Troupe auditioning adults for summer shows

Theatre on the Hill, a professional company in residence at Western Maryland College in Westminster, is holding auditions by appointment for its 19th summer season.

Roles are available for ages 18 and older. Adult company members are paid, and housing is available.


Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 at the college's Alumni Hall Mainstage.

Adults are asked to prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and one musical theater song (provide sheet music in the correct key), and be dressed for movement or bring a change of clothes for a possible dance audition.


An accompanist will be provided.

This year's shows are "Sweeney Todd," "Joking Apart," "Songs for a New World," "The Hobbit" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" The season opens in mid-June and runs weekends and some Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-August.

"Sweeney Todd," Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller about an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London for revenge, won eight Tony Awards and nine New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards when it debuted in 1979.

"Joking Apart" is Alan Ayckbourn's amusing look at human relationships and how they can change.

The troupe's production of "Songs for a New World" will be a Maryland premiere of the musical revue. Written by Jason Robert Brown, who won a Tony Award for Original Musical Score in 1999 for "Parade," the show deals with people trying to discover their new worlds.

"The Hobbit" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" are the company's family matinees with shows Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

"The Hobbit" is a stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of Bilbo Baggins and his friends in Middle Earth.

"Schoolhouse Rock Live!" is based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday cartoon series and is filled with tunes such as "Just a Bill," "Conjunction Junction" and "Three Is a Magic Number."


Auditions : 410-857-2599.