Auditions

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, is a professional theatre company.

Working for TexARTS is a large commitment, and auditioners must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. The professional productions perform four to five shows per week. Shows rehearse for 2 and a half weeks with typically  3 – 4 weeks of performances.

Rehearsal times are decided prior to the first day of rehearsal.


Video Submissions:  Honky Tonk Laundry (Katie Mae)

TexARTS Professional Series 

TexARTS, located in Lakeway, TX, welcomes video submissions for the role of “Katie Mae” in the upcoming production of Honky Tonk Laundry. Local, nonunion performers who are 18 or older are encouraged to audition. Seeking a strong singer/actor comfortable with traditional country, and country pop styles. TexARTS is committed to non-traditional casting and values diversity in all of its forms. We greatly encourage actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to audition.

Personnel:
Honky Tonk Laundry
Book: Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements: Jon Newton
Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon
Director: Sarah Gay
Music Director: Lyn Koenning

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

First Rehearsal starts on or about September 9, 2021
Performances: October 1 – October 17, 2021 with a possible extension Oct. 21-24. Eleven performances are scheduled. Shows at 7:30pm on Thursdays – Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays.

Rehearsals will be held weekdays during the daytime and/or evenings and during the daytime on weekends at TexARTS in Lakeway. The show will perform indoors and in-person at the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, STE 160, Austin, TX 78734

TexARTS will be operating as a ‘fully vaccinated workplace’ for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions please reach out to us at admin@tex-arts.org.

Contract:
All roles are paid.

Show Synopsis:
When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk and exact a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time!

Featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, The Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline!

Roles
Lana Mae Hopkins – Cast. Lana Mae runs the Wishy Washy Washateria. She’s been in a bad marriage for five years, but is oblivious to her husband’s philandering and cheating. Her thoughts regarding marriage and love are throwbacks to the 50s, as evidenced by her rendition of “Stand By Your Man.” It is only when Katie helps show her the truth that she is able to break free of her old thoughts. Cheerful, bighearted, a real diamond-in-the-rough. Mezzo-alto with strong belt.

Katie Lane Murphy – Katie finds a job working for Lana Mae in the laundry and sets out to help Lana Mae break free from her husband. At the same time, Katie is struggling with her own obsession with her ex-boyfriend, who still figures prominently in her imaginary love life. Katie learns from Lana Mae how to open up and face her fears. Mezzo-Soprano with strong belt.

2 Female understudies will be hired from these auditions.

Submission Information:
Please prepare either a pop or country song in the style of the show or a song from the show.

Please film your audition, beginning with a slate, in front of a simple background, with no backlighting, and little ambient noise. If possible, use a secondary audio source to play the accompaniment music so that it is audible in the tape.

Email a shareable link of your video via Google Drive or YouTube, headshot, and resume to employment@tex-arts.org with subject line: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, Honk Tonk Laundry.” Please only send one email request. Due to the volume of submissions, confirmation emails may take several business days.  Submission Deadline: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021