Audition Information


Managing Artistic Director: Kevin Connell
Theatre Manager: Kaitlin Brucker
Board President: Mary Kay Booher
Board Vice President: Kristin Metzger

Weathervane Playhouse will be holding auditions for the 2017 Summer Season. Weathervane Playhouse is Ohio’s longest running professional summer stock theatre, producing award winning summer productions since 1969.

In January 2017, the Weathervane Playhouse Board of Directors appointed Kevin Connell as the next Managing Artistic Director. Kevin brings three decades of theatrical and managerial experience, as an actor, director, and academic. Kevin has previously directed three summer productions at the Playhouse including To Kill a Mockingbird (BroadwayWorld/Columbus Award for Best Direction of a Play), One Man, Two Guvnors, and The Music Man. Kevin’s work as a director has raised the bar of theatrical excellence for the Playhouse. Under Kevin’s visionary presence, it promises to be an amazing summer of entertaining and inventive theatre.

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, Ohio on the following dates:

February 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

5:00-8:00PM Singers / Actors (you may be called back to read or sing later that evening)

8:00-9:00PM Reading / Singing Callbacks

Saturday. February 25, 2017

10:00AM-12:00PM for YOUTH SINGERS / ACTORS (under 18 years old)

1:00PM-5:00PM Singers / Actors (you may be called back to read or sing later that evening)

6:00PM-10:00PM Reading / Singing Callbacks

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1:00PM-5:00PM Singers / Actors (you may be called back to read or sing later that evening)

6:00PM-9:00PM Reading / Singing Callbacks

Click HERE to sign up for an audition time.
Please note: the 10:00am-12:00pm audition slots on Saturday, February 25 are for
YOUTH SINGERS / ACTORS ONLY (under 18 years old).

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time, and bring a copy of your headshot and resume. Please prepare a 16-bar cut of a Pop-Rock or Golden Age ballad (a musical from the 1940’s-1960’s) and a 32-bar cut of a contrasting up-tempo song. Please bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Also prepare a one-minute monologue (you may not be asked to perform the monologue).

You may be called back to prepare material or to read from the script later in the day.

Pay and/or stipend is involved for roles. We intend to have the 2017 Summer Season follow a repertory format for our out-of-town actors. This means that all full-season (out-of-town) actors will be given housing and assigned additional duties with limited hours as Assistant Stage Managers (ASM’s) or in costumes, set design, lighting, or administration for any production in which they are not cast.

Actors interested in performing only one show should STILL attend the local auditions.  We have many opportunities for actors in one or more shows that would not require the same additional / ASM duties as the repertory company living in theatre housing.

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

Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055-3380. For any additional questions, please contact Kaitlin Brucker (Theatre Manager) or Kevin Connell (Managing Artistic Director) at

Click HERE to download the Character Breakdown.