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Auditions

Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2020 – 2021 Season

Gilligan’s Island – The Musical

SHOW DATES: June 4 – 27, 2021

Audition Dates: March 26 & 27 at 7pm

Music & Lyrics by Hope Juber, Laurance Juber  |  Book by Sherwood Schwartz & Lloyd J. Schwartz

Based on the TV Show “Gilligan’s Island” created by Sherwood Schwartz  | Directed by Steve Bates

The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans…romance develops…the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter…it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.


Characters: 

  • Gilligan – Male/18-35 yrs : inept, accident-prone, First Mate of the S.S. Minnow
  • Skipper – Male/30+ : strong, competent, tender-hearted, Captain of the S.S. Minnow
  • Thurston Howell – Male/50+ : privileged Wall Street Millionaire
  • Lovey Howell – Female/50+: wife of privileged Wall Street Millionaire
  • Professor – Male/20+: holds multiple degrees, highly intelligent, logical, college professor
  • Ginger – Female/18-45 yrs: “knockout” Movie Star
  • Mary Anne – Female/18-45yrs: girl-next-door, innocent and charming
  • Alien – all genders/18+: It’s an alien, so it’s alien?

 


Preparation for Auditions: 

Voice/Song – DO NOT use YouTube as accompaniment. DO NOT select a song from 

Gilligan’s Island, for your audition piece. Bluetooth speakers will be provided for instrumental accompaniment. Acapella is also permitted. Come prepared to perform at least two minutes from your song of choice. Instrumental accompaniment must be queued on a smartphone or a bluetooth compatible device and ready to go. 

Cold readings from various scenes in the script will be provided at auditions. (Tip: be loud, be proud, like it’s an opening night crowd!)  

Dance – “You can dance if you want to, leave your cares behind”, however dancing will not be part of auditions for this production. 


If you have questions you can email us at [email protected]

 

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Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL  32643

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director.  Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.


The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.

 

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