Auditions

Season 50 Auditions

Pumpkin Theatre of Baltimore is holding auditions for its upcoming 50th mainstage season on
Sunday July 16th from 11am to 3pm
Monday July 17th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Auditions will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, please write to us at communicate@pumpkintheatre.org

-Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a one-minute monologue. You can also bring a song or portion of an acapella song.

Here is the season lineup:

 

Little Red (Riding Hood)

By Linda Chambers
Rehearsals: September 18-October 13
Performances:
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts: October 15 at 1pm & 3:30pm
Single Carrot Theatre: Friday November 3 at 10am & 11:45am –AND- November 4 and 5 at 1pm & 3pm
(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

 

Candles in the Dark

By Kimberley Lynne
Rehearsals: November 13-December 7
Performances:
Har Sinai Congregation:
Fri, Dec 8th at 8:15 pm
Sat, Dec 9th at 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Sun, Dec 10th at 12:30pm & 2:30pm
(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

 

Cinderella

Please see information below regarding our Kids for Kids production
(All auditioners must be 8 to 18 years of age)

 

The Emperor’s New Clothes

By Holly-Morse Ellington and Jason Tinney
Rehearsals: February 20–March 16 & May 9-11
Performances:
Single Carrot Theatre: Monday March 19 at 10am & 11:45am –AND- March 17 and 18 at 1pm & 3pm

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts: May 13 at 1pm & 3:30pm
(You may be any age to audition for this production.)

 


Auditions for Pumpkin Theatre’s 5th Annual Kids for Kids Production of Cinderella

All auditioners must be 8 to 18 years of age

Auditions will be held:
Saturday September 9 (2017) from 10am to 1pm

& Sunday September 10 (2017) from 10am to 1pm
Auditions will be by appointment only. To make an appointment please write to us at communicate@pumpkintheatre.org

What to Prepare:
Kids should bring a headshot and resume and prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Please also prepare a 30 to 45 second section of a song to be sung without accompaniment. You may also be prepared to be asked to read with other actors from scenes in the script.

Dates of Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be held January 2 through February 1 (2018)
(Generally, rehearsals are weeknights 6pm-9pm and Sundays 10am-2pm.)

Dates of Performances:
Friday February 2 (2018) at 10am & 11:45am
February 3 (2018) 1pm, 3pm & 7pm
February 4,10 & 11 (2018) at 1pm & 3pm
(In case of inclement weather on February 2 there will be performances on Friday February 9 at 10am & 11:45am.)

Some Important Notes Regarding Casting, Rehearsals & Performances:
-All auditioners must be 8 to 18 years of age

-If cast, all rehearsal conflicts should be communicated before December 2, 2017. We will only accept 3 rehearsal conflicts. Actors must be available for all rehearsals after January 21st, 2018.

-Understudies are not cast for any of Pumpkin Theatre’s productions. Even a performer is ill, they must be present at every scheduled performance. If a performer cannot attend a performance for any reason they will be replaced with another performer and their participation in the production will be immediately terminated.

-If an actor is not cast, they will not receive notice that they have not been cast. We truly appreciate the bravery of each actor and know that it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there at any audition or callback. Especially for actors just starting out! When casting a play, there is generally no call or email put out to actors who have not been cast. Not getting cast does not mean the audition process did not go well. Not getting cast in no way means that they are not talented, it just means that there was not a perfect part for them in this specific play. Young actors should be encouraged not to take it personally and not to get discouraged. Many factors go into casting that you may or may not be aware of. Often, actors do a great job at callbacks and are still not right for a role in the director’s opinion. The actor’s job is to prepare and do the best that they can do and then recognize that the rest of the casting process is out of their hands.