Auditions

Our 2021-2022 Season Auditions

For continued safety, we will be holding our season auditions through video submissions.  Live callbacks will take place as they are able with health and safety in mind.  The Hippodrome is working closely with AEA to assure actor safety before reopening for live performances.

All Equity Members are encouraged to submit. Non Equity submissions will also be viewed as time permits.  The Hippodrome actively participates in diverse casting.

  • Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues or 1 monologue and a 1 minute song of your choosing. For those who do not have their own song, please use the following song and accompaniment:  “Smile” Sheet Music / Accompaniment
  • Please attach a headshot and resume. 
  • Please submit the audition video with the requested material to Hippauditions@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday, June 28th.  The Hipp prefers YouTube or Vimeo links.

Attending auditions will be:

Stephanie Lynge – Artistic Director
Bryan Mercer – Music Director

The following roles may be on Equity contracts. All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.  Shows generally run W-R 7pm, F 8pm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 2pm (exception for A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th St).

Mainstage Productions:

Murder for Two: book & music by Joe Kinosian, book & lyrics by Kellen Blair

Director: Stephanie Lynge   1st rehearsal: Sept 3   Run:  Sept 17 – Oct 3

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed… fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills- with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives… and the ice cream melts!

Marcus– 20s-30s, any ethnicity; an ambitious young officer, and provides voices for two characters in flashback: THE CHIEF, Marcus’s grizzled boss, and VANESSA, Marcus’s former partner.

The Suspects (all portrayed by the other actor): 20s-30s, any ethnicity

DAHLIA WHITNEY- The victim’s loopy widow

MURRAY & BARB FLANDON- the Whitneys’ bickering neighbors

STEPH WHITNEY- an overeager grad student

BARRETTE LEWIS- a self-incriminating ballerina

GRIFF- a friendly local psychiatrist

TOMMY, YONKERS, & SKID- members of an antiquated boys’ choir

HENRY VIVALDI- a late arrival


The Mountaintop: by Katori Hall

Director: TBA 1st rehearsal: Oct 1 Run: Oct 22 – Nov 07

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3rd, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – 35-50, black man, charming, passionate, vulnerable, and exhausted.

Camae – 20s-30s, black woman, a blunt, confident, fun-spirited, and defiant hotel maid with a mission.


Miracle on 34th St (The Musical) A Radio Play

Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith,

Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz

Director: TBA  1st rehearsal: Nov 09   Run: Nov 26 – Dec 23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Kristofer Van Lisberg – Male 50-70s, any ethnicity. Plays Kris Kringle, non-singing

Cordelia Ragsdale – Female 20-40s, any ethnicity.  Plays Doris Walker et al. . Alto/Mezzo-soprano, C4-C#5

Gracie DeMarco – Female Child 8-13, any ethnicity.  Plays Susan Walker et al, Doris’ precocious daughter. Alto/Mezzo-soprano, C4-C5

Grady Williams – Male 20-40s, any ethnicity. Plays Fred Gailey et al, a lawyer, looking for love and a miracle. Baritone/tenor, Bb3-G4.

Olivia Glatt – Female 20-60s, any ethnicity. Various roles, versatile. Soprano, C4-E5.

Wallace Ainsley – Male 20-60s, any ethnicity. Various roles, versatile. Baritone, B3-E4. Plays Piano.

Alex Mialdo as Foley Artist: Serves as announcer. Bass/baritone F2-E4.


A Christmas Carol: adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens

Director: John Gray 1st rehearsal: Nov 16    Run: Possibly Nov 29 – Dec. 22

Join Scrooge, Marley, the Cratchits and a host of Christmas ghosts for this classic holiday story in this adaptation. Most actors play multiple roles.

Scrooge: 50s-60s, any ethnicity. Vicious old man.

Jacob Marley: 40s, any ethnicity. Narrator, back from the dead to guide (and torture) Scrooge

Bob Cratchit, 30s-40s, any ethnicity., Hopeful middle-aged man

Mrs. Cratchit: 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Kindly, hopeful, loving, strong

Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig: 30s, any ethnicity. Jolly, fun, and funny, looking for Singers or actors who play instruments

Young Belle: 20s, any ethnicity. In love with young Scrooge, strong and honest

Young Scrooge: 20s, any ethnicity. Torn by his love for Belle and his love of money

Children: Male and Female, any ethnicity.Tto play all Cratchit children, Fan, Scrooge as Boy, Belle as Girl, Dick, Turkey Kid, Want, Ignorance.


As You Like It: by William Shakespeare

Director: Charlie Mitchell 1st rehearsal: Jan 1   Run: Jan 21 – Feb 6

A romantic comedy following Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful heroines, traveling with her cousin and the court fool to find her banished father, encountering villainy, romance, humor, and a happy ending along the way!

Duke Frederick/Duke Senior Male, 40s, any ethnicity. A cruel tyrant, unsettled with himself, filled with guilt over taking his brother’s throne.  Double cast with Duke Senior, a kind and contented man who seeks to live in harmony with nature.

Rosalind Female, 20s, any ethnicity. Daughter to the banished duke – passionate, smart, and strong-willed with a romantic streak.

Orlando Male, 20s, any ethnicity. A robust, caring and noble young man who bridles against the life given him.  Can fall in love deeply at first sight which takes over his reason.

Adam Male,50-60s, any ethnicity. A weathered-looking servant, full of pride and dedication.  This track also includes Sir Oliver Martext, a comic doddering local vicar.

Touchstone Male 30s, any ethnicity. A courtier turned clown — cynical and doesn’t suffer fools gladly and doesn’t mind offending.

Jacques Any gender, 30s/40s/early 50s, any ethnicity. Takes pride in his/her melancholy and wants the world to join him, a seeker of wisdom.

Celia Female, 20s, any ethnicity. Rosalind’s good-natured devoted friend.

Oliver Male, late 20s, any ethnicity. The jealous brother of Orlando who gives in to a cruel nature but ultimately sees the error of his ways.  Also plays Corin, a kindly shepherd content with his life.

Charles the Wrestler Male 20s/30s, any ethnicity.  A physically formidable wrestler with much to prove.  Also plays a forester Silvius, a lovelorn Shepard.  Ability to sing and play an instrument a plus.

Le Beau Any gender, 20-40s, any ethnicity. A smug courtier.  Also plays Amiens, a forester.  Ability to sing and play an instrument is a plus.

Jacques de Boys Male, 20s/30s, a royal brother who shares important news.  Also plays Second Lord.  Ability to sing and play an instrument is a plus.

Phebe Female, 20s, any ethnicity. A fickle shepherdess who gets enraged when she doesn’t get her way.

Audrey Female, 20s, any ethnicity. a country girl — not a great thinker or maker of good life choices.


Living on Love: by Joe DiPietro

Adapted from “Peccadillo” by Garson Kanin

Director: TBA   1st rehearsal: Feb 18   Run: Mar 11 – 27

When world-renowned soprano Raquel De Angelis’ husband Vito, the larger-than-life maestro, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her own handsome, young scribe to chronicle her life as an opera star. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this hilarious comedy.

Raquel De Angelis – 30s – 50s, any ethnicity. One of the greatest opera singers on the planet, she couldn’t be more beguiling. When Raquel De Angelis enters a room, everyone in the room knows it. Must be able to sing

Vito De Angelis – 30s – 50s, any ethnicity. Her husband. One of the greatest conductors on the planet. His Italian accent is thick. His temper is legendary. He has Einstein hair.

 Robert Samson – 20s-30s,any ethnicity. A young, somewhat nervous writer. Forced to ghost write to earn a living.

Iris Peabody – 20s-30s, any ethnicity. A young, dedicated, determined career woman.

Bruce – Male 20-50s, any ethnicity.  A servant.

Eric – Male 20-50s, any ethnicity. A similar servant.

Puccini – Raquel’s tiny dog.


The Revolutionists:  by Lauren Gunderson

Director: Stephanie Lynge   1st rehearsal: April 7   Run: April 29 – May 15

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.  This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, and how we actually go about changing the world.

Olympe De Gouges – Female 38; any ethnicity; badass activist playwright and feminist.  Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman.  Widowed and never married to ensure her personal freedom

Marianne Angelle –  Female 30s; African American; Badass black woman in Paris.  She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband, Vincent.  Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.

Charlotte Corday – Female 25; any ethnicity; badass country girl and assassin.  Very serious, hardened by righteousness, never been kissed.

Marie Antoinette – Female 38; any ethnicity; Pretty badass but fascinating former queen of France.  Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient.  Never had a real friend.


Summer Musical:  TBA

Director: Stephanie Lynge   1st rehearsal: May 18   Run: June 11 – July 18

Florida Professional Theater Association Website Registration

Are you a working theatre professional looking for work in the state of Florida? If you answered YES, then please upload your resume to the new Florida Professional Theatres Association’s Directory of Theatre Professionals! For performers, you can include a headshot and links to audition material.
FPTA member theatres will use this directory for casting and hiring as our industry ramps up after this 15-month intermission. We all want to hire you to work on our stages, in our shops, and offices! https://www.fpta.net/registration/index.html