Orange County Stage Auditions


This is strictly to track stage auditions, not film/TV. If there is a company in O.C. (or reasonable driving distance) I have left out, or an audition you know of outside the normal published schedules – for a showcase, a reading, a dinner theater opening, etc. – and you’d like to share it, please e-mail me (nt(at)nicholasthurkettle.com) and I’ll try to get it in.

If a date is not yet listed, I order by the show’s opening date, and you can generally assume auditions will be held 6-10 weeks before that. Click on the company’s name to go to their website for their location and additional audition info. If you want to see when I’ve updated, just Follow me on Twitter.

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We’ve got talented actors in Orange County, and the more good people we can match up with auditions, the better the theater gets for everybody. Hope this helps – break a leg!

Juv. = Juvenile
Ens. = Ensemble

LAST UPDATED: February 20th, 2017

Confirmed Audition Dates:

COMPANY CITY SHOW ROLES SHOW DATES AUDITIONS
Newport Theatre Arts Center Newport Beach How the Other Half Loves 3f, 3m 3/31-4/30 2/20-2/21
Musical Theatre Village Irvine Peter Pan (Musical) 1f, 3m, 5 Juv., Ens. 4/14-5/21 2/27-3/2
Modjeska Playhouse Lake Forest Barefoot in the Park 2f, 4m 4/13-5/7 2/27-2/28
Long Beach Playhouse (Studio) Long Beach New Works Festival 2017 n/a 3/31-4/1 2/28
STAGEStheatre Fullerton Peter and the Starcatcher (Musical) 3f, 5m 5/5-6/4 3/4
Maverick Theater Fullerton The Killer Angels: Soldiers of Gettysburg 12m plus Ens. 5/5-6/24 3/4
GEM Theatre Garden Grove Music Man, The (Musical) 8f, 9m, 3 Juv., Ens. and Juv. Ens. 4/20-5/14 3/6-3/7
Cabrillo Playhouse San Clemente Almost, Maine 2f, 2m 4/21-5/14 3/6-3/7
Long Beach Playhouse (Studio) Long Beach Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 4f, 2m 4/29-5/27 3/6-3/7
Attic Community Theater Santa Ana Rumors 4f, 4m, 2 m-or-f 4/21-5/7 3/6-3/7
Shakespeare Orange County Garden Grove 2017 Summer Season n/a July-Sep. 3/19
Chance Theater Anaheim Parade (Musical) n/a 6/30-7/30 3/20-3/21
Long Beach Playhouse (Mainstage) Long Beach Fences 1f, 5m, 1 Juv. 5/19-6/17 3/27-3/28
Westminster Community Playhouse Westminster The Wedding Singer (Musical) n/a 6/2-6/18 3/27-3/28
STAGEStheatre Fullerton The Merchant of Venice n/a 6/23-7/23 4/15
Newport Theatre Arts Center Newport Beach Calendar Girls 10f, 4m 6/2-7/2 4/17-4/18
No Square Theatre Laguna Beach Chicago (Musical) n/a 7/21-8/6 4/21-5/16
GEM Theatre Garden Grove The Wedding Singer (Musical) 5f, 4m, Ens. 6/29-7/23 5/8-5/9
Long Beach Playhouse (Mainstage) Long Beach Guys and Dolls (Musical) 3f, 7m, Ens. 7/1-8/5 5/8-5/9
Starlight Theatre Costa Mesa Starlight Cabaret (Rotating Revue) Any Ongoing By Appt.

Show Confirmed, No Audition Dates Yet:

Camino Real Playhouse San Juan Capistrano The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Musical) n/a 5/5-5/21 n/a
Huntington Beach Playhouse Westminster Spring Show TBA n/a 5/12-5/28 n/a
Stage Door Repertory Theatre Anaheim Life Could Be a Dream (Musical) n/a 5/20-6/17 n/a
Camino Real Playhouse San Juan Capistrano More Senior Moments n/a 5/26-6/21 n/a
McCoy Rigby La Mirada Man of La Mancha (Musical) n/a 6/2-6/25 n/a
Cabrillo Playhouse San Clemente Stepping Out n/a 6/9-7/2 n/a
3-D Theatricals Fullerton Oklahoma! (Musical) n/a 6/16-7/9 n/a
New Swan Shakespeare Festival Irvine Tempest, The n/a 7/6-9/2 n/a
New Swan Shakespeare Festival Irvine Taming of the Shrew, The n/a 7/7-9/1 n/a
Musical Theatre West Long Beach Mary Poppins (Musical) n/a 7/8-7/24 n/a
Huntington Beach Playhouse Westminster To Kill a Mockingbird n/a 7/14-7/30 n/a
3-D Theatricals Fullerton Monty Python’s Spamalot (Musical) n/a 8/4-8/27 n/a

Juvenile-Only Auditions:

PARENTS: After many requests, I am now regularly including audition announcements from juvenile companies that cast kids-only productions. I do not work with these companies nor can I personally vouch for them, so I encourage you to use maximum diligence when choosing opportunities for your children to pursue.

Broadway on Tour Santa Ana The Little Mermaid, Jr. (Musical) Ages 8-20 5/6-5/21 3/13
Creative Kids Playhouse Laguna Hills Through the Woods (Musical) n/a 5/22-5/23 By Registration
Creative Kids Playhouse Laguna Hills Sleeping Beauty from the Witch’s Point of View (Blue Cast) n/a 5/27-5/28 By Registration
Creative Kids Playhouse Laguna Hills Sleeping Beauty from the Witch’s Point of View (Red Cast) n/a 5/28-5/29 By Registration
Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Yorba Linda School of Rock (Musical) Ages 7-18 6/8-6/10 3/11
Musical Theatre of Orange County Anaheim Little Mermaid, The Ages 8 and Up 7/21-7/30 4/18 & 4/20
Attic Juniors Youth Theater Santa Ana Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Musical) n/a 6/8-7/2 4/24
Buena Park Youth Theatre Buena Park Seussical (Musical) Ages 5-8 6/16-6/25 3/4-3/5
Creative Kids Playhouse Laguna Hills Shrek: The Musical n/a 6/22-6/24 By Registration
Arts and Learning Conservatory Santa Ana Shrek, Jr. (Musical) Ages 8-19 7/14-7/15 6/10

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    I watched your performance in Songs and Sonnets and loved it. You are so funny. What a great performer!

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