'Hair' - November, 1999

November, 1999

Audition Notices

ACT 1 is thrilled to announce auditions for its fifth production in their 30th season, Violent Delights, directed by Jim Manning.

Auditions will be Saturday, April 6th from 2-5pm, and Sunday, April 7th from 3-6pm, at University School of Nashville (2000 Edgehill Ave). Registration is required to sign up: signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45a8a92ba3fe3-auditions.

About the show: Violent Delights is a dance-based telling of Romeo and Juliet, featuring music from local bands. This original show created and directed by Jim Manning features bands/singers like Rob Vischer, Secret Castle, Veridia, Birdtalker, and others. We're not talking ballet here -- more like a post-apocalyptic vision with some really intense moments. Several choreographers will be working on this show, including Tosha Pendergrast, Shirley Fleener, Jodie Mowrey, Caitlyn Del Casino, and Meredith Combs.

What we're looking for: Dancers who can act. While there are very few lines in the show, we are telling a story through movement and lyrics. All parts are open. All ethnicities are possibilities for all roles. Our Romeo and Juliet might be heterosexual or a same-sex couple.


  • Juliet: Young, athletic, actor, very expressive
  • Romeo: Young, athletic, actor, very expressive
  • Lady Capulet: Adult female. Having a tryst with Tybolt.
  • Lord Capulet: Adult male. Drunkard.
  • Lord Montague: Adult male.
  • Queen: Adult female. Peacekeeper.
  • Tybolt: Young, athletic, hotheaded. Having a tryst with Lady Capulet.
  • Mercutio: Young, athletic, prankster.
  • 6-8 members of each tribe:: Young, athletic. These roles are involved in almost every other scene. Very demanding dance roles.

Come warmed up and in clothes you can move in. We will be doing one intense song from the show and one softer piece. Please--no bare feet If you MUST be late to an audition, come on and jump in the best you can. Please be prepared to list all your conflicts between auditions and show dates.

Parking: Park on the 19th side of University School of Nashville. Follow the signs to the audition.

Important note: This show conflicts with Circle Players' A Chorus Line, directed by Tosha Pendergrast. If you're auditioning for both and both directors want to offer you a role, Jim and Tosha will call you together to ask you to decide between the shows.

Violent Delights is directed by Jim Manning. Performances will be May 24-June 8, 2019 at the Darkhorse Theater.

For additional information, please see our Facebook event or contact the director at jungle16jim@gmail.com.