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It's Only a Play

It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his “best” friend, a television star, his novice producer, his doped-up diva, his genius director, a lethal drama critic, and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.

It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender—and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.


Auditions & callbacks will be held on both:
Thursday, October 17 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Rehearsal Hall)
Saturday, October 19, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Stage)


Additional callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 20 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, as needed.
You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.


Actors only need to come to one of the above auditions. No appointment needed. You will be notified via email if you are needed for callbacks.

Sides will be provided.


All auditions, and any necessary callbacks, will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.


Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

Read The Sides


Please prepare two contrasting songs (16-32 bars each) from standard musical theater repertoire. Do not sing a pop/rock song. You may only be asked to sing one song, so do the “best one” first.  An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in the key you will be singing.

You may bring pre-recorded accompaniment on CD or iPhone/Android equivalent although we would prefer that you sing with the accompanist. Be prepared to dance at the initial audition.  


January 18 - February 9


Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sunday afternoons (matinees) at 2:00pm.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is non-negotiable!


Rehearsals begin Saturday, November 23rd and are held

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm,

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and

Sundays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Due to holidays, there will be no rehearsals held on

November 27 - December 1,

December 23 - December 26,

December 31 and

January 1.


Actors will not be called to every rehearsal. Please be prepared to provide any scheduling conflicts at the audition. We are willing to work around conflicts.


Picture, resume and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period.

All conflicts must be submitted prior to callbacks.

Sides available upon request and at the auditions.


The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a volunteer organization which welcomes people from all walks of life. If specific to the character, we have listed race, ethnicity, sex, age, identity, and disability with character names below. Otherwise, we are seeking and we encourage actors of all races (Arab, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Native, and Multiracial), sex, age, sexual orientation, identities, and abilities to audition for all roles.

The age ranges that are listed are suggested guidelines.

Peter Austin

Male, 40-49

The excitable author of a new play, "The Golden Egg;" the type who sincerely believes that ''you can write a serious play for Broadway and still have a place in the Hamptons.''

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Julia Budder

Female, 50-59

The extremely wealthy, neophyte producer of the play; enthusiastic and passionate devotee of ''the theatre," charmingly dotty and benevolent dilettante, not the most self-aware woman in the world, such as when explaining the concept of ''breaking a leg'' to a roomful of seasoned theatre people.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

James Wicker

Male, 40-49

A witty, sarcastic, middling sitcom star; has been best friends with Peter since their off-off Broadway days, egotistical but insecure, turned down the lead in "The Golden Egg" to remain on his (just cancelled) television series, secretly thrilled with the terrible reviews the play receives.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Virginia Noyes

Female, 59-59

The pill-popping, Tony-winning leading lady of the play; trying to resurrect her career by returning to Broadway after a series of movie flops and more than a few cocaine hits.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Frank Finger

Male, 25-29

The angst-ridden, boy-wonder/enfant terrible, British-by-way-of New Jersey director of "The Golden Egg;" a self-deprecating almost to the point of self-loathing sort who, after a string of 14 theatrical successes, longs for the flop that will reveal him to be the poseur he claims he actually is, prone to bouts of histrionics and kleptomania.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Ira Drew

Male, 50-59

Male, 50-59: fawning, sycophantic, two-faced drama critic who is a closet playwright, skewers the theatre world he desperately wants to be a part of.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Gus P. Head

Male, 20-29

Actor/waiter hired to work the party; just off the bus from Kansas, wide-eyed and naïve, star-struck and impressionable, extremely enthusiastic.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

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Non-Equity, there is some pay.
Questions? Contact the director,
Aric Martin at

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