Jobs & Auditions


freeFall Theatre is seeking a couple of strong guys or gals to assist with striking the set and putting in the seating banks for the next show.  Tech theatre experience a must.  Monday & Tuesday, 9am to 6pm.  $8/hr + 1 ticket for each 8 hrs.  If you’re available for any or all of this, please contact Jim Sorensen –



As of today, all roles in Into the Woods have been officially offered and accepted. Thanks to those of you who auditioned both live and via video.



Thanks to those of you who came in for our 2014/2015 season call.  If you missed it, unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any additional auditions. We saw some fantastic actors and are busy determining casting for our upcoming season.  We do appreciate your time and talents, and we ask that you respect ours: As they say, “Don’t call us – we’ll call you.”



2014-2015 Season Auditions

freeFall Theatre is seeking transformational Equity and Non-union professional actors/singers for our 2014-2015 season.


Mon, August 4, 2014: 10am – 6pm, lunch 2-3 (accompanist provided)
Tues, August 5, 2014: 10am – 6pm, lunch 2-3 (accompanist provided)
Wed, August 6, 2014: 1pm – 6pm (NO accompanist)


freeFall Theatre
6099 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL  33710

Audition Requests:

Send an e-mail to Jim Sorensen at, and indicate your preferred audition date and approximate time. (ie, “Monday, August 4th around 4:00″)  Please include a copy of your headshot & resume, if possible.


Prepare up to two contrasting selections – monologues, songs, or one of each – not to exceed 3 minutes. Singing from the shows is acceptable. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.

Season shows/dates:

Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Director: Eric Davis
Music Director: Michael Raabe
Rehearses: 9/22/14 – 10/11/14, Runs: 10/11/14 – 11/9/14

A Christmas Carol: A New Musical
Book and Lyrics by Keith Ferguson, Music by Bruce Greer
Director: Eric Davis
Music Director: Emi Stefanov
Rehearses: 11/10/14 – 11/29/14, Runs: 11/29/14 – 12/24/14

The Buffalo Kings
by Natalie Symons
Director: Eric Davis
Rehearses: 12/29/14 – 1/17/15, Runs: 1/17/15 – 2/8/15

Bright Lights, Big City
Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman, based on the Novel by Jay McInerney
Director: Eric Davis
Music Director: Michael Raabe
Rehearses: 2/9/15 – 2/28/15, Runs: 2/28/15 – 3/22/15

by Mary Chase
Director: James Rayfield
Rehearses: 3/23/15 – 4/11/15, Runs: 4/11 – 5/3/15

The Tempest: Esta isla es mía
from the play by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Davis
Director: TBA
Rehearses: 5/4/15 – 5/23/15, Runs: 5/23/15 – 6/14/15

Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Director: Eric Davis
Music Director: Michael Raabe
Rehearses: 6/22/15 – 7/12/15, Runs: 7/11/15 – 8/9/15


Casting breakdowns:

(Roles will be double-cast, ie, some actors will play more than one role in the show.)

  • CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Female, 20-30 yrs old. G3 – G5
  • CINDERELLA’S MOTHER – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. Female, 40-55 yrs old. E4 – F4
  • CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Male, 30-40 yrs old. B2 – F4
  • CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Female, 40-50 yrs old. A3 – F#5
  • FLORINDA and LUCINDA – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Female, 25-35 yrs old. C4 – Ab5
  • GIANT – Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss. Female, 40-60 yrs old. Speaking Role.
  • JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Male, 20-30 yrs old. B2 – G4
  • JACK’S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. Female, 50-65 yrs old. Bb3 – Gb5
  • LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – ** ROLE IS CAST ** A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Female, 15-20 yrs old. Bb3 – F5
  • MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Male, 50-65 yrs old. G2 – Eb4
  • NARRATOR – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Male, Any Age. G2 – E4
  • RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Female, 20-30 yrs old. B3 – A5
  • RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. Male, 30-40 yrs old. C#3 – E4
  • THE BAKER - A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Male, 35-45 yrs old. Ab2 – G4
  • THE BAKER’S WIFE – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Female, 35-45 yrs old. F3 – G5
  • THE WITCH – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Female, 45-55 yrs old. F3 – G5
  • WOLF – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Male, 30-35 yrs old


A separate audition call will be scheduled for the young actors in the early part of October.  Please do not audition at the season call if the only role you are interested in is one of the children in A Christmas Carol.

  • SCROOGE – ** ROLE IS CAST ** an old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, Scrooge must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he had as a young man.
  • MAN 1 – plays BOB CRATCHIT, OLD JOE – Baritone

BOB CRATCHIT – a hardworking clerk in Scrooge’s employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge’s mean-spiritedness.
OLD JOE – a ragpicker who scavenges off the dead

  • MAN 2 – plays JACOB MARLEY, FEZZIWIG, TOPPER, THOMAS – Bass/Baritone

JACOB MARLEY – returned from the grave to warn SCROOGE of the consequences of living the life of a miser. FEZZIWIG – A kind-hearted bank-owner who helps Ebenezer Scrooge get his start
TOPPER – A guest at Fred’s party
THOMAS – Married to Caroline, indebted to Scrooge

  • MAN 3 – plays FRED, YOUNG EBENEEZER – Tenor

FRED – warm and compassionate, Scrooge’s nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family
YOUNG EBENEEZER – saving his money and running from a life of poverty, Young Ebenezer is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with Belle


GENTLEMAN 1 – looking for a donation from Scrooge
SCHOOLMASTER – Young Ebeneezer’s schoolmaster
GHOST OF PRESENT – a large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head
GRAVEDIGGER – loots Scrooge’s corpse/bedchambers


GENTLEMAN 2 – looking for a donation from Scrooge
DICK WILKINS – Scrooge’s friend, fellow employee at Fezziwig’s
GHOST OF FUTURE – frightful apparition of Scrooge’s future. Walks on stilts.

  • WOMAN 1 – plays MRS. CRATCHIT – Mezzo/Soprano

MRS. CRATCHIT – a wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous

  • WOMAN 2 – plays GHOST OF PAST, VIRGINIA, CAROLINE ***ROLE IS CAST*** – Mezzo/Soprano

GHOST OF PAST – a young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of the Christmas spirit.
VIRGINIA – a guest at Fred’s party
CAROLINE – Married to Thomas, indebted to Scrooge

  • WOMAN 3 – plays MRS. FEZZIWIG, CHARWOMAN – Mezzo

MRS. FEZZIWIG – the cheerful wife of MR. FEZZIWIG the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man
CHARWOMAN – loots Scrooge’s corpse/bedchambers


BELLE – young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer, but saddened when it comes time to return his ring.
TOPPER’S WIFE – A guest at Fred’s party
LAUNDRESS – loots Scrooge’s corpse/bedchambers

  • TINY TIM – the young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope.
  • 3 GIRLS (ages 8-16) to play Cratchit children & various schoolchildren
  • 3 BOYS (ages 8-16) to play Cratchit children & various schoolchildren


  • NICK WALKER – fifteen – typical teen, but injured in a recent hate crime. Plays guitar.
  • HAROLD KING – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Nick’s grandfather, mid-seventies. Showing beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Plays guitar well.
  • OLIVE KING – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Nick’s mother, mid-forties. Recently separated from her husband and moved back in with her parents.
  • ESTELLE KING – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Nick’s grandmother, late-sixties. A woman of high Buffalo society.
  • STUART WALKER – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Nick’s father, mid-forties. Graduate of West Point.
  • SAM KING – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Nick’s uncle, early-forties. Visiting his parents from Florida, grateful for a break from a troubled marriage.
  • PETE BURKE – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Mid-thirties. Ex-con and owner of a chain of religiously-themed mini-golf courses.


(Roles will be double-cast, ie, some actors will play more than one role in the show.)

  • JAMIE – ** ROLE IS CAST ** Mid 20′s New Yorker reeling from a year of devastating events. Attractive and vulnerable.
  • TAD – Jamie’s best friend, party animal, selfish, smart, charismatic.
  • MOTHER – Jamie’s mother who we see as a youthful Mom and then on her death bed.
  • MICHAEL – Jamie’s younger brother.
  • AMANDA – Jamie’s supermodel ex-wife.
  • VICKY – Tad’s cousin, a Princeton student, pretty and likeable.
  • CLARA – Jamie’s boss, her hard exterior masks marshmallow inside.
  • COMA BABY – A newspaper headline who comes to life in Jamie’s mind.
  • MARY O’BRIEN MCCANN – A missing NYU student who appears in Jamie’s mind.
  • CHUCK BEAN – A rambunctious “on-the-town” reporter.
  • ELAINE – Oden club girl.
  • THERESA – Elaine’s “friend” and fellow clubbie.
  • ELISE – 14 going on 32, club girl who Jamie meets at Odeon (role will be played by an adult actress)


  • ELWOOD P. DOWD – ** ROLE IS CAST ** an independently wealthy, educated son of one of the town’s foremost families. Elwood is a charming eccentric who’s best friend is Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. Well-mannered, friendly and kind.
  • MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS – Veta’s Daughter (Elwood’s Niece). Both Veta and Myrtle are about the business of finding Myrtle a man to marry: a mission that is made impossible with Elwood and Harvey constantly popping in. Myrtle is extremely self-centered.
  • VETA LOUISE SIMMONS – Elwood’s younger sister, Veta has returned to the family home after the death of her mother and is intent on landing a suitable husband for her daughter Myrtle Mae. She is very concerned about fitting into society and all the social proprieties that that involves.
  • MRS. ETHEL CHAUVENET – an old friend of the family. She is a member of the town’s social circle that Veta desperately wants Myrtle to break into. (played by same actor as BETTY)
  • RUTH KELLY, R.N. – a pretty young woman who appears to have some sort of love/hate relationship with Dr. Sanderson.
  • DUANE WILSON – the muscle of Chumley’s Rest, a devoted orderly responsible for handling the patients who will not cooperate voluntarily.
  • LYMAN SANDERSON, M.D. – A young and highly qualified psychiatrist, hand-picked by Chumley. His talent is only surpassed by his vanity.
  • WILLIAM R. CHUMLEY, M.D. – an esteemed psychiatrist and the head of Chumley’s Rest He is a difficult, exacting man who will go to any length to protect the reputation of his sanitarium.
  • BETTY CHUMLEY – Dr. Chumley’s kind and talkative wife (played by same actor as ETHEL)
  • JUDGE OMAR GAFFNEY – an old family friend of the Dowds and the family’s lawyer.
  • E.J. LOFGREN – cab driver


  • MAN – ** ROLE IS CAST ** plays all characters in the show


(Roles will be double-cast, ie, some actors will play more than one role in the show.)

  • AUNTIE MAME – ** ROLE IS CAST ** A glamorous and eccentric woman who takes her nephew, Patrick, into her care after his father has passed away.
  • AGNES GOOCH – Patrick’s nanny and Mame’s personal secretary.
  • YOUNG PATRICK DENNIS – Mame’s ten year old nephew who, after being orphaned, becomes her ward.
  • ADULT PATRICK – Young Patrick as an adult
  • VERA CHARLES – Best friend to Mame and an actress of the stage.
  • BEAUREGARD BURNSIDE – A wealthy southern gentleman who marries Mame.
  • GLORIA UPSON – A well-to-do girl from an upper class family.
  • PEGEEN RYAN – A young and pretty decorator that Mame hires to remodel her apartment at Beekman Place.
  • DWIGHT BABCOCK – A stuffy and meddlesome bank representative who supervises Patrick’s father’s estate and his upbringing with Mame.
  • ITO, male, baritone, 16-30, supporting
  • MOTHER BURNSIDE, female, soprano, 60-80, supporting
  • SALLY CATO, female, mezzo, 31-45, supporting
  • UNCLE JEFF, male, baritone, 40-60, cameo
  • COUSIN FAN, male, soprano, cameo
  • RALPH DEVINE, male, cameo
  • GREGOR, male, cameo
  • MADAME BRANISLOWSKI, female, cameo
  • LINDSAY, male, 30-50, cameo
  • MR. UPSON, male, cameo
  • MRS. UPSON, female, cameo


Audition Advice:

At freeFall, we’re founded and run by people who have been in the business a long time, and we have very high standards of excellence in performance.  If you are not a professional actor, we’ll still like you, but please don’t waste our valuable time or yours with an audition.  Professional does not necessarily mean that you’ve been paid to act before, but it does mean that you have the talent (it’s been recognized by other people and you have confidence in yourself), you have the commitment to show up on time prepared and ready to work, and the understanding that for all the other people involved with the production: actors, designers, directors, etc. this isn’t playtime, this is their profession.

That being said, we’re hoping just as hard as you are that you’re the right person to cast.  We want you to do well, so here are a few notes about what we’re really looking for:

  • Acting is being.  It is not merely saying the lines or telling us a story.  It’s making us believe that you’re really in that place, that you’re actually experiencing the thoughts and emotions of the character you’re portraying, and that you’re actually communicating with your “scene partner”.
  • People don’t talk with their hands or gesture in life nearly as much as actors do.  Be a person, not an actor.
  • Acting is not lying.  freeFall is a very intimate theatre – it’s easy for our audiences to see when you’re not telling the truth of the moment.
  • Just because you’re singing doesn’t mean you’re exempt from acting.  If you’re living in a moment through a song, it has to be just as honest as if you were not holding out the vowels.  And yes, we want you to hit the notes, but we’ll cast a better actor over a better singer every time.
  • Acting is not using funny voices for no reason.  ’Nuff said.
  • Acting is not overacting.  Refer back to #2 – don’t try and “sell” to our back row – they’re only 10 feet away.  Also, schtick has its place, and with a few exceptions, that place is not at freeFall.  Smart actors know the difference.
  • Your audition starts with your submission:  Make sure your picture and resume are professional quality.  Make sure your email is clear and concise.  If you want to ask a question, make sure it hasn’t already been answered on this page.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

  • Do you have housing for out-of-town actors? Yes
  • When do you rehearse? We only have approximately 80 hours to put up each freeFall production, so we typically rehearse 5-7 hours a day, 6 days a week for 2 1/2 weeks.  We prefer to rehearse during daytime hours, but sometimes at night, and can work around actor’s schedules, depending on the situation
  • Do you rehearse during the daytime? Yes.  We are a professional theatre company.  We do this for a living.  We reserve the right to rehearse during the day.  That being said, we are flexible and willing to work around the right actor’s schedule.
  • Do you hire Non-Equity actors? Yes.  Each cast is a mix of AEA members and professional Non-AEA actors
  • Do you offer EMC points? Yes



Video Audition Policy:

For those unable to attend in person, we will accept a video audition under the following conditions:

  1. Your audition needs to be recorded specifically for freeFall, specifically for the show(s) you’re interested in – in other words, do what you’d do if you were auditioning for us live.  Using an old video makes us feel like you don’t really like us :)
  2. If we want to see more from you, we’ll ask you. Please send one video per audition, not every video in your collection.
  3. Please send a link to an online video on a hosting site, such as Youtube or Vimeo. E-mailed files will not be downloaded or watched. Make sure your video is set to “unlisted” instead of “private” on Youtube, otherwise we can’t watch it.
  4. In the interest of complete fairness: We prefer casting via live auditions. It’s very difficult for us to get a sense of who you are from just a video screen. And since we do see a fair number of actors live and in person, there may be no need for us to find more via video submission, so we may not actually watch what you submit. As it says in the rules of Outburst, “Dem’s da berries.”
  5. Please address your video submissions to


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