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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 "Kringle's Inventionasium"

Auditions: Sunday, October 1, 3-7pm, Tuesday & Wednesday October 3,4, 6-9pm
Audition Preparation: Current headshot and resume, a one-minute monologue showcasing heightened characterization & physicality, dress for movement
Attend prepared to participate in group character & improvisation exercises.
Sides will be given for cold readings.

A qualified Performer would meet the following criteria: Thrives in ensemble shows, Outgoing personality, Character actor, Excellence in performing and sustaining funny voices or accents, Ability to engage crowds with honest enthusiasm, Loves working with families and children, Willing to make a difference in a guest’s experience, Comfortable performing in a fast-paced environment, Available to perform flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, Reliable transportation

Auditions for "The Little Mermaid"

Auditions: Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Wednesday, Sept. 27 by Appointment Only starting at 6 p.m. Call 216.521.2540 x10.
Please prepare one 90 second or so vocal selection that shows off your voice. Take sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own. Dance calls will occur during the Callback session.
Callbacks will likely occur either Saturday, Sept. 30 or Sunday, October 1.

Auditions for "Nuncrackers"

Audition Dates: October 1, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & October 3, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks (by invitation of the director, as needed): October 4, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
What's Needed for Audition: A current and up-to-date Headshot and Resume, a vocal selection of your choosing, and comfortable clothes for movement/dance. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions. No monologues necessary - reading from the script will occur at callbacks, as needed.

Auditions for "Godspell"

Auditions: Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11
All auditions begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. No appointment is required.
Please take 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 (except Godspell) are available at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.
Seeking diverse ensemble of 5 women and 5 men, ages 15 to 50. Flexible casting and all roles featured. Ideal cast members will be energetic performers who sing, dance and act, and can enthusiastically embrace the child-like joy of the script and stories. Hope to find several performers who also play a musical instrument (especially acoustic guitar, percussion, piano, recorder and ukelele). All types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Each actor will bring his or her own personality traits to the production. All roles open.

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 "Legally Blonde, the Musical"

Elle Woods is coming to Canal Fulton in Legally Blonde, the Musical
The story of a sorority girl who is jilted by her rich boyfriend at the eve of their graduation from college and her valiant effort to win him back by going to Harvard Law School where he is a student will be presented on November 16-19, 2017 at Northwest High School’s Puffenberger Auditorium, 8580 Erie N, Canal Fulton, Ohio. Produced by David Van Gaasbeek and directed by Josh Rowe, the play will have open auditions on September 18, 19, 20, at 7:00 pm at Puffenberger. All parts are open and all auditions are open.

Auditions for "Blithe Spirit"

ay and Tuesday, September 18 and 19 beginning at 7:00
4F, 2M
Production dates: Nov. 2,3,4,10,11,12,17,18,19

This Noel Coward classic made its debut in the 40s, and Director Dave MacKeigan’s rendition will grace Workshop Players’ stage for the third time. This charming play tickles audiences each and every time it is presented. Charles Condomine struggles to reconcile his life after a seance brings back his sexy, deceased wife Elvira. Needless to say, current down-to-earth wife Ruth is less than pleased with the turn of events. Things spiral out of control and the hapless Charles is caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Will the haunting stretch into perpetuity?

Auditions for "The American Century Cycle Readings"

Audition Date: Wednesday, September 13th ONLY
Start Time: 7pm- Auditions are by appointment only. Please email pllecompany2.0@gmail.com for an appointment. No Calls Please.
Where: Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123
Preparation: Please take a headshot/resume; prepare a 2-3 minute contemporary monologue of the African American experience or from an August Wilson work of your choice.
Rehearsal Times: 1 table read; 1 rehearsal before each presentation

Auditions for "Christmas in Akron"

Coach House Theatre is seeking actors and crew for our holiday production...the world premiere of 'Christmas in Akron' by Rob Loos and Craig Knudsen.
Auditions: Saturday, September 23rd - 11 a.m. until 1pm, Sunday, September 24th. - 6 p.m until 8pm
Coach House Theatre is located behind the Akron Woman’s City Club at 732 W. Exchange Street in Akron.

Preparation: Please prepare one monologue and 16 bars of one musical comedy song, total audition no more than three minutes in length. In lieu of monologue you may read a scene from one of the shows in the season.
Accompanist will be provided. Please take clear, readable sheet music in the correct key.
Email buckjam@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
Please dress comfortably for movement.

Auditions for "Snow White's Adventures"

Audition Dates: (open to Beck Center students ages 6 to 19*) Saturday, September 16: 2:00 to 5:00pm & Sunday, September 17: 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Callbacks: Monday, Sept. 18 between 5:00 and 7:30pm
Please sign up for a one hour time slot (starting 9/5) at Beck Center’s Customer Service Desk.

What to Prepare: Students are asked to prepare a short monologue or poem to present as their audition piece. Memorization is strongly encouraged.

Auditions for "Annie"

Auditions: 7 p.m. at Beachwood Middle School
Monday, September 11, Grades 3-5
Tuesday, September 12, Grades 6-12
Wednesday, September 13, Adults & Call Backs
Audition Monologues

Questions? Call 216.292.1970

Auditions for "Developmental Lab of Revised Jane Eyre Musical"

Cleveland Musical Theatre is currently seeking non-union, young performers (teen & young adult) of all ethnicities for a developmental lab of Jane Eyre. All must be strong singers and actors and proficient in the Standard British Dialect.

Auditions for "Buried Child"

Auditions: Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19, 7-10pm
Location: The Cirigliano Studio Theatre in the The Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College campus, 1005 Abbe Rd. N, Elyria, OH
With possible callbacks Wednesday, September 20, 7-10pm
What to prepare: A two-minute action about “Having a Secret”, whatever that means to you. Your action, a kind of “mini performance”, should include speaking (it can be a theatrical monologue, a poem, or a passage from a novel or short story, for example) and any special skill that you have (such as acrobatics, gymnastics, tumbling/rolling, magic, mentalism, puppetry, ventriloquism, juggling, unicycling, playing spoons, ukulele, playing a musical instrument of any kind, hula hooping, baton twirling, dancing, singing, yo-yoing, bird calling, kazoo, etc. ANYTHING YOU DO WELL) The text and the thing that you do well should be part of the same action, NOT SEPARATE—be creative. You have two minutes, not more, for your action. You may be also be asked to read selections from the script and to improvise with other members of your audition group.

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 "A Christmas Carol, The Musical"

Director Jimmie Woody is looking for performers ages 10 and older who are eager to grow as new artists — as well as some experienced "mentor" actors — for this Emerging Artist Series production of a holiday classic. Emerging Artist Series productions are mulit-generational with roles available to all actors age 10 and older.

Audition Dates: Sunday, September 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. & Monday, September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsal begin on September 24 and take place Sundays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Auditions for "Godspell"

They are auditioning young actors between the ages 10-18 for their upcoming production. Please prepare 32 bars of music in a similar musical style. An accompanist will be provided. Actors should be memorized and need to provide sheet music in the correct key. Actors will be taught a short dance combination. Please plan on staying for 30 minutes.
Auditions will take place September 23rd from 12:00 PM - 2:30 pm.

Auditions for "Annie"

Auditions: Sunday, September 10, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. & Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., & Tuesday, September 19th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Adults & children may audition either day. Audition is an open call no appointment necessary.
Auditions for Sandy the dog will be at a later date.

What to Prepare:
Adults: Prepare two contrasting pieces totaling no more than 32 bars and a monologue.
Children: Prepare one 16 bar piece.
Accompanist provided.
Call 440-949-5200 or e-mail fctheatre@metroparks.cc with any questions.

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.

Auditions for "Virtual Devotion"

Audition Dates: November 28 & 29, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre
Rehearsals begin December 18-21; followed by a holiday break; then resume on January 3, and will occur five evenings a week until opening.

Roles: Age range of actors is flexible (no children). Three women and three men are needed.

Auditions for "Big Fish"

Auditions: September 10th 7-10 PM & September 14th 7-10 PM
Location: St. Joseph Parish of Avon Lake, 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Prepare: A 32 bar contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided. Pleae bring your own sheet music.
Questions? email the director at douglasfbaileyii@gmail.com

The process is very unique in that the whole cast rehearses just once per week on Friday evenings from 7-10 pm. For this production some principles will also rehearse on Monday evenings. Rehearsals will begin October 27th. The production runs February 9-17 at the Daniel B. Ross Performing Arts Center in Avon Lake.