We are so excited to begin auditioning again for our upcoming 2022 season!

Oyster Mill Playhouse is proud to bring a season of so many different stories and experiences to our stage. Some of these stories will require specific voices and casting and, as such, we would like to remain open and transparent about our casting process going forward.

Please find audition forms below! You may fill one out prior to you audition and bring it with you or fill out an audition form that will be made available to you during auditions.

Play Audition Form

Musical Audition Form

FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS:

Unless required by script or licensing agreements, casting decisions will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

All auditions will take place at Oyster Mill Playhouse unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions or concerns, please email production@oystermill.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also reach us at (717) 737-6768 for further questions.

Directed by Eric S. Mansilla

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, May 22, and Monday, May 23, 2022 (6:00 PM start both evenings) 

CALLBACKS (if needed): Thursday, May 26, 2022 (6:00PM start) 

Plot Summary (from MTI): “The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it […] BLOOD.”

Director’s Notes

  • The story of Little Shop places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. As such, we are searching for performers to bring sincerity and heart to their roles – no matter how outrageous or stylized their circumstances or surroundings. Performers should prepare a piece of music no longer than 32 measures. (No songs from Little Shop of Horrors, please.) Performers should also provide clearly-marked sheet music for the provided accompanist. 
  • Unless required by script or licensing agreements, casting decisions will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Character Breakdown

Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon: Three black female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what is going on.

Character Identities: Female

Stage Ages: 18 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A-flat 3 

Seymour Krelborn: An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. 

Character Identity: Male
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Audrey: Secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.

Character Identity: Female
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Mr. Mushnik: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Character Identity: Male
Stage Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Orin Scrivello: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. (This performer, ideally, will also play the roles of Wino, Customer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin.)

Character Identities: Various
Stage Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Voice Of The Plant: An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain’ — Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. This character, as written, should be voiced by a black performer.

Character Identity: Male
Stage Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Directed by Michael Hosler

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, July 24, 2022 and Monday, July 25, 2022

Director’s Notes: 

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Audition monologues are welcome, but not necessary.
  • Unless required by script or licensing agreements, casting decisions will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Plot Summary

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams, set in the St. Louis home of the Wingfields in the 1930’s. The events onstage take place in Tom Wingfield’s memory as he looks back on the life he left behind. Tom is the sole financial provider for his mother and sister. Amanda worries that Tom will abandon the family, just like his father did. Amanda has Tom invite his coworker, Jim, to dinner as a suitor for his sister. Laura is devastated when Jim reveals that he is engaged. Amanda vents her fury at Tom. Tom leaves to pursue his own dreams.

Character Breakdown

Amanda Wingfield (the mother 40’s-60’s):  A woman of great but confused vitality clinging frantically to another time and place. There is much to admire in Amanda, and as much to love and pity as there is to laugh at. Certainly she has endurance and a kind of heroism and though her foolishness makes her unwittingly cruel at times, there is tenderness in her slight person.

Laura Wingfield (her daughter 20’s):  A childhood illness has left her crippled. Stemming from this, Laura’s separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.

Tom Wingfield (her son 20’s):  The narrator of the play. A poet with a job in a warehouse. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape from a trap he has to act without pity. 

Jim O’Connor (the gentleman caller 20’s):  A nice, ordinary, young man. He is Tom’s friend at the warehouse and a guest for dinner at the Wingfield home.

Directed by Lois Heagy

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, September 11, 2022 and Monday, September 12, 2022

Director’s Notes:

  • This play is based on actual interviews done by the Tectonic Theater Company with members of the Laramie population and subsequent events. These are NOT caricatures, but real people and, as such, must be seen that way. Time will be spent prior to actual staging on book work to study the characters and the history of the piece. Auditionees are urged to become familiar with the events in the play prior to auditions.
  • The cast will consist of 8-12 actors of various ages and ethnicities, portraying Laramie residents and others ranging from age 20 to 70. Casting will be based on the range the auditionee is able to display and not, necessarily, on gender and age.
  • Unless required by script or licensing agreements, casting decisions will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
  • The show is a black box piece, divided into “moments” which are the actual interviews.  Staging and costuming will be minimal.