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Theatre, Music & Dance Updates for the Tennessee Valley



Curtain and Lights Theatre

Broadway and Hollywood Classics Concert

Curtain and Lights Theatre Company announces auditions for "Broadway and Hollywood Classics Concert".

Date and Times:

  • Jan 11th @ 6:30 PM
  • Jan 13th @ 10:00 AM

Auditions will be held at 123 Church Street N.E. in Decatur, AL.

Synopsis: The cast will perform classic songs from Broadway Musicals and Hollywood Films. Join us as we pay tribute to the Stage and Screen!

Directed By: Heather Anderson

Cast Requirements: Singers ages 6 and up.

Be Prepared: Prepare to sing a song from a Broadway show or a Disney Film. The song should show off your vocal range

Contact: or 256-616-9471

Show Dates: Feb 22nd @ 6:30 PM and Feb 23rd @ 6:30 PM. (Production Dates are not yet set in stone. However, Dates will be set prior to auditions. If there are any changes to the Production Dates, they will be published on our Facebook Page.)

Other Info: Auditions will be in the Annex at First Baptist Church Decatur, AL on the corner of Lafayette and Canal Street.

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Theatre Huntsville

Crimes of the Heart

Theatre Huntsville announces auditions for "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley.

Date and Times:

  • 1/22/18 7:00 pm
  • 1/23/18 7:00 pm

Auditions will be held at VBC Playhouse, 700 Monroe St. in Huntsville.

Synopsis: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his final hours. They’re also dealing with Babe, the youngest sister, who is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. In the end, the play, which is grave and yet somehow hilarious, is the story of how the characters escape the past to seize the future.

Directed By: Sam Marsh

Cast Requirements: 4 Women, 2 Men - ages 20's/30's

Lenny Magrath: 30’s. Oldest sister. Feeling frustrated after being the sister who was left to take care of the elder family members and the old family homestead. Jealous of her sisters’ accomplishments and romantic relationships. A withdrawn homebody.
Meg Magrath: Late 20’s. The middle sister. Left Hazelhurst for California to pursue a singing career. The other sisters have always held a slight grudge against Meg because she seems to have been the favorite child growing up. At the beginning of the play, Meg has returned to town after her singing career stalled – and a nervous breakdown and a stint in a psychiatric ward.
Babe Botrelle: Early 20’s. The youngest sister. The childlike bride of a locally powerful and wealthy lawyer, whom she has shot because he found out about the affair she was having with a teenaged African-American boy.
Chick Boyle: 30’s. The sisters’ cousin. A very demanding, opinionated relative whose only concern is how the antics of the Magrath family are going to reflect on her personally within the community. Matronly, nosy and bossy.
Doc Porter: Late 20’s/early 30’s. The boyfriend Meg left behind when she moved to California. Doc was injured during a hurricane (while he was rescuing Meg) and walks with a limp. Now married with children, he still holds a bit of a torch for her. A pleasant, easy-going guy, well-liked in the community.
Barnette Lloyd: mid 20’s. Babe’s lawyer – young, ambitious and up and coming. A little awkward, mostly because he has a big crush on Babe. He’s also aware of what this case could mean to his career.

Be Prepared: Cold Reading from the script. This play takes place in a small southern town – these characters talk with a southern accent, but a subtle, realistic one. It’s never comic or exaggerated. If you’re not comfortable affecting an accent, don’t worry about it – just read with sincerity. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. To see a script, contact Leslie Gates at the Theatre Huntsville office: 256-536-0807. For any other questions, contact the director, Sam Marsh, at

Contact: or or 256-536-0807

Show Dates: May 11-19

Other Info: Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc
Recommended for mature audiences – adult themes and adult language.

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Athenian Players


Athenian Players announces auditions for "Picnic" by William Inge.

Date and Times:

  • Jan 26 from 4-8pm
  • Jan 27 from 4-8pm

Auditions will be held at The Alabama Center for the Arts – Music & Theatre Building, 133 2nd Ave. NE in Decatur, AL.

Synopsis: The play takes place on Labor Day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.

Directed By: Dr. Hugh K. Long

Cast Requirements: The Athenian Players are looking for seven women and four men of all ages who are needed for this production to play a variety of roles. Non-traditional casting is to be expected based on potential pool of actors and casting is open to everyone including

FLO OWENS - mother of the girls
MADGE OWENS - a beautiful girl
MILLIE OWENS - a 16-year-old girl
HELEN POTTS - a neighbor
ROSEMARY SYDNEY - a school teacher
IRMA KRONKITE - a school teacher
HAL CARTER - a young vagabond
ALAN SEYMOUR - boyfriend of Madge
BOMBER - the paper boy
HOWARD BEVANS - a friend of Miss Sidney

Be Prepared: Please either prepare a monologue, or be prepared to read a selection at your audition.

Contact: or 256-260-3006

Show Dates: April: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, & 21st

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Fantasy Playhouse

Raggedy Ann and Andy

Fantasy Playhouse announces auditions for "Raggedy Ann and Andy" by Patricia Thackray.

Date and Times:

  • January 27,2018 @ 1:30 pm
  • January 28 @ 1:30 pm
  • Callbacks January 28 @ 3pm

Auditions will be held at Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center, 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville, AL.

Synopsis: The curtain rises on a very special playroom where toys magically come to life! The world’s most beloved rag dolls must gather their playroom playmates and lead the charge into the “deep, deep woods” to Looney Land to bring the beautiful French Babette back home before she is found missing by their owner. Audiences of all ages will delight in this whimsical tale of adventure and friendship.

Directed By: Elaine L. Hubbard

Cast Requirements: Children ages 6 to 12, Youth and Adults from age 13 and up. Flexible cast of about 24 of all ages.Tumblers, gymnasts, and dancers are encouraged to attend the audition even if not trying out for a speaking role.

Raggedy Ann – loveable, sweet, smart, brave, honest and very flexible.
Raggedy Andy – Very much like his sister Ann, but not quite as brave! Very energetic and spirited.
Suzy Pincushion – a lively doll who loves to sew and always gets to the “point”.
Grandpa (or Grandma) – an old and old-fashioned, wise hand-crafted rural doll who is the voice of reason
Babette – an elegant, beautiful French doll with an attitude; a bit stuck up at first.
Twin Baby Dolls – adorable, cheesy Kewpie dolls who say all their lines together!
Mechanico the Robot – The playroom’s guard; speaks in monotone.
Bruin the Bear – slightly goofy huggable stuffed teddy bear, a bit frayed and second-best
Lester Looney – really goofy, very likeable side-kick and attendant to Prince Leonard
Prince Leonard the Looney Hearted – silly, lovesick prince of Looney Land, home of Practical Jokes
Camel with the Wrinkled Knees – discarded, lonely stuffed camel; a bit like “Eeyore” from Winnie the Pooh
Witch Wigglewort/Lucretia Looney – A selfish, haughty hag who transforms to Prince Leonard’s real love
Greedy Bag – big, fat greedy slob; multi-character part played by 4 or more cast members.
King Koo Koo – the king of Looney Land and Prince Leonard’s father; a bit off his rocker.
Bald-headed Whizzer – the dastardly villain, self-important chief attendant to King Koo Koo.
Extras: various Loonies from Looney Land, Taffy, Trees, Bushes, Mushrooms, and Signs.

Be Prepared: Each person auditioning for a speaking role should prepare a brief monologue, 60 seconds or less,

Contact: or 256-539-6829

Show Dates: April 20-22 & 27-29, 2018 (Student Matinees Tuesday 4/24/18 @ 9am & Noon)

Other Info: Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Rehearsals held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. Tech week April 15-19 (No Conflicts). Simple Helix Season Sponsor.  Jerry Damson Honda Acura- Performance Partner. SCI Technology. Inc. - Student Matinee Sponsor. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

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Huntsville M.E.T.

What A Difference A Day Makes

Huntsville M.E.T. announces auditions for "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Eugene Fleming and Robyn Mitchell.

Date and Times:

  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 6-9pm
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 6-9pm

Auditions will be held at Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, AL.

Synopsis: What A Difference A Day Makes offers an incredible opportunity for local singers/performers to be part of the original cast of a new 1950's music revue, as well as to work with Broadway veteran Eugene Fleming (A Chorus Line, Fosse). The show highlights iconic 1950's songs and dances as the characters travel thru one 24-hour moment in time.

Directed By: Eugene Fleming and Robyn Mitchell, with choreography by Eugene Fleming and Claire Mitchell.

Cast Requirements: 4 Men and 4 women ages 18 & up

Be Prepared: 16-32 bars of a suggested song listed below or one of your own choice that shows your vocal range and ability; an accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music. Wear comfortable clothing for a movement portion of the audition. Some cast members will be featured dancers as well as singers. One male performer will play guitar for one song.
Suggested songs, men: Teddy Bear, You Send Me, Too Marvelous, Since I Don't Have You
Suggested songs, women: Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl, Fever, Cry Me A River, What A Difference A Day Makes

Contact: or 256-929-8811

Show Dates: late May-early June 2018

Other Info: info

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Zodiac Players

Pageant The Musical

Zodiac Players announces auditions for "Pageant The Musical" by Bill Russell.

Date and Times:

  • Monday, 2/5/2018 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 2/6/2018 at 6:30 pm

Auditions will be held at Shoals Theatre, 123 Seminary Street, Florence, AL.

Synopsis: This side-splitting comedy will keep audiences rolling in the isles and begging for more from the six all male contestants. These pageant beauties are all vying for the title of Miss Glamouresse 2018!

Directed By: Dr. Randy Pettus

Cast Requirements: One Emcee male
One Reigning Queen male

Be Prepared: Sing and dance. Wear attire to participate in dance moves

Contact: or 256-710-8822 or or 256-762-8499

Show Dates: May 3-6, 2018

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Lyrique Music Productions

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Lyrique Music Productions announces auditions for "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame".

Date and Times:

  • February 9 @ 6pm
  • February 10 @ 9am
  • February 11 @ 2pm (appointment only)
  • February 11 @ 5pm (callbacks)

Auditions will be held at 3312 Long Ave SW in Huntsville, AL.

Directed By: Luz T. Ladrillono

Be Prepared: 1 Minute (Song & Monolgue); Comfortable Attire for Dance Audition

Contact: or 256.417.0593

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Theatre Huntsville

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Theatre Huntsville announces auditions for "The Marvelous Wonderettes" by Roger Bean.

Date and Times:

  • 2/24/18 1:00pm-5:00 pm
  • 2/25/18 2:00 pm - 3: 30 pm
  • Callbacks 2/2/518 ‪3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Auditions will be held at 3312 Long Avenue in Huntsville Al

Synopsis: Act I: At the 1958 Springfield High School prom, the lights come up on the evening’s special entertainment: The Marvelous Wonderettes. Act II: A decade later, at the Springfield High School Class of ‘58 10-Year Reunion, the Marvelous Wonderettes take the stage again.

Directed By: Jacinda Swinehart-Johnson


CINDY LOU (18, 28) knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.
MISSY (18, 28) is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy.
Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.
BETTY JEAN (18, 28) is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion.
Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ ‘I Only Want To Be With You,’ and ‘That’s When The Tears Start.”
SUZY (18, 28) is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne.
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me’. Setting: Springfield High School Gymnasium, 1958 and 1968

Be Prepared: Please prepare 32-64 bars of a popular 1950's or 1960's song and bring sheet music to the auditions. An accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance audition. Please bring character heels to dance in.

Contact: or or 256-536-0807

Show Dates: July 13-21, 2018

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