Shining In Misery: A King Size Parody

Music by: Andrew Abrams
Lyrics by: Mark-Eugene Garcia
Book by: Colleen DuVall

Director: Donald Garverick
Musical Director: Evan Lange
Artistic Director: Andrew Abrams

Experience a musical parody of King size proportions! During the Misery of a blizzard, five people are drawn to the Shining lights of the Overlook Hotel. The group includes Jack: the hotel’s new caretaker, Wendy: his unhappy wife, Danny: their clairvoyant son, Annie: a quick to anger nurse, and Paul: the mysterious unconscious man she drags up to room 217. As the storm grows so do the mysteries of the hotel and the new guests sing and vocalize while hacking an onslaught of visitors — human, animal, and supernatural. Will this group be able to harmonize through IT, take a Stand, or fade into The Mist?

Produced by Capital City Theatre at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: February 23 - March 5, 2023

Performance Times: TBA

Ticket Prices: TBA

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Capital City Theatre (an Equity SPT 5+ company) in Madison, WI is auditioning Equity and Non-Equity actors for all roles in the WORLD PREMIERE of the new musical Shining in Misery: A King Size Parody as part of the new works festival, World Premiere Wisconsin.

The show will be performed in The Playhouse at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI opening February 23, 2023 and closing March, 5, 2023.

Rehearsals start January 31, 2023 in Madison, WI and this is a 5-week contract. Equity actors will fall under all stipulations of an SPT 5+ contract, and the Non-Equity fee is $375/week plus housing and travel.

In-Person Auditions:

Auditions will be held at the Capital City Theatre CORE at 6120 University Ave, Middleton, WI on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30pm—9:00pm. Callbacks will take place on Thursday, October 27.
To sign up for a time, please fill out the audition form linked below.
Please have music double-sided and in a 3-ring binder. An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to dance, so bring comfortable shoes to change into.

Video Submissions:

We will be accepting video submissions at any time until October 30th, 2022. To submit, please fill out the audition form linked below. We prefer auditions to be sent as private YouTube links, rather than attached files. We encourage you to submit ASAP!

What To Prepare:

A one-minute contemporary musical theatre piece that shows range and broad humor (very important).

COVID Precautions:
Rehearsals will take place at the Capital City Theatre CORE space following ALL relevant Equity COVID-19 safety protocols.
ALL cast, crew, designers, etc are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 3 weeks prior to January 31, 2023.