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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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Auditions are by appointment only - SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024      

Please bring a resume, headshot and 16-32 measures from a song not in 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.
For questions or further information, contact the director at

Auditions for "Annie"

Audition Dates:
Kids Only: September 22, 3:30pm to 8:00pm (we don't anticipate everyone being there this -entire- time, but we do expect high volumes of young performers).
Everyone Else: September 24th and 25th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Callbacks: September 29th, 3:00pm - 9:00pm (Again, we don't anticipate everyone being there the entire time).
Preparation: All auditionees should prepare a 16 to 32 bar cut of a song selection that showcases their voice. An accompanist will be provided. Please also be advised to wear comfortable, movement-friendly clothing and footwear for the dance portion of the auditions/callbacks.

Performance Team Auditions

Audition Date: Sat. September 22nd
Audition Time: 12pm - 2pm Dancers / 2pm - 4pm Singers
You do not have to audition for both - Singers please prepare a holiday song a capella.
Dancers / Movers come ready to learn a routine.
If you have a headshot and/or resume please bring it with you.

Audition Notice: Dance Film project

Elu Dance Company is seeking professional dancers to take part in an upcoming production titled barefaced- inspired by C.S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces. This dance production will include film portions in which we need visceral and theatrical dancers to perform.

North Coast Men's Chorus Auditions

The North Coast Men’s Chorus is holding auditions for their holiday concert on Sunday, September 16th and 23rd starting at 6:00! Please come and plan on staying for the entire rehearsal. Their holiday concert will be presented on Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 and 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm at the beautiful Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square!

Auditions for "The Gifts of the Magi"

Auditions: Sunday, September 30 / 2PM-6PM & Monday, October 1 / 7PM-10PM
By Appointment: Email or Call (440) 949-5200 to reserve a 10-minute slot
Callbacks as needed
Preparation: Actors encouraged but not required to bring a resume and headshot. Prepare a Christmas hymn or carol; an accompanist will be provided. Actors may be asked to stay to read from the script.

Auditions for "Bent"

Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 21st, and Wednesday October 24th from 7-9pm
To sign up for auditions, please visit
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.

Auditions for "Shrek The Musical"

Open Call Auditions by appointment only will be held on Sunday, September 23rd and Monday, September 24th at Beck Center. You may procure your appointment by calling Beck Center at 216-521-2540 x10
All roles are available except the title role. They include Princess Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad as well as Dragon and MANY amazing character roles. Role doubling is integral to the process, so all actors will have a good deal of stage opportunity. Specific roles can be found below, although doubling will be tbd.
PREPARATION: Please prepare one musical theatre selection not to exceed 90 seconds. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Dance calls will occur as part of the callback process. Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time slot to fill out a brief audition form. Resume’ and Headshot are requested but not required.
ROLES: With the exception of two children’s roles, the appropriate age range for this show is 16 to 50. As previously mentioned, most of the Ensemble is double if not triple cast (other than Shrek, Adult Fiona, Donkey and Farquaad)
Please direct any questions to However, appointments are only taken by calling 216-521-2540 x10

Auditions for "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act"

Auditions: Wednesday, October 24th 7pm-9pm & Saturday, October 27th 11am-1pm
Please prepare two contrasting monologues from Fugard or other South African playwright's work-with South African dialect.
Please prepare to improvise in darkness.

Auditions for "Kringle's Inventionasium Experience"

Auditions: Monday, September 24th & Tuesday, September 25th
Where: Near West Theatre - 6702 Detroit Rd. Cleveland, OH 44102
Sign-Up: 6:30pm or 8pm time slots available.
Email: to schedule.
Arrive: 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Headshots & Resumes are appreciated, but not required. Dress for movement and wear comfortable footwear.

Auditions for "Hands on a Hardbody"

Auditions: Sunday, November 11th at 7:00PM & Monday, November 12th at 7:00PM
Callbacks – Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm, if needed
SIGN UP TODAY:!/showSignUp/10c0d4fafa629abf85-hands
Location: The Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Please prepare the following:
*Please prepare 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts of a song in the style of the show (DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW), bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
*Audition forms will be provided but auditioners are encouraged to fill them out ahead of time and/or bring a resume. Headshots are appreciated but not required(photos will be taken of those without headshots for reference use).
*Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period.
(A sampling of some of the music from the show can be found at

Auditions for "It's A Wonderful Life"

Auditions will be held October 16th and 17th from 7-9pm
All auditioners are asked to attend prepared to cold read from the script. They also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.
Rehearsals will begin October 21st and will generally be held Sunday-Thursday.
Email all questions to

Auditions for "She Loves Me"

Auditions: Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20, 7PM-10PM, Call (440) 949-5200 x221 to schedule a 5-minute slot, Callbacks Saturday, September 22, 12PM-4PM
Preparation: Actors encouraged but not required to bring a resume and headshot. Prepare a 16-32 selection in the style of the show; an accompanist will be provided. Actors may be asked to stay to read from the script.

Auditions for "West Side Story"

The Akron Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for a concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s WEST SIDE STORY, to be performed on May 4, 2019, at 8 p.m. at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Initial auditions will take place on September 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 263 East Mill Street, in Akron. Callbacks, as necessary, will be held on September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
All roles paid. Equity contracts available, if needed. An ethnically diverse cast is desired.
Rehearsals will begin in early April, with a few music rehearsals a week, and will increase in frequency the week prior to May 4th for light staging and tech.