General Information

We are often asked about the way we run auditions here at Playhouse on the Square. The following is a general summary, but please keep in mind that:

  • We post all of our open auditions in the Playbook, which can be found in Friday’s Commercial Appeal.
  • At the auditions, you may be asked to read from the script. Sometimes, scripts are available for checkout prior to the auditions. Many times, you will be able to find it at the public library.
  • You may be required to prepare a monologue.
  • You may be asked to sing if auditioning for a musical. In this case, you should have 16 bars of a song prepared. You will also need to bring sheet music. Sheet music can be found at almost any music store or at the public library.
  • There may be minor choreography involved. Please dress comfortably so that you are able to move freely.
  • It is a good idea to bring a headshot and resume if you have one. If not, a recent photo will help us remember your face.
  • You will fill out an audition sheet upon your arrival. We will need basic information about you such as what type of experience or training you have had, and your contact information in case you are called back or chosen for a role.
  • Most of our auditions are open to everyone regardless of their experience.

For more information, contact Courtney Oliver at (901) 725-0776 or



 ***Originally scheduled live for Sunday March 22, we will now be accepting Video Submissions now through Wednesday March 25.  Please email your video submission to Courtney Oliver at****
CASTING6 leading or featured roles (3 Males, 3 Females), Ages 20 and Up; and a strong Dancing/Singing Ensemble, Ages 18 and Up.  *PLEASE NOTE – All roles are currently available, though some may be filled by members of our Resident and Associate Company.
PLEASE PREPARE: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song, with piano accompaniment.  

Catch Me If You Can is Directed by Dave Landis and Courtney Oliver, Choreographed by Daniel Stuart Nelson, and Music Directed by Nathan McHenry.  Rehearsals will begin June 30; The show runs August 7 – 30, 2020, as the opener of the 52nd Season!

WHEN: Originally scheduled for Monday March 30, 6pm, we now will reschedule for a dates after April 8th pending any new developments with Covid19.  *If you are interested in auditioning please email Courtney Oliver at to fill out an audition form.
CASTING: 5 Male Actors, Ages 18-50; Latino and African American Actors Encouraged to Attend // 1 Caucasian Female, Age 60-70  
PLEASE PREPARE: Please prepare to read from the script.  Copies of the script will be available for check out starting March 23rd.


St. Paulie’s Delight is Directed by Associate Director Dave Landis.  Rehearsals will begin June 10th.  The show runs July 10 – 26, 2020.  For more information or a full character breakdown please email Courtney Oliver at