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FRONT PORCH THEATRICALS Announces Equity and Non-Equity Auditions for









Who:  Trained Singers/Actors/Dancers – Seeking versatile Equity and Non-Equity performers with strong singing abilities in standard and contemporary musical theater styles, in addition to strong acting, movement and dance capabilities.


Front Porch Theatricals’ 2023 Season at the New Hazlett Theater:


            FALSETTOS – Rehearsals start April 24, 2023; Runs May 19 - 28, 2023

                                    Director: Rob James; Music Director: Deana Muro

           MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG – Rehearsals start July 24; Runs August 18 - 27, 2023

                                    Director: Daina Michelle Griffith; Music Director: Doug Levine



Where:  Morris Bldg. 2nd floor City Theatre Campus 1300 Bingham St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

When:  January 20-24, 2023 ((OPEN CALLS JANUARY 20-22; CALLBACKS JANUARY 23-24)

     Friday January 20 5:00PM - 10:00PM; Saturday, January 21 12:00Noon - 6PM; Sunday 12Noon-6PM; Monday 7-10; Tuesday 7-10PM




Please complete our online registration at:

If unable to access, please email or call Bruce Smith at 412-551-4027 to register.




Equity, E.M.C. and Non-Equity actors can select a scheduled 5 minute audition slot. If Equity, please bring your Equity card to your audition.


INCLUDE A HEAD SHOT AND RESUME WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION AND BRING TWO SETS TO YOUR AUDITION. If you cannot load your head shot and resume on the form, please send us an email with your head shot and resume.


Video submissions will NOT be accepted. Housing is not provided; there must be a Pittsburgh connection to audition. 


Front Porch Theatricals is an inclusive company. Performers of all ethnicities, genders and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend! FPT operates a harassment free environment and expects each actor to abide by its standards, policies and practices.



(3 female; 3 male; one boy, early teen)

  • Character Ages range from 13-47

  • 16 bars contemporary musical theater

  • Dramatic monologue MAY be required

  • Head shot and resume



(4 female, 3 male, one boy 8-12 plus ensemble – total 18)

  • Character Ages from 8 to 55

  • 16 bars contemporary musical theater

  • Dramatic monologue MAY be required

  • Head shot and resume

An accompanist will be provided. We prefer that you NOT sing a song from the shows. 

If you have any questions, please call Bruce Smith at 412-551-4027.


Complete character breakdowns:



Merrily We Roll Along:


Character Breakdown

BETH SPENCER A naive and insecure middle-American who is the mother of Frank's son. She arcs from a down-trodden housewife at her wits end to a hopeless romantic at the beginning of her engagement to the man of her dreams.  Female, 25-35 yrs old  Range: A3 - G5


 CHARLEY KRINGAS A stubborn, intense man with average looks. He ranges from a successful lyricist and Frank's longtime friend to a bright-eyed optimist creating his own opportunities in NYC.  Male, 25-40 yrs old  Range: A#2 - G#4    


FRANKLIN SHEPARD His character ranges from an influential songwriter and film producer to an innocent, bright-eyed optimist in NYC. Talented and handsome but misled, tragic, and tormented.  Male, 25-40 yrs old  Range: A2 - Bb4  


GUSSIE CARNEGIE The flamboyant, self-invented actress. Her character begins at the end of her relationship with Frank, but throughout the show we see her grow more and more helplessly in love with him. Greedy and seductive.  Female, 25-35 yrs old  Range: G3 - C5  


JOE JOSEPHSON Big-talking Broadway producer and husband to Gussie. He later becomes pathetic and poor.  Male, 35-50 yrs old  Range: A2 - F#4  


MARY FLYNN A middle-aged theatre critic. Her character arcs to the youthful, gorgeous twenty-something living in NYC -- with best friend Frank. Sardonic, bitter, and witty. Female, 30 45 yrs old Range: G3 Starry-- Gb5


MEG KINCAID Starry-- starry eyed starlet who is naive and ambitious. At the start of the show, she is Frank's newest fling. Female, 18-25 yrs old Range: D4 - Gb5 

FRANKLIN SHEPPARD, JR.  Son of Franklin Shepard 8-12 yrs. of age. 


Tyler, Terry, Scotty, Dora, Ru, Jerrome, KT, Bunker, TV Newsman, TV News Woman, Make-up Artist, Stage Manager, Judge, Photographer,

Mr. Spencer, Mrs, Spencer, Pianist, 1st girl, Guests, Crowd

About the shows:



Hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitvahs, baseball and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate and everyone learns to grow up.


Merrily We Roll Along:


The show tells the story of how three friends' lives and friendship change over twenty years; it focuses particularly on Franklin Shepard, a talented composer of musicals who, over those twenty years, abandons his friends and songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood films. Like the play on which it is based, the show's story moves backward in time. It begins in 1976 at the friends' lowest moment, and ends in 1957, at their youthful best.


About Front Porch Theatricals: 

FRONT PORCH THEATRICALS is a Pittsburgh-based musical theater company that produced Only Me in 2009, Next to Normal and In the Heights in 2012 and 2013 in association with Carrnivale Theatrics; Parade in 2014; The Last Five Years and The Light in the Piazza in 2015; The Spitfire Grill and Floyd Collins in 2016; Violet and Big Fish in 2017; A New Brain and Grey Gardens in 2018; Bright Star and Fun Home in 2019 and A Man of No Importance and Grand Hotel in 2022.  The Company's mission is to provide our region with professional, high-quality musical theater productions featuring Pittsburgh's diverse actor, artistic and technical talent base. Particular emphasis is placed on mentoring youth through our internship program and in hiring local artistic and technical talent to create a high-level professional vehicle for our directors and artists to realize their visions. We emphasize shows addressing serious social, cultural and moral issues. Front Porch Theatricals is committed to utilizing as many local performers as possible.

Performance Dates & Times: 

Falsettos (8 performances): 

Friday, May 19, 8pm

Saturday, May 20, 8pm

Sunday, May 21, 2pm

Wednesday, May 24, 8PM

Thursday, May 25, 8pm

Friday, May 26, 8pm

Saturday, May 27, 8pm

Sunday, May 28, 2pm

Merrily We Roll Along (8 performances):

Friday, August 18, 8pm

Saturday, August 19, 8pm

Sunday, August 20, 2pm

Wednesday, August 23, 8pm

Thursday, August 24, 8pm

Friday, August 25, 8pm

Saturday, August 26, 8pm

Sunday, August 27, 2pm

Rehearsal schedules are still to be determined and will be available at auditions. Please check back later for updates. 

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