Singin' in the Rain Auditions May 15 & 16

The Upstage Players Board is hosting auditions for its 2023 summer community theatre production, Singin’ in the Rain. Auditions will be held in the media center at the Upsala High School on Monday, May 15 and 16 from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. (Actors are allowed to leave after their audition instead of remaining the entire time, but plan to arrive with enough time to fill out the audition form.) If you had been planning to audition, but can’t make that audition date work, please email Melanie at to see if something can be worked out. The play offers roles for a wide variety of ages, from middle/high school to very wise. In order to be considered for a role, actors must be able to be present for all performances.

Auditioning actors 1) will be taught a short section of choreography to dance two to four times in a group, 2) will perform a thirty-second segmen of a song from the show, and 3) will dramatically interpret one of the one-minute monologues available on the Upstage Players website. It is not required for the monologue to be memorized.

Visit to view a list of characters, actor requirements for roles, and links to the audition routine choreography tutorial, audition song options, and audition monologues. Feel free to reach out to Melanie with questions about roles, show requirements, etc.

This summer, when Singin’ in the Rain hits the stage, audiences will be transported back to a time when the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies.' Everyone is having trouble adapting. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, the era’s leading romantic couple, are hit hard when their production crew wants to make talkies as well. When their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible. Enter Kathy Selden, a bright young aspiring actress. Will she steal Lina’s lines and her love? Find out in Singin’ in the Rain.

Rehearsals are Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m., and Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Upsala High School. A tentative rehearsal schedule is available at This schedule is subject to shift (minimally) due to actor availability.