The GCP is a community theater. If you would like to try your hand at acting, we would love for you to audition. We welcome actors of all experience levels. Generally, to audition for a regular play, you will be asked to do a “cold reading” which is a small reading directly from the play script.

Occasionally, some directors will ask that you come with a prepared monologue. Check here or in the Scene Magazine in the Thursday edition of Gainesville Sun for the audition announcement.

For musicals, in addition to the cold readings come to the audition prepared to sing 16 measures of a song of your choosing. Please bring sheet music for your song selection. A piano player will be available to accompany you. For musicals there may also be a simple dance audition. Because the nature of community theater we realize that actors come with a wide range of dance ability from two left feet to experienced professionals. GCP choreographers are experts at making everyone look like naturals dancing on stage.

At the GCP we see dozens of new faces at every audition. Some actors come to audition for specific rolls they have been dying to play all their lives. Some actors are happy just to be cast in any part of a show. We welcome all! Often newcomers are offered smaller roles and chorus parts giving them and us the opportunity to “get to know each other.”

Upcoming Auditions

Fiddler on the Roof
A Musical

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. It is set in the village of Anatevka in 1905, where Milkman Tevye lives with his wife and five daughters. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem.

This classic of musical theater features songs everyone knows from the title Fiddler on the Roof, to Matchmaker, Matchmaker and the rousing To Life, L’Chaim.

Fiddler’s original Broadway production in 1964 was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, and book. In 1972, the show won a special Tony on becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Audition Information:

Roles for ages 6-80+

Please come prepared with a classical musical theater selection (16 bars) that best showcases your voice. An accompanist will be provided to play your music.

*No A cappella singing will be allowed. You must sing with the accompanist provided. (Please, no personal instrument or cd accompaniment.)

*We do not provide sheet music. You can purchase and print sheet music. We have found the following sites very useful:
Or you can try the following Gainesville stores:
Hoggtowne Music
Guitar Center

Bring a water bottle.

Please wear/bring clothing that will allow for movement, there will be a dance portion of the audition. If you have jazz shoes or ballet flats, please bring them. Tennis shoes will also be fine. NO CHARACTER SHOES OR HEELS!! Bare feet will not be allowed on the stage.

Please arrive early (between 6:30-6:45) to fill out your audition form, but no earlier than 6:30. Also, if possible, please be able to list any conflicts you might have with the rehearsal schedule. We work with all kinds of schedules but need to know if and when you might need to miss rehearsals. Expect rehearsals to begin as soon as July 31st.

Please be familiar with the show you are auditioning for, it will only help you.

This is not a modern musical, refrain from singing: Rent, Spring Awakening, American Idiot, or these types of musicals or any type of Pop Song. Fiddler is considered classic musical theater. Look for Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gershwin, or other Jerry Bock Musicals.

If you would like to audition but are unable to attend auditions, you may email the director at for video submission instructions. Your email must be received no later than July 16th and video submissions must be submitted by July22.

Audition Dates
At The Vam York Theater
July 24 and 25, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Callbacks will be Monday,  July 25th, 8pm.

Show Dates
Sept. 23rd- Oct. 16th, 2016
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
*Please note that these dates are mandatory. Conflicts for these dates, and the week of opening, will exclude you from casting.