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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

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Doris Baizley

We encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. As the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns spill out and roll on. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale with imagination and wonderful circus magic. As we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge. A festive tale of redemption and compassion in a bold retelling, it’s a feel good classic the whole family will enjoy.

Performances Nov 23 - Dec 8

Auditions: Sept 17 & 18 at 7:00 pm, lower level of OTP

Details coming soon



Studio Production

The Actor's Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You                             

By Christopher Durang

Performances: Oct 26-Nov 10

Auditions: August 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Studio at the Depot

From the Director:

The great Einstein once said, “A question that sometimes drives me hazy; am I or are the others crazy?”

These two one act plays are a lot of fun, and a little dark. And will leave you questioning the perception of your own reality.

I have made the decision to double cast these two one act plays. I will be casting 2 men, 3 women, and 1 youth male (the young boy will only be cast in Sister Mary).

George/Aloysius…. Meg/Diane…..Sarah/Sister Mary…… Ellen/Philomena…..Henry/Gary…..Thomas

Actors Nightmare is very personal to me because I was in it in high school and played Meg, the Stage Manager (shocker). It is a very funny play that will keep the actors and the audience on their toes.

Sister Mary does require some of the actors to sing. The singing is done as part of a gag, so it doesn’t have to be good, in tune, or on key. But please, try your best.

Sister Mary features a lot of political topics; the Me Too movement, religiously motivated violence against the LGBTQ+ community, a woman’s right to choose, addiction, and gun violence.

There is no nudity, but there are some strong adult themes, language, and violence. There will also be a lot of laughs, and good times to be had by all.

Thank you for your interest,

-Hayley Bowker


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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