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Nettle Creek Players, a professional summer stock tent theatre, will hold auditions for their 2023 Summer Season both in-person and via video submission. The in-person auditions will be held from 2:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday, April 29th in The McDaniel Studio Theatre at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College, 801 National Road West in Richmond. Anyone interested in auditioning should contact Nettle Creek Players at Video submissions will also be accepted prior to May 1 at

The season includes “WHODUNIT:THE MUSICAL” and “THE GREAT NETTLE CREEK PLAYERS MUSICAL COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA.” Rehearsals begin June 19 and the performances run from July 6 to July 29. Among the directing team is Nettle Creek Players alum and Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at Western Kentucky University, Dr. Julie Lyn Barber.

To schedule an audition, actors should email and request an appointment or send a video submission. Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Actors are asked to provide a photo and resume and prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of contemporary Broadway musicals and a 1-minute comic monologue. An accompanist will NOT be provided for in-person auditions, but there will be a Bluetooth speaker, so actors should bring an accompaniment track on a Bluetooth enabled device. 


There are roles available for adult actors ages 18 and above. Principal actor contracts will include a weekly salary and housing as needed. Adult chorus roles will include a travel stipend. There will be stage management, internship and piano accompanist opportunities available as well. Those interested in technical theatre or staff positions should also request an audition time and prepare for a brief interview.

Performances will be in a giant circus tent in downtown Hagerstown, Indiana which is located one hour east of Indianapolis just off Interstate 70.


Nettle Creek Players is Indiana’s historic Summer Tent Theatre and has been presenting professional summer stock theatre under the tent in Hagerstown since 1971. More information about the company can be found at

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