Audition

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

Same Time, Next Year
Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 6, 7-8 p.m.
Performance Dates: Sept. 21-23 & 28-30
Please come prepared with a short comedic monologue, and ready to read from the script.

Songs for a New World
Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Callbacks (by invitation only) will be Aug. 29
Rehearsals will begin Sept. 4
Performance Dates: Oct. 12-14 & 19-21
Please come prepared with a short song in the style of the show, however we do ask that you do not sing from the show. No pop songs. Accompanist will be available and it is preferred that you bring sheet music to be accompanied or recorded accompaniment for your audition. All roles are available for casting. All auditions will be first come, first served.

Grease
October 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
October 28, 6-8 p.m.
Callbacks (by invitation only) will be Oct. 30
Rehearsals will begin Nov. 6
Performance Dates: Jan. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Please come prepared with a short song in the style of the show, however we do ask that you do not sing from the show. No pop songs (unless time period appropriate.) Accompanist will be available and it is preferred that you bring sheet music to be accompanied or recorded accompaniment for your audition. All roles are available for casting. All auditions will be first come, first served.