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Cleveland-area Auditions

Both paid and unpaid audition opportunities for community and nonprofit theatres and performing groups. If you have or know of an audition notice not included here, submit your listing as a call for artists. 

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Auditions for "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

Auditions: Monday, Aug 21st, 2017, 7pm - 9pm and Tuesday, Aug 22nd, 2017, 7pm - 9pm - No reservation required
Auditions will consist of readings from the script & some improvisational activities. A short prepared Shakespearean monologue is appreciated, but is not required.
What To Bring: A headshot and resume; a list of your Sept - Oct, 2017, conflicts.
Callbacks: Wednesday, Aug 23rd, 2017, 7pm - 9pm, if needed (invitation only).
Audition Location: Strongsville Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Rd (behind the Target store), Strongsville 44149

Auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!"

Auditions: Sunday September 10th from 6-8pm and Monday, September 11th from 7-9pm

Located at Garfield Heights Fire Station: 5115 Turney Rd, Garfield Heights, OH 44125 (enter from McCracken Road)

Audition will consist of group improvisation and readings from the script. Please be prepared to arrive by the start time on the day you are auditioning and stay for the entire two hours if necessary. Resume is optional. You only need to attend one day of auditions, and there will be no callbacks for this production.

Auditions for "26 Pebbles"

Audition Dates: January 30 & 31, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre
Rehearsals begin February 26 and will occur five evenings a week until opening.

Roles: Age range of actors is flexible (no children). Four women and two men are needed and will play multiple characters.

Auditions for "Virtual Devotion"

Audition Dates: November 28 & 29, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre
Rehearsals begin December 18-21; followed by a holiday break; then resume on January 3, and will occur five evenings a week until opening.

Roles: Age range of actors is flexible (no children). Three women and three men are needed.

Auditions for "Consider the Oyster"

Audition Dates: September 6 & 7, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre
Rehearsals begin September 11 and will occur five evenings a week until opening.

Age range of actors is flexible (no children).
Two women and two men are needed.

Spice Girl Tribute Band

Ever dreamt of being a Spice Girl? Performing to sold out audiences, wearing ridiculous costumes, and promoting girl power?

Open Call Auditions: Friday September 1, 2017, 11am-8pm

What to prepare:
Take your spice! Choose your favorite Spice Girl to portray, or all (costumes welcomed, but not needed).
32 bars acapella fav Spice Song
Be prepared to improvise using British accent, in character of choosing.

Mercury Theatre Company Winter Season Auditions

Auditions will be for Babes in Toyland, JUNIOR COMPANY'S Fame JR. & A Whole New World: The Music Behind the Magic.

Dates/Time: Monday, August 14: 6:00 & Tuesday, August 15: 6:00
No appointment necessary. If you are unable to attend the audition dates scheduled, video links may be emailed to
Location: Notre Dame College 1851 South Green Road South Euclid, OH 44121. Auditions will be held in the Auditorium of Regina Hall.

Note: Main entrance is at 1851 South Green Road (the old Regina High School driveway). The current listed college address is: 4545 College Drive. Regina High School is now part of Notre Dame College. The theatre is located inside the old Regina High School building (now called Regina Hall) – to your left as you enter the driveway. All performances will be held in Regina Hall.

Audition Preparation: Please prepare one short (32-bar) musical selection in your key; take sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Headshots and resumes will be accepted at the audition.

Call: 216.771.5862 For further information, or with questions.

Auditions for "Children of Eden"

Stagecrafters announces auditions for 13 THE MUSICAL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Pepper Pike Learning Center, 32000 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike. Please plan on staying for the entire audition from 11:00am – 2:00 pm
Auditions are open to students in grades 8–12. Those wishing to audition should attend prepared to sing 32 measures of a song which showcases their vocal performance and song interpretation ability. An accompanist will be provided for those taking sheet music and a CD player will be available for those wishing to audition with instrumental accompaniment trax. There will also be a dance combination to learn so comfortable clothes and jazz or tennis shoes should be worn. Audition packets can be downloaded at the Stagecrafters page of Completed audition packets must be signed by parents and brought to the auditions. They will provide packets at auditions if you are unable to fill one out prior. Please email Tali at for the audition materials.

Auditions for "Lovers and Other Strangers"

Audition Dates: August 29, 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM at The Gates Mills Community House, 1460 River Rd. Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
Auditions will be reading from the script of the play.
Need 6 Males and 6 Females whose acting range includes: 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's +.

Auditions for "Urinetown the Musical"

Audition Date: Tuesday August 15th and Wednesday August 16th, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Time slots will be assigned every 5 minutes)

What to prepare: Please prepare two contrasting 32 bars or short songs in a contemporary musical theatre style. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume to auditions. Headshots and resumes are appreciated, but not required.

If Interested: Email to sign up for one of the dates and include your ideal time for auditioning. Otherwise they will just assign you the best available slot. They will do their best to accommodate you.

*If you can not make auditions please email them your headshot and resume for consideration. If possible submit a video audition for consideration. They do their best to see and consider additional people, but attending auditions is always ideal.

Auditions for "A Few Good Men"

Audition Dates: September 10 & 11 – 7:00 p.m. at Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St. Hudson, Ohio 44236
All Hudson Players auditions are open auditions with all roles available. No experience is necessary. For non-musicals please be prepared to read from the script.

Auditions for "The Lottie & Bernice Show"

Auditions will take place: Sunday, August 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Monday, August 28 from 7 to 8 pm, Houston Hall, 3069 Houston Road, Norton, OH 44203
Scenes from the script provided for auditions. Additional questions, please contact Jim Trenta 330-808-3910 or email
4m(20’s to 60’s), 1f(20’s), Voice Only: 2m, 2f (any age)
The roles of Lottie and Bernice are already cast.

Auditions for "Chicago"

Auditions: Monday August 21st, 7pm-10pm & Tuesday August 22nd, 7pm-10pm
Callbacks: Thursday August 24th, 7pm-10pm
Location: Brecksville Old Town Hall, 49 Public Square, Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Please prepare the following:
*Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show, bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
*Take appropriate dance clothes to both auditions and callbacks. Dance experience required for most roles
*Take a headshot and resume
*Please take a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period.

Auditions for "Christmas at the Wiley Diner"

Auditions: Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16

Show Dates: November 10 – December 10, 2017

Set in present day Cow Creek, PA – this new Holiday tale is sure to become a classic.  A Warm-hearted, humorous reminder of the many things, including our collective imperfections, that should be recognized, embraced & most of all, celebrated.  Rejoice with us over the unique little bits that make family, friends & community our strength as well as our Comfort & Joy.

Auditions for "Big Fish"

Auditions: September 10th 7-10 PM & September 14th 7-10 PM
Location: St. Joseph Parish of Avon Lake, 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012
Prepare: A 32 bar contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided. Pleae bring your own sheet music.
Questions? email the director at

The process is very unique in that the whole cast rehearses just once per week on Friday evenings from 7-10 pm. For this production some principles will also rehearse on Monday evenings. Rehearsals will begin October 27th. The production runs February 9-17 at the Daniel B. Ross Performing Arts Center in Avon Lake.

Auditions for "Without a Clue"

Audition dates and times
Sunday, August 20th at 2:00
Monday, August 21st at 7:00
Olde Towne Hall Theatre – 36119 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville
Auditions will consist of reading scenes from the script.

Auditions for "Love, Honor, and Other Complications

Auditions: 7:00 PM Sunday, August 13 & 7:00 PM Monday, August 14
Callbacks Wednesday, August 16 as needed
Production Dates Fri/Sat Oct. 13 - Oct. 28 2017 (matinee 10/22)
Rehearsals Sunday thru Thursdays starting Aug 20th if possible.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please go prepared with a list of conflicts with the dates above.

Auditions for "The Little Mermaid"

Auditions will take place: Monday & Tuesday, August 14 & 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Callbacks by invitation only: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Appointments Needed. Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103.
Reading from script sides.
Attend prepared with a 16-32 bars of a standard Music Theatre song. Take sheet music in the proper key.
An accompanist will play for all auditioners. Singing acapella is discouraged.
Take a detailed list of your conflicts beginning October 1, 2017. This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal. All cast members must be available for tech week (November 19-22) and for all performances, including the two daytime performances.
Take a headshot or snapshot of yourself to attach to their paperwork. (a school picture or snapshot will suffice.)
Resumes will be accepted, but are not required.

Auditions for "The Rocky Horror Show"

Audition Dates: September 2nd (2:00-4:00) and September 3rd (6:00-8:00)
Please take headshot and resume to audition (if available)
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE!! Please go prepared with 16-32 bars of a song related to the show and read from the script.