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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

Fun Home

Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron

Music by Jeanine Tesori

This groundbreaking musical traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her college years, to the present, where she is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. Adapted from Bechdel's memoir, the story follows Alison's discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her closeted gay father and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. The story explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape our identity. 

Performances Jan 11 - Jan 26

Auditions: Oct 22 & 23 at 7:00 pm, lower level of OTP

Online Audition Form Here!

Audition Packet Here!

View and Print a copy of the script here 



Studio Production




By A.R.Gurney

Greg and Kate are empty nesters living in Manhattan. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down just as Kate's teaching career is taking off. After finding a dog (played by a human) in the park, Greg brings the street-smart "Sylvia" home. The animal visitor becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife as this odd love triangle ensues. It's a tale of hilarious and touching experiences with 'man's best friend.'

Performances: Feb 1- Feb 16

Auditions: Nov 26 & 27 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