Open Auditions: 40 Years of ART

Open Auditions:
40 Years of ART

Online submissions open to July 19th 8pm

Performance date: August 15th, 7pm

Announcing open auditions for 40 Years of ART, an online live-stream cabaret!
On August 11, 2020, the Acrosstown officially turns 40. Since we are unable to celebrate together in person, we will be live-streaming a cabaret to celebrate.This will be a live/in-person performance on Saturday, August 15, at 7pm, requiring 1-2 live/in-person rehearsals prior to this date, at the Acrosstown, in a group of 10 or less. All other rehearsals/meetings will be via Zoom.
For in-person events, we will have hand sanitizer readily available and will require masks when not performing (we can provide one if you do not have one).
We are looking for 6-8 singers who are willing to work on their assigned song(s) in their own time. Our musical director will be available via Zoom and/or in-person as needed.
Singers can audition alone or in small groups (2-3). Please record a video performance of a musical theatre song that best showcases your voice (no a cappella, please use a backing track from YouTube or another source).
To submit your audition, complete this form:
Submissions are due by 8pm on July 19th.
We will be choosing songs from musicals that were created between 1980 and today (you can see a database by decade at The songs need to be licensed by ASCAP ( If you have an idea for a song that meets this criteria, you can use it for your audition song and/or list it on your audition form, but it is not required.
All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome.
Questions can be sent to Break a leg!

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.