By PAM HARBAUGH
There will be actors! The 2017/2018 theater season is about to burst forth.
COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this weekend. The audition schedule is: Children 7 to 12 years old 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; males and females 13 years and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13. No experience necessary. The show is scheduled to run Sept. 22 to Oct. 8. For audition and character information, visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com and click on the audition banner at the top of the home page. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050.
MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE will hold auditions for the Ken Ludwig farce BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 and Monday, Aug. 14. Needed are 1 female and 4 males. Roles to be cast include men 30 to 60 years to play Sherlock and Watson; two men of any age; and one woman of any age. Except for those cast as Sherlock and Holmes, every actor will take on 11 to 14 roles. Hence, the work will be physically demanding with multiple quick costume changes, and multiple dialects. The show is scheduled to run Oct. 6 to Nov. 12. MCT is at 817 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935 or visit MyMCT.org.
TITUSVILLE PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions for THE MUSIC MAN later this month. Audition schedule is: Males and females 15 years and older 6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 27 and Monday, Aug. 28; and children 8 to 14 years 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. The show is scheduled to run Nov. 10 to Dec. 3. TPI offers a travel stipend to every performer regardless of professional affiliation. Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St., Titusville. For more information, call 321-268-1125 or visit TitusvillePlayhouse.com where you will also find audition information and character breakdown.
The above photo comes from ‘A Chorus Line’ at Riverside Theatre.