SAT, JAN 13, 1–4 p.m. & SUN, JAN 14, 5-7 p.m.

Venice Theatre auditions are open to the community.

  • We are always seeking volunteer actors, singers and dancers to perform with us. Please browse this page for helpful hints and more information.
  • If you are not available to attend an audition in person, WE ACCEPT SELF-TAPED VIDEO AUDITIONS. Submissions for specific shows must be received no later than the first day of scheduled auditions. You may send a general audition submission at any time via a Youtube link or a link from your cloud to
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What to expect

Venice Theatre has adopted the standard that monologues are required for all auditions. They may be memorized or read.

Audition Requirements for this show

More information to come.

Perusal Script Coming Soon

Important Dates

Performance Dates: April 5 – 21, 2024 (In the Pinkerton Theatre)

Rehearsal Schedule: TBA

About the show

Audiences will rediscover the joy of reading in The Enchanted Bookshop where characters from famous works of literature magically come alive to rescue a bookstore owner from a pair of bungling smugglers. This fanciful tale features Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, Tom Sawyer, Frankenstein, Long John Silver, and more.

Character Breakdowns


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Getting Here

Pinkerton Theatre

At Venice Theatre
140 Tampa Ave. W.
Venice, FL 34285


Located inside our main building on the west side. Seating is general admission, however season subscribers with “Golden Tickets” have reserved seats as a subscriber benefit.

The Pinkerton Theatre inside Venice Theatre

Kelly Duyn

Kelly Duyn


Kelly is proud to be a product of the Education & Community Engagement program she now assists in directing. Her teaching career started right here at Venice Theatre back in 2001 as an intern for the summer programs. From there she went on to take on a teaching role at the theatre prior to leaving for college to pursue a degree in the theatre arts. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Central Florida, teaching certifications in multiple disciplines and a 20-year teaching resume that encompasses working with students in exceptional education, coaching a nationally ranked speech and debate team, and developing as well as running theatre programs for elementary through high school in both in the US and in China.

She is responsible for the Troupe in A Trunk Community Engagement Program, the summer student programs and Venice Theatre’s Youth Production Company as well as various other departmental responsibilities. In addition to directing shows throughout the year (her most recent being the Generations show She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition) and being onstage herself (recent shows include Disenchanted and Blood Brothers), she enjoys giving back to her community by facilitating theatre workshops with local schools/clubs/organizations and by reading to classrooms (sometimes via zoom) through Embracing Our Differences or collaborating with other arts education programmers in our area to bring new arts education opportunities to the community whenever possible.

Additionally she enjoys working with the local Chamber of Commerce, where she was the 2019-2020 chair of the Venice Area Young Professionals. Her professional memberships include Leadership Sarasota (Class of 2018-2019), The Educational Theatre Association and AACT.