Around the World in 80 Days
by Georgetown Palace Theatre
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
Directed by Molly Fonseca.
Director: Molly Fonseca
The production will open Friday, August 12, 2022 and Close Sunday, September 11, 2022.
We’re looking for talented and diverse performers who will have a lot of fun bringing this comedy to life. We are seeking actors 18+ of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities for roles in Around the World in 80 Days. Trans and Gender Non-Conforming performers are encouraged to submit for any roles they are interested in; genders listed are those of the character.
(There is a possibility to expand casting or change characters around)
- Actor 1 – male – Gauthier Ralph, British Consul, Director of Police, Priest, Sir Francis, Judge Obadiah, Chinese Broker, Ship Clerk, Bunsby, Proctor, Engineer, Mudge, Clerk, Captain Speedy, Ship Engineer, Train Clerk
- Actor 2 – male – Andrew Stuart, Detective Fix, Priest, Conductor, Elephant Owner, Young Parsi, Oysterpuff, Reverend Wilson’s Servant (a woman)
- Actor 3 – male – Passepartout and John Sullivan
- Actor 4 – female – Aouda James Forster, Newspaperman, Priest
- Actor 5 – male – Phileas Fogg
Auditions will be held Sunday, June 12 with Callbacks Monday, June 13. Callbacks are posted on the Palace website and are by invitation only. If you cannot make auditions, please email Productions@GeorgetownPalace.Com and we will try to accommodate.
- Please prepare a 1 to 1.5 minute comedic monologue. It does not have to be memorized but should be prepared. Some improv exercises may be asked of you in addition. We welcome auditioners that are 18 and older.
Auditions are located at the Palace Playhouse 216 W. 8th street Georgetown TX 78626. Initial Auditions and Callbacks will be on the Playhouse Stage.
Auditions are scheduled online via the Palace website. You will fill out the audition form, sign up for a time, and fill out the conflict calendar, as well as upload a headshot and resume. Questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you are unable to attend any of the audition times, please go ahead and fill out the form and put yourself on the waiting list. Then send us an email and we will try to work with you to schedule an alternative time.
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**Please note that any of the audition process could be recorded for use in casting**
Rehearsals will begin on/around June 27th. And we will be able to distribute scripts the week after auditions.
Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm, but is rare.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Masks are optional for performers, crew, and musicians who would like to wear one but we do also encourage submitting a weekly negative PCR test with the Stage Manager.
We’re constantly monitoring and evaluating our policies and will update them based on guidance from the CDC.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin, or other factors.
Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors at this time.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.