All are welcome at show auditions. Auditions typically consist of cold readings, with a singing component for musicals. Different shows may have different needs, so please check out the individual show pages below to find out more.
Please do note that once a show is cast, Town & Gown requires all Main Stage cast and crew participants to be current members in good standing. A one-year membership or renewal costs $20 and involvement in a show comes with a complimentary $20 ticket; please speak with the show's director or our Membership Chair if these dues will cause financial hardship and alternate arrangements will be made. Membership issues should be resolved prior to the show's opening.
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
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.
With their opening night on London’s West End just hours away, a cast of actors staggers through rehearsal. Just when the director thinks things couldn’t get worse—they do. With lost lines, love triangles and sardines flying, pandemonium takes over before intermission. Can the cast pull their act together both in front of the footlights and behind the curtain? A love-letter to the thrilling and unpredictable nature of the stage, Noises Off will leave you rolling in the aisles as everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.
Edwardian style and classic farce ensue when middle-class Englishman Monty Narvarro learns he is the 'son of the daughter of the grandson of the nephew of the second Earl of Highhurst.' He relentlessly pursues his rightful earldom, accompanied by hilarity, stunning operatics, and an array of unforgettable characters.