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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

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed By Phil Murphy

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a female astronomer, stuck in a man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. She refuses to simply log stars photographed by men and begins the process of recording the changes in Cepheid stars – a scientific discovery that has a profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy and the men who inhabit it. Silent Sky is a powerful blend of science, history, suffragism, family ties, and fragile love where a passionate woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

AUDITIONS: MONDAY, January 6: 6:30-9:30 TUESDAY, January 7: 7:00-10:30

CALLBACKS: If needed will be WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2020

PERFORMANCES: March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Performances are at 7:30 PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:00 PM

TECH WEEK is March 1-5



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

From the director: I will be auditioning actors not for roles, but to be in the show. We will assign the roles after casting. 

I will cast seven women who can play ages from 30 to  65 years of age.

To fullfill the role of Gingy we will need to change hair color to some shade of red. Being a red head already does not guarantee the role. 

Wear comfortable clothes, bring your sense of humor, and be prepared to read from the script.

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

Online Audition Form 

Facebook Event page

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