A Note from Artistic Director, Jeffery Kin:

“I like the idea of creating themes for my seasons. I feel it gives our theatre and its patrons and volunteers another way of grasping what we do here at The Players Centre.  This year’s theme is even more exciting, because it will give us the opportunity to show a production on our stage, and share what it takes to produce it behind the scenes. I invite people to look differently at this community theatre, and to become familiar with the volunteers and their many hours of toil that often go unnoticed.”

88TH BROADWAY SERIES AUDITIONS

For all Broadway Series productions, please prepare:

  • A Short, One Minute Monologue
  • (For Musicals) A Short, One Minute Song
  • (For Musicals) You will be expected to attend the group dance audition.

To secure your audition slot please call the Box Office at 941-365-2494.



88th Season pre-season Show
THE CRUCIBLE

Directed by Elliott Raines

Show Dates: Aug. 31 – Sept. 10, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, May 20 from 2pm – 5pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 21 at 6pm

Auditions will be held in The Backstage Studio Space.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. As long-held grudges turn to violent disputes, humiliating secrets are exposed and disseminated, and the line between truth and pretense becomes increasingly blurry, the citizens’ dogged determination to root out evil becomes more dangerous than the evil itself. When the burden of proof is invisible and the crime too terrible to name, everyone becomes a suspect and no one is safe. The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s remarkable 1953 play, remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself.

Cast Breakdown:

BETTY PARRIS – Late Teens – Daughter of Reverend Parris. Part of Abigail Williams’ Gang of Accusers.

REVEREND SAMUEL PARRIS – 40s – The Salem Pastor. A cold, humorless man who cares primarily for himself.

TITUBA – 30s-60s – Slave of Reverend Parris. Caring, intelligent and caught between a rock and a hard place.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – Late Teens – Niece of Reverend Parris. Leader of her Gang of Accusers. Used to work in the Proctor Household. Loves John Proctor. Will do anything to be with him. A narcissistic sociopath.

SUSANNA WALCOTT – Late Teens – Another member of The Gang of Accusers. Knows her place.

MRS ANN PUTNAM – 40s – A fearful, angry, twisted woman. Has lost seven children shortly after childbirth and wants to know the reason why.

THOMAS PUTNAM – 40s/50s – A town elder and husband of Ann. Pompous and arrogant. Expects men to bend to his will and surprised when they don’t.

MERCY LEWIS – Late Teens – Member of The Gang of Accusers. Abigail’s best/only friend. Merciless and sadistic.

MARY WARREN – Late Teens – Member of The Gang of Accusers. Took Abigail’s place in the Proctor household. A terrified creature, becoming less so as her self importance grows.

JOHN PROCTOR – 40s – Our protagonist. Guilt-ridden by his affair with Abigail. Strong and Honorable. Knows the witch hunt is a lie.

REBECCA NURSE – 60s+ – A pious, honorable and saintly woman. Charitable and giving. Fearful of the impending inquisition.

GILES COREY – 60s + – Local farmer. Strong and energetic beyond his years. Excitable.

REVEREND JOHN HALE – 30s/40s – Bright, articulate and sensitive. Fully committed to his beliefs in the “Science” of Witchcraft.

ELIZABETH PROCTOR – 30s/40s – Wife of John Proctor. Still loves John but finds it difficult to forgive his transgression. Believes John is still in love with Abigail.

FRANCIS NURSE – 60s+ – Husband of Rebecca Nurse. Kindly, devoted and loves Rebecca deeply.

EZEKIEL CHEEVER – 30s+ – A tailor. Now clerk of the Salem Witch Trial Court. A petty bureaucrat and religious fanatic. Proud and eager to do his job.

JOHN WILLARD – 30s+ – Cheever’s subordinate. Salem’s jailor. A drunk.

MARTHA COREY – Offstage Voice – Giles Corey’s wife. Accused of witchcraft.

JUDGE HATHORNE – 40s+ – Second in command of The Salem Witch Trial Court. Cold, humorless, pompous and arrogant.

DEPUTY GOVERNOR DANFORTH – 40s+ – Presiding judge of The Salem Witch Trials. A devout, fervent believer in The Accusers’ cause.

 

 

88TH SEASON Broadway Series
THE Will Rogers Follies

Directed by Corey Boyas
Musical Director: Alan J Corey

Show Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 15, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, July 29 from 10am-3:45pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, July 30

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Anyone who has heard of Will Rogers knows his signature phrase:  “I’ve never met a man I didn’t like”. This philosophy is the jumping off point for this showy piece of Americana that follows his many accomplishments as well as his tumultuous personal life. It was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best original score!

 

Moon Over Buffalo

Directed by Pam Wiley

Show Dates: Nov. 2 – 19, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, July 29 from 10am-3:45pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, July 30

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me A Tenor, this theatrical farce centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s.  On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, the nearly washed-up stage duo receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom!

 

The 1940’s Radio Hour

Directed by Berry Ayers
Musical Director: Alan J. Corey

Show Dates: Dec 7 – 23, 2017

AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, July 29 from 10am-3:45pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, July 30

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Just in time for the holiday season, comes this marvelously theatrical show! This lively and big band sounding musical delivers a delicious slice of ‘a live radio broadcast from NYC’ in December of 1942.  Enjoy the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

 


BACKSTAGE AT THE PLAYERS AUDITIONS


UPCOMING 2017-2018 BACKSTAGE SEASON AUDITION DATES:

 TBA

2017 SUMMER SIZZLER AUDITIONS


These auditions have passed, please check back for the 2018 Summer Sizzler Auditions

PLAYERS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS: Monday, June 26 from 6pm to 7:45pm

Please bring a one one-minute monologue (doesn’t have to be memorized)