Now Accepting Submissions for
the following shows
The Cumberland Theatre is now accepting online submission for the following shows in our 2022 Season:
August: Osage County (August)
The Haunting of Hill House (October)
A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail (November)
Elf the Musical (December)
EVERYONE who wishes to be considered should fill out the digital audition form on the right.
*please note, if a role is not listed below, it has either been cast or an offer has been extended and is still pending.
**please note, that unless specifically noted, all ethnicities will be considered
August: Osage County
Steve Heidebrecht (male, 40 - 50) Karen's fiancé, a Florida businessman (whose business, it is hinted, may be less than legitimate), not the "perfect man" that Karen considers him; sexually molests Jean after the two smoke pot together.
Johnna Monevata (female, 20 - 30) Cheyenne Indian woman, whom Beverly hires as live-in housekeeper shortly before he disappears, Violet is prejudiced against her, but she wins over the other family members with her cooking skills, hard work, and empathy, the silent witness to much of the mayhem in the house. is the most compassionate and morally grounded of all the characters, at times swoops in saving characters from despair and destruction.
The Haunting of Hill House
Mrs. Dudley (female, 60's) the housekeeper and cook at Hill House. She is not interested in the ongoing investigations at Hill House. Her only concern is sticking to the letter of her agreement as caretaker of Hill House.
Theodora (female, 30 - 40), a bohemian who comes to Hill House at the invitation of Dr. Montague. Light-hearted and open-minded. She is believed to have a psychic sensitivity which the Doctor hopes will deepen his understanding of Hill House.
Elf the Musical
Santa Claus (male 60+) Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit. Must move well. Vocal range: Baritone (Bb2 – E4)
Buddy (male 30 - 45) Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf, he’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. Buddy is preferably taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show. Must have strong movement skills. Vocal range: Tenor (Bb2 – A4)
Walter Hobbs (male, 45 - 55) Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. Looking for a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but must also show his softer side. Strong movement and tap skills a plus. Vocal range: High Baritone (A2 – G4)
Emily Hobbs (female, 40 - 50) Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Looking for an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C. Vocal range: Alto (F3 – D5)
Mr. Greenway (male, 50+) Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role. Vocal Range: Tenor (to A5)
Ensemble (all genders, 16 - 40) includes Elves, New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents. The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Looking for strong technical dancer/singers and singer/dancers. Tap is a plus. Must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on the knees.