Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

CVLT Auditions

CVLT Needs Your Talent!

A CVLT AuditionChagrin Valley Little Theatre depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season. Our auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater. Age ranges, experience levels and other requirements change from production to production, so keep your eyes on us - you just may be the one we're looking for!

Auditions are publicized right here on our website, as well as via our mailing list, our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and via Fred Sternfeld's the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL). You may also find our audition notices in your local newspapers from time to time.


  • Unless specified otherwise, all CVLT auditions are open to all and no roles are pre-cast.
  • No appointments are required.
  • Come prepared to read from the script.
  • Headshots and acting resumes are welcome, but not required.
  • CVLT does not offer union contracts and performers are volunteers.

Upcoming auditions also in our Events listing on Facebook

Auditions for DROP DEAD

Written by Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore

Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00pm

Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades

PERFORMANCE DATES: June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

REHEARSALS: Sundays (6-8 PM) through Wednesdays (7:30-9:30 PM) beginning April 2.


  • 7 men ages 25 - 65
  • 2 women between 35 - 60
  • 1 woman 65+ (Note: This character is a very old woman losing her mind and requires being physically pushed around a lot.)

Synopsis: In this non-stop comedy by Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore, a cast of washed up actors hatch a plan to save their flagging careers by appearing in a potboiler murder mystery directed by a megalomaniacal Broadway director. However, a real murder mystery is afoot which has them trying to save not just their careers, but the show, and their lives! This is a Noises Off! style play-within-a-play.

Auditions for AVENUE Q

Music by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

Sunday, April 2 at 7:00pm
Monday, April 3 at 7:00pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm, if needed

Advance registration is requested - please sign up here.
Walk-ups will also be accepted.

Direction by Will C. Crosby
Musical Direction by Carey Knox
Choreography and Costume Design by Kaylea Kudlaty
Stage Management by Jeannie Clarkson

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 21, 22, 28, 29, August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 - 2017

If you have any questions: Email

Please prepare the following:

*Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show(DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW), bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
*Prepare a joke to tell (So we can hear you talk a bit)
* All those auditioning will be taught one or more musical cuts from the show and may be asked to read from the script.
*Bring a headshot and resume
*Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period.

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE. Chagrin Valley Little Theatre does not pre-cast without prior announcement.


Regular Rehearsals will start June 12th. (There will be a read through scheduled in May.)
Rehearsals will be held based on actor availability. 4-5 days a week expected. Sunday-Thursday 7-10
No conflicts will be accepted for any performance dates or during tech week. CVLT does not offer union contracts or cast understudies and all performers are volunteers.

Show Information;
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Casting Requirements
Looking for a cast of 11, ages 18+ for all roles. No previous puppetry experience needed; just strength, dedication and will! All Races,Genders, and Ethnicities will be considered for all parts. Most Characters will actually play multiple parts.

  • Princeton
    A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range: Bb2-G4
  • Kate Monster
    A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range: F#3-F5
  • Nicky
    A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range: B2-B4
  • Rod
    An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range: A2-G4
  • Trekkie Monster
    A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
    Gender: Male (Female actresses will also be considered.)
    Vocal range: Bb2-Eb4
  • Lucy
    A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range: F3-F5
  • The Bad Idea Bears
    Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
    Gender: Male and/or Female
  • Brian
    A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range: B2-F#4
  • Christmas Eve
    A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range: B3-F#5
  • Gary Coleman
    Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
    Gender: Male or Female
    Vocal range: D3-Bb5

Will C. Crosby -- Originally from Lakewood, Will has worked all over the Cleveland area as an Actor, Director, and Stage Manager. Most recently Will was seen as Prince Herbert/ Not-Dead-Fred in Weathervane's production of Monty Pythons Spamalot. Other notable roles include Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher (Weathervane), Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls(Olmstead Performing Arts), William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Huntington Playhouse) and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (CAMEO.) Will worked as the Director of the Garfield Middle School drama program in Lakewood, as well as directed for this year's 8x10 TheaterFest at Weathervane. Will has recently directed Company in Independence, I Love You Because in Akron, and Willy Wonka in Brecksville.

Questions? Contact the director, Will C. Crosby -