Audition

Every summer, Park Playhouse produces three musicals - two that will be performed in July and August on our Albany Medical Center Stage in Albany's beautiful Washington Park, and one that will be performed on the historic Cohoes Music Hall or Palace Theatre stages. We also produce shows year-round at these partner venues, and look forward to working with diverse local and regional talents to bring our productions to life. We are interested in union and non-union talent for our professional productions, and welcome students from every experience level for our youth productions.

Auditions for our Summer 2017 Season have concluded. Audition information for our year-round productions for 2017-2018 will be listed here as it is available. Please contact Ashley Kirchner, Associate Artistic Director, at ashley@parkplayhouse.com with questions.

 

ANNOUNCING 2017-2018 YOUTH PROGRAM AUDITIONS

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Auditions will be held September 14th & 15th at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207
Sign in beginning at 6:30pm and closing at 8:30pm
Auditions will begin at 6:45pm and continue until all students signed in before 8:30pm have had the opportunity to audition
Callbacks will be Saturday, September 16 beginning at 10am

Seeking students ages 8-18 for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Seeking students ages 15 and up for Little Shop of Horrors

Please prepare 16-32 bars of an audition song of your choice, preferably a song within the musical theatre cannon. Bring sheet music - an accompanist will be provided. Singing auditions will be on a rolling basis throughout the night in the order of sign in. Students will then be taught a short dance combination in groups - please dress appropriately. Callbacks will be Saturday, September 16 beginning at 10am - not all students who are cast will be called back, this is simply an opportunity for the creative staff to see more. Please note that doors will not open until 6:30pm nightly.

All rehearsals and performances will be at the Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St, Cohoes, NY.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical performs December 14-17, 2017
Little Shop of Horrors performs April 5-8 & 12-15, 2018.

Rehearsals for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical will begin October 2 and run Mondays & Thursdays 5:30-9pm, adding Fridays 5:30-7:30pm beginning on October 20.

Rehearsals for Little Shop of Horrors will begin in January 2018 - Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays.

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world - so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There's not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It's up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. 

 

Little Shop of Horrors

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!