Generic TheaterGeneric Theater

215 St. Paul's Blvd
Norfolk, VA
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The Generic Theater is holding auditions for [title of show]
by Jeff Bowen & Hunter Bell

Generic TheaterDirected by Shon Stacy

Dates and Times of Audition:
Mon, June 16, 2014 — 7:00 PM
Tues, June 17, 2014 — 7:00 PM

Check-in begins 15 minutes prior

Or by special appointment: e-mail contact [at]

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Please review the entire notice carefully.

Call Type:
Open Non-Union

Registration is strongly recommended; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first.

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Other Dates:
POSSIBLE Callback Date T.B.A.

Peformance Dates:
Aug 22 - Sept 14, 2014 (Thurs/Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30 pm) note revision: dates were listed incorrectly in initital notice

Rehearsal Dates:
June 22 - Aug 21 (Sun-Tues evening, Sat mornings, flexible)

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215 St. Paul's Blvd, Norfolk, VA

Description & Synopsis

Jeff and Hunter want to enter a musical theatre festival, but wonder what to write about. With the help of their friends Heidi and Susan, they write a musical about writing a musical.

[title of show] won two Obie awards and was nominated for a Tony, documents a true story, and is famous for being "a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical."

Rehearsals begin June 22, tentatively scheduled for evenings Sunday through Tuesday, and mornings on Saturdays. No rehearsals during Fourth of July weekend.  Additional vocal work with Roy George will be scheduled on individual basis and scheduled as needed.

Director Shon M. Stacy (Parade, The Full Monty) will be making his Generic Theater debut with [title of show]
Music Director: Roy George
Assistant Director: Jonathan McCormick
Stage Manager: Suzie Finnerty

The Characters

2 Women
2 Men

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition!

  • JEFF - Male, 25-36, a composer/lyricist, removes shirt; tenor.
  • HUNTER - Male, 25-36, book writer, removes shirt; tenor.
  • HEIDI - Female, 25-36, has been on Broadway, removes shirt to bra; mezzo.
  • SUSAN - Female, 25-36, given up performing for corporate paycheck; mezzo.


All parts require a strong contemporary musical voice and excellent comedic and dramatic timing.

Please prepare one verse and chorus from a contemporary pop or musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, as the accompanist will not transpose.

We will be casting all four main leads and one male and one female standby swing for use in rehearsals and any performance conflicts.

All questions can be addressed to the show’s director Shon M. Stacy at Shon [ at ]

   General Notes:

Auditionees may be asked to read sides from the script.

Auditionees should be prepared to provide a list of all known conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period. Not all dates apply to all roles. A more specific rehearsal schedule will be provided once cast. Currently-scheduled Rehearsal dates/times can be found at

Those interested in auditioning should plan to attend the auditions on one of the scheduled nights. You need only attend one night. If callbacks are necessary, you will only need attend if asked by the director. 

If you can't make these audition dates, please e-mail contact [at] We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Registration is strongly recommended; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first.

Register Now

Please review casting notice carefully. Registration is strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome but are not guaranteed a slot and will be seen after all registered participants are seen. By auditioning you acknowledge that performers do not receive an honorarium for this production and agree to abide by Generic Theater's code of conduct.


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Audition FAQs

So you're interested in auditioning and not sure what to expect. Here are some the more common questions we receive. If we do not have the answer to your question here on this website then please send us an email at

Remember the most important thing about auditioning at the Generic Theater is that you have Fun.

Who can audition?  

Ready for this... ANYONE can audition.

Do I need a head shot?  

Headshots and resumes are strongly encouraged.

What should I bring?  

Interested actors are strongly encouraged register for an audition; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first. Bring registration confirmation email, your headshot and resume (encouraged but not required), and a list of potential conflicts with you at the determined check-in time.

How do I prepare?  

Electronic scripts are usually available for you to peruse. This will provide you an opportunity to get to know and understand the character(s) that you wish to audition for. We also encourage you to do an internet search to better understand the script.

Please contact us using the information in the audition notice if you are interested in perusing a copy of the script.

What should I expect?  

On the first night of auditions, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to give you ample time to complete a short questionaire. The questionaire is designed to let our directors get to know you and your acting strengths.

Upon completing the questionaire, you will be asked to wait in a designated waiting area until you are called into the theater to meet the director. The director may choose to speak with you one-on-one or with a small groups. You will 'cold read' samples taken from the script. You may be asked to read multiple times with different groups of actors. For musicals or plays containing singing, you will be asked to provide a vocal sample; check above for details.

Auditions typically run for two days with a third day reserved for call backs, or in some cases for three days with a weekend callback. Call backs require additional readings from the script and may involve other actors.

This is a mere guideline into what you may expect during an audition. Auditions are conducted by the director, so dates and times may fluctuate. Please check the website or call the theater for the current dates and times of the production you wish to participate.

The only hard rule we have at the Generic Theater is have FUN.

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