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Auditions

Theatre Under The Stars welcomes both union and non-union performers to audition for our productions in three locations: Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City. In each city, auditions will be conducted by TUTS’ Artistic Advisor who will be accompanied by the visiting directors and choreographers of the upcoming productions.

Auditions in all three cities are advertised through Equity hotlines and other publications specific to each locale. The open call in Houston is additionally announced via the StarMail newsletter. Please refrain from calling or emailing in regards to audition scheduling as it will be announced through the aforementioned media.

To achieve diverse and high-caliber productions, TUTS invites and encourages interested performers from all walks of the profession to audition.

All performers over the age of 18 in TUTS productions are compensated.

PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 should contact the training wing of Theatre Under The Stars, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. For more information on the school’s classes, touring troupes, week- and day-camps, and workshop performances call 713.558.8801.

TUTS regrets we do not have the staff time to review audition submissions sent on video or DVD. All auditions must be seen live and in person within the context of a regular casting call for best comparison of talent and suitability.

Rehearsal Information

TUTS holds daytime and evening rehearsals at least six days a week for a minimum of two and a half weeks prior to the opening of each TUTS production. Rehearsals are 7.5 to 12 hours/day in length.

Houston Auditions

Location: TUTS Studios—1st Floor of the Arts and Education Building on the Walker Street side of The Hobby Center Complex (800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002).

SpamalotAuditions-22All Auditionees MUST

1. Be 18 years of age or older

2. Have 8X10 headshot (color or black-and-white accepted) and resume

3. Have 16 bars of music prepared. Please bring sheet music in your appropriate key.

A pianist will be provided at the audition. TUTS does NOT accept taped accompaniment. Please, no a cappella singing.


How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Auditions

Auditions for How To Succeed will be held in Houston September 22 – 23 and in Los Angeles September 25 – 26.

HOUSTON
September 22
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EPA/ECC
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open Call

September 23
5:00 p.m. Dance Call – Arrive at 5:00 p.m. to sign-in.

LOS ANGELES
September 25
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EPA
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. ECC

September 26
10:00 a.m. Dance Call – Arrive at 10:00 a.m. to sign-in.

Dan Knechtges will direct and choreograph.

Actors who are interested in auditioning for the production should submit a headshot and resume directly to Stewart/Whitley electronically and then mail a hard copy of the same information directly to the agency at:

Stewart/Whitley
ATTN: HOW TO SUCCEED/TUTS
213 West 35th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

J. PIERREPONT FINCH:
Male 20s-30: Clever young businessman eager to climb the corporate ladder to success. Has a façade of innocence and charm. High Baritone or Tenor with clarion G.
Principal role: Any Ethnicity

ROSEMARY PILKINGTON:
Female 20s-30: A secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company. Genuinely good natured and sweet but also smart and with a backbone – knows what she wants and goes after it. Natural middle-range chest or mix to D – not a traditional ingénue soprano. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

J B BIGGLEY:
Male 40s – 60’s: Gruff and a bit blithering – struggles to appear in control. Lusts after the bombshell Hedy La Rue. Character baritone with the hidden soul of a crooner. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

SMITTY:
Female 20-30’s: A secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company. Wise cracking and worldly.
She sings where she speaks – Alto with strong, traditional belt to Bb/C. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

HEDY LA RUE:
Female 30’s: A not-too-bright bombshell. Gorgeous woman who uses her looks and sexuality to get what she wants. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

BUD FRUMP:
Male 20s – 30s: Conniving nephew of the boss. Will do anything to get a promotion. Jealous of Finch and anyone who stands in his way. A character-ful high baritone or Tenor with a commanding G. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

MISS JONES:
Female 30s – 50s: The head secretary. A tyrant who relishes her limited authority and lords it over the other employees. Character soprano and/or high belty mix.
Principal role: Any Ethnicity

TWIMBLE/WHOMPER:
Male 40s-60s: Roles will be played by the same actor. Twimble: Head of the mailroom at World Wide Wickets for 25 yrs. Consummate “company man”.Whomper: The BIG BOSS. A self-made man. No nonsense or pretense. Strong character baritone. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

BERT BRATT:
Male 30s-50s: Director of Personnel at World Wide Wickets – middle-management executive; “yes-man” to the Boss, will do pretty much anything to stay in good favor with upper management. Character Bass or Baritone. Principal role: Any Ethnicity

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Strong Singer/Dancers to play company secretaries and other characters. Various ethnicities and ages.

MALE ENSEMBLE: Strong Singer/Dancers to play company executives. Various ages and ethnicities.

Artistic note: WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS IN ALL ROLES FOR THIS PRODUCTION.


Into The Woods Auditions

Auditions for Into The Woods will be held in Houston September 13 – 14, in Los Angeles September 15 – 16, and in New York September 27 – 30

HOUSTON
September 13
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. EPA/ECC

September 14
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dance Call

September 19
Callbacks

LOS ANGELES
September 15
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EPA
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ECC

September 16
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dance Call- All dancers must show up at 10:00 a.m. to sign in
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Callbacks (if needed)