2016-2017 Season


2016-2017 Season

Upcoming Auditions for our 2016-2017 Season:BROADWAY AND BEYOND 2016

Broadway and Beyond 2017 Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 22nd starting at 11:00 for grades 8-12 and 2:30pm for grades 4-7 at Aiken Community Playhouse. Performances will be held Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th, 2017.

If you Love to SING, DANCE, and ACT, we'd love to see you at our upcoming Broadway & Beyond Auditions: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.
Grades 8 -12: Registration 10:30 am; Audition begins at 11:00 am with:

  1. Group Dance/Choreography: Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for dance movement. The choreography will be taught at the audition.
  2. Individual Presentations: You will have 2 minutes in total to perform both a selection from a Broadway song AND a monologue from a published play.  2 minutes is a firm cut-off time. Each selection does not have to be 1 minute; if you have a great monologue that is 1 1/2 minutes, your song cut will need to be only 30 seconds long or vice versa. For song and monologue cuts pick the section that you feel shows your strengths  the best. For monologues: Please bring 3 copies of the monologue. Include the name of the play and the character being portrayed. For songs: Please bring a track No A Capella presentations. Tracks can be on a cd, or electronic device.

Individual Presentations will be closed. Please remember you do not need to be a "Triple Threat" to be cast, we just want to make sure we get a chance to see you in each of these components.

Grades 4 -7: Registration 2:00   Audition begins at 2:30

  1. Group Dance/Choreography: Choreography will be taught at auditions. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes.
  2. Ensemble singing: Group song taught at auditions. No individual presentations are required.

For any student who is unable to attend the auditions on Oct 22nd, we will offer a modified make-up session, date TBD. Format may vary from the official audition. Auditioners must contact us at info@aikencommunityplayhouse.com prior to Oct. 21. Please indicate "B&B Audition Conflict" in the subject line. We will contact each sender individually - the sooner we know of a conflict, the better chance there is of accommodating your needs. We cannot guarantee a second opportunity to audition.

For further information, please contact ACP at the above email address or call 803-648-1438.


Auditions for Romeo and Juliet: Sunday, December 4th at 7pm and Monday, December 5th at 7pm.

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Claire Millies

Show dates: February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • February 19 at 3pm

Audition Information:


Cast of Characters


BENVOLIO - Montague cousin of ROMEO

BALTHASAR - Montague servant to ROMEO

ABRAM - Montague servant



JULIET - Daughter of CAPULET

TYBALT- Capulet cousin of JULIET

SAMPSON - Capulet servant

GREGORY - Capulet servant



NURSE - Capulet servant to JULIET

PETER - Capulet servant to NURSE

PRINCE ESCALUS - Prince of Verona

MERCUTIO - Friend of ROMEO, related to PRINCE

COUNT PARIS - Count to wed JULIET, related to PRINCE

FRIAR LAWRENCE - Franciscan who marries ROMEO & JULIET

FRIAR JOHN - Carries message for FRIAR LAWRENCE


Audition Notes

  •  There may be flexible casting based on need.
  •  Actors playing Romeo and Juliet will be required to be physical with one another (PG-rated kissing and hugging).
  •  Review of audition slides prior to audition dates is suggested. Memorization is discouraged. However, reviewing the slides will help those auditioning to be familiar with the language ahead of time. Sides will be available on this website in mid-November.
  •  Students and parents need to be aware that there will be two school matinees on February 23 at 9:30am and 12pm.


Auditions for Noises Off: Sunday, February 19 at 7pm, Monday, February 20 at 7pm.

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop calledNothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times

Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Thurmond Whatley

Show Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!



Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, Monday, February 27 at 7pm.

This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?

Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner

Show Dates: May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!



Auditions for Barefoot in the Park: May 7 and May 8

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

Written by Neil Simon

Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!



Auditions for Outside Mullingar: Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.

Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes

Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm

Audition Information:

Coming soon!