Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2017–2018 Season
February 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m.
AT THE HIGH SPRINGS PLAYHOUSE
Directed by: Suzi and Matt Walters
“ This song is sung by Greg, Kate and Sylvia. Actors can use this link to become familiar with the song for auditions. Auditioners will be asked to sing a part of this song at auditions.”
Play Synopsis and Characters
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of this job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection while Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until after a series of hilarious and touching complications. Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
- SYLVIA: Part Lab, part Poodle who finds Greg in the park and is eager to find a forever family to live with.
- GREG: Middle aged man, married to Kate. He is frustrated with his job and happy to find Sylvia.
- KATE: Middle aged woman, married to Greg. She just earned her master’s degree and is excited about her advancements in her career and the freedom associated with empty nesting.
- TOM, PHYLLIS, LESLIE: Played by a male actor. Tom is the man in the park who befriends Greg. Phyllis is Kate’s friend from school. Leslie is the marriage counselor.
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.