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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



When – Sunday December 3 at 6pm (With possible Callbacks on Monday December 4 at 6pm)

Where – Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Street, Register in the Main Lobby.

Casting – 1 female, Age mid-30s-mid-40s, to play Allison.   1 female Age 8-13 to play small Allison.  2 males Ages 8-14 to play John and Christian.  *PLEASE NOTE – The remaining 5 characters will be filled by members of our Resident and Associate Company.

What to Prepare – Adults auditioning for Allison are welcome to prepare 16-32 bars of a song of their choice, though they need to be prepared to also sing “Telephone Wire.”  Females auditioning for small Allison need not prepare a song; they will all be taught a cut of “Come to the Fun Home” and “Ring of Keys.”  Males auditioning for John and Christian need not prepare a song; they will all be taught a cut of “Come to the Fun Home.”

Fun Home is directed by Associate Director Dave Landis and Music Director by Nathan McHenry.  Rehearsals begin March 27, 2018 and run May 4-27, 2018.



When – Saturday December 9 at 11am (With possible Callbacks on Saturday December 9 at 6pm or Sunday December 10 at 11am).

Where – Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Street, 5th Floor Rehearsal Hall.  Register in the Office Lobby off of the Parking lot.

Casting – 7 Males Ages mid-20s-late-50s.  2 Females Ages 20s-30s.    *PLEASE NOTE – Certain roles may be filled by members of our Resident and Associate Company.  For a full character breakdown, please email

What to Prepare – Please prepare for cold-readings from the script.  Scripts will be available for check-out one week prior.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor is directed by New York Guest Director Benjamin Viertel.  Rehearsals begin January 30, 2018 and run March 2 – 25, 2018.




When – Sunday December 17 starting at 1pm (With invite only Callbacks on Monday December 18 starting at 6pm).  **Please Note– These auditions will be held through specific appointment time slots.  To make an appointment for a time slot between the hours of 1pm and 8pm, please email  Please specify what time block you’re interested in.

Where – Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Street, Register in the Main Lobby.

Casting – African-American singers, actors, and dancers who are 18+ to comprise the Principal Cast and Ensemble.  ALL roles are open and available.  

What to Prepare – Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Preferably soul/R&B/pop but Musical Theatre songs are acceptable as well. You may sing from the show if auditioning for a specific role.

Dreamgirls is directed and choreographed by Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley and Music Directed by Nathan McHenry.  Rehearsals begin May 8, 2018 and run June 15 – July 8, 2018.