Charleston Stage's Season Auditions
For Roles in the 2015-2016 Season at the Historic Dock Street Theatre
Charleston Stage welcomes community actors (Grades 9 through adult) to audition for Charleston Stage MainStage and Family Series shows for next season. Last season more than 90 roles were played by members from the Charleston Community. Many of these actors performed with Charleston Stage for the first time. While Charleston Stage has a Resident Professional Acting Company and employs guest actors, community actors make up a large portion of our acting company each season, playing leading, as well as, supporting roles. Charleston Stage has a colorblind casting policy. Roles in all productions are available to anyone regardless of race.
To Be Considered For Our 2015-2016 Season Auditions
Auditions are open to any adult or high school student (grades 9-12 in 2015-2016 school year).
There is no audition fee.
Auditions and Rehearsals Are Held at:
Charleston Stage Mount Pleasant Studio
629 Johnny Dodds Blvd
The Plaza at East Cooper
Auditions Date For Those Interested In Auditioning For Musicals:
Sunday, May 3, at 5pm
Actors auditioning for musicals are required to dance and need approximately 30 seconds of music. Must provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
Auditions Date For Those Interested In Auditioning For Non-Musicals:
Monday, May 4, at 6pm
Actors auditioning for non-musicals will need to perform a 1 minute monologue.
Roles Available For These Auditions:
The Producers - featured ensemble tracks with multiple musical numbers (singing & dancing)
A Christmas Story - male lead age 40-50 (non-musical)
The Seat of Justice - multiple roles, lead and multi-track ensemble (non-musical)
Sheer Madness - male lead age 20-30 (non-musical)
Mary Poppins - featured ensemble tracks with multiple musical numbers (singing & dancing)
Charleston Stage will also attend the Theatre Charleston Unified Auditions on April 11. For information about these auditions go to theatrecharleston.com. There is a fee for these auditions.
You DO NOT need to attend BOTH Unified Auditions and Charleston Stage auditions to be considered for a role in Charleston Stage's 2015-2016 season.
Performance Troupe (For Advanced Students Grades 4-8 School Year 2015-2016)
Performance Troupe is for the most dedicated and experienced students and meets year round. (Students are accepted only by auditions which are held every April). Students meet weekly to further develop their acting, movement and singing skills. Students in Performance Troupe are given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage's MainStage and Family Series productions at the Dock Street Theatre.
2015-2016 Performance Troupe Auditions:
Performance Troupe auditions for our 2015-2016 season will be held on April 25, 2015 at 2pm. Registration is now open. There is no fee to audition and no limit on the numbers who can audition. Register by clicking "Register Now" below.
What To Prepare For Auditions:
To audition for Performance Troupe, please prepare 2 monologues that are 1 minute or less each. You will be taught a song and dance at the audition. Please wear clothes you can move in.
Tuition (for those accepted): $650.00
A non-refundable deposit of $325 is due upon acceptance into Performance Troupe and the full balance is due August 1, 2016. Please login to pay your balance or contact our Education staff for assistance at 843.856.3822.
Resident Acting Intern Program 2015-2016 Season
For our Resident Acting Intern Program, we hire actors from UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions) which is held in February of every year. http://www.upta.org/. If you are not attending UPTA, you may submit a video audition prior to Feb 1. It should include two contrasting monologues (1 minute or less each) and two musical theatre selections (NO acapella).
Charleston Stage Company is South Carolina's largest professional (NON-EQUITY) theatre. Our Resident Acting Intern Program is an intensive 10 month program that allows its participants to combine multiple performance opportunities with a well structured and practical teacher training program. Our company is in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, a 450-seat proscenium space which just underwent a 19 million dollar renovation, and does not tour.
July 1, 2015 - May 1, 2016
• $200 weekly
• 2 weeks paid Christmas vacation
• $500 completion of contract bonus
• Furnished apartment provided free of charge with utilities.
• Modern, Convenient, Safe, Private Bedroom and Bathroom
• Acting - Resident actors are typically cast in 7 of the 9 shows within a season.
• Teaching weekly acting classes for students in our Theatre School grades K5 - 8
• In school workshops using theatre to teach academic topics
Additional Duties Include:
• Working in the box office
• Strike and load-in
The Following Make You a Good Candidate:
• Undergraduate degree in theatre or related performance area
• Vocal and dance ability
• Teaching experience, respect and appreciation for children and the willingness to be guided in teaching them theatre
• Strong work ethic
• MUST have a working reliable car
Little Shop of Horrors
A Christmas Story
The Seat of Justice
A Year With Frog and Toad
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
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