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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 "Pump Boys and Dinettes"

Auditions: Sunday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 4 with callbacks on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00pm
4 men, 2 women
Show Dates: May 8 – 31, 2020

Auditions for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and "Violet"

Audition Date: Sunday, January 26 - 7-9PM and January 28 - 7-9PM
Callbacks: (if needed) January 29 7-9PM

Auditions for Porthouse Theatre's 2020 Season

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s professional summer theatre, will hold auditions for its 2020 Season on Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance (1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242).

Individuals auditioning for Porthouse Theatre's upcoming season should come prepared with the following:

  1. Two selections of 16 bars, one ballad and one up-tempo song. 
  2. Sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist provided. Acapella singing will not be permitted. 
  3. Hard copy of your head shot and resume. 

Auditions - Ten Below: 23rd Annual One Act Festival

The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original 10-minute plays. They received over 700 submissions from playwrights from the East Coast to the West Coast and many other countries around the globe. The Fine Arts Association is thrilled to present these new works. (Rated Adult)

Monday, February 3, 2020 – beginning 6:30 pm in Room 156
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – beginning 6:30 pm in Room 156

Auditions for "Beehive: The 60's Musical"

Auditions: Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130

Please bring a prepared song (60s R&B, pop, or rock standards encouraged but not required) with either sheet music or an accompaniment track. A pianist will be provided. Also dress for a group dance audition. No appointment necessary, just show up either day ready to sing and dance!

Auditions for "Hair"

Aurora Community Theatre is looking for Actors, Singers and Singers who move well, Dancers who sing or Dancers who don’t.
Singing Audition: Sun Mar 8, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm and Mon Mar 9, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm
Dance Audition: Tues Mar 10, 2020 7:00 pm
DANCERS: if you are auditioning to DANCE ONLY, no sign up is necessary. Please attend the dance audition on Mar 10 2020
Callbacks: Sun Mar 15, 2020 @ 6 pm, If invited to callbacks, scene work, and further music will be given.

Auditions for "Bright Star"

Auditions for BRIGHT STAR
Sunday, February 9th, 7pm-10pm
Monday, February 10th, 7pm-10pm
Callbacks if needed THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th 7pm-10pm
Location: Auditions will be held at The Barlow Community Center (41 S Oviatt Street, Hudson, OH 44236)

Auditions for "Parade"

Spring Older Teen & Adult (ages 16+)
Auditions: Jan 30, 31, & Feb 1
Location: Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Cleveland Act Now Auditions - Cleveland Public Theatre

Contact Faye Hargate, CPT Director of Community Ensembles, at 216.631.2727 x207 or to sign up for one of the listed audition slots.
AUDITIONS: Tues, Jan 28th, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Wed, Jan 29th, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Thurs, Jan 30th, 4:30pm-5:45pm and Fri, Jan 31st, 4:30pm-5:45pm
Prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)
CPT conducts group auditions, and youth must be able to stay for the whole audition time frame.
CPT requests that a guardian or caregiver is present for the first 30 minutes of the audition. If this is not possible, contact Faye Hargate.

Cleveland Dance Project Auditions

Calling all adult dancers, ages 18+, from the beginner to the professional! If you're looking for a fun performance/choreography opportunity, to challenge yourself with a new style of dance or perfect an old one, or looking to make friends with other Cleveland dancers, join Cleveland Dance Project for it's SIXTH open call auditions! All levels of dance experience and all styles of dance welcome & encouraged. The audition process is a placement day, that allows dancers to meet the choreographers and audition for dances of their choice in a group environment. We do our best to place everyone who attends in at least one piece. More info and to register here:

Auditions for "The Whale"

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on January 30th 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.
Please be familiar with the script using the link at the bottom of this page.
At this time, there are no stipends and/or AEA contracts being offered!