2017-2018 Season Auditions
Portland Musical Theater Company seeks theatre artists to join our season and mission to create musical theater that spreads hope and joy through our community.
We hire Non-Equity performers and encourage artists of all ethnicities to audition. We’re looking for singers with great stage presence.
All roles receive $100-$200 stipend (depending on the role) and 2 complimentary tickets.
Auditions will be by appointment only Avanti Music Studios – 2240 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
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General Auditions – Saturday May 5th
Callbacks for TBA Holiday Show and TBA Spring Show – Thursday May 10th 7:15-9:15pm
Callbacks for There’s No Business Like Show Business and Duets – Saturday May 12th 2-6pm
All callback auditions are by invitation only and auditioners will be notified via email.
Video auditions are being accepted for General auditions before May 5th at 11:59pm Pacific. Please complete the form below to get the details. Callbacks must be in person.
- 16-32 bars of a song to be sung with a background track or a capella. Song should show off the best aspects of your voice. They must be memorized. No accompanist will be provided. You may bring a track with you that can be played through our speakers on a phone or tablet, on CD, or a USB thumb drive.
- a second song in a contrasting style, if requested.
- a comedic monologue or be ready to cold read a side provided at the audition
- 16 bars from one of the songs from a show and be prepared to sing it with others with the provided track. The lyrics do not need to be memorized but you do need to be able to hold your part. The sheet music and a background track will be provided to you.
Please bring a current non-returnable photo and resume.
Please bring your calendar to list your conflicts.
Artists auditioning for female roles are asked to wear a skirt or dress and heels or flats.
Arrive 15 minutes early so that you can complete an audition form.
We are holding auditions for Four Mainstage Musicals and our new Cabaret Cafe series
There’s No Business Like Show Business: Celebrating the Golden Age of Broadway
Written and Directed by Deanna Maio
Rehearsals start on or after 6/25/18
Performances: Saturdays and Sundays 9/9/18 – 10/7/18
There’s No Business Like Show Business is a musical revue celebrating the great Broadway Musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. With songs from West Side Story, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, and more you’ll be sure to be tapping your toes and humming along in just minutes. There’s No Business Like Show Business is a fun and lively tribute to the shows that have shaped our culture and the Great American Songbook.
Most of this show is ensemble singing (with solo opportunities throughout the show) With over 20 Broadway hits from this show is almost all singing and dancing…and it’s going to be a total blast.
TBA: Holiday Show (We’re finalizing the licensing for this west-coast premiere as we speak)
This show features a series of comic and poignant vignettes with four actors bringing 46 characters to life celebrating everything that drives us crazy about Christmas . . . and why we love it anyway. From receiving that first obnoxious Christmas letter to taking the family picture, from dealing with in-laws, to facing unassembled gifts on Christmas Eve, this show explains why sometimes we want to sing “Wreck the halls!” and then why we’re wistful when Christmas is over.
Each actor plays a different role in each vignette. From harried husband frantically shopping for his wife, to harried dad assembling gifts on Christmas Eve. From grown brother facing the first Christmas without the parents, to a child who won’t go to sleep. Mom-on-the-edge as she organizes the family picture. Bratty teen who’s too cool for the picture. A grownup single girl facing Christmas at the kids table . . . again. And many more.
Rehearsals start on or After 9/17/18
Performances: Saturdays and Sundays 12/1/18 – 12/23/18
3 Females (includes 1 swing understudy who will learn both female parts and perform at least 1 performance)
3 Males (includes 1 swing understudy who will learn both male parts and perform at least 1 performance)
Written and Directed by Deanna Maio
Musical theatre is storytelling and duets are twice fun. They move the action of a story forward and showcase the relationship between two characters. Duets brings the best 2 character songs from American Musical Theater together in world-premiere musical event.
Funny, sad, serious, ridiculous, you’ll hear your favorites from classic musical theater like Sisters from White Christmas through modern classics like The Confrontation from Les Miserable and much more.
- 1 Soprano
- 1 Mezzo/Alto
- 1 Tenor
- 1 Baritone
- 1 Female Understudy who will learn both female parts and perform at least 1 performance
- 1 Male Understudy who will learn both male parts and perform at least 1 performance
TBA: Spring Show (We’re finalizing the licensing for this show as we speak)
1 Female Understudy Vocal Range E3 – C5 We’re Seeking seasoned dramatic singer/actress who excels at a variety of musical styles.
1 Male -45-65 Vocal Range G2 – B3 We’re seeking a seasoned dramatic actor who can sing, move well, and who can instantly convey a range of recognizable and believable characters. Actor will also play a wide variety of other roles, both male and female, including Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
1 Male Understudy for the above.
Cabaret Cafe – 4 Vocalists, 1 Theme, an Evening of Great Music
Jul 21 @ 7:30pm – W-O-M-A-N Celebrating the Divas of Pop and Theater
Cabaret Cafe is an evening of song featuring 4 vocalists performing up to 4 of their favorite songs within the evening’s theme. Songs performed can be from the musical theatre, pop, jazz and swing or any other storytelling genre. Stage presence and performance will be paramount.
Vocalists will attend one rehearsal the week of the performance and will perform up to 20 minutes in the evening’s show (3-4) songs along with our professional accompanist. Performers will receive two complimentary tickets, they’ll get a share of the evenings tips, can sell their album(s), and promote your next performance or gig.
Note: Portland Musical Theater Company is dedicated to furthering the appreciation of musical theatre in the Portland metro community through performances and educational programs. We are committed to two fundamental truths. Each of us is special and has unique gifts to contribute to the world and we’re more alike and connected than we realize. We are a 501c(3) non-profit, community theater company. We are committed to objective casting, and do not consider factors of race, gender or ethnicity in casting except when such factors are required by playwrights. We have great respect for your time and will end all rehearsals on time and will never add a rehearsal to the schedule or call you in unexpectedly after the schedule is published.
April 11, 2017 Auditions & Openings