General Audition Info
All auditions begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. No appointment is required. Auditions are held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake.
Please bring current photo or headshot along with your resume.
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. 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.
Our current COVID-19 Audition requirements: For the safety of all involved, those wishing to audition must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Our productions are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please rest assured that every possible action and precaution will be taken to ensure that our staff, performers, and audience members will be as safe as possible during this pandemic. Seating may be limited to observe current State of Ohio and CDC guidelines, but we are looking forward to bringing you high quality LIVE theater!
Audition information for our 2021-2022 Season:
All Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
These Shining Lives
by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Anne McEvoy
Show Dates: March 11 – April 3, 2022
Audition Dates: Tues., December 7 and Wed., December 8 at 7:00 pm
Cast: 4 Women, 2 Men
Age ranging from mid 20’s to early 30’s. Mr. Reed can be a bit older.
All characters with the exception of Catherine play multiple roles in this poignant retelling of the historic events surrounding the young woman who worked in the clock factories in the early 20th century. Even as their health was being tragically compromised by unsafe work conditions, these women found the courage to stand up and fight back.
Catherine Donohue – The newest employee at Radium Dial, Catherine is conscientious, friendly, hard-working, and hopeful. Devoted to her husband and her young twins, she is determined to improve the financial security of her family.
Charlotte – (also plays Reporter 1) Charlotte comes with a big personality and holds nothing back when it comes to her opinions and biting wit. She’s competitive and outspoken, and makes it her business to know everyone’s story.
Frances – (also plays Reporter 2, Official) Straightforward, honest, and friendly, with a gift for sarcasm, Frances is one of the more experienced workers at the factory, and does her best to keep Charlotte in line. She proves herself to be a loyal, supportive friend.
Pearl – (also plays Daughter, Judge 2) A giggler and teller of jokes…which often fall flat…Pearl is well-intended. While perhaps a bit more naïve and timid than her co-workers, she comes through in her own way.
Tom Donohue – (also plays Dr Rowntree, Dr. Dalitsch) Tom clearly adores his wife, Catherine, and is a good father to the twins. Hard-working and charming, he has his misgivings about his wife taking on a fulltime job, especially at a time when a man was expected to be the sole breadwinner for his family.
Mr. Reed – (also plays Radio Announcer, Company Doctor, Son, Judge 1, Leonard Grossman) The manager of the women at the clock factory, Mr. Reed is exacting and demanding. While not without a sense of humor, he makes it clear that he’s more interested in profit and production than people.
Story: These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
A Musical Comedy
Failure: A Love Story
by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Ron Newell
Music Director TBA
Show Dates: May 6 – 29, 2022
Audition Dates: Tues., February 8 and Wed., February 9 at 7:00 pm
Cast: 3 Women, 2 Men
All parts are mid to late twenties, this is a show with music
Nelly Fail – the youngest
Jenny June Fail – the middlest
Gertrude Fail – the eldest
John N. Fail – the adopted brother
Mortimer Mortimer – the lover
Chorus – 2 people, could be 2 men, 2 woman or one of each
Story: By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead — expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual’s successes or failures.