Sunday, SEPT 25 & Monday, SEP 26 | 6-9 p.m.

Run dates: Friday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Tuesdays through Saturdays 7:30 p.m. | Sundays 2 p.m.

Casting

5 (+) performers plus back up vocalists, diverse in vocal range, style, gender, race, ethnicity and age.

Musical Styles

Pop, Rock, Folk Rock, ’70s singer/songwriter genre

Prepare

16-24 bars of a Carole King or James Taylor song. Accompanist will be provided. If you are also a musician, we encourage you to accompany yourself and/or play a solo selection. No monologue or dance are required for this audition.

Bring

  • Picture and resume
  • Sheet music in your preferred key
  • A musical instrument if accompanying yourself or playing solo (piano is the only instrument provided at audition.)
  • List of conflicts, including holiday plans and observances.

Call Backs: Monday, Oct 3, 2022 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Rehearsal Period

  • Nov. 13, 2022 to Jan. 12, 2023
  • Monday -Thursday evenings, Saturday daytime and Sunday evenings, with allowances for holiday observances
  • Not every weekend will be needed.
Scott Keys

Scott Keys

Director

Scott Keys is a professional actor, director, choreographer and a published playwright and lyricist. He spent the last 21 years as head of the renowned Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Theatre program, directing over 50 plays, musicals and original works.

Scott has a BFA in Musical Theatre performance from Syracuse University, an MFA from NYU, a teaching degree from Eckerd College and is
certified in Meisner Acting Technique. Keys has current and graduated students from some of the top theatre programs in the country including FSU, UF, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Montclair Univ., Pace University, Manhattan School of Music and many others. He is on the board of the Florida Theatre Conference and has over 150 productions to his credit, including Venice Theatre, FST, Manatee Players and Sarasota Players, as well as Weathervane Playhouse where he served as Artistic Director for seven years.

Michelle Kasanofsky

Michelle Kasanofsky

Music Director

Michelle Kasanofsky has been playing piano for almost 56 years and is a professional musician as well as a music educator. Michelle received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied jazz piano there as well as classical at Boston University. She has a B.A. cum laude from Dowling College, a Master of Science in Music Education from C. W. Post Long Island University and an Education Leadership Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Michelle is originally from New York and spent most of her life on Long Island. While in New York she music directed many off-Broadway productions which included Always, Patsy Cline and has performed all over the world in Europe, Japan and Korea. Since moving down to Florida in 1998, Michelle has taught chorus, drama and dual enrollment music classes. In 2014, she was selected as Charlotte County’s Teacher of the Year. Since 2000 Michelle has performed and music directed at Venice Theatre. Her productions have included Hair, Mamma Mia, Cabaret, Toxic Avenger and Dreamgirls to name a few. She has also Music Directed at Sarasota Players, Manatee Players, Charlotte Players and the Dingbat Theatre Project.

Michelle has played for national touring companies at venues such as Barbara B Mann and Ruth Eckerd Hall for shows including A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde and West Side Story as well as accompanying artists such as Bernadette Peters and The Irish Tenors. In 2021 Michelle became the resident music director at Venice Theatre.