Special Events

Request for Performers for Cotton Club Supper Club

Audition Type: Online Video Submissions (link below)

Audition Submission Deadline: October 8, 2023.

Performance Dates: Evenings of February 23- 25, 2024 in the City Theatre lobby.

Rehearsal Expectations: Rehearsals will be independently coordinated with the performers based on their availability and need. There will be a tech run through scheduled in the week prior to the performance dates.

Cast Announcement: October 30, 2023

City Theatre is working cooperatively with the Skyway Marina District and Dr. Cody Clark to develop and produce an immersive supper club experience to celebrate Black History Month in February 2024.

This unique theatrical experience will take guests back in time to the iconic Cotton Club in NYC which operated from 1923 to 1940 during Prohibition and Jim Crow era racial segregation.

We are looking for background/atmospheric actors to play staff and some of the more famous patrons of the Club, nightclub musicians (either individual musicians or established groups), dancers, and strong vocalists.

We are particularly looking to cast performers of color who may physically, vocally or stylistically resemble popular black entertainers of the era such as musicians Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, or Fats Waller; vocalists Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, The Dandridge Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, The Mills Brothers, Sarah Vaughn or Ethel Waters; and dancers such as Sammy Davis Jr., Katherine Dunham, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, or Earl Snakehips Tucker or other similar artists of the era.

Please submit an audition form and video here:   https://forms.gle/4Vsy3Gd267DfBxm37

If you have any questions, contact community@spcitytheatre.org

St. Petersburg City Theatre is a volunteer, not-for-profit, community theatre located at 4025 31st Street South in St. Petersburg. All are welcome.