Audition Notice

Our Town

March 12 & 13 at 6:30 PM

At Geauga Lyric Theater Arts Center 106 Water Street, Chardon OH 44024

Directed by Angela Miloro Hansen

About the Show

Described as "the greatest American play ever written," Our Town follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theater—die.

Auditions Requirements

Age 13-19 eligible to audition
Please prepare a 1-2 minute memorized monologue. Auditioners will also read from the script and be led through a group pantomime exercise. 

Show Information

SHOW DATES: June 1-3 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2pm) 
*note that the show dates have changed from May 18-20*


All roles are open. All ethnicities considered.

STAGE MANAGER: Male or female. Narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover's Corners. Steps into the action of the play periodically as a reverend, soda shop owner townsman, etc. 

EMILY WEBB: (age 16-26 in the show) Main character, we follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding and early death. 

GEORGE GIBBS: (age 16-26 in the show) Main character, the boy next door, kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father, and farmer. 

MR. GIBBS: George's father, the town doctor

MRS. GIBBS: George's mother. Dreams of going to Paris, but doesn't get there. 

MR. WEBB: Emily's father, editor of the Grover's Corners Sentinel.

MRS. WEBB: Emily's mother, serious, crisp. 

JOE CROWELL: (Ages 10-14) Local paperboy. Intelligent, later dies in WWI.

SI CROWELL: (Ages 10-14) Local paperboy. Disdains marriage. 

SIMON STIMSON: Alcoholic, choir director, church organist. Bitter, cynical. 

HOWIE NEWSOME: Milkman, a fixture of Grover's Corners

REBECCA GIBBS: (Ages 10-14) George's younger sister

WALLY WEBB (Ages 10-14): Emily's younger brother 

PROFESSOR WILLARD: A rather long-winded lecturer 

MRS. SOAMES: Gossipy townswoman and member of the choir

CONSTABLE WARREN: The town policeman 

JOE STODDARD: The town undertaker

SAM CRAIG: A nephew of Mrs. Gibbs, leaves town to seek his fortune