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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 Stage Reading of "June"

Actors & Actresses needed for Playwrights Local's Young Playwrights Collective Stage Readings on January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
June is a play set in both Juneteenth 1865 era and a modern 2018 Thanksgiving holiday.
Auditions on Sunday, December 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Cleveland Heights Library (2345 Lee Rd., Cleve. Hts., 44118).

Auditions for "Next To Normal"

Auditions: Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided. In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.
Principal Callbacks will be held the evening of Monday, December 17th.
Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Trutek Dance Company Auditions

Trutek Dance  Company, Cleveland-based and Cleveland’s first, professional all female fusion commercial dance company , now in its 3rd anniversary season, seeks to hire qualified technical female dancers for the 2019-2020 season. There are 2  immediate openings for female dancers. Trutek Dance Company performs professional shows in their in house theatre as well as touring this Summer in the Midwest and the South (including South Carolina & North Carolina) In addition to performing,  company members will teach classes & perform educational outreach.   The company works with highly acclaimed choreographers from New York and Los Angeles throughout the contract year. 

Auditions for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Audition times are available on Saturday, December 22 from 10 am to noon, and Sunday, December 23 from 4 to 6 pm. AEA Guest Artist contracts will be considered.
Use this link to select and reserve your time:
You may also submit your resume and headshot to and request a private audition on another date or time.

Auditions for "Mamma Mia"

Auditions for the REGIONAL COMMUNITY THEATER PREMIER are fast approaching!
Auditions will be held at Olde Towne Hall Theatre, Sunday and Monday, Dec 16 and 17 at 7PM. Callbacks will be held Thursday, Dec 20.
Please bring your resume with photograph and prepare a song of your choice: sheet music or tracks are acceptable. You’ll also be asked to learn to short combination by Heidi so wear comfortable clothing.
Show dates are February 15-March 9 with only one matinee on March 3.
Any questions about auditions can be sent to director Kim Mihalik at

Karamu 2018/19 Theatre Season Auditions

Auditions: Sunday, December 16 at 6PM – 8PM & Monday, December 17 at 7PM – 9PM
Seeking Equity and non-Equity actors for the following 2018/19 theatre season plays:
Tennessee Williams Plays
The Velocity of Autumn
Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida
All roles are available. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, as well as performers with disabilities are encouraged to attend every audition. If you are unable to attend the audition, please email your headshot and resume to along with a request to submit a video audition. Please make note of your union status when submitting.
Appointments: For an appointment, please submit the following materials information to
-A current headshot and up-to-date resume with accurate contact information
-The SHOW(s) and ROLE(s) you would like to be considered for (see below for BREAKDOWNS)
-Your current status with Actors' Equity Association union (i.e. AEA/non-AEA)

The Dancing Wheels Company Auditions

Auditions: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Dancing Wheels Company Studio, 3030 Euclid Ave., 1st Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Contact information:, 216-432-0306

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently seeking to hire qualified male and female dancers for the 2019/20 season. There is an immediate opening for a male dancer and a wheelchair dancer*. The Dancing Wheels Company is a national touring company that works with highly acclaimed choreographers each year. Most recent works include full-length pieces from Donald McKayle, Dianne McIntyre, Nai-Ni Chen, Christopher Fleming, Michael Uthoff, Peter Kalivis, David Rousseve and David Dorfman.

Auditions for "Guys and Dolls"

Rubber City Theatre is holding follow up auditions for 2018/2019 mainstage season production of Guys and Dolls. We are casting local non-union actors. Audition appointments are by appointment only.
Auditions: Monday, December 17 from 6:00-9:00pm & Tuesday, December 18 from 6:00- 9:00pm, Video Submissions see below.
Location: The Black Box at Fort Romig, 2207 Romig Rd, Akron, OH 44320

To Schedule an Audition: Appointments can be made by e-mail to Please include your name, phone number, an attachment of your headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/or time. You will receive a response within two business days. We will endeavor to schedule you as near as possible to your requested time, pending availability.
AEA contracts: No AEA contracts for Guys and Dolls.
Non- AEA contracts: Adult Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75 - $100 stipend, depending on role.

Preparation: Please prepare 32 bars from a musical. You will be auditioning for Dane CT Leasure, Artistic Director of Rubber City Theatre (director of Guys and Dolls), Sarah Bailey (Choreographer), and Sharon Alberson (Music Director). Please bring two copies of your most current headshot and resume.

Video Auditions: We will be accepting video auditions through 12/22. Please record one musical theatre song of your choosing and send with your headshot and resume to

Auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy"

Audition Dates: Mon, Dec. 10th, 2016 6:30pm – 9:30pm & Tues, Dec. 11th, 2016 6:30pm – 9:30pm
*Auditions are open - no reservation required*
Preparation: Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
What to Bring: A headshot and resume and A list of your January-March 2018 conflicts
Callbacks: Thurs, Dec. 13th, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm (invitation only)
Audition Location: Strongsville Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44149 (behind the Target)

Auditions for "Charlotte's Web"

Auditions: Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 and Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00
Workshop Players Theatre is looking for 14-16 cast members for this special and unique children’s tale. There is an opportunity for multiple roles in this show. Some puppetry work will also be used. Imagination, character voices and creative stage movement will be required.

Auditions for "Bridges of Madison County"

Audition Dates: December 15, 2018 from 1-3PM & December 17, 2018 from 6:30-8PM
Callbacks if necessary after 8PM December 17, 2018
Location: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268
Please prepare one song in the style of the show but, not from the show. Callbacks (If needed) will consist of singing and cold reading from the show. There will be no dance audition for this show.
There are no equity contracts available for this show at this time.
Rehearsals will start early February 2019. This will be a short rehearsal period.

Auditions for "Newsies"

Auditions: Sunday, December 16th, 4pm-9pm & Wednesday, December 19th, 6:30pm-10pm
Callbacks: Thursday December 20th, 6:30pm-10pm
Where: Brecksville Old Town Hall, 49 Public Square, Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Please prepare the following:
*Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show, bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
*Bring appropriate dance clothes to both auditions and callbacks. Dance experience required for most roles (please include tap shoes)
*Bring a headshot and resume
*Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period (beginning January 15th)

The Brecksville Theatre does not pre-cast without prior announcement.

Auditions for "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

Auditions: December 10 and 11 from 7 PM to 9 PM. Auditions will involve reading from the script and a short memorization exercise. 
Auditions will be held at the Haddad Theatre, 144 Broadway St, Medina, OH.
Park in the rear of the building. The theatre is on the second floor.
Send any questions to

Auditions for "A Clear View"

Independence Community Theater will be holding auditions for their upcoming show “A Clear View,” which is a series of three one acts directed by Ian Howard and Celia Lupton. They will be held at the theater, 6652 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio.
Auditions will be Tuesday, Dec. 11 or Wednesday Dec. 12 at 7:00pm. Please sign-up for a day by emailing
They politely ask everyone to arrive at 7:00pm on either day so they can group you up, let you study the lines, and then they will call you up to the stage. If you can't make either of these days and you want to audition you may email and you can try to work something out.
Audition Requirements: Please bring any conflicts. You will cold read from the script. You may be asked to read with an accent. Depending on turnout they may hold callbacks.

Auditions for "Godspell"

Auditions will be held on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th. Located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44702.
All auditioners are asked to prepare 32 bars of music in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
They also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Auditions

Required Material for Audition Appointment
The deadline for submission is midnight, January 11, 2019.
The uploaded material should include: A completed audition application, a current headshot, a current resume, and a letter of intent detailing why you are pursuing further training and what you hope to achieve by specifically choosing to study with the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program
Two letters of recommendation are to be scanned and sent to Donald Carrier or by mail to: Donald Carrier, Interim Director, CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, 1901 E 13thSt, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH, 44114. The Letters of Recommendation are not part of the uploaded audition appointment material. They must be sent separately.

The Audition
Each candidate must present two contrasting memorized audition pieces - one contemporary, one Shakespearean verse — not to exceed a total of four minutes. The candidate should be prepared to present additional audition pieces if requested — both contemporary and classical. The candidate may be asked to sing a short unaccompanied song. For audition requirements for URTA, please visit their website at

Auditions for "Breaking Ground: Musicals That Made An Impact!"

Looking for 8-12 talented performers.
There are no union contracts for this production.
ACT does not usually cast understudies and all performers are volunteers.
When: Mon Dec 10 & Tues Dec 11, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Where: 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202
What to Prepare: Bring a headshot and resume along with a list of conflicts. One full song that tells a story and that you believe was from a show that made an impact to musical theatre history, bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
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