Announcing Auditions for the 2018 – 2019 Season!

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for two shows in the 2018 – 2019 theatrical season, 1984 and Billy Elliot the Musical. 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.


Monday, September 17, 2018

1984 Open Call

Young Actresses (age 7-10, any ethnicity)

<< Click HERE for Into & Appointment >>

Adult actors (any ethnicity)

<< Click HERE for Info & Appointment >>


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

BILLY ELLIOT Adult Open Singer Call – an additional call will be added on the 27th IF NEEDED.

NOTE: If you are auditioning for one of the roles OTHER THAN Dad, Tony, or Grandma, you MUST come to the dance call on Friday, September 28th.

<< Click HERE for Info & Appointment >>


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BILLY ELLIOT  Young Actor Dance Call (Boys & Girls age 7-16).

Please plan on being there late if you are asked to stay.

<< Click HERE for Info & Appointment >>


Friday, September 28, 2018

BILLY ELLIOT Adult Dance Call

Older Billy (age 18-30, strong, technical ballet dancer) – 6:00pm


Those attending this call MUST have already been seen at the Adult Open Singing Call on September 25th. 

<< Click HERE for Into & Appointment >>



  • Callbacks for 1984 will be held on October 1, 2018.
  • Callbacks for Billy Elliot will be held on October 5 & 6, 2018.


About 1984 – Drama – Directed by Bobbie Bell

Rehearsals: February 10 –28, 2019 / Performances: March 1 – 17, 2019

Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future readership in a free society think of him as a hero; in the other he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wondered who else might be harbouring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984. This multi-award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world.

About Billy Elliot – Musical – Directed by Rob Winn Anderson; Co-choreographed by Daniel Hunalp & Rob Winn Anderson

Rehearsals: April 7 – 25, 2019 / Performances: April 26 – June 2, 2019

Millions of fans… thousands of standing ovations… ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical…. This is Billy Elliot The Musical, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named TIME Magazine‘s “Best Musical of the Decade!” Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community… and changes his life forever.

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


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