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Western Reserve Playhouse Announces for

Jason Robert Brown’s

“Bridges of Madison County”

Show Dates March 1-16m 2019

The Bridges of Madison County is based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel, and was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). This 2014 Broadway musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?” Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.
With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre’s season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters that tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.

Audition Dates:

December 15, 2018 from 1-3PM

December 17, 2018 from 6:30-8PM

Callbacks if necessary after 8PM December 17, 2018

Location: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268


Directed By Sarah Coon

Musical Direction by Bryan Bird and David Stebbins

Please prepare one song in the style of the show but, not from the show. Callbacks (If needed) will consist of singing and cold reading from the show. There will be no dance audition for this show.

There are no equity contracts available for this show at this time.

Rehearsals will start early February 2019. This will be a short rehearsal period.

Roles Available:

Richard “Bud” Johnson – 40’s – Francesca’s husband

Marian -30’s – Robert’s former wife. A musician, with an artist’s style and soul. 

Michael -16+ (needs to play 16-20’s- Francesca and Bud’s son. Headstrong, and finding himself.

Carolyn –14+ (needs to play 14-20’s) – Francesca and Bud’s daughter. Sensitive, but strong.

Marge –40’s-60’s – Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy, but a caring and loyal friend.

Charlie –50’s-60’s – Marge’s husband. A good Iowa man.

***The Roles of Robert and Francesca are not available at this time. ***

All ages are approximate, and suggest the character rather than the actor. 

All characters will double as ensemble roles, including some featured solos.

All roles are open to actors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Any questions please feel free to contact, Sarah Coon at

Auditions announced for our 2019 Season Opener!




Translated by Richard Wilbur

Directed by August Scarpelli



The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house, and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon, and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

A sparkling version of one of the great comedies of the French Theater. A resounding success in its production by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. “…an astonishingly delightful romp…” —NY Post. “Stylish, bright, saucy.” —NY Journal-American. “…a rollicking evening of grace and fun.” —NY Newsday.


Saturday, November 24th 1pm-3pm

Monday, November 26th 7pm-9pm

Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286


Sign up @

A Short prepared speech from Tartuffe or another Moliere piece is recommended but NOT required. Short scenes and speeches will be handed out upon arrival. First come first serve. Come with at least a cursory knowledge of the play, ready to discuss what interests you about this project and any conflicts between December 1st and January 18th.

All roles available.

No equity contracts available at this time.


Performances will be January 18th thru February 2nd at Western Reserve Playhouse

Rehearsals will begin 4-5 weeks prior to performance. Dates and times will depend on Actor’s availability


If you cannot attend the audition dates above you may submit a video audition or discuss other alternatives. Email August directly at for details.

Cast Descriptions:

Character Description
Orgon Head of the house and husband of Elmire, he is blinded by admiration for Tartuffe.
Tartuffe Houseguest of Orgon, hypocritical religious devotee who attempts to seduce Elmire and foil Valère’s romantic quest.
Valère The young romantic lead, who struggles to win the hand of his true love, Orgon’s daughter Mariane.
Madame Pernelle Mother of Orgon; grandmother of Damis and Mariane
Elmire Wife of Orgon, step-mother of Damis and Mariane
Dorine Family housemaid, who tries to help expose Tartuffe and help Valère.
Cléante Brother of Elmire, brother-in-law of Orgon
Mariane Daughter of Orgon, the fiancée of Valère and sister of Damis
Damis Son of Orgon; and brother of Mariane
Laurent Servant of Tartuffe
Flipote Servant of Madame
Monsieur Loyal A bailiff


Auditions for Hay Fever are coming up….

Hay Fever by Noel Coward, directed by Kevin Kelly

November 2 to 17, 2018. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. And there will be one extra special Sunday Performance during this run TBD.

Take place on August 22 and 23, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Please sign up at:

Bethel Luthern Church
3852 Everett Road
Richfield, Ohio 44286

Will take place at Western Reserve Playhouse from 2 pm to 4 pm on August 25, 2018

Cold readings from the script.

Begin Monday October 1 at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals will normally run Sunday through Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Hay Fever is a wonderful cross between high farce and an English comedy of bad manners. The play is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. Each – unbeknownst to the rest – invites down a house guest for a quiet weekend! The self-centered behavior of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee, while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests’ furtive departure.

Hay Fever takes place in the comfortable English country house of the Bliss family. Judith, the mother, is a retired stage actress; David, the father, is a novelist. Their grown children, Simon and Sorel, still live at home. As the play opens, Simon and Sorel are exchanging insults about mutual friends and speculating that their mother is up to something in inviting a young man – who turns out to be called Sandy Tyrell – to the house for the weekend.

Meanwhile, Sorel has invited the diplomat Richard Greatham, while Simon adds to the growing household with his guest Myra Arundel. Finally, David comes downstairs from his study to add one last visitor to the list – a young woman named Jackie Coryton.

After some internecine squabble and banter, Judith announces her decision to come out of retirement and revive one of her greatest hits, Love’s Whirlwind. As she and the children begin to perform one of their favorite scenes from the play, they are interrupted by the arrival of their guests. The family members greet their visitors and then leave them to fend for themselves.

And that is just Act One!

Judith Bliss – an actress of a certain age who has retired (several times) from the stage.
David Bliss – her husband, a writer of novels that the entire family argue about; inclined to a little dalliance on the side
Simon Bliss – their son, a painter of aggressive daubs
Sorel Bliss – their daughter, an accomplished instrumentalist (but skills NOT required, though welcome!)
Both of the children are every bit as theatrical, as ego-maniacal in the nicest possible way, as their parents.

Richard Greatham – a career diplomat who “always says something exquisitely diplomatic”
Myra Arundel – a society lady of whom Judith says “she uses sex like a shrimping net”
Sandy Tyrell – a younger “anyone for tennis” sporty chap who has fallen in love with Judith having seen her in some dreadful melodrama
Jackie Coryton – a scared little thing who has been picked by the husband David

Clara – the long-suffering maid, who used to be Judith’s dresser, and is quite coarse with it

Auditions for the Musical, “Little Women”




Audition Information for LITTLE WOMEN We are currently looking for cast members for our upcoming of “Little Women: The Musical” which will be performed at The Western Reserve Playhouse at The Overture Center from October 5-20, 2018. There is also a possibility of this show touring in some schools too. (That is TBD)

Directed by: Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski

Musical Direction: – Dave Stebbins

Choreographer: Jen Justice

Auditions will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm and on Monday, July 16 from 6-pm -8:30pm. Possible callbacks will be Tuesday, July 17 from 6-9pm (Only if needed) Individual auditions will be scheduled. Dance auditions will occur from 8:30-9:30PM the day of your audition, so please bring clothes to change into.




What to prepare: Please prepare a full contemporary musical theater piece (prefer legit with a mix of belt). PLEASE DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW. Please have your music in original key and in a 3-ring binder with pages copied back to back. A headshot and resume will e helpful. A professional accompanist will be provided. You will be asked to dance, so please bring comfortable shoes.  NO EQUITY CONTRACTS AT THIS TIME.


Auditions for “Terms of Endearment”

“Terms of Endearment”

adapted by Dan Gordon & based on the novel by Larry McMurtry & the screenplay by James L. Brooks

 Directed by Karen Rose

 Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 3 & Monday, June 4 starting at 6PM

 Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sign up here for your audition slot:

Rehearsals will begin the week of July 1 and will be selected based on availability of the cast. Rehearsals will take place weekday evenings, and weekend mornings or afternoons 3-5 times per week

Performance Dates: AUG 17, 2018 – SEP 01, 2018. Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM; Sunday at 2PM

Challenges in life & love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in “Terms of Endearment.” Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny & touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers & daughters, husbands & wives, & lovers, both old & new.