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

Announcing Auditions for TUCK EVERLASTING
WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. for children.  1pm for Adults.
WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper Street.  Sign-in located in the Main Lobby
10am – Female performers only (age 12-18) to play lead role of Winnie Foster 

1pm – *3 Female performers (late 30’s-70’s) to play lead/supporting roles of Mae Tuck, Betsy Foster, Nana;  *2 Male performers (40’s-mid 60’s) to play lead/supporting roles of  Constable Joe and Man In Yellow Suit;  *2 Male performers (18-mid 20’s) to play supporting roles of Miles Tuck and Hugo;  *Female and Male Ensemble singers/dancers (16 and older)

ALL ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition.
*PLEASE NOTE – Some roles may be filled by Playhouse on the Square’s Resident and Associate Company Members. The role of Jesse Tuck and Angus Tuck are being played by Playhouse Associate and Resident Company Members Ryan Duda and Michael Gravois.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 16-32 bars of music with accompaniment sheet music. (Performers are encouraged to sing from the show, but not required). **Callbacks with additional music and possible movement are tentatively scheduled for Monday evening September 24 at 6 p.m.   Some actors may be asked to return for a dance call, so please be prepared for movement starting approximately 3 pm after vocal auditions. Performers auditioning for Winnie Foster in the morning will not be required to stay for afternoon movement audition.
Please email Courtney Oliver to sign up for a time slot to audition.  Actresses auditioning for Winnie may sign up for a time slot between 10am and 12pm.  Adult actors may sign up for a time slot between 1pm and 3pm.  Please email
Tuck Everlasting is directed by Associate Director Dave Landis; Music Directed by Resident Music Director Nathan McHenry; and Choreographed by Resident Company Member Daniel Stuart Nelson.  Rehearsals will begin mid-December.


Announcing Auditions for BACK WHEN MIKE WAS KATE

WHEN: Sunday, September 30th, 6pm

WHERE: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, 38104

CASTING: 1 Transgender Male or Gender Fluid Person (must be AFAB and can present as male), late 20s-mid 30s, for the role of Mike.  1 Cisgender Male, late 20s-mid 30s, for the role of Howard.  2 Cisgendered Females, late 20s to mid-30s, for the roles of Astrid and Kate.  All races are welcome and encouraged to audition.

WHAT TO PREPARE:  Please prepare for cold-readings from the script.  The script will be available for check out in the Playhouse on the Square Administrative offices.  

Back When Mike Was Kate is directed by Playhouse’s Assistant Director of Theatre Education and Director of Playhouse’s Queer Youth Theatre (Q&A), Claire Rutkauskas.  Rehearsals will begin December 4, 2018 and the shows runs January 4 – 27, 2019 at TheatreWorks.

Please email Courtney Oliver for more information at