Auditions

Thank you for your interest in performing with
Prather Entertainment Group (PEG)

Prather Entertainment Group is a company consisting of three professional year-round dinner theatres and a national tour company. The dinner theatres feature Broadway-style musicals and comedies combined with a dinner buffet. Children's Theatre and concerts are also featured throughout the season.

Prather Entertainment Group's national tour division tours one non-Equity musical tour each year. 
 
Dutch Apple located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and only three hours from New York City with accessibility by train or car and one hour to Baltimore.
 
Broadway Palm in Ft Myers, Florida is near Fort Myers Beach and beautiful Sanibel Island. For water sports enthusiast or Sun Gods, it's a paradise.
 
 

Details:

Our actors are all professionals, most of them having college degrees in Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre, Dance and other Performing Arts categories and are selected at national auditions each year.
  • Rehearsals begin 14 days prior to the Opening Date.
  • 8-9 Performances per week.
  • Multiple show contracts available with the same or different theatres. When national tours are scheduled for our productions, a tour contract will be issued.
  • Contract includes housing, meal on show days, health club membership and transportation.
 
Main Stage Productions
If you are an adult performer 8 – 10 shows per week.
•    Evening performances are Tue – Sat, (6:55pm call time) 7:30pm performance
•    Twilight performances are Sunday, (6:25pm call time) 7:00pm performance
•    Matinee performances generally occur on Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun.
(12:40pm call time) 1:15pm performance

If you are a youth performer we double cast our youth roles in the Main Stage shows to help alleviate the demand of a full show schedule.   4 - 5 shows per week, which will include matinee performances.  There will be a few days that will require you to be dismissed from school early for the rehearsals and the performances (If cast we will provide you with the school clearance papers that are required).  

Children’s Theatre Productions
Roles are usually not double cast for this series.  Actors will perform in 2 - 5 shows a week.
•    Morning performances are Tue - Fri (10:55am call time) 11:30am performance
•    Matinee performances are Tue – Sun (12:10pm call time) 12:45pm performance
•    Evening  performances are (5:55pm call time) 6:30pm performance
 
 
UPCOMING AUDITIONS:
 

Prather Touring

 

Million Dollar Quartet 2015-16 National Tour

Non- AEA

 

William Prather- executive producer. Brian Enzman and Lauren Sobon- Artistic and Casting Directors.

 

Prather Touring will be producing the 30 week 2015-16 National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet.

Rehearsals begin Sept 14, 2015 in Ft Myers, FL.

Tour runs Oct 1- June 19, 2016 (30 weeks)

 

Auditions will be held at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave, New York, NY (Open call, no appts) Casting times as follows:

Monday May 11 (10 – 5 pm) Male Quartet roles only- vocal and instrumental auditions

Tues May 12 (10 –1) Roles of Dyanne- vocal audition and Sam Phillips (non-singing role- prepare a short monologue)

Tues May 12 (2- 5) Male Quartet only Roles- vocal and instrument auditions.

Wed May 13 (10 – 5) callback auditions from Monday and Tues.

 

Actors must bring their own guitars and be familiar and able to sing/play the songs listed below for the various roles. If unable to attend submissions may be sent to LSOBON@DUTCHAPPLE.COM

 

Seeking: Principal roles

 

Elvis- 20’s male. Actor/Singer/ guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with the music and be able to play guitar; should sound and look like Elvis without being an "impersonator”. Songs include "Memories Are Made of This”,”That’s All Right”, Long Tall Sally”,”Peace in the Valley”,”Party”,”Hound Dog”.

 

Jerry Lee Lewis- 20’s male. Actor/ singer/ pianist: he was rock and roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated "Last Man Standing.” Must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis: fun, energetic, comic skills a plus. Songs include "Real Wild Child”, "Great Balls of Fire”, "Whole Lotta Shakin’Goin’ On”.

 

Carl Perkins- mid 20s male. Actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockability music and best known for his song "Blue Suede Shoes”; Must be an excellent lead guitarist. Songls include "Matchbox”, "Who Do You Love?”, "My Babe”, "See You Later, Alligator”.

 

Johnny Cash-mid 20s male. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his career. Must be familiar with hos music and be able to play guitar; tall: should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being and "impersonator”. Songs include "Folsom Prison Blues”, "Sixteen Tons”, "I Walk The Line”, "Riders In The Sky”.

 

Sam Phillips- mid 30s male. Father of Rock ‘n Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny, Jerry and Carl, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A charismatic figure in American music.

 

Dyanne- mid 20s female. She was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend. Attractive, great singer with a wide range. Sings solos and back-ups through the show. Sings "Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of "Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song).

 

Contracts include housing, meals on performance days in Ft Myers, FL and Lancaster, Per Diem for the Bus and truck portion of the tour, round trip transportation, health club membership in FL and PA, direct deposit and weekly professional salary.

 
Videos and/or audio auditions are always welcome accompanied by a picture and resume.
We wish you much success in your endeavors.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Brian J. Enzman
Artistic Producer
 
Lauren Sobon
Artistic Producer/ Children's Theatre Programming
 
Submit your resume, headshot and/or video clips by mail to Brian Enzman at:
 
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
 
And to Lauren Sobon at:
 
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Email to: LSobon@DutchApple.com

 

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SATURDAY EVENING CABARETS


SATURDAY EVENING CABARETS
On select Saturday evenings, the current show cast performs after the show in the lobby. They perform show tunes, contemporary hits and comedic songs. The bar is open during the cabaret. You don't need reservations or to attend the show to attend the cabaret.

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Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre :: 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601-1306
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