Performance Auditions

Near West Theatre holds group auditions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.** No preparation or pregistration is required. Actors of all experience levels are led through multiple improvisational exercises providing every participant equal opportunity to create through word, movement and song. Auditions focus on the creative process, not the product; on working as an ensemble, not solo. After this first level audition, callbacks will focus on individual roles/songs and working from the script.

All individuals should arrive 15 minutes early to register. Auditions begin promptly at the designated time. Anyone arriving after the starting time will be asked to audition at the next scheduled time. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that permits movement and appropriate shoes for dancing. For information, call the NWT business office, 216-961-9750.


*= Audition location, unless otherwise announced: Near West Theatre, St. Patrick's Club Bldg.,
3606 Bridge Avenue, 3rd Floor, (W. 38 Street & Bridge Avenue)

**= Near West Theatre is housed in St. Patrick's Club Building on the 3rd floor which is not accessible to persons with disabilities (there is no elevator or chair lift). However, NWT is engaged in a process to build an accessible theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District at West 67th & Detroit. The conceptual design for the new building is completed, and the capital campaign is under way.

Audition information: A Christmas Story, the Musical.


Auditions for our fall 2012 musical, Children of Eden, were held Aug. 21-23.

Those chosen for the cast will be notified the week of Aug. 27. Rehearsals begin Sept. 23. (Scheduled Su. 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.; and Mo., Tu. & We, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.) Show runs Nov.18 through Dec. 2, 2012