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

Straw Hat Theatre 2019
Sunday, March 17, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 6-8 p.m.
See the show lineup.

Appointments are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.
Please come prepared with 32 bars of a song from the musical theater genre. There will be an accompanist present. Sheet music is preferred, but not required. If you are bringing pre-recorded accompaniment, it must be instrumental only — no vocals.
Straw Hat 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.