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.
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.
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).
All 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.
January 27, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EPA/ECC
January 28, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dance Call (Dancers must show up at 2:00 p.m. to sign in)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Callbacks
February 6-7, 2017
NEW YORK CITY
February 14-16, 2017
[CURTIS TAYLOR, JR]: Male, 25-45, African American. Slick businessman who becomes Dreams’ manager. Seduces both Effie & Deena. Tenor.
[EFFIE MELODY WHITE]: Female, 20-30, African American. Full-figured. Lead singer of Dreams. Huge gospel belt voice. Singing lead riffs & vocal gymnastics required.
[DEENA JONES]: Female, 18-27, African American. Young, thin & beautiful member of Dreams… the Diana Ross figure. Mezzo, full belt, some scat-singing.
[JAMES “THUNDER” EARLY]: Male, 25-40, African American. James Brown-like star who takes on Dreamettes as backup singers. Rock tenor. Singing lead riffs & vocal gymnastics required.
[MARTY]: Male, 25-45, African American. Veteran music agent. Baritone.
[LORELL ROBINSON]: Female, 18-30, African American. 3rd “Dream”, who enters into chaotic relationship w/James. Soprano, on top of most triad harmony, full belt.
[C.C. WHITE]: Male, 18-25, African American. Effie’s songwriter brother. Very endearing & earnest. Beautiful ballad voice.
[MICHELLE MORRIS]: Female, 18-30, African American. Effie’s replacement. Thin, attractive. Good, full belt; sings bottom in triad harmonies.
[MALE ENSEMBLE]: Male, 18-39, Extremely strong dancers who sing to play various ensemble. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds for these roles.
[FEMALE ENSEMBLE]: Female, 18-39, Extremely strong dancers who sing to play various ensemble. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds for these roles.
Stewart/Whitley is the official casting agency for Theatre Under The Stars, and will manage all aspects of this audition. Anyone interested in this audition should come prepared and be aware that as a professional theatre company, all of our rehearsals are held in the daytime during normal business hours. www.stewartwhitley.com.