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Get involved in Orlando theater in 2014: January is audition time

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If your 2014 New Year’s resolution was to become more involved in Orlando’s theater scene, this roundup of audition opportunities is auld-lang-designed for you:

Don Hopkinson holds vocal auditions for Central Florida Community Arts’ You Must Believe in Spring revue Jan. 12-13 at Central Christian Church. Performances are March 14-16; email casting@cfcommunityarts.com for info.

Also Jan. 12, By the Way Productions holds auditions at the Orlando Rep for their May Fringe Festival mounting of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Email ashley.willsey@yahoo.com for an appointment; prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-bar rock song.

Walt Disney World is hiring Equity performers for Hoop-de-Doo Revue (Jan. 13) and Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Feb. 4), as well as interactive comics (Jan. 31). Application info is online at disneyauditions.com.

Men 16-24 with dreams of dancing in a Broadway hit should fly to the airport Hyatt Regency Jan. 17 for Newsies auditions. Bring tap shoes, sneakers, kneepads, résumé. Auditions are first come, first serve and begin at 4 p.m. for Equity and non-union alike.

Round One of auditions for Garden Theatre’s Hairspray wraps up Jan. 9, and resumes for remaining roles Feb. 3-8. The musical begins rehearsal in February for an April opening; visit gardentheatre.org/auditions for details.

Male and female dancers 18 and older with ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary experience are also sought by Emotions Dance. Auditions are 9-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 21, at Turning Pointe studio in Longwood. Call 407-788-1659 or visit emotionsdance.org for info.

Finally, Mad Cow seeks actresses Jan. 13 to play “Maggie the Cat” in March’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and young actors who can play age 15-18 Jan. 26 for August’s The History Boys. Contact auditions@madcowtheatre.com or call 407-297-8788 ext. 2004 for an appointment.

OPENING SOON

Clandestine Arts’ Sweeney Todd at the Venue (Jan. 9-19) … Cornerstone Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Orlando Shakes (Jan. 9-26) … Clybourne Park at Theatre Downtown (Jan. 10-Feb. 1) … Mad Cow’s Science Play Series (Jan. 10-12) … Wanzie’s Carolina Moon at Parliament House (Jan. 25-Feb. 22) … Norbert Leo Butz in Memory & Mayhem: Unplugged at the Abbey (Jan. 15-16) … Once at Bob Carr (Jan. 28-Feb. 22) … Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Garden Theatre (Jan. 31-Feb. 23)

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