Riverside Theatre to hold local auditions


Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces an Equity audition date for actors to be part of its 46th Season. Auditions are open to Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) members.

The season includes productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 39 Steps, Lost in Yonkers, La Cage aux Folles, Bakersfield Mist, and The Bodyguard. Auditions for all roles will be held on October 2nd at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach from 10am to 6pm.

Please schedule an appointment with Kyle Atkins, Associate Producer, via email at kylea@riversidetheatre.com or by phone at 772-410-0456. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

For the audition, please prepare two brief contrasting musical theatre songs or a 1-2 minute monologue. Be prepared for a possible dance call. Please bring your headshot/resume and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. In attendance at the auditions will be Allen D. Cornell (Producing Artistic Director), Chris Calvelli (Director), DJ Salisbury (Director), James Brennan (Director), Kyle Atkins (Associate Producer), and Anne Shuttlesworth (Accompanist).

Riverside Theatre’s 46th Season includes:

Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by James Brennan, runs January 7-26, 2020. Rehearsals begin on December 17, 2019. Casting by Wojcik-Seay Casting. All roles available.

The 39 Steps, directed by Trey Compton, runs January 21 – February 9, 2020. Rehearsals begin on January 3, 2020. Casting by Wojcik-Seay Casting. All roles available.

Lost in Yonkers, directed by Chris Clavelli, runs February 4-23, 2020. Rehearsals begin on January 14, 2020. Casting by Wojcik-Seay Casting. All roles available.

La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by DJ Salisbury, runs March10-29, 2020. Rehearsals begin on February 18, 2020. Casting by Wojcik-Seay Casting. All roles available.

 Bakersfield Mist, directed by Allen D. Cornell, runs March 24 – April 12, 2020. Rehearsals begin March 6, 2020. Casting by Wojcik-Seay Casting. All roles available.

The Bodyguard directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, is a co-production between Riverside Theatre and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. At Riverside, The Bodyguard runs April 14 – May 3, 2020. At Walnut Street, The Bodyguard runs May 8 – July 12, 2020. Rehearsals begin at Riverside on March 24, 2020. Casting by Rita Sirianni, Walnut Street Theatre. All roles available.

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Riverside Theatre is America’s largest professional theatre in a small town. Originally built in 1973 on a 54-acre tract of land designated by the city of Vero Beach as a cultural park, Riverside Theatre was erected with funds solely raised from private donations. For the first few years of its existence, it served primarily as a venue for local theatre groups, traveling productions, and celebrity performances. Seven years later, education and programming for children with Riverside Children’s Theatre was added. The most pivotal moment in the history of the Theatre, however, took place in 1983 when the Theatre’s Board hired Allen D. Cornell as Artistic Director and set in motion a plan to make Riverside a producing professional theatre. Riverside Theatre produces Broadway musicals, contemporary plays, and children’s theatre on three stages. In 2006, Riverside went through a major renovation with the reconfiguration of seating in the Stark Stage, the addition of the Waxlax Stage, and an expansion of the lobby.  Entering its forty-sixth season, Riverside Theatre serves Florida’s entire Treasure and Space Coast with over 100,000 patrons and students using the facilities annually.

Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.


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