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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’ 2020 Tenth Anniversary Season at the New Hazlett Theater:


            A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – Rehearsals start April 27; Runs May 22 - 31, 2020

                                    Director: Robyne Parrish; Music Director: Deana Muro

           GRAND HOTEL – Rehearsals start July 27; Runs August 21 - 30, 2020

                                    Director: Scott P. Calhoon; Music Director: Doug Levine

                                    Choreographer: Mara Newbery Greer


Where:  Pittsburgh Musical Theater Studios, 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (West End)


  • Wednesday, January 15 - 5:00PM to 10:30PM - OPEN CALL

  • Thursday, January 16 – 5:00PM to 10:30PM OPEN CALL

  • Friday, January 17 – 5:00PM to 10:30PM OPEN CALL

  • Saturday, January 18 – 2:00PM to 10:00PM – GRAND HOTEL CALLBACKS

    • 2:00PM to 4:00PM – GRAND HOTEL DANCE CALL

  • Sunday, January 19 – 11:00AM to 7:00PM A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE CALLBACKS




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.


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.



(5 women; 10 men; including tap dancer; total 15)

  • Character Ages range from 18-47

  • 16 bars contemporary musical theater

  • Dramatic monologue MAY be required

  • Tap dancer – male or female

  • Head shot and resume


(7 men, 3 women, plus ensemble – total 24)

  • Character Ages from 18 to 55

  • 16 bars contemporary musical theater

  • Dramatic monologue MAY be required

  • Need dancers (no monologue needed)

  • High school students should apply

  • Head shot and resume

An accompanist will be provided.

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


For complete character breakdowns, please click here

About the shows:

A Man of No Importance:


This tender and timely story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to "love who you love." A Man of No Importance is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, one that combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical. A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, and friendship set in 1960s in Dublin, Ireland.  Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Pittsburgh native Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime.


Grand Hotel the Musical:


It is 1928. 1920s extravagance and opulence sweep across the stage of Berlin's Grand Hotel. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel's illustrious clients. Inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel, issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel. From esteemed book writer, Luther Davis and distinguished composer-lyricist team of Robert Wright and George Forrest, this seamless musical won multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards.


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 and this year’s Bright Star and Fun Home.  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: 

A Man of No Importance (8 performances): 

  • Friday, May 22, 8pm

  • Saturday, May 23, 8pm

  • Sunday, May 24, 2pm

  • Wednesday, May 27, 8PM

  • Thursday, May 28, 8pm

  • Friday, May 29, 8pm

  • Saturday, May 30, 8pm

  • Sunday, May 31, 2pm

Grand Hotel (8 performances):

  • Friday, August 21, 8pm

  • Saturday, August 22, 8pm

  • Sunday, August 23, 2pm

  • Wednesday, August 26, 8pm

  • Thursday, August 27, 8pm

  • Friday, August 28, 8pm

  • Saturday, August 29, 8pm

  • Sunday, August 30, 2pm

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