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Anything Goes
Audition Information

All aboard for one of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s unforgettable Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It’s non-stop laughs and madcap fun on the S.S. American with an unusual array of passengers including a gangster, a wealthy debutante, a charismatic nightclub singer and a lovesick stowaway. With spectacular dance and a boatload of Cole Porter tunes like “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title song, you’ll get a ‘kick’ out of Anything Goes!

Directed by Lisa-Marie French

Musical Direction By Dave Thomas

Sponsored by Lake Health

October 22 & 23 from 2-5PM

Call backs (by invitation only): October 25 from 6-9:30PM

Auditions will be held at the Geauga Lyric Arts Center 106 Water St Chardon, Oh (Across the street from theater)

Auditions Information:

Seeking ages 13-19. All applicants should come dressed for movement, prepared to learn a dance routine. All applicants should come prepared to sing 32 bars of any Broadway song. There will be no A cappella auditions. All applicants must bring sheet music (pianist provided) or karaoke track on CD or I-Pod (boombox provided). If applicant does not come prepared with music, applicant will sing "Happy Birthday" with piano. All applicants should come prepared to do some improvisational acting.

All invited applicants to call backs should come prepared to read and sing from "Anything Goes" script.


Production rehearsals begin Sunday, November 13 and run Sunday through Thursday. There will be no rehearsals during holiday break. Rehearsals resume January 2, 2017. 


Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, January 27-February 12

Casting Information:

  • Reno Sweeney - sexy evangelist turned nightclub singer
    Hope Harcourt - a beautiful debutante
    Evangeline Harcourt - Hope's mother
    Lord Evelyn Oakleigh - A wealthy Englishman
    Elisha Whitney - A goggle-eyed tycoon.
    Billy Crocker - Mr. Whitney's assistant
    Moonface Martin - A hapless gangster, public enemy #13
    Erma - sexy gangster moll
    Luke & John - two Chinese converts
    Plus many more roles:
    Ship's Captain, Purser, Sailors, 4 showgirls, bartender, Minister, reporters, photographers, passengers.

Audition Information

The secret recipe for fun-filled Christmas cheer!

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you've got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town's inhabitants are "nuttier than fruitcakes," but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. A moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, Fruitcakes provides audiences with a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

Directed by Patricia Osredkar
By Julian Wiles

Sponsored by Chardon Smile Center

September 18 & 19 at 6:30-9:00PM

Auditions will be held at the Geauga Lyric Arts Center 106 Water St Chardon, Oh (Across the street from theater)

Callbacks on September 23 at 6:30-9:00PM (as needed and by invitation only)

Auditions Information:

We will read from the script a hint of a southern accent may be used. Like any good fruitcake, we need a great mix!


Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, December 2-18

Casting Information:

  • 4 men
    4 women
    14-15 assorted fruits and nuts (children)

    Mack Morgan: 60 ,owns a fix-it shop,sells Christmas trees
    Jaime: 12-14, Runaway
    Beebo Dantzler: Town Sherrif
    Betty Dantzler: Beebo's wife
    Little Beebo: Around 12 years old, their son
    Sally: Around 8 years old, their daughter
    Miss Alice, Miss Sarah:Two 80 yr old sisters
    Mattie Sue: A neighbor who has been married a few times
    Skeeter: Local fisherman and poet
    Rick Morgan: Mack's son
    James: Mack's grandson

The Last Lifeboat
Audition Information

Directed by Michael J. Rogan

Sponsored by Junction Auto

Sunday, July 10 from 6:8PM

Monday, July 11 from 7-9PM

Auditions will be held  at the Geauga Lyric Arts Center 106 Water St Chardon, Oh (Across the street from theater)

Auditions Information:

Be prepared to read from the script.


Rehearsals will begin July 31, Sundays through Thursdays 7-9:30 PM


Shows: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 16-25, 2016

Casting Information:

All roles are open. 57 Characters, roles will be double and triple cast.

General Auditions

Audition Information

Geauga Theater works with a diverse group of directors and strives to cast new faces and talent whenever possible. We highly encourage people of all backgrounds and experience to audition. 

Auditions are held at the Geauga Theater or the Arts Center unless otherwise specified. Auditions are typically scheduled about two months before the opening date of the show. It is important to regularly check our website for audition notices. Auditions are open call and all roles are open unless otherwise noted.

Preparing for Your Audition

We recommend conducting some research about the play (and it’s composer/ playwrights) for which you are auditioning. Get a feel for its style and tone, and try to have it reflect your audition.

Musical Auditions will typically require you to sing approximately 32 bars of a musical theater style song. Dance auditions and reading from the script may occur if appropriate. 

Play Auditions will typically require you to read scenes from the script in front of the director. Show specific requirements will be posted on the audition page of the show.


Leading Ladies

March 10-26, 2017

Approximate running time: 2 hours 

What would YOU do for $3 million!

Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!

Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.

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