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So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).




DOUBT; A PARABLE October 15 & 16, 2017 (Please see DOUBT audition info at the bottom of the page)


Music by Steve Parsons, Book & Lyrics by John Popa


Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Director: Jon Tisevich

Choreograper: Michael Lawrence Akers

Music Director: Steve Parsons

Rehearsals begin October 29th and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30p.

The production is scheduled to open December 1st and will run through December 17th; with performances on Fridays @ 8p, Saturdays @ 2p & 8p, Sundays @ 2p.

There will be 4 School Matinee Performances on Dec. 5th, 6th, 12th, & 14th; each begin at 10am.


ALL roles are available with the exception of the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, & Belle/Elizabeth. (4) PAID roles are available.  Please see the full character breakdown of roles below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot and resume if available. 

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday, October 14th: 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, & 8p

Principal Callbacks will be Sunday, October 15th.

**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.  PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THE SHOW TITLE FOR WHICH YOU ARE AUDITIONING ON THE FORM.

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702

A Christmas Carol: The New Musical – Roles Available:

  • Bob Cratchit - PAID ROLE (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-50s) A warm, compassionate, hardworking clerk in Scrooge's employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son, Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge's mean-spiritedness. Tenor.
  • Fred/Young Ebenezer – PAID ROLE (Male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) Fred: Scrooge's nephew; doubles as Young Ebenezer - Passionate,  a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle. Young Ebenezer: Saving his money and running from a life of poverty, young Ebenezer is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with Belle. He is still searching for a place to call home, but has found a second family in the Fezziwigs. Tenor.
  • Ghost of Christmas Past – PAID ROLE (Female or Male, any ethnicity, Teens-30s)  A curious and ambiguous apparition, full of the Christmas spirit. The first spirit to visit Scrooge, who leads Scrooge to the Christmases of his past. Mezzo.
  • Ghost of Christmas Present – PAID ROLE (Male or Female, any ethnicity, 20s-50s) A larger than life personality. Strong, majestic, convicting, yet sympathetic and warm hearted. Full of the Christmas Spirit. His lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. Baritone.
  • Tiny Tim (Male, any ethnicity, 6-11yrs old) The young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone, Tiny Tim embodies the Christmas Spirit.
  • Mr Fezziwig  (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-60s) The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties. Baritone.
  • Mrs. Fezziwig  (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-60s) The cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig.  Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Alto-Mezzo.
  • Jacob Marley/Old Joe  (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-60s) Marley: In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffering a similar fate. Baritone. Old Joe: Unsavory scavenger who thrives and profits from collecting goods from the deceased.
  • Dick Wilkins/Topper  (Male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) Dick Wilkins: Energetic and enthusiastic best friend of Young Eb & Fred respectively.  Topper: Friend of Fred, always up for a party, foppish, believes he’s quite ‘the ladies man’. Bari-Tenor.
  • 3 Collecting Men  (Male or Female, any ethnicity, 20s-60s) At once entertaining and boisterous.  Each with a benevolent heart for the poor and marginalized. 
  • Mrs. Dilber (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-50s), Scrooge’s servant.  A sarcastic and blunt  woman at her wits end with her employer. 
  • Mrs. Cratchit  (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-40s), A warm, hard working, and loving mother and wife who strives to stay positive and provide the best life possible for her family with all that she has. 
  • Bessie Fezziwig  (Female, any ethnicity, teens-20s) Fun loving and flirtatious best friend of Belle.
  • Martha Cratchit  (Female, any ethnicity, Teens-20s) Beautiful and hard working; Oldest Cratchit daughter who respects and deeply loves her family.
  • Fan (Female, any ethnicity, 6-12 yrs old), Sweet and beautiful.  Scrooge’s sister who radiates goodness and light. 
  • Boy Scrooge  (Male, any ethnicity, 6-12 yrs old), Troubled and isolated child who longs for connection with friends and family. 
  • Cratchit kids, Turkey Boy, Ignorance & Want (Boys & Girls, any ethnicities, 6-13)
  • Ensemble, Townspeople, Carolers, Rogues, Party Guests (Males & Females; any ethnicities, Teens – 60s