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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.


October Staged Reading and Streaming

Streaming Staged Reading Performances

Audition Notice

Casting 2 men and 2 women, any ages, for a staged reading performance in October. The production consists of three short stories, and four poems of a macabre and spooky nature set to original music and sounds by Cherie Van Maanen. These will be socially distanced performances, with masks being worn unless reading. The goal is to perform the weekend of October 23, depending on state mandates at the time. We will also be filming the production to be available for streaming. Rehearsals will be minimal, with a combination of Zoom and in-person. 

The selected pieces and links are as follows:


The Terrible Old Man - HP Lovecraft
The Furnished Room - O Henry
The Masque Of The Red Death - Edgar Allen Poe


"The Shadow On The Stone" - Thomas Hardy
"A Chilly Night" - Christina Rossetti
"I Felt A Funeral In My Brain" - Emily Dickinson
"Wraith" - Edna St. Vincent Millay

This will be a virtual audition. Please record yourself reading one of the poems, and (no more than) 90 seconds of one of the stories. Please introduce yourself so I know who I am listening to Email your audition to If you have any questions, please email to that address as well. Please submit your audition by Tuesday, September 15. 

A few tips: 

  • Don’t get hung up on production values. I just need to see your face and hear your voice.
  • Take your time. You will read much faster than you think.
  • Be as expressive as possible. I can always pull you back.
  • And have fun!

Terri Heffron




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