Auditions

Summer Broadway Season auditions

Summer Broadway Season

Auditions will take place in January and February for the four summer shows in our 2024 Broadway Season.

Shows and casting information

  • Escape to Margaritaville (directed by Eric Parker) — Adults of all ages.
  • The Bodyguard (directed by Michael Yuen) — Adults of all ages, plus one role for a grade-school aged boy who must be a person of color.
  • School of Rock (directed by Erin Pifer) — Adults of all ages, plus about a dozen young actors who can convincingly play fourth-graders. In particular, we will need kids who can play drums/percussion, electric bass, guitar, and piano; however, there are also roles that do not need to play instruments.
  • Newsies (directed by Debra Ross Calabrese) — There are roles for adults of all ages, one of whom must be a woman of color. Among the newsies, there is one role for an actor between the ages of 10 and 14; the other newsies will be teens to young adults.

General info

All Croswell productions are cast locally with open auditions.

To make sure you always hear about upcoming auditions, please join our audition notice email list.

Although we are a community theater and our actors are volunteers, we do offer mileage reimbursements to help with the cost of transportation.

Audition dates and times

For all shows:

  • Sunday, January 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham, 5480 S. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio.
  • Monday, February 5, from 6-9 p.m. at the Croswell.
  • Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Croswell.
  • Sunday, February 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State St. (in the Briarwood Mall plaza), Ann Arbor.

For School of Rock kids only:

  • Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Croswell. (Actors interested in School of Rock may audition at any time; however, this date is set aside only for School of Rock in order to allow more time for performers who play instruments to demonstrate their skills. The directors for other shows will not be present at this audition date.)

If you cannot make these dates: To arrange a virtual audition, please email Jen Letherer at [email protected].

How to prepare: Please prepare a short vocal selection, about one minute long, and bring sheet music for the accompanist. There will also be a short dance audition. You do not need to prepare anything for the dance audition, but please wear or bring clothes that you are comfortable dancing in.

Want help with your song?

If you’d like help getting ready for auditions, we are offering two drop-in sessions for anyone who wants to workshop their audition song!

  • Saturday, January 27 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 29 from  6-8 p.m.
You’ll have the opportunity to sing through your song a few times with a live accompanist and get feedback. Please bring your sheet music with you (sheet music for many songs can be found online, or many public libraries also have sheet music collections).