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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, auditions are open to the community and we welcome all to be part of the Old Town Playhouse.

There often 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

Auditions are typically held 9-10 weeks before a show is to be performed. As specific show information becomes available it will be listed below.

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.


The Importance of Being Earnest - July 15, 16
Elf the Musical - Sept 23, 24
Indecent - Nov 4, 5
Silent Sky - Jan 6,  7 
Chicago - Feb 10, 11
Love, Loss and What I Wore - Dec  9, 10
[title of show] - Feb 3, 4
A Doll’s House Part 2 - Mar 23, 24

Mainstage Production


By Paula Vogel

Directed By Debbie Hershey

A play with music. Indecent tells the story of Sholem Asch's 1907 controversial Polish play, The God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked everything to bring it to the stage. The story - about the daughter of a brothel owner who falls in love with one of her father's prostitutes - rose to great success in Europe, but when an English-translation was attempted on Broadway in 1923, the play proved too scandalous and the cast was charged with obscenity. Indecent resurrects Asch's great play, and celebrates the love, magic, and hope of the theatre even in the face of the greatest adversities. 

Performances Jan 17 - Feb 1

Auditions: Nov 4 & 5 at 7:00 pm, lower level of OTP


Audition Packet

Online Audition Form Click Here

View/Print the Script here 



Studio Production

Coming in 2020


Love, Loss & What I Wore

By Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Directed by Denni Don Hunting

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about the nostalgic power of women's clothing, covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why women love to wear black. The cast of women tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loves ones through the prism of their closets. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend, the conversation is unabashedly girly - in a good way. 

Performances: Feb 7 - Feb 22

Auditions: Dec 9 & 10 at 7:00 p.m., lower level of OTP

Online Audition Form Coming Fall 2019  

Facebook Event page Coming Fall 2019 

Read 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