About the project and the company

Vashon Repertory Theatre seeks union and non-union actors for the Summer 2022 world premiere production of Somewhere Between, a new musical.

Self-tape audition is due by Wednesday, March 9 at 5:00pm.


Benjamin is coming of age—ten years late!  While the small town dreamer tinkers on a motorbike and a vague plan to see the world, his long-time sweetheart urges him towards marriage, and his influential father lines him up a dream job. Ben struggles to decide which way to go, while worried his biggest decisions are being impacted by his cyclothymic mood swings. Pressure mounts when a charismatic stranger appears, and his dad’s political ambitions expose old resentments and new financial strains.  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN is about blazing your own trail in life, while dodging the path your loved ones want to put you on.

The world of SOMEWHERE BETWEEN should reflect the racial diversity of present day United States. Actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for all roles. See breakdown later in this posting.


Book, Music & Lyrics by Alan Becker

Orchestrations by Tony- and Grammy-winner Steve Orich

Directed by Hattie Claire Andres

Produced by Vashon Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Tiencken, Producing Artistic Director)

Key Production Dates

  • Workshop: March 31 – April 3, 2022 or April 7 – April 10, 2022

  • Rehearsals: June 11 – July 7, 2022

  • Tech: July 8 – 14, 2022

  • Performances: July 15 – 16, July 22 – 24, and July 29 – 31, 2022

Rehearsals will take place in Seattle and on Vashon Island, depending on cast & creative team residences. Tech rehearsals and performances will take place at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Audition Materials & Instructions

Actors are asked to audition via self-tape with a side and song from the show. Demo and accompaniment tracks are provided. Self-tapes should be uploaded to an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link and shared in the audition submission form below.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS AUDITION MATERIALS (sides, music, script, demos)


COVID Safety

Vashon Repertory Theatre takes the utmost care to protect our company members and audiences by following current public health best practices and union guidelines. Vashon Repertory Theatre requires that all artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Location of Audition

Callbacks will take place in person on Vashon Island and in Seattle.

Other details

Please see the VRT website for details. If you have questions, you may email Production Manager Meghan Ames (

Audition requirements

Self tape of sides and sheet music provided from the show. No a cappella auditions please. See sides packet for more information.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Benjamin (he/him), late 20’s. Baritenor or Tenor.
An enthusiastic, free spirit on a complacent path to marry his high-school sweetheart as he yearns to re-create the happy home he remembers from childhood before his mom died. His growing yearning to explore the world beyond his small town, expectations from friends and family, and an evolving relationship with his sexual identity all come to a head as he experiences a depressive episode.
Kate (she/her), late 20’s. Alto Belt.
Ben’s fiancé, sensible and smart, says what she thinks and does what she wants. She helps her Aunt Alice run the town cafe. Her ambitious plans to expand the business into a community space and start a family with Ben are shaken up when Travis arrives.
Roger (he/him), 50’s - 60’s. Baritone or Bass.
Ben’s dad, a realtor and conservative town councilman who covets a chance at state office. He rarely softens from the characteristics engrained during his military time, so he has trouble communicating that he does love and care for Ben.
Alice (she/her), 40’s to 60’s. Mezzo
Kate’s aunt, a warm, caring woman who runs the cafe. All seek her advice because she’s smart, with strong principles. Sharp comedic timing..
Travis (he/him), 30’s. Baritenor or Tenor.
ALREADY CAST. An appealing, charismatic artist who shows up in town for mysterious reasons. Thoughtful, poetic, but down to earth and with a droll sense of humor, he makes everyone think twice about their lives. - Please note: the role of Travis is already cast for this production.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

self-tape due by March 9 at 5 pm

Pay type

Contract (union or other)

Audition location


Pay type

AEA Guest Artist: $340/wk PLUS pension & health; Non-union: $1000 stipend; All actors will be reimbursed for ferry fares. AEA Guest Artist: $340/wk PLUS pension & health; Non-union: $1000 stipend; All actors will be reimbursed for ferry fares.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

March 13 and 14

Submission instructions

Click the link in the audition information to fill the form with a link to your YouTube or Vimeo self-tape.

Union Requirements

Open to All

Website specific to project

Sides or script location

Equity Contract

Non-Union, Equity (AEA)