Auditions

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN, and SCROOGE! to be presented at the Garden Theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden. Audition times and requirements are listed below. Auditions for the second half of the season will be held in the Fall. These productions are THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.

The Garden Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as those performers who identify as d/Deaf, blind/low vision, and those who self-identify as disabled to attend every audition.

PIPPIN will be performed in American Sign Language and Spoken English. It will be accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences. The d/Deaf characters of the play use ASL and are ”shadowed” by a member of the Company. NOTE: DOES NOT REQUIRE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF SIGN LANGUAGE.

AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING WILL BE HELD AT A LATER TIME. NOTICES WILL BE PROMINENTLY POSTED THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

Audition Schedule

Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers (Ages 18 and up) will be seen for these shows. There will be a separate call (noted below) for Youth Actors (Ages 17 and under – see character breakdown on our website for information on age range needs).

AEA performers will work under a Tier II Guest Artist Contract. Non-Equity performers will be paid $500/week. Youth actors will be paid a stipend.

Please go to gardentheatre.org/auditions to see the character breakdown for these shows. Then click on the link that will take you to the Auditions Manager website where you can upload your photo and resume and schedule your appointment. VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

DANCERS – The open dance call will be held on Friday, March 15th at 8pm. ALL ensemble members must sing and act as well as dance therefore you must schedule an appointment to come in and sing prior to the open dance call. Many will understudy principal roles in the shows.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

YOUTH ACTORS
Auditions for PIPPIN and SCROOGE!
6pm to 8pm
Garden Theatre
160 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Please prepare:

  • A two (2) minute audition that includes both a short vocal selection and monologue. Please do not exceed 2 minutes for your audition
  • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

ADULT ACTORS
Auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN and SCROOGE!
8pm to 11pm
Garden Theatre
160 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Please prepare:

  • A one (1) minute short vocal selection that shows your voice and acting skills. Please do not exceed 1 minute for your audition
  • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed

Wednesday & Thursday, March 13 & 14, 2024

ADULT ACTORS
Auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN and SCROOGE!
6pm to 11pm
Garden Theatre
160 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Please prepare:

  • A one (1) minute short vocal selection that shows your voice and acting skills. Please do not exceed 1 minute for your audition
  • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed

Friday, March 15, 2024

ADULT ACTORS
Auditions for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN and SCROOGE!
6pm to 8pm
Garden Theatre
160 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Please prepare:

  • A one (1) minute short vocal selection that shows your voice and acting skills. Please do not exceed 1 minute for your audition
  • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed

Open Call DANCER/MOVER Call for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, PIPPIN, and SCROOGE!
8pm
Garden Theatre
160 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

ALL ensemble members in these three shows will be required to sing and act as well as dance. So, you MUST have scheduled an appointment to come in and sing for the Production Team. Ensemble members will be understudies to some of the Principals so they must be triple threats. Please come warmed up and ready to dance.

CALLBACKS – BY INVITATION ONLY

Callbacks for Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, and Scrooge! will be held at a later date.

Rehearsal & Performance Dates

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS rehearsal and performance dates. The show will begin rehearsals on June 17, 2024 and run Mondays through Fridays from 6-11pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm. The show opens on July 12th and runs through July 28th with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

PIPPIN rehearsal and performance dates. The show will begin rehearsals on July 24, 2024 and run Mondays through Fridays from 6-11pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm. The show opens on August 23rd and runs through September 15th with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

SCROOGE! rehearsal and performance dates. The show will begin rehearsals on October 28, 2024 and run Mondays through Fridays from 6-11pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm. The show opens on November 22nd and runs through December 22nd with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG rehearsal and performance dates. The show will begin rehearsals on January 20, 2025 and run Mondays through Fridays from 6-11pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm. The show opens on February 14th and runs through March 2nd with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY rehearsal and performance dates. The show will begin rehearsals on April 14, 2025 and run Mondays through Fridays from 6-11pm and Saturdays from 2-9pm. The show opens on May 9th and runs through May 25th with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Character Descriptions – Adults

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

ADULT ACTOR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

SEYMOUR KRELBORN: (Male-presenting. Age 25 to 35) A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naive and feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II. Vocal range A2 to G4

AUDREY: (Female-presenting. Age 25 to 35) The gum-snapping, secret love of Seymour’s life, Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her. Vocal range G#3 to D5

MR. MUSHNIK: (Male-presenting. Age 55 to 65) Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells. Vocal range G2 to F4

ORIN SCRIVELLO and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. Age 30 to 40) Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing. Actor will also portray Patrick Martin – a sleazy opportunist, Wino, a plant shop customer, Bernstein – a bigshot from NBC, and Mrs. Luce – the wife of the editor of Life Magazine. Vocal range G2 to G4

AUDREY II: (Male-presenting. Age 20 to 50) A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant at Chang’s Flower Shop during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it. Vocal range G2 to G4

CRYSTAL, RONETTE, and CHIFFON: (Female-presenting. Black. Age 20 to 35) Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon often sing directly to the audience in a hip, narrative style. Vocal range Ab3 to F5

PIPPIN

ADULT ACTOR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

PIPPIN – The Protagonist: (Seeking an actor from the d/Deaf community. Male-presenting. Age 18 to 27) He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Acting: Actor with a deep emotional well, good comic timing, and strong ASL skills. Dance: Strong movement skills required

PIPPIN – The Shadow: (Hearing actor. Male-presenting. Age 18 to 27) The Pippin who communicates the story to the hearing world. Vocal Range: G2 – Ab4. Dance: Strong movement skills required

LEADING PLAYER – The Influencer: (Hearing actor. Female-presenting. Age 20+) The ultimate ‘ringleader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Seeking an actor from the hearing community. Vocal Range: Db3 – Ab4. Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement.

LEADING PLAYER – The Motivator: (Seeking an actor from the d/Deaf community. Female-presenting. Age 20+) The other half of the ultimate ‘ringleader’ with all of the attributes of its counterpart. Acting: Actor with a deep emotional well, good comic timing, and strong ASL skills. Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement.

CATHERINE / PLAYER: (Female-presenting. Age 23 to 36) A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Vocal Range: F#3 – Db5. Dance: Ability to dance/move

CHARLEMAGNE / PLAYER: (Male-presenting. Age 35 to 60) Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. Vocal Range: G2 – E4. Dance: role will double as player and must dance/move

BERTHE / PLAYER / FASTRADA understudy: (Female-presenting. Age 35 to 60) Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy woman full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Vocal Range: E3 – C5. Dance: role will double as player and must dance/move

LEWIS / PLAYER / PIPPIN – The Shadow understudy: (Male-presenting. Age 18 to 30) Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s half-brother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weightlifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality. Vocal Range: G2 – Ab4. Dance: role will double as player and must dance/move.

FASTRADA / PLAYER / CATHERINE understudy: (Female-presenting. Age 30-55) Pippin’s conniving stepmother, she is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis. Vocal Range: A3 – F5. Dance: role will double as player and must dance/move

PLAYERS / UNDERSTUDIES: (Male-presenting and female-presenting. Age 20+) DANCE+VOCAL+ACTING Heavily featured throughout. “Players” play many other roles; they represent the influences and voices in Pippin’s head. Includes substantial and difficult choreography. Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. //

M-P Player 1 will understudy Charles / M-P Player 2 will understudy Lewis / F-P Player 1 will understudy Leading Player – The Influencer / F-P Player 2 will understudy Berthe

SCROOGE!

ADULT ACTOR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
In this timeless musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

EBENEZER SCROOGE: (Male-presenting. 60ish) A miserly old man. Baritone F2-G4

BOB CRATCHIT and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. Mid-30s) Scrooge’s clerk. 2nd Tenor range A2-F4

HARRY and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. Mid-20s) Scrooge’s nephew / Ebenezer (Young Scrooge) Tenor/Baritone G2-F4

TOM JENKINS and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. 20s – 40s) Baritone/Tenor range A2-F4

JACOB MARLEY and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. 60ish) Baritone (low) F#2-F4

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST / HELEN, HARRY’S WIFE and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. Mid 20s to 30s) Soprano E3-G5

FEZZIWIG, YOUNG SCROOGE’S EMPLOYER and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. 40ish) Baritone (low) F2-D4

MRS. FEZZIWIG and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. 40ish) Alto/Low Soprano E3-D5

MRS. CRATCHIT and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. Mid 30s to 40s) Soprano

ISABEL FEZZIWIG, THE YOUNG WOMAN SCROOGE LOVED and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. Mid 20s) Soprano/Mezzo E3-G5

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. Ageless) Baritone (low) Eb2-F4

BUTCHER BISSETT and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. 30s-40s) Alto/Low Soprano E3-D5

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. 20s-30s) 2nd Tenor range A2-F4

Adults: Register to Audition

To upload your photo and résumé and schedule your appointment:

Character Descriptions – Youth

PIPPIN

YOUTH ACTOR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

THEO: (Male-presenting, 8 to14) Catherine’s son. Strong actor

SCROOGE!

YOUTH ACTOR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
In this timeless musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

TINY TIM: (Male-presenting. Age 6-10) Boy Soprano G3-Eb5

KATHY CRATCHIT and OTHERS: (Female-presenting. Age 10-12) Soprano

EBBY, SCROOGE AS A YOUNG BOY, and OTHERS: (Male-presenting. Age 8-10)

BELINDA and OTHERS (Female-presenting. Age 9-11)

BEGGAR CHILD and OTHERS / TINY TIM u.s.: (Male-presenting. Age 8-12)

TURKEY BOY and OTHERS: (Male or Female presenting. Age 8-12)

Youth: Register to Audition

To upload your photo and résumé and schedule your appointment:

About the Garden Theatre

Originally operating as a single-screen theater from 1935 to 1963, Garden Theatre was reborn in 2008 after a complete renovation as a not-for-profit professional organization committed to providing programming from the spectrum of the arts to engage, educate, and inspire all who experience it. At the Garden, we believe and understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving theater and performing arts venue is the cross-pollination of diverse programming contributors and artists; the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies; and the development of a board of directors, team of employees, passion driven volunteers, and a community vested partner/supplier base who share in these values.

For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit gardentheatre.org. Garden Theatre is located at 160 W. Plant Street in historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida.

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