All auditions are at Encore Theatre, 991 North Shore Dr., Lima OH 45801 unless otherwise noted. Perusal scripts may be available for some shows. A deposit is required. Perusal scripts are not available for musicals. There may be more information or changes closer to the audition dates, so be sure to check back. 
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Upcoming Auditions


Adult Season



Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on a story by
Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Chris Garlock
Audition Dates: Monday June 4 - 7pm & Tuesday June 5, 2018 - 7pm
Ages 6 years old and up, be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of a prepared song and to potentially learn a dance.  It is only necessary to attend one of the two audition dates.  
Production Dates: July 27-29 & August 3-5, 2018




Steel Magnolias
A comedy-drama by Robert Harling
Director: Joe Warnement 
Audition Dates: Monday July 30 & Tuesday July 31, 2018 - Time TBA
Production Dates: September 14-16 & 21-23, 2018





A Christmas Story
A comedy by Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Director: Ron Hesseling
Audition Dates: Monday October 8 & Tuesday October 9. 2018 - Time TBA

 Production Dates: November 30, December 1-2 & 7-9, 2018




Mamma Mia! 
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Director: Missy Keller
Audition Dates: Monday November 19 & Tuesday November 20, 2018 - Time TBA
Production Dates: 
January 18-20 & 25-27, 2019



Miracle on South Division Street
A comedy-drama by Tom Dudzick
Denise D’Arca
Audition Dates: Monday January 21 & Tuesday January 22, 2019 - Time TBA
Production Dates: March 8-10 & 15-17, 2019​


Farce of Habit
A comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Director: Steve Dietrich                        
Audition Dates: Monday March 25 & Tuesday March 26, 2019 
- Time TBA
Production Dates: May 10-12 & 17-19, 2019






Lewis Family cDonald's Youth Theatre


Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle, Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard Based on the 1970 Disney film, The Aristocats
Madison Downing
                                   Audition Dates: Tuesday September 4 & Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Time TBA
                                   Production Dates: October 19-21, 2018




Game Of Tiaras
By Don Zolidis
Ashley Shank
Audition Dates: Wednesday December 26 & Thursday December 27, 2018 - Time TBA
Production Dates: February 15-17, 2019







Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, Based on a story by John Dempsey & Hugh Murphy
Music by Dana P. Rowe, Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

Director: Alice Donahue
Audition Dates: Monday February 25 & Tuesday February 26, 2019 - Time TBA
Production Dates: April 12-14, 2019