Audition Announcement

Announcing Auditions for Gahanna Community Theatre’s annual musical:

 “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying…”

Production Dates: February 19-21, 2016


Monday, NOVEMBER   2, 2015 • 7-9pm

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 3, 2015 (callbacks) • 7-9pm

Auditions and callbacks will be held at Gahanna Middle School West, located at 350 N Stygler Rd, Gahanna, OH.

Principal Roles:

J. Pierrepont Finch (Tenor, age 18-35): Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’

J.B. Biggley (Baritone, age 50-65) The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.

Rosemary (Mezzo-Soprano, 20-35) A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest.

Smitty (Mezzo-Soprano, 25-45) A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.

Bud Frump (Baritone, 18-35) Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.

Hedy (Mezzo-Soprano, 25-40) A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.

Principal Auditions:

Actors interested in principal roles (and new actors seeking chorus roles) with GCT must prepare an audition. Actors will be asked to perform:

  • A prepared 16-bar solo of your choice. Piano accompaniment will be provided. You are welcome to bring recorded accompaniment or perform a’capella if you prefer.
  • A cold reading. Sides from the show will be provided and an actor will be in the audition room to read with you.

If you have questions regarding the audition process, please e-mail Char or Ian, using the links at the bottom of the page.

Chorus Auditions:

If you’ve performed in a past GCT show, and would like to be in the chorus, you may come to auditions and sign up to participate without having to perform an audition piece.

If you are new to GCT, and would like to be in the chorus, you must prepare an audition. See above for audition requirements.

New Page!

To the cast and crew,

From now on, I will be updating the rehearsal schedule on it’s own page. You will see the link right next to the History tab. The home page will be kept free for patrons to get information and buy tickets and to let you know if there are any weather cancellations or delays.