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Virtual Submissions


Please send a current headshot, resume, and an audition video package for consideration. Your audition video package should contain a 32-bar song cut, a 60-second monologue,and any dance/movement footage for consideration. No acapella submissions will be considered. All videos MUST be sent via an unlisted YOUTUBE link. All materials required should be emailed directly to the casting team at All of these videos will be considered for our 30th Season. Thank you for your time, talent, and commitment!


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT : Monday, March 18 at 5pm


Local Auditions


Local auditions will be held in person at Great Plains Theatre(215NCampbell, Abilene, KS, 67410) on Friday, March 22nd from 4 pm-8 pm, with a dance call from 8pm-9pm, and Saturday, March 23rd from 9am-1pm, with a dance call from 1pm-2pm. Callbacks will take place from 5pm-8pm.

Please prepare 16-32 Bars of any song that shows you and fits the style of any show in the season. To set up an appointment, please fill out the audition form using the link below where you will upload a current headshot and resume. Once we receive your form, we will contact you with your audition time. Please bring sheet music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided!


Seeking talent of all ethnicities and gender identities! 2024 Season Breakdown


Rehearsals:May20-May30, 2024

Performances:May31-June9, 2024


ELLE WOODS [18-25, Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt] Confident & bubbly, Elle is the quintessential blonde Valley Girl, who follows her boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes she has much more to offer

thanaprettyface.Thisactorshouldbeatriplethreat,and  able tocarry the momentum of the show (She is onstage for nearly the entire runtime).


A smart, sensitive, and sometimes sarcastic law student who mentors Elle. He should be charming, a bit nerdy, lovable, and friendly.He’sworkedhisentirelifetogetintoHarvard Law, and nothing will come between him and becoming a partner in Callahan's law firm, exceptmaybehissurprisingloveforElle.Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs.


Paulette is the funny owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longstomarryamanfromIreland.SheandEllehelpeachotherachievetheirdreams!Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. A Bostonian accent is a plus. This actor should be a strong singer with a powerful belt to match his personality!

PROFESSORCALLAHAN[20-45,A2-F#4 Baritone]

A pompous, smooth, authoritative,and manipulative law professor.He has a reputation for being an extremely strict and tough professor and a highly successful lawyer. He will do anything to get what he wants, regardless of morality.


Good-looking and charming,yet shallow and self-absorbed.WarnerbreaksupwithElleto go to Harvard Law. He only sees Elle as a bubbly dumb blonde, and doesn’t think she is serious enough to settle down with. He cares deeply about his reputation.



A smart, serious, and uptight law student, seemingly the polar opposite of Elle. She comes from a very conservative East Coast background and is everything that Warner needs to make a serious move to become a lawyer.When she becomesWarner’sfiancée,sheinitially dismisses Elle, but grows to become her friend.


AnexercisevideotycoonwhoisanalumofElle’ssorority.She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for her husband’s murder.Dance skills and being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high-level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing.

ENIDHOOPS[18-25,G3-G5Soprano/Mezzo Belter]

Enid is a strong, passionate, and outwardly feminist law student at Harvard, who is skeptical of Elle and eventually.Must have great comedic timing.


These three ladies are Elle’s trio of best friends and sorority sisters,who help her navigate the story by acting as a “Greek Chorus”. Serena is an energetic cheerleader. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Pilar is the sassy and sensible one. They should be high-energy performers with strong dancing and singing skills to make a complementary, dynamic group.


The brainiest and quirkiest sorority sister in Delta Nu, who helps Elle study to get into Harvard Law.Shehasafeaturedvocalsoloin“WhatYouWant”.Mustbeastrongmoverto double in the ensemble/greek chorus.


An attractive,smooth-talkingUPSdeliveryman.HeisPaulette’sdreamguy.Irish dance skills are a plus.


Ahighenergycastofsingers,dancersandactorstoplayDeltaNuSororityGirls,Frat Boys, Harvard Law Students, Salon Employees/Patrons, Prison Inmates, etc. Must have big personalities/stage presence to play many featured roles, such as: law students, Carlos, Grand Master Chad, Elle’s parents, Store Manager, Chutney Wyndham, Judge, Sundeep Padamadam, etc..



Rehearsals: June10-20,2024

Performances: June21-30,2024



Dollyisstrong, high-spirited, loves life and has a great deal of charm.She is a widow in her middle years, an opportunist and a meddling matchmaker. She needs a commanding stage presence,but must also show compassion and vulnerability.A wide range of voca labilities will be considered.



Vandergelder is a well-known widowed “half millionaire”, authoritative, strong and gruff, set in his ways , but must show vulnerable,softerside.HeistheownerofaHayandFeed store and a client of Dolly’s.


IRENEMOLLOY[25-50,G3-F5 Soprano]

Abeautifulandcharmingwidow,sheisamillinerwithahatshopinNewYorkCity.Dolly “matches”herwithVandergelder.Asmart,classy lady who ends up spending the evening out on the town with Cornelius, Barnaby, and Minnie.A legit or belt-high soprano voice.



HeisVandergelder’schiefclerk,charmingandnaive,butnotasnaiveasBarnaby.Cornelius is energetic, enthusiastic and adventurous, he seeks the company of Irene Molloy. Great comedic timing.



AyounggirlwhoworksinIrene’shatshop.Naivebutstraight-laced.Somesinginganda featured a dancer.



An assistant to Cornelius at Vandergelder’s Hay & Feed store.A 17-year-old assistant to Cornelius.Heisfunlovingandnaive.Hisenergizedboyishinnocencemustcomethrough. Some singing and a featured dancer.


ERMENGARDE[16-25,E4-G#5 Soprano]

SheisVandergelder’syoungniecewhoisverydramaticandpronetotears.She wants to marry Ambrose.






AneccentriclookinggirlinneedofDolly’smatchmakerservices.Goodcomedictiming.A non-singing role but will also perform in the singing chorus.



Themajor-domooftheHarmoniaGardensRestaurant.Anon-singing role but will also perform in the singing chorus.



SellsvegetablesandafriendofDolly’sfromyearsbefore.Anon-singing role but will also perform in the singing chorus.


Judge[18+,Anyvoice type]

Nightcourtjudge.Easilymovedtotearsbyromance.Anon-singing role but may also perform in the singing chorus.



Apolishedgroupofsingersanddancerstoplayavarietyofcharacterssuchaswaiters, townspeople, restaurant customers, etc.. The ensemble of this show must be a diverse group of performers, as they will be utilized in all large numbers.




Performances:July19-28, 2024



The wild young girl growing up in the remote Blue Ridge Mountains, and also, 20 years later,thesuccessfulwomanrunningTheAshevilleSouthernJournalwithafirmhandanda dry wit. She experiences great tragedy, but manages to grow into a warm and established adult.As a young girl, she is in love with Jimmy Ray.The actress will portray both the older and younger versions of Alice.



BillyCane,freshfromWWII,movestoAshevilletotryhishandatwritingandfindssome success. He makes friends with his co-workers at the magazine Darryl and Lucy. Billy is plucky and determined, as well as warm and kind.



JimmyRayatage18-20ischarmingandintelligent.He comes from a family of wealth and lives under the thumb of his power-hungry father. The events of the show shape him into a man who has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a

deepreserveofpassionandemotionatage38-40.Actorwillportrayboththeyoungerand older versions of Jimmy.



the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence;has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.



a small-town bookstore owner;achildhoodfriendofBilly’swhonowharborsromantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.


MAMA MURPHY [20-50, G3-C5 Soprano]

Alice’smother.Acaretakertoherfamilyandherruralcommunity.A warm,loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.



Father;an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.



DaddyCaneisBilly’sfather.Heisagentle,sweetman,wholovesBillyverymuch.(Daddy Cane will double as Dr. Norquist and in the ensemble)



Ajunioreditorataliterarymagazine.Ambitious, professional young “modern”career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.



Anassistantataliterarymagazine.Funny,with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure,and perhaps a bi socially awkward,but endearing and innately likeable.



ENSEMBLE(Lookingforfouractorswithstrongvoicestobeintheensembleandplaythe following roles)


Max-YoungmanwhohasacrushonMargo(DoublesastheStationmaster) Florence-Friend of Margo (Doubles as the Government Clerk)

Edna-FriendofMargo(DoublesastheWell-DressedWoman) Stanford-Mayor Dobbs Assistant





Performances:October4-13, 2024



A Texas housewife in her mid thirties. She has a great sense of humor and a fiercely independent streak.She identifies with “Roseanne,”a nearth-mother comedienne.Sings “Stand By Your Man” and “Harper Valley PTA”


Darlene[18-25,Soprano Belt]

AyoungwomanfromthedeepSouthinherlateteenstoearlytwenties.She is pretty, sweet and simple. A young woman who grew up in a coal mining town in West Virginia and the Mississippi Delta.Sheplayssimpleguitar.Shealsoclogs.Sings“IWillAlwaysLoveYou”and “Fancy.”


SueEllen [20-35,AltoBelt]

ALosAngeles career woman in her thirties.She is a“citified” country girl in her

mid-thirties. Smart, very attractive, and confident. She dances, roller skates and twirls batons(if possible).Shealsoclogs.Sheisagreatdancer.Sings“9to5”and“RockyTop.”



Rehearsals: November25-December5,2024

Performances:December6-15, 2024



Theleaderandcaretakerofthegroup.Confident.Asthmatic.He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.



The clown of the group,who is shown to have a heart.Verysharpandlovessinginghis tailor-made solos.Wearsaretainerandhasaslightspeechimpediment.Energetic and clever.



Theshyone.Heliveshislifeterrifiedanddoesn'talwaysrememberwhatsongcomesnext. Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.



The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audiencewon'tlikehim.Hasachronicnervousstomachandisoddlyreluctanttoperform.

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