Auditions for “James and the Giant Peach – TYA”


Auditions for
Roald Dahl’s James and The Giant Peach

Sunday, January 28 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Monday, January 29 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM

The Broadview Heights Spotlights will hold auditions for Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach – Theatre for Young Audiences Version on Sunday, January 28 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM and Monday, January 29 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM. No appointment is needed, but auditioners must arrive one hour before the scheduled end time.  Callbacks will be held the evening of Thursday, February 1, if needed.   Auditions will take place at the Broadview Heights Cultural Arts Building, located on the Broadview Center Property, next to the Police Station, 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH  44147.

This production is the first show in the Spotlights’ new Theater for Young Audiences Series.  This show is a one-hour adapted, child-audience-friendly version of the musical Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach by Timothy Allen McDonald with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dogfight, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman).  The show will run on weekends (Saturday afternoons and evenings; Sunday afternoons) from March 17 – March 25.

The director, Tim Anderson, is seeking nine performers, eight teens/adults to play multiple roles (see breakdown below) and one talented child (boy or girl) for the title role.

Rehearsals will begin the week of February 5 and will typically run Sunday – Thursday evenings with some weekends, based on cast availability.

Those auditioning should:

  • Plan to attend only one night.
  • Prepare two musical theater songs (1 ballad, 1 up tempo), no more than one minute in length each. Songs from the show are acceptable.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder. Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.  Songs from the show are acceptable.
  • Dress comfortably for movement.
  • Bring a list of conflicts between February 5 and March 25.

Additional questions may be emailed to the director at


A studio reference recording is available on YouTube.

Studio Recording Cast
Luca Padovan, James
Marc Kudisch, Ladahord
Jackie Hoffman, Spiker
Mary Testa, Sponge
Christian Borle, Grasshopper
Megan Hilty, Ladybug
Sarah Stiles, Spider
Daniel Breaker, Earthworm
Brian d’Arcy James, Centipede

James and the Giant Peach (musical) on Wikipedia


*Note:  Genders/Ages listed below refer to the characters, not necessarily the performers.

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.
Gender: Male
Age: Any
Vocal range: A2 – A4

A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range: C4 – G5

James’ mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range: F3 – D5

James’ other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. She often has her mind on food.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range: F3- D5

A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: E3 – Eb5

Green Grasshopper
A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Mr. Trotter, Man with Wallet, and Garden Guild.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: B2 – Gb4

An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: B2 – G4

A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range: E3 – F5

An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50

Auditions for “Almost, Maine”


Auditions for Almost, Maine

Sunday, December 3 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Monday, December 4 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

No appointment is needed, but auditioners must arrive within one hour of the end time.  Callbacks, if needed, may be held December 10th from 7pm – 10pm.

Broadview Heights Spotlights
9543 Broadview Road
Broadview Hts, OH 44147

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

February 9th-24th

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.


This show is a series a vignettes with 2-3 characters in each. The director plans to assign each actor he casts 2 or more roles in the show. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the director at


  • Pete – teens – 30s. An intelligent young man with who sometimes has trouble with saying the wrong thing.
  • Jimmy – 20s – 40s. Down on his luck, ex-boyfriend of Sandrine.
  • Lendall – 20s -30s. A man-child with some growing up to do.
  • Dave – 20s – 40s. Rhonda’s best friend, but wishes there could more between them
  • Steve – 20s – 40s A child-like man who has been born without the ability to feel pain, and who has been raised by his brother.
  • Daniel – 30s – 60s. A man who was once deeply hurt by his one true love.
  • Randy – 20s – 50s. Randy is best friends with Chad, they try to one up each other with who had the worst date stories.
  • Chad – 20s – 50s. Chad is best friends with Randy, they try to one up each other with who had the worst date stories.
  • Phil – 30s – 50s. A man having marital troubles, he feels more comfortable at work than at home
  • East – 30s – 60s. Down-to-earth handyman falls in love with Glory at first sight.


  • Ginette – teens – 30s. Desperately in love with Pete and will do anything to prove it.
  • Sandrine – 20s – 40s A woman who runs into her ex-boyfriend while at her bachelorette party
  • Gayle – 20s – 30s. A woman who is ready to move on to the next step in her relationship or end it.
  • Rhonda – 20s – 40s. Fun, quirky, thinks of herself as “just one of the guys,” she is afraid to let her relationship with Dave move to the next level.
  • Suzette – 30s – 60s. Daniel’s Wife.
  • Marvalyn – 20s – 40s. Marvalyn and her boyfriend have fallen on hard times, which has caused a lot of strain in their relationship.
  • Hope – 30s – 60s. Regrets choosing career over love, trying to find the man she left behind.
  • Marci – 30s -50s. A woman having marital troubles, feels as though her husband no longer pays attention to anything, and constantly hides her true feelings.
  • Glory – 30s – 60s. Glory believes that she caused the death of her husband, and is having trouble moving on because of her guilt.

Auditions for “Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Clause Chronicles”

Auditions for
Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Clause Chronicles
by Pat Cook 

Co-Directed by Delia Brennan, Dylan Grosh-Hoy,
Alicia Pedraza, and Ian Stewart

Monday, November 13 from 6:00 – 9:00PM.

This production will be performed twice as part of a special Spotlights’ event during the day on Saturday, December 9.

The cast requires a wide variety of ages, and children and their parents are encouraged to attend together.  The audition will consist of readings from the script.  Rehearsals will occur in the evenings , typically Sunday – Wednesdays but based on cast availability.  Dress rehearsals will occur on Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8.

Those interested but unable to attend Monday night, and those with additional questions may contact

A sample of the script (including character breakdown) is available by clicking here.

All roles available.  Roles are likely to be doubled at the discretion of the production staff.

Auditions for Musical, “Footloose”


The Broadview Heights Spotlights will hold auditions for Footloose on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM and THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. No appointment needed, but auditioners must arrive one hour before the scheduled end time.  Callbacks will be held the afternoon of Saturday, September 2, if needed.

Auditions will take place at the Broadview Heights Cultural Arts Building, located on the Broadview Center Property, next to the Police Station, 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH  44147.

All roles are available.  Auditions are open to those ages 12 and up.  The production team consists of Tim Anderson as director, Ryan Bergeron as music director, and Zac Hudak as choreographer. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 10 and will typically run Sunday – Thursday evenings with some weekends, based on cast availability.  The show runs November 3 – 19, 2017.

Play Synopsis

This 1998 musical is based on the 1984 film.  When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local laws, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

Audition Preparation

  1. Plan to attend only one night.
  2. Prepare two contrasting songs in the style of the show, it is suggested that one be a pop/rock song (preferably from the 1980’s).  Songs from the show are acceptable.
  3. Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder.  Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.
  4. Dress comfortably for movement.
  5. Bring a list of conflicts between September 10 and November 19.


Adult Roles*

REVERAND SHAW MOORE – The minister of Bomont County, and father of a teenage girl (Ariel).  Reverend Moore is charismatic and charming.  Shaw has a quick mind, a loving heart and a sense of humor, all of which endear him to his congregation.  While trying to be strong for so many people, however, he continues to mourn the death of his son – the one person he could not save.

VI MOORE – Shaw’s wife.  Despite the loss of her son and the strained relationship with her husband, Vi fully understands what kind of unflagging good humor she must display in order to keep her household – and her husband’s congregation – running smoothly.  With her plucky irreverence, she gives us a glimpse of what life with Shaw was like before the tragedy, when theirs was a marriage both passionate and playful.

ETHEL MCCORMACK – Ren’s mother.  Where does Ren get his intelligence, his resilience and his sense of humor?  From his mother, of course!  It’s hard for Ethel to be living in her sister’s home and abiding by her brother-in-law’s rules. However, she never succumbs to the pathos of her situation.  After all, she has to be strong for Ren.  Their mutual loss (the walking-out of her husband / Ren’s father) has brought them closer together.  They share a teasing, good-natured relationship.


PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK – Principal of the high school.

BETTY BLAST – Owner of The Burger Blast restaurant.

LULU WARNICKER – Ren’s aunt.

WES WARNICKER – Lulu’s husband.

COACH ROGER DUNBAR – The high school gym teacher.

ELEANOR DUNBAR – Roger’s wife.

COWBOY BOB – Lead vocalist at the Bar-B-Que restaurant and dance club.

Teenage Roles*

REN MCCORMACK – A teenage boy from Chicago.  Ren is a witty a joker who enjoys a good time.  Lately, though, his fun-loving attitude has taken on a tone of desperation, as he tries too hard to convince the world – and himself – that his father’s desertion hasn’t wounded him as deeply as it has.  Ariel is the first character to get Ren to talk about that subject.  Sharing that intimacy early on becomes the basis for Ren’s and Ariel’s relationship.  Ren’s emotional journey starts with his being feisty and flippant in Act 1, continues through his thoughtful argument to the Town Council, and ends with this emotional final confrontation with Reverend Moore.  It’s a journey from boyhood to maturity.  Ren must sing and dance.

ARIEL MOORE – Shaw and Vi’s daughter.  Ariel is smart.  She understands the rules of the different worlds she moves between and, in each situation, she plays her part brilliantly.  When she’s in her father’s presence, for instance, she is buttoned-up and demure; with Chuck, she burns off all her unexpressed, explosive energy with raucous, thrill-seeking behavior.  Ariel loves to laugh – with Chuck, here girlfriends and, eventually, with Ren.  However her spirits are, quite often, her attempt to keep a lid on the grief she feels about her brother’s death and the loss of her once loving relationship with her father.

RUSTY – Ariel’s best friend.  Rusty may come off as sassy and self-assured, but, in many ways she is the most deeply romantic character in the story.  She truly believes that she and Willard were meant to be together.  However, they are so inept about expressing themselves, that it takes Ren – and a little time on the dance floor – to ultimately bring that about.

URLEEN – Ariel’s friend.

WENDY JO – Ariel’s friend.

WILLARD HEWITT – Ren’s friend, a country boy.  Willard is not dumb.  He is a gentle soul with quick fists, which are his defense against a world that he often has trouble comprehending.  Willard just hasn’t had anyone come along to puncture his macho belligerence – until Ren arrives.  After that, the humor in the character of Willard derives from his gradual, innocent and giddy discovery of the new worlds that Ren opens up to him.

JETER – Ren’s friend.

BICKLE – Ren’s friend.

GARVIN – Ren’s friend.

CHUCK CRANSTON – Ariel’s boyfriend, tends to be a jerk.

LYLE – Chuck’s buddy.

TRAVIS – Chuck’s buddy.

*This list is provided as a resource of the characters in the play.  The director reserves the right to combine roles and involve cast performers in ensemble numbers as choir members, townspeople, etc.



For more information, please contact the director, Tim Anderson, at






Auditions for Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”


Auditions for Spotlights’ for Agatha Christie’s
And Then There Were None

MONDAY, JULY 10 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM
TUESDAY, JULY 11 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

No appointment is needed, but auditioners must arrive within one hour of the end time.  Callbacks, if needed, may be held later in the week.

Jenilee Taylor is directing this classic mystery play.  Roles are available for 8 men and 3 women, who are able to convincingly portray ages from 18 to 65 (see character breakdown below).  The auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-July and will typically run Sunday – Thursday evenings with some weekends, based on cast availability.  The show runs September  15 – 30.

Please bring a list of conflicts between July 17 and September 30. 

For additional information please visit Additional questions may be emailed to the director at

Play Synopsis:

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

The Nursery Rhyme:

Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;

One choked his little self and then there were nine.

Nine little Indian boys sat up very late;

One overslept himself and then there were eight.

Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon;

One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.

Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;

One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.

Six little Indian boys playing with a hive;

A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.

Five little Indian boys going in for law,

One got in Chancery and then there were four.

Four little Indian boys going out to sea;

A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo;

A big bear hugged one and then there were two.

Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun;

On got frizzled up and then there was one.

One little Indian boy left all alone;

He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

About the Author:

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to an American father and English mother, she wrote her first play Black Coffee (the only play in which she chose to feature Poirot) in 1930 having been disappointed by the way The Murder of Roger Ackroyd had been adapted into Alibi in 1928. She adapted her bestselling novel And then there were none for stage in 1943, giving it a different ending, followed by, in quick succession, Appointment with Death (1945), Murder on the Nile (1946) and The Hollow (1951). With The Mousetrap (1952), Witness for the Prosecution (1953), and Spider’s Web (1954), she became the only female playwright to have three plays running in the West End at the same time. Later plays include Towards Zero (1956) co-adapted with Gerald Verner, Verdict (1958) possibly her most unusual play, Go Back for Murder (1960), and Rule of Three (1962) a series of three one act plays. After a hugely successful career and a wonderful life, Ms. Christie died peacefully on 12 January 1976. You can read Agatha Christie’s own account of her life in An Autobiography which was published after her death in 1977.


Character Breakdown

Thomas Rogers Male 40s – 50s The butler and caretaker of the house on Soldier Island. Along with his wife, he withheld an important medication from a former employer, which resulted in the employer’s death. Competent manservant, shifty, dishonest.
Mrs. Rogers Female 40s – 50s The house servant and wife of the butler. She is accused by the gramophone recording of taking part in the killing of her former boss. Worried, frightened and guilt-ridden woman.
Anthony Marston Male 22 – 35 A dangerous driver, accused of killing a young couple with his car. A good-looking playboy who has never wanted for anything.
Miss Emily Brent Female 45 – 65 A religious fundamentalist who believes she is morally superior to everyone else on the island. She is accused of killing a young girl by causing her to commit suicide after being kicked out of her house. Deeply religious, sanctimonious, middle aged spinster.
Vera Claythorne Female 20s-30s A former nursemaid who came to the island under the pretense of becoming Mrs. U.N. Owen’s secretary. She caused the drowning death of a young child, which resulted in losing the love of her life, Hugo. “Innocent,” ingenue type, she is surprisingly cunning. Young, self-assured, troubled by guilt.
Phillip Lombard Male 25 – 40s A soldier of fortune who is responsible for the deaths of an entire native African tribe. Leading man type; a mercenary who can wiggle out of a scrape. Adventurous, inappropriately witty.
Detective William Blore Male 30s – 50s A former detective with Scotland yard who committed perjury that resulted in locking up an innocent man.
Lawrence Wargrave
Male 50s – 60s A recently retired judge who is accused (via a gramophone recording) of having murdered Edward Seton, a man over whose trial he presided. Calm, intelligent, often cold. Authoritative, hard, a trifle mysterious
Dr. Edward Armstrong Male 35+ A surgeon who is accused of having killed a patient after performing an operation on her while intoxicated.
General MacKenzie Male 60+ A surprisingly sentimental military man. Soldierly, overly guilt-ridden, almost welcoming death. A retired World War I general who is accused of sending a man with whom his wife was having an affair, into battle so that he would be killed.
Fred Narracott Male 20s – 40s A captain of the boat that ferries all the guests over to Soldier Island. A walk-on role. Weather worn, gruff, brings supplies and guests from the mainland to the island.


Auditions for Summer Youth Production: “Disaster!”



Auditions for Spotlights’ Summer Youth Musical: “Disaster!”
The 2017 Broadview Heights Spotlights’ Summer Youth Production of Disaster! is the Ohio Premiere of the 2016 Broadway musical spoof of the disaster films of the 1970s, featuring well-known pop songs from that era.


Sunday, April 9  at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Invited callbacks will be held, if necessary, on the evening of Wednesday, April 12 or by special arrangement.

Rehearsals will begin the week of April 23.

The show runs June 22 – July 2, 2017.

The show will be directed by Tim Anderson and music directed by Ryan Bergeron.

Performers, ages 10 to 20, are invited to audition for principle roles and the highly-featured ensemble. The show contains some sexual innuendo and limited profanity.

Those who are auditioning should:

  • Plan to attend only one night of auditions.

  • Be somewhat familiar with the show, its themes, and music.

  • Prepare two 1-minute selections of contrasting songs (1 ballad, 1 up tempo), at least one of which should be a pop song from the 1970’s. Songs featured in the show (see below) are acceptable.

  • Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder.  (Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.)

  • Bring a list of conflicts between April 23 and July 2 (including school concerts, lessons, practices, family conflicts, and athletic games).


Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff” are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick.

It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost… or at least escape the killer rats.

The full synopsis (Warning: Spoilers!!) can be found at

Character Breakdown

Character Description Vocal Requirements Broadway/
Off-Broadway Performers
Chad A handsome and winning man. Pretends to be a player, but is really still heartbroken over the loss of his first love. Rock/Pop Tenor Adam Pascal
Scott Goofy guy. A nerd who wants to be cool. Sweet Tenor Max Crumm
Professor Ted Scheider A disaster expert. Non-emotional. Dry. A serious, professorial type. High Baritone Seth Rudetsky
Tony A very unscrupulous but attractive and (sometimes) charming middle-aged man.  A schemer.  Baritone Roger Bart
Marianne An attractive and focused journalist. Insecure underneath it all. Pop belt Kerry Butler
Sister Mary Downy Awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Pop belt Jennifer Simard
Shirley Lovable and jolly Jewish woman.  Maury’s wife. Dancing a plus. Great comedic actress.   Faith Prince,

Mary Testa,
Judy Gold,
Annie Golden

Maury Lovable and jolly. Shirley’s dedicated husband.   Kevin Chamberlin
Levora A flamboyant and glamorous faded disco diva. Pushy and sassy but in love with her sweet dog. Pop belt Lacretta Nicole
Jackie An aging but still sexy showgirl and now lounge singer. Dumb but honest. Goldie Hawn-esque.   Rachel York
Ben/Lisa Smart boy and girl twins played by the same actor. Honest and direct. Jackie’s son and daughter. Amazing pop voice.! A young Michael Jackson/Andrea McArdle. High Belt with vibrato Baylee Littrell
Ensemble (Many with featured solos) Able to play various glamorous party guests/character roles. Great comedic chops, good dance ability and strong voices needed.
Workmen, Casino Guests, Victims, Staff, Taxi Driver, Cotton Candy Vendor, Chef, Traci, Wealthy Husband, Wealthy Wife, Blinded Woman, etc.

1970s Disaster Movie References
(Linked to IMBD, the Internet Movie Database)

1970’s Songs featured in Disaster!
(Linked to Wikipedia)

Additional questions may be directed to




Auditions for Play, “Boeing Boeing”


The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is seeking 2 men and 4 women for Marc Camoletti’s farce, Boeing Boeing.  

Auditions will be Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00PM, and will be held at the Broadview Heights Cultural Arts Building, Home of the Spotlights Theater, 9543 Broadview Road (on the Broadview Center property, next to the Police Department).  No appointment needed.

The show runs weekends, April 28 – May 13.

Please bring a current headshot, resume, and list of conflicts from February 27 through May 13. Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script.

The show will be directed by Brenton Cochran.  Questions may be directed to him via email at

Download a flyer from the director here: Boeing Audition Flyer

Play Synopsis

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

Winner! 2008 Tony Award®, Best Revival of a Play


  • Bernard– an architect and lothario
  • Berthe– Bernard’s French Housekeeper
  • Robert– Bernard’s old school chum
  • Jaqueline (or Gabriella)– the French fiancée and air hostess
  • Janet (or Gloria)– the American fiancée and air hostess
  • Judith (or Gretchen)– the German fiancée and air hostess

Auditions for Musical, “Weird Romance”


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM*
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM*
*Please arrive within one hour from the end of the scheduled times.

The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater will hold auditions for Alan Menken’s “Weird Romance” on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM and MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. No appointment needed.  Callbacks will be held the afternoon of Saturday, December 11, by invitation only.   Auditions are open to those ages 15 and up. Auditioners of all skill and experiences levels are welcome.

Rehearsals will begin the week of January 2nd and will typically run Sunday – Thursday evenings with some Friday/Saturday rehearsals, based on cast availability.

The show will run from February 10 – February 25.

The show is directed and musically directed by Ryan Bergeron.

Technical Design is by Tim Anderson.

Costume Design is by Stephanie Giammarco.

Those auditioning should:

  • Plan to attend only one night. While attendees need not arrive at the beginning of auditions, please plan to check in no less than 60 minutes prior to the end of auditions. Attendees will be seen in order of check-in.
  • Prepare two contrasting songs, preferably in the style of the show (1 ballad, 1 up tempo), no more than one minute in length each. The original cast recording is available for listening online via Spotify, YouTube, etc. If you are unable to prepare selections in the style of the show, come prepared with your strongest audition material.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched and in a three-ring binder. Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella (without sheet music). For this audition, songs from the show ARE acceptable.
  • Bring a list of conflicts between January 2 and February 25.
  • Share your availability for Saturday, December 11, should you be invited to participate in callbacks.

Additional questions may be emailed to the director at

Weird Romance is a set of two one-act musicals of speculative science fiction. It features a musical score by Tony, Grammy, and Oscar winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted, Tangled, Sister Act, Newsies). It debuted off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre, starring Ellen Greene (of Little Shop of Horrors fame), Johnathan Hardary, Jessica Molaskey, Sal Viviano, and Danny Burstein. This curious science fiction framework revolves around traditional themes – the generation gap, a love triangle and the archetypal conflict between those who have power and those who have none.

Play Synopsis

In the first act, The Girl Who Was Plugged In, we encounter a homeless bag-lady whose soul is transplanted into the body of a gorgeous female android by a company which manufactures celebrities. The second act, Her Pilgrim Soul, is about a scientist who researches holographic imaging. One day a mysterious “living” holograph, apparently a woman long dead, appears and changes his life forever.

Roles/Casting Information

The original production of “Weird Romance” utilized a cast of 9 actors, many of whom played multiple roles between both acts.  In this production, casting is flexible and the original tracks utilized for doubling of roles may not be preserved. Some actors may be cast in multiple roles and in both acts, while some may be cast in only one act of the production. If you have a preference to be considered for a larger or smaller role based on your rehearsal availability, please feel free to state this in your audition.

ACT I – The Girl Who Was Plugged In

SHANNARA – Female, Flexible age; teen to adult. Rockstar “created” by GTX agency; the latest, most popular, and probably only momentary fad. Burning bright and probably about to fade out, and knows it. Tough. Functions as Narrator in places. Ideally, a strong mover. Strong rock vocals, mezzo with belt.  Sings title song “Weird Romance” with Zanth.  (Vocal Range: G3 – C5, Flexible based on range of actor playing Zanth).

ZANTH – Male or Female, probably androgynous. Flexible age; teen to adult. Shannara’s counterpart, similar in character; has sold out for fame and the “life”.  Strong mover.  Strong rock vocals, tenor or low alto; belt.  Sings title song “Weird Romance” with Shannara. (Vocal Range: D3 – G4, Flexible based on gender).

ISHAM – Male, preferably 40 and up. GTX executive, in charge of “creating” celebrities. Manipulative, willing to do whatever is necessary to make a profit. Hides his dangerous and malevolent side under a shiny veneer. In a dangerous world, determined to stay on top – the true 1%. Baritone / tenor, expressive singer that can handle tricky patter. Sings “That’s Where We Come In”, “Amazing Penetration”, “Endgame”. Must appear old enough to have a son 18-25. (Vocal Range: B3 – G4)

PAUL – Male, 18-25. Isham’s son, being groomed for success at GTX. His lack of ruthlessness is a source of perpetual disappointment to his father. Handsome, kind, and optimistic, desperately searching for some good in the world. Falls in love with Delphi. Lyrical Tenor. Sings “Eyes That Never Lie”. (Vocal Range: D3 – A4)

P. BURKE – Female, 20s-40s. Homeless, isolated, street-wise and just getting by. Has not quite given up hope that her humanity will be recognized – barely. Suppresses her sensitive, genuine nature to survive on the street. Her ability to mute her ego allows her to achieve her dream of becoming someone new and “Feeling No Pain” – at a cost. Strong, dramatic mezzo-belter, also capable of sustained legato. Sings “Stop and See Me”, “Worth It”, “Endgame” and is featured on almost every other musical number in the show. (Vocal Range: F3 – D5)

JOE – Male,  30s-50’s. “Technical Coordinator” of Isham’s project – in truth, a brilliant but underappreciated scientist. The designer of Delphi and the technology that allows her to “live”. At first enamored with the enormity of his scientific breakthrough, he develops real emotions for P. Burke because of her “specialness”.  Written as a tenor to High C (C5), but could be adapted for a Baritone. Sings “Feeling No Pain”, “No One Can Do”. (Vocal Range: B3 – optional C5, minimum G4).

DELPHI – Female, 18-25 in appearance. Gorgeous celebrity, the ultimate cover girl but with a “girl next door” quality – purportedly plucked from obscurity in her hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. In truth, her success has been created by GTX – but the depth of her secret runs deeper than the public – and her would-be suitor, Paul – could possibly imagine. Preferably blonde or willing to change hair color. Soprano with mix/belt, beautiful lyrical quality, strong head voice. Sings “Feeling No Pain”, “Pop! Flash!”, “Worth It”, “Endgame”. (Vocal Range: F3 – D5).

MOVEMENT COACH (Male, Tenor) / DIALECT COACH (Female, High Belt/Mix) / MAKE-UP SPECIALIST (Female, Belter) – Think Hunger Games “Prep Team”; tasked with packaging Delphi into a superstar ready to enchant her public. All pro’s, at THE TOP of their game. Strong soloists featured on “Pop! Flash!. Age flexible, ideally strong movers.

PARAMEDICS (1 Male, 1 Female) – Jaded, corrupt medical providers – street wise, on the take. Probably under the influence of illegal drugs. Strong actors, featured in extended scene.

MUGGER, REPORTERS, ISHAM’S ASSISTANTS, FANS – Break-out ensemble parts, extensive singing and featured scene opportunities. Strong Singers of all ranges, movers and non-movers.

Act II – Her Pilgrim Soul

JOHNNY BEAUMONT – Male, attractive, ideally played by the actor who portrays Paul in Act I. A crooner from days gone by….Tenor or High Baritone, sings “I Can Show You a Thing or Two”. (Vocal Range: C3 – F#4)

DANIEL GADDIS – Male, early 20’s – 30’s, assistant to Dr. Drayton. Science is the tool that lets him unravel the world’s mysteries, vexed by Drayton’s lack of enthusiasm and determined to reawaken his “spark”. Optimistic, upbeat, and determined to make a mark. Baritone, sings “Opening Sequence”, “Need to Know”. (Vocal Range: G3 – F4).

KEVIN DRAYTON – Male, 30’s-40’s. Brilliant scientist poised on the verge of a major breakthrough in holographic imaging; yet oddly dissatisfied with his burgeoning success. Lost, stuck – without really knowing why. Struggling in his relationship with Carol, his wife; and determined to repair their relationship but unsure how to bridge the difference. Becomes obsessed with unraveling the secret of Nola’s existence, and the reason behind her sudden appearance. Baritone or Bass. Sings “My Orderly World”, “You Remember”, “Another Woman”, “Someone Else is Waiting”. (Vocal Range: F3 – F4)

CAROL DRAYTON – Female, 30’s – 40’s. Kevin’s wife; a successful advertising executive. Feels distanced from her husband, determined to rekindle their romance but also unsure of how to reach Kevin. Patient, loving, but questioning and almost at the end of her resolve. Mezzo or Soprano, some legit moments, strong mix.  Sings “Opening Sequence”, “Another Woman”, “A Man”. (Vocal Range: Bb3 – Eb5)

REBECCA – Female, 20’s – 50’s. Carol’s co-worker, good friend, and confidant. Sassy, outspoken, knows her friend and is not fooled by the façade of normalcy Carol erects. Commiserates with Carol and tries to help her find solutions. Comedic yet sincere. Strong singer, Mezzo or Soprano, belt or strong Mix preferred. Sings “A Man”. (Vocal Range: Ab3 – Eb5)

NOLA – Female, should appear early 30’s but must PLAY age 6 – 30’s. An unknown anomaly causes Nola to appear in Kevin’s lab – a holographic image of a long-dead woman, possessed of her own consciousness and for all intents and purposes, “alive”. With Kevin’s help, Nola matures as she “relives” and remembers her past life – all the while working towards discovering the reason behind her manifestation. Vulnerable at first, free-spirited and full of conviction as she matures. Full-voiced contralto / mezzo, able to sustain long, legato passages, low tessitura. Sings “You Remember”, “Pressing Onward, Moving Forward”, “Someone Else is Waiting”. (Vocal Range: D3 – D5).

SUSAN GRANVILLE WALLACH – Female, 20’s-30’s. Nola’s niece, helps piece together Nola’s family history. Pleasant, helpful, with a bit of her Aunt’s mischievous streak in her. Soprano or light Mezzo tone, vocal solo in “Pressing Onward, Moving Forward”. (Vocal Range: C4-Bb4).

CHUCK WALLACH – Male, 20’s-30’s. Susan’s husband; gentle, mischievous since of humor; affable. Is amused by the discovery of where Susan gets her feistiness from. Tenor or light Baritone tone, vocal solo in “Pressing Onward, Moving Forward”. (Vocal Range: F3-G4).

GEORGE LESTER – Male, 20’s-40’s, African-American. The son of a dock worker who was fired for fighting with a white worker. He helps piece together part of Nola’s history.  Baritone or Tenor, vocal solo in “Pressing Onward, Moving Forward”. (Vocal Range: F3-F4).

RUSKIN – Male, 80’s. A friend of Nola’s, now living in a retirement home. The only living associate that could be located. Ruskin has been blind for 15 years, but still has an easy peace and a piercing wisdom about him. Baritone or Bass, brief vocal solo. (Vocal Range: D3 – C4).




Weird Romance is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Auditions for Musical, “Queen of the Mist”



The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is seeking seven actor/strong singers for its upcoming production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist.  This will be the second production of this piece after the 2011 New York City premiere.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 14, from 3:00 – 5:00PM and Monday, August 15, from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM, and will be held at the Broadview Heights Cultural Arts Building, Home of the Spotlights Theater, 9543 Broadview Road (on the Broadview Center property, next to the Police Department).

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held by invitation only on a to-be-determined date later in the week.

The show will be directed by Tim Anderson and music directed by Ryan Bergeron.

Play Synopsis

Based on an astounding and outrageous true story, Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s signature complexity and insight, Queen of the Mist is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.

Audition Preparation

  1. Those auditioning should bring a list of conflicts between September 6 and November 20. Potential cast must be available for weekend performances between November 4 – 20, 2016.
  2. Be familiar with the musical and the historical basis for the characters. Videos featuring the original New York production are available on YouTube:


  1. Prepare two short musical selections:
  • One song that showcases your ability to sing legit (non-pop/rock) music.


  • An early 1900s parlor/Americana song

Examples include, but are not limited to:

Songs by Stephen Foster or Jerome Kern

Songs from a musical set in the era (i.e. Showboat, Tin Types, or Ragtime)

Early 1900s parlor songs as referenced on on



Historical characters are hyperlinked to Wikipedia
3 Women, 4 Men

  • Anna (“Annie”) Edson Taylor
  • Frank “Tussy” Russell – Anna’s manager
  • Quintet:
    • Soprano: Jane (Anna’s Sister)/The Blonde (Martha Frankenfuhrer)
    • Mezzo (with Belt): Carrie Nation/Mrs. Gumstock/River Boy/Woman Reporter
    • Tenor: A Young Soldier (Mike Taylor)/Panhandler/Carnival Barker
    • Baritone: Man with His Hand Wrapped in a Handkerchief/Officer Darling/Panhandler
    • Bass: A New Manager/Mr. Mallardo/Panhandler/Mr. Rudetsky (a barrel copper)/River ManOther roles played by the Quintet:
      Panhandlers, a Train Conductor, Blondin, Captain Nissen, Maud Willard, T.J. Preston, Ellen King, Charles Mason Dow, Woman Reporter, a Spectator, A Stage Manager.

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For more information, please contact the director, Tim Anderson, at

Auditions for Adult Comedy: “Talk Radio”


The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is seeking male and female actors who are able to develop many different characters of all age ranges for its upcoming adult comedy, “Talk Radio” by Eric Bogosian.

Auditions will be Sunday, July 10, from 3:00 – 5:00PM and Monday, July 11, from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM, and will be held at the Cultural Arts Building, Home of the Spotlights Theater, 9543 Broadview Road (Broadview Center property, next to the Police Department).

Those auditioning should plan to attend the entire two hours of either day and bring a list of conflicts between July 31 and October 1. Invited callbacks (if necessary) will occur on the afternoon of Saturday, July 16.

Potential cast must be available for weekend performances between September 16 – October 1, 2016.

The show will be directed by Rose Leininger.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script (see below).  This play contains adult language and themes.

Play Synopsis

It’s 1987 and Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s controversial radio host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry’s show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing, Talk Radio had a long run at New York’s Public Theatre starring the author.


  • Barry Champlain, “Night Talk” host
  • Stu Noon, Barry’s operator
  • Spike, Sound engineer
  • Linda MacArthur, Assistant producer of “Night Talk”
  • Dan Woodruff, Executive producer
  • Sidney Greenberg, Financial talk show host
  • Bernie, Sid’s operator
  • Kent, Guest
  • Dr. Susan Fleming, Talk show host
  • Rachael, Susan’s operator
  • Callers

Audition Sides
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For more information, please contact the producer, Tim Anderson, at