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.


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy

directed by Ron Baumanis | musical direction Daniel Bachelis

General Auditions: March 25 & 26 @ 7:00 PM at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Callbacks: March 27 @ 7:00 PM

Performance Dates: June 7-10, 2018

Because of the adult content in Heathers, you must be at least 16 years old to audition for this production - there will not be any cuts or alterations from the original script which means performers must feel comfortable with the adult content of the show. Those 16-18 years of age will require parental permission to participate.

Please attend one audition session only. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. You must fill out an audition form with conflicts even if you have a resume/headshot. 

Auditions are March 25 and 26 starting at 7:00 —Please arrive no later than 7:30.  Everyone will sing first, then dance. A one-paragraph sheet of readings will be provided from which you may choose any of them. Dress comfortably to dance. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on March 27th starting at 7:00. 

Prepare 16-32 bars of up-tempo song in the style of the show. Songs from the show are permitted but not required. Please do not sing “Popular” or “Waving Through A Window” at auditions, or the director will puke. Please bring sheet music, no acapella singing at auditions please. Broadway showtunes are preferred.

Rehearsals will not start until Sunday April 15th. They typically take place Sunday through Thursday 7:00 to 9:30 pm, although some evenings might be adjusted according to different needs. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided before the first all-cast meeting. While we make every attempt not to call you every day, there are some times that this might be unavoidable, especially when learning music and dance. 

Please bring all conflicts to auditions - you will be asked which dates are conflicts for you. No more than 3 or 4 conflicts will be accepted. Please note that casting choices will be made depending on conflicts. No recurring appointments are acceptable (i.e. “I have a dance class every Monday from 7 to 8:30 but can be there at 8:45”).  Also please note: there are NO CONFLICTS ACCEPTABLE from Sunday May 27th through the end of the show. 

Show Dates are Thursday to Sunday June 7 - 10. 


Veronica Sawyer: Female, 16-30 to play 17. She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she's an old soul, but she's still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: high belting required, up to high G, high Ab preferable. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JD: Male, 16-30 to play 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.

Heather Chandler: Female, 16-30 to play 17. Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel - no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: strong belt to D, Eb preferred.

Heather McNamara: Female, 16-30 to play 17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: strong belt to D, Eb preferred.

Heather Duke: Female, 16-30 to play 17. Whipping-girl of the three Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: strong belt to C, D preferred.

Martha Dunstock: Female, 16-30 to play 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck,” the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.

Ram Sweeney (Supporting): Male, 16-30 to play 17. Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: strong baritone, belt to F#, G preferred, some falsetto useful.

Kurt Kelly: Male, 16-30 to play 17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some falsetto.

Two adult males: 30-45 to play 40,  Character actors who play both fathers, teachers, principles, superintendant, and other characters. They sing throughout. 

One Adult Female, 30-45  to play 40, plays an aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Actor also plays Veronica’s Mom, who is easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: great belt up to C, higher always welcome. 

Ensemble : All sizes, shapes, 16-30 to play 16-18.  String singing, dancing cast. Must be comfortable with the adult content of the show. 



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