Hamilton Theatre Inc. is holding auditions for THE PROM.

HTI’s production of THE PROM is a Non-Equity, volunteer production. We encourage submissions from actors of any ethnicity, ability, identity, neurodiversity or gender are encouraged to audition. Auditions are open to all individuals aged 18 years and older. Individuals under the age of 18 are asked to have permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

A few technical notes to help you with your decision-making process:

  • THE PROM’S show runs from Friday, May 17, to Saturday, June 8.
  • Rehearsals will be held three times a week, two weeknights and Sunday evenings. 
  • ***INTIMACY*** There will be some kissing, hugging and hand-holding for some of the lead characters.

(each audition will  be approximately 10-15 minutes in length)
Saturday, February 3rd: 4:00 pm — 10:00 pm at HTI Studio Theatre (140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton)
Tuesday, February 6th: 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm at Red Tree Performance Academy (222 Main St West, Hamilton)

Callbacks/Movement Call – Wednesday, February 7th, 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm (participants will be contacted via email by THE PROM production team)

For more info and to book an audition time, contact

Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask that all audition participants wear a mask upon arriving at the theatre while waiting for their audition slot. 

Two songs (chorus and verse): one uptempo and one that shows your belt range from any genre. Please do not select any songs from the show.

EMMA NOLAN – Teenager in Indiana. A reluctant poster child for LGTBQ+ youth. Very smart. A bit of a tomboy quality. Wears their heart on their sleeve. Not your typical leading lady. Must be a strong actor and singer with underdog energy and a charming sense of awkward/anxious humour. Ability to play guitar is an asset but not a requirement. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: F3 -E5 Strong soloist -Needs to have a strong mix belt 

ALYSSA GREENE – A cheerleader and top student. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend. Faces constant pressure from her mother and friends. A little miss perfect who chafes under the pressure and isn’t quite as perfect as she seems. Must be a strong actor, singer and mover. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: Ab 3 -Eb5 Strong soloist 

MRS. GREENE – Alyssa’s intimidating, conservative, single mother. The head of the PTA. Knows deep down that her daughter Alyssa is struggling with her identity. She is too afraid to face reality because she fears her daughter will face a hard life. Strong actor. Late 30s – 50s. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: A3 – C5 Primarily ensemble singing 

DEE DEE ALLEN – Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. Hilariously self-involved but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. She is known for her strong Broadway belt vocals and large stage presence. Jaded with relationships so does not believe in true love until she meets Mr. Hawkins.  Strong actor and singer. Late 30s – 60s. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: E3 – D5 Actor needs to have a strong belt or a very strong mix belt 

TRENT OLIVER – Pretentious Juilliard graduate recently cast in the non-Equity tour of Godspell. He is handsome, charming, funny and loves to hear himself speak. Strong actor/singer/mover. 30s – 40s. 
Male identifying 
Vocal range: C3 – Ab4 Actor will require a large vocal range. The top is most important, but having the full gamut would be ideal! 

ANGIE DICKINSON – A long-running ensemble member in the Broadway production of Chicago (20 years!). Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold.  Strong actor/singer/dancer -flexibility an asset. Late 30s – 50s. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: Ab3 – E5 

BARRY GLICKMAN – A very gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. He is impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter. 30s – 50s, High Baritone/Tenor.
Vocal range : B2 – F#4/Gb4

MR. HAWKINS – A small-town principal. Easily flustered. Straight-laced. A Broadway enthusiast. Baritone. 30s – 50s
Vocal Range G2 – C4 

SHELDON or “SHELLY” SAPERSTEIN – A charismatic press agent who works for both Dee Dee and Barry. Dry wit is a must. Great character actor.  Late 30s – 60s. 
Female, Male OR Non-Binary identifying.
Vocal range: Open -Will be adjusted to fit the actor 

SHELBY/ENSEMBLE – Popular cheerleader at school. Kaylee’s second in command and Kevin’s girlfriend. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma.  Strong singer/dancer. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range: Wide range. Parts will be adjusted to fit the actor 

KAYLEE/ENSEMBLE – Head cheerleader and lead mean girl. Nick’s girlfriend. Every girl wants to be her, and every guy wants to date her. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma.  Strong singer/ dancer. 
Female identifying 
Vocal range top: Wide range. Parts will be adjusted to fit the actor 

NICK/ENSEMBLE – Popular jock at school. Kaylee’s boyfriend. Incredibly handsome -every guy wants to be him, and every girl wants to be with him. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma.  Strong singer/dancer. 
Male identifying 
Vocal range: Actor needs to have an F4 

KEVIN/ENSEMBLE – Jock at school and Shelby’s boyfriend. Nick’s right hand and the class clown. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma.  Strong singer/dancer. 
Male identifying 
Vocal range: Actor needs to have a G4 

OLIVIA KEATING/MOTEL CLERK/MRS. GREENE’S FRIEND – Broadway reporter Olivia Keating / Quirky small town Motel Clerk /Mrs. Greene’s friend (a total “Karen”) / Opening Night Party Attendee / High School Student / Cast Member of the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell / Monster Truck Rally Announcer / LGBTQ+ Student among others… Hilarious and versatile character actor who will be playing all of the bit parts, as well as fitting into big ensemble numbers.  Strong actor.  Good singer/mover. 30s – 50s. 
Female, Male OR Non-Binary identifying.  
Vocal range: Open -Will be adjusted to fit the actor


Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens, and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical and nominated for five Tony Awards, THE PROM expertly captures all the humour and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

Music by Matthew Sklar
Book by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

THE PROM is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Director: Nikole Beda
Assistant Director: Duncan Graham 
Musical Director: Madie Lawrence
Choreographer: Rubyyy Jones

The tech week for THE PROM is scheduled for May 12th – 16th, 2024.


  1. Friday, May 17th at 8:00 pm
  2. Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 pm
  3. Friday, May 24th at 8:00 pm
  4. Saturday, May 25th at 8:00 pm 
  5. Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 pm 
  6. Friday, May 31st at 8:00 pm 
  7. Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 pm
  8. Sunday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm
  9. Thursday, June 6th at 8:00 pm
  10. Friday, June 7th at 8:00 pm
  11. Saturday, June 8th at 8:00 pm

Performances will be held at HTI’s Studio Theatre, 140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton.