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Old Town Playhouse auditions are open to all community members!

Though there are frequently age restrictions indicated in scripts or based on the nature of a particular production, all auditions are open to the community and we welcome all to be part of the Old Town Playhouse.

There are digital perusal scripts available to be emailed for no charge by the Old Town Playhouse Business Office in the few months prior to auditions. There is a $10 deposit required to check out a printed script which must be returned within two weeks of check-out in order to receive your deposit back. Call (231) 947-2210. Ext 4 for more information.

General Audition Information

Auditionees are usually asked to read from the script of the show being auditioned. It is highly encouraged that auditionees have read the script in advance. On occasion, specific readings may be selected by the director for auditions.

For musical auditions, auditionee should prepare a short memorized solo (approx. 2 minutes, with accompaniment) and should bring sheet music to auditions. Accompanists are provided for auditions. Solos do not need to be from the production being auditioned for. Depending on the production, auditionees may be asked to learn a short dance combination, to be performed in the audition in a small group setting, or may be asked to partipate in other movement activities.

Upcoming audition dates are listed below. Additional information about each production may be read on the page pertaining to each show under our performances tab or follow the link provided below.


Mainstage Production

Moon over Buffalo

By Ken Ludwig

Directed By Harriet Mittelberger

In the tradition of madcap comedy, this hilarious, fast-paced farce centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, who have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with the company’s young ingénue, the couple receive one last shot at stardom. Everything that could go wrong does as the larger-than-life personalities of their family and supporting cast take center stage.


Performances March 1 - March 16

Auditions: Dec 3 & 4 at 7:00 pm, lower level of OTP

Click here to complete the Online Audition Form

View and Print a copy of the script here 



Studio Production



Marjorie Prime

By Jordan Harrison

It's the age of artificial intelligence, the year is 2050 and 85 year old Marjorie, a jumble of disparate, fading memories, has a handsome new holographic companion that looks like a younger version of her deceased husband and who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember and what would we forget, if given the chance? This richly spare, wondrous play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace. 


Performances: March 29 - April 13

Auditions: Jan 28 & 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Studio at the Depot

Online Audition Form coming soon 

Facebook Event page coming soon 

View and Print a copy of the script here

Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere