Skylight Music Theatre: 2022-23 Season Auditions
Skylight Music Theatre is accepting video submissions for AEA and non-AEA actors and resumes for AEA and non-AEA stage managers for their upcoming season, which includes:
MAMMA MIA!, A JOLLY HOLIDAY: A celebration of Disney hits, EVITA, NOISES OFF, and the world premiere developmental production of Frank Wildhorn’s THE SONG OF BERNADETTE.
Also seeking candidates for our new Early Career Professionals (ECP) internship program. This program is currently for non-union actors only who have housing in the Milwaukee area. Artists interested in the ECP program should mention that in their audition introduction. For more information about the program, please see our website: www.skylightmusictheatre.org/ECP
Skylight is an Equity, SPT 8+ theatre and encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply. Skylight is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities; to being a positive model of diversity and to the elimination of discrimination in theatre.
Video submissions to be viewed by the following:
Michael Unger – Artistic Director
Susan Varela – Director of Artistic Operations
Amanda Rosman – Director of Education
Contract minimum: AEA $657/week for performers; $867/week for stage managers
Non-Equity salaries start at $300/week
Skylight intends to have a fully-vaccinated company for the 22-23 season.
See application details below show/character breakdowns. Seeking the following:
MAMMA MIA!: Rehearsal: 8/30/22 Opens: 9/23/2022 Closes: 10/16/22
Donna Sheridan: The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi; Sophie’s mother, (around 40, American). She is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos.” Honest, passionate and hard-working, naturalistic and vulnerable, but fiercely independent. (The Winner Takes it All, Slipping Through My Fingers, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Money Money Money, among others)
Sophie Sheridan: Donna’s headstrong 21-year-old daughter, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. (I Have a Dream, Honey Honey, The Name of the Game, Lay All Your Love on Me, Under Attack, among others)
Tanya Cresham-Leigh: One of Donna’s oldest and best friends and a former member of the Dynamos, Tanya (around 40) has married several millionaires and discovered a lot more about plastic surgery than love – if she was ever looking. Wild, fun-loving and a big character, she flirts mercilessly with young men, happy to play, but not to stick around. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Does Your Mother Know, among others)
Rosie Mulligan: Donna’s friend (around 40, American) a former member of the Dynamos; unmarried, free-spirited and a renowned author of cookbooks. A character who has developed a confident, funny and self-deprecating exterior which masks her inner vulnerability. Mostly comic, yet delivers one of the most poignant moments of the show in Act 2. Dances like nobody’s watching. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Take a Chance on Me, among others)
Sam Carmichael: One of Sophie’s potential fathers and a wealthy architect (40-50, American). Sam has regretted leaving Donna all his life and now finds himself divorced and back in her presence. He is straight-laced, confident and composed. At times he is perhaps a little over-bearing, but he is determined not to mess up the second chance he has been given… a very true and honest character within the chaos. (S.O.S., Thank You for the Music, Knowing Me Knowing You, among others)
Harry Bright: Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected London banker, (40-50, English). Once a head-banging, partying musician who then went down the expected path - at least with his career. He is quirky and something of a romantic nostalgist. A nice guy, determined to make up for some past regrets and full of singing. (Thank You for the Music, Our Last Summer, among others.)
Bill Austin: Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, a well-known travel writer, Bill has visited the far reaches of the earth, but never found what he’s really looking for. A real character (40-50, often English or Australian), Bill has generally avoided the complexities of a relationship and now wonders if it’s too late. Lots of comedy and a golden heart within. (Thank You for the Music, The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, among others)
Featured Roles (may also be part of the Ensemble):
Sky: Sophie’s fiancé; a former stockbroker who moved to the island in a young version of a mid-life crisis. He is older than Sophie (25-32, American), but smitten by her exotic charm. Perhaps he is too eager to please and has not quite found all the answers he had hoped for on the island. (Lay All Your Love on Me, among others)
Ali & Lisa: Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. (early 20s, American) A supporting double-act of bubbly, brides-maid-ey excitement, not necessarily gender-defined. (Honey Honey, among others)
Pepper: A flirty waiter at the Taverna featured through his extremely brief relationship with Tanya. (20-25, could be from anywhere). Energetic and fun-loving.
Eddie: A waiter, boatman and handyman at the Taverna. Other half of double-act with Pepper. (20-30, American).
Father Alexandrios: The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. Often a Greek Orthodox priest, this is a potentially delightful role for a character actor of non-specified gender with some imagination.
A JOLLY HOLIDAY: This show is a celebration of Disney’ Broadway “hits” from various films and shows.
Rehearsal: 10/25/22 Opens: 11/18/22 Closes: 12/31/2022
WOMAN1: Soprano/belt-G2-E4 with legit mix to A4. Must be capable with patter – character, pop and dramatic belt (Newsies, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Little Mermaid, etc.).
WOMAN 2: Pop/soul, alto/mezzo high belt-Gb2 to Eb4-with legit mix and gospel ability (Hunchback, Lion King, Hercules etc.).
MAN 1: Broadway high bari/tenor belt to B3. Must have pop/rock and character skills (Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, etc.)
MAN 2: Pop/soul tenor belt to B3. Must have R&B/soul, legit and character skills (Aladdin – a la Peabo Bryson,Tarzan, Lion King, Hunchback, Mary Poppins*,etc.).*Tap Solo optional.
MAN 3: High baritone belt/mix to A3. Must have character/legit/jazz skills (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Jungle Book, Hunchback, Frozen, etc.)
Also seeking non-union youth performers between the ages of 9-13. This will serve as the ensemble for the piece – strong singers who move well – looking for energy and personality.
Please make a video (using landscape mode, if using a phone or tablet) singing any Disney song from Disney on Broadway. Submit the video as an unlisted or public YouTube, Google or Vimeo link (DO NOT SEND LARGE FILES - they will NOT be viewed): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos must be received by Noon on Monday, August 15, 2022. Please use performer’s name as the title of the video – do not use “Skylight” or “Skylight Music Theatre” in the video title. All submissions must include picture and resume, even if the actor has auditioned previously. Note that Skylight intends to have a fully vaccinated company for the 22-23 season.
Video submissions will be viewed by Michael Unger, Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director and Susan Varela, Skylight Director of Artistic Operations.
EVITA: Rehearsal: 1/10/2023 Opens: 2/3/23 Closes: 2/19/23
Eva Peron: cast - An experienced performer with a strong singing voice and actress, with dance ability. She must be able to display pain, sympathy, anger, wit and real authority all in equal measure with many other emotions thrown in. Strong mix/belt from E below middle C to F above middle C.
Juan Peron: cast - Must be able to sing, move and provide a strong sense of authority on stage. Man of the people. An impressive, charismatic politician who brings all the trappings of power with him. Authoritative, persuasive, charming. Baritone with a falsetto up to C.
Magaldi: cast - Charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show and sets up the world in which Eva exists which is essential. Should have a slightly awkward physicality. Baritone to G.
Peron’s Mistress: cast - Beautiful young woman, Juan Peron’s mistress. Fragile. Vulnerable. Light contemporary mix to E.
Che Guevara: Rock Tenor to C. The narrator. Must be able to relate to the audience and take them with him on the dramatic journey of the piece. Strong dance and singing ability. Must be able to offer an extraordinary range of versatility to take on the Everyman nature of the part.
ENSEMBLE: All ranges to a high standard. A broad range of men and women of varying ages. All shapes and sizes considered to play everything from Generals to peasants. All must be able to move in a contemporary Musical Theatre style. Tango skills are an advantage - please note these skills in video introduction.
NOISES OFF: Rehearsal: 2/21/23 Opens: 3/17/23 Closes: 4/2/23
NOISES OFF, being a farce, obviously requires skilled comic actors. Although Skylight Music Theatre performs the full range of music theatre, this production of NOISES OFF is still the play so singing is not required. There will be live music accompaniment to pre-show, intermission and scene changes. If performers are singers, please submit a song as well in case that can come in handy during the performance.
NOTE: To be considered for NOISES OFF, please submit a short comic monologue with a British accent.
LLOYD DALLAS: Pretentious and moody director of the play within the play, sarcastic sense of humor. Age: 40-55
DOTTY OTLEY (plays Mrs. Clackett) A middle-aged television star whose career is no longer at its peak. She is top-billed star in the play and is a principal investor. Covertly dating the much younger Garry. Age: 40-50s
GARRY LEJEUNE (Plays Roger Tramplemain) The leading man of the play-within-the-play, incapable of completing a sentence. Slightly self-absorbed but has an innocence and sweetness in his naivete of how the world works. Age: 30s
BROOKE ASHTON (Plays Vicki) young, inexperienced actress from London, gorgeous, oblivious, distracted. Age: 20s
FREDERICK FELLOWES (Plays Philip Brent) Well-meaning, supporting actor, but not too bright. Prone to nosebleeds and squeamish. Age: 30s-40s
BELINDA BLAIR (plays Flavia Brent) Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress, the cast mother. Age: 30s-40s
SELSDON MOWBRAY (Plays the Burglar) An experienced actor of a certain age who is never far from a whiskey bottle. Age: 60s-70s
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR Mousy and shy, easily flustered. Pregnant with Lloyd's baby. But don’t tell anybody! Age: 30s
TIM ALLGOOD inexperienced, over-stressed stage manager of the play within the play and de facto understudy to all the male roles. Other duties as assigned. Age: 18-25
THE SONG OF BERNADETTE: A NEW MUSICAL: Rehearsal: 4/25/23 Opens: 5/7/2023 Closes: 6/11/23
PRINCIPAL ROLES CAST
ENSEMBLE: We are looking for ensemble and understudies for the world premiere developmental production of Frank Wildhorn’s (Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland, The Scarlet Pimpernel) Broadway Bound musical, The Song of Bernadette, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Schmigadoon, The Cher Show).
Please make a video (using landscape mode, if using a phone or tablet) of a song of your choice that shows off your voice, in the style of the show. If you are auditioning for more than one role, please sing an excerpt of a second song that shows contrast.
Submit the video/s as a YouTube, Google or Vimeo link (DO NOT SEND LARGE FILES - we will NOT view them) to:
We ask that you use your name as the title of the video – do not use “Skylight” or “Skylight Music Theatre” in the video title.
Please include your picture and resume with your submission - even if you think we already have them.
Please make a video (using landscape mode, if using a phone or tablet) of a song of your choice or you may use this piece that shows off your voice, in the style of the show. If you are auditioning for more than one role, please sing an excerpt of a second song that shows contrast.
Videos must be received by 12PM on Friday, July 1st, 2022