General Audition Info

All auditions begin at 7PM and no appointment is required, unless otherwise noted.  Auditions are held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake.
Please bring current photo or headshot along with your resume. If you don’t have a headshot, Clague will take one at the audition.
Please complete our online Audition Form or Audition Form-Musical.   When completed, please print and bring with you to the audition.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script, unless otherwise noted.  A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows are available for 3 days at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.  All perusal scripts must be returned by the Saturday before the audition.

Auditions for our 2024-2025 season…

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Curt Arnold
Nov. 8 – Dec. 8, 2024
Auditions: Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 from 7PM-9PM

STORY:  A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

Characters: 3 men, 5 women
Scripted ages are only a guideline and not a requirement.
MARY BENNET, female (scripted age: 20) Finally coming in to her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious, and lively, but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live.
ARTHUR DE BOURGH, male (scripted age: 25) A studious, unsociable only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.
ELIZABETH DARCY, female (scripted age: 22) Married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming, and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister Jane.
FITZWILLIAM DARCY, male (scripted age: 30) A loving, generous, and smart (if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.
JANE BINGLEY, female (scripted age: 24) Married to Mr. Bingley. She is seven months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house.
CHARLES BINGLEY, male (scripted age: 25) Gracious, happy and ever focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend and always ready with a smile.
LYDIA WICKHAM, female (scripted age: 17) Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She is the person you want to have at your party: energetic, engaging, unstoppable.
LADY ANNE DE BOURGH, female (scripted age: 20s) Only daughter of the late Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life. Judgmental and impatient, just like her mother.

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Anne McEvoy
Auditions: Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27 from 7PM-9PM

STORY:  In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a “foreign” Jewish temptress and a homewrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette, at her summer home in England. THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

Characters: 2 women  (more information to come)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Fred Sternfeld
Auditions: Saturday, September 14th between 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Monday, September 16th between 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

STORY:  An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

The in-person auditions are by appointment and will take place Saturday, September 14th between 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Monday, September 16th between 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
To make an appointment, email director Fred Sternfeld with a preferred date & time window, a picture & resume and a filled-out audition form (info on your resume does not need to be repeated on your form) to Please also bring copies of your pictures and resume with you to your audition.
Auditions will be held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Rd., Westlake, Oh 44145
Video Submission – Please send an unlisted link from YouTube or Vimeo, a picture & resume and a filled-out audition form (info on your resume does not need to be repeated on your form) to
CALLBACKS: Callbacks are by invitation and will be held on Saturday afternoon September 21st and/or Sunday evening September 22nd.

Characters:  Seeking a multi-racial, multi-ethnic cast. The Production Team is committed to inclusive casting and creating a safe space for any marginalized community. Actors will be cast based on talent, except where gender, race or physical ability are key to a role.
The cast size is 9-10 actors, with some doubling as indicated in the descriptions. All roles are open.

Chip Tolentino (16 – 30’s / Tenor) An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. He also plays Jesus Christ, a deity invoked by a speller in need.
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (16 – 30s, Alto / Belter) is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year.
Leaf Coneybear (16 – 30s, Tenor) The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. He also plays Schwarzy’s intense and competitive Dad Carl, who is her main trainer.
William Barfee (16 – 30s, Tenor) A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.
Marcy Park (16 – 30s, Soprano / Belter) The ultimate overachiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents’ work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her talents include piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling, etc.
Olive Ostrovsky (16 – 30s, Soprano / High Mix-Belter) A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms.
Rona Lisa Peretti (30s – 50s, Soprano, with a mix) The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. She also plays a fantasy version of Olive’s mom at her Ashram in India.
Douglas Panch (30s – 70s, Baritone, improv skills a plus) The Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti.
Mitch Mahoney (20s – 60s, Baritenor w/riffing ability) The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better. He also plays a fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work as well as Schwarzy’s Dad Dan, the more laid back of Schwarzy’s fathers.
Leaf’s Mom, Dad, And Siblings All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

We are looking for the following paid design positions for the upcoming season –

♦Lighting Designers   ♦Sound Designers   ♦Costume Designers    ♦Prop Designers

If you are interested, please send email with resumes to We will get back to you with a selection of shows available.