These auditions closed February 24th-thanks for your interest

Summer Auditions-these auditions are now closed

Grandstreet Summer Theatre in Helena, Montana is seeking non-union actors for our summer musical theatre productions of Newsies and Little Shop of Horrors

Each summer, Grandstreet Theatre welcomes talented theatre professionals from our local community and across the country to come to beautiful Helena, MT and join us for two musical theatre productions and our annual two-week Summer Theatre School. Performances take place in our 200-seat theatre in Downtown Helena, and actors in the productions also serve in teaching positions in our summer camp. 

This year, Grandstreet Theatre will be presenting Newsies and Little Shop of Horrors

The company of Newsies will include paid summer stock actors, students from the Summer Conservatory, and community volunteers. Little Shop of Horrors will be an all adult company. We are currently seeking audition submissions for summer stock actors, conservatory students (Newsies only), and community volunteers.

We encourage performers of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit an audition. We have listed race/ethnicity when it is specific for the character, but in all other cases, we seek actors representing the diversity of the global community. Gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender actors are welcome to submit for any roles they identify with. 


$450/week. Housing and travel to/from Helena will be provided for non-local actors.

Disney's Newsies

Director – Retta Leaphart
Choreographer – Michael Brian
Music Director – Liz Adler

Important Dates:
First Rehearsal: 6/10/24
Opening: 6/28/2024
Closing: 7/21/2024
Camp: 7/15-7/26/2024

Summer Stock Actors – Local and non-local actors who also teach in the summer camp

Conservatory Students – The Grandstreet Theatre Summer Conservatory is an intense four to six week, auditioned-based program for young actors and design/tech students 13-18 years old. All conservatory students will be involved in Newsies either on stage or back stage. Students selected for this program will take classes in acting and musical theatre along with rehearsals and performances or work alongside our professional design/tech team.

Community Volunteers – These are non-paying roles with limited rehearsal requirements. Available to actors 18 and up. Available roles are:

  • Male ensemble 1-Wiesel / Stage Manager / Mr. Jacobi / Mayor
  • Male ensemble 4-Nunzio / Guard / Policeman / Roosevelt
  • Male ensemble 5-Snyder / Pulitzer understudy
  • Female ensemble 2-Nun / Woman / Bowery Beauty
  • Joseph Pulitzer

Local Actor Age 9-13: Male Presenting Actor between 9-13 to play Les. This role may be played by an actor in the Summer Conservatory or may be played by a volunteer actor. 

Character Breakdown is available here

Little Shop of Horrors

Director – Lysa Fox
Music Director – Anna Milburn

Important Dates:

Camp: 7/15-7/26/2024
First Rehearsal: 7/15/24
Opening: 8/9/2024
Closing: 8/25/2024

Local and non-local actors and puppeteers who will also teach in the summer theatre camp. 

Character Breakdown is available here.

These auditions are now closed - thank you!

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Submit a filmed audition by February 24, 2024 5 p.m. Mountain Time. These auditions are now closed.
  2. Attend the in-person audition on February 24, 2024. 

What to prepare:

  1. Headshot and resume
  2. A short monologue (less than one minute please) 
  3. 16-32 measures of a contemporary musical theatre song 
  4. (For Newsies only) A short video showing your dance skills if you are submitting a filmed audition. If you are attending the auditions in person, a short dance combination will be taught.
  5. Complete the audition form.

Box Office: (406) 447-1574

Business Office: (406) 442-4270

Monday-Friday Noon to 5 PM

325 North Park Helena, MT