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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.

AUDITIONS - 2017-2018 SEASON

Main Stage Production

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

Nov 13 & 14

7-9 pm at the Studio at the Depot

Perusal scripts are available for no charge via email (office@oldtownplayhouse.com), or for a $10 deposit in the Business Office.

Performances Jan 19 - Feb 3

Online audition form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBwmVgEZyKufUwZ5KCXF5K0siRnEWnLWoejZFAfv6PJH2aUw/viewform

Character Descriptions, Arsenic and Old Lace  *

Women

Abby Brewster: A sweet caring old lady who is loved by all. She has a Victorian charm and grace about her. Her way of helping could also be considered-- murder. Very old-fashioned in an ironic way. (55-75)

Martha Brewster: A sweet caring old lady who is loved by all. She has a Victorian charm and grace about her. Her way of helping could also be considered--murder. Very old-fashioned in an ironic way. (55-75)

Elaine Harper: A sweet young lady who knows what she wants. She is in love with Mortimer and she is not about to let him talk her out of their engagement. (18-25)

Men

Mortimer Brewster: A young theatre critique who has a bunch of crazy people in his family tree. He himself is afraid of becoming crazy as well as what may happen if people find out about the skeletons in his families cellar. (25-30)

Teddy Brewster: A bit on the crazy side; Teddy Brewster thinks that he is President Teddy Roosevelt. He buries all of Martha and Abby's "gentlemen" in the basement. (25-35)

Jonathan Brewster: He was troubled as a child and is even more so as an adult. He has escaped from a mental institution and has murdered multiple people. In order to hide from the law Johnny has had to turn to plastic surgery to alter his face, leaving him disfigured. (30-40)

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon who is often drinking. He has also escaped from a mental institution. He has a German accent (30-50)

The Rev. Dr Harper: A protective father to Elaine. (40-60)

Mr. Gibbs: A nice elderly man who lives alone and has no family. (60-70)

Officer O'Hera An officer who doesn't really want to be an officer. He wants to write plays and is eager to tell the renowned critique Mortimer about his plot. He's not very good at reading the room or knowing when now is not a good time. (20- 40) (This character may be male or female.)

Officer Brophy: An officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the brightest man on the force. (20-40) (This character may be male or female.)

Officer Klein: Another officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the brightest man on the force. (20-40) (This character may be male or female.)

Lieutenant Rooney: All bronze and no brain. An officer of the law. (20-40) (This character may be male or female.)

Mr. Witherspoon: Superintendent of Happy Dale sanitarium. (40-60) (This character may be male or female.)

You do not have to be in the age category of the characters. You just need to be able to act that age.

More info on each production herehttp://www.oldtownplayhouse.com/performances/main-stage-season/

 

Studio Production

Romance Guaranteed

by Art Nemitz

Dec 18 & 19

7-9 pm Studio Theatre at the Depot

Perusal scripts are available for no charge via email (office@oldtownplayhouse.com), or for a $10 deposit in the Business Office.

Performances February 9-24

3 characters: 1 man, 2 women.

More info on each production here: http://www.oldtownplayhouse.com/performances/studio-season/

 

For more information, visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com, call 231-947-2210, or e-mail office@oldtownplayhouse.com.

 

 

 

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