The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for ALL SHOOK UP and a second MUSICAL (TBA) to be presented at the Garden Theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden. Audition times and requirements are as listed below. These productions are not part of our 24/25 Season which will be announced and auditioned for at a later date.

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 d/Deaf and blind / low vision, to attend every audition.

To performers with disabilities, you are encouraged to audition. Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Lanny Reddick at Please notify us prior to the event.

Information on the auditions schedule, show descriptions, and character descriptions follow. The link to register for auditions can be found at the conclusion of this information.

Audition Schedule

Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers (Ages 18 and up) will be seen for these shows. AEA performers will work under a Tier II Guest Artist Contract. Non-Equity performers will be paid $500/week.

Friday, November 17, 2023
SINGER Open Call for BOTH shows
6pm to 11pm
DGBEK Studios
4677 LB McLeod Rd. Suite i
Orlando, FL 32811

Please prepare:

  • One (1) 32-bar vocal selection that shows off your voice AND acting choices.
    • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed.

At this call, we will ask you whether you are auditioning for only one of the shows or both.

Saturday, November 18, 2023
All Shook Up Open DANCER / MOVER Call
DGBEK Studios
4677 LB McLeod Rd. Suite i
Orlando, FL 32811

If you sang the night before, and you want to be considered for All Shook Up, you should attend the dance call. If you did not attend the Singer call on Friday and you want to be considered for the show, please attend.

ALL cast members in All Shook Up will be required to sing.


  • Callbacks for All Shook Up and Musical (TBA) will be held on Saturday November 18, 2023 at DGBEK Studios
    • Please be available all day on Saturday the 18th as performers will be notified at the morning Dancer / Mover call if you are called back for the afternoon.
    • Singers for Musical (TBA) – who can opt not to attend the Dancer / Mover call – will receive a callback invitation email late Friday or very early Saturday morning. You will need to be available to come to the afternoon callbacks if invited to attend.

All Shook Up

About All Shook Up – Musical – Directed & Choreographed by Rob Winn Anderson

Rehearsals: January 22 – February 15, 2024 / Performances: February 16 – March 10, 2024 (performances will be Thursdays thru Sundays with two scheduled Wednesday matinees)

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Seeking All Ethnicities

NATALIE HALLER / ED (Female Presenting, Early 20’s to early 30’s): A mechanic and small town tomboy girl who dreams of more. Lusts after Chad. Dresses up as ‘Ed’ to get closer to Chad. Vocal: Alto with strong belt

CHAD (Male Presenting. 20-35): The ‘Elvis’ character. A great-lookin’, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout. A bad boy with natural charm. Vocal: Rock Baritone with solid F (but pops a few A flats).

JIM HALLER (Male Presenting. Mid 40’s-50’s): Natalie’s widowed father, down-to-earth father. Vocal: Baritone (up to E flat).

SYLVIA (Female Presenting. Mid 40’s): The no-nonsense owner of Sylvia’s Honky-tonk Bar. Vocal: Strong belter (to B flat) with Gospel Riff (hi G).

LORRAINE (Female Presenting. Early 20’s): Sylvia’s sassy, smart and sweet daughter. Vocal: Belt (Belt to C, gospel mix to hi F).

DENNIS (Male Presenting. 20-39): A wide-eyed, young, awkward, aspiring dentist. Natalie’s best friend and secret admirer. Vocal: Tenor (to B flat).

MISS SANDRA (Female Presenting. 20-39): The beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town’s museum of culture. She is in love with ‘Ed’. Vocal: Alto (vocal range E3 to E4).

MAYOR MATILDA HYDE (Female Presenting. Mid 40’s-50’s): The town’s prim and proper conservative mayor. Vocal: Alto with strong belt (C3 – G4).

DEAN HYDE (Male Presenting. Early 20’s): Mayor Matilda’s son, has grown up at a military boarding school. He never disobeys his mother. Vocal: Tenor (sings up to B sharp).

SHERIFF EARL (Male Presenting. Mid 40’s-50’s): The law in Town. The Sheriff who secretly loves Mayor Matilda. He is a poker-faced man of few words. Vocal: Baritone with booming voice (sings up to E flat).

ENSEMBLE (Male and Female Presenting. Ages 20’s-50’s) Will play various Townspeople and Inmates. All ensemble must sing and dance or move well.


Rehearsals: April 8 – April 25, 2024 / Performances: April 26 – May 19, 2024 (performances will be Thursdays thru Sundays with three scheduled Wednesday matinees)

Seeking All Ethnicities

ROLE 1: (Female Presenting. 24-35) Dynamic and passionate actress who can embody a Country-Western singer in voice and spirit; ability to mimic unique vocal sounds similar to Patsy Cline is imperative. Contralto. Would consider Equity if unable to cast non-union.

ROLE 2: (Female Presenting. 40-55) Strong storyteller with a big heart. A typical strong-willed, funny Texan woman, she has a great deal of interaction with the audience. Strong comedic sense is needed for this role.

Register to Audition

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