“Bye Bye Birdie,” New Castle Playhouse Annex, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa. Auditions are 6 to 8 p.m. today. Be prepared to sing a one-minute vocal selection. Accompaniment CD may be used (no vocal track). Roles for men and women. Chorus of men and women and teens appear throughout the production in many musical numbers. Performances: July 15-31. 724-654-3437.

“All Shook Up,SDRq Stage Left Players, Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon. Auditions for adults and mature teens are by appointment beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call Kandy to schedule at 330-853-0148. Be prepared to sing a short musical selection, accompanist provided. Dress appropriately to learn a simple dance routine; no flip-flops. Performances: June 17-July 3. Visit for more information.

“Hairspray’s” Tracy, Fairview Arts & Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown. Top Hat Productions will have auditions at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Females auditioning will be judged on singing, dance, overall presentation and reading in character. Callbacks are next Thursday. A final contest with audience members using digital voting will help a panel of judges and the director name the winner and the star of the production May 20. Contestants should email contact information to Other “Hairspray” cast auditions will be June 6 and 9.

Auditions will take place for “The Lion’s Den,SDRq an Internet drama series that will be created by filmmaker Sean Lott of Youngstown, who also wrote the story and will direct. The series will focus on a set of characters in Youngstown, including drug dealers, politicians and police officers. Filming will begin in Youngstown in June. The series will be shown on To audition, email photos and background material to, or call 614-327-1272. For more information, go to the Facebook page for seanlott83.

Audition notices are published in this space every Thursday. Deadline to submit casting calls is one week before publication.

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