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.
Welcome to our 72nd Season!
Venice Theatre is always seeking volunteer actors, singers and dancers to perform with us.
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!
You will be best prepared and more likely to be cast if you know the actor’s process, the vocabulary of acting, basic audition techniques, and know what an actor does. Having had at least some introductory training in acting and auditioning from any reputable source will exponentially enhance your chances of being cast. Venice Theatre offers such opportunities.
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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Director Luke McFatrich is pleased to announce the cast of The Great American Trailer Park Musical! Betty: Kim Kollar; Jeannie: Colleen Buchmeier; Norbert: Steve O’Dea; Lin: Andrea Keddell; Pickles: Darah Woomert; Pippi: DaNiesha Carr; Duke: Seth Bracewell
Director Luke McFatrich is pleased to announce the new cast of the Teen Improv Troupe! Kiley Berkery, Nina Dotres, Caroline Kinsella, Nik Messer, Ashley Ng, Todd Moore, Tyler Pietryka, Asher Woomert
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.
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Venice Theatre seeks to nurture spaces with strong safety nets that support that ethos without compromising a visceral and authentic experience for artists and audiences.
We believe that even in the absence of high-risk material, having pathways for response to unsafe conditions and harassment help to maintain the integrity of the work, its participants, and the organization.