Portland Musical Theater Company is auditioning for their spring productions, Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine and The Sensational Sixties.

We hire Non-Equity performers and encourage artists of all ethnicities to audition.  We’re looking for singers that can act and can move/dance.

For Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine rehearsals begin December 9th and performances run February 17th through March 11th. We are auditioning for the role of Martha, Jean’s mom. (35-45)

The Sensational Sixties rehearsals begin February 27th and performances are April 27th through May 20th. We are auditioning for 4 male principals of any age.

All roles receive $200 project stipend and 2 complimentary tickets.

Auditions will be by appointment only between Nov. 30th and Dec. 4th and will be held at
Torchsong School of Music
2240 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #3
Portland, OR 97214

To Apply:

Send an email to “contact @ portlandmusicaltheater.org” including your resume, headshot and conflicts between December 9th and March 11th for Jean and Feb 27th through May 20th for The Sensational Sixties.

Applicants selected for an in-person audition will be asked to:

  1. Please prepare up to 32 bars of a song. (Be prepare to sing an alternate song in case you are asked to sing something else.) Songs must be memorized.
  2. Bring a background track to sing with or sing a capella. No accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to sing a second song if requested.
  3. Read sides from the script.
  4. Familiarize yourself with one of the songs from the show and be prepared to sing it. The lyrics do not need to be memorized. The sheet music and a background track will be provided to you.
  5. Bring a current non-returnable photo and resume.
  6. Bring their calendar and list conflicts.

Here’s more info on the shows:

Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine

Written by Jenn August
Directed by Deanna Maio

Performances are Feb. 17 – March 11th on Saturdays at 1:30pm and 4:00pm and Sundays at 1:30pm. There are no evening performances.

Performances will be at Mister Theater at 1847 E Burnside St. Portland


Jean is a young girl who believes she could invent something that would change worried thoughts to wonderful ideas. Encouraged by a science fair project, Jean invents and builds a wonderful idea machine. Word of this machine reaches the President of the United States and Jean is invited to bring her wonderful idea machine to the world peace summit to help solve all the world problems.

Jean is a wonderful example of a little girl who believes in her ideas and cares about making the world a better place. JEAN AND THE WONDERFUL IDEA MACHINE is world-premiere musical event about believing in your dreams and making them come true. 

We’re only casting for Martha, Jean’s Mother (35-45) The music in this show is more folk-pop than traditional musical theater. The songs are catchy and singable for all ages…perfect for a family musical appropriate for all ages.


The Sensational Sixties

Written and Directed by Deanna Maio
Rehearsals begin on or after Feb. 27th
Performances are April 27 – May 20, 2018

After a successful out of town launch during our 2016-2017 season, THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES comes to Portland. Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s there’s a little something for everyone in this revue.

Set in the theater after their performance ended, a cast of singers passionately debate what was their favorite musical and show tunes of the 60s. As each cast member puts their candidate forward, the entire group breaks into song to celebrate the hits from their favorite show. The revue brings together over 35 Broadway hits from Hello Dolly, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha, Hair, Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, and more.

We are auditioning to fill 4 male principals. (can sing Tenor, Baritone or Bass) All roles are ensemble roles with solo opportunities. All roles have some dialogue and some movement/dance.

Note: Portland Musical Theater Company is Portland’s Only All Musical theater company on the East Side. We are a 501c(3) non-profit, community theater company. Portland Musical Theater Company is committed to objective casting, and does 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 start all rehearsals on time, end them early or on time and will never add a rehearsal to the schedule or call you in unexpectedly after the schedule is published.