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Announcing Auditions for the 2018 – 2019 Season!

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the first four shows in the 2018 – 2019 theatrical season, including Gypsy, The Birds, A Christmas Story (play version) and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Auditions for the remainder of the season will be held at a later date.

Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers will be seen for all shows. We are looking for a very diverse range of ethnicity in our actors. Stipends begin at $800 for adults and $250 for young actors.

The audition schedule below includes unique links to websites where you will find character breakdowns, audition requirements, and where you will need to upload your photo and resume, and schedule an appointment.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018:

ADULT OPEN CALL: The Birds and A Christmas Story

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Thursday, May 31, 2018; Friday, June 1, 2018; Saturday, June 2, 2018:


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Monday, June 4, 2018:

ADULT OPEN CALL: The Legend of Georgia McBride

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Monday, June 11, 2018:

YOUNG ACTOR (ages 9 – 15) OPEN CALL: Gypsy and A Christmas Story

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  • Callbacks for The Birds will be held on June 13, 2018.
  • Callbacks for Gypsy will be held on June 15, 2018.
  • Callbacks for The Legend of Georgia McBride will be held on June 18, 2018.
  • Callbacks for A Christmas Story will be held on June 20, 2018.


About Gypsy – Musical – Directed & Choreographed by Tom Vazzana

Rehearsals: August 5 – August 23, 2018 / Performances: August 24 – September 23, 2018

Overbearing stage mother Rose treks across the country with her daughters Baby June and Louise fighting for the success of their homespun act. After many tumultuous years, Rose is forced to accept the demise of vaudeville and the rise of burlesque, as reserved Louise transforms herself into the glamorous Gypsy Rose Lee. Drop everything for GYPSY – featuring a legendary, award-winning score that includes “Let Me Entertain You,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”


About The Birds – Thriller – Directed by Aradhana Tiwari

Rehearsals: September 23 – October 11, 2018 / Performances: October 12 – October 28, 2018

In an isolated, abandoned house, three strangers take refuge from relentless masses of birds that viciously attack everyone exposed. There’s no electricity, little food, and the birds inexplicably always return. Their claustrophobic existence becomes even more treacherous as paranoia creeps into their refuge and they become obsessed with the need to escape. Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s short story, the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film, this suspenseful adaptation is compelling, edge-of-your-seat drama.


About A Christmas Story – Comedy/Play Version – Directed by Tara Kromer

Rehearsals: November 4 – November 23, 2018 / Performances: November 24 – December 30, 2018

A fun holiday treat for the entire family. Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker spends most of the winter dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun. Often at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his hopes intact. Based on the humorous writings of Jean Shepherd and the motion picture of the same name, you’ll want to make this wonderful, nostalgic bit of Americana part of your family’s holiday celebration.


About The Legend of Georgia McBride – Comedy – Directed by Rob Winn Anderson

Rehearsals: December 30, 2018 – January 17, 2019 / Performances: January 18 – February 10, 2019

As an Elvis impersonator at a bar in the Florida Panhandle, 20-something Casey has everything going for him, including a new sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he’s lost his gig, rent is overdue, and his wife announces there’s a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, all hands are on deck for Casey’s transformation. He always knew he’d be a star—but not quite like this. With snappy zingers and show stopping musical numbers, The Legend of Georgia McBride is a hilariously extravagant comedy of transformation that blurs the lines between past and future, masculine and feminine, and love and passion.

About the Garden Theatre

Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire a discovery through theatrical experiences that are innovative, impactful, and inclusive. The 299-seat theatre, which re-opened in 2008, is a historic, atmospheric, professional performing arts venue in a Mediterranean Revival style. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit