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.

Matilda the Musical & The Secret Garden
auditions for both shows:
October 16-17
Saturday, 11a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, 5-7 p.m.
Please come prepared with a short song in the style of one of the two shows, and a list of calendar conflicts. Both directors will be present at both days of auditions. Both shows feature significant roles for adults and children.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Performance dates: January 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Directed by Kimberly Godfrey Warren
The Secret Garden
Performance dates: February 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Directed by Stephen Rhodes