Red Velvet auditions are currently canceled. We may be rearranging our season, so check back to see what our altered lineup may be and audition dates.


Sunday, March 29 at 4pm
Callbacks on Monday, March 30 at 7pm

Auditions for the Southern comedy The Red Velvet Cake War by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten will take place at

Ennis Public Theatre
113 N. Dallas Street
Ennis, TX 75119


Roles are available for 4 men and 8 women. All ethnicities are welcome. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals begin at the beginning of April.

The show runs May 15-31, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with one Thursday performance (May 21) at 7:30 pm and one Sunday performance (May 31) at 2:30 pm.


This riotously funny comedy follows three cousins as they attempt to throw a family reunion. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a shocking, high-stakes wager is made on who can bake the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!


Gaynell Verdeen Bodeen: Female, 40-49, walking nervous breakdown

Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen: Female, 30-49, hearty good ol’ gal with an unfortunate uni-brow

Peaches Verdeen Belrose: Female, 30-49, the saucy, loud-talking, fun-loving, very flirty, #1 mortuarial cosmetologist in the tricounty area

LaMerle Verdeen Minshew: Female, 60-79, well-dressed, sharp tongued matriarch of the Verdeen clan

Elsa Dowdall: Female, 20-50s, the skeptical court appointed psychologist, European, stern with German accent

Cee Cee Windham: Female, 30s-50s, sassy, stylish local TV personality and host of “Hospitality House”

Bitsy Hargis: Female, 30-49, prim, nosy, throwback to the ‘50s, Gaynell’s priss-pot neighbor.

Mama Doll Hargis: Female, 80-120, Bitsy’s mother who is a little old lady looking for love

Newt Blaylock: Male, 40-59, high-energy, true Texas eccentric with a patch over one eye

Aubrey Verdeen: Male, 80-90s, a good natured, oxygen-dependent patriarch of the Verdeen clan

Sheriff Grover: Male, 40-59, stereotypical Texas sheriff with mirrored sunglasses and a bad attitude

Purvis Verdeen: Male, 30s-60s, the cousin that makes you cringe, his favorite past time is taking pictures of dead relatives

Director’s Note: Just because you may not be the actual age of the scripted characters, we ask that you come out to audition anyway, as anyone can be aged with makeup and costumes.

Upcoming auditions:

All shows are open auditions at the theatre, and will consist of cold readings from the script.

Musical auditions will feature cold readings from the script, and please be prepared to sing one song with a CD or phone. Accompaniment will not be provided.