2022-2023 Season Auditions

Equity Principal Auditions/Equity Chorus Singing Auditions/General Non-Union Submissions

Video Auditions open through June 7, 2022

All auditions to be held by video submission. LOCAL TALENT ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

All rehearsals and performances will take place at Russell Hill Rogers Theater, 800 W Ashby Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212

The following individuals will have access to submissions for review and consideration:

Claudia de Vasco (Executive Artistic Director)

Laura Michelle Wolfe Hoadley (Chief Operating Officer)

Ava Valdez (Production Assistant)

Jaime Ramirez (Resident Music Director)

Allison Price (Director – A Beautiful Day in November…)

Tim Hedgepeth (Director – A Christmas Carol The Musical)

Ann James (Director – Nina Simone: Four Women)

Jerry Ruiz (Director – Fabulous Monsters)

Diana Wyenn (Director – The Pajama Game)

Ken Urso (Director – Footloose)

Alexandra Silber (Director – Merrily We Roll Along)

TBD (Choreographers)

THE PUBLIC THEATER OF SAN ANTONIO ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION BY PERFORMERS OF ALL AGES, RACES, ETHNICITIES, ABILITIES AND GENDER IDENTITIES.

Prepared Materials Required

  • For consideration in musicals and plays with music: Unlisted YouTube video links* containing: 1 minute monologue and 1 minute song selection
    *Video should show performer from at least the waist up and be well lit with the angle of the camera directly at eye level. Please do not sing to the camera, but just to the right or left. Please keep in mind that this is a stage audition, and not a film audition.
    *Those interested in being cast in Merrily We Roll Along should ensure they select a song by Sondheim to audition with
  • If you do not have access to personal accompaniment, a one minute selection of any of the following may be used:
  • Dance call: A separate, virtual dance call will be held. 
  • For consideration in non-musicals only: Unlisted YouTube video links containing: 2 contrasting 1 minute monologues (Contemporary – 1980 or later)
    *Video should show performer from at least the waist up and be well lit with the angle of the camera directly at eye level. Please do not sing to the camera, but just to the right or left. Please keep in mind that this is a stage audition, and not a film audition.
  • No callbacks are scheduled at this time. Should callbacks be deemed necessary, individual invitations will be sent directly to the email address on file.
  • Accepting auditions for ages 5 and older – limited youth roles available. 
  • Please upload a color headshot and resume where requested. Resumes should include a current phone number and email address. Minors are required to provide a parent/guardian email and phone number on audition registration as well as resume. No correspondence will be made with a minor’s personal email.
  • Please be sure to include any and all musical instruments played and level of proficiency under Special Skills.
  • Please note: The Public Theater of San Antonio promotes a fully vaccinated workplace. All employees and contractors will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination and may be required to undergo weekly testing.

Please note: The Public Theater of San Antonio promotes a fully vaccinated workplace. All employees and contractors will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination and may be required to undergo weekly testing.

Submissions may be made at the following link: 2022-2023 SEASON AUDITION SUBMISSION FORM

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes
*non-musical*
Book by Kate Benson
Rehearsals beginning September 18, 2022
Performances October 14 – November 5, 2022
A quirky comedy that cleverly transforms an extended family’s Thanksgiving dinner into a fiercely fought competitive sport. 
  *SOME ROLES MAY BE DOUBLED*  
  • #: Announcer. In charge of action. Professional talker, fast-paced and leathery. Wearing professional headphones
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified
  • @: Announcer. In charge of color commentary. Also a professional talker, fast-paced and honey-voiced, also wearing professional headphones.
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified
  • SnapDragon: Matriarch. Blind and Ceremonial. Wearing Blu-Blockers.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified
  • GrandDada: Patriarch. Deaf and Pragmatic. Wearing giant hearing aids.
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified
  • Trifle: Oldest daughter. Not like Olga.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified 
  • Cherry Pie: Middle daughter. Not like Masha.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified
  • Cheesecake: Youngest daughter. Maybe a little like Irina.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified
  • Fred: Trifle’s husband
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified
  • Ed: Cherry Pie’s husband. 
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified
  • Ned: Cheesecake’s husband
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified
  • Smilesinger: Daughter of Trifle and Fred.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified 
  • Gumbo: Daughter of Cherry Pie and Ed. Divorced
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified
  • The Twins: Sons of Cherry Pie and Ed
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified 
  • Wives of the Twins: Wives of the Twins. Nothing alike.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified
  • Runnerman: Son of Cheesecake and Ned. Single Parent.
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified 
  • Republican: Son of Cheesecake and Ned.
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified
  • Republican’s Wife: Wife of Republican. Weirdo.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified. 
  • Trainer: Daughter of Cheesecake and Ned.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified.
  • Trainer’s Partner: Partner of Trainer. A survivalist.
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified.
  • GreatGrandBabies: A herd of uncountable babies. Voracious. On liquid diets. None of them belong to Gumbo.
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified.
A Christmas Carol The Musical
*musical*
Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Alan Menken
Rehearsals beginning October 23, 2022
Performances November 24 – December 18, 2022

  A prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others, is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts arrive on Christmas Eve to lead him through his Past, Present, and Future.  
  • Scrooge: A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is a grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything. 
    • Gender: Male | Age: 45 – 65 | Vocal Range: G5-A3
  • Mr. Cratchit: A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 30 – 40 | Vocal Range: E5-A3
  • Mrs. Cratchit: Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 30 – 40 | Vocal Range: E5-A3
  • Tiny Tim: Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they have each other, they will be happy.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 9 – 12 | Vocal Range: E5-A3
  • Fred: Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 25 – 35 | Vocal Range: F5-A3
  • Ghost of Christmas Present: A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he is missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 35 – 45 | Vocal Range: G5-A3
  • Ghost of Christmas Past: An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles and Lamplighter.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 40 – 60 | Vocal Range: G5-A3
  • Blind Old Hag/Ghost of Christmas Future: A beautiful and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continues down the path he is currently treading.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 50 – 65 | Vocal Range: G5-A3
  • Marley: Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 45 – 55 | Vocal Range: A5-A3
  • Scrooge’s Mother
    • Gender: Female | Age: Unspecified | Vocal Range: Unspecified
  • Young Scrooge
    • Gender: Male | Age: Unspecified | Vocal Range: Unspecified
  • Fan
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified | Vocal Range: Unspecified
  • Emily: Scrooge’s fiance from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. 
    • Gender: Female | Age: 18 – 25 | Vocal Range: B5-A3
  • Mrs. Fezziwig: The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 50 – 60 | Vocal Range: A5-A3
  • Mr. Fezziwig: A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 55 – 65 | Vocal Range: B5-A3
  • Ensemble: Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks
Nina Simone: Four Women
*play with music*
Book by Christina Ham
Rehearsals beginning December 19, 2022
Performances January 20 – February 12, 2023

  It’s September 16, 1963. The day after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. This play with music uses the framework of one of the Civil Rights Era’s leading songstresses’ most blistering songs to give voice to a group of women suffering self-hatred due to the different hues of their skin. A journey that leads these four women through healing and transformation.  
  • Nina Simone: A.K.A. “Peaches”. Timeless. A woman of dark skin and temperament that cloaks wounds both present and historical. Bach and the Blues infuse her life. She is a tornado…of vulnerability. Complexity is her complexion and resistance and rebellion her anthem. She should possess the attributes of a modern-day prophet.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 30 
  • Sarah: A.K.A. “Auntie”. Also of dark skin. Her hands are rough. Molded from years of working in the white folks home since she was yea high. Groomed to put others before herself. This type of welding has created the invisible woman that she has become. Her smile is inviting never letting on that trouble lives on her horizon. Her dark skin has determined how she will be treated by the outside world. She doesn’t sing the blues, but has lived it.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 40s 
  • Sephronia: Her skin is yellow. She is of a softer disposition because that is what her hair type and skin color warrant. She’s never been dark enough to cause offense, but she’s just light enough to offend herself at times. She’s the painful reminder that she is a child of violence.She’s joined the Civil Rights Movement hoping this will make her black enough and create an acceptance. She is a D minor key, the saddest of them all.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 30s-40s
  • Sweet Thing: Her skin is tan. She’s enticing whether she wants to be or whether she’s paid to be. She’s been tossed to and fro by life and the blows that it’s delivered by the men that have come and gone from her life. She’s lived on the streets for quite some time and been in and out of trouble most of her life. Her looks have been the bane of her existence since she was a little girl.
    • Gender: Female | Age: Late 20s
  • Nina: This is Nina’s mirror and sometimes she may not like what she sees. She plays the piano.
  • Gender: Female | Age: 30s
Fabulous Monsters
*play with music*
Book by Diana Burbano
Music by Moises Vasquez and Fea
Lyrics by Diana Burbano and Moises Vasquez
Rehearsals beginning January 30, 2023
Performances February 24 – March 19, 2023

  When punk rock exploded in L.A., Sally and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk, but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, they must try to overcome old wounds, forgive each other, and rock as hard as they ever did. This play with music features original music in collaboration with San Antonio punk band, Fea.  
  • Sally: Punk Rock girl. Androgynous. Latina
    • Gender: Female | Age: 18 – 29
  • Slade: Sally, older. Still angry. Still punk. Joan Jett type. Latina
    • Gender: Female | Age: 40s-50s
  • Lulu: Very pretty. Ambitious. Feminist. Any ethinc. Latina
    • Gender: Female | Age: 18 – 29 
  • Luisa: Lulu, older. A rock icon. Steely, icy. Lovely. Linda Ronstadt type. Latina
    • Gender: Female | Age: 40s-50s
  • Kady: Luisa’s pretty, complicated, and ambitious teenage daughter. 
    • Gender: Female | Age: 18 
  • Nigel: Punk rock royalty at least in his own mind. From Bowie to Prince and everything in between.
    • Gender: Male | Age: plays early 20s-50s
The Pajama Game
*musical*
Book by Richard Pike Bissell and George Abbott
Music by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler
Rehearsals beginning February 27th, 2023
Performances March 31 – April 23, 2023

  When a handsome new Superintendent falls hard for a feisty Union rep, it seems she’s falling right back, despite her dismissal of all things love-related. That is, until employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cent raise, and the pair find themselves on either side of the union protest that results.   
  • Hines: Time study man at Sleep Tite. He is the jealous type, but has a kind heart and a talent in knife-throwing. Surprisingly soft around the edges.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 25 – 35 | Vocal Range: F4-B2
  • Prez: President of the union at Sleep Tite. He is not the brightest person. A notorious flirt and womanizer who constantly regrets his marriage. 
    • Gender: Male | Age: 30 – 40 | Vocal Range: F#4-Db3
  • Hasler: The president at Sleep Tite. Fiscally conservative, he is demanding, stubborn, and uptight.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 50 – 60
  • Gladys: Mr. Hasler’s secretary. Her penchant for nights out on the town, along with her sexy demeanor, often lands her in hot water with the man. Gladys is an exceptional dancer.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 20 – 30 | Vocal Range: Eb5-Ab3
  • Sid Soroken: New superintendent at Sleep Tite. He is a charming, productive worker. Adamant about retaining his job and improving his job performance.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 25 – 30 | Vocal Range; Ab4-B2
  • Mabel: Sid’s secretary. Her earnestness can occasionally melt into crassness, but she is always very aware of the happenings at Sleep Tite.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 20 – 30 | Vocal Range: F5-B3
  • Babe Williams: The leader of the Union Grievance Committee, who against her will at first, falls in love with Sid. Strong, feisty, a little stubborn, and full of pride for the union but also charming and sensitive. The unspoken leader of the workers and women who work at the factory.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 25 – 35 | Vocal Range: F5-A3
  • Ensemble: Female Factory Workers (Brenda, Mary, Mera, Poopsie, Rita), Male Factory Workers (Charley, Joe), Other Employees of Sleep Tite
Footloose
*musical*
Book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Rehearsals beginning May 9, 2023
Performances June 9 – July 2, 2023

  When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.  
  • Ren McCormack: Teenage boy from Chicago
    • Gender: Male | Age: Teenager
  • Ethel McCormack: Ren’s mother
    • Gender: Female | Age: 40s
  • Reverend Shaw Moore: The minister of Bomont
    • Gender: Male | Age: 40s
  • Vi Moore: Rev. Shaw’s wife
    • Gender: Female | Age: 40s
  • Ariel Moore: Rev. Shaw’s teenage daughter
    • Gender: Female | Age: Teenager
  • Rusty: Ariel’s best friend
    • Gender: Female | Age: Teenager
  • Willard Hewitt: Ren’s friend, a country boy
    • Gender: Male | Age: Teenager
  • Ensemble: Lulu Warnicker;  Wes Warnicker; Coach Roger Dunbar; Eleanor Dunbar; Urleen; Wendy Jo; Chuck Cranston; Lyle; Travis; A Cop; Betty Blast; Principal Harry Clark; Jeter, Bickle; Garvin; Cowboy Bob; Cowboy Bob’s Band; Townspeople and High School Students
Merrily We Roll Along
*musical*
Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Rehearsals beginning July 3, 2023
Performances August 4 – August 27, 2023

  Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.  
  • Franklin Shepard: His character ranges from an influential songwriter and film producer to an innocent, bright-eyed optimist in NYC. Talented and handsome, but misled, tragic, and tormented,
    • Gender: Male | Age: 25 – 40 | Vocal Range: Bb4-A2
  • Charley Kringas: A stubborn, intense man with average looks. He ranges from a successful lyricist and Frank’s long-time friend to a bright-eyes optimist creating his own opportunities in NYC.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 25 – 40 | Vocal Range: G#4-A#2
  • Mary Flynn: A middle-aged theater critic. Her character arcs to the youthful, gorgeous 20-something living in NYC with best friend Frank. Sardonic, bitter, and witty.
    • Gender: Female | Age 30 – 40 | Vocal Range: Gb5-G3
  • Trio: Pasquale, Guiseppe, and Ciccio
    • Gender: Unspecified | Age: Unspecified | Vocal Range: Unspecified
  • Meg Kincaid: Starry-eyed starlet who is naive and ambitious. At the start of the show, she is Frank’s newest fling.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 18 – 25 | Vocal Range: Gb5-D4
  • Gussie Carnegie: The flamboyant, self-invented actress. Her character begins at the end of her relationship with Frank, but throughout the show we see her grow more helplessly in love with him. Greedy and seductive.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 25 – 35 | Vocal Range: C5-G3
  • Joe Josephson: Big-talking Broadway producer and husband to Gussie. He later becomes pathetic and poor.
    • Gender: Male | Age: 35 – 50 | Vocal Range: F#4-A2
  • Beth: A naive and insecure middle-American who is the mother of Frank’s son. She arcs from a down-trodden housewife at her wits end to a hopeless romantic at the beginning of her engagement to the man of her dreams.
    • Gender: Female | Age: 25 – 35 | Vocal Range: G5-A3
  • Ensemble: Party Guests; Artists; Students

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