Auditions

Auditions are by appointment only.

Auditions are held at Act3 Playhouse and consist of a group dance audition (when applicable), and a private vocal/acting audition. Auditionees are required to bring a resume, photo, Act3 audition form, and dance shoes and attire (when applicable). All auditions are closed, but friends and family are welcome to wait in our lobby or enjoy the great shopping and dining available in the Sandy Springs Plaza while you wait!

Violet Performances November 4th-19th

Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Director: Taylor Sorell
Music Director: John-Michael d'Haviland
Choreographer/Assistant Director: Johnna Mitchell

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle - the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections".

For the audition, please prepare 90 seconds of a song selection in the style of the show. Please bring a tracked accompaniment as no audition pianist will be provided. Songs from the show are welcome! No a cappella auditions please.

Email Michelle Davis for more information and to schedule an audition.

Audition Dates:
Saturday August 13th 10am-6pm
Sunday August 14th 7pm-11pm
Monday August 15th 7pm-11pm – Callbacks

Rehearsals:
Saturdays (1pm-6pm) September 17, September 24, October 1
Sundays (1pm-6pm) October 9-23
Monday-Thursday (7:30pm-10:30pm) September 19-October 27
Mandatory Tech Week: October 29-November 2


Preview Night: Thursday November 3 @ 8pm
Shows: November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 8pm
November 6 & 13 @ 3pm

 

CASTING NOTES:

All roles are available. Actors will be paid a stipend. Non-union.
The is an adult casting call, but we will cast a youth actress in the role of Young Vi.

Violet
The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Flick
An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn't enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C4

Monty
A paratrooper and Flick's friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Young Vi
Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father.
Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Father
A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet's face while he is chopping wood.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Old Lady
A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Hooker. 
Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Preacher
An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Virgil
The Preacher's assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher's show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doubles as Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Music Hall Singer
The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger. 
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lulu Buffington
A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher's telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Leroy Evans
A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Actor doubles as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger. 
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3