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

Auditions May 22nd & 23rd 6pm-9pm with callbacks May 24th 6pm-10pm

“Another Op’nin’, Another Show!” Kiss Me, Kate is set in Baltimore on a warm summer day in 1948. We follow the on and offstage drama between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and Lilli Vanessi, his leading lady, and ex-wife, as they pull together a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” as romance, danger, and big egos battle for their time to shine in this classic show within a show.


July 14-16 & July 21-23.


Nightly rehearsals every Mon-Sat starting May 31 until opening on July 14. An official rehearsal schedule will be made after auditions. We will work around conflicts noted at auditions though individuals’ availability may affect casting.

Character Breakdown:

A full character breakdown will be available online soon. People of all age, gender, racial and cultural identities, members of the LGBTQ community, and disabled individuals are encouraged to audition.

What to expect at auditions:

You will be asked to 1) SING one of the available music cuts from Kiss Me, Kate in a solo audition, 2) READ a scene from the available sides in a small group, 3) DANCE a beginner level combination that will be taught to you during the audition.

Audition Materials:

How to prepare:

1) Select one song to sing from the available song cuts. You will only be asked to sing the cut that you have prepared. If you would like to sing multiple songs, you may prepare more than one cut although we cannot guarantee that time will permit it. There will be an accompanist playing piano during your audition. 

2) Read over all of the scene sides and be ready to read any. 

3) Dance calls require no preparation or prior experience. You will be called into the dance audition in large groups and will be taught a beginner level combination. Roles are available for non-dancers as well as trained dancers. Do not let this part of the audition hang over your head; we just want to see you move!

What to bring:

Please bring a headshot with you to your audition. Your headshot doesn’t need to be anything special – a printed photo that clearly shows your face is all we need. You may bring a resume, though it is not required. Other useful items to bring might be a water bottle, a good book (just in case you have to wait to audition), your favorite joke, and a big smile!

What to wear:

Be yourself, be comfortable, and be ready to dance!

What else?

You should select either May 22 or May 23 to audition; no one should attend both days of auditions. Auditions are not appointment based and run on a first-come-first-serve basis. Arrive anytime between 6pm-9pm, and you will be released after you are finished. We may have callbacks on May 24 from 6pm-10pm, please make this night available in your schedule as well. A list of all actors called back will be posted at ACO and online by the end of the day May 23. The cast list will be posted no earlier than May 26.

Interested in crew/backstage positions?

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