“Shadow Box,SDRq Youngstown Playhouse. Auditions are at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Directed by Chris Fidram. Performances will be March 1, 2, 8 and 9 in the Moyer Room. Be prepared to read from the script. Male and female roles, in a wide age range, are open. Call 330-788-8739 for information.

“9 to 5: The Musical,SDRq New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa. Auditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Roles are available for men and women age 18 and up. Prepare a vocal selection, under two minutes, that showcases vocal range, and bring sheet music or a CD with instrumentals. Script reading may be requested. The show will run in April and May. For information, call 724-654-3437.

“Willie Wonka Jr.,SDRq Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., a youth-theater production. Auditions will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Director Patrica Fagan and musical director Allie Oyster are looking for youth actors age 8 to 18. Auditionees will sing a prepared song (bring sheet music or background track; accompanist and CD player will be provided); read from the script, interact with other auditionees, and demonstrate basic creative movement ability. Show dates are March 15-24, with the likelihood of student outreach performances March 20 and 21. For information, go to, or call 330-332-9688.

“City of Angels,SDRq Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem, will have open auditions for the musical comedy “City of Angels” at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, the show tells the stories of Stine, a novelist attempting to adapt one of his books to the screen, and Stone, his hardboiled gumshoe hero, trying to solve a mystery in the fictional world of the film. Director is Michael Dempsey. All actors, with the exceptions of those playing Stine and Stone, play at least two characters (one in the “real world” and one in the “reel world”). Supporting and ensemble roles most likely will be assigned additional characters, so versatility is a must. All roles are open, and there are nonsinging roles for men. The cast requires six females, seven males and a large ensemble. Be prepared with a one- to two-minute audition song, ideally in the jazzy style of the show or classic Broadway or “American Songbook” standards. No contemporary rock/pop musicals. An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to read from the script. Men auditioning for non-singing roles can bring a short, prepared monologue, or they will be asked to read from the script. Performances will be April 19-21 and 26-28. For information, call 330-332-9688, or go to

“Below the Surface,SDRq written by Craig R. May, Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27. A normal family changes quickly after a daughter’s old college professor visits with a book containing her poetry. Looking for three women and three men between the age of 20 and 50. Rehearsals begin Feb. 25, with performances April 5 to 21. For information, call 330-799-6176.

“The Romeo and Juliet War,” Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23. The play tells the story of two local theater companies that are simultaneously performing Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The directors refuse to move the dates of their productions — one which is traditional and the other which is described as avant-garde — and, as a result, the Romeo and Juliet War is on. For information, call 330-675-8887.

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