Main Porthouse Auditions 

Date Times
Monday, February 3, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.





School of Theatre and Dance
Kent State University
Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Register For Your Audition

Those wishing to audition must register online and are expected to provide digital versions of the following at the time of registration:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • 120 word Bio
How to Register

Porthouse Theatre uses Acceptd to facilitate audition registration. 

Register for Your Porthouse Audition

Preparing For Your Audition

Individuals auditioning for Porthouse Theatre's upcoming season should come prepared with the following:

  1. Two selections of 16 bars, one ballad and one up-tempo song. 
  2. Sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist provided. Acapella singing will not be permitted. 
  3. Hard copy of your head shot and resume. 

Rehearsal and Performance Information

Little Shop of Horrors

Rehearsals for "Little Shop of Horrors" for AEA actors will begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020. At this time, rehearsals for non-AEA actors may begin on Saturday, May 23, 2020. If those additional rehearsals are not needed, rehearsals for non-AEA actors will also begin May 26. Performances are June 13 – 29, 2019.
Performances are June 11-27, 2020.

BKLYN The Musical

Rehearsals for "BKLYN" begin June 16, 2020 for all actors. 
Performances are July 2-18, 2020.

West Side Story

Rehearsals for "West Side Story" begin Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for non-AEA actors and on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 for AEA actors.
Performances are July 23 – August 9, 2020.

Tech Week

Tech week begins on Sunday, June 7, 2020 for “Little Shop of Horrors;” Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for “BKLYN;” and Tuesday, July 21, 2020 for “West Side Story.”The first tech week rehearsal is our 10 out of 12 and rehearsal will be held on each of those days from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 12:00 a.m. (midnight). Our contract permits for two 10 out of 12 rehearsals during tech week if needed. Rehearsals for the remainder of tech week are 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (All rehearsal schedules subject to change).


Callbacks for Porthouse Theatre's 2020 season will take place at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. The School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020



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School of Theatre and Dance
Kent State University
Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Equity Principal Auditions

Porthouse Theatre holds Equity Principal Auditions in New York City.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Actors Equity Association 
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Other Audition Opportunities

Ohio Theatre Alliance

January 11-12, 2020


January 16-18, 2020


If you have questions about the Porthouse Theatre audition process or about the scheduling of auditions, please contact:

Porthouse Theatre