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Next to Normal: February 15 - March 3, 2019


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


Saturday, February 2nd 2019

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Choreographer: Brandon Leffler

Music Director: Steve Parsons

Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 17th, 2019 and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30 PM.

The production is scheduled to open March 29th and will run through April 4th; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 PM, and Sundays @ 2:00 PM. There will be one 8:00 PM performance on Thursday, April 11th.


All roles are available. Please see the character breakdown below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre or pop/rock 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:  

Saturday, February 2nd: 2:00PM, 2:30PM, 3:00PM, 3:30PM, 6:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM

Dance Callbacks will be held the afternoon of Sunday, February 3rd.

Principal Callbacks will be held the evening of Monday, February 4th.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the available audition 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


*Jesus Christ (Male, African American, 20s-40s) Grounded, patient, driven, charismatic, sincere, full of strength and grace. The leader of the twelve disciples, a man called the Son of God and the King of the Jews. Battling humanity vs. divinity. Comfortable addressing a group of 12 or an arena of 12,000. Rock Tenor, full belt B2-Ab4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5.

*Judas (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Dedicated, passionate, conflicted, tortured soul, wildly emotional. Jesus’ right hand man. The antagonist, not the enemy.  Concerned that fame is getting in the way of Jesus’ message of social justice, love, and mercy. Torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and Jesus’ religious movement.  Rock Tenor, E3-D4.

Mary Magdalene (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Hopeful, steadfast, fragile, tender with an edge. A former prostitute whose life has been redeemed by the grace of Jesus. Now a follower of Jesus, grappling with her feelings and her faith. Mezzo/Belt, G#3-C5

Pontius Pilate (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) Roman Governor of Judea. Calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the weight of his power. Foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to tragic aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with governing over that very situation. Bari-tenor, A2-Bb4.

Caiaphas (Male, Any Ethncity, 30s-50s) Cold, severe, strategic.  High Priest who sees Jesus as a threat to the nation. At the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place. Bass, C#2-F4.

Annas (Female or Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Tightly wound, sadistic, radical. A fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat; Tenor. E3-D5

King Herod (Female or Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-60s) Corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer.  The King of Galilee. Jesus is brought to Herod for judgment; Herod makes a mockery of the moment.

Simon Zealotes (Male, Any Ethnicity, 16-30s) Reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising.  One of Jesus’ twelve disciples. Urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.

Peter (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Passionate, devoted, emotional.  One of Jesus’ twelve disciples. He denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’ arrest to save himself.

Ensemble (Females and Males, Any Ethnicity, 16-40s)Must be strong singers who at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well. Will play multiple roles including: Disciples, Priests, soul girls, angels, the crowd, lepers, vendors, mob, and Roman Guards.

*Indicates a paid role.