Auditions are open to everyone and are held at the Ashtabula Arts Center. You do not need prior theater experience to try out for a show. If you are not cast in an on-stage role, please consider volunteering on the backstage crew — an essential part of every show’s production team. There is no cost to audition for or take part in a G.B. or Straw Hat show. Please direct audition questions to Kimberly Godfrey, Director of Theater & Music, at (440) 964-3396.

Please bring a list of calendar conflicts for the director of the show you’re trying out for. Commitment is important, and the success of a production relies heavily on everyone from leads to ensemble being responsible and consistent in showing up for rehearsals.

Upcoming Auditions

Steel Magnolias
July 20, 1-3 p.m.
July 21, 4-6 p.m.
Callbacks on July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Performance Dates : September 20-22 & 27-29
Directed by Cathy Lawson
Written by Robert Harling
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Please come with a short monologue prepared, and a list of calendar conflicts.

Mamma Mia!
August 10, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
August 11, 5-7 p.m.
Performance Dates: October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Directed by Kimberly Godfrey
Music & Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Please come with a short song in the style of the show prepared, and a list of calendar conflicts.

Auditions are open to the public. Anyone, regardless of experience level, is welcome to audition. We are also always in need of volunteers to work backstage and on our tech crews.