Category Archives: Art Center Theatre

Auditions for The Music Man – March 24th, at 5:00 pm & March 25th at 5:00 pm.

The Art Center of Citrus County is holding Auditions for The Music Man
March 24th starting at 5:00 pm and on March 25th at 5:00 pm.
Performance dates July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28.

Auditions will be held in the A&E Building on Sunday, March 24th at 5:00 pm.
Auditions will be held in the theater on Monday, March 25th at 5:00 pm.

Call backs will be held in the theater, March 26, 27 and 28th at 5:00 pm.

Music from the show will be provided,
Till There was you – Marian/Amaryllis
76 trombones – Harold Hill
Gary, Indiana – Winthrop/Kids
Lida Rose – Quartet

Dance Requirements: Please bring shoes you can dance in, soft soled or dance shoes, no sneakers.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities other than acting, if you would like to get involved behind the scenes with tech support, set decorating, painting, props, backstage help, or costuming. Please show up to the auditions and express your interest to the greeter. Or leave your name, contact number, email and your interest at the Main office or Box Office and we will put you on the email/call list.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Character Breakdown


  • Charlie Cowell – Gender: Male
  • Harold Hill – Gender: Male
  • Shinn – Gender: Male
  • Ewart Dunlop – Gender: Male
  • Oliver Hix – Gender: Male
  • Jacey Squires – Gender: Male
  • Olin Britt – Gender: Male
  • Marcellus Washburn – Gender: Male
  • Tommy Djilas – Gender: Male
  • Marian Paroo – Gender: Female
  • Mrs. Paroo – Gender: Female
  • Amaryllis – Gender: Female Age – 8 to 12
  • Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn – Female
  • Winthrop Paroo – Gender: Male – Age – 8 to 12
  • Zaneeta Shinn – Gender: Female
  • Alma Hix – Gender: Female
  • Maud Dunlop – Gender: Female
  • Ethel Toffelmier – Gender: Female
  • Mrs. Squires – Gender: Female


  • Constable Locke
  • Newspaper Readers
  • River City Townspeople,
  • Traveling Salesmen, 4 Boys & 4 Girls ages 15-22.

For more information call 352- 746-0924 or email:

Comedy: No Body Like Jimmy March 15-31 Call the Box Office for Tickets 352-746-7606

No Body Like Jimmy

Eloise Vanlandingham is running for Congress and a small gathering for potential donors is planned by Nigel, her less-than-scrupulous campaign manager, and her husband Ralph. Just before the first guests arrive Harold, Ralph’s college roommate, shows up at the front door with a problem: he’s driving around town with a dead body in his van and he doesn’t know what to do with it. The body arrives in the house just as the first guests arrive. What can they do? They dress the body up like a guest and call him Jimmy.

“No Body Like Jimmy” is a fast-paced farce about politics and about a dead body being the life of the party

Lunch & Learn: Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project” Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm

Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project”

Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm Refreshments & Presentation

A retired Hospice R.N. and a self-taught artist in oil watercolor, pastel, acrylic and mixed media, Louanne has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced watercolor classes at the Bonita Springs Art League in south Florida and the Naples Art Association. A Signature Membership in the Florida Watercolor Society and a holistic spiritual writer, she likes working with art and artists sharing what she knows and hearing what other artists know to be their truth about themselves and their works of art. Louanne will be sharing her knowledge and information on resources during this fun event.

Attendees will be provided all materials for this fun project using china markers, pen, conte crayons, and watercolor pencils

Suggested $5 donation for supplies, $7 for non-members

Auditions for Elvis Has Left The Building Feb. 23, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm and Feb 25, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Final Show Of Our 2018/2019 Season
Elvis Has Left The Building a Comedy By
V.Cate And Duke Ernsberger
Directed By Missy Mullens
Saturday February 23, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
In The AC Hall and

Monday February 25th 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
In The AC Hall

Show Dates Are

April 26,27,28 May,3,4,5,10,11,12 Friday and Saturday At 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2:00 p.m.

Elvis Has Left The Building

All Actors Should Be Prepared To Read From The Script And Come Dressed To Move. It Is Not Required But Anyone Wishing To Perform A 1-3 min. Contemporary Comedic Monologue Are Encouraged To Do So.

Play Synopsis

It’s December 20th, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel”, knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he has racked up a secret debt — and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours. Hijinks ensue as the Colonel takes desperate measures to replace a man who is irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.

The Characters

The Colonel 

Elvis’ Manager He Was An Outsized Mystery Man Who Went By The Name Of Thomas A. Parker And Insisted Upon Being Called “The Colonel.” Always Playing The Part Of The Southern Gentleman, He Was A Shrewd, Showman-Like Figure Who Learned How To Sell An Act By Working For Carnivals; Age 60-70 But Actor Can Be Aged With Make-Up. This Role Has A Heavy Line Load The Colonel is on Stage For The Entirety Of The Show.


The Colonels Capable German Secretary Age 30+

Jill Tanner 

An Ace Newspaper Reporter Age 20’s – 30


A Nerdish Office Worker Age 18-35


A Former Juvenile Delinquent Turned Colonel’s Protege Age 18-35

Roscoe And Candy Do Not Need To Look Like Elvis Or Be Able To Sing The Less They Look And Sound Like Him The Funnier The Show Will Be

Elvis Look Alike Or Impersonator
Who can Pass As The King In His 30’s
For a Brief Appearance Prior To Shows And
Promotional Photos and Video.

If You Have Any Questions Or Would Like A PDF Of The Audition Sides Please Contact Missy Mullens @ (352)270-2749 Or By Email:

Steel Magnolias Opening November 2, 2018 Tickets $19 Call 352-746-7606

Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton, newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M’Lynn Eatenton looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.