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Cumberland Theatre Now Casting for 2024

Auditions scheduled for 36th Season of Entertainment

The Cumberland Theatre is now scheduling audition appointments and accepting submissions for their 36th Season of Entertainment.  The theatre is casting a variety of shows for the main stage season as well as the Theatre for Young Audiences program, Shakespeare in the Park and other events throughout 2024.

The main stage season consists of nine shows, of which eight have roles open: The Rose Tattoo (March), Jesus Christ Superstar (May), Sideways (June), Footloose (July), The Cover of Life (September), Biloxi Blues (September), Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (October), and It’s a Wonderful Life (December). Please note casting has closed for The Play That Goes Wrong, which will be performed in February.

Two of the main stage shows (The Rose Tattoo and It’s a Wonderful Life) have roles for children.

Live Auditions will be held at the theatre on 101 North Johnson Street, Cumberland, MD on January 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. Those who wish to audition should visit and complete the digital audition form to either reserve an audition time and provide the shows and roles for which they would like to be considered. Online submissions will also be accepted; however attending the live auditions is encouraged. 


Those auditioning will be asked to sing at least 16 bars and/or perform a short monologue. Those auditioning for the musicals will be asked to attend a short dance call.


The theatre casts both local and out-of-town actors. All roles are paid and housing is available for out-of-town actors and designers. For more information and character breakdowns, please visit the Main Stage Audition page of the theatre’s website.

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