ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg City Theatre will host auditions for the chorus/ensemble for “Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back” on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14-15, 7 p.m., at the theater, 4025 31st St. S.
Directed by David Middleton, “Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back,” is a fundraiser for City Theatre and styled after a traditional British form of entertainment called Panto.
Jessica Burchfield, music director, and Rodney Hamilton, choreographer, will be looking for:
• Four to six male and female singer/dancers, ages 16 to 25
• At least two each mature male and female singers
• Three young children, ages 7 and 11.
The chorus/ensemble will be asked to provide a basic black leotard, tights and/or dance wear for the production. For the audition, candidates should wear clothing and shoes suitable for dance movement.
Panto is known for its rowdy productions with elements of vaudeville and British music halls. The performances always feature stock characters, drag comedy, double-entendre, outrageous puns, corny jokes (groaners), musical numbers and noisy audience participation.
The production will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.