AUDITIONS

What You Need for Your Audition:

  • Please prepare a monologue of no more than one (1) minute.

  • Please bring a headshot and resume, if available.

  • Please see any additional notes below.

  • Actors should review their schedules to ensure they are available on the listed show performance dates. Most performances follow the time schedule of 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. for matinees on Sundays (with the possibility of Saturday matinees) with most evening performances taking place Thursday to Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Youth Workshops (Education)

Enrollment Opens in December

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Spring Awakening (Musical)

In-person auditions will be held on Saturday, January 8th at 2-6pm & Sunday, January 9th at 9am-1pm

Expand this section (click the arrow to the right) for more information about audition requirements and the character breakdown.


Virtual auditions should be sent to Amy@stagedoorproductions.org

UPDATED Due Date: Monday, January 10th @ 6pm

What is required for your virtual submission:

*1 Minute of Folk/Rock/Pop Song

*45 second dramatic monologue

*Audition Form (see below)



Performance Dates:

March 31- April 10th

Audition Requirements:

*Actors must be 16+ for ensemble roles, and 18+ for leads due to the content of the show.


*This is a rated R show.


*Please prepare up to 1 minute of a Pop/Rock/Folk song. Do not prepare any musical theater material. You may bring your own guitar to accompany yourself, or we can play your song karaoke style.

*Please prepare up to 45 seconds of a dramatic monologue.

*Headshot and Resume

*Callbacks if needed (Same night)

*Cold Readings from the Script

*Songs from the Show


Audition Dates: Saturday, January 8th @ 2-6pm & Sunday, January 9th @ 9am-1pm


Rehearsal Days: First Read Through (Thursday, January 27th @ 6-9:30)

Beginning January 30th


Sundays 10am-1:30pm

Mondays 6pm-9:30pm

Tuesdays 6pm -9:30pm


Spring Awakening Character Breakdown:

Below are the character breakdowns for the Spring Awakening characters.


NOTE: Due to the mature content in this show, you must be 16 years or older at the time of the audition to be considered.


YOUNG ADULTS


A) GIRLS


Wendla Bergman (Pop Soprano) Age: 18+ A sweet, but naive young girl who is trapped in her family’s unwillingness to teach her about the adult world, but with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about the her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution.


Ilse Neumann (Pop Soprano/Belter) 18+ Beautiful and mature looking. A misguided young girl who runs away from an abusive home to live in an artists’ colony. Kind and resilient while also broken and stuck in a cycle of abuse. There is a strong emotional connection between Ilse and Moritz; perhaps in another life they could have been happy together.


Martha Bessell (Alto/Belter) Age: 16+ One of Wendla’s friends who is abused by her father, and she keeps the worst of the abuse to herself. She has a crush on Moritz, and is chastised by the other girls for it. Best friend of Anna and protective of her.


Anna (Mezzo-Soprano) 16+ A kind school girl and Martha’s best friend. She is more aware of injustice than the other girls and recognizes that what happens to Wendla is wrong. Has a secret crush on Martha.


Thea (Alto) 16+ A confrontational school girl and Wendla’s best friend. Outwardly believes the adults but secretly questions the blind faith demanded of her. Does not want to rock the boat. Mistrusts Hanschen.


Ensemble Girls (Various Voice Parts) 16+ There are 6 ensemble girls.


B) BOYS

Melchior Gabor (Bari-Tenor) 18+ A headstrong, smart and charismatic schoolboy. He knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. His radical points of view about most things are correct but misunderstood. He falls in love with Wendla.


Moritz Stiefel (Tenor) 16+ Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. The system has failed him. Highly sensitive and aware of his inability to fit into the system. Feels like a failure. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse.


Hänschen Rilow (Tenor) 16+ A cunning and attractive schoolboy, who manipulates the other students, especially Ernst, whom he seduces. Like Melchior, he also appears to be very intelligent, but uses his knowledge in favor of the system.


Ernst Röbel (Bari-Tenor) 16+ A sweet and naive classmate. He is Hänschen’s love interest.


Georg Zirschnitz (Tenor) 16+ A hormonal schoolboy who lusts after his older, busty piano teacher.


Otto Lämmermeier (Bari-Tenor) 16+ Another schoolboy who has a disturbing dream about his mother.


Ensemble Boys (Various Voice Parts) 16+ There are 6 ensemble boys



C) THE ADULTS


NOTE: Each adult plays multiple roles.


Adult Woman (Mezzo-Soprano) 40+

Frau Bergman: Wendla’s mother

Fräulein Knuppeldick: an associate of Headmaster Knochenbruch Frau Bessell: Martha’s mother

Fräulein Grossebüstenhalter: Georg’s piano teacher

Fanny Gabor: Melchior’s mother


Adult Man (Bari-Tenor) 40+

Herr Sonnenstich: a schoolteacher

Herr Stiefel: Moritz’s father

Schmidt: the abortionist

Herr Neumann: Ilse’s Father

Headmaster Knochenbruch: the boys’ school headmaster

Audition form SA

Over the River and Through the Woods (Play)

Auditions: TBA


Virtual Submissions Allowed

810 Caroline Street, Downtown Fredericksburg

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Youth Camps (Education)

Enrollment Opens in May

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Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream (Play)

Auditions:

February Dates to Be Announced

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)

Due to potential inclement weather, auditions for Thursday, JANUARY 6th have been moved to virtual submissions.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is Shakespeare's most magical comedy, all about love and its complications, about lust, disappointment, marriage, and reconciliation. The play interweaves three tales on the eve of the Duke of Athen's marriage to an Amazon queen: two pairs of star-crossed lovers camp in an enchanted forest, the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel and reconcile, and a group of rough craftsmen prepare a play for the Duke's wedding.

Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage she elopes with Lysander into the forest, and Demetrius follows them, pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. Confusion and chasing about ensue when the mischievous Puck plays Cupid and mixes up the lovers. "What fools these mortals be!" Meanwhile, the amateur actors are rehearsing their play in the wood when Bottom finds himself transformed into a donkey and courted by Titania, beautiful the Queen of Fairies.

Magic, action, love, and humor are ingredients in this unforgettable comedy that ends with the amateurs performing their hilariously incompetent play at the wedding festival and the fairies appearing at midnight to bless the mortal marriages. No love comedy is better than this.


Auditions: January 2nd and 3rd from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


The script is available for review here.



A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)

Due to potential inclement weather, auditions for Thursday, JANUARY 6th have been moved to virtual submissions.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is Shakespeare's most magical comedy, all about love and its complications, about lust, disappointment, marriage, and reconciliation. The play interweaves three tales on the eve of the Duke of Athen's marriage to an Amazon queen: two pairs of star-crossed lovers camp in an enchanted forest, the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel and reconcile, and a group of rough craftsmen prepare a play for the Duke's wedding.

Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage she elopes with Lysander into the forest, and Demetrius follows them, pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. Confusion and chasing about ensue when the mischievous Puck plays Cupid and mixes up the lovers. "What fools these mortals be!" Meanwhile, the amateur actors are rehearsing their play in the wood when Bottom finds himself transformed into a donkey and courted by Titania, beautiful the Queen of Fairies.

Magic, action, love, and humor are ingredients in this unforgettable comedy that ends with the amateurs performing their hilariously incompetent play at the wedding festival and the fairies appearing at midnight to bless the mortal marriages. No love comedy is better than this.


Auditions: January 2nd and 3rd from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


The script is available for review here.


For your auditions:

  • You will do cold readings from the script (you do not need a monologue)


  • Be prepared to move


  • You will need a headshot/resume


Rehearsals:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 6:30- 9:30 beginning January 10th


Performance dates: March 3-13


Characters - 21, all ages and genders, open to non-traditional casting


Need 3 or 4 kids (8+)


Characters in "A Midsummer Night's Dream":

(Ages are characters, not actors, who may be older or younger. Gender often flexible.)


GENTRY


Theseus, male 35-50, a warrior king.


Hippolyta, female 30-45, Amazon queen.


Philostrate, gender open, adult.


Egeus, older man, father of Hermia.


Hermia, female, 18-25, shorter than Helena, a lover.


Lysander, male 18-25, a lover.


Demetrius, male 18-25, a lover.


Helena, female 18-25, a lover.


(Possible additional courtiers, extras.)



FAIRIES


Oberon, male adult, the fairy king.


Titania, female adult, the fairy queen.


Robin, gender open, teen or adult, puckish.


Peaseblossom, child or teen, queen's attendant.


Cobweb, child or teen, queen's attendant.


Mote, child or teen, queen's attendant.


Mustardseed, child or teen, queen's attendant.


Singing fairy, possible fifth attendant, good voice.



RUDE MECHANICALS


Quince, gender open, adult, an educated bumpkin.


Bottom, male 25-50, vain but personable, comic lead.


Flute, male 16-25, guy drafted to play a woman.


Snout, gender open, adult, comic worker.


Snug, gender open, adult, comic worker.


Starveling, gender open, adult, comic worker.


Virtual Submissions Allowed

810 Caroline Street, Downtown Fredericksburg

Come Back Soon for more information and a character listShow Dates:

Thu., Mar 3rd 2022, 10:30 am

Thu., Mar 3rd 2022, 8:00 pm

Fri., Mar 4th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat., Mar 5th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sun., Mar 6th 2022, 3:00 pm

Thu., Mar 10th 2022, 10:30 am

Thu., Mar 10th 2022, 8:00 pm

Fri., Mar 11th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat., Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 pm