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Auditions – Misery and It’s a Wonderful Life

Auditions for the Erie Playhouse productions of  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MISERY  will be held on August  6 and 7  at 6:30 pm at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 1158 East 12th Street. 

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices color conscious casting.  All ethnicities  and newcomers are welcome. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events. Perusal scripts are available in the box office for 24 hrs. with a refundable $10 deposit.  Questions?, please contact  


Book by William Goldman based on the novel by Stephen king

Directed by Carolin Lynn

Assistant Director -Michael Weiss

Show Dates October 13, 14, 20-22 and 26-29

Rehearsals begin the week of August 20

Audition Requirements: Monologue – does not need to be memorized. Will do cold readings from script w/ others, depending on turnout each night. Be prepared to have callbacks to read w/ others from the script, if necessary.

Synopsis: Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Roles available in MISERY:

ANNIE WILKES (Female Presenting, 40s – 60s) Annie seems to be a kind, tender woman who cares deeply for Paul, even if she does seem slightly off. Manipulative, cunning, and hides a deep-set and terrifying malice behind her cheery simple façade.

PAUL SHELDON (Male Presenting, Late 30s – Early 60s) He’s thoughtful, if not a touch arrogant, and extremely crafty.

BUSTER (Male Presenting, Late 30s – Late 60s) The sheriff of a nearby town searching for Paul. Very friendly, with possible hopes of something more with Annie.



Book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson, Music by Bruce Greer

Directed by Ryan Ingram

Asst. Director – Nico Lombardo

Choreography – Melissa Dixon

Music Director – Devon Yates

Show Dates – Dec 1, 2, 8-10, 14-17

Rehearsals begin Late September

Audition requirements – 32 bars or a one and a half minute song, You must provide the sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.  A karaoke track is also acceptable. Please also prepare a short monologue – be familiar with it if not fully memorized.  There will also be a short dance/movement audition.

Synopsis: Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original.

Auditions open to ages 5 and up.


Clarence – Male identifying – An Angel age 

George Bailey – Male identifying – Our hero  

Mr. Gower – Male identifying – The pharmacist 

Mr. Martini -Male identifying – Immigrant from Italy 

Mrs. Martini – Female identifying – His wife 

Harry Bailey – Male identifying – George’s brother

Violet Bick – Female identifying – George’s friend

Mother Bailey – Female identifying – George’s mother

Uncle Billy – Male identifying – George’s uncle

Cousin Tilly- Female identifying – Billy’s cousin

Henry Potter – Male identifying – The richest and meanest man in town

Pop Bailey – Male identifying – George’s father

Sam Wainwright – Male identifying – George’s friend

Mary (Hatch) Bailey – Female identifying – George’s wife

Pete Bailey –  Male – 9

Janie Bailey – Female – 8

Tommy Bailey – Male – 5

Zuzu Bailey – Female – 6

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