2023/2024 AUDITIONS - Open Stage is holding general auditions for its upcoming 38th Season. Rehearsals and performances in Harrisburg, PA. Non-equity. Compensation paid.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2023.
If you are auditioning for a musical or cabarets, please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided, please do not sing a cappella. If you wish to be considered for both SPACE ODDITY and SWEENEY TODD, it is suggested you bring two contrasting songs, though we may not need to hear both.
All auditioning for THE EXORCIST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, or SWEENEY TODD should prepare a one-minute monologue. No Shakespeare, please. Bring a resume (if you have one) and headshot or recent picture that we may keep.
18+, please, unless auditioning for Anne or Peter in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. There are no roles available for any other youth at this audition call. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will have a separate youth audition if needed; students of The Alsedek Theatre School are given preference for those roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Productions of The Alsedek Theatre School, including MEAN GIRLS and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will have separate auditions, as will the Spring 2024 production of A MONSTER CALLS.
Auditions will be held at Open Stage, located at 25 N. Court St. Harrisburg PA 17101. The theatre is located on the street level of the Walnut Street Parking Garage. Street parking is free up to 4 hours on Saturdays with the discount code LUVHBG on the ParkMobile app.
No phone calls. If you are unable to attend any of the auditions listed, please feel free to submit all materials, including videos, to email@example.com. Alternate audition dates may be available, too.
Seeking performers for roles in the following productions:
Sep 8-17, 2023 Space Oddity: A Celebration of David Bowie Studio Theatre
Oct 7-31, 2023 The Exorcist Main Stage
Oct 26, 2023 Court Street Cabaret: Halloween Edition Cabaret
Dec 2-23, 2023 A Christmas Carol Main Stage
Dec 1-22, 2023 A Very Court Street Cabaret Christmas Cabaret
Feb 24 - Mar 17, 2024 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Main Stage
Mar 19-21, 2024 The Diary of Anne Frank Scottish Rite
SEASON 38 CASTING BREAKDOWNS
Space Oddity: A Celebration of David Bowie
September 8 to 17, 2023 in the Studio Theater and at Italian Lake Park
Rehearsals begin August 8.
Performance Schedule: 7:30pm: Sep 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 // 2:00pm: Sep 10, 16
Special Outdoor Performance: Sun Sep 17 at 5pm at Italian Lake park pavillion in Harrisburg
Seeking: 3 to 5 singers with incredible voices and Bowie-like energy.
About the show: Blast off with an out-of-this-world tribute to a legendary musician.
Running Time: 1h 30m with one intermission
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Warnings: loud music, theatrical haze, and flashing lights.
a play by John Pielmeier, adapted from the novel by William Peter Blatty, directed by Stuart Landon
October 7 to 31, 2023 on the Capital BlueCross Main Stage
Rehearsals begin Sep 5.
Performance Schedule: 7:30pm: October 7, 12, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 29, 31 // 3:00pm: October 8, 22
THE DEMON - a voice
REGAN - seeking actor 18+ to play 12yo
CHRIS - a woman in her late-30's or early 40's
FATHER JOE - a priest in his mid-30's
DAMIEN - a priest in his mid-40's
BURKE - a man in his mid-50's or older, British
DOCTOR KLEIN - a man in his 40's or older; possibly doubles as BISHOP
DOCTOR STRONG - a man in his 40's or older
FATHER MERRIN - a priest in his 60's, or older
MOTHER - Father Joe’s mother, in her 60’s or 70’s
About the show: A gripping new stage adaptation of the classic horror novel. When a young girl is possessed by a demonic force, her mother seeks the help of two priests to perform an exorcism and save her daughter's soul.
Running Time: 2h 15m including one intermission.
Recommended for audiences aged 18 and up. Warnings: graphic language, frightening images, loud noises, violence, theatrical fog and haze, simulated smoking, drinking, and flashing lights.
Court Street Cabaret: Halloween Edition
Performance: 7:30pm on Thursday, October 26
SEEKING: 8-10 singers
Show Description: A night of boo-tiful song and spook-tacular fun with your favorite CSC performers. This is a one-night event of Halloween-themed Broadway and pop tunes.
A Christmas Carol
adapted by Stuart Landon & Rachel Landon; based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel; directed by Stuart Landon; featuring Nicholas Hughes as Scrooge
December 2-23, 2023 on the Capital BlueCross Main Stage
Rehearsals begin Oct 18.
Performances: 7:30pm: December 2, 7, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 // 2:30pm: December 3, 17 // 1:00pm: December 9, 10 // Potential daytime student matinees Dec 8, 13, 15 at 9:30am
Rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. Join us for the 24th annual production of A Christmas Carol, a holiday tradition for families and theatre lovers alike. Nicholas Hughes returns in the iconic role of Scrooge for the 24th time! Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old man who cares only about his money. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by three ghosts who take him on a journey through his past, present, and future. Join Scrooge as he learns the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of kindness and generosity. A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming tale that reminds us of the power of redemption and the joy of the holiday season.
Running Time: 2h 15m including one intermission.
Recommended for audiences aged 8 and up.
Warnings: loud music and sounds, theatrical fog and haze, flashing lights, scary costumes.
A Very Court Street Cabaret Christmas!
December 1 - 22, 2023 in the Court Street Cabaret
Rehearsals begin in November.
Performances: 9:15pm: December 1, 8, 15, 20, 22 following performances of Who’s Holiday!
Let our Court Street Cabaret singers bring you some yuletide cheer!
SEEKING: 8-10 singers.
Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler; directed by Stuart Landon
February 24 to March 17, 2024 on the Capital BlueCross Main Stage
Rehearsals begin January 16, 2024
Performances: 7:30pm: February 24, 29. March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 // 2:00pm: February 25, March 3, 10
Sweeney Todd - Bass-Baritone, Baritone
Mrs. Lovett - Alto
Johanna - Soprano
Anthony Hope - Tenor
Judge Turpin - Bass, Bass-Baritone
Beadle Bamford - Tenor
Tobias Ragg - Tenor
Beggar Woman - Mezzo-Soprano
Adolfo Pirelli - Tenor
About the show: The bone-chilling and blood-curdling musical masterpiece arrives in Harrisburg with Sweeney Todd! Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning masterpiece is making its way to Open Stage's Capital Blue Cross Main Stage this February. Witness the tale of a barber seeking revenge against those who have wronged him, and the gruesome consequences that follow.
Running time: 2h 30m with one intermission.
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Warnings: loud music and sounds, theatrical fog and haze, flashing lights, theatrical depictions of violence, death, and physical abuse.
The Diary of Anne Frank
adapted by Wendy Kesselman; from the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; based on the memoir Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Rehearsals begin Feb 6, 2024
School group daytime matinees: Mar 19-22 at 9:45am
Public Performance Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm at the Scottish Rite, Harrisburg
Open Stage brings this important play back for it’s 24th season!
Anne Frank: Female, teens-20s to play 13.
Otto Frank: Male, 40s-60s. Anne's father.
Edith Frank: female, 40s-60s. Anne's mother.
Margot Frank: female, 14-25 to play Anne's older sister.
Peter Van Daan: Male, 14-25 to play 16.
Mrs. Van Daan: Female, 40s-60s. Peter's father.
Mr. Van Daan: Male, 40s-60s. Peter's mother.
Mr. Dussel: Male, 20s-50s. A dentist.
Mr. Kraler: Male, 20s-50s.
Miep Gies: Female, 20s-50s.
Nazi Officers: 3 Males.
About the play: One of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century, the memoirs of a young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.
Running time: 95min
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Warnings: discussion of violence and death, theatrical guns, loud sounds