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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 adult performers 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, check out Kids Take the Stage.

For participation in our summer musicals for kids for kids ages 7 to 18, check out our Free Summer Musical Program.

Adult Actors

We are always looking for new talent!

Bell Tower Theater still has a one part in December 2023 that has not yet been cast. If you are interested, call Donna at 563-588-337 or email her at

Open Auditions for 2024 Season

October 6 & 7, 2023

Bell Tower Theater is holding open auditions for all 5 of the shows in our 2024 season. Anyone aged 18 and over is invited to join us in October.

Dates/Times: Friday, October 6 beginning at 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 7 beginning at 12 noon. All auditioners should plan to arrive at the start time.

***Actors wishing to audition but who are unavailable to arrive at one of the times listed above should call the Bell Tower Theater at 563-588-3377 to make appropriate arrangements.

Location: Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Rd. Please enter through the front door (facing Asbury Rd).

Audition Forms: All auditioners are asked to complete an audition form. The form can be accessed below and can be filled out ahead of time. Forms will also be available at the auditions.

2024 Audition Form

Age Range: Please note the ages listed below are the age of the characters not necessarily the age of actors.

Audition Monologues: Each auditioner is asked to prepare a 2-3 minute comedic monologue.  Samples are below, 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 audition monologue
Male audition monologue

Callbacks: Since these shows cover all of 2024, callbacks are not yet scheduled. If callbacks are needed, auditioners will be contacted to schedule a time.

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 2024 the stipend is $40 per performance. All of these shows have 11 performances so the stipend will be $440.

Adult Singers and Musicians

We are always looking for new talent, but we do not have any adult musicals scheduled through 2024. Once we have a musical scheduled, we will hold private auditions for anyone interested. All of our auditions are one-on-one so you can choose a time that works for you.

To set up a private audition, call 563-588-3377 or email at

2023 Shows

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
December 1 to 17, 2023

Director: Sue Riedel
Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: October 16, 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.

Available Role:

Georgia Dean Rudd, female, late 30s-early 50s, gregarious ball of fire, owns the diner

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

2024 Shows

Baggage    By Sam Bobrick      February 9 to 25, 2024
Director: Sue Riedel            Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: January 7, 2024                              Two demanding, single strangers get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a disastrous first meeting, they decide to force a friendship to help each other heal their past heartbreaks. These two are too difficult for everyone else to date, but are they perfect for each other? This witty romantic comedy is great for Valentine’s Day!

Phyllis Novak, female, 30s, demanding and opinionated
Bradley Naughton, female, 30s, demanding and opinionate
Dr. Jonathan Alexander, male, 40s-50s, therapist, egotistical know-it-all
Mitzi Cartright, female, 30s, Phyllis’s best friend, bold, daring and a little kooky.

Performances Times
Thursdays         February 15, 22                           7:30 pm            
Fridays               February 9, 16, 23                      7:30 pm
Saturday           February 24                                  2:00 pm
Saturdays         February 10, 17                           7:30 pm            
Sundays             February 11, 18, 25                    2:00 pm

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery         April 12 to 28, 2024
Director: Doug Donald             Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: late Feb/early Mar
Holmes and Watson are on the case in this fast-paced comedy mystery! The world’s greatest detective must solve the case of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as they try to escape a dizzying web of deceit, silly accents and disguises. Can our heroes discover the truth in time?

Sherlock Holmes, any gender, 30s-60s, moody but a bundle of energy and intelligence
Doctor Watson, male, 30s-60s, solid, reliable, Holmes’ right-hand man
Actor One, male, plays multiple, varied roles
Actor Two, male, plays multiple, varied roles
Actress One, female, plays multiple, varied roles

Performances Times
Thursdays         April 18, 25                                   7:30 pm            
Fridays               April 12, 19, 26                            7:30 pm
Saturday           April 27                                           2:00 pm
Saturdays         April 13, 20                                   7:30 pm            
Sundays             April 14, 21, 28                            2:00 pm

Is There Life After Fifty?    By Cynthia Haynes DiSavino                          August 9 to 25, 2024
Director: Sue Riedel                  Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: June 23, 2024
See what happens when three wives trick their unsuspecting husbands into spending their yearly vacation at a “health resort.” Will pizza, beer and The Godfather win out over salad, sparkling water and jazzercise? This battle of the sexes divides the cabin in half as they answer the question, is there really life after fifty?

Barb Banner, female, 50s- early 60s, list-driven, too organized, feels slightly superior to everyone
Doug Banner, male, 50s-early 60s, set in his ways, doesn’t like physical activity and wishes everyone would just not talk so much
April Hoffman, female, 50s, very emotional and uncertain about her future
Gary Hoffman, male, 50s, constant joker and his jokes are often inappropriate
Martha Stewart, female, late 50s-60s, frank and earthy with a few aches and pains
Ed Stewart, male, late 50s-60s, heavy set and a bit persnickety
Tonia, female, 20s-30s, disgustingly fit resort employee
Lance, male, 20s-30s, disgustingly fit resort employee

Performances Times
Thursdays         August 15, 22                               7:30 pm
Fridays               August 9, 16, 23                          7:30 pm
Saturday           August 24                                      2:00 pm
Saturdays         August 10, 17                               7:30 pm            
Sundays             August 11, 18, 25                        2:00 pm

Love, Lies and the Lottery    By Jim Hesselman             October 11 to 27, 2024
Director: Sue Riedel                  Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: August 27, 2024
Peter is an unlucky guy. With a treacherous soon-to-be ex-wife, an overbearing mother and a not-so-bright best friend, he just can’t catch a break. When he finds a winning lottery ticket worth $510 million, his luck seems to turn around, but with just a couple of days left to cash in the ticket, this bizarre band of characters must navigate mistaken identities, psychics and the home shopping network to secure the grand prize!

Peter Oostendorp, male, mid 40s to early 50s, mild-mannered, fair and honest
Beatrice Oostendorp, female, late 60s-early 80s, Peter’s mother, very Scandinavian but with a racy side
Rachel Oostendorp, female, late 30s to 40s, Peter’s soon-to-be ex. Seems sweet but is really a narcissist and can’t be trusted
Martin Gillete, mid 20s to early 40s, Peter’s best friend. Great looking, well meaning, not too bright.
Alfred Otch, male, 70s-80s, Beatrice’s skinny, slow-moving fiancé.
Monica, female, 20s, beautiful and sweet, works for the “Psychic Network” (a front for an escort service)
A Plumber/An Orderly, male, 20s-60s, stereo-typical burley blue collar worker as the plumber. Well-meaning, overworked caregiver as the orderly.

Performances Times
Thursdays         October 17, 24                             7:30 pm            
Fridays               October 11, 18, 25                     7:30 pm
Saturday           October 26                                    2:00 pm
Saturdays         October 12, 19                             7:30 pm            
Sundays             October 13, 20, 27                     2:00 pm

Seasonal Allergies    By Katherine DiSavino and Kevin Mead                December 6 to 22, 2024
Director: Sue Riedel                  Anticipated Rehearsal Start Date: October 29, 2024
What are the holidays without a little chaos? Julia’s life is turned upside down when her soon-to-be-divorced brother shows up unexpectedly and stays from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Don’t miss this funny, heartwarming comedy about friends, family and holiday stresses.

Julia Shelby, female, late 30s-early 40s, professional chef, confident, nurturing
Thomas Shelby, male, late 30s-early 40s, Julia’s very successful husband, web designer who works from home
Charlie Shelby, male or female, 8-10, Julia & Thomas’s child. This role will be cast at a later date, and auditions will be by invitation only
Pete Dumbowski, male, mid 30s, Julia’s younger brother, getting divorced, a bit lost
J.D. Cusimano, male, late 30s-mid 40s, Thomas’s best friend, huge Jets fan
Alison Cusimano, female, late 30s-early 40s, lawyer, 8-months pregnant, constantly complaining but loving every minute of it
Emily Cantwell, female, 30s, widow, neighbor, loves recycling and Pinterest

Performances Times
Thursdays         Dec 12, 19                                     7:30 pm            
Fridays               Dec 6, 13, 20                                7:30 pm
Saturday           Dec 21                                            2:00 pm
Saturdays         Dec 7, 14                                        7:30 pm            
Sundays             Dec 8, 15, 22                                2:00 pm

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