Lemon Bay Playhouse Announces the 2017-2018 Season Shows and Audition Schedule
Published: June 29, 2017
The Board of Trustees Audition Committee (Bob La Salle, Ron Bupp, and Ric Goodwin) met on Wednesday, May 31 and made a bold decision regarding auditions for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Lemon Bay Playhouse has decided to double-up auditions for six of the seven shows in our upcoming season. This is sometimes referred to as cluster auditions (auditioning multiple shows on the same date). Venice Theatre has moved to cluster auditions for a majority of their 2017-2018 season. Players Theatre and the Manatee Players already use this auditioning process. In order to remain competitive in casting our shows, we have decided to use this procedure.
The first show of our 31st season will still have an individual audition. The auditions for “Annoyance” will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Sunday, July 23 and Monday July 24 at the playhouse at 96 Dearborn St. in Englewood. We will need actors to fill the roles for one female and two males in the show. The play, “Annoyance” was written by Sam Bobrick and will be directed by Michele Strauss. The show will run from September 6 through September 24, 2017.
The remainder of the season shows will have auditions that will be doubled-up. “Later Life” and “Over the River and Through the Woods” will audition together on Sunday, August 27 and Monday August 28. This will be followed by “Crimes of the Heart” and “Flemming” auditions which will be held on the same nights on Sunday, November 19 and Monday, November 20. The last two shows of the season, “Tin Woman” and “Sylvia”, will audition together on Sunday, February 25 and Monday, February 26.
We will call Over the River and Through the Woods, Flemming and Sylvia “Early Bird Auditions”, and these shows will still have their original audition dates for any additional casting needs. Those dates will be Sunday, October 1 and Monday, October 2, 2017, Sunday, January 7 and Monday, January 8, 2018, and Sunday, April 8 and Monday April 9, 2018, respectively.
As in the past, all auditions will start at 7:00pm. Actors will have the option of auditioning for one or both shows but because the shows run back to back, actors who are cast can only do one of the two shows. Scripts and sides will be available for perusal on our website (sides only) or at the Box Office between 10:00am and 2:00pm weekdays. The flowchart below defines how the double-up auditions will run. For additional information call (941) 475-6756 or visit our website at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com. Hope to see you there!