LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR MILL MOUNTAIN THEATRE’S 2019 SEASON will be held on January 11 & 12, 2019 from 10:00am – 7:00pm (Dance Call from 1-2pm both days).
Auditions will take place at the MMT Rehearsal Studio, located at 20 Church Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 on the 3rd floor. Free and metered parking is available nearby. An accompanist will be provided.
If you are interested in auditioning, please email a headshot and resume to email@example.com with ‘ROANOKE AUDITIONS’ in the subject line. AEA members may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition appointment. EMC and non-Equity actors will be seen as time permits at these auditions. EMC and non-Equity actors should still submit all materials to email@example.com for more information.
*High school aged youth interested in auditioning for ensemble roles in Mamma Mia should request an appointment time for these auditions, and plan to attend the dance call.
Non-Equity only: in the email submission, please denote if you have local housing (within ~30 miles of Downtown Roanoke) available.
Mill Mountain Theatre Staff in the audition room will include: Ginger Poole (Producing Artistic Director), Travis Kendrick (Director of Education), Michelle LoRicco (Education Associate), Christopher Castanho (Resident Creative), and Seth Davis (Resident Music Director & Accompanist).
A one-minute song if auditioning for Mamma Mia, Next To Normal, the Holiday Show (TBA), or the Summer Apprentice Company. We may ask to hear a one-minute monologue or contrasting one-minute song.
A one-minute monologue if auditioning for The Glass Menagerie, Every Brilliant Thing, or the Summer Apprentice Company. We may ask you to read sides.
There will be a dance call from 1PM – 2PM on both Friday and Saturday for those auditioning for Mamma Mia and the Summer Apprentice Company.
Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition for all roles.
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Rehearsals March 5 – 26
Previews & Performances March 27 – April 14
DONNA: Female, 40s. The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi; Sophie’s mother. She is the former lead singer of ‘Donna and the Dynamos.’ Honest, straight and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Seeking a strong singer-storyteller capable of carrying the show. Principal role.
SOPHIE: Female, 18-25: A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Must be able to move extremely well; Pop Soprano. Principal role.
TANYA: Female, 35-45: A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
ROSIE: Female, 35-45: Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
SAM: Male, Baritone, 35-45: Donna’s ex and potential father to Sophie. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
HARRY: Male, High Baritone, Tenor, 35-45: Donna’s ex and potential father to Sophie. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
BILL: Male, 35-45: Donna’s ex and potential father to Sophie. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, comedic actor. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
LISA: Female, 18-25: Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
ALI: Female, 18-25: Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
SKY: Male, 20s; Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, attractive – was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and marry Sophie. Featured ensemble role.
PEPPER: Male, Baritone/Tenor, 20s; Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.
EDDIE: Male, Baritone/Tenor, 20s; Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
A PETER RABBIT TALE: A CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Neal Richardson
Book by Sarah Brandt
Rehearsals May 20 – 31
Performances June 1 – July 12
SEEKING: Dynamic musical theatre performers for an apprentice company of 5 actors to play various roles in summer touring production. Roles include: Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Mother, Mr, McGregor, Benjamin, Owl, Mice, and more. Actors will play multiple roles.
(Summer Apprentice Company will perform or be involved in both A Peter Rabbit Tale and Next To Normal.)
NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Rehearsals May 20 – June 19
Preview & Performances June 20 – 29
DIANA: Female, Mid 30s-40s, strong belt voice. A sexy and sharp housewife; mother to Natalie and Gabe, and wife to Dan; manic-depressive and delusional. She suffers from a worsening bipolar disorder that has been medicated for sixteen years. Seeking a strong singer/actress who capture the audience’s empathy, and can cover the full emotional range that this role requires, including a crucial and deadly sense of humor.
DAN: Male, Mid 30s-40s, high baritone/tenor with a rock sound. Diana’s husband and the father to Gabe and Natalie. An architect, he is handsome and genuine, and perpetually frustrated. He provides a non-ending support for his family as he fights to keep his wife’s mind and illness stable. A belabored, dedicated father, also with a wicked sense of absurdist humor.
GABE: Male, 18-20s, rock tenor with strong falsetto. Diana and Dan’s son, he is dashing, gentle, bright, and playful. He can be both an angel and a demon to his mother, who idolizes him as a superhero.
NATALIE: Female, 18-20s, strong pop/rock belt. Diana and Dan’s daughter. Compelling, attractive in her own unique way, bright, contentious, and trying to be perfect. She is also a classically trained pianist who takes refuge in the practice room. Vocal range (belt/mix to an E).
HENRY: Male, 18-20s, high baritone/tenor. A jazz musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king; compelling and charismatic. A classmate of Natalie and eventually her boyfriend, he supports her during one of the roughest times in her life.
MADDEN/DOCTOR FINE: Male, 20s. Diana’s doctor. He is assured, charismatic, a rock star of psychiatry, on the young side of ageless. Vocal range (high baritone/tenor to A with a rock sound).
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Rehearsals September 3 – 24
Previews & Performances September 25 – October 6
AMANDA WINGFIELD (The Mother): Female, 40s-50s. An iron butterfly; a proud woman fiercely devoted to her children; still holds onto the ideals of her genteel southern upbringing; girlish and grotesque; narcissistic and loving; sensitive and harsh; a realist while living in the reveries of a life long vanished; charming and manipulative; a survivor.
TOM WINGFIELD (The Son): Male, 20s-30s (30s in the present, 21 in the memory). The narrator of the play; a poet who works in a warehouse; caught between responsibility to his family and following his dreams; explosive, mercurial, lonely, and caring; deeply devoted to his sister; a suffocating dreamer.
LAURA WINGFIELD (The Daughter): Female, early 20s. She is sensitive and painfully shy; a childhood illness has left her physically impaired; retreats from reality through her collection of glass animals; loves her mother and brother; always puts others before herself.
JIM O-CONNOR (The Gentleman Caller): Male, 20s. Tom’s lone friend at the warehouse and former classmate of Laura’s; a nice guy; pleasant in appearance and demeanor; peaked in high school; he is the outside world.
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
By Duncan Macmillan
Rehearsals October 22 – November 6
Previews & Performances November 7 – 10
ACTOR: There is only one actor, any gender, any race, but just one. 20s to 40s. Seeking charming, engaging, warm actor with emotional depth, great comedic timing, and a sensitivity to the subject matter of depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Must have the ability to draw an audience in with their honesty and truthful storytelling; able to make an audience feel at home and comfortable. Experience and expertise in improvisation with others would be a vital advantage.
HOLIDAY MUSICAL TBA
Rehearsals November 12 – December 3
Previews & Performances December 4 – 22
SEEKING: Adult actors of all ages to perform in our holiday musical. Due to our licensing agreement, we are not allowed to divulge this title until Spring of 2019.