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Although the Forestburgh Playhouse uses union actors in many leading roles, and its own resident actors for most supporting and ensemble roles, the Playhouse still often uses local non-union actors in our productions.  These actors may be children, high school or college students, or adults with community theatre experience.  Since local actors are usually students or adults who enjoy participating in the theatre as an avocation, they are usually not paid other than having the experience of working with professionals and learning how the professional theatre operates.


Local Auditions Announcement


Local auditions for children, singers/dancers for ensemble roles, and adult character actors for all shows for the 2017 season will be held...


Sunday, February 19th from 1-6 PM

at the Seelig Theater at SUNY Sullivan

112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759


We look forward to seeing our talented local children at AUDITIONS in February!


We Are Seeking:




KIDS!  Seeking boys and girls, ages 6-13 to audition for: (a) ensemble in Dreamworks Madagascar, a Musical Adventure; (b) Flounder, and ensemble/sea creatures in Disney’s The Little Mermaid; (c) ensemble and some featured roles in Newsies!; (d) Randolph in Bye Bye Birdie.


TEENS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ages 14-18 for: (a) ensemble/sea creatures in The Little Mermaid; (b) ensemble in Newsies; (c) ensemble and Teen Chorus plus some featured roles in Bye Bye Birdie!; and (d) ensemble in Madagascar.


ADULT MALE and FEMALE CHARACTER ACTORS: for the roles in: (a) Funny Girl: Florence Ziegfeld, Mrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Meeker, Mrs. O’Malley, Mr. Keeney, and Mr. Renaldi; (b) Ensemble/Sailors in Disney’s The Little Mermaid; (c) in Newsies: The Mayor, Hannah, Seitz, Bunsen, Mr. Jacobi; (d) in Bye Bye Birdie: Mrs. Mae Peterson, The Mayor, The Mayor’s Wife, Mrs. Merkle, Gloria Rasputin, ensemble; and in (d) Crazy For You: Everett Baker.


ADULT AND HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Over the age of 16 who sing and move well for possible ensemble roles in all shows!



If an actor is cast in a show, he or she must be able to attend most rehearsals and all performances. Usually rehearsals are held during the day, from 10 AM - 4 PM, on every day but Sunday and Monday for the 12 days preceding the opening. Most shows run for 2 weeks, 7 performances a week. While most local actors would not be called for rehearsal every hour of every day, and the Playhouse can work to some degree to accommodate a local actor's schedule for rehearsal, potential local actors with full time jobs will need to work out their availability carefully and co-ordinate closely with the Playhouse rehearsal schedule.