Theatres: Musical Theatre
5th Avenue Theatre (WCLO)
1326 5th Ave, Suite 735
Seattle, WA 98101
1308 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Kelsey Thorgalsen, Casting Director.
5th Avenue Theatre annually produces 8 to 9 productions of musical revivals, bound-for-Broadway premieres, and traveling children’s musicals for schools. The 5th Avenue has premiered 14 new musicals, nine of which have gone to Broadway, and two of which have earned Tony Awards for Best Musical (Hairspray, 2003 and Memphis, 2010).
- The 5th Avenue Theatre’s extensive educational outreach programs include: The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Student Matinee Program, the Rising Star Project, Curtain Up! A Community Celebration of Musical Theater, and Spotlight Nights.
- 5th Avenue Theatre is looking for actors who can sing and/or dance.
- Visit the 5th Avenue Theatre audition webpage for up-to-date information.
- 5th Avenue Theatre casts mainstage musicals by invitation and through company general auditions. To audition, send an email message and include a headshot and resume with a letter of intent to attend the general auditions.
- 5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company (AMT) performs for local K-8 schools and community centers. Usually, AMT shows are cast from the company general auditions; however, actors who sing and dance may send an email message and include a headshot and resume with a letter of intent to audition for AMT.
- General video auditions are always accepted. See webpage for details.
- Intern and child auditions are held on an as-needed basis.
Note: 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes and encourages auditions from people of all ethnic and cultural groups. Dedicated to nurturing talent and hiring locally, 5th Avenue Theatre encourages auditions from both Equity and Non-Equity singers, actors, and dancers. 5th Avenue Theatre operates under the Western Civic Light Opera Agreement.
(See Ch. 1:Equity Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Educational Theatre in Schools, & Musical Theatre, See Ch. 4 Young Actor: Studios, See Ch.5 In A Supporting Role: Volunteer, Theatre Discounts, and also Production Guide: Space)
Aurora Theatre Company
20011 Palatine Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
Scott Francis, Artistic Director. Founded in 2014, Aurora Theatre Company creates productions that enrich, engage and entertain diverse audiences. The company produces 1 -2 shows per year. Non union; pays a stipend. Calls posted on the TPS Audition Listing Service.
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Crown Hill Center, G & S Suite
9250 14th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117-2306
Contact: Mike Storie, Producer. The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society produces 1 musical per year. Auditions are held in February or March and are announced on the SGS and TPS websites. To audition, submit contact information by telephone, fax, email or regular mail. Rehearsals begin at the end of March or early April and are held on weekday evenings with some weekend commitments. Each production has 11-14 performances beginning the second weekend in July. Actors are paid a small stipend. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Community Theatre)
Seattle Musical Theatre
7400 Sand Point Way NE Ste #101N
Warren G. Magnuson Park
Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle Musical Theatre produces 3 to 4 musicals per season. Auditions are announced on the SMT and TPS websites. SMT also attends the TPS general auditions. Rehearsals run 4 to 5 evenings per week for 6 to 8 weeks. Performances run 4 weeks. Actors are paid a small stipend.
Showtunes Theatre Company (LOA)
PO Box 19845
Seattle, WA 98109-6845
Admin: (206) 971-4646
Box Office: (425) 893-9900
Founded in 1999, Showtunes Theatre Company
presents musicals in concert format
in order to bring neglected or “lost” musicals to the public and showcase Seattle talent. Auditions are posted on TPS and actors can submit resume and headshots through the website. STC operates under an AEA Letter of Agreement.
Contemporary Classics (GA)
14018 Somerset Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact: Brandon Ivie, Artistic Director. Founded in 2003, Contemporary Classics produces original and contemporary musicals year-round. CG operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Village Theatre (WCLO)
303 Front St N.
Issaquah, WA 98027
Village Theatre produces 6 to 7 musicals per season. Auditions are announced on the VT, AEA, and TPS websites. To audition, send headshot and resume to the address above (Attn: Casting). Actors are paid. Village Theatre operates under an AEA
Western Civic Light Opera (WCLO) Agreement. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Equity Theatre)
1600 B SW Dash Point Road, #271
Federal Way, WA 98063
Knutzen Family Theatre
Dumas Bay Centre
3200 SW Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA 98023
Contact: Angela Bayler, Managing Director.
Each season CenterStage Theatre produces 4-6 shows, both musicals and plays, some family-friendly. Auditions are announced on the Centerstage and TPS websites. Centerstage! also attends the TPS general auditions. (See Ch. 1 Theatre: Children’s Theatre, Interactive/Murder Mystery Theatre.)
Lakewood Playhouse (SA)
PO Box 99041
Lakewood, WA 98496
Contacts: John Munn, Managing Artistic Director; or James Venturini, Associate Artistic Director.
Founded in 1938, Lakewood Playhouse performs in a 180-seat theatre at the Lakewood Towne Center near Tacoma. Lakewood Playhouse produces 6 plays and/or musicals per season. Auditions are announced on the LP and TPS websites. Lakewood Playhouse attends TPS general auditions. Actors are paid. LP operates under AEA Special Appearance Agreement.
(See Ch. 1 Theatres: Partial Equity Theatres, Musical Theatre) (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatre)
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
Contact: Jon Douglas Rake, Managing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1994, Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents 6 mainstage musicals with live orchestra, specialty shows, and 5 children’s musicals adapted from children’s literary classics. TMP holds general auditions in July and August and callback auditions are held for individual shows. To audition, email headshot and resume. Auditions are announced on the TMP and TPS websites. Rehearsals run 5 weeks on evenings and weekends. Performances run 4 weekends with evening and matinee show times. Actors are paid stipends under a non-union contract. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Children’s Theatre)
Peninsula & Islands
Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge
9630 NE Racoon Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Fax: (206) 238-7321
Contact: Ron Milton, Artistic Director. Founded in 2003, Ovation! produces 2 to 3 musicals each year. Auditions are posted on the website. There is also a mailing list for audition notices.
Valley Center Stage
PO Box 1123
North Bend, WA 98045
Contact: Gary Schwartz, Executive Director. Valley Center stage produces 3 full-length productions (musicals and plays) and several special events (variety, stand-up comedy and improv) each season. To audition, email headshot and resume. Auditions are announced on the the Valley Center Stage e-mail list, the TPS website and the Performers Callboard list-serv. Rehearsals are held 2 to 3 evenings per week with some weekend commitments. Performance schedules vary. Actors are not paid. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Improvisation Theatre, Stand-Up Comedy Theatre. See Also Theatre Production Guide: Road Houses)
Valley Musical Theatre
PO Box 214
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Torrance Blaisdell, Executive Director. Founded in 1998.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company (GA)
PO Box 231004
Tigard, OR 97281
Contact: Sharon Maroney, Producing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1992, Broadway Rose Theatre Company produces 6 mainstage musicals and 2 children’s shows and a teen workshop production per season. BRTC holds general auditions in March and October. Auditions are announced on the BRTC, PATA and PDX Backstage websites as well as in The Oregonian callboard. Broadway Rose also attends the PATA general auditions. To audition, email headshot and resume. Rehearsals are on weekday evenings and weekend days for 3 weeks. Performances run 3 weeks on Thursday-Saturday evenings as well as Sunday matinees. Performers are paid $1500 and up per show as well as out of town non AEA is negotiable. Broadway Rose operates under AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Live on Stage
1631 NE Broadway, PNB 432
Portland, OR 97232-1425
John Oules, Founder/Artistic Director. Founded in 2007. Auditions are announced on the website.
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Studios and Offices:
1939 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Newmark & Winningstad Theaters
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Contacts: Stan Foote, Artistic Director and Dani Baldwin, Education Director.
Oregon Children’s Theatre produces 5 professional plays for children and families each year. OCT casts age-appropriately (youth for youth roles, adults for adult roles) and all actors are paid. The OCT Young Professional Company produces 3 shows a season by teens at our studio location. OCT performs weekday school and weekend public shows. All cast members will be expected to be available for all performances. Auditions are announced on the OCT website. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Children’s Theatre, Community Theatre. See Also Ch.4 Young Actor: Youth Studios)
Rogue Music Theatre
P.O. Box 862
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Marla Kasdorf, President. Founded in 1982,
Rogue Music Theatre produces family-oriented entertainment and youth education programs in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. Auditions are announced on the website.
P.O. Box 69631
Portland, OR 97239
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts
1111 SW Broadway
Founded in 2005, Stumptown Stages is the musical theatre company in residence at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Stumptown Stages presents fully staged professional musicals including original works. Their Education and Outreach programs reach children age 14-18. Audtions announced on their website, Twitter, and Facebook.