Upcoming Auditions

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Each show has different casting requirements. See the individual show breakdowns for age limitations and roles available.
Not all students who audition are guaranteed a role. The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep prides itself on smaller cast sizes and individual student focus. 

*There is a production fee of $350.00 required for each student after being cast. Production fee is discounted to $150.00 if student is also enrolled in a regular six-week class or two-week summer camp that runs parallel to show rehearsal/performance schedule.
A limited number of scholarships are available for need-based performers. Please request a scholarship application if you require financial assistance.

Unless otherwise noted, all auditions and rehearsals are held in our Theatre School space located two suites north of
North Coast Repertory Theatre:
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Check out scripts, music, or roles available for shows in our season HERE!

Next to audition is:

The Gorilla

Adapted by Benjamin Cole
Inspired by Rian James & Sid Silvers
Directed by Benjamin Cole

“Out-secrets The Secret Garden…”
“Out-mouses The Mousetrap…”
“Out-hams Hamlet…”
Watch out for: The Gorilla!!!
A mystery comedy in one thrilling act inspired by the quick-witted comedies of the 1920’s and 1930’s and the bad murder mysteries of every other decade between now and then. Follow our fearless private detectives as they hunt the terrifying terror that stalks the shadows. Is the Gorilla an unexplained spirit haunting this old mansion? Is the Gorilla a serial killer stalking a corrupted billionaire? Is the Gorilla just a confused but well-trained wild beast that broke out of captivity? Find out in The Gorilla! You’ll be climbing to the edge of your seat with excitement at each new twist.

Production Information:

Time period: About 11:10 at night.
Settings of play: Living room of the family ancestral home
Run-time: 90 minutes, no Intermission.
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.

Performance Location:

All performances will take place on stage at North Coast Repertory Theatre
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Performances:  October 4-7, 2018

October 4th: 10AM & 5PM, 2018
October 5th: 10AM & 5PM, 2018
October 6th: 10AM & 5:15PM, 2018
October 7th: 10AM, 2018

Contact Ben@northcoastrep.org with questions or to set up an audition appointment.

Initial Auditions are on Tuesday or Wednesday, Aug. 7th & 8th, 2018 and are recommended for students ages 12-19 years old.

*Students should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for auditions. Monologues are a short speech delivered by one character and can be from any play, musical, movie, or book. If you’re having difficulty finding a monologue, you might check out audition monologues books at your local library or book store, or try online at a monologue site like this.
Or, try this link for Shakespeare monologue suggestions.

Initial Audition appointments should only take about 5-10 minutes.

Email Ben@northcoastrep.org to schedule an audition appointment.
(Possible callbacks will be Thursday, Aug. 9th by invitation only.

Roles Available for The Gorilla

Regular Rehearsals are Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30PM – 8:30PM
Aug. 28th through Sep. 28th, 2018.
Tech/Dress rehearsals will be 4:30PM – 8:30PM, Monday through Wednesday Oct. 1st through 3rd, 2018.

It is possible that not all actors will be called at all times for all rehearsals, but please list any conflicts within this rehearsal period on audition form. Knowing a student has a conflict allows us to make the best use of student’s time while they are in rehearsal. Some conflicts may be acceptable within the rehearsal period, but no conflicts will be allowed during Tech/Dress rehearsals or performances. Conflicts may influence casting decisions.

Students/parents will be asked to fill out an audition form with general student contact information and ALL possible conflicts during our process. No additional conflicts will be accepted beyond what is offered on the audition form. If frequent or repeated lateness and/or unexpected absences occur during the rehearsal process this may lead to a student’s lines being reassigned, student being removed from scenes, songs or even the dismissal from the entire production, and will affect future casting consideration.

Headshots and resumes are not required at auditions, but are always encouraged. If no headshot is provided at auditions we may ask to take a photo of the student to better reference their appearance in connection with their audition form during casting decisions.

This is an advanced level Theatre School @ North Coast Rep production. As with all Theatre School productions, it is possible that not all students who audition will be cast.


Contact Ben@northcoastrep.org with additional questions or to schedule an audition appointment.

General Audition Information:

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  • Auditions held on a show by show basis in the Theatre School Space located two suites down from: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D – Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Auditions are open call, but scheduling an appointment is encouraged.
  • We recommend bringing a current headshot and resume, and require that students know all conflicts within the rehearsal period.
  • No conflicts will be permitted tech week or for the run of the performances.
  • Rehearsals for youth productions are typically after school hours during the school year, usually 4:30PM to 8:30PM.
  • Extended rehearsal times may be scheduled the week before the show opens for “Tech Rehearsals” and “Dress Rehearsals.” Rehearsal/Performance times may vary depending on the production or time of year. See specific rehearsal schedule for each show.

For questions, please contact: Ben@northcoastrep.org or call 858-481-2155 ext. 216 for any questions, more details about production fee, and parent involvement.