Opening Night Cast Auditions/Musicians Open Call

Opening Night Cast Auditions/Musicians Open Call

Opening Night - A Musical Tribute to Joe Sample


All Actors, Musicians & Singers will be selected from video submissions, for virtual callbacks. 


Video Submission Instructions – send your auditions in MP4 video format. Monologues can be a selection of your choice and no longer than two minutes. In the Subject line enter the Cast role you are auditioning for or if you are a Musician. In the email body, please state your name, height, and city of residence. Also be sure to include your contact email and phone number. Submit all video auditions to [email protected]. Virtual Callbacks will begin in late March 2024.






Casting Actors and Musicians for Theater Production


Michelle | Female | African-American | 40-65 | Leading Role

Owner of a new jazz club, trying to make her dream come true at whatever the cost or judgements. 

Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition.


Grover | Male | Any Ethnicity | 35-65 | Leading Role

An extremely talented musician (Piano) who is afraid of putting himself out there because sometimes he doesn’t believe he is good enough.

Must read music and be a strong piano musician. Must be able to play piano in Joe Sample’s style. Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition and your piano audition. 

(Link to “Carmel” sheet music


Michael | Male | Any Ethnicity | 35-65 | Leading Role

A musician (Bassist or Drummer) struggling with a new marriage with a wife who wants him to work a normal 9-5 job. Must read music and be a strong musician (Bassist or Drummer). Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition and your music audition. 

(Link to “Teen Town” for Bass) | (Link to “Take Five” for Drummer)


Jackson | Male | Any Ethnicity |40 -65 | Supporting Role

Michelle’s fiancé can’t understand her decision to open a jazz club after a failed concert promotion. 

Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition. 


Jessie | Female | Any Ethnicity | 30-55| Supporting Role

Michael’s wife who wants her husband to be less of a musician now that they are married. 

Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition.


Dave | Male | Any Ethnicity | 30 -70 | Supporting Role

Jazz Band Leader for opening song “Buttermilk Sky” 

Please send downloadable MP4 video of your monologue audition. 


Derrick | Male | African-American | 30 -50 | Supporting Role

Music Producer Please send downloadable 

MP4 video of your monologue audition.


Musicians | Male or Female | Any Ethnicity | 25+

All musicians must read music. Will perform in opening song “Buttermilk Sky” and/or perform as members of the “Jazz Scene House Band”.


Musicians’ auditions for “Buttermilk Sky” – Please send downloadable MP4 video of your performance. Instruments needed are, Drum Set, Percussionist (Congas & Shaker), Upright Bass, Synthesizer, Guitar, Trombones, Trumpets, and Alto Saxophones. 

(Link to Drum set, Percussionist, Upright Bass, Synthesizer, Guitar , Trombones, Trumpets, Alto Saxophones


Singers | Male & Female | Any Ethnicity | 25+

Singers will perform with the Jazz Scene House Band


Singers – Please send downloadable MP4 video of you performing a jazz song of your choice, no more than 2 minutes. The songs that will be performed in the play production are, male vocalist “Leading Me Back To You”, or “Somehow Our Love Will Survive”. Female vocalist “Fool’s Gold” & “No One But Myself To Blame”. You can also audition with these songs.

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