The Springer casts a wide variety of actors each season. We attend UPTAs each spring and have also attended SETC and other regional auditions from time to time but the bulk of our casting takes place from our Season Auditions held locally at the Springer Opera House each May.
To be added to our audition notification list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Auditions are held separately in the fall. *Note: In order to be eligible for the children’s audition, you must be a Springer Theatre Academy student. All audition notices for children’s auditions will be sent out through the Academy.
SPRINGER 2018-2019 SEASON AUDITIONS
Adult Auditions* (16 and older) for Leading, Supporting, and Ensemble Roles in Mainstage and Studio Productions
* Separate auditions will be held in the fall for Children’s roles in Mainstage & Children’s Theatre Productions, please see Aileen with questions.
ACTOR & SINGER AUDITIONS
May 14, 15, 16 6:00pm-11:00pm The McClure Theatre on 1st Avenue
You will need an appointment.
Reserve a time on one of the nights: Mon, May 14, Tue, May 15 or Wed, May 16.
Time slots are available between 6:00pm & 11:00pm each night.
Prepare a Monologue—memorized, about one minute in length OR two contrasting monologues (if you are not singing), about 45 seconds each. Monologues should be chosen to showcase your abilities.
Prepare a Song—16-32 bars, if you want to be considered for any musical. Choose something that showcases your vocal quality and range. Please bring sheet music. We provide an accompanist. We do not recommend singing a cappella or using a track.
May 17 The McClure Theatre on 1st Avenue
Must have attended the Actor-Singer audition on Mon, Tue or Wed.
You do not need an appointment for the Dance Audition
SHOW UP Thursday night, in danceable attire.
Dance Audition will be staged in two ability levels with dance combinations taught at each level.
Mover 6pm-7:30pm Dancer 8pm-9:30pm
MOVER CALL –
This is designed for performers who do not classify their dance and movement ability as one of a trained dancer. The mover call is designed to show quick pick up and general movement ability as well as memorization and performance quality. You will be taught a short combination with various coordination and stylistic phrases that the non-trained dancer can still follow and comprehend.
If you have character shoes or character heels you are encouraged to wear them, but not required. A jazz shoe or street shoe is appropriate as well. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not prohibit your movement ability.
DANCER CALL –
This is designed for performers with a trained and versatile dance background. You will be taught a short combination that will include various jumps and turns and movements that will require a level of flexibility and agility. Quick pick up as well understanding of the style and memorization are key elements for this audition.
It will be crucial to bring character shoes for male dancers and character heels for female dancers. You are always encouraged to bring sneaker and/or a street shoe in the event there is a more athletic combination being taught. If you are a tapper, please bring tap shoes in the event that we need to see a short combination to demonstrate your skill level as a tap performer. Please wear form-fitting dancewear that will not prohibit your movement ability.
Doors will be unlocked at 5:30pm each day of auditions
Unable to attend?
Please submit an audition video in the following format. Audition as if you were in person; begin by slating your name with both song and monologue included in one take. Attach as an MP4 or a YouTube link to the email including your headshot and resume. Please do not provide Google drive links.
All video submissions should be emailed to Aileen by: Friday, August 17th
If you are local and interested in assistance filming your audition please contact Aileen for more information.
Call Aileen 706–256-3490 or
to schedule your audition or with any questions.
Rehearsal begins August 28, 2018
Performances September 21 – October 7, 2018
Mamma Mia tells the enchanting story of Sophie, a young bride-to-be and her single mother Donna, who runs a motel on a beautiful Greek Island. Before she ties the knot, Sophie is determined to find out who her father is. She invites three of her mom’s old flames to the wedding and that’s where the fun begins! This exhilarating tale of love, laughter, family, and friendship is set to ABBA’s rock classics including Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, SOS and, of course, Mamma Mia!
Rehearsal begins September 16, 2018
Performances October 12 – 21, 2018
*Includes 6 days of daytime Arts in Education performances
Grace was a girl who loved stories. Empowered by the strength of her imagination and the love of her mother and Nana, Grace dreams big dreams. When her friend tells Grace she can’t play the title role in their class’s production of Peter Pan because she is a black girl, she still believes in herself. In the end, Graces learns that she can do anything she imagines.
**This show is part of our Children’s Theatre series and will feature primarily young actors.
ADULT CASTING: two African American women, a mother, and grandmother
KUDZU, the Musical
Rehearsal begins October 23, 2018
Performances November 8-18, 2018
A summer storm rages and the Chattahoochee River threatens to overflow its banks. Undaunted, an enthusiastic studio audience braves the elements to huddle on the top floor of WKDZ – Kudzu Radio for the 20th Anniversary Broadcast of the Vine Time Variety Hour. Southern legends, tall tales, rural humor and local news are woven together with the Lost Dog Report, Recipes and Home Remedies and WKDZ’s popular mystery series, Frank Cutter: Phenix City Private Eye. Original bluegrass, country, blues, gospel and comedy tunes by Georgia’s legendary songsmith, Allen Levi.
Rehearsal begins November 12, 2018
Performances December 7- 23, 2018
*Includes seven days of daytime Arts in Education performances
Elf is the rollicking holiday family musical about Buddy, an orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Santa raises Buddy as an elf until his enormous size and poor toy-making skills force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York City discover the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day musical comedy Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Rehearsal begins January 8, 2019
Performances January 24 – February 3, 2019
*Includes three days of Daytime Arts in Education performances
Set in the sprawling southern plantation house, a family has gathered to celebrate the birthday of their ailing patriarch, Big Daddy, a wealthy cotton tycoon. The play explores the intriguing family politics of Big Daddy’s volatile and often hilarious family – Big Mama, Gooper, Sister Woman, the No-Neck Monsters, son Brick and the play’s gorgeous heroine, Maggie the Cat. Williams’ sweeping vision of the Southern family erupts in fiery, breathtaking splendor.
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
Rehearsal begins January 20, 2019
Performances February 22 – March 3, 2019
*Includes six days of daytime Arts in Education performances
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
**This show is part of our Children’s Theatre series and will feature primarily young actors.
ADULT CASTING: Roger, Anita and Cruella
Rehearsal begins February 12, 2019
Performances March 8 – 24, 2019
Webber and Rice’s Tony Award-winning epic musical sensation about the legendary Eva Peron, the charismatic Argentine woman who rose from abject poverty to one of the most influential women in the world. She attaches herself to rising military strongman Juan Perron, marries him and together they rule Argentina as populist demigods. Eva enthralls the population and becomes a hero to the poor and an enemy to the rich. Features some of the best- loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars and Oh, What A Circus.
Driving Miss Daisy
Rehearsal begins March 19, 2019
Performances April 4 – 20, 2019
A southern masterpiece. This is the touching odd-couple story of a feisty Jewish widow, Daisy Werthan, and her soft-spoken African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Set in Atlanta between1948 and 1973, the two antagonists grow old together as the south struggles to shed its Jim Crow legacy – and a loving friendship develops. Driving Miss Daisy is the only play in history to win the “triple crown” of awards – Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prizes.
Million Dollar Quartet
Rehearsals begin April 15, 2019
Performances May 3- 19, 2019
This Tony Award-winning musical megahit returns to the Springer for a victory lap on the mainstage with the same dazzling cast that broke box office records in 2017. The show opens on the fateful night of December 4, 1956 when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis. Hit songs include: Blue Suede Shoes, Walk the Line, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Hound Dog and more.
Springer Actor Categories
SPRINGER GUEST ARTIST
This includes Actor’s Equity Association actors working under the Tier II Guest Artist Agreement as well as non-union professionals. These are actors with advanced training and experience who are expected to be available for a full 8-hour rehearsal day.
Emerging professional artists who have completed their formal training and are beginning a career in theatre. They are cast in shows and also perform technical or administrative duties for some portion of the work week and receive a stipend to cover personal expenses. Casting based on production needs and appropriateness for roles.
SUPPORTING and ENSEMBLE ARTISTS
Part-time actors – typically local artists with day jobs – who are only available on weekday evenings and weekends. Also, receive a small stipend.
Talented local performers who contribute their time and talents for the love of the craft and valuable stage experience.