Participants must pre-register for an audition slot or call the office and be added to the sign-up list as auditions are by appointment only. ONLY 25 spots per slot are available.There is no cost to audition or perform.

Piedmont Players Theatre Youth is holding open auditions for the youth production, Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This timeless classic will be presented on stage in the Norvell Theatre this March.


Auditions Dates

Tuesday, Jan 8 at 4pm and 5pm at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher Street in downtown Salisbury.


Wednesday, Jan 9 at 4pm and 5pm at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher Street in downtown Salisbury.

Each audition slot lasts one hour, please prepare to stay the entire time until you are released. You will be notified prior to leaving if you are called back.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds from Elementary thru High School are encouraged to audition. Youth productions are perfect for actors age 6- 18 years.



Character List

Hamlet - The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist.

Claudius - The King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle, and the play’s antagonist.

Gertrude - The Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, recently married to Claudius.

Polonius - The Lord Chamberlain of Claudius’s court, a pompous, conniving old man.

Horatio - Hamlet’s close friend, who studied with the prince at the university in Wittenberg.

Ophelia - Polonius’s daughter, a beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love.

Laertes - Polonius’s son and Ophelia’s brother, a young man who spends much of the play in France.

Fortinbras - The young Prince of Norway, whose father the king (also named Fortinbras) was killed by Hamlet’s father.

The Ghost - The specter of Hamlet’s recently deceased father.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern - Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet.

Osric - The foolish courtier who summons Hamlet to his duel with Laertes.

Voltimand And Cornelius - Courtiers whom Claudius sends to Norway to persuade the king to prevent 

Fortinbras from attacking.

Marcellus And Bernardo - The officers who first see the ghost walking the ramparts of Elsinore and who 

summon Horatio to witness it.

Francisco - A soldier and guardsman at Elsinore.

Reynaldo - Polonius’s servant, who is sent to France by Polonius to check up on and spy on Laertes.

Mama Mia
Audition Dates: Feb 12 & 13

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Junie B Jones
Audition Dates: March 19 & 20

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Audition Dates: May 28 & 29

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The Wiz
Audition Dates: June 11 & 12

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