Auditions: Holiday Follies - September 19, 2021, 4pm - 6pm

Have a Holly FOLLIES Holiday!

Experience the season as never before! The whole family will be dazzled by this bold and colorful show that celebrates the entertainers who brought magic to the Christmas season. Taking inspiration from Vaudeville and Follies shows, you'll laugh, tap your toes, and be amazed as we entertain you with some of the best performers in Houston. 

This show will perform for only two weekends in December and is designed to give performers a much lighter rehearsal schedule than the traditional holiday-season shows we have produced.

Show and Audition Inspiration 

The Follies were a series of lavish performance revues in the early to middle 20th century and were often styled as elaborate, high-class vaudeville and variety shows. Often performing internationally, on Broadway and on major tours across the globe, these revues often included well known singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, comedians, trained animals, jugglers, etc.  The first Follies was produced in 1907 at the roof theatre Jardin de Paris.  

We want a fun-filled, multi-faceted and high spectacle production--Our own version of the Follies to fill our holiday stage.  Bring your act – juggling, acrobatics, musical, dancing, trained animals, etc. No limit to the entertainment we are seeking other than appropriate for families.  Your act might be cast as is or produced in special arrangement by our team. 

Audition Instructions

Prepare your “act” of up to 3 minutes for the audition.  Your audition can be in solo, duet, or group form. It could be singing, acting, dancing, magic, stand-up comedy, pantomime, stupid human tricks, instrumentalist, clowning, etc. ANY and ALL theatrical/visual arts talent are welcome.  Musical acts should consider holiday favorites. Keep in mind that we are looking for exceptional talent that is FUNNY OR ENTERTAINING OR BOTH!

Your “talent” may be used in multiple ways throughout the show.  We are producing the show and there will be numerous small scenes/acts, as well as several all-cast ensemble numbers.  A scripted storyline will be created to help create the flow of the show. 

All who are auditioning need to:

  • Complete the online audition form for each individual auditioning. To complete this, you will need a name for your act (that all in the group will list when registering, an acting resume, a headshot, an emergency contact info to complete the form, and should be able to complete the form in one sitting.  This audition form should be completed within 48 hours of securing your audition time.

  • Select an audition time at this link.  If you are a group, only one spot needs to be selected for your group.

 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070.

Auditions are open to the community and no roles have been cast yet. Some parts may be cast with actors of ANY ethnicity and gender neutral. We are seeking actors who love Monty comedy and who can sing, act, and move well. We are also seeking dancers, including tap dancers.

 

*Performers of any age, family acts, and group acts are encouraged!  

Audition Schedule

Open Auditions: Saturday, September 19, 4pm - 6pm.

Rehearsal Schedule
  • Depending on your act, performers should expect roughly 10-15 rehearsals between September - December.  Rehearsals will be scheduled evenings and weekends at Stageworks.  We will determine an exact calendar based on your conflicts.

  • We will have group numbers which require rehearsal on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

  • Mandatory rehearsals held the Thursday evening during the run of the show.

Performance Schedule
  • December 10 - 19, 2921

  • Fridays 7:30 PM, Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sundays 3:00 PM

  • Possible show additions on the two Saturday afternoons.

Final Casting

Join the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.

Production Team

Direction: Adam Delka

Music Direction: William Luyties

Costumes and Styling:  Frank Mena

Unable To Attend Audition?  

We will accept video auditions up to September 19, 2021.  Record your audition and upload to Vimeo or YouTube and provide the link (provide password as required).  Additionally, complete this online audition form and include your video link in the assigned field (at the end of the form).