On Feb. 8 and 9, Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach invites local talent to audition for the award-winning musical, “Spring Awakening,” to be performed April 24 - May 16. Auditions will be held at the community theater at 106 6th St.N., Jacksonville Beach.
Director Bradley Akers, who was last seen at Players directing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, said he wants to cast enthusiastic actors, “So, be yourself. Be authentic. Be bold. Be brave.”
Auditions for roles of Girls and Boys will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, with registration at 11 alm. And auditions beginning a noon.
Auditions for Adult Man and Adult Woman roles will take place on Sunday, Feb.9, starting at 6 p.m, registration beginning 30 minutes prior.
Some actors from Saturday may be asked to read with those auditioning for the adult roles.
Actors auditioning for Girls and Boys are asked to prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of any of the music found in Spring Awakening. They should bring sheet music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella auditions or recorded accompaniment will be permitted. They should dress for a dance audition and be prepared for cold readings from the script.
Actors auditioning for Adult roles do not need to prepare a song or be ready to dance. They will only be asked to read from the script.
All actors should also bring a headshot, resume, and list of conflicts from February 8 through May 16. The rehearsal schedule will be created based on cast-member conflicts. Due to mature subject matter, only actors over the age of 16 will be considered for casting.
“The audition process is not only designed to align the casting dynamic of the show, but it’s also a way for us to interview each other and make sure it’s a right fit. I’m looking for honesty, bravery, resilience, and safety in your choices (in your vocals, your movement, and your interpretations),” said Akers.
Visit playersbythesea.org/auditions for more information about available roles.
About the Show
The winner of eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Spring Awakening explores the journey through adolescence with poignancy and passion. It examines morality and sexual politics while unapologetically plumbing the depths of the hormonal teenage psyche in a way that feels both fresh and all too familiar. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of sex, rock & roll, and 1890s Germany.
For more information on how to buy tickets, visit playersbythesea.org/spring-awakening or call the Box Office at (904) 249-0289.