2019-2020 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 and sexual orientations to audition.

All roles receive a small stipend ($30 – $200 depending on the role and show) and 2 complimentary tickets to a performance.

Please complete the form here to request an audition and be invited to schedule. 

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Audition Schedule

In-person auditions are being offered April 10, 13, and 14 by appointment only at at Avanti Music Studios – 2240 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214.

Video auditions are being accepted at this time through April 14th.Please complete the form and follow the directions for video audition submission.

PMTC Alumni may complete the audition request form and skip a general audition. We’ll consider them for a specific role or production and may extend a callback audition.

Callbacks will be in person and by appointment only on April 20th and 22 (if needed). Location is TBD.

Audition Instructions

Please be prepared to:

  1. Sing 32 bars of a song of your choice with a background track or a capella. Song should show off the best aspects of your voice. Must be memorized. A speaker will be provided to amplify a track.
  2. Sing 32 bars of a song contrasting in style from your first song also to be sung with a background track or a capella. Must be memorized.
  3. Perform a 1 minute monologue OR cold read a side from a script provide at the audition (except if only auditioning for Cabaret Cafe)

Please bring a current non-returnable photo and resume, if you have them.

At this time we are holding auditions for our Mainstage musicals and our Cabaret Cafe series.

Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical

Director Sharon Mann

Rehearsals start on or after 8/15/19
Performances: November 2 though 23rd
Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
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.

Rosemary Clooney : This Role is Cast

Doctor Victor Monk
Male -45-65
Vocal Range G2 – B3
We’re seeking a seasoned dramatic actor who can sing, dance, 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 Returns in 2019-2020
Great Vocalists + 1 Theme = An Evening of Beautiful Music

Cabaret Cafe is an evening of song featuring our city’s promising vocalists performing their favorite songs within the evening’s theme. Songs performed can be from the musical theatre, pop, jazz and swing or any other storytelling genre depending on the night’s theme. Stage presence and performance are just as important than vocal ability.

Stars of Tomorrow

Ages 11-13 (musical theater songs)
Performance: July 20 7:30pm
Workshop and Rehearsal: July 13 or 14

Ages 14-18 (musical theater songs)
Performance: August 17 7:30pm and August 18 2pm
Workshop and Rehearsal: August 10 or 11

July and August: Stars of Tomorrow cabaret feature 8-10 performers from the age group performing two songs plus a group finale song for an audience including some directors, producers, and casting agents in the Portland theater community.

They will participate in a vocal performance masterclass and a rehearsal with Portland Musical Theater Company founder and executive director, Deanna Maio, receive video of the performance for future video auditions or their reel, one complimentary ticket, and a coupon code that friends and family can use to get tickets, and will be featured in our promotions, press release, and social media.

Professional Performer Series

  • October 19, 2019  7:30pm Theme TBD
  • December 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 Christmas Favorites Cabaret and SingAlong (will be stipended like a mainstage show)Jan 18, 2020 7:30pm Theme TBD
  • March 21 7:30pm Theme TBD
  • April 4 7:30pm Theme TBD

Vocalists will attend one rehearsal and will perform up 15-20 minutes in the evening’s show (4-5) songs along with our professional accompanist. Performers will receive a small stipend, be featured in our promotional emails, social media, and press release, receive two complimentary tickets, can sell their album(s), and promote your next performance or gig, and will receive a coupon code they can share with friends and family.

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Two productions are still in negotiations with their respective license holders. So we’re holding general auditions so we can get to know you. If we think you’re a fit you’ll be provided information about the productions and invited to callback auditions.
February Production:
Rehearsals: Start on or after December 1, 2019
Performances:  Feb. 1-23, 2020

April Production:
Rehearsals: Start on or after Feb 3, 2020
Performances: April 18 – May 17, 2020

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, 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 March 29, 2019 Auditions & Openings, News