Babes in Toyland Audition Information


Auditions for Babes in Toyland will be held on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 10:00 AM at Olmsted Performing Arts. Dance auditions will be held at 12:30 PM and are mandatory for all auditionees. If you leave after your individual audition time, plan to arrive dressed for dance (no jeans permitted) at about 12:15 PM to warm up. Call-backs for selected actors will be held at 2:00 PM.

Auditions are open for all actors ages 5 and up. Please come prepared to sing 16 measures a cappella. Sides will be provided at the audition. A character breakdown is available.

If you’ve never auditioned for OPA before or want a refresher course on how auditions run, what you should bring, or what to prepare ahead of time, please check out the What to Expect page for a helpful guide!


For actors under 18, participation in an OPA production requires a $195.00 production fee per actor and is due at the kick-off meeting. This helps to cover the cost of production. There is no production fee for adult actors 18 and over.

You will be responsible for purchasing your base costume (tights, shoes and nude leotard). Do not purchase any footwear, tights or costume pieces until we have assigned a style to your role.


The first rehearsal for all those cast in the show will be Tuesday, September 18 at 6:35 PM and will be a script read-through.

A mandatory meeting for the parents of those actors under 18 will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM. Adult actors do not need to attend this meeting.

The tentative schedule for rehearsals is:

  • Sundays: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesdays: 6:35 - 9:30 PM (actors nine and under who are not principles will be dismissed at 9 PM)
  • Thursdays: 6:35 - 9:30 PM (actors nine and under who are not principles will be dismissed at 9 PM)

All rehearsals before tech week are held at Olmsted Performing Arts, 611 W. Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017. Actors may not be called to all rehearsals; checking your email regularly for changes to the schedule is important.

Tech Rehearsal

Technical rehearsals are held to allow actors to get used to the set, lighting, microphones and costumes. Missing, arriving late, or leaving early from tech rehearsals absolutely will not be tolerated.

An initial tech rehearsal for this show will be held Monday, November 26 at OPA from 8:00 - 10:30 PM.

Tech week will run December 2 - 6, 2018 from 5:00 - 11:00 PM at Crocker Park. Younger actors (under 9) who do not have principle roles will be dismissed by 10:00 PM each night.


Babes in Toyland will be performed December 7 - 9, 2018, at Crocker Park, Market Square, 228 Market Street, Westlake, Ohio 44145

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