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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


Directed by Brett Nichols

Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20's, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County jail. Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her. But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well - turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. 

Auditions Feb 10 & 11 at 6:30 p.m., Schmuckal Theatre (lower level of OTP)

Read the Script Here

Audition Packet

Audition Registration Form


Studio Production


A Doll's House Part 2

By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Frank Hartley

Fifteen years after Nora Helmer infamously slammed the door on her stifling domestic life (in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House), she has returned with an urgent request. Before she can get what she needs, however, she must reckon with the family she left in her wake. Lucas Hnath's funny, probing and bold new sequel is a continuation of Ibsen's complex exploration of traditional gender roles and a clever contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships. 

Performances: May 29 - June 13

Auditions: UPDATE: Temporarily canceled. We will update as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience

Audition Info

Audition Form 

Read the Script Here

Read the Original A Doll's House 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