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So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:


AIDA Auditions; Non-Equity, LIMITED PAID Roles Available

Saturday, September 8th

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 23rd and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30 PM.

The production is scheduled to open November 2nd and will run through November 18th; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 PM, and Sundays @ 2:00 PM. There will be one 8:00 PM performance added to Sunday, November 18th.


Please see the full breakdown of roles available below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday, September 8th: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 PM

Dance Callbacks will be held on Sunday, September 9th

Principal Callbacks will be Monday, September 10th.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,

1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


*AIDA –  (Female, African American, 18-30) Passionate, beautiful, brave Nubian princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Strong belt to F.

*RADAMES – (Male, Caucasian, 18-30) Strong, handsome, adventurous Captain with swagger. Bound to an arranged engagement to an Egyptian princess, but falls in love with Aida. Strong rock tenor.

*AMNERIS  –  (Female, Caucasian, 18-30) A beautiful, materialistic Egyptian princess who has yet to find her voice and inner strength. Betrothed to Captain Radames; daughter of the Pharaoh. Strong Broadway belt to F.

MEREB – (Male, African American, 16-30) A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.

ZOSER – (Male, Caucasian, late 30s-50s) Manipulative and evil Chief Minister. Hungry for power and will stop at nothing to carve out a path to the throne for his son, Radames. Strong rock tenor.

NEHEBKA – (Female, African American, 18-30) Strong, passionate friend of Aida.

AMONAROSA – (Male, African American, 30s-50s) Wise and peaceful King of Nubia who is imprisoned in Egypt. Father of Aida.

PHARAOH – (Male, Caucasian, 30s-50s) Distinguished leader of Egypt, father to Amneris.

ENSEMBLE – (Females & Males, ANY Ethnicity, 16-40s) Strong singers and dancers to play Nubians, Egyptians, Soldiers, Palace Women, Guards/Soldiers, Ministers.