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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:

  • 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

Typical Rehearsal and Performance schedule for our shows:
TuesdayFriday: 2:00-5:00 and 6:00-10:00
Saturday: 1:00-5:00
Sunday: 6:00-10:00
Dress Rehearsals are from 6:00-11:00 the week leading to opening.
ThursdaySaturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
*If a performer has more than 3 evening or weekend conflicts with the rehearsal schedule they must make special arrangements with the director and production manager.

*MUSICIANS – If any musician is interested in playing in the band for one of our musical productions, please contact Music Director, Nathan McHenry at


Where: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper Street, 38104
When: Saturday August 3rd, 1pm.  Doors will open at 12:30pm.
Casting: Young male and female actor/dancers to fill the roles of the Lost Boys, Michael, John, and Jane.  Ages 8-18.  *Please note, all roles will be double cast.  All ethnicities welcomed and encouraged to attend
What to Prepare:  Please prepare to learn lyrics and choreography for the song “I Won’t Grow Up.”  Dress comfortably in clothes that you can move in.  Tennis shoes or jazz shoes preferred.  Please do not wear sandals or flip flops.  Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one or a school photo if you do not.
Peter Pan is directed by Chicago guest director Warner Crocker, Choreographed by Brittany Church, and Music Directed by Nathan McHenry. For more information please email Courtney Oliver at