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).
All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.
The Hippodrome State Theatre participates in the EMC Program
Director: Stephanie Lynge
Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason
Director: Stephanie Lynge. 1st rehearsal: March 29 Run: April 19 – May 12
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.
Ethan: 20-29: Any ethnicity – actors of color preferred. Sexy and charming, in a bold and boyish way, but with intelligence underneath; very physically comfortable with himself, he leads with sex and is comfortable in that role of the arrogant and tough playboy who has had sex with hundreds of strangers, but is interested in shifting his life and his writing to something more substantial.
Olivia: early 40s: Any ethnicity. Smart, sexy, and outwardly strong, but covering some fragility; American, but spent many years living abroad.
The Hippodrome State Theatre
Million Dollar Quartet
1st rehearsal: May 17 Run: May 31 – June 23
Inspired by a true event, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET relives the night an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
Jerry Lee Lewis: Male, 20-29 Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated Last Standing Man (must play piano); mid 20’s; vocal range: D4 – C6.
Sam Phillips: Male, 33 the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll and founder of Sun Records; discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many others, including Roy Orbison, and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music; does not need to sing or play an instrument; audition with a one min monologue, bring a second.
Carl Perkins: Male, 24 lead guitar player, the first poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll (must play guitar); vocal range: D3 – C6.
Johnny Cash: Male, 24 guitar player, a giant of American music at that dawn of his epic career; vocal range: D3 – G#5.
Dyanne: Female, 20-29 (any ethnicity) an aspiring singer, Elvis’s girlfriend; does not need to play an instrument; mid 20’s; vocal range: A3 – D5.
Elvis Presley: Male, 21 guitar, the first and still undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll; vocal range: A3 – C6.
Brother Jay: Male, any age – bass player (Musician with lines), brother of Carl Perkins, looking for bass play with tricks. Does not sing.
Fluke – Male, any age – drummer (Musicians with lines). Does not sing
All body types, races, & ethnicities are welcome to audition.
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