2015-2016 Season Auditions Announced for Dare to Defy Productions

Dare to Defy Productions – Open Auditions

D2D_logoWe will be having open auditions on August 2, 2015 at the Dare to Defy Productions Loft at 400 Linden Ave Dayton, OH

Click here to reserve an audition spot

  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song, and have a contrasting selection ready if asked.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct key; and accompanist will be provided.
  • Also prepare a one minute monologue.
  • Be prepared to dance if asked.
  • Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

All roles are open at this time. We are looking for performers for the following shows: 

FOOTLOOSE the Musical
Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on th eoriginal screenplay by Dean Pitchford, additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. 

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. This show is a great showcase for actors, singers, dancers and is a star vehicle for a triple threat!

Callback auditions will take place later in the day on August 2, 2015

PRODUCTION DATES: November 27 &  28, 2015
Rehearsals will start mid-October
Performances will be held at the Victoria Theatre

With Music and Lyrics by David Nehls and Book by Betsy Kelso, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” began its journey as a series of staged readings and workshops, followed by a sold-out run at The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in 2004, which led to the 2005 Off Broadway run produced by Jean Doumanian and Jeffrey Richards.  

“There is a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park.  When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband Norbert – the storms begin to brew! This hilarious show is a great showcase for singers and actors with comedic timing.   

Callback auditions will be announced at a later date 

Production Dates: January 8, 9, 15 and 16 2016

Rehearsals will start Early December 2015

Performances will be held at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center

The Wild Party

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties,The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs’ jealousy erupts and he comes to a violent end at Mr. Black’s hand. In the stark light of a new day, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarily a brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake. An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control. Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.

Callback auditions will be announced at a later date

Production Dates: April 1, 2, 9 and 10, 2016
Rehearsals will start early March
Performances will be held at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center


This sung-through jukebox musical is an adaptation of the 2004 rock opera of the same name, originally written and recorded by punk band Green Day.

Story: Three American youths, Johnny, Tunny, and Will, seek to escape the media-saturated life of suburbia. The boys strike out in various directions, with Johnny seeking solace in the city, Tunny enlisting in the Army, and Will staying home with his pregnant girlfriend. The individual journeys challenge the boys, with each facing considerable hardships and finding few rewards. Eventually they all return home with hard-won maturity and a new outlook on life.

Callback auditions will be announced at a later date

Production Dates: May 20 and 21, 2016
Rehearsals will start late April
Performances will be held at the Victoria Theatre

Click here to download an audition form

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