UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Virginia Stage Company strives for an inclusive creative work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups to audition.

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Auditions foR EDUCATION TOURING PRODUCTIONS

Be a part of our touring education team and bring to life exciting new works as well as classics of children’s literature designed to stir the heart, stretch the mind and promote education for children all over Hampton Roads!

Friday, August 31, 2018, 2PM - 6PM
The Wells Theatre, 108 East Tazewell, Norfolk, VA 23510

Email your headshot and resume to audition@vastage.org to schedule an appointment.

 

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Healthy Fixin's with Apples and Oranges
written by Ryan Clemens and appropriate for Grades 3 - 5

Thanks to our partnership with Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) and Kroger VSC is following the 'Steps to a Healthy Me' program! Join Apple and Orange on a humorous journey to good health. Interactive sketches teach how to make healthier food choices, and the types of physical exercise that produce healthy minds and bodies.

REHEARSAL DATES: 
October 1 - 14, 2018
TOUR DATES:  
October 15 - November 9, 2018
March 18 - April 26, 2019
**Daytime hours required
***Due to legal clearances needed for some touring conditions, actors must be over the age of 20 to qualify for this tour. 

BREAKDOWN:
APPLE: The smart, “straight man”, has a style that is cool, classy, “put-together”, and wears predominantly red.  Open to all genders and ethnicities.
ORANGE: The clown of the pair - has a somewhat more goofy appearance and is bedecked in assorted orange tones. Open to all genders and ethnicities.

 

Please send headshot and resume to audition@vastage.org no later than August 10 to schedule an appointment.

 

 
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The Tortoise and The Hare
written by Ryan Clemens and appropriate for Grades PreK - 3

This imaginative retelling of the classic story highlights respecting others, believing in yourself, striving to do your best, and most of all the value of manners over meanness.

REHEARSAL DATES: 
January 22 - February 1, 2019
TOUR DATES: 
February 4 - March 8, 2019
**Daytime hours required
***Due to legal clearances needed for some touring conditions, actors must be over the age of 20 to qualify for this tour. 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

RACCOON:  In the tradition of verbose broadcasters like Harry Caray and Howard Cosell, our raccoon is a colorful and energized, no-nonsense sportscaster who knows how to keep the audience riveted!  (The actor playing RACCOON also operates tech cues) Open to all genders and ethnicities.

HARE: This fast-talking and trash-talking rabbit is athletic, arrogant, donut-obsessed, and sometimes downright rude.  This bunny’s the undefeated champ with a boundless bravado that borders on bullying. Open to all genders and ethnicities.

TORTOISE:  Though slow and simple, this earnest, well-read, and friendly fellow works hard and believes in himself.  Undeterred by Hare’s taunts, the Tortoise is calm, courteous and capable. Open to all genders and ethnicities.

Please send headshot and resume to audition@vastage.org to schedule an appointment.

 

AUDITIONS FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Saturday, September 8 - 10am-4pm

Auditions by appointment only. To schedule your audition please title your email “VSC - Christmas Carol Audition (Desired Role)’ and send headshot and resume to audition@vastage.org.

*** All auditionees should prepare Side 1 and an additional side. A reader will be provided, but you also may choose to come in with either your own reader, or to partner with someone else who is auditioning. (Sides included here.)

*** Be prepared to sing a favorite Christmas song or carol that shows off your voice well. If you also have 16 bars of a musical theatre song, we may ask for that. Accompanist will be provided.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
November 6, 2018 - First Rehearsal
November 30, 2018 - First Performance
December 23, 2018 - Closing Performance

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

NOTE: While the setting is Victorian London, this production will be cast to reflect all people. Actors of all ethnicities and abilities are encouraged to audition.

*** All actors must be capable of doing British dialect work. Dialect preparation not necessary for audition.
*** All parts are open to both Equity and non-Equity performers.

Tiny Tim - Male (or female willing to play male), 6-10 The feeble Cratchit child who carries the true spirit of Christmas. Physical tininess is a plus in this role.
Christmas Past -  Female, 9+ The personification of memory. A little distant, playful, but grounded enough to get Scrooge started on his journey of discovery
Christmas Future - Male/Female A backpack style puppet. This 12' wraith doesn't speak, but his non-verbal sermon crowns Scrooge's journey. Must be physically able to manipulate large puppet. Puppet experience preferred.
Jacob Marley - Male, 30+  Scrooge's former partner. A ghost. Shows the strains of purgatory.
Mrs. Cratchit - Female, 30+ A mother of a six who is a bit worn by life, but full of love for her children.
Belle - Female, 18-25 Scrooge's first love. The daughter of a wealthy merchant who leaves him because of his growing greed.
Young Scrooge - Male, 18-25  The younger version of himself that he meets on his journey to the past. Charming, charismatic, and completely unconscious of his growing greed.
Fan - Female, 6-10 Ebenezer's sister who helped rescue him from the boarding school as a child. She is a bit thin or frail, due to a physical ailment mentioned in the text. This actor also plays a Cratchit child and a street urchin.
Boy Scrooge - Male, 8-13 The youngest version of Ebenezer that we meet. He is a lonely boy at school, who is rescued by his sister.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I audition for a Virginia Stage Company production?
Virginia Stage Company employs both Equity (LOA referencing LORT) and Non Equity Performers.  All positions are paid. Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.

Q. How often are auditions held?
Auditions are held throughout our season, typically beginning in August. The best way to know when auditions happen is to sign up for email notifications, see above. (You will only receive emails about upcoming auditions.) 

Q: What do I prepare for the audition?
For individual show auditions, please prepare the side that is appropriate for your character. We will provide a reader to interact with you when presenting your audition. While you are not required to have the lines memorized, we recommend that you at least be highly familiar with them. Make sure to check individual audition listings for recommended sides and show-specific requirements.    

Q: What if I can’t make it to the audition?
If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-Mail audition@vastage.org for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?
Yes please! E-mail it to audition@vastage.org with the title of the show you are interested in as the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Virginia Stage Company, PO Box 3770, Norfolk, VA 23514.

Q: What if I do not have a headshot/resume?
We will be taking a photo of you with your audition number at the auditions, but we’d always appreciate a good quality & recent shot of you in lieu of a professional headshot. If you do not have a resume, there will be a space on our audition form for you to fill out any theatre experience you may have.

For specific inquiries, please contact audition@vastage.org.


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