Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Announces Auditions for Local Singer/Actor on October 9-10, 2014
October 1, 2014 – Orlando, Fla. – The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an Orlando-based singer between the ages of 9—14 to perform in Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater on November 15. The selected singer will make her debut in a solo number with an all-star, professional Broadway cast for the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. The show is under the direction of renowned Broadway producer Richard Jay-Alexander and musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Jay-Alexander will host the auditions with leaders from the Dr. Phillips Center.
The 90-minute show will feature performances from renowned vocalists and stars from the Great White Way, including: Norm Lewis, the current Phantom on Broadway; leading soprano, Deborah Voigt; rising Latin superstar, Ektor Rivera; world-renowned Argentinian dance duo, The Lombard Twins; The Broadway Kids; Sierra Boggess (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid); NBC The Voice's, Chris Mann; legendary jazz singer, Jane Monheit; popular all-male singing string quartet, Well-Strung; YouTube sensation, Jeremy Green; and a full 26-piece orchestra, made up of members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (All performers are subject to change.)
Director Richard Jay-Alexander has discovered many young talents including actresses Lacey Chabert and Lea Michele, and Rider Strong. He also gave Broadway debuts to stars such as Ricky Martin, Shanice, Catherine Hickland, and Debbie Gibson. In addition to his Broadway career, Jay-Alexander has worked in concert with Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, Betty Buckley, Polly Bergen and countless others.
AUDITION DATES / TIMES
- October 9, 2014
- 2:00pm Registration begins, in person only
- 3:00pm – 9:00pm Auditions (see requirements below)
- October 10, 2014
- 3:00pm – 9:00pm Callbacks, by invitation only
Singers must be Central Florida females between the ages of 9 and 14 (no exceptions). Bring sheet music for your audition song. Music must be in your key and clearly marked with beginning and end points. Also, be prepared to sing Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s Over The Rainbow (from “The Wizard of Oz.”) Performers must be accompanied by the supplied accompanist – there will be no backing tracks, no a cappella and no Karaoke. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, but will not be admitted in the audition room. Please bring a current photo (professional headshot is not required) and be prepared to fill out an informational form upon arrival.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Rehearsal Room – 1st Floor
155 East Anderson St., Orlando, FL 32801
Enter through the Stage Door entrance located on East Anderson, between Rosalind Avenue and Magnolia Avenue.
Parking is available at either City Commons Garage or the Orange County Administration Garage. Walking Directions from the garages:
CITY COMMONS GARAGE
- At Orange Avenue cross over to E. South St.
- Follow the sidewalk to cross over at Magnolia Ave. and continue on E. South St.
- Turn right onto S. Rosalind Ave.
- Turn Right onto E. Anderson St.
- Enter at Stage Door
ORANGE COUNTY ADMIN. GARAGE
- At E. Rosalind Ave., walk south toward E. South St.
- Cross over and continue on to Rosalind Ave.
- Turn right onto E. Anderson St.
- Enter at Stage Door
For more information call 407.839. 0119 or visit www.drphillipscenter.org.
ABOUT THE DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a new state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Fla. Opening in November 2014, the performing arts center will begin to fulfill its vision of Arts For Every Life®; to be a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students will come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community space features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion plans includes a 1,700-seat acoustic theater, rehearsal room and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information or to see live footage from the construction webcam, please visit www.drphillipscenter.org.