Audition Schedule for the Ephrata Performing Arts Center


A actor to play the lead role of Hal Carter in William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winner Picnic at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Hal is a drifter in his mid-20s who left college for adventuring on the West Coast and has come to visit - and maybe get a job from - his college friend Alan. But as he does yard work, shirtless, for his breakfast in Alan's small Kansas home town, he meets Alan's girlfriend, Madge, and sparks fly. The role requires some moments of stage combat and also includes ballroom dancing, all of which can be taught. Final casting will probably require a reading with the actors playing Madge and Alan. Rehearsals for Picnic begin in early July and continue, five evenings a week, until the play's September 8 opening. Other performances are on September 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. and September 17 at 2 p.m. Contact director Michael Swanson at or artistic director Ed Fernandez at

EPAC announces 2018 Young Artist Cabaret Audition Announcement

"Bright Lights of Broadway!" a songbook of showstoppers

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce open call auditions for its 2018 Fall Young Artist Cabaret, "Bright Lights of Broadway." This production will be conceived and directed by EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theatre Camp and Kids4Kids Series Director, Irving I. Gonzalez.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 11am-2pm in the lower level at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theatre. We are asking each performer to prepare an audition piece that is either an up-tempo song or ballad in the style of a Broadway standard no more than 32 bars in length. No monologue is required for this audition. Your song selection should best represent who you are and should highlight your vocal abilities. A piano accompanist or CD player will be provided, so please bring sheet music or a CD. Please bring any schedule conflicts with you on the day of the audition. Auditions are open to young performers from the ages of 10 to 17. Dancers from all various styles are welcome to audition.

Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Online registration form coming soon. Those auditioning will be seen on a first-come basis. "Bright Lights of Broadway" Young Artist Cabaret is a two- night event scheduled for Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 pm. Questions can be sent to Irving at

EPAC is also seeking to fill the paid positions of sound board operator, set, lighting and costume designers, as well as stage managers. For more information, please visit our jobs opportunities.

If you have any questions or to make an appointment over the phone, please email EPAC Artistic Director Edward R Fernandez at

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