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 by Jeffrey Lane | Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek

directed by Glenn Bugala| musical direction by Joseph Daniel | choreography by Rachel Francisco

AUDITION DATES: June 24 2-5pm and June 25 7-10pm, Callbacks June 27 7-10pm.  All auditions at the A2CT Studio


PRODUCTION DATES: September 6-9, 2018 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre


SYNOPSIS: Based on the 1988 movie of the same name, this hysterical musical comedy with a delightfully jazzy score lets audiences tag along to the French Riviera, and see what happens when two lifelong con men realize one small French town isn’t big enough for the both of them. A wager about who can swindle $50,000 from an American heiress leads to a game of con artistry and one-upmanship that will keep you laughing all the way.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Those auditioning should attend one of the initial audition sessions June 24 or June 25 and be available for callbacks on June 27.


INITIAL AUDITIONS: At the initial auditions, June 24-25, all auditionees should come in before the start of auditions, fill out forms, and sign up for a singing slot. Auditions begin with the entire group learning a short dance with the choreographer. All parts require some degree of movement. After the dance, we will begin watching each auditionee sing in their pre-assigned slots (In these initial auditions, auditionees will not be required to sing in front of other auditionees.). Each auditionee is asked to bring in 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show but not from this show. There will be an audition pianist, which we prefer that auditionees use instead of singing a cappella or with backing tracks.


CALLBACKS: Callbacks will be announced by June 26 online and by email. At callbacks on June 27, auditionees will be required to sing songs from the show based on the roles for which they are called back. Auditionees at callbacks will sing in front of other auditionees. They should come with the song prepared, but not necessarily memorized. Watch this site for a list of song selections. During callbacks, auditionees will also cold read scenes with others. Auditionees not invited to callbacks may still be cast in the ensemble. Final casting decisions will be announced no later than Friday June 29.


REHEARSALS: While we are willing to work around some summertime conflicts, no conflicts are allowed for tech week (Sept 2-9) including Labor Day, move-in, and strike. The first rehearsal will be Sunday, July 1 at 7 pm, and all are called.  There will be no rehearsal on July 4.




Leads: 3M/3W / Supporting Roles: 8-12 Men and Women


The musical style of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is by-and-large French jazz, requiring a smoother singing and suave presentation. Although this may not be true of Freddy and Jolene, the quality is definitely present with Lawrence and the ensemble.



Lawrence Jameson - Male, 40s-60s, Tenor. An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant. Dialects: British RP, German. Vocal range: G2-Bb4.


Freddy Benson - Male, 20s-30s, Tenor. A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is sloppy, yet a womanizer. Romantic involvement with Christine. Dialects: Various American, Dimwit. Vocal range: A2-B4


Christine Colgate - Female, 20s-40s, Mezzo-Soprano. A seemingly good-natured American heiress, vacationing on the French Riviera, with a huge secret. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Has a romance with Freddy. Dialects: Midwestern and New Jersey.

Vocal range: A3-F#5


Andre Thibault - Male, 30s-50s, Baritenor. Lawrence's French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. Has a romance with Muriel. Dialect: French. Vocal range: F2-F4


Muriel Eubanks - Female, 30s-50s, Alto. A wealthy and slightly dim American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest. Dialects: Omaha, Nebraska/General American. Vocal range: E3-C5


Jolene Oakes - Female, 20s-50s, Mezzo-Alto. An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic. Blend of a southern firecracker and a southern belle. Dialect: Oklahoma/Texas. Vocal range: A3-D5


Ensemble - Men & Women, Various ages, vocal ranges, and dialects. Will be playing multiple roles, such as tourists/citizens, maids/butlers/wait staff, business roles, con artist victims, and atmospheric individuals. There are multiple opportunities for featured/solo singing, dance, and dialogue moments. The director intends on substantially utilizing the ensemble for this production.



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