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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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The Bell Tower Theater is always looking for talented individuals for our productions. If you act, sing or play an instrument, let us know, and maybe next time we'll see you on the stage. These are not volunteer positions; all actors at the Bell Tower Theater are paid. It's not a lot of money, but we believe that artists should be compensated for their time and talent.

Check out this page for up-to-date information on auditions for upcoming shows.


Young Actors

Kids ages 7 to 18 can be involved in our youth programs.


For information on our youth theater classes for kids in Kindergarten through Sixth grades, click here.


For information on our Free Summer Musical Program for kids ages 7 to 18, click here


We are always looking for new talent!


Bell Tower Theater still has a few parts in 2023 that are not yet cast. If you are interested, please contact us to set up an audition. 563-588-3377 or


Audition Monologues: Each auditioner is asked to prepare a 2-3 minute comedic monologue. Samples are posted here but auditioners are free to prepare any comedic monologue of their choice.

***Auditioners may be asked to do a cold read or improv exercise as well.

Female Monologue


Male Monologue


Rehearsals: The Bell Tower Theater typically rehearses Sunday afternoons and Monday-Thursday evenings but no dates or times are set in stone. Final rehearsal schedules will be determined in part by the availability of cast members. See each show below for anticipated rehearsal start dates.


Performances: See the listing below for details on dates. Performer call time is typically 90 minutes prior to the start of the performance.


Payment: All Bell Tower Theater actors are paid. For 2023 the stipend is $40 per performance. All of these shows have 11 performances so the stipend will be $440.


2023 Shows


The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? By Carole Caplan-Lonner     August 11 to 27, 2023

Director: Sue Riedel      Music Director: Terry Dillon            Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: June 26, 2023

A comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images and of the dating scene on their egos. This laugh-out-loud musical follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-fifty “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully.



Two men and two women who can play 50s.


Performances Times

Thursdays         August 17, 24                               7:30 pm      

Fridays               August 11, 18, 25                        7:30 pm

Saturday           August 26                                      2:00 pm

Saturdays         August 12, 19                               7:30 pm            

Sundays             August 13, 20, 27                        2:00 pm


Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act By Tom Smith            October 13 to 29, 2023

Director: Sue Riedel                  Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: September 5, 2023

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again?


Roles still to be cast:

Mother Superior, female, 50s-60s, forceful and in-charge. Also an aspiring actress.

Sally, female, mid 20s-mid 30s, smart, newspaper editor, left Paul at the alter


Performances Times

Thursdays         October 19, 26                             7:30 pm            

Fridays               October 13, 20, 27                     7:30 pm

Saturday           October 28                                    2:00 pm

Saturdays         October 14, 21                             7:30 pm            

Sundays             October 15, 22, 29                     2:00 pm



A Doublewide, Texas Christmas by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten, December 1 to 17, 2023

Director: Sue Riedel                  Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: October 23, 2023

Somewhere in the Texas heartland, lies the brand new town of Doublewide – Population, 10.  It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved.


Roles still to be cast:

Big Ethel Atterwhite, female, 60s, gruff no-nonsense

Georgia Dean Rudd, female, 40s-50s, gregarious ball of fire, owns the diner

Caprice Crumpler, female, 70s, gaudy, loud, aspiring actress


Performances Times

Thursdays         Dec 7, 14                                        7:30 pm

Fridays               Dec 1, 8, 15                                   7:30 pm

Saturday           Dec 16                                            2:00 pm

Saturdays         Dec 2, 9                                          7:30 pm            

Sundays             Dec 3, 10, 17                                2:00 pm



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