2018 Audition Information

Each person auditioning for a role in this show and/or in others in the 2018 Season must choose a 5 minute Acting / Singing Audition time slot between Tuesday, January 2 thru Sunday January 7th (Tuesday-Friday 6:30pm until all are seen ; Saturday & Sunday 9am until all are seen). There is also a mandatory 45 minute choreography session you must schedule on either Saturday January 6th or Sunday January 7th with 4 available times to be scheduled. (Sessions are 10am, 11am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm). Also, if you are auditioning for a show that Larry Fecho is directing, you should schedule an acting / singing audition on a date that is not Sunday because he is unavailable to attend that day. General note: The only pre-cast role in the 2018 season is that of Bruce in Fun Home. Break a leg!

Show Information

From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

Desktop Users

PC and Mac Users, can easily download the entire audition packet by clicking here.

Character Requirements

Simply download character descriptions by clicking the download button below.

Music Selections

Simply download music selections based on the character description requirements document.

2018 Season Audition Signup Form and Scheduler

I am primarily interested in auditioning for:

Show*

Would you consider being cast in other shows?

Other Shows*

(optional) Please write in your top 3 roles that you are interested in. (Letters only, no commas, hyphens, apostrophes)

Character 1:
Character 2:
Character 3:

If you are not offered a role that you auditioned for, would you be willing to accept another role or take part in the ensemble?

Other Roles:*

(optional) Genesius prides itself in giving roles to individuals who appear to look and act the part, regardless of past experience & expertise. "Seniority" or "I deserver a turn" is not how the casting decision is made. We encourage those who have no experience and are looking to try something new to give us a shot. We may take the audition process very seriously, but we also maintain a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere during the audition process to encourage all walks to attend. We encourage our recent newcomers, here and there friends, as well as our veterans to audition as well. Together, we will put something together that best represents our vision for the productions.

Briefly, write in your 3 most recent productions, the role you had, and the year it took place. NOTE: Please leave blank if you have no previous experience or if you are planning to bring in a printed resume for the casting directors.

Most Recent Show 1:
Most Recent Role 1:
Most Recent Year 1:
Most Recent Show 2:
Most Recent Role 2:
Most Recent Year 2:
Most Recent Show 3:
Most Recent Role 3:
Most Recent Year 3:

NOTE: In the past, folks had the option to upload their resumes to their audition form. This is not an option this year. If you wish to provide a resume, please bring 5 copies to your audition. The copier will be needed for other tasks during auditions, and will not be available for you to make a copy of your resume. Please limit your printed resumes to a single page and a single side to promote professionalism and faster reference for the casting directors.

(optional)Will you be providing a resume for the casting directors?

Resume:*

I have read and understood the following information:

1) I must be or become a 2018 member in order to participate in Genesius productions ($25 per person, $50 per household of multiple persons) due at the first rehearsal of the production you are participating in, and that your participation and rehearsal materials can be withheld until those dues are paid.

2) Some productions may request a deposit be made within the first few rehearsals to cover rehearsal materials that need to be returned at the end of a production.

3) Some productions may request a minimal, non-refundable, custom costume fee.

4) I must be willing to distribute marketing materials and share various Facebook postings that promote the production I am participating in.

If you are under the age of 18, you must provide parent / guardian information in order to participate. Otherwise, leave blank.

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(Required) Please provide a headshot, picture of yourself, Facebook profile picture of you, etc. We will place this image on the audition form to assist the casting directors in remembering who you are, and for quick reference for the auditions organizer.

NOTE: Image upload is the number 1 reason it can take a long moment to SUBMIT the audition form and load the next page. Please be patient with your internet browser connection speed to communicate with our website in the transfer of your image file and the contents of your audition signup form. Also, your submission will NOT work if your image file exceeds 20mb or is not one of the following required file formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, or pdf.

Face:*

Finally, please provide personal information that will allow audition organizers and casting directors to reach you:

Name:*
Location:*
E-mail:*
Primary:*
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Sex:*

This form may take up to 5 minutes to process and load the next page on your browser. Please stay here! If you advance to the next screen to schedule your audition time, you know your audition form submitted successfully!

NOTE: Image upload is the number 1 reason it can take a long moment to SUBMIT the audition form and load the next page. Please be patient with your internet browser connection speed to communicate with our website in the transfer of your image file and the contents of your audition signup form. Also, your submission will NOT work if your image file exceeds 20mb or is not one of the following required file formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, or pdf.

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