Cruel Intentions Logo Pink and Black


Created By: Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin, and Roger Kumble

Based on the film by: Roger Kumble

Director: Logan Vaden

Music Director: William Michael Luyties

Choreographer: Austin Colburn

Intimacy Coordinator: Whitney Zangarine


We are currently still accepting video auditions for the role of Sebastian Valmont. Video submissions should be submitted ASAP, but no later than Wednesday, September 14 at 9pm.

Callbacks: Saturday, September 17th: 12pm-4pm

Audition and Callback Location: Callbacks will take place at MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston), located at 3400 Main St. Houston, TX 77002.

Virtual Auditions:  For video submissions, please perform a 32 bar cut (approx. 30 seconds to 1 minute) of a ‘90s pop song. Don’t forget to slate at the beginning of your video. Video submissions for Sebatian are due no later than 9pm on Wednesday,  September 14. Please upload your video to Youtube as unlisted. Please send a copy of your headshot and resume to The following form will ask for your link. To submit your video, please click here.

Ages: 18+​


Health and Safety: In order to create the safest environment possible, The Garden Theatre is requiring all cast members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of call-backs. Masks will be worn in rehearsals until tech week.


Performance Dates: November 18-27, 2022 (10 performances; Call time is one hour before each performance.)

Please note that the week in between performances falls on Thanksgiving. Cruel Intentions will not perform on Thanksgiving, but will perform on the Wednesday before, as well as the Friday after.


Friday, November 18: 8pm

Saturday, November 19: 2pm

Saturday, November 19: 8pm

Sunday, November 20: 2pm

Sunday, November 20: 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 23: 7:30pm

Friday, November 25: 8pm

Saturday, November 26: 2pm

Saturday, November 26: 8pm

Sunday, November 27: 2pm

Performance Venue: MATCH- Matchbox 1

First Day of Rehearsal: October 1: 10am-4pm (with a 45 minute lunch break)

Rehearsal Schedule: Please note that you may not be called to all rehearsals.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 7pm-10pm 

Saturdays: 10am-4pm (with a 45 minute lunch break)

Tech Week: Tech will be held in the theatre November 14-17 from 6pm-11pm. 

Rehearsal Location: All rehearsals will take place inside the 610 loop.


Compensation: This is a non-union production. Each performer will receive a stipend.                      


Synopsis: Based on the iconic film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Fueled by revenge and passion, the diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl— and anyone else who gets in their way — they find themselves playing a perilous game with only one rule: Never fall in love.


Featuring your favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, 'NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears, this sexy, hilarious, and so-very-cruel musical is “the ultimate night out” (Entertainment Weekly).


Casting: The Garden Theatre is committed to bringing Houston (the most diverse city in the country) to our stage. It is written into the by-laws of our organization that we do not discriminate against age, sex, race, color, nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability. We encourage all who are interested who fit the character descriptions to audition. The Garden Theatre will also cast two swings for this production.

Available Roles: ​

Kathryn Merteuil- Female-identifying; To play 17-18 years old; sexy, manipulative, and devious with a heart two sizes too small; Sebastian’s stepsister. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D#; played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original film. Any ethnicity.


Sebatian Valmont- Male-identifying; To play 18; Manhattan’s richest and most dangerous playboy and Kathryn’s manipulative stepbrother. Baritone/Tenor; played by Ryan Phillipe in the original film. Any ethnicity.


Annette Hargrove- Female-identifying. To play 17-18 years old; a smart Kansas transplant thrust into New York City’s rich prep school world when her father is made headmaster of Sebastian and Kathryn’s school; she is passionate about abstaining from sexual activity before marriage; she becomes Sebastian’s virginal summer conquest turned first true love. Mezzo-Soprano; played by Reese Witherspoon in the original film. Any ethnicity.


Cecile Caldwell- Female-identifying. To play teen; a naive incoming freshman that Kathryn plans to corrupt in her quest for revenge. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D; played by Selma Blair in the original film. Ethnicity: White


Ronald Clifford: Male-identifying. To play 18-22; Cecile’s well-mannered music tutor who also becomes a pawn in Sebastian and Kathryn’s game. Baritone/Tenor; played by Sean Patrick Thomas in the film. Ethnicity: Black.


Blaine Tuttle: Male-identifying. To play 17-18; out and proud, Blaine is a gay high schooler who enjoys the fine art of blackmail; and sleeping with so many “straight” guys in school, he has a lot of black mail to dish out; Tenor; played by Joshua Jackson in the film. Any ethnicity.


Greg McConnell: Male-identifying. To play 18; Manchester Prep’s All-American football stud known for tackling the tight ends on and off the field. High Tenor, must belt up to a high B. Any ethnicity. 


Bunny Caldwell: To play mid 40s-late 50s; Mother to Cecile; is a full-time wasp and part-time racist. Alto; played by Christine Baranski in the film. Ethnicity: White

Questions: For further questions about auditions, please email Founding Artistic Director, Logan Vaden, at