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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 "Mark Twain and His Jumping Frog"

Bay Village Community Theater will hold auditions for its August staged reading, "Mark Twain and His Jumping Frog" adapted by Preston Postle from Mark Twain's "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and correspondence. Auditions will take place July 22 and 23, 7-9 pm at St. Barnabas Fellowship Hall, 468 Bradley Rd., Bay Village.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. There will be two performances of this staged reading: August 17 at 2 pm and August 18 at 6 pm.

Auditions for Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors"

Auditions: Sat., July 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Sun., July 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Call the Box Office 440-331-0403 for an appointment.
Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Auditions will be held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake.
Please bring a head shot and resume, if available. If not, a photo will be taken as needed. Please visit to download and print an audition form.

Auditions for "Annie"

Audition Dates: Sunday, August 25th 1PM & Monday, August 26th 7PM
Callbacks Wednesday, August 28th 7PM

Attend the audition prepared with 16-32 measures of music in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. Girls auditioning for Annie/Orphans should be familiar with the first verse of “It’s a Hard Knock Life”.
Be dressed for dance/movement.
All roles are open (except for the role of Sandy the dog). Men, women, and children of all ages are needed. The director encourages both family participation as well as individuals.

Auditions for "Death Defying Acts"

3 one-act plays by David Mamet, Elaine May, and Woody Allen Directed by Chris Bizub & Nici Romo
Audition Dates: Saturday, July 20th, 2019 3pm - 5pm & Sunday, July 21st, 2019 1pm - 4pm
*Auditions are open - no reservation required*
Preparation: Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
What to Bring: Headshot and Resume
A list of your July-Sept 2019 conflicts
Callbacks: TBD - if needed

Audition & Performance location: The Center, 118 W. Market St. Akron, Ohio

Auditions for "Sister Act"

Auditions: Monday, July 22 6:30-9:30 & Tuesday, July 23 6:30-9:30
Call Backs- Wednesday, July 24th, 6:30-10:00
Auditions will be held at: Brecksville Human Services Center 2 Community Drive Brecksville, OH 44141

Please prepare the following:
* 16-32 bars in the style of the show. Dancing/reading to take place at callbacks.
* Bring appropriate dance clothes to both auditions and callbacks. Dance experience required for most roles
* Bring a headshot and resume
* Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period

Auditions for "The Member of the Wedding"

Auditions: Sunday, July 28th and Monday, July 29th beginning at 5PM
By Appointment Only! Call 216-521-2540 ext 10
Sides will be available at the auditions. No monologues needed for these open call days.
2 AEA contracts are available for this production. All non-AEA performers 18 years of age and older will be stipend-ed for their participation.

Auditions for "The Crucible"

Monday & Tuesday, July 22 & 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Callbacks by invitation only: Thursday, July 25, 2019

- Appointments Needed. Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103.
- Will be reading short monologues from the script at auditions and possibly some scenes.
- It is imperative you are familiar with the script and characters.
- Must be available for all performances, including the daytime senior matinee.
- Bring a head shot or snapshot of yourself to attach to our paperwork.
- Questions? Call 440-951-7500 x103

Auditions for "Hello Herman"

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on August 29th
All auditioners are asked to come prepared to cold read from the script. They 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!

Rehearsals will begin on September 1st and generally run Sunday-Thursday evenings
Performances: October 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 8pm and October 13th at 2pm

Auditions for "Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation" (working title)

Auditions: Monday August 5th 6pm-9pm & Tuesday August 6th 6pm-9pm
Appointment are scheduled in 5 min increments
Where: Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
By appointment only: Contact: India Nicole Burton at

What to prepare:
Actors: Monologue or Poem
Singers: Any song in A Cappella
Dancers: two 8 counts to Elaine Browns “ Seize the time”
Audition should be no longer than 3 mins. If it is longer you may be asked to stop.

Auditions for "Anything Goes"

When: Sunday, July 21 from 12-3pm and Monday, July 22 from 7-9:30pm No appointment necessary. Please be signed in by 8pm.
Callbacks by invitation only: Tuesday July 23 from 7-9:30pm and Wednesday July 24 from 7-9:30pm. Be prepared to move and sing.
Where: Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 Room 241
What to prepare: Two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show. A joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, there will be no a capella auditions. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot or be prepared to take a photo at auditions.

Auditions for "Glengarry Glen Ross"

Auditions: Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th beginning at 5PM
All of these men are between 35 and 60. Auditioners will be seen individually and BY APPOINTMENT only.
Please call 216-521-2540 x10 to sign up. Auditioning actors should ideally prepare a single monologue not to exceed 2 minutes in length. For anyone unable to prepare a memorized piece, there will be a few brief cuttings from the show available for cold readings.

Puppeteer Auditions for CREATURES

Seeking 20 puppeteers, experienced and new, for paid work!
Be part of a large puppet procession in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, July 27th.
Free Group Workshop/Auditions will be held at Ingenuity on:
Monday, July 15 from 9am - 1pm and Tuesday, July 16 from 9am - 1pm
Plan to work from 9am - 1pm
Request your audition by emailing

The Nutcracker Auditions-Children's Roles

Children’s Roles Saturday, July 27
JRDS | 34869 Lorain Road | North Ridgeville, OH
Ages 6–8, 10:00 AM; Ages 9–11, 11:00 AM; Ages 12+, 12:15 PM

Actors and Gymnasts
Contact Janet Dziak to schedule a private audition.

NPB charges a $10 audition fee. If paid at the door rather than ahead of time, the fee increases to $15.
On audition day, bring a photograph clearly labeled with dancer’s first name, last name, and age. Dancers ages 6–10 should be in first position or tendu a la seconde and dancers 11+ in first arabesque.
More information on website.

Auditions for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Auditions: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 6:00-8:30 pm and Monday, July 29th, 2019 7:00-9:30 pm
Callbacks: Dance Tuesday July 30th, 2019 7-10 pm, Reading and Music Tuesday August 6th, 7-10 pm
Where: 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202
What to Prepare: Please bring a resume and headshot. Prepare 32 bars of music preferably not from the show. Prepare your sheet music for an accompanist. A one-minute monologue would be welcome, but not required. No, a capella or taped music. If invited to dance audition or callbacks, scene work, further music or instructions will be given.

Auditions for "Steel Magnolias"

Auditions: July 20, 1-3 p.m. & July 21, 4-6 p.m.
Callbacks on July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Performance Dates : September 20-22 & 27-29

Auditions are open to everyone and are held at the Ashtabula Arts Center. You do not need prior theater experience to try out for a show. If you are not cast in an on-stage role, please consider volunteering on the backstage crew — an essential part of every show’s production team. There is no cost to audition for or take part in a G.B. or Straw Hat show. Please direct audition questions to Kimberly Godfrey, Director of Theater & Music, at (440) 964-3396.

Please bring a list of calendar conflicts for the director of the show you’re trying out for. Commitment is important, and the success of a production relies heavily on everyone from leads to ensemble being responsible and consistent in showing up for rehearsals.

Auditions for "The Inspector General"

Audition Information and Dates:
Auditions will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019, between 7:00 and 9:00 PM in the Lakeland Community College Performing Arts Center. No reservations or monologues are needed. Sorry, no Equity Contracts for this one. This is an open audition. All roles are paid. except if you are under 18 years of age; sorry.

Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus Auditions

Audition information:
Date: Thursday, August 22nd, Time 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Cleveland State University Music building, East 21st and Euclid, room G17

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra Chorus is a membership organization that performs with Carl Topilow and the Cleveland POPS Orchestra at numerous concerts and events throughout the Orchestra’s concert season. Most performances will take place at Severance Hall and PlayhouseSquare Center. The chorus will rehearse on most Monday evenings from September through May.

Showcase Auditions (Season 5 CDP)

CALLING ALL DANCERS ages 18+, from the professionals to the beginners, if you're looking for a fun performance or choreography opportunity, to challenge yourself with a new style of dance or perfect an old one...or even just looking to make friends with other Cleveland dancers, come out for the fifth OPEN CALL placement audition, all levels of dance experience and all styles of dance welcome and encouraged! This audition process will allow dancers to meet the choreographers and audition for dances of their choice in a group environment that will allow dancers to learn some basic choreography and display their own dance style and personality. They will do our best to place everyone who attends in at least one piece!
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