Venice Theatre invites serious theatre students to audition for Brigadoon This year’s Summer Stock program is for those brave enough to swordfight in skirts!

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Venice Theatre invites serious theatre students to audition for Brigadoon
This year’s Summer Stock program is for those brave enough to swordfight in skirts!

(Venice, FL) Venice Theatre is pleased to continue its seven-week Summer Stock program for high school (must be entering 9th grade) and college-aged students by offering them the opportunity to audition for the musical Brigadoon which will be presented on Venice Theatre’s MainStage July 23 through August 9, 2015.  Auditions will be held at the theatre on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5 p.m.  Students must sign up for a day by contacting Sandy Davisson, Director of Education and Outreach, at 941-486-8679 or [email protected]. Students unable to audition on these days may call Sandy to arrange a video and resume submission or an appointment for another time. Auditioners should prepare a song from a Broadway musical and bring sheet music for the accompanist. They are advised to wear comfortable clothing for the dance portion of the audition.


VT Summer Stock began in 2007. It is a high-energy musical theatre “boot camp” where company members are immersed in all areas of the craft. The program is designed for high school and college students planning to move into the professional world of theatre. Venice Theatre strongly believes it has a responsibility to expose students to the kind of material they will face on the professional stage.  Through Summer Stock, the theatre fulfills its mandate as a theatre educator to help students transition from high school to college and beyond.

While enrolled in the program, students will develop and strengthen their singing, dancing and acting skills while also working backstage in areas such as set building, costume construction and marketing. Participants will be trained by professionals to professional standards via workshops, classes and the rehearsal process.

Students who are accepted will attend the seven-week program at the theatre Mondays – Fridays from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning the week of June 8, 2015.  The program culminates with a MainStage performance run of Brigadoon, opening Thursday, July 23 and running through Sunday, August 9, 2015, Thursdays through Sundays only. Brad Wages is Director and Choreographer. Michelle Kasanofsky is the Musical Director. Both instructors have been with the Summer Stock program since 2008.

Summer Stock is a tuition-based program. The cost is $375. Scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Additional information can be found at or by calling Sandy in the Education and Outreach Department at 941-486-8679.



Tickets: 941-488-1115

Venice Theatre’s mission is making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest out of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave .on the island in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations”, Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre has a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.

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