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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 "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

CVLT Shields Players seeks 15-18 actors, ages 16-19 for a two week workshop production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
Cast members will meet July 17 -21 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and July 24-28 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Additional evening technical rehearsals will be called during the second week of the workshop. Performances in Riverside Park will be held on July 28, 29, and August 11 at 7:00pm.

Auditions for "PLAYground"

Auditions are Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:30PM – 5:30PM for actors and students age 16 and up.
Auditions will be cold-readings by appointment in half-hour intervals. You'll only need to be there for one half-hour time slot. TCT will begin taking appointment requests on May 1, 2017 by email at
Actors will only need to be available for rehearsals and productions in which they are directly involved.
More information about rehearsal times and which shows have been selected will be posted on TCT's website as it comes in.

Auditions for "Hellcab"

Audition Dates: May 20th (2-4PM) and May 21st (2-4PM)
Please take headshots/resumes with you to auditions (if available)
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE! Must be 18 or older to audition due to adult content and language. Please come prepared to read from the script and do some character exercises.

Rubber City Theatre Season Auditions

Rubber City Theatre will be holding general auditions for local Equity and non-Equity Actors.  Rubber City will offer two Special Appearance Contracts for the 2017-2018 season. Auditions are by appointment only. (Please note AEA defines local, as actors with housing within 50-mile radius of the theatre.)

Pippin auditions will be May 20 from 10:00am-6:00pm and May 21 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
The remainder of the season auditions will be held on ​June 5 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, June 10 from 11:30am-6:00pm, and June 11 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Cleveland Inner City Ballet Auditions

Cleveland Inner City Ballet is looking for talented dancers for their 2017/18 performance season. Auditions will be held: Friday, May 19, 2017 Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm at their downtown Cleveland ballet studio located at 1427 East 36th. Street, Suite 4203A- Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have formal ballet / dance training. Please forward a resume and head shot to to secure a spot for the audition. No phone calls please.

Auditions for "Equus"

Audition Date: Tuesday May 23rd & Wednesday May 24th, Time: 7:00pm
(All actors are asked to arrive at 7pm on the date they sign up for. If you can not make it at 7pm, please inform them in your email)
What to prepare: Readings will be from the script. Prior preparation is not required. A headshot and resume is appreciated. Click HERE for audition sides.  
*Audition sides DO NOT need to be memorized. Copies will be provided at auditions. The link is just to help you be more comfortable in your audition.

Auditions for "Carrie: The Musical"

Near West Theatre holds group auditions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No preparation or preregistration is required. Actors of all experience levels are led through multiple improvisational exercises providing every participant equal opportunity to create through word, movement and song. Auditions focus on the creative process, not the product; on working as an ensemble, not solo. After this first level audition, callbacks will focus on individual roles/songs and working from the script.

Auditions for "Dancing Wheels"

Dancers should bring a current resume and headshot. Please register for the audition by emailing Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher at

Dance auditions will take place at The Dancing Wheels Company & School, 3615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Auditions for "Camp Rock: The Musical"

The auditions are held with all actors together. It is a relaxed atmosphere and they ask that students stay for the whole time. Please be prepared to sing up to 32 bars of a show tune or disney song a capella and you will do some reading from the script. There may also be a simple dance audition.

Auditions for "Actors/Teachers"

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) announces auditions for non-Equity actor/teachers for its School Residency Program for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. These are full-time, seasonal, paid positions, offered from August/September, 2017 through May, 2018.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree in any discipline, as well as previous stage experience or actor training. Teaching experience or prior work with elementary, junior high or high school age students is a plus, but not required. Applicants must have a valid driver license, a reliable automobile and complete a background check.

Auditions for "Next To Normal"

Auditions: Saturday, May 6 from 5-9 PM, Sunday, May 7 from 7-9 PM, Monday, May 8, from 7-10PM.  

Callbacks: Thursday, May 11 from 7:30-10 PM

Auditions for "Hellcab"

HELLCAB is a seventy-minute collection of scenes from a day in the life of a Chicago cabbie. Beginning with a 6:30 a.m. trip by a born-again couple…the cabbie's long day's journey proceeds with fares from, among many others, a dangerous trio of druggies, a piggish mini-capitalist, a benumbed rape victim, an argumentative pair of fellow cabbies, a drunken woman on welfare, a smug lawyer, a randy couple on the way to a motel, and two boisterous New Yorkers out on the town. Alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant, these sharply etched blackouts and cameos…are capped by a stunning and very touching final scene.

Audition Dates: May 20th (2:00-4:00PM) and May 21st (4:00-6:00PM)

Auditions for "Scotland Road"

Western Reserve Playhouse presents "Scotland Road" by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by Brian Westerley.


July 30 – 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

July 31 – 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Audition for "Forbidden Broadway"

Western Reserve Playhouse presents "Forbidden Broadway", Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski and Musical Director John Ebner.


June 11 -- 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

June 12 -- 6:00 pm - 9:00pm