Auditions

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 kim@cumberlandtheatre.com

Schedule:
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm General Auditions/Invited Callback Auditions**

Saturday/Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm General Auditions*
3:00 - 4:00 pm Dance Call
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Invited Callback Auditions**

*General 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).



Show Breakdowns

*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 

Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot (male, 40 - 60) World famous detective, meticulous, witty, oddly charismatic in his own way,
slightly pompous, passionately driven to find the answers, strong moral compass, very aware of his ability and his well deserved reputation.

Monsieur Bouc (male, 30 - 50) Director of Wagon-Lit, the train company that owns the Orient Express, a good
humored man, playful, generous, proud, an excellent host with a love of luxury and grandeur.

Mary Debenham (female, 20 - 40) A governess, capable yet romantic, anxious about her journey on the Orient Express, there is a sadness around her eyes, clearly has a secret and an unknown relationship to Colonel Arbuthnot.

Hector MacQueen (male, 20 - 50) Secretary and assistant to Samuel Ratchett, tightly wound, edgy and nervous, always seems to be on the verge of falling apart.

Michel the Conductor (male, 30 - 50) Polite, hard-working, happy to have a good position on the Orient Express, eager to please.

Princess Dragomiroff (female, 40 - 70) Royalty, a sweeping, impressive presence, intimidating, impatient,
everyone knows when she enters the room.

Greta Ohlsson (female, 20 - 40) Missionary, inherently odd, very strict and religiously devout, plain with a
sheepish, almost frightened quality, Princess Dragomiroff is paying her way in exchange for helping her on her journey
.

Countess Andrenyi (female, 20 - 40) Beautifully and exquisitely dressed, like something out of a fairy tale,
with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets, intelligent.

Helen Hubbard (female, 40 - 70) Eccentric, bold and outspoken with a touch of flamboyance, from the
American midwest, jovial, deliciously nosy and brash, often flirtatious, she can talk to anyone, even if they don’t want to listen.

 

Colonel Arbuthnot (male, 20 - 40) Handsome, very matter of fact, clearly has a secret and an unknown
connection to Mary Debenham, he enjoys the sense of adventure that the Orient Express provides, takes charge when he needs to.

Head Waiter (male, 20 - 50) Snooty and smooth, a (phony) name dropper

The Wisdom of Eve

Karen Roberts (female, 40 - 50) Margot’s best friend and wife of Lloyd, peacemaker and very down to earth, very supportive of her husband.

Eve Harrington (female, 20 - 30) An amoral and conniving young woman, attractive and talented and determined to get her own way whatever the cost.

Clement Howell (male, 40 - 50) Margot’s husband. sophisticated, wealthy with a strong and confident personality, tolerant of Margot but a little weary of her tirades and tantrums.

 

Harvey (male, 20+) Margot’s stage manager, nondescript and sycophantic.

Vera Franklin (female, 20 - 30) Young and talented actress, opposite personality to Eve.

"Tally-Ho" Thompson (male, 30 - 50) newspaper columnist, sly and manipulative, always out for a scoop.

Bert Hinkle (male, 30 - 50) smooth, well-fed theatrical agent, the sort that always has a beautiful girl on his arm, Margot is his best client.
 

The Prom

Emma Nolan (female, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, 18 – 22) Mix/belt up to a C#. A high school senior. Forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to the prom. A reluctant poster child for gay / lesbian youth. Very smart, a bit of a tomboy quality. Sweet pop voice. Strong singer.

Dee Dee Allen (female, Alto, 30 – 50) A current Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. No filter. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Strong Singer. Big, Broadway belter.

Barry Glickman (male, Baritone, Tenor, 30 – 50) High Baritone/Low Tenor. A very gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter.

Alyssa Greene (female, Alto, Mezzo-Soprano, 18 – 22) Mix/belt up to a D. A high school senior. Tries desperately to fit in. A cheerleader. Secretly Emma's girlfriend, but afraid to come out.  Afraid to stand up to her mother. Pop voice. Strong singer.


Mr. Hawkins (male, Baritone, Bass-Baritone, 30 – 50) A star-struck Broadway enthusiast, and the principal of Emma's high school. A man who truly cares about his students. Easily flustered and straight laced, he is a staunch supporter of Emma, and helps her work towards creating a prom for everyone.


Mrs. Greene (female, Alto, 30 – 45) Alyssa's Mother and the school board president. Very strong, controlling and intimidating. Loves her daughter very much but has a very specific view of what is "right" and "wrong" for her daughter and the school. Strong Singer.


Trent Oliver (male, Baritone, Tenor, 30 – 40) A pretentious Broadway star who is probably better known for TV infomercials. Loves the sound of his own voice. Strong singer, pop and legit.


Sheldon Saperstein (male, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Bass-Baritone, 30 – 40) A charismatic press agent. Traditional musical theatre sound.


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+)

Perfect Wedding

Rachel (female, 25 - 35) the bride; always in command.

Bill (male, 25 - 35) the groom; rarely in command.

Tom (male, 25 - 35) the best man; solid, dependable – and sometimes quick-tempered.

Judy (female, 25 - 35) a girl; charming and mysterious.

Julie (female, 25 - 35) a chambermaid; kooky, snappy, lively.

Daphne (female, 45 - 60) the bride’s mother; emotional and sentimental, loving.

Escape to Margaritaville

Tully (male, 25 - 40) Smooth-talking, self-deprecating playboy. He's completely content with the life he's chosen as the singer/bartender at a tropical resort, until he meets Rachel, a vacationer who upends his heart. Guitar skills are useful. Vocal Range: B2-C5.

Rachel (female, 25 - 35) Fully committed to her job and helping the world. Willing to put in as many hours of hard work as it takes and expects everyone else to do that same. Suspicious of fools and operators, Rachel is not easily distracted from her life plan. Vocal Range: A3-F#5.

Tammy (female, 30 - 40) Loyal friend to Rachel. Sees the best in people and has a zest for life that is often squelched by her fiance, Chad. Her low self-esteem manifests itself as denial in her own life. Vocal Range: B3-F5.

Brick (male, 30 - 45) The Island bartender. Has a big heart and a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful. Vocal Range: A2-C5.

Marley (female, 40 - 50) No-nonsense and assertive with an island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J.D., an older island denizen. Great singer. Vocal Range: G#3-G#5.

J.D. (male, 60+) A funny, endearing older man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He's losing his vision and his hearing, but won't acknowledge it. A good-natured drunkard, he's always writing his memoirs on bar napkins and, as it turns out, he's lived a full life. Vocal Range: G2-D4.

Ensemble (all genders, 20+) Jamal/Ted, Chadd, Goon #1, Goon #2, Cloud, Jesus, Vacation Guests

A FEW GOOD MEN

Pfc. William T. Santiago (Latino, male, 18 - 22) The marine Dawson and Downey are accused of murdering. Although he dies before the action of the play begins, Santiago appears in flashbacks and to narrate his letters throughout the play. Sincere & sensible.

Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (male, 20 - 25) Former leader of Delta squad in Guantanamo Bay. Accused of murdering Private William Santiago. Dawson is slightly faster on his feet than Downey, and tends to make decisions for both of them. Dawson has the utmost
respect for military protocol and honor. stoic, serious, bold, aware, intimidating even in silence, caring in command.

Pfc. Louden Downey (male, 18 - 22) Accused of murdering Private William Santiago in conspiracy with Dawson. Downey usually follows Dawson’s lead, and he believes completely in the military ideals of honor and integrity, which makes it hard for him to admit that
any of his commanding officers have led him astray.

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.

Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick (male, 20 - 30) The cold, God-fearing lieutenant in charge of the Windward side of Guantanamo Bay, as well as the platoon Dawson, Downey, and Santiago are a part of. He is a by-the-books man with no sympathy for Santiago’s situation.

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.

Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph (male, 40 - 50) The judge presiding over Dawson and Downey’s case. Smart, sensible, fair.

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

Ash (male, Tenor, 25 - 40) Hero and iconic character of the musical, devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wise cracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge "boomstick”; baritone/tenor.

Linda (female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 18 - 30) The prototypical girl next door, sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him, laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming; soprano/mezzo.

 

Cheryl (female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 18 - 30), Ash's sister and the odd woman out in the group, looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty's jokes and torment, the only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns, spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar; mezzo/soprano.

 

Scott (male, Tenor, 18 - 30) Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash's best friend, thinks himself the brave one until he's forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee, returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death's door; tenor.

 

 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.

 

 Annie (female, Mezzo-Soprano, 20 - 30) The overbearing, sexy, explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research, very bossy and drawn to Ash, must be comfortable in a tear away revealing costume. mezzo.

 

Ed (male, Baritone, Bass, 20 - 30) Annie's coworker, boyfriend, and doormat, travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead, after turning evil, his confidence may lack but this "Bit Part Demon" is ready to sing. Baritone/Bass.

Jake (male, Baritone, 30 - 40) Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive. Good, old, and reliable. Seems to know far too much about the musical. Spends his time wandering the woods around the cabin. Baritone.

The Moose (male, Tenor, Baritone, 18+)

Professor Knowby (male, spoken, 45+) the owner of the cabin in the woods.

Evil Forces/Ensemble (all genders, 18+)

Customers/Ensemble (all genders, 18+) Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.

Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon

Holly (female, 25 - 45) owner of inn in Vermont, heart of gold.

Joy (female, 25 - 45) romance novel writer, at the inn to work on writer’s block.

 

Carol (female, 25 - 45) war correspondent, tired of big-city life.

Merry (female, 25 - 45) businesswoman with no time for love, hunting for perfect Christmas tree.

Noel (female, 25 - 45) owner of Christmas ornament shop; full of Christmas spirit.

Rita (female, 25 - 45) movie star pretending to be ordinary girl.

Brett (male, 25 - 45) rich secret prince

Paul (male, 25 - 45) romance novelist, full of himself but good at heart.

Blake (male, 25 - 45) owner of a tree farm, heartbroken but handsome.

Kris (male, 25 - 45) son of town’s former Santa Claus

Sven (male, 25 - 45) another secret prince; also rich.

Jackson (male, 25 - 45) veterinarian with two golden retrievers.

Bridgett (female, 25 - 45) sassy, red-headed best friend of all the women.

Laertes (male, 25 - 45) evil real-estate developer - doubles with Jimmy, ex-boyfriend.

2 narrators (any gender, 20+) lots of physical demands