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Willoughby Summer Theater Festival Auditions

Award: A part in the festival

Deadline: 05/16/2021

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: Willoughby Summer Theater Festival

The Willoughby Summer Theater Festival’s mission is to serve Lake County and the larger northeastern Ohio community by presenting free productions of meaningful theater classics. Presented by Andrews Osborne Academy, we believe that the experience of attending/participating in live professional theater should be available to everyone in our community, regardless of age or socio-economic background. We're excited to meet you and move forward with this exciting project. We encourage adults, teenagers, pre-teens and anyone interested in theater to express your interest.

There will be 3 exciting projects.

Our Town, directed by Darryl Lewis, is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. It's themes are life, love & loss.

A New Hope Cabaret, directed by Mike Rogan, will feature music and song that celebrates the return of live theater and brighter days ahead.

Dance Dance Dance,, directed by Bea Parker will feature stories through music and dance as we celebrate the joy of movement and storytelling.

Auditions will be held on Friday, May 14, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, May 15, 12pm-2pm and Sunday, May 16 2pm-3pm. Call backs are May 16 from 3pm-5pm.Rehearsals begin June 28. Performances will take place the week of July 30-August 8.Auditions and Performances will take place on the Andrews Osborne Academy Campus, 38588 Mentor Ave. in the AOA Osborne Building.

The Willoughby Summer Theater Festival uses non traditional and color blind casting. Please PREPARE appropriate audition pieces for what you’d like to audition.
1) Contemporary American Monologue, a memorized poem, a speech or whatever you already know for Our Town. If you would like to read something for the Our Town script, that’s ok also. 2) 1 minute of a song for Cabaret Performance, 3) Contemporary Dance for Dance Show. You may audition for 1 or all of the above shows.
All CDC guidelines will be in place for auditions, rehearsals and performances.

*Please contact Darryl Lewis @ or call/text 216-406-1699 with any questions at all. When you’re ready to set your audition day and time, scan code below and let’s have some fun. WE’RE BACK and this will be a wonderful experience.!

If you're ready to sign up to audition, please follow the link and select a date and time.