FOOTLITE MUSICALS announces open auditions for Big Fish, the Young Adult production for the 2017-2018 season. The staff is seeking an ethnically diverse cast of young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. You must be at least a 2017 Spring graduating high school senior to audition. The staff will also be auditioning boys ages 6 to 9.

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Audition Details

Young adult open auditions

  • Saturday, May 13th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 14th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Children’s auditions

  • Saturday, May 13th from 12:00 to 1:30
  • Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00pm


  • Hedback Community Theater, home of Footlite Musicals, 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis. 
  • If you have a conflict with the audition time, please contact the producer or director ASAP to arrange an audition.
Free audition/dance workshop
  • Tuesday, May 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


Save time at the audition by registering in advance.  Click here to complete our online audition registration form.

Prepare for the audition

Come to the audition dressed to impress. Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than Big Fish. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script and bring clothes and shoes to dance (bring tap shoes, if you have them). And, if you have special skills, such as acrobatics/gymnastics, stilt walking, juggling, fire eating, etc…bring them!!

Don’t sing or dance? That’s okay! There are non-singing and non-dancing roles available in Big Fish, so please don’t let that keep you from auditioning. We are looking for young adults of all experience levels!


Rehearsals will begin in mid-May and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays. No rehearsals on Fridays. Production dates are July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 of 2017. There is no participation fee to be involved.

About Footlite

To learn more about Footlite, visit us at www.footlite.org. To learn more about this show, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Footlite. Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre.


About Big Fish

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Footlite Musicals productions are made possible, in part, with support from the Butler Jordan College of the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis; the Summer Youth Program Fund; and others.



Footlite Musicals Inc.

1847 North Alabama Street  Indianapolis IN 46202

Box Office  (317) 926-6630  BoxOffice@footlite.org

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