Outside of any required EPAs (Equity Principal Auditions), we cast our season on a show-by-show (as needed) basis. We hire union (Actors’ Equity Association) and non-union actors. You may submit your headshot, resume and cover letter at any time in the season. It is helpful to know what show(s) for which you’d like to be considered (refer to our current season link for show information).
2016-2017 shows, with all roles that may be on Equity contracts are listed below. All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.
SPT +10 (unless otherwise noted).
(2017-18 salary $684/week minimum)
Artistic Director: Lauren Warhol Caldwell (at all auditions)
The Hippodrome State Theatre 2017-18
AEA / NON UNION Video Auditions
The Hippodrome State Theatre
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
1st rehearsal: Sept 22 Run: Oct 13 – Nov 5
All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.
The Hippodrome State Theatre participates in the EMC Program
Artistic Director: Lauren Warhol Caldwell
Video Submissions Only
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Please email your video submission to hippauditions (at) gmail (dot) com no later than noon on Friday July 21, 2017.
Please submit the requested sides along with your headshot and resume.
The Legend of Georgia McBrideby Matthew Lopez
Director: Stephanie Lynge. 1st rehearsal: Sept. 22 Run: Oct.13 – Nov.5
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.
Rexy/Jason: 20s to 30s, male, any ethnicity, southern. Rexy: a self-centered drag queen with a drinking problem; fierce and sharp-tongued with a dark past; thrives on conflict, a bit of a hot mess. Jason: Casey & Jo’s best friend and landlord; a sweet-natured working class guy and young father; can sometimes be a bit spineless–but loves his friends dearly Note: Role requires dancing in heels and lip syncing.
Jo: 20s, female, African American, southern. Supportive and increasingly pregnant wife of Casey; a hard-headed woman married to a soft-hearted man; works multiple service jobs struggling to keep them afloat. Tough exterior, but Casey has the key to her vulnerable side. Strong-willed and practical, unafraid to speak her mind.
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