AUDITIONS: Broadway Belters & You Raise Me Up

September 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive
FL 33771
Derek Baxter
Eight O’Clock Theatre in association with the Central Park Performing Arts Center and Carrollwood Cultural Center is looking to cast two cabaret productions under the direction of Derek Baxter.
Performances will include one full weekend at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo and one single performance at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. Cast members must be willing to drive to both locations. Rehearsals will be minimal and performers will be expected to come in knowing their music/songs.


September 19 at 7 p.m.
Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo


Broadway Belters
Eight O’Clock Theatre:  Jan 7 – 9, 2022
Carrollwood Cultural Center: Jan 15, 2022, at 8 p.m.
You Raise Me Up
Carrollwood Cultural Center: April 3, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Eight O’Clock Theatre: April 8 – 10, 2022


  • Please prepare 16 measures (only) of two contrasting songs that show off your voice and range.
  • Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.
  • No acapella or recorded music.
  • Please note that we are seeking separate casts for each cabaret.
  • Please choose appropriate audition selections for the specific cabaret you are auditioning for.


Broadway Belters
  • Casting 3 females with strong and healthy belts that have the vocal stamina to perform these vocally demanding songs consistently in a safe and healthy manner.
  • The Character Gal – Fun-loving, funny, and always willing to do just about anything for a laugh. Think Shy, Everybody’s Gal, and Defying Gravity
  • Ms. Ingenue – The Down-to-Earth-Girl-Next-Door who is strong enough for whatever adventure lies before her. Think Journey to the Past, Me and the Sky, and On My Own
  • The Boss B – Strength from turmoil; has been there, done that, and ready to rule the day. Think When You’re Good to Mama, And I Am Telling You, and I’m Here
You Raise Me Up
Seeking a diverse and mixed group of singers that can blur the line between pop and classical. The song list will be selected and agreed upon by the cast and director collaboratively, but think Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Sarah Brightman, and Alfie Boe (to name a few).


Email Derek Baxter at [email protected].