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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).

AUDITION notice:

GHOST The Musical

Non-Equity, PAID Roles Available


Auditions February 15th, 2020

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin March 2nd and will typically be held Sundays - Thursdays 7:00 -11:00 PM.

The production is scheduled to open April 10th and will run through May 3rd; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 PM, and Sundays @ 2:00 PM.  There will be a 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM show on May 2nd.  There are no performances on Apr 11th & 12th


For a list of roles available, please see the full character breakdown 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:  

Saturday, Feb 15th: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM

Principal Callbacks will be Feb 17th & 18th between 5:00 -7:00 PM.

**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.

If for some reason you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions but would still like to be considered for the production, OR, if you have any questions, please contact Jon Tisevich, Resident Director:

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


*SAM WHEAT – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Sam is the hero of our story, an office-worker in New York City, living with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; Sam is murdered by Willie Lopez. As a Ghost Sam seeks the help of a reluctant medium, Oda Mae, to protect Molly. Seeking an authentic and vulnerable actor able to convincingly show the wide spectrum of emotions that come from Sam’s journey. Pop/Rock tenor with strong belt. Vocal range: 

G# to Bb; the ability to play guitar is a plus, but not necessary. 

*MOLLY JENSEN – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Molly is a artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam, until he's murdered and his ghost comes back to save her. Strong, and vulnerable actor able to be confident in the transition from in-love to broken-hearted while demonstrating a deep sense of strength and inner-peace which is disrupted by the tragic events of the story. Instant tangible chemistry with Sam. Broadway Pop/Rock vocals with strong belt. Vocal range: G3 to Eb5

*ODA MAE BROWN  - (Female or Male, African American, 20s-50s) Oda Mae Brown works as a spiritual advisor out of a storefront séance parlor in Brooklyn; though she was told as a child that she had "the gift" by her mother and grandmother (who were both able to communicate with the dead), Oda Mae did not actually experience communication with the spirits until she "met" Sam Wheat during a séance for an unrelated client. Larger-than-life character and able to play for laughs but still have some sincerity and truthful moments; Vocal range: Ab3 to F5 

CARL BRUNER – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) Carl Bruner is the main antagonist of the show and good friend and colleague of Sam's; when Sam discovers there are discrepancies in some bank accounts, which actually is a money-laundering operation run by Carl, Carl orders his partner, Willie Lopez, to attempt to steal Sam's security codes, which result in Willie killing Sam; Confident, strong actor and singer, who is able to play slimy businessman; needs to be able to transition from sincere to slimy when seducing Molly. Vocal range: Eb3 to A4

SUBWAY GHOST – (Female or Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) the Subway Ghost helps and teaches Sam to use his ghostly powers; believes to ‘own’ the subway train, aggressive "spooky” but within the realms of truthfulness; good physical actor required as well as physical character work experience; experience with rap is helpful.

WILLIE LOPEZ – (Male, ideally Latino, 20s-40s) When Willie is introduced, he attempts to rob Sam's wallet; this results in a fight, and Sam is killed; extremely masculine; intimidating in some way.

HOSPITAL GHOST– (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-50s) The Hospital Ghost is one of the main ghosts Sam encounters, great actor and singer required, natural confident actor that exudes wisdom with subtle shade. Will play multiple roles.

ENSEMBLE – (Females and Males, 20s-50s) Incredible vocalists, dancers, and storytellers. Will play multiple characters including, MRS. SANTIAGO, ORTISHA JONES, LOUISE, ORLANDO JONES, LIONEL FERGUSON, BANK TELLER, NUNS, CLARA, ORTISHA JONES, OFFICER WALLACE, and Others. 

*Indicates a PAID role