Non-Union Theatre
V/T: Vital Theatre/Marjorie Dean Little Theatre

Artistic Director: Stephen Sunderlin
Director: Sam Viverito

Music & Lyrics & Book: Sabrina Chap
Book: Sheryl Berk
Based on the Book by: Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk
Casting Director: Holly Buczek, HDB Casting

Auditions: August 31st, by appointment only
Callbacks: September 1st
Payrate: $200 Rehearsal Stipend, $50 per performance

Rehearses: Daytimes Starting September 7th
Tech Period: September 29th – October 2nd
Performance Period:  October 2nd – October 30th
Special Opening Night Friday, October 2nd at 7pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm
Location: Marjorie Dean Little Theatre


***We will not be accepting hardcopy submissions, emails or phone calls to the Vital Office.

Award winning, Vital Theatre Company, of Angelina Ballerina! The Musical and Pinkalicious! The Musical, seek a cast of strong actor/singers with spunk, charm, and brilliant comedic timing, for the new musical FASHION ACADEMY, (based on the popular book series by the same name).

Fashion-forward MacKenzie "Mickey" Williams is thrilled to be accepted to FAB Middle School (Fashion Academy of Brooklyn), a school that serves as a training ground for the fashion designers of tomorrow. (Their motto, "We are SEW FAB"). But when she arrives, Mickey discovers that standing out doesn't always make it easy to fit in. So when friendly classmate JC comes up with a plan to help Mickey fit in, she decides to take the ultimate fashion risk and ditch her personal style for good.

One mega makeover later, pink-haired Mickey Williams mysteriously disappears, and the trendy, blonde "Kenzie Wills" shows up on the FAB scene, blending with the other students in a way Mickey never could. But when Mickey starts to lose herself to "Kenzie," she's not sure that fitting in is worth cutting herself down to size...


MICKEY: Female, 20s to play teens. Mickey is an ambitious and, at times, wacky young designer in the making. Determined to live her dream, she moves from Philly to NYC to attend the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn. Here, she quickly learns she must fight to establish herself and figure out who she really is. Think a young Patricia Fields/Betsey Johnson mixed with a little bit of P!nk.  High Belt-mix with Pop sensibilities.

JADE: Female, 20s to play teens. Jade is the queen bee of Fashion Academy. Because of her privileged upbringing and the status of her wealthy family, she expects the royal treatment and she always gets it – even at school. She definitely works hard, but also relies on certain advantages. Think Kim Kardashian/Vera Wang mixed with Iggy Azalea. This track may also play Brittany Pelotta – famous fashion blogger.  Contemporary Mezzo belt-mix with Pop and excellent rap skills.

J.C./ STITCHMAN: Male, 20s to play teen AND teacher. J.C. is the flamboyant and lovable, but highly opinionated student at FAB that instantly takes a liking to Mickey. He is not afraid to be who he is – in fact…he’s branded it! Think Christian Siriano & Perez Hilton. Stitchman is the strictest teacher at FAB, though he is wildly passionate about Fashion.  He has very high expectations of his students. Think Tim Gunn & Clinton Kelly (but mostly, Tim Gunn).  Contemporary MT Tenor, with strong 1980’s Pop.

AUNT OLIVE/WEST: Female, 20s to play teen and adult. Aunt Olive is the uptight and strict Aunt of Mickey, who takes her in in NYC. Her lifestyle as a NY lawyer makes her rigid, but she hides a secret love for things that are flamboyantly beautiful. West is a classmate of Mickey’s at FAB (a boy played by a girl) – he is obsessed with on-line social media and brand marketing.  Mezzo-Sop with personality – Contemporary Musical Theatre and Pop.

MOM/EAST: Female, 20s to play teen and adult. Mickey’s Mom is a hardworking, blue-collar, single mother from Philly who would do anything for her daughter to succeed – even allow her to move to NYC.  East is the sister to West and also a student at FAB.  She believes in cultivating her own spirtitual and ephemeral growth to further her talents as a designer. Her design ideas come to her from another realm – she can be quite spacy (think Luna Lovegood) Mezzo-Sop with personality – Contemporary Musical Theatre and Pop.