By PAM HARBAUGH
If you’re auditioning for any of these shows, be sure to arrive early to fill out paper work. Most theaters like you to bring a resume and a headshot, although you’re not going to be shown the door if you don’t have a photo of yourself. You usually are given a “cold reading” from the script, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go prepared, i.e. read the play ahead of time or listen to the music. If you’re auditioning for a musical, you should expect a solo singing audition, so bring sheet music. And, wear comfy clothes because you’ll probably be put through a bit of choreography as well.
Of course, these are all basic to-dos for people auditioning. It’s always smart to take a look at the theater’s website for descriptions about the show and the characters. You also can get more information on what to expect at the audition.
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HENEGAR CENTER will hold auditions for SISTER ACT, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the same times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4; 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 5 and 6. “Sister Act” is scheduled to run January 19 – February 4, 2018; “Peter and the Starcatcher” is scheduled to run March 9 – 25, 2018; and “The Bridges of Madison County” is scheduled to run May 4 – 20, 2018. The Henegar is at 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-8698. To read more about the audition requirements, click here.
SURFSIDE PLAYERS will hold auditions for ON GOLDEN POND 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 5 and 6, at Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach. Needed are: a man and woman who can play characters in their 70s; one woman and two who can play characters in their 40s; and a boy who can play 13 or 14 years of age. The play is scheduled to run Jan. 12 to 21, 2018. For more information on auditioning at Surfside, call 321-783-3127 or better yet, click here.
MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE will hold auditions for FUNNY MONEY 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. The Ray Cooney farce is scheduled to run Jan. 19 to Feb. 25, 2018. For information on the farce, click here. Call 321-723-6935.
COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions for 42nd STREE 7 p.m. Monday, November 27 and Tuesday Nov. 28. The show is scheduled to run Jan. 26 to Feb. 11, 2018. CVP is at 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa. Call 321-636-5050 or visit CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
The photo comes from Riverside Theatre’s previous production of “A Chorus Line.”