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Cleveland-area Auditions

Both paid and unpaid audition opportunities for community and nonprofit theatres and performing groups. If you have or know of an audition notice not included here, submit your listing as a call for artists. 

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Auditions for "The Addams Family"

Who: Teenagers (ages 13-19)
When Saturday December 9th -or- Sunday December 10th from 1-4pm. Choose either day and plan to stay the whole time.
Where: The Mad Factory: 39 South Main St, Oberlin, 44074. Room 310.
Please Prepare: One 32-bar cut of music. Take music in a binder, accompanist will be provided.
Callbacks: Monday December 11th from 6:30-9pm.
Performance Dates: February 16th-25th

Auditions for "Romeo and Juliet"

Auditions: Monday, November 27, 7-9pm & Tuesday, November 28, 7-9pm
Please show up at the beginning of one of the audition times above, no appointment necessary.
Callbacks are Wednesday, November 29, 7-9pm
There will be no reserved time slots, so be prepared to stay for the entire block of time. For more information, email
Location: Studio 194, Guzzetta Hall, The University of Akron, Buchtel Ave. (Across the street from E.J. Thomas Hall)

What to prepare: Peter Brook said, “I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.” Someone doing something in a space, someone watching. For your audition, prepare your own “act of theatre,” your own theatrical event: Do something. In a space (Studio 194). I’ll be watching. Include something spoken. Use your imagination. Surprise me. Feel free to utilize any and all of your performative talents—musical, athletic, gymnastical, magical, whatever you’ve got—work from your strengths. No more than two minutes long, please. Also come prepared to write down all your schedule conflicts from Dec. 1, 2017 through March 21, 2018.

Auditions for "Winnie-the-Pooh"

Audition Dates: Monday, December 4, 2017 & Tuesday, December 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Corning Auditorium
Callbacks, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – by invitation only
Auditions by Appointment Only – Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 to schedule

Auditions for "Jitney"

Auditions: Saturday, November 11, 2017 & Sunday, November 12, 2017 from noon - 3:00pm.
Please prepare a monologue of your choice suitable for this type of production. You may be asked to read from the script.
They are seeking eight (8) adult African American men of all age ranges and types and one African American woman.

Auditions for "The Spitfire Grill"

Stow Players announces auditions for “The Spitfire Grill,” a musical drama, November 19 & 20, from 7 – 9 pm at the Heritage Barn in Stow’s Silver Springs Park (Young Rd. entrance).
All audtioners will read from the script. They should prepare a song in the vein of the show, but NOT a song from the show itself. Bring music, an accompanist will be provided. (No “Happy Birthday” or “Star Spangled Banner” or the like.)
Performance dates: January 26 through February 11, 2018 (weekends only)
Questions? Contact the director, Brian Westerley, at

Auditions for "Godspell"

Where: Auditions at Strongsville Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Road (behind the Target store), Strongsville OH 44149.
When: December 12 and 13, 2017, from 7-10 PM. No appointment necessary. Please arrive at 7 PM and be prepared to move.
Callbacks: Will be December 17, 2017, from 1-5 PM by invitation only.
Rehearsals: Sundays-Thursdays beginning March 4, 2018.
Production Dates: April 20 to May 5, 2018. Productions will take place in The Little Theatre at Strongsville High School, 20025 Lunn Road, Door "D", Strongsville Oh 44149.
What to Prepare: A 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.

Auditions for "The Laramie Project"

Audition/Callback dates: (open to Beck Center students ages 12 to 19*)
• Saturday, November 18: 2:00 to 5:00pm
• Sunday, November 19: 1:00 to 3:00pm
• Callbacks: Monday, November 20 between 5:00 and 7:30pm

You may sign up for a one-hour audition slot at Beck Center Customer Service or by calling 216-521-2540 x10.

None Too Fragile Season Auditions

What: AUDITIONS for their 2018 Season
When: Saturday, November 18th 3pm - 8pm
Sunday, November 19th 3pm - 8pm
Call Backs (*if needed*) Tuesday, November 21st 6pm - 10pm
Where: 1840 Merriman Rd. Akron, Ohio 44313 (Enter through Pub Bricco)
How: Please RSVP to for either Saturday or Sunday, arrive as early as possible. Sides will be available for cold reads at 2pm on each of those days. You will be seen in order of your arrival. Attentively, call backs will be on 11/21.
Needed: Your RSVP to, headshot & resume
Details: AEA contracts are available/ All non-union roles receive $500 stipend

Auditions for "Jingle Bell Follies"

Audition Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 pm & Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Auditioners should take a copy of conflicts and be prepared to sing a short song or recite a short monolog.
Rehearsal will begin the week of November 13th. A draft schedule will be available at auditions.

Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

When: Sun. Dec. 17th 2-5 pm, Mon. Dec. 18th 6:30-9:30, Callbacks Tues. Dec. 19th 6:30-9:30 pm.
Where: 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202
Looking for: Ages 13 through Adult
What to Prepare: Please bring a resume, headshot and prepare a 1-2-minute Shakespearean poem or monologue not from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dress comfortably for movement.
Those who audition should be prepared to stay for most of the 3-hour time frame. The evening will consist of your monologue, scene reading, movement and improvisation.
For questions or further information, contact the director at

Auditions for "Br'er Cotton"

Auditions: Friday, 11/17: 6 – 9pm & Saturday, 11/18: 1 – 4pm
Callbacks: Saturday, 11/18: 6 – 9pm. (If you are unable to make callbacks, please let New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez, know when booking your audition appointment;
Auditions are by appointment only. You can schedule for either Fri 11/17 OR Sat 11/18.
They will schedule an arrival time for each actor, but plan on staying until the end of the audition (for Fri. auditioners- 9pm; for Sat. auditioners- 4pm)

What to prepare…
One, 1-2-minute contemporary dramatic monologue - Be ready to read sides, propose strong characters and work with the director.
Headshot and Résumé
Seeking an ensemble of bold, imaginative actors.
To schedule an audition appointment, please email New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez at Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and preferred audition date & time in your email. Please include [BR’ER COTTON Auditions] in your subject line. No phone calls please.

Auditions for "Silent Sky"

Auditions: Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6
Auditions begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. No appointment is required.
Please take a current photo or headshot along with your resume.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows are available at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.

Talespinner Children's Theatre Season Auditions

Auditions: Sunday, November 26, 2017 5pm - 9:30pm & Monday, November 27, 2017 5pm - 9:30pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Email for an appointment.

Auditions for "The Birds"

Auditions, by appointment: 11 am – 1pm. Saturday, November 11th & 6pm-8pm. Sunday, November 12th
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
To schedule, please sign up online at:
Coach House Theatre is located behind the Akron Woman’s City Club at 732 W. Exchange Street in Akron.
Callbacks, only if needed, will be scheduled based on auditioner’s availability.

Auditions for "Nunsense"

Audition Dates: November 12 & 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St. Hudson, Ohio 44236
All Hudson Players auditions are open auditions with all roles available. No experience is necessary.
Please bring sheet music for the accompanist and prepare at least a 16 bar audition song.
Musical auditions also will normally include a movement exercise and reading from the script.
Please email with any questions.

Auditions for "I'm Not Rappaport"

Auditions: Sunday, November 12th / 3:00PM-4:30PM or 4:30PM-6:00PM & Monday, November 13th / 7:00PM-8:30PM or 8:30PM-10:00PM
OPEN CALL – no appointment necessary
Auditions will consist of cold readings. Plan on staying for the entirety of one of the 90 minute sessions.
All actors cast receive a stipend
Questions or for more info email or call (440) 949-5200

Auditions for "Aida"

Youth Cast (Ages 9 to 15)

Auditions: November 20, 21 & 22, 2017, 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Come one of these evenings. Plan to stay for the entire time specified.

Auditions for "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill"

Auditions: Monday, December 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. & Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
What to Prepare: 32 bars of music from a musical theatre song. The song must be memorized and you will need sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
A 2 minute memorized dramatic monologue.
Tell them about Billie Holiday.
Take a headshot and/or resume.
Take your calendar with you in order to declare any conflict dates for rehearsals.

Auditions for "Doubt, A Parable"

Audition Dates: Monday, December 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. & Tuesday, December 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Actors will be cold reading from the script. A copy of the script can be found HERE.
Please bring a headshot, resume and your calendar with you in order to declare any "conflict dates" between December 10 and January 26, 2018.

Auditions for "26 Pebbles"

Audition Dates: January 30 & 31, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre
Rehearsals begin February 26 and will occur five evenings a week until opening.

Roles: Age range of actors is flexible (no children). Four women and two men are needed and will play multiple characters.