Backwards Broadway Drive-in Theatre Auditions

Produced by Renee Delgado-Rose, Beth Eslick
Directed by Shawn Adams-Lanz
Music Directed by Erin Fagundes
Choreographed by Arryck Adams-Lanz

Audition Dates & Times: 

Video submissions are being accepted now through April 6 at 7pm

Audition Location: 

Performance Dates: 

June 18-20, 2021
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

Audition Requirements: 

“Backwards Broadway” at the Conejo Players is a gender-bending celebration of the Broadway musical that challenges traditional onstage gender norms. Think outside the box – this is your opportunity to reinterpret some of Broadway’s best and sing a number traditionally assigned to a different gender identity. (Please note: the “backwards” concept will relate to and challenge gender stereotypes in musical theatre, and not race or ethnicity).

You may submit a solo video - or a duet or trio if you wish. Submissions can either be a sample of your best work, or a suggested performance following the premise of the show. Please be advised, however, that each person in the video will be considered both individually and as a group, and if cast, you may be asked to perform a different piece from what you’ve presented for your audition. Since the premise is “Backwards Broadway,” please choose an audition piece from the musical theatre canon. The show will put an emphasis on songs that can tell a short story.  Safe duets, trios, or groups are encouraged.  Dancing, choreography and thinking outside the box are also encouraged.

Performances are June 18-20 at the Conejo Players in Thousand Oaks, CA. This audition is by video submission only.

Videos should be an Unlisted YouTube link.

The Conejo Players is an all-volunteer community theatre, there is no pay.

Performers must be available for all performances and two tech rehearsals on Wed. June 16 and Thu June 17

Sign up and submit your video at the link by April 6 at 7pm.

Plot Summary: 

“Backwards Broadway” at the Conejo Players is a gender-bending celebration of the Broadway musical that challenges traditional onstage gender norms. This will be a family-friendly and socially distant drive-in concert. Watch from the safety of your car, and enjoy the sound over your FM radio. This show is perfect for a night out with the kids, a hang-out with the friend pod, a date night, or just a fun solo getaway!

For More Information: 

If you have any questions, please contact producer Beth Eslick at beth@conejoplayers.org or 805-377-3303.