The Last Night of Ballyhoo Auditions

We are pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Set in n Atlanta in  December of  1939 at the onset of World War II, this “dramedy” written by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) depicts  a wealthy assimilated Jewish family that remains naively unaware of the growing atrocity facing the Jewish people in Europe.  As they anticipate Ballyhoo, a cotillion ball being thrown at their country club, the family gradually becomes aware of the divisive rhetoric wearing away at Jewish identity, and of Hitler’s capacity to weaponize this division for his political and ideological ends. While cloaked in humor, the play’s  themes include intra-ethnic bias, the undermining of cultural  institutions, and the harsh coming-of-age experienced by young Jews, both religious and secular, during this time

The play has roles for 3 men and 4 women ranging in age from 20s through mid 40s/early 50s. It takes place in Atlanta and will require Southern accents, except for one character from Brooklyn. A dialog coach will be a member of the creative team to assist.

Audition Dates  

  • Thursday, October 6 from 7pm until 9pm
  • Saturday, October 8 from 10am until noon

Online registration for auditions is required:


Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

What to Bring

  1. Completed audition form
  2. Photo and theater resume  (if you have one)

We will have limited paper copies on hand, but to streamline your appointment, please complete ahead! See our Audition Page for more information and to download forms. Video auditions are possible upon special arrangement, contact by 10/8/22

What’s an Audition Like? 

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the show.

COVID Policy

Due to the current high levels of COVID in Franklin County, we recommend the same protocol as county public health officials:  masks on all visitors and participants are strongly recommended; vaccination is strongly recommended.  While not a requirement, we are trying to do our part to help limit community spread, and COVID outbreaks during rehearsal can be extremely disruptive (and disappointing!) to participants.  We will continue to comply with any local, county, or state requirements should these change.

Important Dates

  • Call-backs: Sunday, October 9 at 2pm at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center
  • Performance dates: Nov. 4 – 6 and Nov 11 – 12

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