Scholarship Auditions
April 27, 2024
Auditions for scholarships held on April 27!

Each spring, Grandstreet Theatre School holds scholarship auditions for current Theatre School students in grades 2nd – 12th. Students attending these auditions have the opportunity to audition for outside adjudicators with professional experience in the theatrical field for a variety of scholarships.

Students who applied for an auditioned-based scholarship by April 15 will have their auditions on April 27.

For more information on our scholarship programs and how to apply use the link below.


Scholarship Competition Adjudicators

Molly Somerville

Molly Somerville grew up on the Hi-Line (Shelby, MT) and earned her degree in theatre from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating, she spent 9 months touring with the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota. She moved to Helena for a couple years before heading to Chicago for 5 years where she worked with Oracle Theatre and the Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop. Molly moved back to Helena and shortly after becoming a first-time mom, started teaching the K-2 class at the Grandstreet Theatre School. She taught at GSTS and ran the scholarship fundraiser for a couple years before being a mom to two energetic and fun girls became the priority. When not chasing her kids around, Molly works as an instructional designer and e-Learning developer. Some of her favorite credits include playing a variety of roles in The Complete History of America (abridged), Sandrine in Almost, Maine, and Jen in The Cake.

Brodrick Ryans

Brodrick is the Resident Casting Associate and Artistic Liaison at the Fifth Ave Theatre in Seattle. He has also served as a teaching artist and Education Coordinator for Seattle Children’s Theatre. Brodrick is dedicated to bridging the gap between BIPOC culture, creative art forms and educational theatre. Brodrick strongly believes in the work of arts education. “It is through arts education that we can inspire, direct and implement creative change in young people and how they move through society. It is our job as artists and educators to help young people tell their stories.” You might remember him from our productions of Newsies and Sister Act in 2019.

Michael Brian

Michael Brian is a Los Angeles native who has been working in the industry as an actor, teacher, casting associate/director and choreographer. His screen work can be seen on the Emmys, American Housewife (ABC), Bob’s Burgers (FOX), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel); Primo (Amazon); Superstore (NBC); Central Park (Apple); American Auto (NBC); Call Me Kat (FOX); Raising Dion (Netflix); This Fool (Hulu); Chupa (Netflix). On the stage, Michael was a part of the Los Angeles regional premiere of NEWSIES (La Mirada) directed by Richard J. Hinds, which received multiple Ovation Award nominations, Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (Pechanga Resort), Andy Lee in 42nd Street (Candlelight Pavilion), Lead Tapper at Knott’s Berry Farm, The Little Mermaid (featuring Todrick Hall), Bryan in the world premiere of Empty Hands (Boston Court), directed by Kay Cole.