Fairfield Center Stage (Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Artistic Director; Eli Newsom, Executive Producer) is holding open SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS for their upcoming 2018/2019 season on Sunday August 26th from 12-3pm and Monday August 27th from 6-9pm at The Fairfield Museum and History Center (see below for address info). Seeking actors and singers of all ages, types, ethnicities, etc. Non-equity, no pay.
These season generals are a great way to be considered for all of the productions via one audition. This audition will also serve as the OPEN CALL AUDITION for our holiday production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE*. Each remaining production, however, will have its own open call auditions specific to that show, closer to each production date.
2018/19 season to include:
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Choreographer: Emily Frangipane, Music Director: Eli Newsom), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW FLOOR SHOW at Trevi Lounge (Director: Brian Bish), ONWARD AND UPWARD: A one-night-only benefit concert at Penfield Pavilion (Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom), A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE (Director: Perry Liu, Choir Director: Clay Zambo, Choreographer: Lindsay Johnson), FCS ROCKS: QUEEN’S A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Venue TBD), DREAMGIRLS (Director: Brian Crook, Choreographer: Emily Frangipane, Music Director: Eli Newsom), VOWS: A New Original Musical by Clay Zambo, and THE SECRET GARDEN (Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Choreographer: Jessica Rahrig, Music Director: Eli Newsom).
Production dates: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Sep 7-15), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW FLOOR SHOW (Oct 26-27), ONWARD AND UPWARD (Nov 17), A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE (Dec 14-23), QUEEN’S A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Feb 9), DREAMGIRLS (March 7-16), and THE SECRET GARDEN (May 2019- specific dates TBA)
*Since these auditions will also serve as the open call audition for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, if you would like to be considered for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, please attend these auditions. Please visit the sign-up link below for a full character breakdown.
Sunday August 26th from 11:15am-3pm (open call sign-up begins at 11am, sign-up ends at 2pm. Children under the age of 15 may sign up between the hours of 11:15am-12:30pm only)
Monday August 27th from 5:30-9pm (open call sign-up begins at 5pm, sign-up ends at 8pm. Children under the age of 15 may sign up between the hours of 5:30-6:30pm only)
Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments.
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
What to prepare:
All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.
For those who would like to be considered for just the musicals (Choir in A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE, ONWARD AND UPWARD, QUEEN’S A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, VOWS, DREAMGIRLS, THE SECRET GARDEN): Please prepare a selection/short song (around 1 min.) from a musical or pop song in the style of the show (singing from the show is ok). Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. A capella singing is highly discouraged, please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. If you would like to be considered for multiple shows you may prepare two songs (you may only be asked for one).
For those who would like to be considered for just the plays (A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE, lip synching for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW FLOOR SHOW): Prepare prepare one short monologue that best shows you/your acting range–keep in mind that these generals are a way for us to get to know you as an actor.
For those who would like to be considered for both the musicals and plays:
Prepare both a short monologue and a song in the style of the show(s) for which you are interested in being considered. See details above.
Appointments: For convenience we are offering limited appointment time slots. Appointments are not necessary, however they are recommended.
To access the audition sign-up form, visit
Please make a note of your appointment time and date as you may not receive a reminder. Audition slots are limited, first-come, first-served. Actors without appointments will be seen as time allows between appointment slots. Those without appointments should allow for 1-2 hours of wait time.
A Note For Performers Under the Age of 16:
We will be casting a few younger performers for A Christmas Carol Experience and The Secret Garden and will utilize younger performers for our fall benefit concert and New Works events.
Please note that all roles for the Fairfield Center Stage season are non-Equity, no pay.
Fairfield Center Stage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more info about FCS or the upcoming 2018/19 season visit www.fairfieldcenterstage.org