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"South Pacific" - by Rodgers and Hammerstein - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.) - REVIEW

"South Pacific" - by Rodgers and Hammerstein - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 14, 2024 through June 23, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.) - REVIEW

"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 25, 2024 through August 3, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Next to Normal" - by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.) - REVIEW

"Next to Normal" - by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 2, 2024 through June 30, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Guys and Dolls" - Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling & Frank Loesser - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

"Guys and Dolls" - Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling & Frank Loesser - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 7, 2024 through June 30, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Proof" - by David Auburn - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"Proof" - by David Auburn - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 7, 2024 through June 16, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Almost, Maine" - by John Cariani - Stratton Players (Fitchburg, MA.) - REVIEW

"Almost, Maine" - by John Cariani - Stratton Players (Fitchburg, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 7, 2024 through June 15, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Sealed for Freshness" - by Doug Stone - New Players Theatre Guild (Fitchburg, MA.) - REVIEW

"Sealed for Freshness" - by Doug Stone - New Players Theatre Guild (Fitchburg, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 31, 2024 through June 9, 2024 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Toni Stone" - by Lydia R. Diamond - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Toni Stone" - by Lydia R. Diamond - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 17, 2024 through June 16, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

Performances: May 25, 2024 through August 3, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Next to Normal" - By Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

"Next to Normal" - By Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

Performances: June 2, 2024 through June 30, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Guys and Dolls" - Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling & Frank Loesser - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.)

"Guys and Dolls" - Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling & Frank Loesser - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.)

Performances: June 7, 2024 through June 30, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Fade" - by Tanya Saracho - Teatro Chelsea (Chelsea, MA.)

"Fade" - by Tanya Saracho - Teatro Chelsea (Chelsea, MA.)

Performances: June 19, 2024 through June 30, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Wipeout" - by Aurora Real de Asua - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

"Wipeout" - by Aurora Real de Asua - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

Performances: July 5, 2024 through July 28, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Disney's "Frozen" - Lee, Lopez & Anderson-Lopez - North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA.)

Disney's "Frozen" - Lee, Lopez & Anderson-Lopez - North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, MA.)

Performances: July 9, 2024 through July 21, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"All Shook Up" - by Joe DiPietro - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.)

"All Shook Up" - by Joe DiPietro - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.)

Performances: July 12, 2024 through July 21, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Queen of Versailles" - by Stephen Schwartz - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

"The Queen of Versailles" - by Stephen Schwartz - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: July 16, 2024 through August 18, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Outsider"- by Paul Slade Smith - Vokes Players at Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre (Wayland, MA.)

"The Outsider"- by Paul Slade Smith - Vokes Players at Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre (Wayland, MA.)

Performances: July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2024 at 8:00pm August 1, 2 & 3, 2024 at 8:00pm July 20 & 27, 2024 at 2:00pm August 3, 2024 at 2:00pm (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"OVO" - by Cirque Du Soleil at the Agganis Arena (Boston, MA.)

"OVO" - by Cirque Du Soleil at the Agganis Arena (Boston, MA.)

Performances: July 20, 2024 through July 28, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Evil Dead the Musical" - by George Reinblatt - Theatre Company of Saugus (Saugus, MA.)

Performances: October 11, 2024 through October 20, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Average Hospital" - by Mary Darling - Museful Intent (Sturbridge, MA.)

Performances: June 7, 2024 through June 16, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Tony Trischka to Perform at Club Passim (Cambridge, MA.)

One Night Only! June 8, 2024 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.

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Rufus Wainwright performs at the City Winery (Boston, MA.)

Two Shows Only! May 24, 2024 at 6:30pm May 24, 2024 at 9:30pm

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"Making God Laugh" - by Sean Grennan - Georgetown Theatre Workshop (Byfield, MA.)

Performances: May 11, 2024 through May 19, 2024 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Parade" - by Jason Robert Brown - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: March 11, 2025 through March 23, 2025 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Escape to Margaritaville" the Jimmy Buffett musical - Theatre III (Acton, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Escape to Margaritaville" the Jimmy Buffett musical - Theatre III (Acton, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: June 17, 2024 (ensemble 6-7pm; leads 7-8pm, 8-9pm, or 9-9:45pm) / June 18, 2024 (ensemble 6-7pm; leads 7-8pm, 8-9pm, or 9-9:45pm) / Callbacks: June 20 , 2024 (6:30-10pm; dance 6:30-7:30pm, sing & read 7:30-10pm) / No Video Auditions

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"Evil Dead the Musical" - by George Reinblatt - Theatre Company of Saugus (Saugus, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Evil Dead the Musical" - by George Reinblatt - Theatre Company of Saugus (Saugus, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: July 8, 2024 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm / July 9, 2024 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm / July 11, 2024 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm / Callbacks July 13, 2024 starting at 1:00pm

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"Dogfight" - by Peter Duchan, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Worcester County Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Dogfight" - by Peter Duchan, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Worcester County Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: July 14, 2024 slots beginning at 6:30pm July 15, 2024 slots beginning at 6:30pm Callbacks: July 21, 2024 at 1:00pm

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"Steel Magnolias" - by Robert Harling - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Steel Magnolias" - by Robert Harling - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: July 16 and 17, 2024 at 7:00pm sharp All auditions are by appointment only. Callbacks to be scheduled as needed.

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"Lord of the Flies" - William Golding, Nigel Williams - City on a Hill Arts (Ashby, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Lord of the Flies" - William Golding, Nigel Williams - City on a Hill Arts (Ashby, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: August 24, 2024 and August 26, 2024 at 6:30pm SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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METRMag AUDITION LINK PORTAL

METRMag AUDITION LINK PORTAL

Dozens of individual links that will take you direct to the sites of many theatre companies in Massachusetts that may be holding auditions.

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Kevin has over 35 years of theatre experience as writer, actor, producer and director.

From 2005 to 2008 he served as adjunct theatre professor at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. and has directed shows at Clark University, Bentley College and WPI. 


For 20 years he ran the theatre company “K & K Productions, Inc.” in Worcester, MA. 

For 12 years he directed the middle school musicals at West Boylston Middle High School. He has directed shows all over Massachusetts.

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