Thank you for your interest in auditioning at Limelight Theatre!
For more than 25 years, we’ve had the extreme pleasure of welcoming actors and actresses from the Northeast Florida area and beyond to our stage. They’ve brought with them a wealth of knowledge, insight, and passion — making a performance at the Limelight something audiences will not soon forget!
We want you to be part of our story. Whether you are a seasoned performer or just starting out, there’s a place for YOU at Limelight Theatre. Give it a try!
Part of our role as a nonprofit performing arts organization and as theatremakers is to recognize and celebrate the differences in humanity that make us one. Theatre is a platform for building connection, empathy, and understanding — it gives a voice to those historically without one — it fosters a community. We are committed to creating a safe artistic atmosphere where the entirety of our community is represented and has a voice. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, color, or body type.
Please note: Part of our role as a nonprofit performing arts organization and as theatremakers is to recognize and celebrate the differences in humanity that make us one. Theatre is a platform for building connection, empathy, and understanding — it gives a voice to those historically without one — it fosters a community. We are committed to creating a safe artistic atmosphere where the entirety of our community is represented and has a voice. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, color, or body type.
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento and Jerry Herman
Directed by Missy Schmotzer | Music Direction by Shelli Long
AUDITIONS BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY — Deadline: July 8 at 11:59pm EST!
If you are interested in auditioning for Jerry’s Girls, we ask that you prepare a video submission that includes your audition video (see preparations below) and a PDF copy of your resume. You may be asked to participate in a Zoom callback at a later date.
Jerry Herman’s ‘larger-than-life’ women take center stage in this dazzling musical revue, including Dolly Levi of Hello, Dolly!, Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, Countess Aurelia of Dear World, Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel, and female impersonator ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles! Join us as we affectionately celebrate Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the American musical theatre.
September 18 – October 18, 2020
Preview Night: September 17
Terrific Tuesday: September 22
• Please fill out the virtual audition form. Access the Form Here!
• Please prepare and film 2 contrasting Classic Broadway songs (one ballad, one uptempo, 16 bars only each). Make sure to introduce yourself clearly with the songs you’ll be singing in your video. You’ll have an opportunity to upload your videos on the virtual audition form. If you are unable to upload your video via the form, send them directly to Ryan Walker at [email protected] with the subject line “Jerry’s Girls Audition Material”
• Please prepare a PDF copy of your theatrical resume. If you do not have a theatrical resume, please include your experience on the virtual audition form.
• Seeking 3 female identifying performers of all ages, races, and body types.
• Jerry’s Girls is entirely sung, so vocal stamina is important.
• Performers should be good movers.
COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
We are closely monitoring and working with local and state officials, in addition to following guidelines by the CDC, to determine the best course of action to serve our community safely and effectively. We are taking strong measures to ensure that the safety and health of patrons, artists, and volunteers is top priority.
Auditions and callbacks will be conducted virtually. When rehearsals begin, we will be creating a rehearsal schedule that consciously follows social distancing guidelines. We will also be cleaning and sanitizing the theatre regularly between rehearsals, performances, and any other activities.
If at any point during the rehearsal/performance period it becomes apparent that it is unsafe or irresponsible to continue, we will suspend all operations for the foreseeable future.
All performers, creative team, and crew members will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver prior to the first rehearsal, and our team will regularly check in to make sure that you are taking the proper precautions to help ensure the safety and health of your fellow teammates.
Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and interest!
We want to see who we are going to be working with for the next several weeks/months! Be your most authentic self.
Confidence is a winning attribute! We want you to be part of our shows, so be confident that you belong and that you have something to bring!
Conflicts? Don’t hide them! Be honest about what you’ve got going on so we don’t hit any walls in the future.
Do Your Research.
Read about the show you’re auditioning for and, when available, request a copy of the script!