Theatres: Touring Theatre
5th Avenue Theatre
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). 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’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 Equity Theatre, Educational Theatre in Schools, Musical Theatre, See Ch. 4 Young Actor: Studios, See Ch.5 In A Supporting Role: Volunteer, Theatre Discounts, See Production Guide: Space)
Book-It Repertory Theatre (SPT-6)
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Casting: Shawna Grajek, Casting Associate.
Book-It’s Arts and Education Program tours original adaptations of novels for children, young adults and adults to schools and libraries throughout Washington. General auditions are held each year in early summer. Callbacks are held later in the summer or in early fall. Book-It operates under the Tier 6 of the AEA Small Professional Theatre Agreement.(See Ch 1: Equity Theatre,
Children’s Theatre & Educational Theatre in Schools; Ch. 5 In A Supporting Role: Volunteer)
3800 Aurora Ave North, Suite 380
Seattle, WA 98103
Fax: (206) 328-4626
Contact Rachael McClinton, Artistic Director. Living Voices is a local touring company that develops one person shows with a historical theme for grades 4 to the university level. To audition, send headshot and resume via email or regular mail.
Red Eagles Soaring Native Youth Theatre
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
3801 West Government Way
Seattle, WA 98102
PO Box 70386
Seattle, WA 98127
Fern Renville, Managing Director. Red Eagles Soaring Native Youth Theatre provides performing arts education and performance experience for Native youth ages 11-19. Programming is integrated with traditional performing arts that define Native American culture, such as drumming, singing and storytelling. RESNYT has a 2-week summer intensive and a touring spring play that travels thoughout the Northwest to tribal settings, schools and conferences. Click Here for education information.
theater simple (SA)
1620 SW Trenton St.
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 784-8647 ext. 1
Contact: Llysa Holland & Andrew Litzky, Co-Founders.
Founded in 1990, theater simple travels both nationally and internationally and produces 3 to 5 shows per season. To audition, send a headshot and resume via regular mail. theater simple attends TPS general auditions. Time commitment and pay scale depend on the project. When possible, theater simple operates under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Partial Equity Theatre, Non-Union Professional Theatre)
UPAC Theatre Group
United Evangelical Free Church
Theatre space in basement
1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117
Contact: Sue Beckman, Artistic Director. UPAC produces 3 family-friendly shows including classic comedies, murder mysteries, musicals and/or a traveling Christmas show. To audition, email headshot and resume after auditions are announced on the UPAC and TPS websites. Rehearsals are on weekday evenings and some weekend afternoons. The spring production runs for 1 weekend (4 performances), the summer production runs 3 weekends (12 performances) and the traveling Christmas run varies, depending on bookings. Actors are not paid.
Last Leaf Productions
322 N Madison St
Monroe, WA 98272
Contacts: Alexandra Clark or Patricia Haines-Ainsworth, Artistic Directors.
Since 1999, Last Leaf Productions has produced and performed entertaining and/or educational touring productions for children and families. To audition for any the LLP programs, email headshot and resume or attend Last Leaf’s general auditions in April. Individual show and general auditions are announced on the TPS and LLP websites and social media.
- Interactive Children’s Theatre – Performance schedule is based on number of bookings. Daytime availability is required for children’s productions. Children productions pay $50 per performance.
- Summer Shakespeare in the Park – Last Leaf produces 2 Shakespeare productions per season and performers receive an equal share of the “pass the hat” donations. Evening and weekend availability is required for actors working Shakespeare productions.
- Reader’s Theatre Productions – These shows travel to residential senior homes throughout Washington state.
(See Ch.1 Theatres: Children’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Summer Stock, & Readers Theatre)
c/o Studio East
11730 118th Ave NE, Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98034
Contact: Susan Bardsley, Coordinator.
Founded in 1998, StoryBook Theater presents four original musicals each season with adult actors (18+). SBT does not regularly attend the TPS Generals, instead we audition new actors in late spring. All rehearsals and performances are daytime—both weekdays and weekends. Though non-Equity, actors are paid a per performance fee and minimum wage for rehearsals. Actors may submit headshots and resumes via email to Susan Bardsley. You may also submit hard copies of your headshot and resume via mail.
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, Musical Theatre, Non-Union Professional Theatre)
Peninsula and Islands
Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Fax: (206) 842-0195
Contact Deirdre Hadlock, Production Stage Manager. Bainbridge Performing Arts produces 5 or more plays each season. Auditions are announced on Bainbridge Performing Arts and TPS websites as well as in emails to subscribers. Performances run 2 to 3 weekends with evening and afternoon commitments. To audition, please prepare a 1-minute monologue and, if auditioning for the musicals, a 2-minute song. If available, bring acting resume and headshot to your appointment. Actors are not paid. (See Community Theatre)
8405 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97216
Contact: Fayra Teeters, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2002, Masque Alfresco produces Commedia dell’arte renderings of Molière and Goldoni updated with modern political and social satire. Shows travel to parks in Clackamas and Washington counties during the summer. To audition, email headshot and resume by May each year. MA announces auditions on social media and PDX Backstage Blog. Masque Alfresco produces 2-3 shows per year. Rehearsals run 5 weeks with varying meeting times dependent on actors’ schedules. Performances run 6 weeks. Masque Alfresco is a co-op and profits are divided evenly. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Commedia Dell’arte Theatre, Non-Union Professional Theatre)
Tears of Joy Theatre
1444 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood OR 97410
Comedy Sportz Portland
1963 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-0557 x107
Contact: Tim Giugni, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1971, Tears Of Joy Theatre produces 3 to 5 puppetry based productions per season. TOJT has local shows in Portland and Sherwood, Oregon, tours the U.S., and internationally. Seasons run roughly August to June. Internships inquires are always welcome and appreciated. To audition, performers should send a email of inquiry, headshot, and resume. You need only a strong voice and physical acting skills to audition. For building opportunities, a portfolio of puppet theater or video construction is required. We also offer beginning to master puppetry classes for the Actor through meetup.com/Portland-Puppetry-Meetup.
(See Ch. 1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatre, Puppet Theatre)
Missoula Children’s Theatre, Inc.
200 North Adams St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Contact: Victoria Larson, Human Resource Director.
Founded in 1972, Missoula Children’s Theatre dispatches teams of 2 actor-directors to all 50 states, 6 Canadian Provinces and 16 countries to conduct week long residencies with local children. The week begins with auditions/casting, continues with rehearsals and culminates in two performances of an hour long original musical. The touring program runs year-round. Actors are offered 12-month contracts (late May through the following May), Summer-only contracts (late May through the third week in August) and 5 month contracts (late December through the third week in May). Transportation during residency weeks and room and board are provided. MCT is non-union; first year tour actors receive a minimum of $350 per residency week completed. MCT attends the TPS general auditions. (See Ch.1: Children’s Theatre)