2018-2019 Season Auditions

Portland Musical Theater Company seeks theatre artists to join our season and mission to create musical theater that spreads hope and joy through our community.

We hire Non-Equity performers and encourage artists of all ethnicities to audition.  We’re looking for singers with great stage presence.

And with 4 premieres this season (2 Portland Premiers, a West Coast Premiere, and a WORLD Premiere) there’s a lot of great work to do and a lot of fun to be had.

All roles receive $100-$200 stipend (depending on the role) and 2 complimentary tickets.

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Audition Schedule

Video auditions are being accepted at this time. Callbacks will be in person at Avanti Music Studios – 2240 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214

Audition Instructions

Please prepare:

  1. 16-32 bars of a song to be sung with a background track, a capella, or you may accompany yourself. Song should show off the best aspects of your voice. They must be memorized.
  2. to cold read a side provided
  3. 16 bars from one of the songs from a show and be prepared to sing it with others with the provided track. The lyrics do not need to be memorized but you do need to be able to hold your part. The sheet music and a background track will be provided to you after you schedule.

Please send a current non-returnable photo and resume.

Artists auditioning for female roles are asked to wear a skirt or dress and heels or flats.

We are holding auditions for Four Mainstage Musicals and our new Cabaret Cafe series

There’s No Business Like Show Business: Celebrating the Golden Age of Broadway

Written and Directed by Deanna Maio

Rehearsals start on or after 6/25/18

Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays 9/9/18 – 10/7/18

There’s No Business Like Show Business is a musical revue celebrating the great Broadway Musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. With songs from West Side Story, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, and more you’ll be sure to be tapping your toes and humming along in just minutes. There’s No Business Like Show Business is a fun and lively tribute to the shows that have shaped our culture and the Great American Songbook.  

Most of this show is ensemble singing (with solo opportunities throughout the show) With over 20 Broadway hits from this show is almost all singing and dancing…and it’s going to be a total blast. 

Available Roles:

2 Baritone or Tenor Voices

Let the Holidays and Humbug Begin!

Book, Lyrics and Additional Music by Paul Cozby
Music and Arrangements by Laura Bergquist

Directed by Deanna Maio

This show features a series of comic and poignant vignettes with four actors bringing 46 characters to life celebrating everything that drives us crazy about Christmas . . . and why we love it anyway. From receiving that first obnoxious Christmas letter to taking the family picture, from dealing with in-laws, to facing unassembled gifts on Christmas Eve, this show explains why sometimes we want to sing “Wreck the halls!” and then why we’re wistful when Christmas is over.

Each actor plays a different role in each vignette. From harried husband frantically shopping for his wife, to harried dad assembling gifts on Christmas Eve. From grown brother facing the first Christmas without the parents, to a child who won’t go to sleep. Mom-on-the-edge as she organizes the family picture. Bratty teen who’s too cool for the picture. A grownup single girl facing Christmas at the kids table . . . again. And many more.

Rehearsals start on or After 9/17/18

Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays 12/1/18 – 12/23/18

Available Roles:

3 Baritone or Tenors


Written and Directed by Deanna Maio

Rehearsals start on or after 12/10/2018
Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays 1/27/19 – 2/17/19

This show is yet to be determined.


  • 3 Sopranos
  • 2 Mezzo/Altos
  • 1-2 Tenors
  • 1-3 Baritones

Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical

Director Sharon Mann-Metts

Rehearsals start on or after 2/11/19
Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays 4/21/19 – 5/19/19
Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical is not a typical “juke-box musical.” It offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer.

Available Roles:

Rosemary Clooney : This Role is Cast

Understudy for Doctor: Male -45-65 Vocal Range G2 – B3 We’re seeking a seasoned dramatic actor who can sing, move a bit, and who can instantly convey a range of recognizable and believable characters. Actor will also play a wide variety of other roles, both male and female, including Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

Cabaret Cafe – 4 Vocalists, 1 Theme, an Evening of Great Music

Jun 23 @ 7:30pm – PMTC Loves Classic Disney 1937-1985
Jul 21 @ 7:30pm – W-O-M-A-N Celebrating the Divas of Pop and Theater
Aug 18 @ 7:30pm – It’s Too Darn Hot – The Best Weather Songs
Oct 13 @ 7:30pm – Let’s Go to The Movies: The Greatest American Movie Songs

Note: Portland Musical Theater Company is dedicated to furthering the appreciation of musical theatre in the Portland metro community through performances and educational programs. We are committed to two fundamental truths. Each of us is special and has unique gifts to contribute to the world and we’re more alike and connected than we realize. We are a 501c(3) non-profit, community theater company. We are committed to objective casting, and do not consider factors of race, gender or ethnicity in casting except when such factors are required by playwrights. We have great respect for your time and will end all rehearsals on time and will never add a rehearsal to the schedule or call you in unexpectedly after the schedule is published. 


Deanna Maio April 9, 2018 Auditions & Openings