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The GhostLight Theatre

101 Hinkley Street

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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AUDITIONS for all shows in the 2020 Season - March 8, 3-6pm, and March 9 & 10, 4-8pm

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We are auditioning for all of the shows in our 2020 Season. Please come prepared to meet the directors and audition for any (or all) of our productions.

Significant Other, written by Joshua Harmon, director Les Rorick (Shows - May 7-17)

The Light in the Piazza, written by Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, director Patrick Ross, music director Joshua Goines (Shows - June 11-21)

A New Brain, written by William Finn and James Lapine, director August Garritano, music director Joshua Goines (Shows - August 13-23)

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To Schedule your audition

Send an email to Artistic Director Paul Mow - paul@GhostLightBH.com - and include your name, phone, and ALL of the times you are available to audition:

Sunday, March 8, 3-6pm

Monday, March 9, 4-8pm

Tuesday, March 10, 4-8pm

AUDITION NOTES FOR Significant Other, by director Les Rorick

Significant Other written by Joshua Harmon, directed by Les Rorick

PERFORMANCES: May 7 – 10 and 14 – 17, Thursday – Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons

REHEARSALS: Begin March 30th on Monday – Thursday evenings, plus some Sunday evenings

TECH WEEK: May 2 – 6, Saturday – Wednesday evening

For auditions, come prepared to:

● Prepare a light monologue (~1 minute)

● Read from the script - Download audition sides for specific characters


Jordan Male, 25-30 neurotic, but extremely lovable and incredibly loyal; a talker; prone to loneliness; likes to be around other people; on his own, he can be a mess; Gay; Jewish. A great comedic actor. Stage intimacy (kissing) with Zach.

Helene Female, 50-80 50+ (to play 80s); Jordan’s grandmother; though maybe not as sharp as she once was, she is still very smart and quick-witted; has a lot of wisdom and life lessons to share; Jewish.

Laura Female, 25-30 the epitome of the best friend; warm and caring; vibrant in her own right, but thinks of herself as more suited to friendship than romantic love.

Vanessa Female, 25-30 very salty; tends to see the glass half-empty until she unexpectedly finds love; with love comes all the things she swore she never wanted, like marriage. A great comedic actor. Stage intimacy (kissing/cuddling) with Roger.

Kiki Female, 25-30 a no-filter girl; relishes her role as the audacious one of the group; Jewish. A stellar comedic role that requires the right balance of intelligence & warmth.

Will/Conrad/Tony Male, 25-30 plays either the love interest or obsession of several characters in the play. All the characters are very handsome and smart. Plays one scene shirtless. A versatile actor who is great with comedy.

Zach/Evan/Roger Male, 25-30 a great character actor who is adept at playing multiple roles. Plays both the chatty, gay coworker and the straight love interests. Stage intimacy (kissing) with Jordan and (kissing/cuddling) with Vanessa.

QUESTIONS? Contact Director Les Rorick - les.rorick@gmail.com

AUDITION NOTES FOR The Light in the Piazza, by director Patrick Ross

The Light in the Piazza written by Craig Lucas with music & lyrics by Adam Guettel, directed by Patrick Ross. Music directed by Joshua Goines.



REHEARSALS: Sunday through Thursday evenings, beginning in early May TBA

TECH WEEK: June 5-10

Brief show Synopsis:

The Light in the Piazza takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara—a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman—loses her hat in a sudden gust of wind. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome young Florentine man, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, fearful and extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep the pair apart.

As The Light in the Piazza unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes and regrets as well.


• Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show (no pop, rock songs) musical theatre or classical rep. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Please do NOT sing a capella. Your vocal audition should highlight your range and ability to sing lyrically and create a character who can tell a story through song.• You are not required to sing from The Light in the Piazza, but it’s strongly encouraged. If you do decide to sing from the show, please print out and learn the provided vocal material pertaining to the specific character you wish to audition for or that suits you best vocally. Download audition songs here

• You may be asked to read from the script at this audition. Please be familiar with the sides pertaining to the character you’re auditioning for or best suits you. Download audition sides here

• There will be no dance call for this audition.

• Potential callbacks will be in early April TBA. If you’re invited back to audition, the director will contact you no later than two weeks prior to the callback audition.

***NOTE: You will have the best chance of being cast by attending the auditions in person. However, if you’re unable to attend one of the scheduled audition days, online self-tape auditions will be accepted at the discretion of the director and the Artistic Director of The Ghostlight. Please contact the director BEFORE the scheduled audition days listed above if you would like to submit a self-tape audition online.


Margaret Johnson Female, 40+ An upper middle class American woman from North Carolina. She’s elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive. Strong and self-assured with a dry sense of humor. To play mid to late 40′s. Mature Soprano with strong middle voice. Must be a great actress. Range low A to high G. Southern accent.

Clara Johnson Female, 20 + Margaret’s 26-year-old daughter. Young and naive for her age with a youthful simplicity and exuberance. Utterly open with a pure and innocent heart. To play mid to late 20′s. Legit soprano with strong voice at both ends of range. Low A to high A. Southern accent.

Fabrizio Naccarelli Male, 20 + A romantic, handsome and charming Florentine boy. Youthful and passionate energy. To play early 20′s. Lyrical Tenor. Low B flat to high B. Speaks/sings in Italian, and speaks/sings English with Italian accent.

Giuseppe Naccarelli Male, 20-30 + Fabrizio’s older brother. He’s married to Franca, but pursues other women. He’s not terribly bright, but manages to live a good life the way he wants to. To play late 20’s to mid 30’s. Baritone range B flat to F. Only speaks Italian. Must move well.

Franca Naccarelli Female, 20-30+ Guiseppe’s wife. She is both stylish and sexy. Very passionate and strong. Unhappy in her marriage to Giuseppe, but in love with her husband. To play late 20′s to mid 30′s. Darker Soprano or Mezzo Soprano with strong head voice. Low B flat to high B. Speaks Italian, and English with Italian accent. Think Gina Lollobrigida.

Signor Naccarelli Male, 40+ Fabrizio’s father. He is handsome. Very charming, charismatic and insightful. Owns a tie shop in Florence. Loves his family. To play late 40’s to 50’s. Low A to D. Speaks Italian, and speaks English well with an Italian accent.

Signora Naccarelli Female, 40+ Fabrizio’s mother. Cunning and intelligent. The foundation of her family. Legit Soprano with strong low range or Mezzo with strong high notes. Low C sharp to high B. Strong actress. Speaks in Italian only, but sings in English, no accent. To play mid 40’s to 50’s.

Roy Johnson Male, 40-50+ Margaret’s husband. He is an executive with a successful tobacco business in Winston-Salem, NC. He is emotionally unavailable and struggles to be sympathetic. To play late 40’s to 50’s. Southern accent. Non-singing character role, but looking for chorus Baritone.

QUESTIONS? Contact Director Patrick Ross – pross4789@yahoo.com. Thank you.

AUDITION NOTES FOR A New Brain, by director August Garritano

A New Brain

BOOK by William Finn, James Lapine; MUSIC and LYRICS by William Finn

Director - August Garritano Music Director - Joshua Goines

PERFORMANCES: August 13th-23rd

REHEARSALS: Sunday through Thursday evenings, beginning June 28th. 6pm-9pm, until 10 or later during tech week and for dress rehearsals.

TECH WEEK: August 2nd

For auditions, come prepared to:

Read from the script, sing a song from a comparable show, etc.


Gordon Michael Schwinn, Male lead. Tenor

Homeless Lady, Female supporting, mezzo-soprano.

Mr. Bungee, Male supporting, baritone

Rhoda, Female supporting, soprano

Richard, Male supporting, baritone

Waitress/Nancy D, Female supporting, soprano

Dr. Jafar Berensteiner, Male featured, baritone

Mimi Schwin, Female featured, mezzo-soprano

QUESTIONS? Contact Director August Garritano at augustgarritano@gmail.com or 269-635-3116.

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Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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