Willoughby Summer Theater Festival

The Willoughby Summer Theatre Festival
is proud to announce auditions for its 2024 season.

You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
(YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.

The Gin Game by Donald L. Coburn
(THE GIN GAME is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Audition Information:
Saturday, March 23rd from 3pm-6pm
Sunday, March 24th from 3pm-6pm
Audition Location:
Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Audition Preparation:
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Please bring a current headshot/resume.
Please bring any potential rehearsal conflict you may have between June 3rd-July 26th, 2024.

Sign up for an audition appointment here:

*All roles in You Can't Take it With You and Complete Works are open. All roles in The Gin Game have been pre-cast.  Returning company members, if you are interested in spending the summer with us again but you are unavailable to attend auditions, feel free to contact either Darryl Lewis at from You Can't Take it With You inquiries, or Chris Bizub at for Complete Works inquiries.
Performance Dates are between JULY 26 TO AUGUST 11, 2024
You Can't It With You
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by Darryl Lewis
July 26th @ 7pm
July 27th @ 7pm
Aug 1st @ 7pm
Aug 3rd @ 7pm
The Gin Game 
by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by Michael Rogan
July 28th @ 7pm
July 31st @ 7pm
Aug 2nd @7pm
Aug 4th @ 5pm
You Can’t Take it With You & The Gin Game Performance Location:
Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
July 27th @ 2pm
July 28th @ 2pm
Aug 3rd @ 2pm
Aug 4th @ 2pm
Aug 10th @ 2pm
Aug 11th @ 2pm
Performance Location:
The Importnace of Being Earnest will be presented outdoors in downtown Willoughby and downtown Chagrin Falls. 
This production is made possible by the generous people at the Chagrin Valley Little Theater and a generous grant from the Ohio Arts Council.
You Can't Take It With You 
Character Breakdown
  • Martin Vanderhof (Grandpa) - Martin Vanderhof is mainly called “Grandpa” in the play; he is the head of the family in every way.
  • Penelope Sycamore - Penelope -- or Penny, as everyone calls her -- , is married to Paul, and is the daughter of Martin
  • Paul Sycamore - Paul Sycamore is Penny’s husband, and Essie and Alice’s father.
  • Essie Carmichael - Essie is the eldest daughter of Penny and Paul Sycamore, and granddaughter to Grandpa
  • Alice Sycamore - Alice is the younger daughter of Penny and Paul Sycamore and granddaughter of Grandpa Vanderhof.
  • Ed Carmichael - Ed is Essie’s husband and son-in-law to Penny and Paul.
  • Tony Kirby - Tony is Alice’s boyfriend and eventual fiancé. He is the Vice President of Kirby and Company
  • Mr. Anthony Kirby - Mr. Kirby is Tony’s father and the head of the Wall Street firm Kirby and Company
  • Mrs. Miriam Kirby - Mrs. Kirby is the wife of Mr. Anthony Kirby and mother to Tony
  • Boris Kolenkov - Russian. Kolenkhov is Essie’s ballet instructor. He admits that she is a horrible ballet dancer
  • Donald - Donald is Rheba’s longtime boyfriend who frequently visits her where she works,
  • Rheba - Rheba is the maid for the Vanderhof/Sycamore family, but she is treated like one of the family.
  • Mr. De Pinna - Mr. De Pinna is a close friend of the family, who has lived with them for the last eight years.
  • Wilbur Henderson - Mr. Henderson works for the IRS and comes to talk to Grandpa about owing 22 years of back taxes
  • Gay Wellington - Gay Wellington is an actress who Penny invites to the house to read her plays.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Katrina - Grand Duchess Olga Katrina was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution
  • G-Men - 3-5 actors who arrest the family at the end of Act 2
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]
Character Breakdown
We're looking for 3-6 Actors or Actresses – Each performer can be any age or gender, must have improvisational skills, strong comedic timing, and be somewhat familiar with Shakespearean language/style.

Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.