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Auditions

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OPEN AUDITIONS: THERE'S A ROLE FOR YOU!

Old Town Playhouse actor auditions are open to all community members! This page has the audition schedule, audition information, and audition tips!

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

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

Here are the tentative upcoming audition dates for the 2023-2024 season. These are subject to change. A link to the audition form and more details will be posted here as auditions get nearer.

The Wedding Singer
February 26 & 27
Cast of 25 people, some roles will be double cast.
Actors who can play characters aged 18-80. Ages 18+

AUDITION APPLICATION

YC Disney's Finding Nemo
March 18 & 19

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 or email office@oldtownplayhouse.com 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, auditionees should prepare a short, memorized solo (approximately two minutes, though Directors will often ask for only 16-32 bars, 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 participate in other movement activities.

Audition Tips

Some general 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!

If you’re struggling picking audition music, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • If you don’t have a bunch of songs already in your back pocket, a good starting point for music inspiration is looking to other shows that the composer has written, OR other shows that are similar stylistically/genre wise.
  • Is there a specific character that you’re interested in? Find a song that belongs to a character that has similar characteristics (villain, hero, dreamer, ingenue, comedic relief, etc).
  • Not much of a singer? Pick a dramatic song that will show off your acting chops!

Ultimately, having fun is the most important part of an audition, so when in doubt, pick something you love and show us what you got!