Slow Burn Season Auditions 17-18 @ Slow Burn Theatre Company at The Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale [from 20 to 21 March]

Slow Burn Season Auditions 17-18

20 - 21
12:00 - 22:00

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Slow Burn Theatre Company at The Broward Center
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
(Equity/Non-Equity PAID) The Carbonell & Silver Palm Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is seeking audition reservations or video submissions for the 2017-2018 season which includes productions of Tarzan, The Secret Garden, The Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, and Disaster! The Musical.

In-person auditions will be held by appointment (2pm-10pm) on March 20 & 21, 2017. Those interested must request an audition time by emailing [email protected] with a copy of your headshot and resume… Audition videos will also be accepted. To audition by video, download and fill out an audition form and submit with a video of 16-32 bars of two contrasting contemporary musical theatre songs and a one-minute comic monologue to [email protected]
Callbacks will be held by invitation March 27-29, 2017
All auditions/callbacks will be held at the Broward Center.

There are roles available for children in Tarzan, Secret Garden and Disaster. Please submit headshot and resume and any clips/reels you may have at this time. We will be doing callbacks for these roles at a later time.

Teenagers and young adults for Bridges of Madison County please submit with the adults at this time.


Weekly salary. Housing and travel/ transportation available for out of town actors.

Please put “2017-18 SEASON AUDITION” in the subject line and attach a headshot & resume for both audition requests and video submissions.

To submit a video: Download and fill out an audition form and submit with your video. All songs must be performed with an accompanist. Make sure your submission includes full body and close-up shots. Post your submission to and email the links with a headshot and resume labeled with your name to [email protected]

Tarzan, October 19 – November 5, 2017
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning «You'll Be in My Heart,» as well as «Son of Man» and «Two Worlds,» make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time and struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Kala — A gentle mother ape. Kerchak's mate and Tarzan's protector.
Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5 | Vocal range bottom: E3

Kerchak — The gruff leader of the gorillas and Kala's mate.
Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4 | Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Young Tarzan** (Please submit video — this role will audition separately on a different date) — An innocent young boy. Loses his parents and is raised by the apes.
Gender: Male; Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: E4 | Vocal range bottom: C3

Young Terk** (Please submit video — this role will audition separately on a different date) — A sarcastic adolescent ape. Tarzan's best friend.
Gender: Male; Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: G3

Terk — A sarcastic ape and Tarzan's best friend.
Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Tarzan — A vulnerable, fearless young man raised by apes. Terk's best friend who falls in love with Jane. Our story's protagonist. Must be comfortable with heights, flying and stunt work. Great Physique
Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4 | Vocal range bottom: B2

Jane — An adventurous young English botanist. She falls in love with Tarzan. Must be comfortable with heights, flying and stunt work
Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: F#3

Porter — A bumbling English professor of biology. Jane's father.
Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: C4 | Vocal range bottom: B2

Clayton — A brutish, greedy hunter and guide. Leads Jane and Porter's expedition.
Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 45

Apes/Expedition Crew (*Must be incredible dancers who sing who are not afraid of heights. Aerialist experience a plus)

Rehearsals begin 10/3/17
(Usual Rehearsal Schedule 10AM — 6PM, Tuesday — Sunday)
(Performance Schedule Wed — Sun)

The Secret Garden, December 14 – 31, 2017

The Tony Award® winning enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother.
Orphaned in India, ten-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the «Dreamers», spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Lily — Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, Bb3-D6) Mary's aunt and Archibald Craven's wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden and metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor.

Mary Lennox — Female, 10 (Range: Young Voice, Ab3-D5) A ten-year-old girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Quite the curious explorer, and often finding herself in trouble. Stubborn and always fighting for what she believes in.

Mrs. Medlock — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Archibald’s housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor.

Dr. Neville Craven — Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Archibald’s brother. Trapped by the idea that he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Even though he was never loved back by Lily, he is still in love with her. This adds to his unwillingness to move on and leave Misselthwaite.

Martha — Female, 18-30 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5) A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire and has the accent to prove it. Although she is from a lower class family, her wisdom is often far beyond her age.

Archibald Craven — Male, 35-45 (Range: Baritone, C3-A4) Mary's uncle and lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past and afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically and mentally. Mary painfully reminds him too much of his wife, Lily, who died ten years ago.

Ben Weatherstaff — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, E3-D#4) Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily’s death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden and the grounds it sits on. He has worked for the family for many years. He calls himself “an old man.”

Dickon — Male, 16-25 (Range: Tenor, D3-G4) Martha's younger brother. Looks after the sick plants and animals within the Misselthwaite grounds — including Mary. He is a young man who is between the world of child imagination and adult reasoning. Befriends Mary and convinces her to take care of the Garden.

Colin Craven — Male, 10 (Range: Young Voice, A3-E5) Archibald's ten year-old son. Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He is very stubborn and throws temper tantrums to get what he wants. He believes his father hates him for causing Lily’s death.

Mrs. Winthrop — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Headmistress of a private school. Prides herself on nurturing girls with tempers. Mary seems to be more than she can handle.

Rose Lennox — Female, 28-38 (Range: Soprano, A3-D6) Mary's mother. A “dreamer” from the past who doesn’t understand how her sister Lily could truly love Archibald. Very loyal to her husband and refuses to leave India during the cholera outbreak that takes her life.

Captain Albert Lennox — Male, 30-40 (Range: Tenor, D3-A5) Mary's father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak.

Alice — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Rose's friend.

Lieutenant Wright — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer in Mary's father's unit.

Lieutenant Shaw — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Fellow officer.

Major Shelley — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.

Mrs. Shelley — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Shelley's wife.

Major Holmes — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.

Claire Holmes — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Holmes' wife.

Fakir — Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, C3-B4) Itinerant Hindu ascetic.
�Ayah — Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Mary's Indian nanny.

Rehearsals begin 11/27/17
(Usual Rehearsal Schedule 10AM — 6PM, Tuesday — Sunday)
(Performance Schedule Wed — Sun)

The Bridges of Madison County, January 18 – February 4, 2018

Winner of two Tony® Awards, and based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. It also features a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple).

The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

Francesca — A beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Bud's wife, Carolyn and Michael's mother, lived in Italy, meets a photographer who's come to take pictures of the local bridges, soprano
Female 35-45

Robert Kincaid — a ruggedly handsome, worldly visionary photographer finally getting his own life in focus; classic folk balladeer, strong high baritone (belt G)
Male 30-50

Richard «Bud» Johnson — Francesca's husband, an Iowa farmer, a nice guy, diligent, dependable; country high baritone (belt F#; e.g. Clint Black)
Male 30-49

Marian — Robert's former wife, a musician
Female 35-45

Chiara — Francesca's sister still living in Italy
Female 35-45

Michael — Francesca and Bud's son, a strong farm boy who doesn't want to be a farmer when he grows up; country/rock tenor, goes up to a high A
Male 18-21 (plays 16)

Carolyn — Francesca and Bud's daughter; country/rock belter with fluid soprano.
Female 14-19 (plays 15)

Marge — Francesca's neighbor, sassy and nosy
Female 45-60
Vocal range top: C5 | Vocal range bottom: G3

Charlie — Marge's husband
Male 60-70

Ensemble Townspeople; Various ages/vocal ranges

Rehearsals begin 1/2/18
(Usual Rehearsal Schedule 10AM — 6PM, Tuesday — Sunday)
(Performance Schedule Wed — Sun)

Memphis, March 21 – April 8, 2018

Turn up that dial… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll, Memphis is the winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Best Score by Bon Jovi's founding member David Bryan.

Huey: Male, 20-39, Caucasian
tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b styles, our frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local «white» radio station, ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for him in segregated Memphis.

Felicia: Female, 20-39, African Descent, African American
high R&B belt voice, beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed.

Delray: Male, 30-49, African Descent, African American
Bari-tenor with a great pop/rock/R&B voice, Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings, realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond.

Gladys: Female, 40-69, Caucasian
strong singer with alto-belt mix, excellent actor with comic skills, Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, who she loves, but about whom she constantly worries.

Gator: Male, 20-39, African Descent, African American
great R&B baritenor, works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed, as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer, comic timing a plus.

Bobby: Male, 30-49, African Descent, African American
Great gospel voice, the janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart, role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love,” comic skills a plus.

Mr. Simmons: Male, 40-69, Caucasian
great actor who is comfortable singing, the conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start, a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command.

Wailin’ Joe/Beale St. Singer/Dancer (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 20-39, African Descent, African American
Excellent tenor voice, Wailin’ Joe sings «Scratch My Itch» and is featured in both Acts, must also dance very well

Main Street Actor/Singer (Chorus/Ensemble): Males, 26-54, Caucasian
to play Mr. Collins, a department store owner, and Gordon Grant, a record company executive, and perform in the ensemble; dance ability a plus, but not necessary.

Beale Street Dancer/Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Males, 20-35, African Descent, African American
Excellent dancers with great voices; comic abilities and tumbling a plus.

Main Street Dancer/Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Male, 18-35, Caucasian
Excellent dancers with great voices; comic ability and tumbling a plus;

Beale Street Dancer/Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 20-35, African Descent, African American
Excellent dancers, great singers, athletic and fierce, comic ability and tumbling a plus, «Double Dutch» experience a plus.

Main Street Dancer/Singers (Chorus/Ensemble): Female, 18-35, Caucasian
Excellent dancers, great singers, able to play teens to 30s for different roles, «Double Dutch» experience a plus.

Rehearsals begin 3/6/18
(Usual Rehearsal Schedule 10AM — 6PM, Tuesday — Sunday)
(Performance Schedule Wed — Sun)

Disaster! The Musical
ABDO New River Room (Broward Center) February 5-18, 2018
Aventura February 19-25, 2018
Delray Center for the Arts March 1-4, 2018
Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s. «Knock on Wood,» «Hooked on a Feeling,» «Sky High,» «I Am Woman» and «Hot Stuff» are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.
It's 1979, and New York's hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they've lost… or at least escape the killer rats.

Chad – Male, 35-43
A handsome and winning man. Pretends to be a player, but is still heartbroken over the loss of his first love. Tenor with a great rock and pop voice. Vocal range top: B4

Scott – Male, 30-40
Goofy guy. A nerd who wants to be cool. Tenor with a sweet voice. Vocal range top: B4

Ted – Male, 40-50
A disaster expert. Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type. Vocal range top: G4

Marianne – Female, 33-40
An attractive and focused journalist. Insecure underneath it all. Great, high pop belt. Vocal range top: F#5

Tony – Male, 35-50
A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man. A schemer. Vocal range top: Ab4

Jackie – Female, 32-42
An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Goldie Hawn-esque. Vocal range top: D5

Ben/Lisa – Male/Female, 10-13
Played by a young boy. Smart boy and girl twins played by the same actor. Honest and direct. Jackie’s son and daughter. Amazing pop voice. Belt to a high D. with vibrato! A young Michael Jackson/Andrea McArdle. Vocal range top: D5

Sister Mary Downey – Female, 30-50
Awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Great high pop belt. Vocal range top: B5

Shirley – Female, 50-65
Perhaps heavy set, lovable and jolly Jewish woman. Maury’s wife. Dancing a plus. Great comedic actress. Vocal range top: B4

Maury – Male, 50-65
Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband. Vocal range top: G4

Levora Verona – Female, 30-50
A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Great pop belt. Vocal range top: E5

Ensemble – Male, 30-40
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability and great voices needed.

Ensemble – Female, 30-35
Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, wide range of dance skills.

Rehearsals begin 1/22/18
(Rehearsal Schedule TBD)
(Performance Schedule Wed — Sun)
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