Auditions

Au•di•tion (o-dish-en) n. - The art of putting yourself under extreme stress while satisfying the sadistic intentions of others.

OPEN AUDITIONS: THERE'S A ROLE FOR YOU!

Old Town Playhouse actor auditions are open to all community members!

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Auditions are typically on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Watch our News feed or this space for dates and applications for upcoming auditions. Please fill out the audition application before attending!

January 30 & 31, 2023: Something RottenView details and apply to audition for SOMETHING ROTTEN here.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

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 x4 for more information.

  • Auditions are typically held 8-10 weeks before a show is to be performed. As specific show information becomes available it will be listed above.
  • 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 (approximately two 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.

Some audition tips: 

  • Take your time. You will read much faster than you think.
  • Be as expressive as possible. The director can always pull you back.
  • And have fun!