Theater Bits Blog – Madeline Auditions, Jennifer Holliday and More


Jennifer Holliday in Atlanta

While Dreamgirls at the Fox may have been cancelled, you still have a chance to watch Jennifer Holliday perform. Actor’s Express has announced the following event:

BROADWAY IN THE GARDEN, featuring the legendary Jennifer Holliday
An Actor’s Express and Botanical Garden co-production.
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tickets are $125. For more information on the event, visit or

Voice Finalist Chris Mann Performs with the Symphony

Chris Mann, “A Mann for All Seasons” in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, October 18, 2013, 8 p.m. Voice finalist Mann recently married Atlanta native Laura Elizabeth Perloe.

Date: October 18, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Cost: $25-$55

Have Lunch with Hamlet

Georgia Shakespeare wants to bring 5, 000 students to see Hamlet this fall. You can help by donating $20, and every donation between now and August 31, 2013 will be entered into a drawing to have lunch with Georgia Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Joe Knezevich and director Richard Garner. For more information, please visit the theater’s website.

Audition for Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon Theatre

Horizon Theatre will hold auditions for Madeline’s Christmas on the following dates:

Auditions for child actors will be held:

  • Sunday, August 18, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday August 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25, noon -4 p.m.


Girls, ages 8+ years old, maximum height of 60”, must sing. Auditioners need to prepare an upbeat 1-2 minute song from a musical and provide two 8×10 headshots or other photographs. A short monologue is preferred.

For an audition appointment, a “how to audition video” and more information, visit