Miners Alley Playhouse announces auditions on the Colorado Theatre Guild website, Actor’s Equity, and through the Miners Alley Facebook Page. Current auditions are listed below when available.

Auditions for “Amelia’s Big Idea”:

Amelia’s Big Idea –
a TYA musical created by Heather Beasley, Richard Cannaday, and Edie Carey

About the Show
In this Theater for Young Audiences musical, the actors play their own instruments and play multiple characters. (Stylistically, think of shows like Once, Frog and Toad, and Shakespeare Abridged.)
This show relies on audience participation and appeals to ages 3 and up. The show is performed by adult actors and show length runs just under 1 hr. Actors will be expected to interact with the kids in the lobby before the show and say good-bye to the kids after the show as the audience leaves.

Play Description
Ten-year-old Amelia Smart wants to build a dog park. Her pet Gadget needs a safe place to play, but her big idea to transform Townville will take a lot of work! Along her way, Amelia gets help from the Mayor, the Librarian, Mr. Delivery, and other citizens of Townville. Kids will learn about teamwork, community, and civic ambition through catchy songs and live acoustic music played by the performers.

Artistic Team
Director: Jenna Moll Reyes
Music Director: Angela Steiner
Stage Manager: Xander Claypool

Rehearsal dates
: Jan 8, 2024 – Jan 21, 2024 (rehearsal times will be based on availability, so please include daytime and evening conflicts in your initial interest email)
Tech Rehearsals: Jan 23, 2024 – Jan 26, 2024
Possible pick-up rehearsals: March 5th – March 8th 

Saturday – January 27, 2024 – 1 pm
Saturday – Feb 3, 2024 – 1pm
Saturday – February 10, 2024 – 1pm
*Jan 29-Feb 9th possible weekday shows may be added
Saturday – March 9, 2024 – 1pm
Saturday – March 16, 2024 – 1pm
Saturday – March 23, 2024 – 11am and 1 pm
Saturday – March 30, 2024 – 11am and 1pm
Saturday – April 6, 2024 – 11am and 1pm
*March 11-April 5th possible weekday shows may be added


Auditions will be by invitation, based on submissions received.
Please email your headshot and resume, any daytime/evening conflicts for the Jan, Feb, and March dates listed above, and a 1-2 minute clip of you singing and playing your instrument to with AMELIA’S BIG IDEA AUDITION in the subject line, by December 8th, 2023.

Auditions will be on Monday, December 11th at Miners Alley Playhouse, from 5-9pm.

Callbacks will be on Monday, December 18th at Miners Alley Playhouse, from 5-9pm.
Additional details will be emailed to those that are invited to callbacks.

Audition Location

Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Ave., Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401

(Entrance is on 13th St. & Miners Alley by the bronze statue of the cowboy holding his saddle. Parking in the lot next to the building is free for the first two hours daytimes, and after 5 p.m.)

Contract and Pay Information

Miners Alley Playhouse is an Equity SPT 1 professional theater and abides by all Equity rules and regulations. For Amelia’s Big Idea, we will only have contracts for non-union actors. The production pays a $1200 stipend with an additional $75 for each added show. 

Auditioning for All Roles

ACTOR 1 – AMELIA SMART –  A ten-year-old girl.
Female identifying – 20’s –  BIPOC+ performer preferred
Essential Skills: strong singer, strong mover.
Vocal range: Mezzo – Soprano
Bonus: ability to tap dance, and/or play an instrument

ACTOR 2 – MUSICIAN/DELIVERY/ CONSTRUCTION WORKER, REPORTER, etc. – Male identifying, transgender, or non-binary – 20’s-50’s – no race/ethnicity specified
Vocal range: Can flex based on casting
Essential Skills: Plays an instrument

No gender preference – 20’s-30’s – no race/ethnicity specified
Vocal range: Can flex based on casting
Essential Skills: Plays an instrument

ACTOR 4 – MAYOR MEEKS/HAVARTI/MRS. BASTIAN/MOTHER’S VOICE etc. – Female identifying, transgender, or non-binary – 20’s-40’s – no race/ethnicity specified
Vocal range: Alto
Essential Skills: Plays an instrument

Actors of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities are encouraged to submit. In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
***(Language developed by Kevin Kantor and Emily Tarquin from the Actors Theatre of Louisville).

Questions? Email