Now Accepting Submissions for
our 2023 Season
The Cumberland Theatre will hold in-person auditions for our 2023 Main Stage Season on January 13th - 15th at the theatre.
For the safety of our staff and potential cast members, only a limited number of slots will be available each day. To reserve your appointment, please fill out the form on this page. Online submission will also be accepted.
This year's schedule includes:
Murder on the Orient Express (February)
The Wisdom of Eve (March)
The Prom (May)
Perfect Wedding (June)
Escape to Margaritaville (July)
A Few Good Men (September)
Evil Dead The Musical (October)
Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon (December)
EVERYONE who wishes to be considered should fill out the digital audition form on the right to either reserve your audition time or provide us with the shows and roles for which you would like to be considered.
You will only need attend one day of auditions unless you are auditioning on Friday and you are asked to attend a dance call. Video submissions will also be accepted and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm General Auditions/Invited Callback Auditions**
11:00 am - 3:00 pm General Auditions*
3:00 - 4:00 pm Dance Call
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Invited Callback Auditions**
If you have never worked at the Cumberland Theatre before, you will be asked to make an appointment for the general auditions and possibly attend the dance call. After filling out the online form, you will receive an email to confirm the time of your appointment.
Please prepare 16 bars of both an uptempo song and a ballad that showcases you at your best. If you are not auditioning for a singing role, you may prepare a short contemporary monologue. Please wear or bring comfortable clothes that you can easily move in as well as appropriate shoes for dance. You may be asked to attend the callback auditions in the evening.
**Invited Callback Auditions
If you have worked at the Cumberland Theatre within the past three years, you may submit your audition materials and attend the invited callback to read and/or sing for specific roles. You may also be asked to attend the dance call if necessary. After filling out the online form, you will receive an email to confirm your callback time.
Please be familiar with the characters for which you are being called and any songs that may be required. Please wear or bring comfortable clothes that you can easily move in as well as appropriate shoes for dance. (if attending the dance call).
*please note, if a role is not listed below, it has either been cast or an offer has been extended and is still pending.
**please note, that unless specifically noted, all ethnicities will be considered
Students/Ensemble (all genders, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Bass-Baritone, 18+)
Parents/Ensemble (all genders, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Bass-Baritone, 30+)
Escape to Margaritaville
Jamal (male, 20 - 40) African-American; Strong dancer/singer; also will be in ensemble numbers
A FEW GOOD MEN
Capt. Isaac Whitaker (male, 40 - 55) The man in charge of the JAG Corps (military law division) in Washington, D.C. He allows Galloway to work on the case even though Kaffee was the only lawyer officially assigned to it.
Capt. Matthew Markinson (male, 40 - 50) A captain stationed on Guantanamo Bay under Colonel Jessep. A master of counterintelligence with a strong sense of
morality. Stoic, logical, and strictly military.
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep (male, 40 - 50) Self-confident to-a-fault. Bold, Intelligent, Tyrannical. He has the utmost faith in his own authority as a Marine, and in the sanctity of the Marine Corps.
Capt. Jack Ross (male, 30 - 35) The prosecuting attorney in Dawson and Downey’s case, and an old friend of Kaffee’s. Charismatic and pragmatic, he is emotionally uninvested in the case, and though he doesn’t believe Dawson and Downey deserve to go to jail, he makes a compelling case against them.
Cpl. Jeffrey Howard (male, 18 - 25) Leader of Charlie squad in Guantanamo Bay. His testimony is a major turning point in favor of the defense.
Cmdr. Walter Stone (male, 40 - 50) The marine doctor in Guantanamo Bay. Coerced by Jessep to lie on the stand about Santiago’s cause of death.
Ensemble (all genders, 18+) CPL Dunn, CPL Hammaker, Sentry, Lawyers, Marines, MPs, and etc.
Evil Dead the Musical
Shelly (female, Mezzo-Soprano, 20 - 30) Beautiful, easy, and not too smart, Scotty's latest fling and looking to party, just because she becomes an evil demon doesn't mean she can't look good doing it.
Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon
Holly (female, 25 - 45) owner of inn in Vermont, heart of gold.
Carol (female, 25 - 45) war correspondent, tired of big-city life.
Rita (female, 25 - 45) movie star pretending to be ordinary girl.
Paul (male, 25 - 45) romance novelist, full of himself but good at heart.
Laertes (male, 25 - 45) evil real-estate developer - doubles with Jimmy, ex-boyfriend.