Auditions

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.

Upcoming Auditions

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.

BIG FISH
Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August

Directed by Sherrie Provence
Music Direction by Jeff Dodd
Choreography by Missy Schmotzer

Matuza Mainstage Theatre
September 30 – October 30, 2022
Preview Night: September 29, 2022
Terrific Tuesday: October 4, 2022

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS:

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:30pm

  • Please prepare 36 bars of a musical theatre song. Accompanist will be provided. Tracks are acceptable.
  • Dress to move for a choreography combination.
  • Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Edward Bloom – loving husband and father, leads a complex imaginary life, requires a singer, dancer who ages from 18 to 60, great sense of humor with a vivid imagination, bari-tenor

Will Bloom – son of Edward, a realist and a pragmatist, requires a strong actor who sings beautifully with great emotional depth, tenor

Sandra Bloom – wife of Edward, completely understands her husband, believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son, soprano with mix/belt

Young Will – (9-12) intrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth, performer should be a good singer, B below middle C to C an octave above middle C.

Josephine Bloom – wife of Will, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism, supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father, mix/belt

Karl the Giant – a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends, requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances, bass

Amos Calloway/Dr. Bennett – a werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends, a ringmaster of a broken down circus, baritone

Don Price – childhood frenemy of Edward, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand, baritone

The Witch – an imaginary acquaintance of Edward, shows him how he’ll die, mezzo with high belt

Jenny Hill – the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends, mix/belt

Girl in the Water – an ethereal creature who grants Edward his first kiss, strong dancer

Zacky Price/Mayor – nerdy brother and shadow of his older brother Don Price, baritone/tenor

Ensemble

Audition Tips


  • Connector.

    Be Yourself.

    We want to see who we are going to be working with for the next several weeks/months! Be your most authentic self.

  • Connector.

    Be Confident.

    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!

  • Connector.

    Be Honest.

    Conflicts? Don’t hide them! Be honest about what you’ve got going on so we don’t hit any walls in the future.

  • Connector.

    Do Your Research.

    Read about the show you’re auditioning for and, when available, request a copy of the script!