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

Forbidden Broadway
Oct. 28-29, 6-8 p.m.
Performance Dates: Jan. 10-12 & 17-19
Directed by Stephen Rhodes
Book & Lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini
Presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized performance materials supplied by, Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Please come prepared with a Broadway-style song and a list of calendar conflicts.

Boeing Boeing
Nov. 11-12, 7 p.m.; please arrive at or as close as possible to that time
Performance Dates: March 27-29, April 3-5
Directed by Bob Kilpatrick
By Marc Camoletti; Translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Please come prepared to read from the script, and with a list of calendar conflicts.

The Sound of Music
Nov. 24-25, 6-8 p.m.
Callbacks (by invitation): Nov. 26, 6 p.m.
Performance Dates: Feb. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23
Directed by Christy Seymour
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
Please come prepared with a short song in the style of the show, and be prepared to read from the script. Bring a list of calendar conflicts.