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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 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 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

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 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 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 or call 407-297-8788 ext. 2004 for an appointment.


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)