The Sharon Studio Theatre - Tierra Del Sol The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol will hold FLORIDA general auditions for their 2019-2020 season at The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages, FL on June 8th and 9th, 10am-4pm.


The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol will hold CHICAGO General Auditions for their 2019-2020 season at Stage 773 on Thursday, May 30th, 10am-4pm and Friday, May 31st 2pm-10pm.


We are currently casting both AEA (under the OAT contact) and non-union talent. Non-Union Pay: $275 per week with housing available. AEA Pay: $425/week per the OAT contract. We are also casting local understudies for all roles, unless noted otherwise. Payment for understudies is $75/week; understudies are required to attend rehearsal 2 times a week. We will also be present at FPTA on May 19th and 20th. Actors who wish to be notified of upcoming auditions may follow us on Facebook and add their email to our mailing list using the form below.


To be considered for plays and musicals: please prepare a 90 second monologue and a 16 bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the shows. Please have a second contrasting monologue ready if requested and bring your book as you may be asked to sing another selection.

*NOTE: Accompanist not available at local auditions between 10am-1pm on 6/9/19. We will not see actors for the musicals during that time on 6/9/2019.

To be considered for the plays only: please prepare a 90 second monologue relevant to the shows in the season. Please have a second contrasting monologue ready if requested.

All actors should come with two (2) copies of their headshot and resume stapled together and trimmed.

A note on casting: At The Studio Theatre we practice Non-Traditional Casting. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end we encourage all actors to audition.


Music by Andrew Lippa, Lyrics by Tom Greenwald, Book by Tom Greenwald and Andrew Lippa

Rehearsals start: September 3, 2019
Opening: SEP 27, 2019-Closing: OCT 27, 2019

Jen (25-35, Female-identifying): Protective and controlling, yet deeply loving. This character arcs from a wide-eyed new sister to a free-loving hippie and finally a mother accepting her son growing up. Alto/Mezzo

John (25-35, Male-identifying): Fun, energetic, fresh, and exciting. The character arcs from a newborn brother to a high school graduate going off to war and finally a young son challenging his loving mother as he grows. This actor will play 2 different "John's." Baritone


Rehearsals start: October 29, 2019
Opening: NOV 22, 2019-Closing: DEC 22, 2019

José (40+, Male-identifying, Mexican): A Mexican Clown. This man leads with his heart. He reacts, he feels deeply, he follows his instincts. He can cry instantly and is the friend you call at 3am. He believes in God and family. He is funny, charming, and incredibly loving. He can be a pendejo but he is not dumb. He is a man who takes advantage of every emotion.

Joe (40+, Male-identifying, American): An American Clown. This man leads with his brain. He is well educated, ambitious and always looking for the next challenge. He loves a good glass of wine and the actual paper. He has a five-year plan. He believes in capitalism and free markets. He can be kind, he can be loving, he can be a good listener. He takes advantage of every thought.

2 Actor/Technicians (Any Gender/Any Age): Clowning or physical comedy experience preferred. Non-speaking. Will include backstage duties.


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Rehearsals start: December 26, 2019
Opening: JAN 24, 2020-Closing: MAR 1, 2020

John Wilkes Booth (30s, Male-identifying): (1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins. Baritone.

Charles Guiteau (40, Male-identifying): (1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad. Baritone/Tenor.

Leon Czologosz (Late-20s, Male-identifying): (1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical. Baritone.

Giuseppe Zangara (Early-30s, Male-identifying): (1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant. Tenor.

Samuel Byck (40s, Male-identifying): (1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit. Baritone.

Lynette "squeaky" Fromme (Late-20s, Female-identifying): (1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson. Soprano.

Sara Jane Moore (40s, Female-identifying): (1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense. Alto. Also plays Emma Goldman (30s, Female-identifying): (1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz. (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.)

John Hinckley (20s, Male-identifying): (1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student. Tenor.

Lee Harvey Oswald (20s, Male-identifying): (1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk. Baritone. Also plays Balladeer.

The Proprietor (30s/40s, Male-identifying): A mysterious man who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival.


Rehearsals start: March 3, 2020
Opening: MAR 27, 2020-Closing: MAY 3, 2020

Brooke Wyeth (30s, Female-identifying): Lyman and Polly's adult daughter. Writer, lives in New York although born in California. Thrives on solitude, coffee shops, intelligent conversation, and being understood. Loves family but also independence.

Lyman Wyeth (50s-70s, Male-identifying): Patriarch of the family, a real patrician of Californian royalty. Hollywood "B" actor with some celebrity and political influence, seemingly conservative but with a sense of humor and a deep love and care for his adult children. (THIS ROLE AND UNDERSTUDY HAVE BEEN CAST.)

Polly Wyeth (50s/60s, Female-identifying): Lyman's wife. Graceful, funny, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. Deeply devoted to the preservation of family and all it stands for, and even more, the health of her husband.and all it stands for, and even more, the health of her husband.

Trip Wyeth (30, Male-identifying): Brooke's brother. TV producer. Easy going, takes life as it comes. Loves being around family and, oddly, all its traditions. Devoted to older sister and her health.

Silda Grauman (50s/60s, Female-identifying): Polly's sister. Indeterminate age, a former TV writer, definitely from the more Bohemian gene in the family. Impulsive, creative, reckless, fragile, and funny. Rather be living alone but is dependent upon Polly and Lyman for support entirely.