Here Ye, here ye!
Cast Auditions for the 2017 Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire will be held at South Lake High School on August 26, 2017.
Address: 15600 Silver Eagle Rd, Groveland, FL 34736
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Doors open at 9:30 AM; please arrive on time to fill out the paperwork. Due to liability issues, children under the age of 12 must have a parent in the cast in order to participate in the cast. Families are encouraged to participate together.
Faire Dates and Location – The Faire will be held over two weekends:
- November 3, 4, & 5 and
- November 11 & 12
Faire Site is located on 448 across from Lake Idamere Park in Tavares, Florida.
- There are eight (8) Saturday rehearsals starting Saturday, September 9th.
- The first six (6) rehearsals are held at South Lake High School.
- The last two (2) rehearsals October 21 and 28 are at the Faire site in Tavares.
- Rehearsals start promptly at 9AM, ending at 1PM.
Cast of Characters
Individuals have the opportunity to audition for one of the groups or ensembles below. As there are a limited number of positions, actors cast are required to participate in every November Faire date.
No previous experience is required nor do you need to prepare anything for this audition – just bring your creativity and come to have fun!
- Stage Crew: The backbone of our Faire. Crew are a core part of pulling together our site. Handy with tools is a bonus. Looking for both adults & teenagers to volunteer.
- Nobility: People in pretty (and very heavy) costumes. Cast walks around all day in the sun and talks to patrons about politics and the price of tea.
- Guards: Cast who follow the nobility around and look like bouncers and run errands when needed.
- Servants: Cast who also follow the nobility around and carry ladies’ baskets.
- Merchants / Middleclass: Cast who interact with patrons, working special events (i.e. chess match, story-time, hand-fasting).
- Rose Sisters: Separate audition - Group of women singers who have scheduled performances at faire.
- Renegades Pirates: Separate audition (Must be at least 18!) - Group of men who have scheduled performances and sing sea shanties in the lanes and at the Pirate Pub!
- Dancers: Separate audition - Group of men/women who have scheduled performances at faire.
- Actors: A group of amateur actors really trying to perform Shakespearean plays. They will write and perform condensed skits based on Shakespeare. Must have excellent improvisation skills. They have scheduled performances at faire.
- Royal Reporters: A comedic team that is part town crier and part Fox News. They have scheduled performances at faire.
- Fairies: Special audition - Group of women who have scheduled performances at faire. Fairies flit around making magic (and mischief) and entertaining the smaller patrons (and those young at heart!) This ensemble has a cost and time required for costumes.
- Pub Wenches: (Must be at least 18!) – helps draw attention to Lord Edward’s pub and the adult section of the faire. All wenches will attend tip training.
- Gypsies: Cast who interact with patrons, leading the King’s Crusade and support other special events (i.e. chess match, opening gate)