actors/auditionsActors/Audition Schedule

We invite local actors to come to the LMP and get involved in our shows. Scheduled upcoming auditions are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all auditions are held at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel, Maryland.

Next Scheduled Auditions

Auditions for The Miss Firecracker Contest will be held on:

  • May 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • May 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Director Patrick Pase will be casting:

2 men and 4 women

Popeye Jackson
Popeye is the seamstress who makes Carnelle's costume; she becomes involved in the pageant madness while adding further strange elements to the story. A funny character with a hard life, Popeye got her nickname from a childhood prank that caused her eyes to bulge, but left her with the ability to hear through her eyes. She is a semi-literate, naïve, and always out-of-luck young woman who learned to sew as a child by making outfits for bullfrogs because she didn't have any dolls. Popeye is sincerely kind and curious about everything. Popeye falls in love with Delmount just from seeing his picture. Popeye is rewarded with Delmount's returned affection; this theme is perhaps the heart of the play.

Tessy Mahoney
As the beauty contestant coordinator, Tessy is supposed to keep Carnelle on schedule and cue her appearances on stage. Tessy's ugliness makes her another misfit at the beauty contest. Her past scandalous tryst with Delmount adds one more bizarre twist as she flirts with him anew.

Elain Rutledge
Elain is Carnelle's cousin, and she is everything that Carnelle is not. Although they grew up together, Elain was the spoiled beauty and Carnelle the misfortunate orphan. Elain won the Miss Firecracker contest when she was just 17, while Carnelle is 25 and pushing the eligibility limits. Elain did everything her mother told her to do by going to junior college and parleying her beauty into marriage with a wealthy man. To Carnelle, it appears that Elain has everything: the big house in the big city, a husband and children, beauty, and class. Elain, however, feels suffocated by her life and comes back home with the intention of leaving her husband and two sons because she doesn't like them. Naturally, she is asked to give a speech at the town's Fourth of July festivities about her life as a beauty. Delmount accuses Elain of never being able to go through with any of her threats. As predicted, she gives in to her husband's pleadings and decides to go back to him because, she says, "I need someone who adores me." Her selfishness enables her to dismiss the needs of her family, but doesn't allow her to leave the luxuries to which she has become accustomed.

Mac Sam
One of Carnelle's former lovers, Mac Sam seems to truly care about her, even if she did give him syphilis. The carnival's balloon vendor, he cheers on Carnelle as she competes in the beauty contest. Mac Sam is tubercular, drinks heavily, and hasn't bothered to get his syphilis cured because he is tired of life—but not so tired that he doesn't ask Carnelle to spend the night with him. When she declines and says goodbye, he remarks: "I'll always remember you as the one who could take it on the chin" and then he leaves to meet Elain for a wild night.

Carnelle Scott
The play revolves around Carnelle's attempt to win her town's annual Fourth of July beauty contest. She is 25 years old, works in a jewelry store, and is known around town as "Miss Hot Tamale" for her promiscuous past. However, Carnelle is trying to change all that. She got her syphilis cured, joined a church, volunteers for the cancer society, and invites an orphan to dinner every week. Carnelle is insecure and has low self-esteem. After Carnelle's mother died when Carnelle was an infant and her father abandoned her at age nine, she grew up with her aunt who favored Carnelle's older cousin, Elain. Her father came back after her Uncle George died, but soon her father died as well. Shortly before the time of the story, Carnelle's mean Aunt Ronelle dies. Having been surrounded by death all her life, Carnelle is trying to make sense out of life and find her own identity. Carnelle sees the Miss Firecracker contest as a way to redeem herself and to be somebody. She doesn't understand that the social system will never permit her to win, that dyeing her hair bright red will look ridiculous instead of patriotic, or that stomping her feet to music is not tap dancing. Once her cousin Delmount offers to give her enough money to start a new life elsewhere, Carnelle further imagines that being Miss Firecracker will allow her to go out in a "blaze of glory." Instead, after working really hard to prepare, she is humiliated by the crowd and finishes in last place. Although she has enough integrity to fulfill the duties of the person in last place, she spits and screams at the people who taunt her during the parade and then hides. Carnelle's tenacity evokes the loyalty of family and friends. They admire Carnelle's spunk and the indomitable spirit that enables her to spring back, even after the mortification of the pageant, to enjoy the night's fireworks.

Delmount Williams
After he has spent time in a mental institution and worked at a job scraping dead animals off the road, Carnelle's cousin and Elain's brother, Delmount returns to town to sell his mother's house. He intends to use the proceeds to go to college to study philosophy, but he offers half the proceeds to Carnelle to enable her to leave town and start a new life. Although perhaps more realistic than the rest of his family, Delmount is unstable and has a history of rash actions, such as rushing out to beat up the guys who taunt Carnelle during the pageant. He also has an obsession with exotic beauty that always gets him into trouble and results in gruesome nightmares about women's dismembered bodies. Yet, Delmount has a sensible disdain for the phoniness of the beauty pageant. He doesn't respect Elain's life choices either, especially the one that left him in an asylum when she could have gotten him out. However, he always forgives her transgressions. Delmount is amazed to learn that Popeye is in love with him, having been entranced with his ability to wiggle his ears and write poetry. But he then falls for her, too, and therein might be Delmount's redemption.

Performances are scheduled to run from June 26, 2015 to July 12, 2015.

Auditions for High School Musical will be held on:

  • May 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • May 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • May 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Director TJ Lukacsina ad Malarie Novotny will be casting:

CHAD DANFORTH Troy’s best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Male, 14-18 yrs old
Range: A3 - B5

COACH BOLTON The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Male, 40-45 yrs old
Speaking Role

ENSEMBLE JOCKS; THESPIANS; SKATERS; CHEERLEADERS; PARTY KIDS; ADULTS; BRAINIACS; SPECTATORS

GABRIELLA MONTEZ The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Female, 14-18 yrs old
Range: F3 - E5

JACK SCOTT The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the “Velvet Fog of East High.”
Male, 14-18 yrs old
Range: B3 - G5

KELSI NIELSEN The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Female, 14-18 yrs old
Range: A3 - D5

MS. DARBUS The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Female, 35-55 yrs old
Speaking Role

RYAN EVANS Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change. Male, 14-18 yrs old
Range: B3 - B5

SHARPAY EVANS The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Female, 14-18 yrs old
Range: A3 - F5

TAYLOR MCKESSIE The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Female, 14-18 yrs old
Range: G3 - C5

TROY BOLTON The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Male, 14-18 yrs old
Range: B3 - B5

ZEKE BAYLOR A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Male, 14-18 yrs old
Range: B3 - G5 - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000304#sthash.bFul8xih.dpuf

Audition Preparation:
-Must be between ages 6-18 years old on audition date
-Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway style song and bring sheet music or CD/iPod accompaniment track.
-Cold Readings from the script
-Dance Audition
-List of Conflicts through November
-Resume/Head shot (or photo to be turned in with Resume - not required)

Production Information:
High School Musical and High School Musical Jr. will be rehearsed and performed concurrently at LMP. Doing both shows will allow the teens and youth to have star roles while working with older mentors to build the community spirit that is often found in theatre.

Rehearsal will begin late May or early June and consist of 2 evening rehearsals and a longer weekend rehearsal.

High School Musical Teen Summer Production will perform 10 shows from July 31 through August 23. Cost is $225 (lower price for additional teens in each family) and includes 10 performances t-shirt, video of performance, cast party and instruction in theatre.
Performance dates will be Friday and Saturday nights (July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22) at 8:00 pm an
d the last two Sundays (16 and 23) at 2:00 pm.

High School Musical Jr Youth Summer Production will perform 6 shows from August 1 through August 22. Cost is $175 (lower price for additional youths in each family) and includes 6 performances t-shirt, video of performance, cast party and instruction in theatre.

Performance dates will be Saturday matinees (August 1, 8, 15, 22) at 2:00 pm and the first two Sundays (2 and 9) at 2:00 pm.

-Must be between ages 6-18 years old on audition date
-Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway style song and bring sheet music or CD/iPod accompaniment track.
-Cold Readings from the script
-Dance Audition
-List of Conflicts through November
-Resume/Head shot (or photo to be turned in with Resume - not required)

Production Information:
High School Musical and High School Musical Jr. will be rehearsed and performed concurrently at LMP. Doing both shows will allow the teens and youth to have star roles while working with older mentors to build the community spirit that is often found in theatre.
Rehearsal will begin late May or early June and consist of 2 evening rehearsals and a longer weekend rehearsal.

High School Musical Teen Summer Production will perform 10 shows from July 31 through August 23. Cost is $225 (lower price for additional teens in each family) and includes 10 performances t-shirt, video of performance, cast party and instruction in theatre.
Performance dates will be Friday and Saturday nights (July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22) at 8:00 pm and the last two Sundays (16 and 23) at 2:00 pm.

High School Musical Jr Youth Summer Production will perform 6 shows from August 1 through August 22. Cost is $175 (lower price for additional youths in each family) and includes 6 performances t-shirt, video of performance, cast party and instruction in theatre.

Performance dates will be Saturday matinees (August 1, 8, 15, 22) at 2:00 pm and the first two Sundays (2 and 9) at 2:00 pm.

Performances are scheduled to run from July 31, 2015 to August 23, 2015.

Auditions for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be held on:

  • May 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • June 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • June 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Director TJ Lukacsina will be casting:

ADOLFO PIRELLI A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Male, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B2 - C5

ANTHONY HOPE A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - F4

BEGGAR WOMAN A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Female, 35-50 yrs old
Range: Ab3 - F5

ENSEMBLE TOWNSPEOPLE; POLICEMEN; LUNATICS - Used frequently throughout production

JOHANNA A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward.
Female, 18-21 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - A5

JONAS FOGG The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Male, 35-60 yrs old
Speaking Role (will sing in ensemble)

JUDGE TURPIN A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: E2 - Gb4

MRS. LOVETT An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Female, 35-50
Range: G3 - E5

SWEENEY TODD A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna's father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story's tormented protagonist.
Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: F2 - Gb4

THE BEADLE A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: D3 - D5

TOBIAS RAGG A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Male, 12-18 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Ab4

Audition Preparation:
-Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway style song and bring sheet music or CD/iPod accompaniment track.
-Cold Readings from the script
-Movement exercises as a group (not dancing)
-List of Conflicts through November
-Resume/Head shot (or photo to be turned in with Resume)

Also, anyone who want to be involved in costuming, light/sound operation, stage managers, set construction and design, and publicity. should come on auditions dates with resume.

Call Backs Thursday June 4 at 7:00 PM

Performances are scheduled to run from October 23, 2015 to November 15, 2015.

For more information, please contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail , or e-mail the theatre at .