Auditions for cast and interviews for crew for the 41st season of Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) are Saturday, March 12 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
CDT presents two musicals in June and July. Each member of the company, both performers and staff, is paid. The financial package includes salary, tips (company members serve during dinner), and housing.
Those auditioning as performers will present a one-minute monolog from a modern prose play (no dialect), a one-minute vocal selection from a Broadway musical, and will participate in a dance audition. An accompanist will be available, but will not transpose. Taped accompaniment may be used. Each person who auditions should bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition.
Audition requirements for pianists include a prepared two-minute selection from a Broadway musical. Sight reading will be required.
Interviews will be held for technicians, costume assistants, house-box office managers, and office assistants. Each person will complete an application and an interview with CDT staff. Portfolios are encouraged. Performers may also apply for staff positions.
Each applicant should bring a head shot to the audition/interview. For more information call 601-318-6218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. Contracts are offered only to those who have graduated from high school by May 30, 2016. The company commitment is May 30 through July 25.
Carey Dinner Theatre, which was begun in 1975, has a long tradition of excellence. In its history more than 60 colleges and universities, in addition to William Carey University, have been represented by students in the company.