Upcoming Auditions & Workshops


Tarpon Arts and director Mike Cote are pleased to announce auditions for the upcoming production of “Savannah Sipping Society” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The dates for the audition are scheduled for Sunday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL.  Auditions will be done with cold readings from the script. Mike will be looking for 4 women ages mid 40’s to 70. Show dates are June 1-3 and 8-10, with the production to be performed at the Cultural Center.

The Story: In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

Any questions, please call Mike at 727-417-0035 or email to magickmanfl11@yahoo.com.

Tarpon Arts is pleased to announce auditions for How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The show is a satire of big business which follows the short career of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to guide him to the top of the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, falling in love along the way.

The show requires the following actors:
– J. Pierrepont Finch: Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’ Age:18 to 25,
– Gatch: A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies. Age: 40 to 60,
– J.b. Biggley: The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. Age: 50 to 65’,
– Rosemary: A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest. Age: 20 to 30,
– Smitty: A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. Age: 30 to 40,
– Bud Frump: Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections. Age:18 to 21,
– Miss Jones: J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her. Age: 55 to 65,
– Mr. Twimble: He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed. Age: 60 to 75,
– Wally Womper: The company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer. Age: 55 to 70,
– Hedy: A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants. Age: 25 to 35,
– Ensemble, Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries.

Auditions will be Sunday, April 29th and Monday, April 30th at 7:00PM at the Performing Arts Center. Accompaniment will be provided, please bring the sheet music to the song you will audition with. If auditioning with digital music, please bring a device to play your music at the appropriate volume. Also be prepared to read for the character you are auditioning for. Any questions contact Rick Hite @rhite1@msn.com.

Shows at the Performing Arts Center are June 23-25 and June 29-30, July 1, 2018.

Open public auditions will be held for Tarpon Arts’ One Act Plays festival on Sunday, April 29th and Monday, April 30th at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave. (Alt.19). Anyone, from those with no theatre experience to seasoned veterans, are invited to audition. There will be many roles to cast. Doors open at 6:00 PM to register, auditions begin promptly at 7:00. Directors will cast their plays at the end of the second night and all attending will be notified no later than Friday, May 4th.

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