Open Call For Actors For The Ritz Theatre’s “Play On” by Rick Abbot

Open Call For Actors For The Ritz Theatre’s “Play On” by Rick Abbot

The Ritz Theatre at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center seeks actors with strong comic timing who enjoy the inside jokes of community theater for the comedy “Play On” by Rick Abbot. Director Jenny Congiardo will fill 10 roles for this three-act ensemble production. All roles are open.

Actors are asked to complete an audition application (available on our website), prepare a short comedic monologue, and be prepared to read from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Saturday, March 2. The rehearsal schedule will be determined based on cast availability and will include weeknight evenings and some weekends.

Audition Dates

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Thursday, February 29, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Call Backs: Saturday, March 2 at 10AM

About “Play On”

The show as written includes 7 women and 3 men of various ages. Character descriptions are available on the website however this should not be seen as a limiting factor. There is flexibility with all roles, and ALL interested parties are encouraged to audition. The goal is a diverse cast of enthusiastic performers having fun. This is a non-equity, non-profit, professionally managed theater production. Actors are volunteers and are not paid. Rehearsals will be two to three evenings each week until tech week.

One plucky community theater is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theater manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright had agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. However, she had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theater.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, and by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

To review the character descriptions, and download the audition form, visit

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