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March 25: Auditions for Carey Dinner Theatre

Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will open its 47th season in June at William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus. Auditions for cast, and interviews for crew, will be Saturday, March 25, starting at 10 a.m. in Joe & Virginia Tatum Theatre.

Each member of the company is paid. The financial package includes salary, tips (company members serve during dinner), housing, and some meals.


Those auditioning as performers will present a one-minute monologue from a modern prose play (no dialect) and a one-minute vocal selection from a Broadway musical. An accompanist will be available but will not transpose; recorded accompaniment may be used. Performers will participate in a dance audition and should bring comfortable clothes. They may also apply for backstage positions.

CDT accepts video auditions: Include a one- to two-minute monologue, a song from a Broadway musical no longer than 32 bars in length, and a movement sample showing dance ability. Upload video auditions to the streaming service of choice (YouTube) and send the link to no later than March 25.

Audition requirements for pianists include a prepared two-minute selection from a Broadway musical. Sight reading will be required.

Technicians & Box Office

Interviews will be held for technicians, costume assistants and box office personnel. Each person will complete an application and an interview with CDT staff. Portfolios are encouraged. Interviewees may also audition as performers.

CDT accepts remote interviews: Those seeking technical/staff positions should contact to set up an interview time. Scheduling must be done by March 25. Digital portfolios are accepted.

Each applicant should bring a head shot to their audition/interview.

The company commitment is June 20 to July 24. Contracts are offered only to those who will graduate from high school by June 20.

For more information, call (601) 318-6218 or email is a news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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