AUDITIONS!!!! Work with the pros right here in Orange County! SOC: Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (formerly The Grove Shakespeare Festival) is having open auditions and they are coming soon. SOC performs in the 600 seat outdoor Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, and the 2017 season will be its 39th year of bringing professional Shakespeare to Orange County. The company is made up of both AEA and non-AEA actors and artists, and offers AEA, non-AEA, paid and unpaid positions for actors. The AEA contract is a Tier One- Guest Artist.


FEB 4- Auditions at UCI 3-6 PM
FEB 11- Auditions at CHAPMAN 9-5 PM
FEB 18- Auditions at CSUF 9:30 -11:30 AM
MARCH 18- SOC past Company member auditions at SOC
MARCH 19- Open Auditions in SOC
MARCH 26- Callbacks in SOC
APRIL 2- Final Callbacks (if necessary) in SOC
MAY 1, 2, and 3- OCSA auditions. At OCSA.


3 time Tony nominee Harry Groener leads the cast of THE TEMPEST


Harry Groener (3 time Tony nominee, La Drama Critics' Best Actor for KING LEAR, Ovation Award Best Actor, Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor) leads the company as Prospero in THE TEMPEST. All other roles in the season are available. THE TEMPEST will be followed by HENRY IV, PT 1, and the G&S musical THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. NOTE: No AEA contracts for PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Audition for one show, two shows, or the season.



THE TEMPEST- Rehearsals will begin in Garden Grove around the first week of June. Schedule TBA. Previews July 8,9,13,14 Opens July 15. Plays TH, FR and SA nights at 8 PM. Closes July 29.

HENRY IV, PT. 1- Rehearsals will begin around July 9 in Garden Grove. Schedule TBA. Previews August 11, opens August 12. Plays TH, FR, SA nights at 8 PM. Closes August 26.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE-Rehearsals will begin around August 14. Schedule TBA. Previews September 7 at 7:30pm. Opens September 8 and plays TH, FR, SA, and SUNDAYS at 7:30 PM. Closes September 23.



2 minutes of Shakespeare. Can be 2 one minute contrasting pieces, or 1 two minute piece. Also, a song if you choose. No accompanist. Bring music on phone, or a capella. We may videotape you also. Note: There is singing in all three plays.



MARCH 26 and APRIL 2 at The Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove.


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Artistic Director: John Walcutt
Associate Artistic Director: Mike Peebler
Managing Director: Tess Lina
Casting Director: Amelia Barron