august 3RD - 5TH, 2018                       ages 14-18

           august 3RD - 5TH, 2018
                      ages 14-18

As a girl, Violet was wounded in a tragic accident that left her face dramatically scarred and her sense of self worth even moreso. With enough money finally saved, she's traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections." Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, this Tony-nominated powerhouse production features show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel.  With a score from Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), Violet is inspired by the short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, astounding critics and audiences alike in two separate decades. GCPA looks forward to telling this poignant story full of opportunities to discuss true beauty, self-acceptance, and racial equality. Rated PG-13.

March 3rd - 4th, 2018
Open to Ages 14-18
8045 Big Bend Blvd. Suite 200, Webster Groves, MO, 63119

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song.  Sheet music is strongly preferred; no transpositions and no lead sheets.  CD accompaniment tracks with no vocals are acceptable.  No a capella singing.  Songs from Violet are acceptable.

Actors will be notified after their appointment if they are needed at callbacks. Not being invited to callbacks does not necessarily mean an actor will not be offered a role. 

Appointments will be taken starting February 1st. Call 314.877.8138 or email for more information or to make an appointment!

Audition Schedule
*This schedule is tentative and subject to slight change.*

Saturday, March 3rd:
1:30 PM Registration Opens
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vocal Appointments
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Read/Sing Callbacks

Sunday, March 4th:
12:30 PM Registration Opens
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vocal Appointments
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Read / Sing Callbacks  
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Final Call Backs


Actors pay a production fee of $350.*
Need based financial assistance and payment plans are available on request.

*All actors and students must register and create an account with the GCPA registration system. There is an annual registration fee of $20 applied to each individual or $30 per family. This registration fee covers 12 months of GCPA programming. 


July 7th - August 3rd, 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sundays, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: GCPA Studios, 8045 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119

August 3rd at 7pm
August 4th at 2pm and 7pm
August 5th at 2pm

General Admission Tickets $15

Performances held at:

Black Box Theatre
Chaminade College Preparatory School
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Feel free to contact Stephanie Fox, Artistic Director, with any questions at