This page is an overview of auditions for upcoming Main Stage, Black Box, and Outdoor Stage productions. Check frequently for the most up to date information about upcoming opportunities to perform at Cotuit Center for the Arts!
By Blake Edwards, Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Celia Krefter
Auditions March 12 and 13
In jazz-age Paris, singer Victoria Grant struggles to make ends meet. With some help from her flamboyant friend Toddy, Victoria ultimately achieves sstaredom by masquerading as a man, “Count Victor Grazinski,” who performs as a female impersonator. When macho businessman King Marchan develops feelings for “Victor” and Victoria reciprocates, comic hijinks ensue. Musical numbers include “Le Jazz Hot,” “You and Me,” “Paris By Night,” and “Crazy World.”
Jekyll and Hyde
Book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Chris Edwards
Auditions May 19 and 22
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this is an evocative tale of two men–one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman-and two women- one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself–both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
Sound of Music
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Music by Richard Rogers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Michael Duarte
The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
It’s just an average day in the life of Charlie Brown as he navigates Lunch Time, Valentine’s Day, and Baseball Season with both wild optimism and utter despair. This musical is based on the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz and includes the iconic comic book friends Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Linus, and of course Snoopy.
Runs June 22– July 9
Auditions April 9 & 10
Morton and Vivian Sigel Black Box Theater
Wait Until Dark
Directed by Erin Trainor
Auditions April 23 and 24
Susy Hendrix is caught in the machinations of 3 conmen who descend on her apartment one night. She must find a way to turn her greatest weakness into her decisive advantage.
Circle Mirror Transformation
Directed by Celia Krefter
UPDATE: Auditions June 4 and 5
5 people taking part in a community center acting class learn how key honesty and vulnerability is for an actor and for a human being.
Stupid F*cking Bird
Directed by Jason Mellin
Con has the answers: to life, to being with the love of his life, to the purpose of theater. If only anybody would listen to him in this "homage" to Chekov.