Open Auditions: Once (the Musical)

By Enda Walsh

Directed by Stephanie Burda

Audition date: May 11, 2024 @ 12PM

The Shane Center Rehearsal Hall, 415 East Lewis Street (east side, upstairs)

Seeking musical theatre actors for the Summer 2024 Blue Slipper presentation of Once. Roles available for all genders aged 20+. Instrumental performance experience is encouraged, but not required. Light movement and heavy dialect work required for all roles; coaching will be provided.

Available Roles 

BILLY (Irish male, 30-50) 

DA (Irish male, 55-75) 

ANDREJ (Czech, male/female/non-binary, 20-40)

SVEC (Czech, male/female/non-binary, 20-40)

BANK MANAGER (Irish male, 35-60, **MUST PLAY GUITAR)

BARUSKA (Czech female, 50-65)


Please prepare 32 bars (about 1-2 minutes) of a musical theatre or folk song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a copy of the piano/vocal score in your preferred key, with clearly marked tempo, start/endpoints. You will have the opportunity to briefly chat with the accompanist regarding your selection and tempo. Please note that accompanist will not transpose. 

Pre-selected sides will be provided for additional evaluation. 

Please wear clothing you can move in. 

Key Dates

If necessary, callbacks will take place the week of 5/13; date and location TBA.

Rehearsals run evenings beginning July 15, with potential weekend sessions pending cast availability; performances run August 23-25 and 29-31, followed by 9/1 strike. 

Questions? Contact Director Stephanie Burda at

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