Audition Information

Managing Artistic Director:  Kevin Connell
Theatre Manager:  Kaitlin Brucker
Board President:  Bob Hite
Board Vice President:  Kristin Metzger

Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055-3380.

Weathervane Playhouse will be holding auditions for its 2018 Summer Season, featuring A Chorus Line, I Hate Hamlet, 42nd Street, Merrily We Roll Along, and Pippin. Weathervane Playhouse is Ohio’s longest running professional summer stock theatre, producing award winning summer productions since 1969.  Non-AEA Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, Ohio on the following dates:

February 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

4:00 – 8:00pm General Auditions (you may be called back to dance, sing or read later this evening)

8:00 – 10:00pm Callbacks:  Dancing / Singing / Reading

Saturday, February 17, 2018

10:00am – 12:00pm General Auditions for YOUTH ACTORS ONLY (under 18 years old; you may be called back to dance, sing or read later this evening)

1:00 – 5:00pm General Auditions (you may be called back to dance, sing or read later this evening)

6:00 – 10:00pm Callbacks:  Dancing / Singing / Reading

Sunday, February 18, 2018

10:00am – 5:00pm General Auditions (you may be called back to dance, sing or read later this evening)

6:00 – 9:00pm Callbacks:  Dancing / Singing / Reading

Performers of all ages and ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

Click HERE to sign up for an audition time*.
*Please note: the 10:00am-12:00pm audition slots on Saturday, February 17, 2018 are for
YOUTH ACTORS ONLY (under 18 years old).

PLEASE NOTEActors under the age of 18 will be considered for the following roles:
A Chorus Line

LOIS (ballerina, non-speaking)
FRANK (head-band boy, non-speaking)
BUTCH (non-speaking)
ROY (wrong-arm boy)
TOM (counts with his mouth, non-speaking)
42nd Street

ENSEMBLE (must be an excellent tap dancer)
Merrily We Roll Along



Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time, and bring a copy of your headshot and resume.  Please prepare a 32-bar cut of a Golden Age ballad (a musical from the 1940’s-1960’s), OR a ballad in the style of one of the productions in the 2018 Summer Season.  Please bring sheet music in your key.  An accompanist will be provided.  Also, prepare a one-minute Comic monologue (you may not be asked to perform the monologue).

You may be called back to sing, dance, and/or read from the script later in the day. Please bring proper dance attire, shoes, and tap shoes if you have them.

VIDEO AUDITION: If you are unable to attend the audition call at the Playhouse, we will accept video auditions. Please follow the above audition criteria and send video (YouTube link preferred), headshot, and resume to by Friday, February 16, 2018. Please also include a tap and jazz dance video with your submission.

Pay and/or stipend is involved for roles. We intend to have the 2018 season follow a repertory format for our actors.  This means that all full-season actors (from out-of-town) will be given housing.  All company members are required to participate in all strikes, theatre cleans, and additional duties, as assigned.

Actors interested in performing only one show should STILL attend the local auditions.

Click HERE to download the 2018 Summer Season Character Breakdowns.

For any additional questions, please contact Kevin Connell (Managing Artistic Director) or Kaitlin Brucker (Theatre Manager), at