Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
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General Casting Information
Audition listings are posted as they become available for specific productions. For an audition appointment in response to an audition posting, please contact Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at email@example.com.
Local Auditions in Little Rock:
Arkansas Rep regularly holds auditions in Little Rock throughout the year. Auditions are announced here on our website as well as in local newspapers, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in auditioning for an upcoming production, please check the auditions page regularly, and “Like” Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s page on Facebook for casting updates. Once auditions are announced, you may email to schedule an audition appointment.
Mamma Mia! – Local Casting Notice
Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces local auditions in Little Rock for its upcoming production of “Mamma Mia!,” a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of ABBA with book by Catherine Johnson, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, additional material by Martin Koch, directed by John Miller-Stephany, music direction by Andrew Cooke, and choreographed by Joe Chvala. First rehearsal is February 20, opening is March 16, and closing is April 22. Seeking adult, union and non-union performers, age 18 and up, for the following roles:
DONNA SHERIDAN (early 40s) – Sophie’s mother. Free-spirited. The former lead singer in a ‘70s girl group called “Donna and the Dynamos.” Donna now owns and runs a small hotel on a rather secluded Greek island. She is a strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Mezzo with belt.
SOPHIE SHERIDAN (20) – Donna’s headstrong daughter and Sky’s fiancee. Sophie is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Sophie has an adventurous spirit even though she dreams of having a traditional wedding. Pop Soprano.
TANYA (early 40s) – Donna’s friend. She has been married three times, but has never quite found the right man. Tanya is a former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Mezzo.
ROSIE (early 40s) – Also Donna’s friend. She writes for and runs a feminist publication. Rosie is also a former singer in the “Dynamos.” She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Alto.
LISA (18-25) – Sophie’s friend who comes to the island for Sophie’s wedding. She is one of Sophie’s bridesmaids. Very energetic and fun. Mezzo.
ALI (18-25) – Also Sophie’s friend who comes to the island for the big event. She is also one of Sophie’s bridesmaids. Impulsive and fun. Mezzo.
SAM CARMICHAEL (mid-40s) – May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone.
HARRY BRIGHT (mid-40s) – May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor.
BILL AUSTIN (mid-40s) – May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, comedic actor. Also an actor who sings.
SKY (late 20s) – Sophie’s fiancee. Athletic, attractive. Sky was a successful businessman but left the business world to help Donna with her hotel and marry Sophie.
PEPPER (20s) – Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Strong dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor.
EDDIE (20s) – Another friend of Sky’s and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a dancing role. Baritone/tenor.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS (mid-40s) – Local Priest. The actor playing Father Alexandrios will understudy Sam Carmichael, Harry Bright and Bill Austin.
ENSEMBLE (20s) – Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops to play chorus parts and understudy both Principal and Chorus roles.
Auditions will be held the morning and afternoon of Saturday, December 9 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201. Those auditioning will be required to bring a headshot and resume and 32 bars of sheet music either from the show or in the style of the show. Every performer must attend a preliminary dance call in the morning. Performers who are called back following the dance call will be required to sing their 32 bars and possibly read from the script. To obtain an audition appointment, please email Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Resident Casting Director at firstname.lastname@example.org and use ‘Mamma Mia Local Request’ as the subject line of the email, and include your role(s) of interest from the list of characters.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. The Rep is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Rep are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. The Rep will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
New York Auditions:
Season EPAs are scheduled once a year and take place in Chicago or New York City. These EPAs are announced on www.actorsequity.org and in Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com.
Chorus calls are scheduled for each chorus musical. These calls are posted on www.actorequity.org and in Backstage Magazine, www.backstage.com.
Auditioning for a specific production:
Arkansas Rep announces our New York City auditions on www.actorsequity.org , Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com and www.actorsaccess.com. Generally, we hold auditions on a show by show basis, and these auditions are by appointment only. To obtain an audition appointment for a particular production, you may submit your picture and resume either electronically through www.actorsaccess.com or by sending your picture and resume directly to the casting department through regular mail.
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.
Audition sides are posted as they become available for specific productions.
“The Call” - Audition Sides
A note about dialogue: other than where indicated, there should be no pauses in speech.
/ Indicates that the next character should begin speaking immediately at the point marked.
— Indicates an interruption in dialogue or thought.
Words appearing in brackets [ ] are displayed for clarity, but they are not spoken.
Side A – Annie, Peter
Side B – Drea
Side C – Annie (Callbacks Only)
Side D – Annie, Peter
Side E – Alemu
Side F – Alemu
Side G – Annie, Peter (Callbacks Only)
Side H – Drea
“Mamma Mia!” - Audition Sides
Lisa: Side 1
Ali: Side 1
Pepper: Side 1
Eddie: Side 1
Ever wonder what goes on backstage at The Rep? Join the crew for one of our shows and find out! Gain professional theatre experience with a number of different jobs, and earn some money too. Contact Linda Parlier, Assistant to the Production Manager, via email. No phone calls please.
Contact: Linda Parlier
If you can sew, we want you! You can earn some extra cash, too. We are looking for talented sticthers to assist us in the construction of costumes for our shows. Contact Rafael Castanera, Production Manager.
Contact: Holly Payne
Internship positions have been filled for the 2017-18 Season.
Please check back for future Internship opportunities.
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