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40th Anniversary

2016-2017 Season Auditions and Casting

The Ensemble Theatre is preparing auditions for its upcoming season. We will begin taking appointments: May 1, 2016. To schedule an audition time please email: Kedrick Brown, Artistic Assistant

  1. Please email the DATE and TIME you would like to audition along with a CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
  2. Place in  SUBJECT LINE "Audition" , "First and Last Name" and “Youth” if you are a child auditioning. 
  3. If you have performed in a Mainstage show during years 2006-2016 you will need to attend callback ONLY. Those dates will be sent to you separately.

GENERAL AUDITION DATES

Youth Auditions

 Saturday, June 25, 2016 10am - Noon

(Females ONLY needed Age 7-12 yrs old who are not currently in our Young Performers Program.


Adult General Auditions

Sunday, June 26, 2016 6pm - 10pm

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:
1 1/2 minute monologue/ Song (Only if you are a singer)
Copy of recent headshot or photo
Bio and/or Resume

Who:
Men, Women and Children of all ages and cultural backgrounds

Special casting needs:
***Must Be Strong Singer and Dancer for Musicals***

***Must be strong singers and dancers for the holiday show***

To schedule an audition time please email: Kedrick Brown, Artistic Assistant

  • Please email the DATE and TIME you would like to audition along with a CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
  • Audition times will be scheduled in five minute intervals. 
    Auditions are scheduled strictly on a first come first served basis.  If the time you select is already taken, you will placed in the next available spot. 
  • In your email please place "Audition" with your "First and Last Name" in the subject line. 
  • Any emails received without a specified date and time will be placed in any remaining openings we may have.

2016-2017 Shows:
coming soon

CALLBACKS

TBD

(These callbacks will be held only for those who receive a callback from the general auditions on June , 2016 and those who performed in any of The Ensemble Theatre mainstage productions during the 2006-2015 seasons)

 

Tour Education Auditions (Children's Theatre)

When:
TBA

Where:
The Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main Street

What to Prepare
• 2 minute monologue
• Recent headshot or photo
• Bio and/or a list of performance experience
• If auditioning for a musical, bring sheet music of a song that shows voice and range in 8 bars marked for the accompanist

Who
Men, women and children of all cultural backgrounds and ages are encouraged to attend.

We hold annual auditions for the mainstage season.

Special auditions are held periodically throughout the year for touring education and additional projects.

To schedule an audition time please email:
Kedrick Brown, Artistic Assistant

2016-2017 Casting

Sassy Mamas:
by Celeste Bedford Walker

Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Detria Ward (WILHEMINA SORENSON)
Alice M. Gatling (JO BILLIE MASSEY)
Michele Harrell (MARY WOOTEN)
Kedrick Brown (LADONT’E)
Roc Living (COLBY)
Steve Scott (WES WASHINGTON)

Female Understudy:
Gwen Harris
Male Understudy:
Dillon Dewitt
Elijah Cherry

The First Noel:
Book, Music & Lyrics By Lelund Durond Thompson & Jason Michael Webb

Adapted by Patdro Harris with additional music by Carlton Leake
Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris
Musical Direction by Carlton Leake

Lorri Key (DELORIS)
Regina Hearne (ETHEL)
Silvanus LaToison (HENRY)
JoAnne Davis-Jones (LOU)
Orlanders Jones (SKEETER)
Jayla McDonald (YOUNG NOEL)
Samaya Holmes (FIRST NOEL)
An’gelle Sylvester (ENSEMBLE FEMALE)
Daria Savannah (ENSEMBLE FEMALE)
Roenia Thompson (ADULT NOEL)
Caitlin Kennerson (ENSEMBLE FEMALE)
Jamie S. Barrett (ENSEMBLE FEMALE)
Anthony Boggess-Glover (ENSEMBLE MALE)
Shon Sims (ENSEMBLE MALE)
André Neal (ENSEMBLE MALE)

Children Understudies:
Abigail Opeyemi
Hannah Murray 
Adult Male Understudy:
Devin Adams

Mahalia:
by Tom Stolz

Directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore

Asia Craft (MAHALIA)
Kevin Haliburton (MAN)
Crystal Rae (WOMAN)

Female Understudy:
Dorothy Cook-Lastice
Male Understudy:
Jason Carmichael

 


 

The Nacerima Society:
by Pearl Cleage
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Detira Ward (GRACE DUBOSE DUNBAR)
Andrea Boronell (MARIE DUNBAR)
Candice D’Meza (GRACIE DUNBAR)
Joyce Anastasia Murray (CATHERINE ADAMS GREEN)
Derrick Brent II (BOBBY GREEN)
Rachel Hemphill Dickson (ALPHA CAMPBELL JACKSON)
Crystal Rae (LILLIE CAMPBELL JACKSON)
Cynthia Garcia Brown (JANET LOGAN)
Yunina Barbour Payne (JESSIE ROBERTS)

Female Understudy:
Cheryl Robinson
Male Understudy:
Gabriel Monroe

The Front Porch Society:
by Melda Beaty
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Michele Harrell (CARRIE)
Gwen Harris (MS.MARTHA)
Tamara Siler (WINNIE)
Rachel Hemphill Dickson (SISTER STALLWORTH)
Dannette McElory-Davis (ALBERTA)
Jason Carmichael (TOWNER)
Kendrick ”KAYB” Brown (TERRANCE)

Female Understudies:
Joyce Anastasia Murray
JoAnne Davis-Jones
Carol Hawkins
Male Understudies:
Gabriel Monroe
Elijah Cherry

Simply Simone:
by Robert Neblett and David Grapes Musical Arrangement by Vince DiMura

Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris
Musical Direction by Carlton Leake

Samantha West (NINA ONE)
Lakeisha Randle (NINE TWO)
Teacake Ferguson (NINE THREE)
Rita Hughes (NINA FOUR)

Female Understudies:
Estee’ Burkes
Tarnisha Hartsfield