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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 "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Auditioners should come ready to read from the script.

Roles:
JEAN - a woman
GORDON - a dead man
MRS. GOTTLIEB - Gordon's mother
HERMIA - Gordon's Widow
DWIGHT - Gordon's brother
THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER - has an accent

Auditions for "Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street"

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) announces open auditions for non-equity actors for the Classics On Tour production SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS THE BULLY OF BAKER STREET, a play for young audiences, written by Education Outreach Associate David Hansen, and inspired by characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Eligibility:
Those auditioning should bring a headshot and resume and prepare two contrasting monologues. Total audition time should not exceed three minutes. Applicants must have a driver license and a reliable automobile. A background check will also be required. Audition slots are available on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Audition sessions will take place in a Playhouse Square Rehearsal Hall, 1650 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, September 25.

Available Roles:
Seeking four ensemble performers of diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences (age range: 20s - 50s) to portray nine characters. Actors who play a musical instrument are encouraged, though not required, to bring it to the initial audition. All positions are paid.

Auditions for "Shrek The Musical"

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to announce auditions for replacements for our holiday season encore of SHREK The Musical.
Appointments are now being taken for Sunday Oct. 6th beginning at 6PM and Monday Oct 7th beginning at 6PM. Please call 216-521-2540 x10 to make your appointment.
They are searching for Actor/Singer/Dancers ages 17 to 45 for the following tracks:
Audition Preparation: Please prepare one vocal selection, ideally from the Musical Theatre canon. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Singing a capella is highly discouraged. Song length should be no longer than 90 seconds. Dance calls will be held during call back sessions only.
Call Backs: Will likely take place the weekend of Oct. 12/13

Auditions for "The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World"

Act-It UP! Community Theatre is pleased to announce Auditions for the Fall, 2019 Production entitled "The Most Amazing Christmas Play Series in the Entire History of the World", Four Short Comedies by Don Zolidis and produced by Special Arrangement with P)layscripts, Inc., (www.playscripts.com)

Audition Dates are Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th. Please sign up utilizing the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948a8a62da4f49-auditions
Rehearsals will occur on Sunday/Monday evenings until Dress/Tech Week. Performance dates are December 6, 7, & 8.

Audition Info:
This is an anthology of four plays in one and they are looking for over-the-top characterization! They are looking for a multi-generational cast between 15 and 25, some roles may be doubled. The rehearsal schedule is somewhat flexible due to the nature of the script; however, if your role is doubled, it increases your requirement of attendance. Please consider all conflicts when auditioning.

Auditions for "Aladdin Jr."

Auditioning students in Grade 4 through College
Monday, October 7, 6-9 PM OR Tuesday, October 8, 7-10 PM
(some call backs Wed, Oct 9, 6-7:30 PM)
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 acapella and you will do some reading from the script.

Auditions for "Plaid Tidings"

Audition Dates: Monday, September 30, 2019, 7:00pm & Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:00pm
Callbacks: TBD
Location: Cassidy Theater, 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130

Requirements:
Please bring a prepared song in the style of the show that best demonstrates your vocal range and ability. An accompanist will be provided. It is STRONGLY encouraged that all people auditioning bring sheet music for the accompanist.
Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes for movement. All people auditioning will be asked to demonstrate their ability to do basic choreography.

Auditions for "Jingles of Christmas Past"

Looking for . . . Male & female vocalists and/or actors – any age! 7-95yr!
When: Sunday, September 22nd, 6:00-7:00pm – Ages 7-13yr, 7:00-8:00pm – Ages 14yr on up through adults
Register: Go to this Sign Up Genius link to register for an audition time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BADAE22A3FE3-auditions1
Where: North Canton Playhouse, 525 – 7th St. NE, N. Canton (adjacent to Hoover High School)
What: Vocalists: Come prepared with one vocal excerpt from a Christmas song (not Jingle Bells!), no more than 1 minute in length, that best shows your voice. You may sing acapella or bring a track (we will have speakers available for your device – no CD’s please).
Non-Vocalists: There will be cold readings from a script for your audition. No preparation needed.

Auditions for "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Auditions: Wednesday, September 25th & Thursday, September 26th, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
OPEN CALL (no appointment necessary)
CALLBACKS: Saturday, September 28th, 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Auditions for "My Mother#*!^%#! College Life"

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 16th from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on Thursday, October 17th.
All auditioners are asked to come prepared to cold read from the script. We also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.
IMPORTANT: Due to adult language and situations, all individuals under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent to auditions - permission slip required!

Auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 23rd from 7-9pm
All auditioners are asked to come prepared to cold read from the script. The theater also asks that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.
Rehearsals will begin on October 27th and generally run Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Auditions for Improbable Players 2019-20 Season

Improbable Players uses theater performances and workshops to address addiction, alcoholism and the opioid epidemic. Seeking auditions from performers in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for paid acting work. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+, Ages 18-40 and differently abled people to audition. Auditions are accepted by appointment only, on a rolling basis. 

Auditions for "Boeing, Boeing"

Auditions: Sunday, Sept 22, 2019 @ 6pm and Monday, Sept 23, 2019 @ 7pm, Please be on time.
Where: 115 East Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202
What To Prepare: Please bring a resume, headshot, and be familiar with script. We will be reading from the script and would like actors to have some knowledge of accent. Doesn't need to be perfect! Plenty of rehearsal time.

Auditions for "Home for the Holidays"

Auditions: Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 PM and Monday, September 23 at 6:30 PM (or by appointment).
Strongsville Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio (behind the Target store).
Those auditioning will read from script excerpts.
Call Gregory J. Lavelle at (440) 724-4538 or email lavellearb@aim.com for more information or to schedule an audition.

She Loves Me Auditions

Auditions: Sunday, October 6 from 6:00-8:00pm & Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30-8:30pm
Audition Information:
-Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024 (across the street from the theater)
-Please bring a resume, headshot and 32 bars of a song not from the show, prepare your sheet music for an accompanist. No a capella or taped music. If invited to callbacks, scene work, and further music will be given.
Callbacks (if necessary) are by invitation only on Monday, October 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Auditions for "Medium Rare"

Medium Rare at the Olde Towne Hall Theater in North Ridgeville is casting for 2 lead male roles. The roles are for those who are 20 to 40 years old. Medium Rare is a fun two act drama/comedy. Auditions are Mondays through Thursdays at the theater (36119 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039) from 7pm to 9pm.

Auditions for "Afterglow"

Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre announces auditions for AFTERGLOW!
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 2nd from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on October 3rd from 7-9pm
All auditioners are asked to come prepared to cold read from the script. We also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.
At this time, there are no stipends and/or AEA contracts being offered!
Located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44702