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A Christmas Carol: December 7-23, 2018


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).

AUDITION notice:

Non-Equity, LIMITED PAID Roles Available


Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 13th, 2019 and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30PM.

The production is scheduled to open February 15th and will run through March 3rd; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00PM, and Sundays @ 2:00PM. There will be one 8:00PM performance on Thursday, February 28th.


Please see the character breakdown of roles available 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, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.

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

Sunday, December 16th: 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM, 9:30PM.

Principal Callbacks will be held the evening of Monday, December 17th.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

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


Diana Gooman (Female, any ethnicity, 35-45) manic-depressive and delusional. She suffers from a worsening bipolar disorder that has been medicated for sixteen years; the sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften; tortured by the death of her newborn son. Seeking a strong singer/actress who can capture the audience’s empathy, and can cover the full emotional range that this role requires, including a crucial and deadly sense of humor. Strong Belt/Mix.

Gabriel “Gabe Goodman (Male, any ethnicity, 16-23) Diana and Dan’s son, dashing, athletic, gentle, bright, and playful. Both an angel and a demon to his mother, who idolizes him as a superhero. Strong pop tenor.

Natalie Goodman (Female, any ethnicity, 15-21) Diana & Dan's daughter who is desperately trying to find ‘normal’ in the midst of choas; must believably read as late teens. Compelling, attractive in her own unique way, bright, contentious, and trying to be perfect.  An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. Strong Belt/Pop Rock Mezzo.

Dan Goodman (Male, any ethnicity, 35-45) Diana’s husband and the father to Gabe and Natalie. An architect; he is handsome and genuine, and perpetually frustrated. He provides un-ending support for his family as he fights to keep his wife’s mind and illness stable. A belabored, dedicated father, also with a wicked sense of absurdist humor. Strong Bari-Tenor.

Henry (Male, any ethnicity, 16-22) jazz musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king. Must believably read as a high school student. A classmate of Natalie and eventually her boyfriend.  He supports her during one of the roughest times in her life; has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Tenor.

Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine (Male, any ethnicity, 25-45) Diana's handsome psychiatrist/psychopharmacologist; on the young side of ageless; quite assured in his practice and considered a rock star of psychiatry. Pop Rock Tenor.