Arts Center of the Ozarks is a community theater, which means that all the actors who perform on our stage are people who live and work in the community who have a talent and interest in theater arts. Everyone from novice to the most seasoned actor is welcome to audition. From musicals to comedies, dramas, radio theater, and children’s productions, there’s a wide range of performance opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming audition.

Information about upcoming auditions will be updated on the schedule below on a regular basis. Those planning to audition for a play will be asked to read from a script. For musical auditions, come with a prepared song and be ready to take part in a dance audition. Some auditions require advance registration along with other directions as noted.

Kiss Me, Kate


“THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned last week! I saw so many terrific actors, singers, and dancers. What a warm way to be welcomed back to NWA. If you weren’t cast, no fear! You are ALL talented so keep auditioning. And if you’re available to lend a hand in other ways, please let Rachel ( know. If you’re on this list, look out for an email from Bailey Lee, our production stage manager, with information about the first rehearsal. See you soon!”

- Coleman Ray Clark (director)


NOTE: All character names are bolded; characters that exist only in the world of The Taming of the Shrew are italicized as well. Some actors’ names are listed twice: once for a specific character and again in the ensemble.


Fred/Petruchio          Brandon Hamilton
Lilli/Katherine            Kandace Bowen
Lois/Bianca               Claire Fossey
Bill/Lucentio              Chandler Reid Evans
Ralph                          David Godwin
Hattie                          Vickie Hilliard
Paul                            Trey Smith
Harry/Baptista           Matthew Etris
Gen. Howell               Peter Gaskin
Pops (Doorman)       Jane Marotti
First Man                    John Jefferson
Second Man              Kaye Yocham
Gremio                       Brady Hanstrom
Hortensio                   Jordan Marshall
Nathaniel                   Pierce Abplanalp
Levi Hudson
Phillip                         Caleb Lorenzino
Valerie Johnson
Cab Driver                  Robyn Aronowitz
Stephanie Hanstrom
Robbie Elliott


Ashlyn Grace Brothers, Janet Cupit, Robbie Elliott, Lesha Fogerty, Marriah Geels, Sarah Goodwin, Stephanie Hanstrom, Valerie Johnson, Annabelle Linker, Abigayle Luttrell, Rochelle Renteria, Lindsey Russell, Nikki Sievert, Nicole Vasquez, and Hannah Villines.



Pierce Abplanalp, Brady Hanstrom, Levi Hudson, Caleb Lorenzino, and Jordan Marshall.


Dance Captain - Hannah Villines

Interested in crew/backstage positions?

Contact Rachel at today!