Sunday, January 2nd: 3 PM to 7 PM
Monday, January 3rd: 7 PM to 10 PM
(Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at 7 PM.)
LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
SHOW DATES: The Show will run in the Fifth Third Bank Theatre at the Aronoff Center for the Arts from June 10th – June 18th, 2022.
Please reserve your audition time HERE or click the button below! Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.
We will also accept video submissions. If you choose to submit a video audition, you must include all elements of the audition, the songs, the story/joke, and the dance combination. The deadline for video submissions will be 5:00 PM on Monday, January 3rd. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the audition form and virtual copy of your resume, and a copy of your headshot with the video submission. To submit a video audition, please send all materials to
  • Please prepare TWO 16-32 bar cuts of contrasting Broadway-style songs that showcase your vocal range and storytelling ability. Your sheet music should be in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided (no CD’s, tapes or a cappella numbers).
  • Please be prepared to tell a short story or joke centered around your relationship with your family, chosen or blood.
  • Please bring shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition.
  • Please provide a copy of your resume.
  • Please provide a copy of your headshot if you have one.
  • Please bring proof of your COVID-19 Vaccination. We do require that the cast, crew, and production team be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required during rehearsals when not actively engaged on stage.
We are committed to making this process as accessible as possible.
The dance combination, that will also be taught during the audition, will be available via video, upon request, a week before the audition.
The callback sides and music will also be available virtually the week before the audition. Those who reserve an audition time slot will receive an email with the access information. For those who are not on the SignUp Genius, please request materials via email:
Additionally, we will have printed copies of the callback materials available at the audition.
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man name Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that in this game we call life, love can tell a million stories.
MARVIN (Lead): 30s – Jewish. A devoted husband and father, smart, funny and charming. Struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for WHIZZER.  Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to Bb4 (Belt)
WHIZZER (Lead): 20s-30s – Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. HIV positive. Has a tempestuous relationship with MARVIN. This character can be any ethnicity. Tenor – Range E3 to C5 (Belt)
MENDEL (Lead): 30s-40s – Jewish. Marvin’s psychiatrist –who marries Trina and enters into the tumultuous world of her life with her son, her ex and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings. Tenor, Baritone – Range C3 to B4 (Belt/Legit)
JASON (Supporting): 10-13 to play 13 – Jewish. Marvin’s and Trina’s son – bookish and awkward – Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parents’ divorce and the entrance of WHIZZER into his life leave him confused, angry and trying to sort it all out. Tenor – Range G3 to D5 (Belt)
TRINA (Supporting): 30s – Jewish. Wife to Marvin, Mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand the conflicting feelings she has in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults Mendel, her husband’s psychiatrist and eventually marries him. Mezzo Soprano (Belt/Legit)
CHARLOTTE (Supporting): 30s – One of the “lesbians from next door” – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia. Alto/Mezzo – Range F3 to F5 (Belt/Legit)
CORDELIA (Supporting): 30s – The other “lesbian from next door” – Cordelia is Dr. Charlotte’s partner – she runs her own kosher catering business, is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful and valued for her contribution to the world. Mezzo Soprano – Range A3 to E5 (High Belt/Legit)





Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3p-10p

Monday, December 6, 7p-10p

(Call backs will be held Wednesday, December 8 at 7p)


LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH


IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT: Please reserve your auditions by clicking on the link below.

*Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.*






Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday, December 13, 2021, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

LOCATION: Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT: Please reserve your audition slot by clicking on the link below.

*An audition form will be emailed to you.  Please print and fill out the audition form prior to your audition. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in the next available slot.*

Between the Lines, Outside the Margins is an original musical revue crafted to amplify and celebrate the power of storytelling within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Challenging stereotypes and unveiling new narratives, Margins weaves together musical theatre songs from the classics to new creations in a musical manifesto of truth, vulnerability, and empowerment. 

Seeking a diverse, inclusive ensemble cast of about 8-10 artists who bring their own lived experience and/or a desire to learn to a collaborative creative experience. To be explicit, our production believes the following: solidarity is intersectional, black lives matter, gender isn't a binary, equity and justice over equality, and ally is a verb. We are committed to upholding an accessible, actively anti-racist, inclusive space; and welcome people of all abilities, classes, ethnicities, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, and sizes. 

Audition requirements are the standard fare: 16-32 bar cut of a song along with sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. Ideally, song choice should highlight the artist's storytelling chops, ability to emotionally connect with both song and audience, and their vocal range. But we'd rather a person come with a song they're comfortable with than not audition at all. No dancing audition; but the show will contain both staged movement and portions of choreography designed per cast ability. 

Rehearsals begin in early January with a rehearsal schedule based on availability. Due to the condensed rehearsal process, few to no conflicts preferred.

BETWEEN THE LINES, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS opens February 4, 2022, and runs through February 12, 2022, at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater.

Conceived and written by Jacqlyn Schott and Matthew Nassida, the show is produced by Peter Merten and Kendra Struthers and directed by Jacqlyn Schott, with choreography by Emily Brinkman and music direction by Joshua Goines.


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