Starke, Florida has everything: agoraphobia, ‘80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan and disco. Get your seats early… Trailer Park filled every house of its hilarious 2009, 2011, and 2013 runs!
Welcome to our 72nd Season!
Venice Theatre is always seeking volunteer actors, singers and dancers to perform with us.
- Teens and Adults: If you want to brush up your skills and prepare for upcoming auditions, join Artistic Director Benny Sato-Ambush for his Audition Master Classes on Aug. 21.
The Silver Foxes are a professionally-directed volunteer troupe who have been bringing entertainment to the area for 25 years. These young-at-heart retirees act, sing and dance! They travel throughout the area from November to April performing at communities, organizations, and other venues. In March, they bring a full-scale production to our MainStage.
Welcome to Pelican Roost! The comedy team of Compton and Bennett are off their walkers again in this hysterical sequel to the runaway hit about the nursing home and beyond. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and retirement will never be the same!
A magical Venice Theatre tradition celebrating its 20th year! Our original musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic story follows Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Brad Wages) as he reflects on his past, present and possible future.
During the Golden Age of Harlem’s Cotton Club, the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame with a jumpin’ new beat. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that Waller made famous. Winner of the 1978 Tony© Award for Best Musical.
Travel to a French provincial town where you’ll meet smart and beautiful Belle, arrogant Gaston, a castle full of talking inanimate objects, and a Prince under a beastly spell. Based on the Oscar winning animated film, the enchanting stage version includes your favorite songs from the movie and more by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been produced around the world from its premiere in Chicago to recent productions in Israel, Brazil, and Turkey. It was named one of TIME Magazine's ten best shows of 2001. With just two cast members this beloved modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a New York marriage.
The facade of a seemingly peaceful Alabama town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Lawyer Atticus Finch defends him in a trial that rocks the community. As told through the eyes of Atticus’ young daughter, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion, and courage.
This pint-sized, pinstriped classic is a tongue-in-cheek look inside the gangster films of the 1920s. Based on the hit 1976 film starring a preteen Scott Baio and Jodi Foster, and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, Bugsy Malone is good, clean, comedic fun!
If you are unable to attend scheduled auditions, we will accept a video submission. Submissions for specific shows must be received no later than the second day of scheduled auditions. You may send a general audition submission at any time. Send a Youtube link or a link from your cloud to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
If you have questions that are not answered here, please call 941-484-4033. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VENICE THEATRE AND … BREAK A LEG!
Casting announcements are posted here and on our Facebook page. If you have been offered a role, please do not share the news until after the theatre has made the announcement. Thank you.
Brad Wages thanks all who came out to audition and is pleased to announce the cast of The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Penny Dreadful:
Seth Bracewell and Patrick Mounce
A Note from Benny Sato Ambush, Artistic Director
Dear Almost, Maine Auditioners ~
You have my heartfelt thanks for auditioning for my Venice Theatre directorial debut production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine. It was a pleasure seeing your work.
I am needing a bit more time to complete my audition process, so please stay tuned for further updates here on the Venice Theatre website. I will make casting offers soon. As a result, and due to schedule conflicts, first rehearsal for Almost, Maine will now take place on Monday August 9. 2021.
Thanks very much for your patience.
My Very Best,
Benny Sato Ambush
Click below for perusal scripts for shows we are auditioning this season. You can also find them in the audition event for each show.
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