The Valentine Theatre

Audition Opportunities

The Valentine is pleased to announce audition opportunities for various shows. Please see below for details on current auditions.

"Monster Makers" Audition dates

The Valentine Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the fall Studio A musical, “Monster Makers,” Saturday, July 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Studio A theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases his/her vocal range (show tunes preferred), and will be asked to read from the script. Show dates are September 23-25, 30-October 2; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The cast includes a versatile group of character actors, four males and one female, who will be playing three different roles apiece throughout the course of the show. Actors will receive a modest stipend. Character descriptions and a casting breakdown are available here.

Written by Stephen Dolginoff and directed by Elizabeth Cottle, “Monster Makers” tells the stories of three individual attempts to bring iconic monsters to life in the cinema. Director F.W. Murnau in 1920s Germany is threatened by a lawsuit brought by the Bram Stoker estate over his silent vampire film Nosferatu, which dubiously parallels Dracula. Jack Pierce, Hollywood make-up designer, tries to create the most horrifying look for Frankenstein in 1930s, while meeting resistance from the director on artistic vision. Actor Peter Cushing in 1970s Englandworks to complete the Bristish sequels to Dracula and Frankenstein against the threat of loss of studio support. Will art prevail or will these men discover that real life is more frightening than the movies?

For more information about auditions or to complete an audition form in advance, please contact Elizabeth Cottle at or by calling 419-242-3490.