Audition Notice

One Sleepy Night – Detroit

Show opens: December 6-9  Garden Theater | December 15  Music Hall

Rehearsals begin: October 30, 2023

Directed by John Sloan III, Musical Direction by Red Campbell

Seeking video submission auditions for the following roles.

Shantelle Gaines, Boss Shepherd    
Youngest child of Jadyn & Destiny, 8 years old. Spunky, funny, energized, not afraid of anything, taking control of the situation

Traits we are looking for:

  • Female
  • 8-12 years
  • African American
  • Special Skills: singing and some dancing
  • Personality: spunky, funny, energized, not afraid of anything

Dancer Casting Call

Traits we are looking for:

  • Age 18-30
  • To be part of the ensemble
  • Jazz, hip hop, tap experience is preferable

Video Auditions

Please click on the button below to fill out a form to submit your video and upload your resume.

  • At the beginning of the video, provide a full body slate for the camera introducing yourself.

  • The total content length of your audition video should be no longer than 4 minutes.

  • Upload your resume on the Video submission form.

  • Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the link on the submission form.

Audition material:

  • Please prepare one sixteen-bar musical selection (30-45 seconds) and a monologue from a contemporary piece OR
  • Two contrasting sixteen-bar musical selections
  • For kids who can do the above, please do. Otherwise, a song that you like to sing and part of a favorite story to read.

Story Synopsis

A Modern Family Discovers the Gift of Love that came Late One Sleepy Night

Grandpa Benny Wilson struggling in retirement with his life and his wife, LaToya, learns that his granddaughter Shantelle doesn’t know the story of Christmas. Through the magic of his telescope the characters in the modern story become figures in the ancient narrative. Along a series of comic mishaps, all roads lead to Bethlehem where a gift of love is discovered at the manger. The scene switches back to the present where insight from the ancient journey and in a check-out line renews the whole family in hope and joy all late One Sleepy Night.

Our Human Resources Approach

Hart Entertainment believes that every person bears the “imago dei,” the image of God, and as such is amazingly unique and dearly loved by God. Our responsibility is to look for that uniqueness in everyone, interacting with respect and kindness, and treating one another with love. We understand that creative partners will have differing views on many topics, but we believe that by direct and honest interaction we can accept differences, solve problems and together create exciting works of art that consistently enrich our dynamically diverse communities. With this in mind, our casting policy is to cast the best performer for the role while always looking for opportunities for growth for all involved in our projects.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Video Audition Form


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Do you reside within 40 miles of the city of Detroit?

Are you willing to accept any role?


Are you willing to cut or dye your hair for a role if cast?

Would you be interested in helping with any additional aspects of the production? Circle all that apply.

Our rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. We will also have some Saturday rehearsals during the day. Please list all standing weekly conflicts and specific dates you will be unavailable between October 30 (excluding October 31 and November 23) and December 15. For Production Weeks beginning December 3rd we will need you to be available through December 15.

Please list relevant theatrical, musical, and dance experience you have had (include production, role, company, and year)

Please list your special skills or talents (instruments you play, juggling, breakdancing, etc.)