AUDITIONS: March auditions signal a busy Spring theatre season


Theatre Auditions for March, 2015
Compiled by Gail M. Burns

Mill City Productions

Mill City Productions is holding auditions for its May production of “A Bright New Boise” by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Kari Daly, on Thursday, March 12 and Sunday, March 15 from 4-6 pm at the Mill City theater in Building 4N at the Heritage State Park in North Adams, MA. Needed are two men, 30s-50s; one teenage male; and two women, 20s-50s. No prepared monologues are necessary; actors will be asked to read from the script. Actors of all experience levels are encouraged to audition. For more information e-mail

PLOT SYNOPSIS: In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.

WAM Theatre

WAM Theatre invites interested professional actors to submit a resume and headshot if interested in being considered for one or more of the 2015 Fresh Takes Reading Series which runs April-September at No. Six Depot Roastery and Café on 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. Readings take place at 3 pm on the following Sunday afternoons: April 19, May17, June 14, August 16, and September 13. Rehearsals take place on the Saturday before the reading. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit. Send resume and headshot to Hope Rose Kelly, Company Administrator, at by March 21, 2015 with ‘Submission: Fresh Takes’ in the subject line. Include the readings for which you are available in the body of your email. (You must be available for both the rehearsal and reading date.) If available, actors may be cast in more than one reading.

Participation in the reading series is voluntary, and actors must have experience with and be comfortable at cold readings. Equity actors are invited to perform via Equity waiver. Any proceeds from the play reading series will go towards WAM Theatre’s fall mainstage production.

Ghent Playhouse

The Ghent Playhouse is holding auditions for their May-June production of “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by John Trainor, on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, at the Ghent Playhouse, located in the Village of Ghent, directly across Route 66 and the Ghent Firehouse. Sign-in at 7 pm. Please be prepared to read from the script. Roles for 3 females and 2 males, aged 17-mid 60’s. For further information, visit our website.

PLOT SYNOPSIS: Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. “Rabbit Hole” charts the couple’s bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

MacHaydn Theatre

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming season. Shows include: The Baker’s Wife, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rent, Hairspray, West Side Story, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Xanadu; the full season runs mid-May through mid- September. Auditions for adults, ages 16 and older, will be on Saturday, March 28, from 10 am-3 pm; children ages 15 and under will be on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am-3 pm. Both will take place at the Mary E. Dardess Elementary School on Woodbridge Avenue in Chatham, NY.
More information on The Mac-Haydn Theatre Web site.

Adults will be auditioning for spots in the professional performing company for the summer, as well as roles or ensemble casting in one or more shows. Children will be chosen to be in one or more of the Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre shows. Adults are asked to prepare a song and a short, comedic monologue, and to bring sheet music in your key, as well as shoes and clothing appropriate for a short dance/movement call. Children should prepare a song and also bring the sheet music in their key, plus shoes for the dance/movement exercise.

Town Players

The Town Players of Pittsfield are holding auditions for two comedic staged readings directed by Denise Roller – Chocolate by Frederick Stroppel and Wedding Duet by Lauren Wilson – on Tuesday, March 31, from 5- 6:30pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. Needed are two men and two women. Actors will be asked to read from the script. The readings will be performed on April 26.

Chocolate depicts a detective investigating the disappearance of a husband and Wedding Duet is about a newly married couple on their way to crossing the threshold when it all comes to a screeching halt.

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