Opportunities in the Arts

Love the arts and want to get more involved? Dayton Region cultural organizations are always looking for passionate individuals to join their teams! Check out these job openings and volunteer opportunities:

 


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The Dayton Art Institute

Centennial Project Manager
This is an extraordinary time in the museum’s history, as The Dayton Art Institute prepares for its Centennial in 2019! Reporting to the Director and CEO, the Centennial Project Manager will oversee and provide operations/project management, implementation and fundraising support for the centennial. This is a part-time six-month renewable position averaging 20-hours per week.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Museum Instructors
The Dayton Art Institute seeks museum instructors for art classes in grades PreK-12. Instructors will teach students skills for painting, drawing, sculpture and other media while guiding their self-expression, and ability to be innovative and think critically. Instructors must be able to follow lesson plans, and relate the art history content of students’ tours in the museum galleries to the studio experience. Classes are scheduled on an on-call basis and usually require two hours of time each, including set-up and clean-up.
Submission Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Learn more about these opportunities here.

 


Dayton History – Carillon Historical Park

Guest Experience Team Member
Position Description: Guest Experience Team Members at Carillon Historical facilitate, coordinate and execute Dayton History experiences for Dayton History guests of all ages. This position will perform tasks in guest services and historical interpretation within the Education Department to improve the guest experience through all stages of planning and execution.

 

Living History Assistant
Position Description: Living History Assistants at Carillon Historical Park are responsible for the instruction of the Park’s educational workshops and for performing historical interpretation in the Park’s exhibit buildings. Through conversation, exhibition and production of traditional crafts and domestic skills, Living History Assistants will interpret the daily life, history and intangible cultural heritage of the early settlement of Dayton, Ohio to Museum guests.

 

Servers, Bartenders, Cooks, Dishwashers, Hostesses (Carillon Brewing Company)

 

Learn more about these opportunities here.

 


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Director of Giving & Special Initiatives
Position Description: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Giving & Special Initiatives will be responsible for relationships with board of trustees, long-time donors, among others to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts in coordination with the CDO. This role will lead the way for planned gift donor stewardship strategy and will effectively steward planned gifts.
Download the full job description.

 

Director of Individual Giving & Annual Fund
Position Description: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for relationships with board of trustees and long-time donors as well as cultivating current annual fund donors and soliciting new donor relationships. The role will focus on following an established annual fund campaign strategy and securing gifts from individuals through face-to-face solicitation.
Download the full job description.

 

Learn more about the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance here.

 

 


Five Rivers MetroParks

Youth Education Apprentice
Apprentice responsibilities include delivering hands-on learning opportunities with an emphasis on science, nature and academic advancement to school age youth. Duties include: planning and conducting programs, homework assistance, leading field trips, providing transportation, and other duties associated with delivering a positive youth development program. Apprentices aid in all phases of programming, exhibit maintenance, and building upkeep and must work well as part of a team.

 

Learn more about these opportunities here.

 

 


Zoot Theatre Company

Zoot is currently seeking submissions for the following positions:

 

Puppeteer
Send a headshot/resume and a link to a short online clip of your work to [email protected].

 

Production Intern
5-10 hours per week – Flexible
Unpaid- however, School credit can be offered in some cases. The Zoot Theatre Company management will make every effort to collaborate with colleges to fit the internship so that students may receive credit.
Possible opportunities to tour with shows specific to individuals interest.
Length of internship varies depending on season
Supervisor: Artistic Director
Possible Duties May Include:
-Creating puppets from start to finish alongside our Artistic Director.
-Assisting in shop, building, painting, organizing as needed.
-Represent Zoot Theatre Company at public events assisting puppeteers with needs during performance.
-Assisting during workshops on and off-site.
-Making calls to theaters about ZTC products.
-Documenting productions and events.
Qualifications:
-Must be able to lift 50lbs.
-Must provide own transportation and phone.
-Must show initiative, self-motivation, and follow-through.
-Ability to take instruction and critical feedback and to work independently.
References provided and possibilities through Zoot Theatre Company are a point of conversation at the conclusion of the internship.
Experience in theater or an art-related field is strongly recommended, but not necessary.
Submit a resume and 3 references to [email protected].

 

Learn more about these opportunities here.

 


Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc.

Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc is seeking Board Members. Prospective Members should have a passion for outdoor theatre, history, and classic literature. If you are interested and require further informatiobeavern, please Contact Timothy A. Haney at 937-376-857 or e-mail him at [email protected].
Learn more about Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc. here.

 



Dayton Metro Library

Dayton Metro Library has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at different branches. Click the toggle below to see the full list:

Dayton Metro Library Opportunities

Brookville Branch:
120 Blue Pride Drive
Brookville, Ohio 45309
• Reading Buddies
 Thursday July 6th – 6:00pm
 Thursday July 20th – 6:00pm
 Thursday August 10th – 6:00pm
 Thursday August 24th – 6:00pm
• Program Helper – Sensory Storytime – Assist children services Librarian with craft and activity. Program is geared towards children ages 3 – 8 with ASD.
 Saturday July 1st – 9:45 – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 9:45 – 11am
• Program Helper – Homeschoolers Club
 Thursday August 17th – 11:45am – 1:45pm
• Program Helper – Hidden Art – Program participants will have the opportunity to write messages of compassion and hope on raw building materials. Finished pieces will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
 Wednesday June 28th – 3:15 – 4:45pm
• Program Helper – Tool Time – assisting families and children using tools (hammer/screwdriver/wrench/etc.)
 Thursday June 29th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Program Helper – Hidden Art – Knowledgeable volunteer who knows how to put woodworking projects together, or someone who has done carpentry work of some sort before.
 Wednesday July 5th – 3:30 – 5:00pm
• Program Helper – DIY Marble Run – Assist participants in building a marble run using cardboard, plastic bottles and more.
 Thursday July 6th – 12:45 – 2:45pm
• Program Helper – Snap Circuits
 Thursday July 13th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Program Helper – Perler Bead Fun
 Monday July 24th – 5:45 – 8:15pm
• Program Helper – Life Size Board Games
 Thursday July 27th – 12:45 – 2:45pm

 

 

Burkhardt Branch:
4680 Burkhardt Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45431
• Homework Helper
 Monday September 11th – 3:30pm
 Monday September 18th – 3:30pm
 Monday September 25th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 2nd – 3:30pm
 Monday October 9th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 16th – 3:30pm
 Monday October 23rd – 3:30pm
 Monday October 30th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 6th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 13th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 20th – 3:30pm
 Monday November 27th – 3:30pm
 Monday December 4th – 3:30pm
 Monday December 11th – 3:30pm
• Teen Library Task Force
 Friday July 7th – 4:00 – 5:00pm
 Friday August 18th – 4:00 – 5:00pm

 

 

East Branch:
2008 Wyoming Street
Dayton, Ohio 45410
• Conversation Partner
 September – December TBD

 

 

Huber Heights Branch:
6160 Chambersburg Road
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
• Conversation Partner
 September – December dates to be determined
• Reading Buddies
 Monday August 14th – 10am
 Monday August 21st – 10am
 September – December dates to be determined
• Homework Helper
 September – December dates to be determined
• Program Helper – T-Shirt Program
 Wednesday July 5th – 1:30 – 2:15pm
o Helping children decorate t-shirts; prior to each program. The Children’s Librarians can show the volunteers how to tape the shirts and do a “mini” training session. (2 volunteers preferred)
• Program Helper – Tween Minecraft Lab (ages 11 – 14) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Thursday June 29th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 6th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 20th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Minecraft Survival Camp (ages 8 – 14) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Monday July 10 – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 13th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Monday July 24th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 4:30-5:30pm
 Thursday July 26th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Kids Minecraft Lab (ages 7 – 10) – looking for someone who currently plays Minecraft, can be adult or teen, to assist (2 volunteers preferred)
 Monday July 3rd – 4:30-5:30pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 4:30-5:30pm
• Program Helper –  Tool Time with Home Depot Kits – assisting families and children using tools (hammer/screwdriver/wrench/etc.)
 Wednesday June 28th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Program Helper –  Summer Challenge Finale Fun Day – setup and take down, making popcorn, making/pouring lemonade, running carnival games, assisting with puppet shows, giving prices, making balloon animals(only if already can), juggling (only if already can), riding a unicycle (only if already can) (6 volunteers preferred)
 Saturday July 29th – 9am – 1pm

 

 

Main Library:
120 S Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
• Conversation Partner
 Saturday July 1st – 11am
 Saturday July 29th – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 11am
 September – December dates to be determined
• Reading Buddies
 September – December dates to be determined
• Homework Helper
 September – December dates to be determined
• New Facilities Greeter – Various shifts available starting June 17th – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4bafaa2ba4ff2-main
• Program Helper – Home Depot Tool Time – Assist Library staff and Home Depot staff with hands-on program where kids, grades K-6 use basic tools to building a simple craft out of wood.
 Saturday July 15th 10:15 – 11:45am (2-4 volunteers desired)
 Saturday July 15th 1:15 – 2:24pm (2 – 4 volunteers desired)
 

 

 

Miami Township:
2718 Lyons
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
• Summer Challenge Helper – Assist staff in manning the Challenge Prize table. Volunteer will update tracking list and pass out prizes.
 Tuesday June 27th – 4-6pm
 Wednesday June 28th – 930am -1130am
 Thursday June 29th – 4-6pm
 Friday June 30rd – noon-3pm
 Saturday July 1 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 3 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 5 – 930 – 1130am
 Thursday July 6th – 4-6pm
 Friday July 7 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 10th – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 11 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 12th 930 – 1130am
 Thursday July 13th 4-6pm
 Friday July 14 – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 15 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 17 – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 18 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 19 – 930 -1130am
 Thursday July 20 – 4-6pm
 Friday July 21 – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 22 – noon – 3pm
 Monday July 24 – 4-6pm
 Tuesday July 25 – 4-6pm
 Wednesday July 26 – 930-1130am
 Thursday July 27 – 4-6pm
 Friday July 28th – noon – 3pm
 Saturday July 29th – noon – 3pm
• General Library Helper
 Weekly 1 hour – clean and sanitize children’s toys and tables.

 

 

Miamisburg Branch:
545 E Linden Ave.
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
• Program Helper – Tween Tuesday – Assist with running drop-in activities at a weekly program to include: games, crafts, and snacks. Needs to be comfortable working with kids ages 8 – 12. Experience with age group would be very helpful. The ability to commit with at least several dates is preferred.
 Tuesday June 27th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 3:30 – 5:15pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 3:30 – 5:15pm

• Thursday Fun (Summer Challenge Events) – assist with running stations: Crafts, games, Snacks etc. Needs to be comfortable directing children with simple instructions and engaging them in activities.
 Thursday June 29th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 6th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 13th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 20th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
 Thursday July 27th – 1:30 – 3:30pm
• Homework Helper
 Any day Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 or 4:00 – 6:00pm September – December

 

 

New Lebanon Branch:
715 W Main St
New Lebanon, Ohio 45345
• Reading Buddies
 September – December TBD

 

 

Northmont Branch:
333 W National Road
Englewood, Ohio 45322
Book Lunch – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the book club with food, activities, and more.
 Tuesday June 27th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 11th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 18th – noon – 2pm
 Tuesday July 25th – noon – 2pm
• T-Shirt Decorating – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. Participants will decorating t-shirts based on the Summer Challenge theme.
 Thursday July 20th – 12:45pm – 2:15pm
• Pet Shower for Humane Society – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. Participants can bring gifts to rescue dogs.
 Thursday June 29th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Building a Dance – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. (2 volunteers needed)
 Thursday July 6th – 12:45 – 2:15pm
• Recycling and Litter – Assisting the Children Services Librarian prior to and during the program with food, activities, and more. (2 volunteers needed)
 Thursday July 13th – 12:45 – 2:15pm

 

 

Northwest Branch:
2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Program Helper – Computer Helper – Assist patrons in keeping up with the Library staff instructor when teaching the class.
 Mouse Basics
o Tuesday July 11th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Keyboard
o Tuesday July 18th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Computer Basics
o Tuesday July 25th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Internet Basics
o Tuesday August 1st – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Email Basics
o Tuesday August 8th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 The Cloud
o Tuesday July 11th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
o Tuesday August 15th – 5:15 – 7:45pm
 Mouse Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday July 13th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Computer Keyboard for Older Adults
o Thursday July 20th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Computer Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday July 27th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Internet Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday August 3rd – 1:45 – 4:15pm
 Word Basics for Older Adults
o Thursday August 24th – 1:45 – 4:15pm
• Program Helper – Anime Club: (teen volunteer)
 Monday June 5th – 530-730pm
 Monday August 7th – 530-730pm
• Program Helper – Teen Art and Making (teen volunteer)
 Monday July 10th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 17th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 24th – 530-730pm
 Monday July 31st – 530-730pm
 Monday August 14th – 530-730pm
 Monday August 21st – 530-730pm
 Monday August 28th – 530 – 730pm
• Program Helper – Teen BookClub (teen volunteer)
 Tuesday July 11th – 4-530pm
 Tuesday August 10th – 4-530pm
• Program Helper – Teen Gaming (teen volunteer)
 Thursday June 29th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 6th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 13th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 20th – 4-6pm
 Thursday July 27th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 3rd – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 10th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 17th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 24th – 4-6pm
 Thursday August 31st – 4-6pm
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday June 27th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 4pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 1st – 4pm
 Tuesday August 8th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 15th – 4pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 4pm
 Tuesday August 29th – 4pm
• Summer Meal Program Helper
 Tuesday June 27th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday June 28th 12-2pm
 Thursday June 29th 12-2pm
 Monday July 3rd 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 5th 12-2pm
 Thursday July 6th 12-2pm
 Monday July 10th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 11th 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 12th 12-2pm
 Thursday July 13th 12-2pm
 Monday July 17th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 18th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 19th – 12-2pm
 Thursday July 20th 12-2pm
 Monday July 24th 12-2pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 12-2pm
 Wednesday July 26th – 12-2pm
 Thursday July 27th – 12-2pm
• Teen Advisory Board – Teens who attend will be involved with designing and running programs for the year, as well as giving input in teen services at the Northwest Branch.
 Monday July 3rd – 5-6pm
 Monday August 7th – 5-6pm

 

Outreach Services
• Homebound Delivery Helper
• Ipad Instructional Helper – 
This opportunity allows you to be the 2nd or 3rd helper in the class. The Information Services Assistant teaches the class. The volunteer’s role is to be a pair of eyes that can assist people and make sure they are keeping up with the instructor.
 Wednesday August 2nd – 9am – noon
 Monday August 7th – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 9th – 9am – noon
 Monday August 14th – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 16th – 9am – noon
 Monday August 21st – 1-4pm
 Wednesday August 23rd – 9am – noon
 Monday August 28th – 1-4pm

 

 

Trotwood Branch:
651 E Main St.
Trotwood, Ohio 45426
• Homework Helper
 September – December Dates to be determined
• Program Helper – Home Depot Tool Time – Assist Library staff and Home Depot staff with hands-on program where kids, grades K-6 use basic tools to building a simple craft out of wood.
 Thursday July 13th – 1:45 – 3:30pm

 

 

Vandalia Branch:
500 S Dixie Drive
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
• Reading Buddies
 Tuesday June 27th – 11am
 Saturday July 1st – 10am
 Monday July 10th – 6pm
 Tuesday July 11th – 11am
 Saturday July 15th – 10am
 Tuesday July 18th – 11am
 Monday July 24th – 6pm
 Tuesday July 25th – 11am
 Saturday July 29th – 10am
 Tuesday August 1st – 11am
 Monday August 7th – 6pm
 Tuesday August 8th – 11am
 Saturday August 10 – 10am
 Tuesday August 15th – 11am
 Monday August 21st – 6pm
 Tuesday August 22nd – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 10am
 Tuesday August 29th – 11am

 

 

West Carrollton Branch:
300 E Central Ave.
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
• Program Helper – Monday Funday – Assist the Children’s Services Librarian in setting and cleaning up the room, and running activity stations:
 T-Shirt and Hospital Bag Decorating – Monday July 3rd – 2-5pm
 Life-size Games and Gaga Ball – Monday July 10th – 2-5pm
 Lunar Base Creation – Monday July 17th 2-5pm
 Tool Time – Monday July 31st 2-5pm

 

 

Westwood Branch:
3207 Hoover Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45407
• Summer Meal Program Helper – Assisting children with lunches, wiping tables down, setting up meeting room.
 Wednesday June 28th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday June 29th – noon – 130pm
 Friday June 30th – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 3 – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 5th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 6th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 7th – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 10th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 11th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 12th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 13th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 14th – noon – 130pm
 Monday 17th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 18th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 19th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 20th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 21st – noon – 130pm
 Monday July 24th – noon – 130pm
 Tuesday July 25th – noon – 130pm
 Wednesday July 26th – noon – 130pm
 Thursday July 27th – noon – 130pm
 Friday July 28th – noon – 130pm

 

 

Wilmginton Stroop Branch:
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, Ohio 45429
• Reading Buddies
 Friday July 21st – 4pm
 Saturday May 27th – 11am
 Saturday June 10th – 11am
 Saturday July 22nd – 11am
 Saturday August 12th – 11am
 Saturday August 26th – 11am
• Program Helper – LEGO Challenge – Listen to children describe what they created using LEGOS and then picking winners in each age group from 1st – 3rd place. Being a good listener and being familiar with LEGOS would be a plus. (3 volunteers needed)
 Saturday July 8th – 2:15 – 4:15pm

 

 

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Dave Hicks, Volunteer Services Manager, at [email protected] or 937-496-8638.

 


The Historic Plaza Theatre

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer and put your service to work for a great community cause? Do you like to work hard and also have fun? Do you like to smile and talk to people and make them happy?
The Historic Plaza Theatre is searching for a few good volunteers to help out at the theatre… from assisting patrons, taking tickets, and answering questions to ushering and working at the concessions. Volunteers work as concessions, ticket takers and ushers at The Historic Plaza Theatre. Ushers are responsible for seating patrons, enforcing house policies, assisting patrons, and answering questions. They may also assist with mailings, staff fair and festival booths, and other tasks if time allows.
Become a Volunteer:
The theatre is now accepting applications! Volunteers will be required to come in at a specified time prior to the event, be trained on the spot, and then, if room allows, will receive free admission to the movie showing. (No vouchers.) They expect the same high standards of professionalism from volunteers as from paid staff members!
If you or someone you know may be interested, send an email to [email protected].
Learn more about The Historic Plaza Theatre here.

 


In this section, we list short-term volunteer opportunities and those related to specific projects. Many wonderful cultural organizations also have ongoing calls for volunteers. To find organizations that fit your interests, check out our Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region.

 


Beavercreek Community Theatre

Auditions for Stuart Little
Audition Dates: January 14 & 15, 2018
Additional Info: This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte’s Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation.
Auditions for A Streetcar Named Desire
Audition Dates: March 5 & 6, 2018
Additional Info: A tragic and effective drama which is one of the great classics of American theatre, this play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.
Auditions for Company
Audition Dates: April 16 & 17, 2018
Additional Info: This Broadway classic revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends as they celebrate his 35th birthday. Winner of 6 Tony awards including best musical for the original production, as well as multiple awards for subsequent productions, including best revival of a musical in 2007.
Learn more about auditioning for Beavercreek Community Theatre here.

 


Brookville Community Theatre

Auditions for Foxfire
Audition Dates: December 27 & 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk.
Auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Audition Dates: February 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
Auditions for Mary Poppins
Audition Dates: May 1 & 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” This magical production includes such favorites as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Step in Time,” and some new songs “Practically Perfect,” “Brimstone and Treacle” and “Anything Can Happen if You Let It.” Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers! Audiences will be singing along from beginning to end!
Auditions for Dearly Departed
Audition Dates:July 17 & 18, 2018 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpin’s other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, “When I die, don’t tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you.” Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.
Auditions for A Nice Family Christmas
Audition Dates: September 18 & 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
Additional Info: It’s Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas – his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother, and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. One by one, we learn each family member’s secrets, problems, and dysfunctions, and when they learn that he’s writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?
Learn more about auditioning for Brookville Community Theatre here.

 


Children’s Theatre of Mason

Auditions for The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Audition Dates: January 29 & 30, 2018, 6-9:00pm
Learn more about auditioning for The Children’s Theatre of Mason here.

 


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Auditions for DCDC First Company
Audition Date: March 17, 2018
Learn more about auditioning for DCDC here.

 


The Dayton Playhouse

Auditions for A Few Good Men
Audition Dates: January 22 & 23, 2018, 7:00pm
Dayton Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for the riveting, military drama A Few Good Men. Before Aaron Sorkin created The West Wing, Sports Night, and The Social Network, he took Broadway by storm with his compelling story of honor vs. justice. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, January 22-23, 2018 at 7 PM at Dayton Playhouse. Performance dates are March 9-18, 2018.
Learn more about auditioning for The Dayton Playhouse here.

 


Fairfield Footlighters

Auditions for One Slight Hitch
Audition Dates: January 2 & 3, 2018, 6:30pm
ONE SLIGHT HITCH is directed by R. Geoffrey Werbin
It is Courtney’s wedding day in 1981. Her parents and sisters are trying to make everything perfect, when her old boyfriend shows up and all hell breaks loose.
Learn more about auditioning for the Fairfield Footlighters here.

 


Lebanon Theatre Company

Auditions for Almost, Maine
Audition Dates: January 7 & 8, 2018, 6:00pm
Auditions for The Foreigner
Audition Dates: March 19 & 20, 2018, 7:00pm
Learn more about auditioning for Lebanon Theatre Company here.

 


Middletown Lyric Theatre

Auditions for Circle Mirror Transformation
Audition Dates: January 21, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm
January 23, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm
Auditions for Present Laughter
Audition Dates: Sunday, February 18th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn more about auditioning for Middletown Lyric Theatre here.

 


The Ohio Performing Arts Academy (youth)

Auditions for Willy Wonka, Jr.
Audition Dates: January 4, 2018, 5:30pm
Auditions for Frog and Toad Together
Audition Dates: January 4, 2018, 5:00pm
Learn more about auditioning for the Ohio Performing Arts Academy here.

 


Springfield Civic Theatre

Auditions for 9 to 5
Audition Dates: December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
December 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Auditions for Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens
Audition Dates: January 21 & 22
Learn more about auditioning for Springfield Civic Theatre here.

 


Town Hall Theatre (youth)

Auditions for Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Audition Dates: January 10, 2018 at 4:00pm
January 13, 2018 at 10:00am
Learn more about auditioning for Town Hall Theatre here.

 


X*ACT – Xenia Area Community Theatre

Auditions for Wait Until Dark
Audition Dates: January 22 & 24
Auditions for You Can’t Take It with You
Audition Dates: March 19 & 20

 

Learn more about auditioning for X*ACT here.

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