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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

Elf, the Musical

Book by Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin

Music & Lyrics by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin

Directed By Mychelle Hopkins

Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father, discover his true identity and share the spirit of Christmas with everyone. 

Performances Nov 15 - Dec 14

Auditions: Sept 23 & 24 at 7:00 pm, lower level of OTP

Online Audition Form coming soon 

View/Print the Script here 

Facebook Event Page coming soon


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 


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