Upcoming Auditions

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”


Our Halloween show will be a fast favorite. Monty Navarro learns an incredible secret; he’s the son of the daughter of the grandson of the nephew of the second Earl of Highhurst. He can have the life he’s always wanted if he can only figure out how to keep the eight people in line ahead of him inheriting the title. Gentleman’s guide combines the best of the past with a contemporary sensibility and humor that is outrageously funny. With unforgettable characters, a unique score and non-stop laughing, Gentleman’s guide is one you can’t miss.



Director: Michelle Groves

Music Director: Elise Pearce

Choreographer: Ari Groves


Auditions will be held on July 26, and July 28, 2022, from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Those who have an audition form in hand by 9 PM will be seen. Doors will lock promptly at 9 PM.
Please prepare 16 bars in the style of the show. There will be technology for Bluetooth and aux hookups. No acapella singing will be allowed. No piano or CD players will be available.

Video auditions will be accepted until Thursday at 9PM. Video auditions must be submitted to busymic@msn.com, with the video audition form attached. See bottom of page for video audition form-- in person auditions will fill out an audition form at the theatre.

Please provide a list of all conflicts starting July 30, through October 22, 2022. The conflict list should be an accurate representation of your availability and is expected to be as complete as possible. This information is used if adding performances is necessary and to schedule rehearsals. If no conflict is listed it is assumed you are available.
Conflicts will not be allowed after September 2, 2022 without approval from the production director.

The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.



Callback Date: July 30, 2022
First day of rehearsal: August 1, 2022
Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.
First preview: October 6, 2022
Opening: October 7, 2022
Closing: October 22, 2022
Days/times of planned performances: Thursday through Saturday, 7pm
Saturday Matinee – October 15, 2022


DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):

☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.
☐ Costumes will be supplied by the production. The finale costume will be provided. Other costumes will come from the talent’s wardrobe.
⬣ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.
☐ There will be understudies for this production.
☐ There will be pay for this production in the amount of ____________________________.
☐ This production contains sexual content.
☐ This production contains nudity.
☐ This production contains violence.
☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.
☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.
☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.
⬣ This production will have a designated day off of Sunday.

Other Disclosures:

Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.
Who is in the Audition Room: Director, Music Director, Choreographer.
Who is at Callbacks: Artistic Management and The Production Team.
A full copy of the script is available if needed.
Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.


GALA Auditions

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Video audition form

Upcoming Auditions

Week of August 30th, 2022
Week of September 12th, 2022