Upcoming Auditions at Oyster Mill Playhouse

Everyone is welcome to audition at Oyster Mill Playhouse! Click below to learn more about upcoming opportunities at OMP. To save time on audition day, please take a moment to fill out an audition form prior to attending auditions. We can’t wait to see you at OMP!

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9 to 5 The Musical, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

DirectorRyan Dean Schoening

Music DirectorIan M. Turner

Stage ManagerRebecca Lease

ProducerRosie Turner

Auditions are Sunday, May 31st and Monday, June 1st. If you are unable to secure a time slot for your audition, walk-in auditions WILL be accepted. Please reach out to our director for further questions.

Director’s Note: Interested persons should sign up via Sign Up Genius for a 10-minute audition slot. All auditionees should plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to their audition slot to fill out paperwork. Auditions will begin promptly at 6:00 PM.

All auditionees will present a selection in the style of the show for the casting committee. Full songs are allowed but 32 bar cuts are preferred.

After you have sung your audition piece, you will be asked to perform a song listed below if you have noted you are interested in a specific role, or roles, on your audition form. Please prepare these songs in their entirety.

IMPORTANT: At this time, there will be no dance call for these auditions. All information presented here is subject to change.

VioletAround Here and One of the Boys

JudyGet Out and Stay Out

DoraleeBackwoods Barbie and Change It

RozHeart to Hart

Hart: Here for You

JoeLet Love Grow 

Please come prepared with a complete list of conflicts from 6/8 through 8/9.

Show runs July 24 through August 9, 2020.

In addition to public performances, private performances are scheduled for 7/26, 8/4, and 8/5 with one possible private performance for 7/28.

Summary: Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

    The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow, John Bunchan

    Directed by Lois Heagy

    Summary: In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

    Please come with a list of scheduling conflicts from 6/8-8/9

    Show runs July 24-August 9

    In addition to public performances, private performances may be scheduled on 7/26, 7/28, 8/3, 8/4

    CASTING:  (ages listed are playing ages)

    Richard Hannay (35-40): A middle-aged Englishman, bored and boring, to whom nothing every happens. Until now…

    Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret/Mrs Jordan (35+):  Accents are required (German, Scottish, English)

    Clown 1 & Clown 2 (playing ages not important):  The bulk of the action is handled by these two actors. While normally played by men, the director is open to casting one woman and one man. Acceptable accents (not farcical, please) are an absolute must and the actors must be physically able to handle the roles, as there is a lot of running, falling, etc.

    • Auditions will be cold reads from the script, with a touch of “Whose Line is it Anyway” thrown in.

    The script guarantees that the actors will lose a minimum of 5 pounds playing these roles. This should give you an idea of what to look forward to with this show.


    In addition to the actors, this show requires a substantial number of dressers and crew, as nearly all costume changes are very quick, sometimes on-stage, and the set is changed in front of the live audience.  Because of the various locations, the set is often just indicated by a few pieces of furniture, a door frame, perhaps a picture on the wall. The crew and dressers all get their bows, along with the actors. THEY ARE THAT IMPORTANT!  If you wish to participate in this show, but not sure you’re up to challenge of switching characters instantly, please consider joining the crew, whether dresser or set.


    Directed by – Rosie Turner
    Music Director – Ellen Carnahan
    Stage Manager – Caitlyn Davis
    Producer – Ryan Dean Schoening

    Auditions are Monday & Tuesday, Call Backs will be Wednesday

    Director’s Note: Thanks for your interest in Into the Woods! All auditioners should plan to arrive promptly at 6:30PM to fill out paperwork. Following paperwork at 7:00PM, all auditioners will learn a short selection from the production, and present that selection for the casting committee individually. You will be allowed to use the provided sheet music throughout this process. There will be no reading or dance auditions required.

    Call backs will consist of short readings and a prepared section from the production:

    Female Roles: Learn “Witch’s Lament,” “Moments in the Woods”
    Male Roles: “Giants in the Sky” “Agony”
    If needed, participants may be asked to sing from their personal prepared repertoire. It is suggested that all auditioners have sheet music for this purpose for our pianist. 
    PLEASE NOTE: The director is considering consolidated casting for this production, requiring the doubling of certain characters, and the use of pre-recorded voice-over work. Please be very honest about your interest in a specific role or roles when asked the question “will you accept any role.”


    Please come prepared with a list of scheduling conflicts through 11/22.

    Show Runs November 6-22

    In addition to public performances, private performances may be held on 11/8, 11/10, 11/17, and 11/18

    Summary: The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.