Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.

All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. unless otherwise noted. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions.

Morning's at Seven

by Paul Osborn |  directed by TJ Johnson

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for its main stage production of Morning’s at Seven, directed by TJ Johnson. Auditions will take place Sunday and Monday, February 26 and 27 at 7 PM at the Children’s Creative Center, 1600 Pauline Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. (PLEASE NOTE: these auditions are offsite). Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at 7 PM at the Children’s Creative Center. 

4 sisters, 3 husbands, and 2 houses next door to one another set the stage for this perennially charming portrait of small town American in the 1930s. The aging Gibbs sisters’ lives are about to change as they discover it’s never too late to make your own choices. 

Those auditioning should attend one of the two regular audition dates, and should be available for callbacks. No pre-registration is required. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script; actors do not need to prepare anything ahead of time. Actors should be able to play/look 30 years old or older. 
Rehearsals will begin on March 5. The production dates are April 20-23, 2017, at the Arthur Miller Theatre on UM’s North Campus.

Character Descriptions Cast of Morning’s at Seven


Cora Swanson – Is married to Thor and lives with her sister Arry.  She is 70 (according to the script) and is looking to make a change in her life.  Once she starts a project she is diligent about completing it.

Theodore Swanson (Thor) – Is married to Cora and he is very happy with things just the way they are. He is a kind and considerate person.  He is in his late 60’s early 70’s. He is always ready to help and be a peacemaker.

Aaronetta Gibbs (Arry)-Has lived with Thor and Cora for many years. She’s in her early to mid-sixties and probably the youngest of the sisters. She’s very interested in everybody else’s life and always has to be in the know. She is suspicious of everyone’s motives.

Ida Bolton – Is married to Carl and lives with him and her son Homer. She and Carl live next door to Thor and her sisters Cora and Arry.  She is 66 (according to the script).  She is apprehensive about Homer getting married and worried about Carl’s mental state.

Carl Bolton – Is married to Ida and lives with her and his son Homer.  He is 68 (according to the script). He is unsure of his place in life and thinks he may have missed his calling.  He is subject to “spells”

Homer Bolton – Is the son of Carl and Ida.  He is 40 (according to the script).  He is bringing his fiancé Myrtle home to meet the family for the first time and is finding it hard to break the bonds of living at home.

Ester Crampton – Is the fourth sister.  She is 72 (according to the script) and lives across town from her other sisters with her husband David.  She is the oldest of the sisters and the one they turn to for guidance.

David Crampton – Is married to Esther and they live across town.  He is educated, very intelligent but is disapproving of Ester’s family and her relationship with them. He has strict rules which he means to keep.

Myrtle Brown – Is Homer’s fiancé.  They have been dating for 7 years. She is probably in her late 30’s.  She is shy but wants to make a good impression on Homer’s family.  She is trying to make as few waves as possible.


Upcoming Studio and Event Auditions
Audition Notice: Civic Improv Ensemble, Season 2

The Civic Improv Ensemble is excited to announce auditions for the second season of the new A2CT endeavor. The Ensemble is a great place for both new and experienced improvisers to form brand new troupes of enthusiastic actors who will spend a year developing their improv skills and performing together. Our previous troupes have performed around southeast Michigan, and former CIE members have been cast at Pointless Brewery & Theatre, Planet Ant Theatre, and Go Comedy! Improv Theater.

Auditions will take place at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann St, Ann Arbor) on Saturday, January 28 from 6:00-9:00, and Sunday, January 29 from 3:00-6:00. Auditioners must be at least 18 years old, and need attend only one of the two audition days, but should plan to stay the entire time if possible. Additionally, callbacks for the long-form troupe only will take place Monday, January 30 from 7:00-10:00 at Brain Trainers (2900 S State St, Ann Arbor).

No preparation or previous experience is required for auditions, which will consist of a variety of short improv games and some basic two-person scene work. We are looking for actors with good energy, a willingness to take chances, and the ability to listen closely on stage and react honestly. Please wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move. The only fee for Civic Improv is the standard membership fee for all A2CT actors - $25 per year.

Each of our three coaches is looking to cast a troupe of 6 to 12 actors. The three troupes will be:

Short-Form Troupe - coached by Shelly Smith
This troupe will focus on short-form games like those featured on Whose Line Is It Anyway or at ComedySportz. This is a great place for those brand new to improv to start out, as well as quick-witted quipsters and anyone who's a fan of fun.

Mid-Form Troupe - coached by Jen Delisi
Learn to create longer scene-based stories in this troupe. Jen introduces improvisers to a variety of tools for bridging the gap between short-form games and long-form scene work. With a clap of their hands, your fellow improvisers will send your characters to unusual locations and hilarious new situations.

Long-Form Troupe - coached by David Widmayer
Scene work is the core of long-form improv - improvisers will learn to walk onto a blank stage with nothing but a simple suggestion and create unique, complex characters and a whole world for them to inhabit. This troupe will be introduced to a variety of scenic forms, and ultimately choose and develop a signature format to bring to their performances.

Please email David Widmayer ( with any questions.
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