Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host Local Auditions for the Role of Young Josephine in Josephine on November 9

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Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host Local Auditions for the Role of Young Josephine in Josephine on November 9


Monday, November 9 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Asolo Rep Rehearsal Hall
5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

Asolo Repertory Theatre will host auditions for the role of Young Josephine in the world premiere of JOSEPHINE on Monday, November 9.

Mertz Theatre (LORT B):


World Premiere

Book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton

Music by Stephen Dorff
Lyrics by John Bettis
Based on a story by Kenneth Waissman
Directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely


First Rehearsal: 3/29/2016

First Preview:  4/27/2016

Closing: 5/29/2016


[YOUNG JOSEPHINE] – 9 – 12. African American. Feisty, energetic. A spitfire with lots of talent and big ambition. Must be able to sing. Tap dance ability a plus.


Actors will be asked to prepare sides from JOSEPHINE. Appropriate sides will be emailed upon confirmation of audition appointment.


Please bring 2 copies of picture and résumé, glued or stapled together.


For an appointment, please email [email protected] or call 941.351.9010 ext 3313 with a message stating your preferred audition time and your Equity status. Email bookings are strongly preferred.

For more information about Asolo Rep, visit

Theatre’s statement: “Most Equity roles for the 2015-2016 season have been cast from our resident company.  Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. “Non-traditional casting” is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors, or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, sex or ability is not germane.”


Romance, intrigue and plenty of excitement will fill the stage next spring when Asolo Rep presents the world-premiere of Josephine, the original new musical bound for Broadway following its Sarasota run. The entrancing Josephine Baker was beautiful, ambitious, and the toast of Europe at the height of her fame in the 1920s-30s. Born into poverty in St. Louis, she rose to become an icon of the Jazz Age, captivating Paris audiences as a dancer, singer, actress and the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol. Directed and choreographed by Tony nominated Joey McKneely and starring Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist Deborah Cox, this dazzling new musical revolves around Baker’s stint as the star of the Folies-Bergere in Paris from 1939-45, her scandalous affair with Swedish Crown Prince Gustav VI, and her service in the French Resistance during World War II.


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