Carey Dinner Theatre auditions set for March 30

By STAFF REPORTS,

Carey Dinner Theatre will open its 44th season in June 2019. Auditions and crew interviews are coming up Saturday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at William Carey University’s Multi-Purpose Building, 302 County Drive.

Founded in 1975, Carey Dinner Theatre has a long tradition of excellence. In its history, more than 60 colleges and universities, in addition to William Carey University, have been represented by students in the company.

Carey Dinner Theatre presents two musicals during the summer, one in June and one in July. Each member of the company, performers and staff, is paid. The financial package includes salary, tips (company members serve during dinner), and housing.

Actors auditioning for roles will present a one-minute monologue from a modern prose play (no dialect), a one-minute vocal selection from a Broadway musical and will participate in a dance audition. An accompanist will be available, but will not transpose. Taped accompaniment may be used. Each person who auditions should bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition. Performers may also apply for backstage positions.

Audition requirements for pianists include a prepared two-minute selection from a Broadway musical. Sight-reading will be required.

Interviews will be held for technicians, costume assistants and box office personnel. Each person will complete an application and an interview with CDT staff. Portfolios are encouraged.

Each applicant should bring a head shot to the audition/interview. For more information, call (601) 318-6218 or email cdt@wmcarey.edu. Company commitment is May 27 - July 22. Contracts are offered only to those who graduate from high school by May 27.