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: August 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.


BACKSTAGE AT THE PLAYERS AUDITIONS


UPCOMING 2017-2018 BACKSTAGE SEASON AUDITION DATES:

 TBA

2017 SUMMER SIZZLER AUDITIONS


 

“Beau Jest”

Show Dates: June 14 – 25, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Sunday, April 30 from 6-9pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her to marry a nice Jewish boy. So, instead of introducing them to her WASP boyfriend, Sarah hires an aspiring actor to meet the parents. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and soon, even Sarah is falling for Bob!

“Hilarious and quite moving. Sherman wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight.” – Chicago Sun Times

Beau Jest cast breakdown

Sarah Goldman – late 20’s. A young Jewish Woman living in Chicago
Chris – Her boyfriend.  A very Non-Jewish young man-WASPish
Bob – Her escort. An Actor who can play Jewish and speak Hebrew
Joel – Her brother. A young Jewish father.
Miriam – Her mother.  The epitome of the Jewish Mother
Abe – Her father.  The epitome of the Jewish Father.


 

“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Show Dates: July 12 – 23, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Monday, May 1 from 7-10pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
This smash Off-Broadway hit whisks you away to the 1958 Springfield High Prom where four girls with hopes and dreams (as big as their crinoline skirts) serenade youwith over 30 classics from the 1950s and 1960s. With hits like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover” and “Stupid Cupid” it’s a marvelous trip down memory lane!

 

“Effervescent and irresistible! An utter charm bomb!” – The New York Times

Marvelous Wonderettes character breakdowns

Cindy Lou (18, 28) knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.

Missy (18, 28) is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.

Betty Jean (18, 28) is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probably that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want To Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.”

Suzy (18, 28) is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. WARNING: Do not hire a ditzy person to play the ‘ditzy blonde.’ Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me’. 

 


 

“Arsenic And Old Lace”

Show Dates: August 9 – 20, 2017

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 29 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio

CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 7 at 6pm in the Backstage Studio

Show Synopsis:
What could be sweeter than two charming and innocent old ladies running a boarding house for “acceptable” gentlemen roomers? Add to this house the brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and the brother who’s up to no good, and you have a comedy made in heaven!

“…so funny that none of us will ever forget it.” – The New York Times

Arsenic and Old Lace character breakdowns

MARTHA BREWSTER – an elderly lady
ABBY BREWSTER – her elderly sister
TEDDY BREWSTER – their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt
MORTIMER BREWSTER – their nephew
ELAINE HARPER – his fiance
REV. DR. HARPER – her father
OFFICER KLEIN
OFFICER O’HARA – a raconteur
OFFICER BROPHY
LIEUTENANT ROONEY
JONATHAN BREWSTER – Mortimer’s murderous brother
DR. EINSTEIN – his accomplice
MR. GIBBS


 

2016 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL WINNER
“Mammoth Bones”

Show Dates: August 22-27, 2017

AUDITIONS: April 29, 2017 from 2-5pm in the Backstage Studio
CALLBACKS: Monday, May 8 at 7pm

Show Synopsis:
Robert is suffering from depression and anxiety. When he finds a mammoth bone in his yard, he starts to hear the sound of ancient mammoths. Is he communicating with spirits of the past, or is his medication playing tricks with his mind.

ROBERT………a man in his early 50’s, suffering from depression and anxiety.   He has a strange mannerism of moving his right thumb against his fingers like he’s adjusting an adjustable wrench.
VICKY…….….a woman in her early 50’s, married to ROBERT.  She teaches 6th grade and is stressed from work and worried about ROBERT and ALICE.
ALICE…….…..VICKY’S mother who is temporarily living with them since she just had a hip replacement. She is mid 70’s with a great sense of humor.
Dr. COLLINS…a man somewhere between 45-60.  He is a rather cold, blunt psychologist.
Dr. Z…………..a man in his late 20’s.  More caring than DR. COLLINS, kind of a free spirit.

PLAYERS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS: Coming Soon…