Our season schedule contains the audition and performance dates for our six mainstage shows. We will post more details at least two weeks in advance of each audition.
Unless otherwise specified on the audition page, auditions are as follows:
- Auditions are on a Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm. The doors will open at 6:30.
- Auditioners only need to attend one day but may attend both. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No prior experience or resume is required.
- When you arrive, please fill out an audition form including contact information, prior experience (if any), expected rehearsal conflicts, and desired roles.
- A prepared piece is not required.
- After the two nights of auditions, callbacks will usually not be necessary.
- Every auditioner will be notified by phone of their result, before the full cast list is announced publicly.
- Surfside does not precast roles... ever.
Auditions will consist of:
Musicals & Non-Musicals
Cold readings from the script
Each auditioneer will be taught a 30 second selection of music from the show
Each auditioneer will be taught a15 second dance / staged movement routine
Dates, Synopsis & Character Lists
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Musical Comedy)
Carol Hall, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson
Auditions: Sunday & Monday, January 13 & 14 at 7:00pm
Performances 3/1/19 – 3/17/19
lThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a rolicking hootenanny of a musical, is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls came from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.
Mona Stangley, Female, Lead, Alto, 35-55
Owner and operator of The Chicken Ranch, a businesswoman who also plays housemother to the girls, a charming, attractive, and well-kept Madam with a heart of gold
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Male, Lead, Baritone, 35-55
A good-ole boy who is blind to the power of the media, tends to shoot off his mouth and gun before thinking, often landing him in the hot seat
Melvin P. Thorpe, Male, Lead, Baritone, 30-55
Televangelist type with show business instincts masquerading as a newsman
Senator Wingwoah, Male, Supporting, Spoken, 35-65
Senator Wingwoah is President of the Aggies Alumni Association, a family man who is a servant of the people and patron of The Chicken Ranch; Mayor Rufus Poindexter is a local car salesman and mayor of the town, likely never imagined he’d really have to make any decision or deal with a high profile issue.
Angel, Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, 22-35
A hardened city streetwalker on the outside, she also has a young son, which exposes her maternal nature
Shy, Female. Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, 18-27
an inexperienced, gawky farm girl who arrives at The Chicken Ranch after running away from home, starts as a shy and inexperienced young girl and eventually becomes an optimistic and self-confident woman; mezzo.
Jewel, Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, 30-55
housekeeper at The Chicken Ranch, Miss Mona’s confidante, sassy yet respectful; a powerful southern style blues/rock singer
Doatsy Mae, Female, Featured, Alto, 30-55
wisecracking waitress at the Texas Twinkle Café, has no faith in the local businessmen or sheriff to handle the issues at hand, afraid to reveal her secret dreams to the rest of the world
C.J. Scruggs, Male, Featured, Spoken, 35-65
C.J. Scruggs is a local insurance agent and president of the local Jaycees, sidekick to Mayor Poindexter, the type to interject his thoughts on how the town should be run;
Governor, Male, Featured, Baritone, Bass, 45+ , Governor is a Texas politician with a brilliant knack to sidestep all of the important issues
Edsel Mackey, Either Gender, Featured, Spoken
Band Leader, Either Gender, Featured, Spoken, Tenor, Baritone
Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Male, Featured, Spoken
Ensemble, Either Gender, Ensemble, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
The Girls Working for Miss Mona, Female, Ensemble, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
For more information, call director Bryan Bergeron @ 321-394-1956
Moon Over Buffalo
Auditions 3/3 & 3/4 at 7pm
Show dates 5/3 - 5/12
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.
George Hay - (Male, 50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.
Charlotte Hay - (Female, 50s) She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Ethel - (Female, 70s) Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should have huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay - (Female, 20-30 years old) George and Charlotte's daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left - determined never to act again - or be like her parents. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Eileen - (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.
Howard - (late 20s-early 30s) – a weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Paul - (late 20s-early 30s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do strong physical comedy
Richard - (50s) He is George and Charlotte's attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte - always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants, and he is both amused and perplexed by the Hay family
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