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.
The Smell of the Kill
Wednesday & Thursday, July 28-29
3 adult female roles
Auditioners should arrive at the Arts Center at 7 p.m. Please come prepared to read from the script, and bring a list of calendar conflicts. PLEASE NOTE: This show requires actresses to appear on stage in undergarments for a portion of the performance.
Directed by Bob Kilpatrick
Written by Michele Lowe
Licensed through Dramatic Publishing
Performance dates: September 17-19 & 24-26
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That’s the recipe of Michele Lowe’s tantalizing comedy The Smell of the Kill. The show revolves around Nicky, Debra, and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. Nicky’s husband has been indicted for embezzlement, Molly’s husband is stalking her and Debra’s husband is leaving her for another woman. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the cold—permanently—or let them thaw? One by one the women make their choices with more than a little help from one another.
Peter Pan the Musical (1954 Broadway version)
Monday & Tuesday , August 2 & 3
Roles for ages 7-adult, flexible casting, large ensemble
Directed by Christy Seymour
Music directed by Chris Bott
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Morris “Moose” Charlap
Based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
Performance Dates: October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
All genders are encouraged to audition. Any unvaccinated performers who are cast will be supplied with masks that match their costumes for performances, and will be required to rehearse and perform masked. We strongly recommend that anyone auditioning for a show be fully vaccinated when possible for their age group.