Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE

The Candlelight Theatre is currently accepting video submissions and holding in-person auditions for it’s upcoming production of the Broadway hit, MAMMA MIA!, based on the songs of ABBA. MAMMA MIA!, directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, runs 1/22/2022 – 2/27/2022. All roles are open and paid.

Currently seeking dynamic, non-union, singers, actors, and dancers, of all types, ethnicity, and size for the following roles:

DONNA SHERIDAN: Former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. After having daughter Sophie, Donna started working at a Taverna on a remote Greek Island, which she now owns and operates. Free spirited and vulnerable. Age 35-50 / Vocal Range E3-A5 (belter)

SAM CARMICHAEL: One of Sophie’s possible fathers. An American architect. Age 35-50 / Vocal Range D3-Ab4 (baritone)

BILL AUSTIN: One of Sophie’s possible fathers. Writer and adventurer. Good natured, always ready for adventure. Age 35-50 / Vocal Range Bb2-F#4 (baritone)

HARRY BRIGHT: One of Sophie’s possible fathers, formerly known as “Head Banger”, he is now a banker. British financier, wealthy, conservative, eager to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Age 35-50 / Vocal Range C#3-F#4 (high baritone)

SKY: Sophie’s fiancé, romantic and athletic. Has given up his life a s a successful business man in order to make over Donna’s Taverna. Age 18-30 / Vocal Range Eb3-D5, (tenor)

TANYA: One of Donna’s best friends and former member of Donna and the Dynamos. Recently divorced from her 3rd husband and prepping for her 4th plastic surgery. Rich, acerbic, sophisticated and witty. Age 35-50 / Vocal Range E3-E5 (strong belter)

ROSIE: One of Donna’s best friends and former member of Donna and the Dynamos. Unmarried and carefree, owns a new age bookstore. Kooky and fun, comedic, a bit of a clown. Age 40-50 / Vocal Range E3-D5 (strong belter)

LISA / ENSEMBLE: One of Sophie’s best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Age 18-25 /Vocal Range G3-Db5 (belter)

ALI / ENSEMBLE: One of Sophie’s best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Age 18-25 / Vocal Range G3-D5 (belter)

PEPPER / ENSEMBLE: One of Sky’s best friends and groomsman at the wedding. Works at Donna’s Taverna. Age 18-25 / Vocal Range A4-F5

EDDIE / ENSEMBLE: One of Sky’s best friends and groomsman at the wedding. Works at Donna’s Taverna. Age 18-25 / Strong Singer/Dancer

ENSEMBLE: Strong and dynamic singers and dancers. Age 18-40.

 

Those interested in submitting a video audition should include a headshot and resume, as well as a video of a vocal selection in the style of the show, as well as dance footage if submitting for a character that dances. Submissions should be sent to bob@candlelightde.org with your name and role consideration in the Subject line. Please note that those submitting via video do not also have to audition in person though In-Person callbacks may be necessary.

Those interested in auditioning In-Person can attend any of the following audition dates:
October 12th, 2021: Candlelight Theatre 2208 Millers Rd. Wilmington, De. 19810  7:00 pm
October 16th, 2021: The Rock School  1101 S. Broad St. Phila. Pa. 19147 3:30pm – 7:00pm

MAMMA MIA! will begin rehearsals on or around Sunday, December 5th, 2021. All Performers must be fully vaccinated by the first day of rehearsal.

The Candlelight Theatre is a professional Dinner Theatre located in Ardentown, Delaware, approximately 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Paid performances with between 3-5 performances per week. Additional restaurant opportunities, if desired, are available to supplement performance income. Please, no phone calls to the theatre.