Actors Community Theatre has already held auditions for its summer productions of Young Abe Lincoln and Oliver!.


Auditions were be held on the following dates and at these locations:


  • April 9th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST, Jasper Arts Center
  • April 11th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST, Jasper Arts Center
  • April 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST, Lincoln Amphitheatre
  • April 13th, 5:30 - 7:30 CST, Arts Council of Southwest Indiana

Everyone ages 8 and up is encouraged to audition. Those auditioning for one or both shows should come prepared with a 60 second cut from a musical theatre song demonstrating a range of their vocal ability, and a list of all conflicts. Auditionees should also be prepared for cold readings from a script and dance auditions. Please wear appropriate attire for dancing(especially teens & young adults). For those auditioning at the Jasper Arts Center, enter through the Community Room/Backstage entrance.

Performances for Young Abe Lincoln will be July 6-8 and 13-15 at Lincoln Amphitheatre.
Performances for Oliver! will be July 27-30 at the Jasper Arts Center.

Those auditioning will be able to audition for both shows or a single show of their choice. Rehearsal schedules for each show will be coordinated to allow for ample rehearsal time with each cast, making it easier to perform with both musicals! 

For further questions, please contact Jasmine Ruckriegel at (812) 661-8439 or Heath Kluemper at (812) 309-3268.

Join us for an exciting summer!

About the Shows:

Make plans this summer to bring the remarkable story of a young Abraham Lincoln to life on stage. Set in the woods of his boyhood home at the picturesque Lincoln Amphitheatre, this special 30th anniversary edition of Young Abe Lincoln is a playful story chronicling the events that shaped our 16th president as he grew up in Southern Indiana. This heartwarming and adventurous musical is sure to be a great experience for everyone involved.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring classic characters to life. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance among a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

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