HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from William Carey University
Auditions and interviews for cast and crew positions for the 41st season of Carey Dinner Theatre will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on March 12 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
The dinner theatre, which was founded in 1975, presents two musicals in June and July. In its history, more than 60 colleges and universities have been represented by students in the company. Company members, including performers and staff members, are paid. The financial package includes a salary, tips (company members serve during dinner), and housing.
Those auditioning as performers will present a one-minute monologue from a modern prose play (no dialect) and a one-minute vocal selection from a Broadway musical. Those auditioning will also participate in a dance audition. An accompanist will be available, but will not transpose. Taped accompaniment may be used. Each person who auditions should bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition.
Audition requirements for pianists include a prepared two-minute selection from a Broadway musical. Sight reading will be required.
Interviews will be held for technicians, costume assistants, house/box office managers and office assistants. Each person will complete an application and an interview with dinner theatre staff. Portfolios are encouraged. Performers may also apply for staff positions.
Each applicant should bring a headshot to the audition or interview. Contracts are offered only to those who have graduated from high school by May 30, 2016. The company commitment is May 30 through July 25.