Audition

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:

GHOST The Musical

Books and Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin

Music and Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard

Based on the film produced by Paramount Pictures and Bruce Joel Rubin 

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Directed by Matthew Heppe

Music Direction by Steve Parsons

Production Stage Manager: Breanna Morton

 

Auditions: Thursday, March 10th from 7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, March 12th from 11:00a-1:00 PM

Sunday, March 13th from 7:30-9:30 PM

Principal Callbacks: Monday, March 14th beginning at 7:00 PM

Rehearsals begin Monday, March 28th

Rehearsals will run Sundays-Thursdays 6:30-10:00 PM

Performance dates are May 6th-22nd, 2022

Fridays @ 7:30 PM, Saturdays @ 7:30 PM, Sundays @ 2 PM

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOL:

All those entering the building will be required to wear a mask at all times. Those who are auditioning will only be permitted to remove their mask during their audition. Those persons over 12 years of age who are eligible for the COVID vaccine, will need to show proof of full vaccination, or provide negative COVID-19 test results, in order to be considered for casting.

NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES

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. 

Those wishing to audition can make an appointment for an audition time by signing up online HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact: Breanna Morton, Production Manager, Breannalmorton@gmail.com

The Players Guild Theatre is located at 1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702

GHOST THE MUSICAL - Roles

(Paid roles available)

*SAM WHEAT – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Sam is the hero of our story, an office-worker in New York City, living with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez. As a Ghost Sam seeks the help of a reluctant medium, Oda Mae, to protect Molly. Seeking an authentic and vulnerable actor able to convincingly show the wide spectrum of emotions that come from Sam’s journey. Pop/Rock tenor with strong belt. Vocal range: G# to Bb; the ability to play guitar is a plus, but not necessary. 

*MOLLY JENSEN – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Molly is a artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam, until he's murdered and his ghost comes back to save her. Strong, and vulnerable actor able to be confident in the transition from in-love to broken-hearted while demonstrating a deep sense of strength and inner-peace which is disrupted by the tragic events of the story. Instant tangible chemistry with Sam. Broadway Pop/Rock vocals with strong belt. Vocal range: G3 to Eb5

*ODA MAE BROWN  - (Female or Male, African American, 20s-50s) Oda Mae Brown works as a spiritual advisor out of a storefront séance parlor in Brooklyn; though she was told as a child that she had "the gift" by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually experience communication with the spirits until she "met" Sam Wheat during a séance for an unrelated client. Larger-than-life character and able to play for laughs but still have some sincerity and truthful moments; Vocal range: Ab3 to F5 

CARL BRUNER – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Carl Bruner is the main antagonist of the show and good friend and colleague of Sam's; when Sam discovers there are discrepancies in some bank accounts, which actually is a money-laundering operation run by Carl, Carl orders his partner, Willie Lopez, to attempt to steal Sam's security codes, which result in Willie killing Sam; Confident, strong actor and singer, who is able to play slimy businessman; needs to be able to transition from sincere to slimy when seducing Molly. Vocal range: Eb3 to A4

SUBWAY GHOST – (Female or Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) the Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his ghostly powers; believes to ‘own’ the subway train, aggressive "spooky” but within the realms of truthfulness; good physical actor required as well as physical character work experience; experience with rap is helpful.

WILLIE LOPEZ – (Male, ideally Latino, 20s-40s) When Willie is introduced, he attempts to rob Sam's wallet; this results in a fight, and Sam is killed; extremely masculine; intimidating in some way.

HOSPITAL GHOST– (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) The Hospital Ghost is one of the main ghosts Sam encounters, great actor and singer required, natural confident actor that exudes wisdom with subtle shade. Will play multiple roles.

ENSEMBLE – (Females and Males, 20s-50s) Incredible vocalists, dancers, and storytellers. Will play multiple characters including, MRS. SANTIAGO, ORTISHA JONES, LOUISE, ORLANDO JONES, LIONEL FERGUSON, BANK TELLER, NUNS, CLARA, ORTISHA JONES, OFFICER WALLACE, and Others. 

*Indicates a PAID role

Sign up for an audition time slot HERE