entire community, wins the lottery; belter (F#3 to C5)

Daniela: Salon owner, brash but caring; singer/belter (G3 to C5)

Carla: Hairdresser works at salon, side-kick to Daniela, ditzy yet earnest and loveable

Sonny: Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, aggressive, charming; rapper/singer, tenor (to Bb4)

Piragua Guy: Ice man; tenor with extensive singing (must have sustainable A4)

Graffiti Pete: Local graffiti artist, hip hop dancer, rapper/singer

Ensemble: Residents of Washington Heights—MUST BE SINGERS/DANCERS (dance in multiple styles—Latin/hip hop)

  • There shall be no pre-casting of actors. All potential cast members must audition.
  • A minimum of two audition dates will be scheduled for each show. In exceptional circumstances only, if an actor has a valid conflict with scheduled auditions the Director may accept a recorded audition or conduct an initial audition at the beginning of call backs.
  • All auditions are made public and open to all who wish to participate. Auditions are announced on ASGT’s website, social media, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.
  • Actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and experience levels are encouraged to audition.
  • Auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, which is defined as anyone who will reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production for which they’re auditioning. Individuals who will not reach the age of 18 by opening night of the production may not audition.
  • Age restrictions may be waived for particular roles depending on the needs of each show. Any such waiver of age restrictions will be published in the official audition notice.
  • It is ASGT policy to cast “age appropriate” actors in all roles when possible.
  • ASGT does not accept audition forms, resumés, or headshots prior to the scheduled auditions.
  • Auditions are open or closed at the discretion of the Director and Board Production Director. Only those invited may come to call backs. No one may observe call backs without prior permission.
  • The Director, Music Director, and Choreographer for a production may not audition for, be cast in, or appear in that production except under special circumstances and with approval of the Board. Also, no one auditioning may sit at the casting table.
  • The following people must be present for the duration of auditions and call backs: Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, and two members of the Board.
  • The Director should be efficient in the use of the auditioners’ time and respectful of their efforts.
  • The Director has final say on all casting decisions. ASGT leadership will provide input only if the Director asks for their input and/or if prior personnel issues (quitting a show, being fired, failure to show for rehearsals, etc.) are unknown to the Director and might affect casting decisions.
  • Individuals are expected to come to auditions and call backs dressed appropriately and professionally, with proper footwear for dancing/movement and legible music that is marked for the accompanist. They should bring a current headshot or a photo will be taken for them, and may bring a resumé (optional).
  • No one will be notified of casting deliberations or decisions during the public audition/call back process.
  • All who audition will be thanked by phone or e-mail for their participation by the designated production staffer. Individuals in consideration for a role but not ultimately cast will not be notified until those who were cast have accepted the roles offered.
  • Additional auditions (outside of the initial two nights and call backs), if necessary, will be publicly announced.
  • Performers are encouraged to audition for more than one ASGT show per season. ASGT and the Directors will make every effort to accommodate conflicting rehearsal schedules, with the earlier show taking precedence over the later show.
  • The use of illegal drugs or alcohol is never permitted during any ASGT audition or call back, or before/during any rehearsal or performance. Firearms/weapons are never permitted with the exception of Board-approved use for a production.