The Outré Theatre Company, in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, is proud to announce auditions for its 2016/17 season. Auditions will be held July 17 from 6 pm until 10 pm, and July 18 from 6 pm until 10 pm, at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton. Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an audition, please email with an electronic copy of your headshot and resume, your preferred audition date and time, and which role(s) you are interested in. Auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed two minutes each. Musical auditionees should also prepare 16 bars of a rock-tempo song. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are paid.

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. Doug Wetzel, director.
September 22 – October 9, 2016
Rehearsals begin August 30

Ned: Male, late 20s – early 30s. Writer and activist. Relentless and opinionated.

Ben: Male, 40s – 50s. Ned’s brother, lawyer, conservative.

Emma: Female, 30s-40s. Physician, devoted, strong willed, HIV pioneer.

Bruce: Male, 30s. Banker, successful, closeted, reluctant.

Felix: Male. Reporter, conservative, outgoing, masculine. Latino.

Craig: Male, 20s. Emma’s patient, AIDS sufferer.

Mickey: Male, 30s – 40s. Jewish, volunteer.

Tommy: Male, late 20s. Southerner, outgoing.

Hiram: Male, late 30s – 40s. Mayor’s assistant.

Grady: Male, late 20s-30s. Volunteer, African American.

Examining Doctor: Male, 40s – 50s. Superior, authoritative.

NOTE: Some roles may be double-cast. Actors of color are encouraged to audition.

The Who’s Tommy by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. Skye Whitcomb, director.
December 1 – December 18, 2016
Rehearsals begin November 1

Captain Walker: Male, 30-45. A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Range: F3-C#5.

Cousin Kevin: Male, 18-25. A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success. Range: Ab2-B4.

Gypsy: Female, 25-35. A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Range: G3-F5.

Mrs. Walker: Female, 25-40. A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife. Range: G3-D6.

Sally Simpson: Female, 15-18. A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Range: F3-D5.

The Specialist: Male, 30-45. A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son. Range: G#3-F4.

Tommy/Narrator: Male, 18-25. An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son. Range: Db3-B4.

Uncle Ernie: Male, 30-45. A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle. Range: G2-Bb4.

Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+. To play Soldiers, Nurses, Harlots, Lads and Lasses, Guards, and Reporters.

TBA (non-musical)
February 16 – March 5, 2017
Rehearsals begin January 17

TBA (musical)
May 25 – June 11, 2017
Rehearsals begin April 25