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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Another chance for Charlestown thespians

Theatre By The Sea announces auditions for equity and non-equity adults for 2020 summer season

Theatre By The Sea announces Equity and Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2020 Summer Season. Seeking strong actors, dancers and singers. They are especially seeking mature character actors for featured roles throughout the season. 

Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. 

Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition for the following productions:

Mamma Mia! to be presented at Theatre By The Sea from May 27 – June 6, then at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center from July 7-12 Million Dollar Quartet to be presented from June 10-28
Kinky Boots to be presented from August 19 – September 13

Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 at URI Fine Arts Building, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston (parking and entrance behind building). 

The schedule for both days will be 9 a.m. – Sign-in begins; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. open call; 1-2 p.m. lunch; 2-3 p.m. open call; 3-6:00 p.m. dance callbacks. 

Auditionees should bring their headshot and résumé stapled together back to back. Please prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo and ballad. (You may not be asked to sing both.) Bring sheet music in correct key. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose (a cappella is not encouraged). 

Auditionees may sing from the show in which they are interested. Dance callbacks will be held each afternoon. If called back to dance, bring appropriate shoes and attire, including tap shoes. 

Beginning January 21, members of Actors’ Equity may schedule an appointment by calling (978) 232-7200 x7280. AEA members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits on a first-come first-served basis. 

No appointments will be given to non-union actors. Non-union actors must attend the open call. Theatre By The Sea is a member of the EMC program.
These auditions are for adults only 18 years and older.

Additional information and character breakdowns are available at Email Matthew Chappell, Casting Director, with any questions at Performers of all ethnicities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend this audition.

Theatre By The Sea has had many incarnations since opening on August 7, 1933. 

Tommy Brent saved the theatre from demolition in 1967 and ran it successfully until FourQuest Entertainment took over the lease in 1988. Following extensive renovations, FourQuest reopened the theatre in the spring of 1989 and continued producing high quality entertainment at the seaside playhouse until the fall of 2003. 

Bill Hanney purchased the property in 2007 and, with producing partners, successfully mounted a production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” just six weeks later, reopening the historic theatre on August 8, 2007. 

Since then, Theatre By The Sea has continued to produce a four-musical subscription season, a late-night cabaret series, a children’s theatre festival, and a children’s summer theatre camp.