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Fall 2024 Auditions - Sat. April 6th

Auditions are open to all MTSU Students. Please sign up for an audition time and fill out the audition form below.
Audition form -
Audition time sign up –


Written by Sarah Ruhl

Alicia Fuss -   

Stage Manager:
Sarah Cornelison -

Spring rehearsals April 22 - 24, 2024
Fall rehearsals start August 19th, 2024 (the week before classes start)

One Act Play Festival
Assorted Plays/Playwrights (see at bottom of this document)

Sarah Hall –
Taylor Hulse –
Julia Vairetta –

Stage Manager:
Jayla Scott -

Rehearsals start August 26th, 2024

She Loves Me
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Kristi Shamburger –

Music Director
Angela Tipps –

Maye Hansen –   

Stage Manager:
Gracie Lynch –

Rehearsals start September 9th, 2024

More information and synopsis of Fall 2024 productions are available at the bottom of this page. Please read all the information before auditioning.

Auditions will be held on campus, Saturday April 6th, 2023 12:00pm – 4pm
with a dance call immediately following at 4pm – 5pm in BDA 215

Auditions are open to all MTSU Students. Please sign up for an audition time and fill out the audition form below.
Audition time sign up –
Audition form -

For your audition:

Please prepare the following:

  • To be considered for a role in all shows:
    • One contemporary monologue that is approximately 60-90 seconds in length.
    • Perform 32-bar cut of a musical theatre piece.
      • Please provide sheet clearly music marked if needing accompaniment. You may also sing acapella.
    • Attend dance call 4pm – 5pm on April 6th, 2024

*If you are an MTSU Theatre Major, you must audition for all shows to be considered for any role. MTSU Casting Policy is available at MTSU Theatre | Auditions

Please use the audition form to submit audition information. You may upload your headshot and resume directly to this form. Once you have filled out the form, if auditioning in person, select an audition slot time at
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to check in with stage management at the audition desk outside of the Theatre and Dance Main office located on the 2nd floor of the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building.

A video audition including your monologue and song may be considered in lieu of in person audition. If you would like to submit a video audition, please email for more information. Anyone being considered for a role may be required to attend in person call backs. Video audition must be sent by 04/05/2024.

Callbacks are scheduled to occur on campus on April 8th, 9th, and 10th 6:00 pm – 10 pm. Callbacks may consist of scene work, cold reads, and singing with our Directors and other auditionees. The schedule of individual callbacks will be communicated and based on conflicts listed on the audition form. Additional callback requirements and questions specific to the show will be communicated prior to your callback session.

The tentative schedule for call backs will be:

Monday, April 8th - She Loves Me
Tuesday, April 9th - Eurydice
Wednesday, April 10th - One Act Festival


We understand not all students will have the same experience in auditioning for an MTSU production. Faculty, staff, and students would love to connect and can provide some insight on how the audition process may go. If you are new to this process and would like to learn more, please reach out to Production Manager - John Underwood or Stage Management Faculty - Kate Goodwin.

Prospective participants have the right to ask about details pertaining to their participation, including how cultural personhood or identities will be portrayed in the production. Please email any questions to the director or reach out to faculty or administrative staff in the department with any concerns. The wellbeing of our cast and crew is the highest priority. If you have questions regarding your participation and safety, please reach out directly to John Underwood, stage management team, and our directors.


Feel free to contact us:
Directing Advisors - Lauren Shouse, David Wilkerson, Kristi Shamburger, Alicia Fuss
Stage Management advisor - Kate Goodwin
Acting Faculty - Kyle Kennedy
Production Manager - John Underwood 

Show information

Written by Sarah Ruhl

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.









One Act Play Festival

by Susan Glaspell
Julia Vairetta –

In a small Iowa farmhouse, surly and reclusive farmer John Wright was found murdered. His apathetic wife Minnie is the prime and only suspect, and sitting in jail for the crime. Now, a small group of people enter the home, looking for the clues that would explain why a woman would suddenly strangle her husband in the night. While County Attorney Henderson, Sheriff Peters, and neighbor Mr. Hale roam the house looking for clues, the women (Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale) examine the “trifles” of a country kitchen, such as frozen jars of preserves and a poorly sewn quilt. But as the women look closer at Minnie’s world, they make a bone-chilling discovery.


GEORGE HENDERSON - County Attorney


LEWIS HALE - A neighboring farmer



Beta Bitches
By Emily Yuko Walborn
Directed by Taylor Hulse –

Beta Bitches is a comedic play about two mean girls, Madison and Gwen, who hold a séance in an attempt to contact their deceased friend/Queen Bee. But the spirits are angry, like, sooooo angry. For Madison and Gwen to get the answers they so desperately seek, they must endure a terrifying night of contact from the other side. Yet, their séance takes a horrifying turn when they conjure the one person they thought they’d never have to see again. Riffing on classic teen movie tropes, Beta Bitches uncovers the vulnerability and humanity of teenage caricatures. It is an exploration of stereotypes, manipulative friendships, and how to exorcise your demons… like, literally.


Madison Yoshida 17, Asian American, Female
Can be played by: Age: Teens, 20s Race/Ethnicity: Asian, Pacific Islander, or Asian American Gender: Female

Gwen Hardy 17, Any Race, Female
Can be played by: Age: Teens, 20s Race/Ethnicity: Any race/ethnicity Gender: Female

Stacey 17, Any Race, Female
Can be played by: Age: Teens, 20s Race/Ethnicity: Any race/ethnicity Gender: Female

Claire 17, Any Race, Female
VO Character, Can be played by: Age: Teens, 20s Race/Ethnicity: Any race/ethnicity Gender: Female

Little Happy Secrets
By Melissa Leilani Larson
Directed by Sarah Hall –

Claire and Brennan have been best friends for years. But when the two are brought back together after two years apart, Claire wonders if the feelings she has for Brennan might go beyond friendship.

CLAIRE, mid-20s

BRENNAN, mid-20s

CARTER, mid-20s

NATALIE, early 20s

She Loves Me
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and all the twists and turns along the way!


Arpad Laszlo
Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and his commitment to his job is remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 17
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ladislav Sipos
Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Ilona Ritter
Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Steven Kodaly
A well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Georg Nowack
An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Mr. Maraczek
Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Amalia Balash
The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Perspective students do not have to audition to take theatre courses. Auditions are only required to be cast in a production.
If you have any questions about the audition process or upcoming opportunities, please email Director of Production and Technical Operations -

Check back to this page periodically as information on upcoming auditions will be available soon.
If you are interested in learning more about applying to work on the design or technical side of production, you can learn more at Production Applications


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