“Annapurna,” directed by Nick Mulichak, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown, 330-788-8739. Auditions will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Performance dates are Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7. Auditionees should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue showing dramatic and comedic qualities. Rehearsals are expected to begin the week of Aug. 13. Needed is an actress, approximately mid-50s, for the role of Emma, Ulysses’ ex-wife of 20 years. An urbane, often fierce, always protective New Englander, Emma is a fighter in times of trouble and a dedicated anti-sentimentalist in times of peace. Also needed is an an actor, approximately mid-50s to play Ulysses, an expert at gleeful, devil-may-care self-denial. Ulysses is a dedicated (and now ex-) drinker, who in a past life was a Western cowboy poet and professor of English. For information, contact The Youngstown Playhouse.

“Guys and Dolls.” Easy Street Productions and Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director Randall Craig Fleischer are seeking actors and actresses 16 years and older for the 2018-19 season at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Auditions will take place Aug. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Titles include a semi-staged concert version of the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” on Feb. 16. Other titles being considered include “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Little Mermaid,” as well as guest soloists for upcoming symphony concerts. Auditionees must prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases your vocal range and ability. An accompanist will be provided. It is strongly encouraged that all auditionees bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. A cappella singing is permitted. Auditions will take place in the Ford Family Recital Hall at the DeYor, 260 W. Federal St., downtown. If you do not have a current photo and resume, audition forms will be provided and can be filled out the night of the audition. Call backs and script readings for specific roles will be scheduled at a later date. If you are interested but cannot attend auditions on Aug. 13, please email


“The Nutcracker.” Directed by Jacquelynn Cunningham, Ballet Western Reserve, 218 W. Boardman St., Youngstown, 330-744-1934. Open auditions for dancers and other performers, age 4 to 12 and adults older than 18, on Sept. 8. Performances will take place at 7 p,.m. Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Stambaugh Auditorium. For more information, call Ballet Western Reserve at 330-744-1934.

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